Drug Rehab in Utah
  Utah Young Adult Treatment Programs
  by NewRoadsTreatment.com

DBT in Drug Rehab: Core Mindfulness

DBT is something we utilize everyday with our clients starting the addiciton recovery process.  Our resident in DBT skills leader Kristen has once again shared with us some very valuable tools that can help in recovery. Today's skill is Core Mondfulness, using the "what" and "how" skills.
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Group Counseling as a Means of Substance Abuse Counseling

Group counseling or group therapy is one of the most common treatment models for substance abuse, but little is known about its effectiveness.  Its focus is usually on one type of problem such as addiction.

Some of the good things that group therapy has done for individuals in a drug treatment center are:

Provides hope

Shows that others have experienced the same things

Gives advice

Shows that one can receive good things by giving

Provides a group format to discuss family issues

Learning behaviors through watching others

Two important professional issues to consider are to make sure that the clients are informed about the group process and therefore have given an informed consent and to emphasize the importance of confidentiality.


New Roads Drug Rehab Hot Wings!

New Roads Hot Wings

Serves 6-8

Some of the Best tasting Hot Wings prepared in any Utah drug rehab facility, or state eatery.  The Taste is preferred by our drug rehab clients.  We have them regularly on our weekly menu.  The flavor profile is preferred over other Hot Wing Restaurants.  They are prepared in the oven and not fried in oil, but baked to a golden crispy crunch.  We add just the correct amount of seasonings, but start with a fresh chicken wing.  We marinate the wings just right and add our special blend of wings.  Again, some of the Best Hot Wings served in any Utah drug treatment center.

5#’s of Fresh Chicken Wings

2 Tbsp of kosher salt

2 Tbsp of Season Salt

1 Tbsp of Garlic Powder

2 Tbsp of Cayenne Pepper

Using Plastic gloves combine all above ingredients’ into a large mixing bowl, mixing and tossing well.  Let marinate for a minimum of 2 hours. Keep refrigerated, and covered.  Lay wings on a pan sprayed with food release or lay on top of baker’s paper.  Place in pre-heated oven at 350°F.  Bake for 30 minutes, remove and flip the wings over and place back into oven for an additional 30 minutes.  Check the internal temp of a drumette, it should read 165°F.move from oven.


1 stick of butter, melted

½ cup of Brown Sugar

1 Tbsp of Ancho Chile powder

¼ cup of Franks Hot Sauce

Combine above ingredients into a medium sauce pan.  Blend Brown Sugar, Ancho Chili Powder into Melted butter.  Make sure to not use high heat, and do not burn.  Combine Franks Hot Sauce and mix well with a wire whisk.   Set aside.

After Wings have marinated for 2 hours and properly baked.  Combine wings and sauce, toss together and let set for approx. 15 minutes before eating.


Sunday Meal – New Roads Transitional Utah Drug Rehab

Hello to everyone!

The following is our menu and shopping list for Sundays drug treatment extended care community meal.

French Onion Soup w/ baguettes and melted swiss
Caesar Salad
French Bread
Swiss Cheese melted on top
Vanilla and Choc Shakes

Taking into consideration there is a certain budget, the community stays within that amount.  There were extra onions at the RTC that were donated.  The clients prepared the Soup in advance.
We believe that no matter what culture, religion, or part of the world you are from, the best way to build a family is to break bread together.  Every Sunday our sober living community - that are transitioning into the real world after their Utah drug rehab stay - come together and make a meal with the help from everybody.
On Saturday or Sunday the drug treatment center community designates a few folks to go shopping:

Shopping List:

2-Bagquetess, ask bakery to slice into small slices
2-loaves of French bread
2# Grated Swiss Cheese
2 bags of chopped romaine
1-14 oz bottle Caesar Classic dressing
1 gallon of Choc Ice cream
1 gallon of Vanilla Ice cream
1 small bottle of choc syrup
1 box of croutons
1 small bottle of Parmesan
1 gallon of Milk


Cheesecakes for Addiction Recovery

Clients at New Roads Treatment Center in Provo are baking cheesecakes to finance scholarships for young adults who cannot afford drug treatment.

New Roads chef Robert Soria and clients of the drug treatment center went door-to-door beginning last week, selling cheesecakes and then delivering the finished product the next day. Soria supervises baking the cheesecakes at the facility kitchen. Proceeds from the dessert sales go to the New Roads Foundation, where the money will fund treatment scholarships for young adults who cannot afford it.

"We're getting tremendous feedback," Soria said. "We do make a very, very nice cheesecake."

Soria and four to six clients go out, sell the desserts then return to New Roads kitchen and make cheesecakes to fill those orders. They box the cakes and deliver them in person. They've filled 55 orders in the last few days. The clients were hesitant to approach potential customers at first, but warmed to the task after they made a couple of sales.

"The patrons are overwhelmed and surprised with the quality of the cakes. They were wowed by the taste of the cakes," Soria said.

New Roads cheesecake bakers will take orders from anywhere in the county.

"As long as I'm given 24-hours notice, a physical address and a phone number, I'll deliver," Soria said. "The clients are resourceful."

The cost is $15.99 for a whole strawberry, chocolate or New York style cheesecake. Orders can be phoned in to (801) 669-5860, faxed to (801) 669-5849 or e-mailed to robert@newroadstreatment.com. The cakes will be baked and delivered this week.

Food vendors donated most of the ingredients. New Roads LLC pays the clients' salaries and the cost of remaining materials. Profits from the dessert sales go to the foundation, which covers costs at the treatment center for young adults who cannot pay.

Soria has been in the culinary business all his adult life, after graduating from a culinary institute in California. Then he worked with a kosher master chef and ultimately went to corporate restaurant work and began consulting and traveling. Most of his work was done in the Middle East, including opening a Pizza Hut in Gaza. But it's gone now, he says.

Soria is the facility chef and teaches culinary arts to residents. Clients are paid for their work in the kitchen and as they become more proficient their salary is raised. Like the many of the New Roads management, Soria lost a child to heroin addiction. He knows treatment and follow-up isn't enough -- the clients must leave their old roads behind and take new healthy roads.

New Roads Treatment Centers were conceived by a group of Utah business leaders who had seen firsthand the ravages of addiction on their loved ones. They organized to provide affordable, effective treatment to young adults.


Jordan Harmon Joins New Roads!

We would like to welcome Jordan Harmon, CSW to the New Roads team.  Jordan has been with us a few months now working with clients from our drug rehab residential program, transitional drug treatment program, and pornography addiction division.  Welcome Jordan!  A little more about him from his bio...

Jordan Harmon, CSW
“I have found it of enormous value when I can permit myself to understand another person.” – Carl Rogers (1902-1987)
Carl Rogers’ work in developing what he came to call the Person Centered Approach has impacted me greatly as a therapist, a husband, a father, a friend, and as a person in general. The philosophy that guides my practice and hopefully my life is the powerful idea that understanding and accepting one’s self and one another is the basis for healing and growth.
Though I utilize a variety of therapeutic interventions in my practice I find that the most effective intervention is that of fostering a therapeutic relationship. Such a relationship allows those involved to experience genuine empathy, acceptance, and unconditional positive regard.
I earned a graduate degree in social work from the University of South Carolina where I emphasized in individual, family, and group therapy. During internships there and since that time I have been fortunate to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and in a variety of professional settings. In my practice I have provided therapy for those suffering from the following issues: addiction, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, effects of trauma, relationship difficulties, anger, grief and loss, and managing chronic mental illness.
Though these issues can be overwhelming for individuals and families I have consistently been reinforced in my belief of the resilience of the human spirit and the reality of healing. I find great satisfaction in growing as a person as I am privileged to join with others who are on their own path of growth.


Aubrey Riddle, LCSW Joins the New Roads Treatment Team

Aubrey has worked in a variety of settings including county mental health, intensive outpatient substance abuse, as well as working with teens and families in residential drug treatment settings. Aubrey received her bachelors degree from Weber State where she majored in Social Work and minored in Child and Family Studies. She then went on to received her Masters of Social Work from Walla Walla College. Her experience includes individual therapy, family therapy, experiential therapy, processing and specialty group therapy, as well as Sandtray therapy. Aubrey is passionate about the impact of families and their involvement in the change process as well as the power of experiential, recreational, and play therapy to enhance the therapeutic process. She loves what she does and is grateful for the opportunity to work with young adults in their journey towards maturity and independence.


Factors in Addressing Young Professionals in Drug Rehab

As support staff, counselors, therapists, or directors, there are a number of factors that are issues in the treatment of addicted young adult professionals.  It may not be a huge difference in a larger picture, but many times successful recovery and sobriety lies  within the details of a specifically designed and carried out treatment plan.

A drug treatment team must have a nondiscriminatory attitude as part of its culture.  This must also come from the client culture as well.  This culture will be conducive to gaining knowledge of the responsibility as a counselor and as positive peer member.  Addiction treatment for professionals requires a high level of competence and legal and moral standards from the directors down to the trenches of support staff.

With confidentiality issues weighing heavy on the mind of a young adult professional seeking treatment from drug addiction it is important that a drug rehab facility understand the sensitivity of this subject.  Confidentiality of clients is made a priority so that other important issues can be focused on as well such as interpersonal relationships, trauma, or family dynamics.


Success Strategy for Drug Treatment

Many addicts delay the preparation process for drug rehab because thy dread having to come to grips with some of the issues from their past and current life as well.  New Roads Treatment Centers knows this is a difficult time for both addicts and loved ones and we have created a open an easy process for admissions.

There are a number of “obstacles” that will stand in your way to succeed in recovery.  Among these are a lack self-exploration, trying to “finish” something that has no time frame, and trying to be perfect in recovery.  All of these must be taken into consideration during the drug and alcohol rehab process.  It is a mental marathon of sorts that has a large impact of your future.

Just like a marathon runner it is important to work your way up to the full challenge of sobriety.  A success strategy is something you can incorporate into a drug treatment plan:

1.               Find a good source for information and support.

2.               If you are willing to make a larger time investment, consider becoming knowledgeable and using different philosophies and treatment modalities.

3.               In your minds eye go through the process of a drug rehab center and what a positive outcome will look like.  Take your time and think about applying strategies and goals.

4.               Allow for yourself to make mistakes without killing yourself emotionally.  Rehab is a process that includes peaks and valleys, setbacks and accomplishments.  It takes time.


Life Skills for Our Young Adult Drug Rehab Program

It is not often as a young adult 18-25 to both have the understanding and opportunity to get and apply good advice.  Finding yourself in a drug rehab program so early in life allows for this realization.  Maybe the way you were doing things wasn’t working and there are some lessons that can be learned in a little easier manner.

Some advice for our clients in young adult drug rehab is that although you are planning for your future using a variety of life skills, it is still necessary to take it one day at a time therapeutically.  Planning for the future and staying in the moment is not a simple lesson to learn.  Through effective addiction treatment, life coaching, and peer counseling it can be achieved over a period of time.

It is always important for this young adult population to keep moving forward while in drug treatment.  Whether they are learning new skills or trades or furthering their education, keeping momentum going for real life can have an empowering effect on a client in structured rehab facility.