Drug Rehab in Utah
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New Roads Extended Care Drug Rehab Program Snowboarding Trip

What a beautiful day on the mountain!  New Roads extended care drug treatment clients were able to take full advantage of the snowboard park at Brighton Ski Resort up Utah’s Big Cottonwood Canyon.

The day started out with the community’s morning reflections group.  Everybody was in a great mood anxiously awaiting the beautiful scenery that can only come from finding peace during drug rehab in Utah.  After stopping for one of Utah’s famous breakfast burritos it was up to the mountain resort for half pipes, rails, and a ton of snow!

The community was accompanied by Life Coach and recreational drug treatment counselors Peter Busch and Jessie Dennerline.  Clients formed groups based on experience level so that experience fostered the community to bond.  After a high energy morning full of a variety of runs a group lunch at the mountain lodge was great for recharging everybody.  A few more runs in the afternoon and no injuries(yay) and everyone was ready for a nice cup of hot chocolate and the trip home.

The next trip can’t come soon enough!


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.


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.


Research and Issues for Women in Addiction Treatment

The specific treatment of women with substance abuse disorders must take in a variety of issues and factors in order to be efficient and effective. Women dealing with drug addiction vary by location, culture, race and living circumstances.  The common thread that drug treatment centers must focus on during the recovery process are specific women’s issues and how they relate to a substance abuse disorder.

Assessments have been used to analyze data from the individual to understand the psychosocial, biological, epidemiological, and psychological influences surrounding their substance abuse disorder.  This information is then used to decide what method or treatment plan is going to be used and how to integrate gender specific programming into the plan as well.

Gender specific addiction treatment is relatively new as far as documented research and results.  In this area, the most significant findings have been that of social and cultural stigma’s relating to women and addiction, the limited resources and education at their disposal, and the psychosocial and/or psychological difficulties often instigated by physical and sexual abuse that is pervasive in the female substance abusing population. Research has also found that educating communities in treatment support activities, having women in prominent clinical roles during treatment, and employing single site services for both substance treatment and child services have had a positive effect for lasting treatment. Having specifically tailored treatment approaches and facilities is beneficial to the female population seeking to overcome addiction.


Drug Treatment Center Guidlines to Success

Finding a facility or program that meets your needs is one of the first steps to gaining control of your life through addiction treatment.  There are thousands of programs in the country with different methods, philosophies, and demographic specific treatment.  Whether you are a teenager, young adult, male, female or any other specific, choosing the program that is best for you can be the difference in long term sobriety.

Once you have made a decision and are comfortable with the location and programming to start down the road to recovery, the next step is to develop a treatment plan specific to your use, future needs, and sobriety.  This is not a one step process.  It is something that will need to adjust and adapt as your recovery does.  It will need to flexible in order to keep your interest in the difficult process of getting sober.

One of the final steps in establishing a successful transition back to real life while in drug treatment is developing relapse prevention plan, triggers and thought reframes.  This can be built into your original treatment plan but needs to be expanded upon once you have a better understanding.  Having an awareness of triggers and reframing negative thinking errors can go a long way to avoiding relapse.  If a relapse does occur it is essential to have a plan put together before hand so there are steps to follow and a support system to rely on.


New Roads Adds Joellyn Manville, LCSW to the Team

New Roads Young Adult Addiction Treatment Program

Joellyn Manville, Clinical Director

Joellyn joins New Roads as Clinical Director.  She has extensive experience in the field of inpatient substance abuse.  Her background includes direct services to individuals, groups and families, as well as in administration, supervision, and program development. Her training and experience integrates psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral approaches to healthy individuation, the development of positive self esteem, and trauma resolution.

Joellyn brings sensitivity and compassion to her expertise in restructuring patterns of self-regulation and motivation and the development of substance-free coping and social interaction.  She embodies a love of the outdoors and a passion for healthy living.


Closing the Gap in Young Adult Drug Treatment

Recent research shows the most difficult demographic of addicts to get into and provide drug rehab for is the young adult population.  Millions of young adults in the US are current users of illicit drugs.  The highest percentage of drug use is between the ages of young adults 18-20.

Substance abuse in the young adult population is highly associated with delinquency, low education achievement, suicide and other personal and family issues.  Not all substance abusers attain severe dependence, however a lot of them need specialized and specific treatment at a young adult drug rehab facility.  There is a significant gap between young people in need of rehab and those that are actually fortunate enough to be receiving addiction treatment.

8.4 percent of 18-25 year olds in the United States are in need of some sort of help for addiction, but under a tenth of them ever get it. This treatment gap is linked to a public concern regarding the effectiveness and quality of the facilities and programs that are currently in the industry.  A lot of individuals working in the healthcare setting feel that there is not a lot that can be done as far as substance abuse is concerned.  There is however, new empirically validated research supporting new kinds treatment approaches for consistent positive outcomes.


Frequently Asked Questions in Young Adult Drug Rehab

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Are there guarantees for my loved one in drug rehab?

Any quality above board treatment center can only provide each client with the tools and opportunities to take advantage of and succeed in life.  As with almost everything else in this long life there are no guarantees.  Addiction is such a tricky disease that each person affected has to have a very individualized rehab process with peaks and valleys that are unique to them.  However, if a client fully releases themselves and buys into the program, they’re chances of long-term recovery increase significantly.

How can you tell if the addiction treatment program is good for young adults?

There is no single way to tell, however there are some signs that can give an indication if a drug and alcohol facility does quality work or not.  Addiction recovery as an industry makes billions of dollars each year, reputations are abundant and information is out there to gather.  Talking with consultants who refer families to drug rehab centers can be useful.  A large indication of the quality of a treatment center is the professional staff that is employed.  A program could have the most luxurious accommodations, helicopter rides, spas, and executive chefs and be absolutely of no benefit to the client because there is no therapeutic work being done.  Just because a drug and alcohol rehab center is expensive does not mean people are recovering there.

How do I decide where is best for my loved one?

This is the golden question.  Because young adults are so dynamic and have so much life to live their treatment must be specific to them as a person and specialized to their unique characteristics.  There are thousands of drug treatment centers in the U.S., it is important to do the necessary research to make sure what a program offers matches up with the needs of the client.  Young adult treatment centers for instance, should focus on building life skills, connecting to higher education institutions and building professional habits.

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Young Adult Rehab – Top Ten Behavioral Signs for Addiction

Many struggling young adults show both behavioral and physical symptoms of possible drug or alcohol abuse.  The following are behavioral elements to watch for in individuals that may be in need of help or possible admittance to drug rehab.

Anger and/or depression cycles that have no real trigger or trauma behind them.

A new circle of peers, a distinct change in schedule, not wanting to talk about old friends or being overly dramatic in any conversation.

Showing a loss of interest in previous hobbies or interests that they may have been passionate about.

Lack of performance or failing in work or school environment or avoiding them altogether.

A loss of ambition and motivation, walking around in a haze or not really caring.

Always arguing or being defensive, acting paranoid or if everyone is just “out to get them.”

Constantly being caught in lies, unexplained money losses or buying habits.

A disregard for hygene, lowered self-worth and change in appearance.

Loss of cohearance or memory, inability to have a rational conversation.

Always isolating, staying in their room, removing themselves from any all communication with friends and loved ones.

These signs and behaviors are not guarantees a loved one is struggling with addiction.  They are simply a combination of symptoms to look for or make yourself aware of if there is suspicion of abuse.  At one time or another everybody shows a behavior or two listed here, it is when these processes become more evident and consistent over a period of time that something must be done before it is too late.


Inside Rehab – Questions with a Young Adult Treatment Counselor

How do you assess suicide risk in drug treatment?

There are the normal signs that can show some insight – depression, isolating, acting out, among others…But you never really know.  The most important aspect is to ask questions.  Many times clients just need a platform or someone to ask them if they are having these thoughts.  It is not always the easiest subject to talk about.

Narcissism in young adult treatment is normal…where does this come from?

Although this is not always the case it does show up quite often.  The addict showing traits of a narcissist does not general feelings of superiority.  It is usually a sign of strong feelings of inadequacy.

What aspects are important in choosing counseling techniques for drug rehab?

There is no easy way to figure out what is going to be most effective for the client.  It takes some time to develop a rapport.  Normally the two most import factors determining treatment for addiction are the intellectual capacity and mental health status of the client.

What are some ways of building a strong trust and rapport for addiction counseling?

Something that is really important that clients don’t realize is that it is impossible not to communicate.  All non-verbal, body language and demeanor can say a lot about how to build a safe environment and relationship.  It is important for counselors to remember the clients will have their own interpretations of their non-verbal ques as well.