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

New Roads Sausage and Peppers Pasta!

You have to keep your energy up when going through the recovery process at a drug treatment center. Anytime you can get a home cooked meal away from home it seems to raise your mood and your energy. We pride ourselves at New Roads in the ability to get our client’s freshly cooked meals that remind you of home. Drug treatment center food does not have to been bland and boring. Check out our sausage and peppers pasta!

Sausage and Peppers Pasta

20 each Andouille sausage
10 oz yellow onion, sliced thin
2 ½ oz garlic
1 can fire roasted peppers
40 oz penne noodles
10 cups diced tomatoes
2 ½ oz grated parmesan cheese
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1. Cook pasta in salted boiling water for 10 minutes, until al dente.
2. Heat oil in pan, add onions, peppers, garlic, and sauté until translucent.
3. Add sausage and tomatoes, toss everything together in pan to combine.
4. Add cooked pasta toss to combine.
5. Transfer to serving bowl
6. Top with parmesan cheese.


Psychological & Physiological Drug Treatment

Psychological or behavioral dependence refers to a person taking a chemical to satisfy a feeling or an emotional need.   This can be to cover up a traumatic event or to stop an emotion from overtaking the moment. It is described as a craving.  Usually psychological dependence appears with physiological dependence, but that is not always the case.  This is the essential difference between an addict that has a disease and an individual that is a heavy substance abuser or is just chemically dependent on a drug.


Psychoactive chemical addicts use drugs to get pleasurable and desirable psychological effects.  This can be the high of a cocaine binge, the euphoria of painkillers or heroine, or the numbness or loss of inhibitions of alcohol.  After some time though, as with any drug prescribed or not, they may only use the chemicals to avoid the withdrawal symptoms caused by their physiological dependence.  Most of the chemicals that are used by addicts cause not only a physiological dependence.


Both physiological and psychological dependence must be present to classify an individual as psychoactive chemical dependent, but not always an addict.  Often people are prescribed psychoactive chemicals for a medical condition, and they are used properly and in the correct dosage.  However, a person can become dependent because they like the psychological effects that are gained from the use.  This is when the drug is being abused and drug treatment must be used in order to help with the chemical dependence.


Treatment for these issues starts with a drug detox center.  The poisons must be properly removed from the body so that the mind and spirit can become stable and the recovery process can begin.  Drug treatment centers use a variety of therapies and methods to effectively treat the emotional and dependence issues of each client.  Many times there is a dual-diagnosis situation with addicts where they are suffering from a mental health disorder along with the substance abuse disorder.


New Roads Texas French Toast & Sausage!

French Toast

Serves 12

This French toast is a favorite among our clients and staff.  We normally serve it with our delicious maple sausage links or patties, golden hash browns, and fresh squeezed orange juice.  It is important to stay spiritually and emotionally upbeat during a stay at a drug treatment center.  It is not always easy to consistently achieve this, but great food and community bonding can help!

1 qt liquid eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons sugar

¾ cup milk

1 teaspoon cinammon

12 pieces Texas toast




  1. Using a whisk, whip all ingredients together
  2. Preheat flat top to 350 F
  3. Take piece of bread and dip in the egg mixture, make sure both sides of bread are covered.
  4. Cook on oiled flat top until lightly browned on one side, flip over and do the same on the other side.
  5. Cut from corner to corner, so the bread forms a triangle
  6. Place cut French toast in a full 2 inch hotel pan and sprinkle powdered sugar on each piece.








New Roads New York Style Cheesecake

This Cheesecake is one of the best you can get anywhere in Utah.  This dessert is a favorite among our clients and staff.  Some of the Clients from our Extended Care program sold cheesecakes to families in Orem in order to raise money for the New Roads Foundation.  New Roads Foundation is a non-profit entity that supports individuals in need of financial assistance for drug and alcohol rehab.  For more information visit www.newroadsfoundation.org.

Serves 14

1 Cup graham cracker crumbs

3 tablespoons sugar

3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, melted

1 teaspoon cinnamon

40 oz cream cheese, softened

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons flour

1 tablespoon vanilla

3 eggs

1 cup sour cream

½ cup marscapone


  • Make sure oven is turned to 350 F
  • Mix crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar, butter and cinnamon in a mixing bowl and press onto bottom of 9 inch spring form pan
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Mix cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, flour and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  • Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition, just until blended.
  • Blend in sour cream.
  • Pour over crust
  • Bake 1 hour and 5 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes, or until center is set.
  • Run a small knife around the rim of the pan to loosen cake, cool before removing the rim of pan.
  • Refrigerate for at least for hours or overnight
  • Top with your favorite fruit and sauce, or leave plain. Servee

New Roads Halibut with Cilantro Lemon Sauce

Serves 6-8

One of the best Halibut recipes served in Utah’s best young adult drug Rehab centers.  This entrée is a favorite among New Roads clients.  Clients who didn’t like fish in the past like to eat fish now because of this recipe and it is requested frequently on our weekly menu.

2# Halibut, cut into 4-6 oz portions

1 ½ cups finely chopped cilantro

¾ cup finely chopped parsley

¾ cup dill

¾  cup white wine vinegar

2 ½ cup olive or blended oil

2 whole lemons

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  • Make sure Grill is turned to medium high heat
  • To make the sauce add vinegar and gradually whisk in oil until thick, add all of the cilantro, parsley, dill and the juice of both lemons
  • Coat halibut with most of the sauce and let marinate for 30 minutes
  • Put the halibut on grill and cook until the internal temperature of the fish reaches 140 degrees
  • Add the remaining sauce evenly to each piece of fish

A great way to mix up the menu at New Roads from the normal beef or chicken meals is with this delicious and healthy feel good meal.   Halibut is low in Saturated Fat and Sodium.  It is also a good source of Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Magnesium and Potassium, and a very good source of Protein.  One of the most important aspects of drug treatment is to stay healthy and keep your body full of energy.


New Roads Bread Pudding Recipe!

What is the best way to sooth the soul during tough times?  A large dose of delicious comfort food.  Even better the desert part of a comfort food feast.  This bread pudding is great for any occasion!  This dessert is a favorite of both our staff and clients at our residential drug rehab facility.  Sometimes if they are lucky, when our extended care drug rehab program clients come over for some mentoring, they get a little taste of the pudding as well.  It is  always requested on a weekly menu. It is one of the best Bread Pudding’s served in any drug treatment center, and in Utah!

Serves 6-8

4 Eggs

2 cups of whole milk

1 cup of sugar

3 Tablespoons melted butter

1 ½ Ground Allspice

1 Teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract

½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

4 Cups of Cubed French bread

½ Cup of Raisins’ or ½ Cup Chopped Walnuts (Optional on both)

Pre Heat oven to 350 degrees

  • Mix Eggs, Milk, Sugar, Butter, Allspice and Cinnamon in large mixing bowl until well blended
  • Stir in Bread Cubes and Raisins or Walnuts
  • Grease an 11x9 greased pan
  • Spread evenly in pan
  • Bake 40-45 minutes or test using a toothpick in center of pudding
  • Suggested that you serve warm

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


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!