Admitting to Recovery Ways

At Recovery Ways, our helpline is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week by highly-trained admissions coordinators. Our coordinators understand what you or your loved one is going through and are ready to answer any questions you may have about our program or addiction treatment. We are here to listen to any of your concerns and recommend a course of action that works best for you and your specific needs. Admitting to Recovery Ways may be one of the best decisions you can make to try and live your live sober and drug-free. Recovery Ways is committed to providing the best possible drug and alcohol treatment program.

Admissions-Related Information

How to get started.

The first thing you can do is call our admissions coordinators at 1-888-986-7848. This initial phone call covers fees, program structure and any other question you may have about residential or intensive outpatient treatment for drug & alcohol addiction. We then do an assessment and make financial arrangements, this takes approximately one hour.

Checking for medical stability.

Our staff has a 24-hour medical supervision team, however, in order to be admitted one must be medically cleared.

Making travel arrangements.

The staff at Recovery Ways can assist with travel arrangements, booking flights, hotels, and any other travel related needs. Travel is not a barrier to admitting to Recovery Ways. We want you to receive the best drug addiction treatment possible, regardless of location.

Meet with your admissions coordinator or ambassador.

When you arrive at Recovery Ways, you will meet with our admissions coordinator or ambassador. You will then fill out additional paperwork, meet our staff and receive a tour of our residential drug treatment facility.

Create your comprehensive assessment and individual recovery treatment plan

The Clinical Diagnostic Assessment we do, allows us to create an individualized recovery treatment plan. By assessing you individually, we can better assist you in the recovery process address both the physical and psychological aspects of your addiction.

Insurance Coverage

Will my insurance cover the costs associated with addiction treatment?

Recovery Ways accepts most health insurance plans and we will work with you on the uncovered amounts. Families who do not have health insurance coverage for residential drug and alcohol rehab treatment can help self-fund their treatment. If you have private insurance and are not sure if it will cover the cost of drug rehab, we can help. Our admissions coordinators can review your benefits and find out if your insurance plan and provider will cover any costs associated with addiction treatment. Our goal is making the process seamless when you’re admitting to Recovery Ways and helping in any way possible.

Other Forms of Payment

Sometimes insurance will only cover a small portion of the costs associated, and is some cases not at all. Some individuals may not have insurance coverage at all. Rest assured that Recovery Ways will still help you find treatment. Our admissions coordinators will walk you through alternate forms of securing treatment.

At Recovery Ways, we provide our patients with an environment conducive to healing and recovery from addiction. With that in mind, we have approved the following items for your stay here. Please note that all items are subject to review by the Recovery Ways staff and different levels of care will permit various items. If you have any questions about what is permitted, please feel free to reach out to our location staff or simply contact our admissions department at 888.986.7848.

What to Bring

  • Personal toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, mouthwash, body lotion, sunscreen etc. All items must be alcohol and propellant-free (pump-style only).
  • Clothing: Bring enough clothing for 2 weeks. Please do not bring more than 2 bags. You will want clothing for warm and cool weather, gym clothing, jacket, shoes for different activities (gym, relaxing shoes, hiking shoes etc.)
  • Cigarettes or chewing tobacco. All products must be unopened.
  • Electronics: iPod, MP3 player, camera, palm pilot, recorders, or any kind of MP3 player that do not have internet capabilities. These items may not have a camera function.
  • Books, you are encouraged to bring recovery related literature and all books will be reviewed by therapist.
  • Sketch pads, journals, stationery, etc.
  • ID and insurance card
  • Debit card to have during your stay for meetings and the weekly store run. You will be able to keep $20.00 in cash on your person and we will place remaining cash, up to $200 dollars in a company safe. Cash exceeding $200 will not be allowed on the premise.
  • Beddings and linens will be provided for you.

What to Leave at Home

The following items cannot be brought along for your stay at Recovery Ways Treatment Center. All items are subject to review by the staff.

  • Drugs and/or alcohol; all medications will be given to the medical department upon admission
  • Toiletries and/or cosmetics that contain alcohol
  • Any outside food or drink
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Movies
  • Magazines
  • Candles and/or air fresheners
  • Cell phone (this will be locked in the company safe) – you will have access to landlines at the facility
  • Laptop (we have computers here for you), iPads, e-Readers, cameras
  • Vapes or E-Cigs
  • Bandanas or any clothing that makes reference to drugs and/or alcohol, gang affiliation, or is sexually explicit in anyway
  • Valuables, such as jewelry

Traveling for Drug Rehab

Contrary to popular belief, traveling for drug rehab and addiction treatment is a good thing and offers many positive benefits. It may initially seem as an aggravation or a deterrent, but the positives far outweigh the negatives. Traveling for treatment will remove you from a possibly toxic environment where physical and psychological triggers may affect your recovery experience. You or your loved one need to be in a place where the focus is on healing, and where making a sober, healthy life is paramount.


Removing an addict from their environment will help them focus on their recovery. There will be little in the way of damaging or detrimental distractions when they leave home for treatment. They will be free from risky social interactions, distanced from those who would supply them with addictive substances, and in a state of mind where they can look inward and start to heal. At Recovery Ways we want to educate our patients on how to live a sober lifestyle and arm them with the tools to return home and not relapse. Also, our locations in Salt Lake City are near some of the most beautiful nature in the country. This provides a place of comfort and serenity where one can learn new skills to have a fun life in recovery.
The benefits of traveling for drug rehab and substance abuse addiction treatment.

Fresh Outlook

Traveling for drug rehab and addiction treatment can give an addict a fresh, new perspective. They will meet individuals outside of their social group and learn new skills from the example set by our clinicians and patients further along in their recovery. These new interactions will be the ground-work for building a sober network. This sober network will provide support and encouragement when things get tough at home.

Arranging Travel

Making travel arrangements for rehab can be one of the biggest barriers to entering an effective drug rehab program. Recovery Ways makes this very simple and can help make travel arrangements for you or your loved one. If you’re ready to start the admissions process please call us today. Our specialists will walk you through the entire process and review your insurance to find out if it will cover costs associated with drug or alcohol addiction rehab. Contact us here or call 888.986.7848.