Addiction is a complex biopsychosocial disorder frequently driven by co-occurring mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, or trauma. Severe substance use disorder (SUD) often requires clinical treatment for an extended period to include different levels of care to support sobriety.
At Recovery Ways, an individualized treatment plan for a new patient starts with intensive clinical and diagnostic screening. This includes up to nine clinical assessments with specialized psychological testing available.
This comprehensive process begins during admissions and often reveals misdiagnosed or undiagnosed disorders that can change the course of treatment. Pinpointing the most supportive and comprehensive course of treatment for a client can dramatically increase their quality of life and reduce the chance of relapse.
“Roughly 50 percent of our patients get diagnosed with a mental illness that hasn’t been diagnosed before. That’s one of the reasons they relapse. They’re self-medicating their mental health condition,” says Dr. Duy Pham, medical director at Recovery Ways and one of the few board-certified addictionologists in the state of Utah. “We also often re-diagnose patients who have been diagnosed improperly.”
The initial diagnostic assessment is the foundation for a client’s multimodal treatment plan that concurrently addresses the SUD and any co-occurring mental health disorder. Recovery Ways offers medically supervised detoxification and multiple levels of care including residential treatment and partial hospitalization, as well as virtual intensive and traditional outpatient programs.
Recovery Ways uses a deeply holistic approach that thoroughly assesses patients and tailors highly-individualized treatment plans to address each person’s full range of needs. Our treatment team includes several board-certified addiction psychiatrists, registered nurses, primary therapists with master’s degrees, occupational and recreational therapists, as well as case managers and alumni coordinators. We realize that no two people are the same and that each patient who comes to us deserves intentional and nuanced treatment specifically tailored to them.
We believe strongly in the value and importance of family involvement. At Recovery Ways, family therapy is initiated early in the treatment process. Family members are taught how to recognize relapse triggers and how to play a role in preventing problems before they emerge. Families also learn how to help their loved ones continue their recovery journey.
As part of our holistic approach, we offer access to mutual support groups such as 12-Step facilitation (AA, NA), Refuge Recovery, SMART Recovery, or Celebrate Recovery. Additionally, our programming includes individual and group psychotherapy, family therapy, trauma therapies including EMDR and Mind-Body Bridging, pharmacotherapy, relapse prevention training, spiritual work, and social reintegration.
Occupational therapy at Recovery Ways teaches body-based strategies in state-of-the-art sensory rooms to help patients learn important self-regulation skills. Patients have the opportunity to learn these skills to better handle life’s inevitable challenges by staying in a more grounded, calm, and regulated state.
Recovery Ways also provides functional independence assistance, helping each individual with their specific challenges to include:
- Vocational/education support
- Pain management
- Leisure engagement
- Executive functioning skills
- Sleep hygiene
A treatment plan at Recovery Ways can utilize these modalities according to individual needs and preferences. We recently also added a standalone mental health primary program that offers profound and comprehensive long-term support for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. A substance use disorder is not required for admission to this program.
Our support doesn’t end upon discharge from Recovery Ways. The alumni support program actively assists individuals in the transition from treatment to home as they apply their newfound skills in daily life. As in the initial treatment phase, every patient with a substance use and mental health disorder is different and requires individualized support that may include:
- Weekly support calls for the first month
- Monthly support calls for first-year
- Comprehensive mobile app
Three to five complimentary weekly activities:
- Recovery meetings
- Friday night sports
- Monthly service projects
Recovery is a life-long process. Each year our alumni reunion brings together over 150 participants for a day of celebration and inspiration. Programming helps enable lifelong healing, so alumni never feel alone on their journey.
If you, a family member, or a friend are struggling with addiction and/or mental health, Recovery Ways wants to help. Our admissions coordinators can recommend a plan of action, suggest an interventionist, or speak with your loved one. For more information, please call us at (888) 988-5217.