ABOUT HIGHLAND RIDGE HOSPITAL — ACADIA
Set on ten acres of green space to the south of Salt Lake City, Highland Ridge Hospital is a behavioral health and addiction treatment hospital operated by Acadia Healthcare. This Midvale, Utah, facility provides medical detox, inpatient treatment for adults, and intensive outpatient programs for adults and adolescents struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders. Treatment is trauma-informed and holistic, incorporating evidence-based psychotherapy and experiential modalities. Among the more than 500 Acadia facilities nationwide is a long-term.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Initial assessments for treatment at Acadia’s Highland Ridge Hospital are available by medical referral or on a walk-in basis. Both physical and psychosocial evaluations are provided. Clients are typically enrolled in a primary psychiatric or addictive diseases track or the.
Inpatient treatment that begins with detoxification takes place in a setting the hospital’s website describes as “serene.” While individualized care is emphasized, all detox plans involve nutritional treatment.
Substance use disorder patients can expect to attend multiple groups each day, including educational sessions and 12-step meetings. In addition to individual psychotherapy and family counseling, patients also participate in suchas meditation, yoga, pet therapy, and art therapy.
Patients enrolled in partial hospitalization (PHP), or day programming, meet for up to 30 hours per week and those in intensive outpatient programming (IOP) for up to 12 hours. Both levels of outpatient care are available to address psychiatric and chemical dependency conditions and involve the same modalities as inpatient treatment. The IOP also incorporates random drug screenings.
begins during treatment, and is a priority in each program.
According to the hospital’s website, Highland Ridge employs psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses, licensed substance abuse counselors, and clinical social workers.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Highland Ridge Hospital is an 83-bed facility. Additionally, housing is available for PHP patients. On-site recreational activities include gym-based exercise, Wii games, and movie nights.
The 14 individuals polled to date by Best-rehabs.com indicated strong satisfaction with several aspects of accommodations. Nine and 13 reviewers contributed to an average rating of 4.1 out of five stars for the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep and its meals and nutrition, respectively. Two identified food as a strength, while three noted that the facility needed updating. Eight ratings for exercise and leisure activities fared favorably also, averaging 3.8 stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the 10 reviews received by Best-rehabs.com from former patients at Highland Ridge Hospital, one-third characterized their treatment program as life-saving. Together, the 10 awarded an average rating of 4.4 out of five stars for the effectiveness of treatment.
Several reviewers complimented the staff, representing treatment team members as empathetic. “Especially the nurses made me feel like I was human again,” one alum wrote. Another expressed appreciation for a doctor’s helpful explanations.
Although three alumni described participating in ongoing care and contact with the hospital after discharge, one complained of receiving no aftercare. The alum joined one other in characterizing their experience as overly restrictive, feeling “like a prison.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
All three reviews received to date from affiliated friends and family members were highly favorable. Two rated the effectiveness of treatment five stars and one awarded four stars. They offered the same ratings for the staff’s level of training and experience and chose four stars apiece for family participation.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The single staff review received by Best-rehabs.com was also generally positive. The anonymous reviewer gave the facility five out of five stars for its overall treatment effectiveness and counseling options, four stars for its co-occurring disorders treatment and family program, and three stars for its holistic offerings. They also suggested that more training for staff would be appropriate.
According to the Highland Ridge Hospital website, most private insurance plans are accepted, as well as Medicare, Utah’s Medicaid, TRICARE, and private pay. Six individuals polled on the affordability of treatment contributed to a favorable average rating of 3.7 stars.