Lion’s Gate Recovery

Lion's Gate Recovery St. George Utah

Lion’s Gate Recovery is a faith-based recovery center for adults located in Southern Utah. Spirituality and family values are important elements to the therapeutic regime at Lion’s Gate Recovery, which incorporates the 12-step philosophy along with faith promoting activities, one-on-one counseling and adventure based counseling.


Located in the community of St. George in southern Utah, along the Arizona border, Lion’s Gate Recovery provides one of the 70 (29.8 percent) residential inpatient treatment programs in the state for individuals struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders. The program is faith-based and lasts 30, 60, or 90 days.

If necessary, the facility also provides medically-monitored detoxification to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms, offered at only 25 (10.6 percent) substance abuse treatment centers in Utah.


Upon admission, clients undergo an initial assessment to guide clinicians in developing and implementing an individualized treatment plan. Lion’s Gate Recovery blends evidence-based treatment approaches, holistic methods, and adventure therapies to promote recovery. The facility also provides pharmacogenetic testing, which helps to determine if certain medications may be appropriate. The facilities offers both medication-assisted treatment to help cravings and medication management to address symptoms of psychiatric disorders.

During residential treatment, clients participate in group, individual, and family/couples counseling sessions. Therapy sessions are designed to help clients regulate emotions and address the links between destructive thinking patterns and addictive behaviors. Clients also attend psycho-educational classes and attend motivational presentations. To involve loved ones in treatment, the facility provides Family Days for counseling sessions and educational seminars.

In addition to core programming, Lion’s Gate Recovery incorporates equine therapy and adventure-based treatments into treatment, including an outdoor ropes course. According to the facility’s website, these alternative therapies are designed to promote teamwork, communication, and responsibility. Residents may also participate in exercise programs and nutritional workshops to promote physical health and wellness.

The facility utilizes a brain-mapping method (SPECT Scans) to identify the effects of substance abuse on an individual’s brain. To treat brain areas that may have been affected, the facility provides clients with pharmaceutical-grade supplements and vitamins proven to promote brain function and regeneration.

Biosound therapy is also offered, which utilizes soothing colors, music therapy, sound frequencies, guided imagery, and biofeedback to treat a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, and insomnia. As a faith-based program, clients participate in worship services, Bible studies, and devotionals. Upon discharge from the program, clinicians may assist individuals to form a comprehensive aftercare plan to support lasting recovery.


Alpine Recovery Lodge employs a multidisciplinary staff comprised of medical specialists, licensed substance abuse counselors, case managers, and a support team. In Utah, 98.8 percent of all substance abuse treatment facilities have continuing education requirements for staff.


Lion’s Gate Recovery provides an upscale residential facility with a comfortable, homelike environment. Clients reside in spacious, shared bedrooms, and the facility features well-furnished communal areas, a fitness and game room, outdoor patios, and green space for leisure and recreation.


While has yet to receive alumni feedback to date, secondary sources revealed generally positive opinions of the facility. On Google, six individuals gave the facility the high average rating of 4.5 out of five stars. Positive opinions tended to cite the “loving” staff and the familial community as strengths of the facility. “At Lion’s Gate you become family. They truly care about you as a person and your recovery,” K.B., a representative reviewer, wrote. Alum T.M. noted that she is not LDS, but was still expected to attend church meetings. Despite this initial miscommunication, she commented upon her positive experience and results, and remarked, “ultimately happy I chose to seek help through Lions Gate.”


The sole loved one polled by at the time of the writing shared the same positive opinions as the alumni. K.A., a sibling of a client, offered a five-star rating for the facility’s overall treatment effectiveness. “Best rehab in town,” K.A. wrote, adding, “Did wonders for my bro.”


Lion’s Gate Recovery accepts a large range of private insurance providers, included Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, and Select Health.

Google Reviews

Lion’s Gate Recovery Reviews

I have been to 20 rehabs this is the one that changed my life . I have been a heroin addict since I was 14 years old . Staff is the best in the business! They helped me become a woman in recovery. I have 9 months clean .
I’m a mom who’s son is an addict and literally felt like there was no hope for my son! Until he and his girlfriend discovered Loinsgate! He kept saying I want to go there I need to go to rehab but getting an addict to actually commit to rehab that’s the hard part. I reached out to the staff at Lionsgate and they right away seem very concerned and eager to help my son and he put me in touch with Josh the director who also I thought was very determined to get my son into the facility and help him survive this addiction. Through this whole process I also met a third person willing to help my son a person they didn’t even know get well again. With lots of prayer and perseverance I was able to get my son into the facility and finally have a chance at a life again. During my whole process of frustration ,anger and sadness these three gentlemen were with me the whole way texting and calling with me just giving me the support I needed to stay strong and to try to help my son make the right decision to go into the rehab! I’ve never felt so much relief in my whole life as a day that I drop my son off! Staff was there to greet us and welcome my son! Now I feel like my son is going to survive this horrible disease of addiction because of the support from the people at Lionsgate. My son getting the opportunity to attend Lionsgate is going to be life-saving for our whole family! One thing I’ve learned through this whole horrible nightmare of addiction is that you can’t give up hope that one day your child will be free of their addiction because of people like the amazing staff at Lionsgate willing to help! I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart who is involved in this process of helping my son heal and become the little boy that I once had!