University of Utah Health Care

University of Utah Health Care

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HEALTH CARE

As part of the expansive University of Utah Health Care System, the Addiction Recovery Services at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute provides comprehensive outpatient and intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Medically-managed detox is also available, making it one of 25 (10.6 percent) treatment centers in the state with this offering.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Treatment typically begins with detoxification for those who need it. The inpatient detoxification care is medically monitored by a psychiatrist and team of nurses who provide medication and other support throughout the withdrawal process.

After inpatient detox is completed, clients can participate in the eight-week intensive outpatient program (IOP), Recovery WORKS, which meets four nights a week and includes group therapy, family therapy, and 12-step meetings.

Addiction Recovery Services’ programming is evidence-based and combines cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques with 12-step philosophies and practices. Clients participate in group therapies and other activities throughout the day to provide education on the disease of addiction.

Experiential activities such as ropes course challenges, art and music therapy, and equine therapy are also included in the treatment program. Family is incorporated into the treatment program through weekly family group therapy. Program participants are also expected to attend 12-Step meetings within their own community or find another community support group in addition to their treatment at the facility.

The hospital’s Recovery Clinic provides specialized treatment for clients struggling with substance abuse and a dual diagnosis of mental illness. This program offers consultation and evaluation, group and individual therapy, medication management, including Suboxone therapy, and outpatient detoxification, if needed.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Addiction Recovery Services at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute’s treatment team includes licensed substance abuse counselors, licensed clinical social workers, psychologists, and expressive therapists, as well as nurses and board-certified psychiatrists with specialized training in addiction.

In Utah, 98.8 percent of all substance abuse treatment facilities have continuing education requirements for staff. The four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing on the matter gave the center’s staff above-average ratings.

Staff Experience and Training: 3.8/5

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

At the time of this writing, the sole alum polled by Best-rehabs.com gave generally positive feedback. Perfect, five-star ratings were given to leisure options, the center’s visitor policy, and the facility’s cleanliness. A high four-star rating was awarded for the level of staff support. “The staff is very kind & empathetic; they encourage 100% drug/alcohol free when you leave but are realistic enough to tell you not to beat yourself up or give up if you mess up once,” the alum wrote. However, only one out of five stars was provided for the center’s holistic offerings.

On Google, the facility has an average rating of 2.9 stars from 62 users to date, though none of these comment on the addiction recovery services in particular.[1]

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

At the time of this writing, there have been six family members and friends polled by Best-rehabs.com. These loved ones left mostly positive reviews, and nearly all of them commented upon the facility’s cleanliness, caring staff, and counseling options.”Well trained staff modern facilities,” a loved one remarked, and another echoed, “If you or your loved one requires structure then I’d recommend this facility.”

Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 5/5 stars
Counseling Options: 4/5

Criticisms of this facility were rare, but expense was listed as a facility weakness, amongst concerns with the program lacking variety. “They didn’t know much about HIV/AIDS and how to handle such cases,” a loved one wrote, with another reviewer commenting, “not a lot of alternative approaches.”However, the loved ones polled on the matters indicated that they would recommend the program to others and generally approved of the amount of family participation.

Likelihood to Recommend the Facility: 3.8/5
Family Participation: 3.5/5

FINANCING

There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website regarding its costs. According to CiteHealth, the facility accepts insurances including Medicaid (accepted at 47.7 percent of treatment centers in the state) and Medicare (accepted at 34 percent of Utah treatment facilities). The four Best-rehabs.com survey respondents polled on the matter offered mixed opinions concerning the facility’s cost.

Affordability: 2.8/5

[1] GoogleReviews

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  • Terrible. We yanked her out and helped her thru it in our home. This was supposed to be one of the best facilities in Utah!"
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  • Well trained staff modern facilities Expensive hard to get to parking was very hard to find The experience was very comforting and the treatment was effective.
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  • clean; organized; good care; caring. not a lot of alternative approaches. If you or your loved one requires structure then I'd recommend this facility.
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  • Clean and good staff
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  • The mental health coach was very presonable. They didn't know much about HIV/AIDS and how to handle such cases. I left feeling confused and not sure how to continue my therapy
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    I only know the facility second hand since I was not a patient, but the program seemed like it was excellent and most of the staff that I met were very good.
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    The program needs help. The program is short to meet expectations.
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    This was the final time I entered rehab and I've stayed "on the wagons" with the exception of a couple slip ups, but those were years ago. The staff is very kind & empathetic; they encourage 100% drug/alcohol free when you leave but are realistic enough to tell you not to beat yourself up or give up if you mess up once.