Volunteers of America Utah Adult Detoxification Center

Volunteers of America Utah Adult Detoxification Center


Founded in 1896, Volunteers of America is a faith-based, nationwide nonprofit organization that provides housing, treatment services, and other support for low-income individuals, veterans, the elderly, the homeless, the formerly incarcerated, individuals struggling with addiction, and other vulnerable populations.

The Utah branch of Volunteers of America offers a range of services for individuals facing homelessness, addiction, and mental illness. These services include prevention work, DUI classes, and an adult detox center that provides social model detox, which does not involve medical interventions. The center also offers specialized programs for mothers and a jail-diversion program. Treatment at the center is specifically for low-income individuals and/or those experiencing homelessness.


Clients can stay at the facility for a maximum of 14 days. The focus is on providing free or reduced-price treatment through a social model detox approach. Under this model, clients’ vital signs are monitored, they engage with others and receive case management services, and they stay in a safe environment with an emphasis on nutrition. However, they do not receive medications to alleviate withdrawal symptoms.

In addition to withdrawal management, the center conducts assessments and provides referrals to further services. It also hosts on-site 12-step meetings, which residents are obliged to attend.

The center has a dedicated program for homeless women with children, although details about access to childcare services are not provided on the facility’s website.

Through the jail diversion program, the adult detox unit collaborates with local law enforcement agencies to offer an alternative to incarceration for individuals arrested for public intoxication. To qualify, new clients must be intoxicated, medically stable, and willing to come to the detox center without displaying combative behavior.


Currently, the facility does not provide specific information about its treatment staff. However, based on a single individual’s feedback, the staff’s level of training and experience has been rated positively with four out of five stars.


The detox center has a total of 65 beds. Further information about living arrangements and related offerings is not provided by the facility. However, based on the feedback from a single individual, the accommodations and meals have been given a five-star rating, while cleanliness and exercise/leisure offerings have received four stars.


At present, Best-rehabs.com has not received any direct reviews from alumni of the adult detoxification center. Secondary sites have provided mixed results, including two one-star ratings, a three-star rating, and a five-star rating, all posted on Google. The five-star review does not include any accompanying comments. The three-star reviewer, D.C., described the overall atmosphere as comforting and friendly. However, they mentioned that the staff’s behavior was inconsistent, with some being nice and helpful, while others would give dirty looks and discourage interaction unless it was during desk hours. The reviewers’ complaints did not overlap and covered issues such as poor security, difficulty in contacting staff to book treatments, inadequate instruction about the program, limited contact with family members, and stringent rules regarding methadone leading to early departure from the detox program.


Based on the feedback from a single loved one, Best-rehabs.com would recommend treatment at the adult detoxification center. They noted a high success rate and praised the facility’s security. The treatment effectiveness was given five stars, and the center received four stars in almost all other treatment metrics, including holistic offerings, family participation, counseling options, and the ability to treat co-occurring disorders.


Treatment is offered free of charge to residents of Salt Lake City, while those coming from outside the city can avail treatment for $115 per night.

Services provided by Volunteers of America Utah Adult Detoxification Center

Service Setting

  • Residential
  • Type of Care

  • Halfway House
  • Detox
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • 12-step Facilitation
  • Detoxification

  • Alcohol Detoxification
  • Benzodiazepines Detoxification
  • Cocaine Detoxification
  • Opioid Detoxification
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Substance Abuse Agency
  • State Department Of Health
  • Payment/Insurance/Funding Accepted

  • Payment Assistance
  • Genders Accepted

  • Male
  • Female
  • Volunteers of America Utah Adult Detoxification Center Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Security. High success rate.