Day Treatment Program for Substance Abuse

SALT LAKE CITY: Alpine Center for Personal Growth (Taylorsville, UT) offers a unique approach to addiction treatment, where individuals can attend intensive treatment five days per week and still have the ability to live at home.

"We find that many clients of inpatient rehabs feel that they are living inside an unrealistic "bubble." Clients that participate in our intensive day treatment, learn how to cope with real life situations while getting full support and care from recovery professionals and the community," says owner Debra Gibson.

The day treatment program, or PHP, requires clients to attend the program for five days a week and for six hours per day. Each individual also sees a counselor/therapist once a week for a one hour visit as well as random alcohol and drug tests at least twice per week. "This enables our clients to live in the real world, while actively participating in an intense recovery treatment plan," says owner, Tracy Anderson.

After the client completes the program Alpine Center offers lifetime aftercare which is one group per week for two hours. Aftercare is included in the cost of the program. After completion of the 8-12 weeks, the aftercare groups are not charged. If the member wants to continue to see a therapist/counselor for individual therapy this will be an additional cost and Alpine Center can bill insurance if applicable.

Clients are encouraged to attend a minimum of 2 AA or NA meetings every week. We encourage the family members’ involvement as well and offer a monthly family group on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. This meeting will educate family members about addiction and includes the individual who is enrolled in treatment. A Family Support group is also offered on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This is a complimentary group solely for the family members or other sober support persons; it does not include the individual who is in treatment.

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