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An evidence-based, holistic approach to addiction treatment is what sets Acqua Recovery apart from other residential treatment centers in Park City.
The center, tucked away in a peaceful, 12-acre property, has resort-style accommodations, meditative spots, relaxing water features, and a host of amenities that promote mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being.
We’ve transformed a historic property into an environment filled with compassion, empathy, and support for people undergoing alcohol abuse, drug addiction, and mental health disorders. Our trained staff members, many of whom are in recovery and have relatives struggling with substance abuse, have your best interests at heart.
Our approach to substance abuse treatment in Utah is enhanced by the uniqueness of each patient. We draw from the patient’s experiences, preferences, personality, needs, and values to guide our clinical decisions. We combine medically-informed therapies with recreational and meditative activities to deliver a holistic recovery experience.
Our comprehensive methodology, which includes cognitive behavioral therapy, recreational therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and health and nutrition, provides a pro-recovery environment for each patient.
When patients leave our facility and reintegrate back into society, they will be equipped with essential life skills for self-reliance, and a safe transition into the next chapter of their lives.
Our B&B-inspired rooms and common areas foster a sense of healing, belonging and mutual acceptance. Patients are encouraged to share a room with other patients, join group counseling, and engage in outdoor activities to establish real accountability.
More importantly, our approach allows patients to connect, not just with others and the environment, but also with their inner self.
We recognize that the only person around for 100 percent of an individual’s treatment is the patient themselves, making them the most critical member of their care team.Our Values
We provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values. We also ensure that those values guide all clinical and staff decisions.About Us
This kind of care supports active involvement of patients and their families in the design of their program, treatment plan, and decision-making about individual treatment options.Contact Us
Case managers play an integral role in the recovery process. A case manager meets frequently with patients and family, when appropriate, to coordinate all aspects of care.
Case management addresses current and future needs, like filling out FMLA paperwork, talking with the courts, providing discharge plans, and many other patient centered issues.
The case manager’s role does not end at discharge. Case managers continue to call a patient after they have left treatment to see how the patient is doing. We want to make sure that patients are successful transitioning back into their job and home life.
CBT is a psychotherapy that is based on the cognitive model: the way that individuals perceive a situation is more closely connected to their reaction than the situation itself.
One important part of CBT is helping clients change their unhelpful thinking and behavior that lead to enduring improvement in their mood and functioning.
CBT uses a variety of cognitive and behavioral techniques, but it isn’t defined by its use of these strategies. It borrows from many psychotherapeutic modalities, including dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, Gestalt therapy, compassion focused therapy, mindfulness, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and positive psychology.×
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes.
EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes.
Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.×
The term ‘Life Skills’ refers to the skills you need to make the most out of life.
Life skills are usually associated with managing and living a better quality of life. They help us to accomplish our ambitions and live to our full potential.
Perhaps the most important life skill is the ability and willingness to learn.
By learning new skills we increase our understanding of the world around us and equip ourselves with the tools we need to live a more productive and fulfilling life, finding ways to cope with the challenges that life, inevitably, throws at us.
Some of the important life skills we teach are:
Families often need therapy because they have gone through the drug addiction along with the person that is being treated. It is not uncommon for spouses or parents to be afraid of their loved one because of the emotional and physical abuse that they may have endured. It is not uncommon to hear a families say that they can’t get the image out of their head of their loved one being affected by drugs.
When a person gets out of treatment, families often need to support their loved ones to stay sober. They are often the eyes and ears to their sobriety. Family members also encourage their loved ones to stay in therapy or rehab. Without loving support, an addicted person will often leave a treatment program because they think that nobody loves them. It is important for the addicted person to know that someone on the outside loves and cares about them.×
Genetics Testing analyzes your DNA and helps your doctor get a better understanding of what medication might work best based on your genetic makeup. Using the test results, your doctor will personalize your treatment plan, find the right medication faster, and avoid medicines that are not suited for your genetic makeup.
This kind of testing analyzes how your genes affect your response to medications commonly prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia and other behavioral health conditions. There are dozens of medications used to treat depression and other mental illnesses and selecting the right medication can be a challenging and frustrating process. A genetics test enables your doctor to identify and avoid medications that are unlikely to work or may cause side effects.
Mindful Meditation is a form of meditation or induced relaxation that focuses awareness on breathing and encourages positive attitudes to achieve a healthy, balanced mental state.
Mindful meditation is advocated for reducing reactions to stress by inducing the relaxation response, lowering the heart rate, reducing anxiety, and encouraging positive thought patterns and attitudes.
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.
Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.×
There are so many reasons to attend pro-recovery meetings throughout the course of your recovery. Many people are familiar with 12 step programs like A.A. or N.A., but did you know there are other types of meeting available?
At Acqua Recovery, we introduce you other community support groups like Refuge Recovery, Fit to Recover, SMART Recovery, Addicts to Athletes, and Addicts to Artists.
We understand that alcoholism and addiction is a disease of loneliness and isolation; meetings provide a community of support and help eliminate the urge to isolate.
Psychopharmacology is the study of drug-induced changes in mood, thinking, and behavior.
These drugs may originate from natural sources such as plants and animals, or from artificial sources such as chemical syntheses in the laboratory. These drugs interact with particular target sites or receptors found in the nervous system to induce widespread changes in physiological or psychological functions.
The specific interaction between drugs and their target sites or receptors is referred to as drug action. The widespread changes in physiological or psychological function is referred to as drug effect.
In psychopharmacology, researchers are interested in a wide range of drug classes such as antidepressants and stimulants. Drugs are researched for their pharmaceutical properties, physical side effects, and psychological side effects.×
Relapse is a process, it’s not an event. Relapse prevention is a cognitive-behavioral approach to relapse with the goal of identifying and preventing high-risk situations such as substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and depression.
Prevention plans for relapse are as unique as the individuals who will use them. Unfortunately, relapse is a side effect that tends to catch you off guard. That’s why it’s so important to have a plan in place for managing relapse when it occurs, and preferably before leaving treatment.
This can be as comprehensive as a written step-by-step guide to managing triggers and emotions or thoughts that lead to relapse, or as simple as giving voice to this plan during counseling or therapy.
Having a plan doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be more likely to relapse. It just makes you more prepared in case it happens, helping you to stay on a path of sobriety.
Whether you say integrative or complementary therapies, or holistic practices, or something else, it refers to the same thing-a wide array of healing practices that fall outside purely pharmaceutical or surgical treatments.
There are literally hundreds of types of holistic healing practices, with new therapies or variations emerging continuously. Here are some that we believe support a healthy lifestyle and recovery.
Recreation Therapy at Acqua Recovery is to help residents learn and practice healthy coping skills. This is done through experiential outings and community reintegration through engaging team sports, and daily physical activity involving participation at a gym and recreation center.
Recreation Therapy helps teach new ways of coping with emotions, promotes mindfulness, and helps patients practice interpersonal skills. The goal is to help residents find ways to have sober fun and re- integrate back into the community.×
As soon as I stepped through the doors of acqua I was welcomed into a family - I was treated with dignity and respect. It was the first time in a while I felt like I belonged, which helped me take an honest look at myself. I learned how to love myself again and for that, I am forever grateful.
The therapists at acqua took the time to facilitate sessions with me and my husband. I learned how to support him and take care of myself at the same time. When my husband first began treatment, I couldn’t have imagined reconnecting with the man I fell in love with when we first met.
Acqua kept me moving physically, spiritually, and mentally. It brought me diversity of thought and greater personal interaction. The facility is very conducive to healing. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of it. It was EXCELLENT!!! I will miss the compassion felt from staff.
AMAZING! The facility was nothing like other rehabs. The food is amazing and everything else was perfect. Acqua Recovery is like a sanctuary and the whole environment is to die for! This place totally turned my life around and I've never been happier.
The whole experience was so much more than expected. All the staff were caring and interested in my recovery. I loved the diverse curriculum. My therapists were amazing. The food, people and program were all great. I highly recommend Acqua and will always be grateful for their compassion.
Acqua is a safe, beautiful sanctuary that paid attention to my needs and went above and beyond to help me achieve my goals. Thank you for helping me get back to my normal self. I wouldn't change a thing at Acqua. I loved my time here...a lot of healing took place.
I couldn’t have imagined the accommodations being so comfortable. At acqua, it was like staying at a high end resort…best sleep I’ve had in years. The fireplace and garden tub in my room were nice touches.
Acqua is peaceful and creates a real sense of community, unity, and love. I feel a lot of hope leaving here. All the groups and activities were impactful. Acqua provided so many life changing experiences - thank you!!!
I would describe Acqua recovery to a friend as a really great treatment center in an absolutely beautiful setting. The staff is caring, the program seems to be truly set up for our benefit. Overall the rules that are in place seem to be there for recovery and what we are taught is varied and extensive.