Ardu Residential Treatment Program
Ardu Recovery Center
Benefits of a Residential Treatment Program
Ardu Recovery Center uses a holistic approach to treating co-existing substance use disorders and mental illness. With our live-in facility, our residents have the opportunity to explore the behaviors that have created and perpetuated the problems in their lives that have resulted from their drug and alcohol use while simultaneously exploring the root cause of their mental illness. This allows them to fully understand why they engage in unhealthy coping mechanisms to help try and unsuccessfully manage the underlying pain that morphed them into an individual that is lost from who they truly are within. We believe that people are not their behaviors and helping them rediscover who they are is our primary mission so that they can live with the happiness they deserve. Ardu Recovery Center believes in the link between mind, body, and spirit, and our primary focus is on helping each individual fully embrace these core principles of life so they can live with purpose and passion once again.
- Understanding the Shadow: This phase explores aspects of Carl Jung’s theory of the shadow-self to help gain an understanding of why dysfunctional and destructive coping mechanisms manifested in their lives and why the separation from their true self occurs.
- Awakening to a New Paradigm: This phase opens up a new realm of possibilities to help an individual come out of the shadows and into their true self. This challenges past dystructive cycles in their lives and helps them understand that there is a beautiful world with light and endless possibilities for happiness and success.
- Hedonic vs Eudaimonic Adaptation: This phase helps an individual understand that complacency and boredom come from searching for happiness and meaning outside of themselves rather than within. It also challenges the ego to help gain an understanding that self-love, purpose, and happiness always comes from within themselves.
- Spirituality defined as Connectedness: This phase introduces the idea that there is a balance to life and being in harmony with that balance is the key to recovery and success in life. This phase also introduces the idea that the opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety, it is connectedness.
- Self-Love: This phase challenges destructive thoughts that create low self-worth and promote addictive behaviors. During this phase, we introduce coping mechanisms that help build self-worth so that an individual can get in touch with their values, and live accordingly. We believe that when someone lives with their moral compass and becomes in touch with their values, they find the success and happiness they deserve.
- Love in Relationships: This phase introduces family therapy tools to help promote stability and love within their closest relationships. It also helps an individual learn coping mechanisms so they can address unhealthy communication, codependency traits, and set appropriate boundaries with the people they love.
- Living with Purpose and Passion: This phase introduces the cornerstone to our program because we believe without purpose and meaning in recovery, someone will struggle to find the motivation to be successful even though they have all the right tools to stay sober. We believe that passion is the fuel to life and purpose is the roadmap, and without these two essential tools you are bound to get lost. This phase is also designed for the individual that has been through several treatment centers and continues to struggle to find success, even though all the core issues have been addressed in therapy and they have plenty of coping mechanisms to maintain their recovery.
- A comprehensive evaluation to assess emotional, behavioral, medical, and social needs, and support these needs safely.
- An Individualized Treatment Plan that puts into place interventions that help clients attain these goals.
- Individual and group therapy.
- Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)- evidence based approach that helps individuals resolve their ambivalence about engaging in treatment and stopping their drug use. This approach aims to evoke rapid and internally motivated change.
- Relapse Prevention-Relapse prevention (RP)- evidence-based practice with a cognitive-behavioral approach to relapse with the goal of identifying and preventing high-risk situations and substance use. Overdose Prevention –psychoeducation regarding the prevention of and response to opioid overdose.
- Motivational Techniques (MINT model) –an evidence-based, psychotherapeutic approach that attempts to move an individual away from a state of indecision or uncertainty and towards finding the motivation to making positive decisions and accomplishing established goals
- Rational Emotive Theory REBT) – evidence based, psychotherapeutic approach with a focus on questioning irrational belief system. Helps patients understand that it is not events which cause upsetting feelings which can lead to relapse but the views, interpretations, and behavioral responses they have of these events.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- evidence-based, short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel.
- Social Skills Training (SST)- evidence based, psychotherapeutic approach that works to help people improve their social skills, so they can become socially competent. SST is predominantly a behavioral therapy, but cognitive therapy can also be used in some situations to maximize the success of SST.
- Recovery Support- We expose our clients to multiple paths of community recovery resources. SMART Recovery, Refuge Recovery, 12 Step and Various Athletic Based Recovery Programs
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Informed Approach- evidence-based cognitive-behavioral approach. Cognitive behavioral therapy tries to identify and change negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes. DBT may be used to treat suicidal and other self-destructive behaviors.
- Trauma Informed Approach- A trauma-informed approach reflects adherence to six key principles rather than a prescribed set of practices or procedures. These principles may be generalizable across multiple types of settings, although terminology and application may be setting- or sector-specific: safety, trustworthiness/transparency, peer support, collaboration and mutuality, empowerment, and culture/history/gender issues.
Inside Ardu: Take A Tour
Located in the beautiful Northern Utah landscape, our facility provides the perfect backdrop for a Successful recovery. Ardu has a Medical Detox center, Women’s recovery center, Men’s recovery center and an Inpatient /Outpatient facility specializing in Neurocognitive recovery.
Residential Treatment FAQs
While it is possible to detox at home, the dangers of adverse effects including seizures, nausea and vomiting, sweating, sleeplessness and even psychosis are possible. We recommend seeking treatment at a qualified facility.
Common withdrawal symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea can lead to severe dehydration that could require emergency services. When detoxing from alcohol, seizures, hallucinations and delirium tremens can quickly turn deadly without appropriate medical attention. Additionally, depression, suicidal thoughts or behavior can occur during the detox phase.
While some substances can be detoxed from without additional medical treatment, alcohol and benzo withdrawal can be life-threatening without the use of medication-assisted treatment. Additionally, the often mild symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea associated with opiate withdrawal can turn to severe dehydration, making medically assisted treatment a safer, more comfortable option.
Detoxing from substances that your body has come to rely on can be emotionally and physically painful. The brain is initially unable to reproduce the endorphins needed to ease that pain as it’s become accustomed to drugs and alcohol artificially providing them. By choosing Ardu Recovery Center’s medical detox program, the unpleasant emotional and physical symptoms can be managed by highly qualified medical personnel, supplemented with medication when appropriate.
Medical detox is appropriate if you experience physical withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop drugs or alcohol, if drugs or alcohol are affecting your job, relationships or emotional state, or if you’ve been unsuccessful in your prior attempts at detox and recovery.
Medical detox typically takes between 5-7 days but can vary depending on the substance and individual patient’s needs. Ardu Recovery Center takes into account each individual’s personal health history, emotional and physical state as well as time constraints to develop a plan best for the individual.