Dave graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Social Work. In addition to his formal education, he has been in recovery from substance dependence since 1999. During his own struggle with addiction, Dave found light and purpose through the 12-step program, and has been passionate about sharing the message of hope and healing ever since. He has worked with youth, adults, and families suffering from addiction and mental illness at multiple programs including LifeLine For Youth, Lakeview Hospital, University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI), and Renaissance Ranch Residential and Outpatient Programs. Aside from his work, Dave loves the outdoors, playing golf, spending time with family, and listening to music and playing the guitar.
Renaissance Ranch Treatment Centers
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Our approach to recovery is based on the original 12 Step Program. What makes Renaissance Ranch unique is that we incorporate cutting edge research in to our recovery system. Research that has been carefully vetted and confirmed by our experience with successful recoveries. This means we supplement the 12 Step Program with several different types of therapy including: experiential & adventure therapy, group sessions, and also family therapy resources. We also offer medically assisted detox and recovery options for individuals that meet certain criteria.
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
Renaissance Ranch helped me as the alcoholic so much! They also helped my family and I learn about how the family needs to heal and do their own work as well. Addiction is a family disease and many, l...
I recently went through the men’s Bluffdale inpatient and Farmington Intensive Outpatient program with Rennaisance Ranch and I couldn’t be happier with my experience. This program saved my life an...
My daughter entered treatment after we paid RR over $13,000 and were promised a refund if she left treatment for the pro-rated value of our payment. She left after six days, and we are still owed over...
The greatest place that I have ever worked. Great loving environment.
One of the best things I did for myself was choosing to participate in this program, it honestly helped me change my life around and have a life that I once never thought possible. Today I am free and...
I think with my experience here i will be able to help others and know how to live life sober and clean
This program has changed and saved my life. I won't ever have a way of repaying them, they gave me my sobriety.
It has made my relationship with my spouse much better.
Renaissance gives me a sense of community. I gives me a place where I belong. Even after graduation I am able to come and participate in group and Renaissance Ranch events. This place has given me a f...
Magic and healing happens at the ranch. The staff have so much love, compassion and knowledge for the work they do and for the clients that are served.
I'm so grateful for Renaissance Ranch Treatment Centers. This is where I found hope, discovered who I am, formed a strong connection with my higher power, built a support system of people I can trust ...
My brother went through this treatment center after one other failed attempt. He just picked up his 7 Year chip! It has truly had an impact on our family's life that could not have been there unless h...
The Ranch changed my life. The things I learned I still use everyday.
Renaissance Ranch in Farmington has a unique approach that blends the feel of a "ma and pa" type of family feeling, but with great education and accountability. I love the feeling I get when I walk th...
Renaissance Ranch gave me hope and a new way to live. The staff showed me by example that sobriety is possible and gave me love and support when I did not love myself. Renaissance Ranch saved my life
Great care and atmosphere. Staff and clinical are great and do their jobs with love.
its just like every other 12 step program, the only difference is they dont let you smoke or drink coffee and the outpatient program is a joke
This place is so messed up. First of all, don\'t expect a spiritual environment, let alone truly LDS. Second, one staff member is a weirdo. You won\'t get any private counseling for the first two week...
Strengths: The overall success depends on the participant Weaknesses: I think there needs to be more focus on productivity and accomplishments rather than meditation and recreation.
Renaissance Ranch is home for me. I came here over three years ago broken and on the verge of giving up on life. I learned to love myself and be comfortable in my own skin. Most importantly I learn...
The Ranch changed my life! I attended Renaissance Ranch over 3 years ago. It is definitely one of those you get out what you put in type of programs, just how recovery is, and how it should be. I...
Before I entered Renaissance Ranch, I attempted to stay sober on my own every possible way I knew how. I was at an all-time low spiritually and physically. While I was a resident here, not only did I ...
Life-changing is the only way to describe my experience at Renaissance Ranch. I was broken and exhausted when I showed up at the front door but I walked out with something I hadn\'t had in years, hop...
Everything about this program works. I would not recommend anywhere else. The twelve step program makes for easier transition to recovery after we graduated. The family group was also very helpful to ...
The ranch saved my life, it\'s as simple as that.
This place is the best. Saved my life. Taught me how to grow up.
This place changed my life and the lives of my entire family.
Good holistic offering at an affordable price
Clean facility, but not very affordable
Overall a good program.
Helped my loved one with abuse problems. My loved one was able to get the help he needed to help stop his addiction.
Renaissance Ranch is awful. On their website if you click the \"About Us\" link at the top you\'ll read the following: \"Renaissance Ranch is a Utah rehab that uses an LDS (Mormon, religious based...
Authenticity was a strength. Location could've been better. Special.
- Individualized Treatment
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
- Process Abuse Treatment
Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.
Dave Callister, LCSW - Executive Clinical Director
Kris Groves, ASUDC - Programming Director
Kris is a Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor and has been working in the field of substance abuse since 1996. Kris is the Program Director for Renaissance Ranch. She has worked in general outpatient and intensive outpatient programs. As a volunteer for the Family Home Evening Program at the Utah State Prison, Kris educates women about addiction and recovery. She has been certified as a DUI instructor for the State of Utah. Kris has worked as an anger management specialist and workshop presenter for addiction education. She also presents workshops on addiction and recovery in smaller communities in Utah and Idaho. As a family systems specialist, Kris works specifically with the shame-based family system model that addresses the family needs as well as the needs of the client. Kris’s passion and commitment for people and assisting them in their healing and recovery is a great joy for her.
This Center is Known For...
- Accepts Most Insurance
- Cost for treatment is below national average
- Yes Detox Services
- Yes Behavioral Disorder Treatment
- Yes Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
- Yes Outpatient Services
- Yes Sober Living Home
- Yes Day School
- Yes Private Rooms
- No Pet Friendly
- No Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
- No Men Only
- No Women Only
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