Dr. Gardiner specializes in treating all types of drug and alcohol addiction in addition to assessing, diagnosing and medically treating co-occurring mental health disorders such as Adult ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar and Other Mood Disorders, Delusional Disorder, PTSD and Schizophrenia. Additional specialization in amphetamine, psycho-stimulant and severe marijuana dependence and addiction.
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Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
It is Spirit Mountain Recovery’s belief that substance use addictions are a multi-phasic disorder of the mind, body, and spirit. As such, the Company’s esteemed team of Medical, Clinical, Holistic and Peer Support Specialists work closely together in order to stabilize, educate, treat and rehabilitate individuals suffering from this life threatening affliction. This simultaneously includes treating any underlying mental health issues that could be triggering one’s addiction. The Company provides their guidance and support in a consistent, compassionate and non-judgmental way so that a nurturing environment is created within which a new life can be built that is well-grounded, joyous and free.
Spirit Mountain Recovery for Men Reviews and Ratings Details
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
- Highly Effective Evidence-Based Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Spirit Mountain Recovery integrates the best of clinical expertise, patient values and research evidence into its decision making processes for client care. SMR makes extensive use of Medication-Assisted Therapy (MAT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) as the basis of its recovery programs.
- Simultaneous Treatment of Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues
Spirit Mountain Recovery’s Psychiatrist and Psychologist are not only uniquely qualified to treat drug addiction, but are also able to assess and diagnose most often co-occurring mental health conditions such as Bipolar, depression, anxiety and other mood disorders in addition to adult ADD/ADHD and PTSD.
- Active Daily Participation by SMR’s Medical Doctor/Psychiatrist, Psychologist & LCSW
Unlike many other treatment centers, Spirit Mountain’s MD/Psychiatrist, Psychologist and LCSW are highly experienced and personally involved in the daily delivery of treatment services.
- Extensive Individual and Group Clinical Counseling
Since severe untreated drug addiction typical ends in jail, prison or death, Spirit Mountain takes recovery very seriously. With at least 6 hours per week of highly credentialed clinical counseling compared to typically 1-2 hours received at others treatment centers, Spirit Mountain has distinguished itself as one of the most comprehensive and effective clinical programs in the country.
- A Variety of Supplemental Outdoor and Indoor Activities That Makes Recovery Fun
Like Empathetic Recovered Peer Dialogue, Equine Therapy, Nature Therapy, Winter & Summer Sports, Full Gym, Creative Arts, Meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi and other Holistic Recovery Regimens. And, if ever appropriate, immersion into 12 Step or SMART Recovery programs. Whatever it takes to achieve and help sustain a client’s sobriety for the long term.
- Biopsychosocial Education & Training
Clients are educated on various aspects of how their minds, bodies and spirits have been affected by severe, prolonged drug use and how to adopt new mind sets and life skills needed to maintain a healthy life. Topics like Honesty, Mindfulness, Anxiety Management, Uncomfortable/Not Dangerous, Dealing with Depression, Love as a Healing Force, Resiliency in Recovery, Common Thinking Errors, Maintaining Personal Boundaries, Getting in Shape, Nutrition and Financial Planning.
- Loving, Compassionate & Non-Judgmental Professional Staff
Often talked about by drug treatment centers, but seldom really practiced. At Spirit Mountain Recovery our Professional Staff is second to none on how we relate, care and treat our clients. Just ask them or read their reviews. Your family to us.
- Family Therapy, Relapse Prevention & Aftercare Support
These phases form the basis of how Spirit Mountain prepares its clients for returning to their loved ones, school and/or work after their treatment program ends. A plan for sustained recovery includes assisting clients in reengaging with loved ones, avoiding relapse triggers and finding sober living solutions that help assure sustained sobriety.
This is a 1 in a million treatment and recovery center. They have the best team of staff and doctors on this planet. I am proud to say I am a recovering addict because of their amazing skills and treatment. They have changed my life completely and I could not have done it without them! Thank you Chris, Matt, Ted, Clint, Peter, Dr. Todd, Pepper, and Dr. Gardner for guiding me, and paving the path for me to find my true self, and what I am capable of. You are all my family and friends.Josh W.
Spirit Mountain Recovery saved my life. I was out of options and the men here picked me up and set me on a new path to a life I love today. The food was amazing! The beds were soft! The staff is amazing! It was completely customized to my needs.Adam J.
I have been through many trials and tribulations in my life. When I came to SMR I was broken down. I learned how to manage my moods better and learned that there is more to fighting my battle with addiction. Mainly the psychological and psychiatric aspect to it. I used to use to numb myself self medicating myself. I got amazing one on one treatment with very amazing people and doctors. I am now proud to say that I am able to MANAGE my anxiety and depression and not NUMB MYSELF. Thank you Spirit Mountain Recovery for believing in me when not even I did, you all saved my life and will always be in my extended family.Pepper M.
Spirit Mountain Recovery helped me save my life after battling a 10 year addiction. The treatment was custom and unique to meet my needs. The residence was beautiful and the location amazingly set in the mountains of Eden. The staff was professional, kind, and compassionate which enabled me to heal my mind, body, and spirit. I would highly recommend this treatment center to anyone hoping to recover from substance abuse.Peter L.
Spirit Mountain is a wonderful Blessing to my family. They are the best of the best. They saved my husband and family . This is a group of elite professionals who have made it their life's goal to help those in need. They actually care about you as a individual and they tailor your care to your individual needs. Once you leave they still care . I can always call for guidance. I can not even begin to explain how grateful I am for these people and this program. If you need help...just call. You won't find a better place.Amy K
Spirit mountain has been unlike any place I've been before. I feel like family up here. They genuinely care and want to see you progress. The level of care you get is phenomenal. My life was falling apart before I came here and now things are looking up. Thanks spirit mtn for showing me a new way to live. I've been up here for almost 90 days and I can say with certainty this place can help you find yourself and create a bright future if your honest, open minded, and willing.Pat M.
Matthew Gardiner, MD - Medical Director & Board Certified Psychiatrist
Todd Soutor, PhD - Clinical Director & Psychologist
Dr. Soutor, while at Spirit Mountain or in private practice has performed a variety of assignments in psychological testing, psychological assessment, and therapeutic counseling. Dr. Soutor has also served as the Director of Intensive Services for Davis Behavioral Health Care to include oversight of the Residential Crisis Response Unit and Jail Based Mental Health Services. Dr. Soutor is a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Certified Trainer-Examiner and a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the State of Utah.
Chris Farni, BA, MBA - President/General Manager
As the single father of 2 kids who suffered with severe drug and alcohol addictions for years, but have since recovered, Chris has experienced first-hand the seemingly endless pain and misery addiction can bring not only to the loved one afflicted, but everyone around them. He learned the hard way how to deal with the chaotic, illogical, dysfunctional behavior of addiction. Having survived these heartaches and learned from them, Chris then acquired an isolated residence in the mountains of Utah, assembled a highly experienced medical and clinical staff, got the treatment program fully licensed and with his son Matt started Spirit Mountain Recovery. Their passion is to assist others in obtaining the unique keys to recovery from drug addiction and how to achieve sustained sobriety.
Matthew Farni, CPSS - Certified Peer Support Specialist
Having experienced a lifetime of lessons learned the hard way from struggling badly with alcohol and drug addiction, Matt let go, committed himself fully to a comprehensive set of recovery regimens that included learning to seek out others for guidance and direction in his life. Through this process, Matt has now been sober for nearly 5 years now. Working diligently each day to live a life of humility, gratitude, and service, Matt has a deep compassion for others who are struggling with drug addiction and a keen desire to help them find the tools necessary for their sustained recovery.
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