Dr. Mark Keep has been in healthcare for 36 years. He was an advanced life support medic in central California for 5 years in the early 1980’s prior to attending medical school at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. He completed Internal Medicine Residency and Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplant Fellowship at he University of Utah followed by Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Arizona. He worked as a general and interventional cardiologist in Utah for 18 years. In 2008 his 7-year-old daughter Alissa died in a motor vehicle accident. Dr. Keep had to overcome grief induced medical issues as well as alcohol use while struggling to recover from the pain of his daughter’s death. Volunteer work as well as research, writing, and speaking on the medical ramifications of grief and loss, including adverse coping mechanisms such as substance abuse, were part of his recovery. He has spoken locally, nationally and soon internationally on the subject. It also led to working with alcoholics and addicts and becoming an Addiction Medicine specialist. He is board certified in Cardiology, a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and board eligible in Addiction Medicine. Sharing his experience, strength, and hope as well as training, medical knowledge, and research are part of his desire to “pay it forward” and help others to also recover from grief, loss, trauma and addiction.
Steps Recovery Center - St George ResidentialADD YOUR REVIEW
Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
We pride ourselves in an scientifically based and proven approach to treating addiction and healing the underlying issues that come along with it. We use a combined DBT and 12 Step approach that is individualized for each client's needs. Our evidence based, clinically driven approach to addiction focuses on treating the entire person; mind, body and spirit. Helping our clients heal is our purpose and passion. We take a multi-pronged approach to treating addiction. Incorporating traditional medicine, therapy, meditation, health and nutrition and scientific research, we are able to focus on the person as a whole. At Steps Recovery Centers we know addiction affects not only the person struggling but the entire family system and personal support system for the individual as well. That is why our program encompasses the entire support system; from family education groups, group family therapy, individual family therapy, couples therapy and parenting skill classes. We do our best to help each of our clients achieve and maintain their individual and interpersonal goals.
Steps Recovery Center - St George Residential 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
- Underlying Issues
Steps Recovery Center believes in treating not only the addiction but the underlying root cause issues. We take a very unique and individualized approach while treating each of our clients. Our mission is to help our clients identify and overcome the root causes of their addiction, whether it is mental health, trauma, PTSD or stress.
- Complete Care
Steps Recovery Centers believes in the effectiveness of offering a full continuum of care. We offer Detox, Residential Treatment, Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient, General Outpatient and Aftercare services.Statistically, a person's chances of long term sobriety increases when they build a foundation of recovery through a gradual step down and intensity of care. For some clients, because of their home, family and work obligations, residential treatment is all they can take time away from their lives for. We have an intensive residential program in Draper called Annie’s House that can be tailored for professionals so they can return to their home lives with all of the tools needed for a lasting and full recovery.
Steps Recovery is the place you go if want a caring and understanding program. They have helped me gain knowledge about myself and what I want/need to do. The staff there can relate and help you through core issues and they push you to do better because being in this program you know you can do big and amazing things. Also the therapists there are awesome and walk with you through struggles of life and give you the tools you truly need. Overall this place is an amazing opportunity and you’d be missing out on a lot if you chose to not at least try this program.Nathan F.
Steps Residential in St. George, Utah has made me look at recovery in different ways. I really enjoyed doing recreational therapy. I was able to find passion in sports again along with connecting with others through activities. The Staff at Steps Recovery are very caring and lovable, they care about their clients and there well being. If you have a love one struggling with addiction/alcoholism i highly suggest Steps RecoveryMccade H.
This program was the most amazing and beautiful experience. I witnessed some of the most breathtaking transformations but the one I"ll treasure most was the one within myself. Nothing i could have ever dreamed of would measure or amount to the blessings I received to the utter bliss I found while reconnecting with my inner most self and resurrecting my relationship with my higher power while learning to love myself along the way. Thank you from the very bottom of my whole newly complete heart!!!Sara H.
Dr. Mark Keep, M.D. - Medical Director
Tyler Hansen, MSWi, LASUDC - Co- Owner
After struggling with heroin and opiate addiction and spending time in the Utah State Prison for 2 1/2 years, Tyler has been sober 8 years. He is now pursuing his Masters, and has received a degree in Psychology and is also a licensed substance use disorder counselor in the State of Utah. Tyler donates his time at the RISE program at the Utah County Jail, is a member of the Utah County Sheriffs Office, & he is on the board of directors at the Utah Harm Reduction Coalition. Tyler has worked at Steps Recovery Centers for 6 years and started on the admissions team years ago. He has presented at the Fall Substance Abuse Conference and told his story across the country and on several podcasts here locally. He works with several local organizations including Adult Parole and Probation and the Utah Department of Corrections to reduce recidivism to jails and prisons and increase awareness around the opiate crisis. Tyler has 5 kids and a wonderful wife, and spends his spare time with them. They enjoy lots of sports and living in Utah close to the mountains.
Desmond Lomax, LCMHC - Executive Director
Desmond Lomax comes to Steps Recovery Center with 20 years of experience in management, programming, and treatment. He recently retired as the Director of Community Programming for the Department of Corrections. His efforts in that position were recognized by the State of Utah and The Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference when he was awarded the 2019 Patrick J. Fleming Award for contributions to the Substance Abuse community. Desmond has a background as a Clinical Director, Therapist, and Law Enforcement Officer for the past 20 years. He has been an adjunct professor for the University of Utah teaching classes in Forensic Social Work for the Master of Social Work program. He loves to present on multiple substance abuse topics and has done so throughout the country. He is a Master Facilitator for the Arbinger Institute and trains organization across the United States on having and maintaining an Outward Mindset. He has a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelors in Political Science and Sociology. He is a BYU Football Alumni who played on the 1996 BYU Football team that was ranked 5th in the country. Most importantly, he is a Husband to his lovely wife for the past 23 years and the father of 4 amazing children. He is humbled to have this opportunity to work for such amazing people.
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