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Steps Recovery Center recognizes how vital the mind, body, and spirit are in their connection to the whole person. We take a holistic approach to treating drug addiction that includes treating the whole person, and find that it tends to be more successful, especially since drug addiction affects every aspect of a person’s life. With a customized and individualized program, a holistic approach just makes sense. It affords an opportunity to meet the patient’s physical and psychological needs and allows them to engage physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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The Science Behind Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol is the most popular addictive substance in the world because it’s affordable. Some people can control how much they drink, whereas others have risk factors that prevent them from drinking in moderation. A person who relies on alcohol to function may have an addiction. 

Some people with alcohol addiction are high-functioning, meaning they’re able to keep track of their daily responsibilities and maintain a steady job. However, most individuals with this disorder experience negative consequences because alcohol can serve as a depressant. 

Alcohol triggers the brain’s pleasure and reward center, and a person may drink every day to experience the rewarding effects. When a person becomes addicted, their brain is chemically rewired to depend on alcohol. Some people are more likely to become addicted because their brains are more vulnerable due to mental health disorders, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. An alcohol addiction that exists alongside a mental health disorder is known as a co-occurring disorder. 

Alcohol addiction is treatable, and a person can turn to a medically-assisted alcohol detox program to receive support.

Information on Medically Assisted Detox Programs

Medically assisted alcohol detox programs can provide an individual with medical and emotional support during the detoxification process. These programs are generally staffed by medical personnel and clinicians who are devoted to guiding individuals through detox and helping them transition into the recovery phase. 

Patients have access to 24-hour medical support and daily nutritional support. Moreover, these programs provide reassurance and allow individuals to detoxify their bodies in a way that is right for them. Only a treatment center’s staff can administer medication to patients, and they monitor the patient afterward. The use of medication can help alleviate withdrawal symptoms or aid in the tapering process. 

Furthermore, these programs can help a patient improve their physical health on a grander scale by helping them with nutritional deficiencies and dietary needs. 

Medical Detox Process

Medical detox follows a three-step process: evaluation, stabilization, and preparation for future treatment. 


Evaluation: This step typically includes a questionnaire, physical exam, blood tests, and screening for co-occurring mental health disorders. A therapist will examine a person’s psychological state and the strength of their support system. 

Stabilization: Patients typically discontinue all drug use when they reach this stage. A health professional will provide them with medication to ease their withdrawal symptoms. Stabilization usually lasts between one and three weeks. 

Preparation: A patient can expect additional treatment once they complete detox. The most uncomfortable side effects of recovery typically occur during detox, but detox alone can’t prepare patients for the psychological challenges they may face in the future. A health professional will educate patients on the importance of continuing therapy, entering a 12-step program, or enrolling in another type of treatment center to help them stay sober. 

Treatment Can Help

It’s important to note that detox programs are not the same as an inpatient treatment center, and they’re only the first step to formal treatment. A quality rehab center can provide both medically assisted detox programs and inpatient treatment programs with a seamless transition from one to the other. Ultimately, staying at an inpatient treatment center can help a person manage their co-occurring conditions so that they can reclaim their life. 

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Joy Downen

10 weeks ago

This place is so wonderful and all of the staff care so very much! They are very professional and they know what they are doing. Absolutely amazing facility and staff!!!
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Nathan Frame

28 weeks ago

Steps Recovery is the place you go if you 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.
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Shaylesa Stulce

46 weeks ago

Steps Recovery in St. George has been amazing! I’m so excited to use the tools that I’ve learned here! The staff is amazing, and very understanding! I would recommend them to anyone struggling with addiction!
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Adam Kelly

47 weeks ago

What I liked most about my time at Steps is the atmosphere that was presented during my whole stay. I have done a lot of treatment centers and this one is by far the one I have felt I gained the most from. I would highly recommend Steps to anybody struggling with addiction!
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Gary Hanson

47 weeks ago

Steps saved our daughter’s life as well as her kids!
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Natalie Painter

Jan 1, 2019

The staff and facility is amazing- Couldn’t ask for anything better. The program is well rounded with rec activities, equine therapy, gender therapy, group therapy, individual and couples therapy, and also attends various 12 Step support groups such as AA or NA. They also have family therapy and processing with options for individual settings or in a group. These help families understand what their loved ones who suffer from addiction is going through and how to support them, and also gives them their own support system.
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Nov 13, 2018

This place saved my life! The therapists were very helpful, friendly and really cared about the clients wellbeing. The tech’s were alway helpful with meds and anything that was needed. House manager was amazing, had high expectations on job duties, and kept a very clean organized atmosphere. Food was always amazing. I never went hungry! The information and skills that I have learned and applied to my life are priceless. If you’re not willing to put forth the work to change your life this is not your place, but if you are this is the first Step to take. I Love everyone at Steps. Thank you for all your help
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Matthew Cromar

Aug 10, 2018

I’d been to other recovery centers before but this one was the best, it stuck because I was willing to do the work, and with the help I received from staff I am now celebrating a year of sobriety in a couple of days. Update; I’m now 18 months sober as of yesterday and I still keep in touch with my steps family. The lessons I learned at steps will stick with me for the rest of my life. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Steps Recovery Centers guarantees that any person who completes the prescribed program is welcome to come back at any time for any reason for additional support at no charge for life. Nominal residency fees may apply. Please call for details.

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