Counselors and therapists can help you identify factors that underly your substance use, to avoid triggers, to strengthen your motivation, and to navigate treatment options. They can also team with certified professionals to administer medication-assisted treatment. More on counseling.
The state can refer you to local counseling and treatment options.
Professional counseling for children, adults, and families. Our crisis respite nursery is a free, 24/7 service is a safe, home-like place for children under 12 years old whose families need extra support during stressful situations. We offer education classes on Prevention and Personal Safety, Parenting, Trauma Resilience, Social Skills, and more.
Support groups provide a space for getting social support, a sense of empowerment, and motivation from people who have faced — or are facing — similar challenges and circumstances. More on support groups.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers Near Me
The Salt Lake City area is home to hundreds of rehab centers with the mission to help people maintain sobriety and live a healthier life. South Salt Lake and Millcreek have the largest number of centers, but Murray, Sandy, and West Jordan also offer many.
Location is of key importance when looking for a rehab center. Those who want to limit their travel time may choose a facility near where they live. In other cases, seeking treatment farther from home could decrease exposure to bad influences.
Choosing a Treatment Center That’s Right for You
Start Your Recovery can be a guide to choosing the best treatment center for your needs.
Utah’s Crisis Line and Mobile Outreach Team, backed by the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, can also offer support. You can reach the team directly at 801-587-3000.
Centers in the Salt Lake City area provide many options, including hundreds of outpatient counseling centers, some 30 transitional housing options, and dozens of:
People can pay for treatment in a variety of ways. Most rehab centers in the Salt Lake City area accept both private insurance and Medicaid, and many also accept Medicare. Only a small number offer free treatment, but several facilities offer payment assistance or a sliding fee scale based on income.
Inpatient Treatment vs. Outpatient Treatment
Inpatient treatment takes place in either a residential-type setting, or in a hospital. Residential inpatient rehab allows patients to live at the facility while receiving treatment. Short-term facilities typically allow a three- to six-week stay, and long-term facilities tend to allow patients to stay for six months to a year.
Hospital inpatient also provides live-in care but involves more intensive monitoring.
Outpatient rehab offers daily treatment at a facility while allowing patients to live and recover in the comfort of their own home.
There are over a hundred outpatient centers in the Salt Lake City area and dozens of residential facilities to choose from.
Learn more about the differences between inpatient and outpatient rehab and how to choose the best option for you.
Local Government Programs
Good Samaritan Law
Utah’s Good Samaritan Law allows bystanders to report an overdose without fear of criminal prosecution for illegal possession of a controlled substance or illicit drug.