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 those individuals with addiction, which includes treating the whole person, and find that it tends to be more successful, especially since 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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What is Addiction?

It is a multi-faceted challenge

Addiction is a brain disease that manifests itself as the abuse of compulsive substance use, despite the harmful consequences. There are many types of addiction, from alcohol, drugs, gambling, or sex addiction. People with addiction have an intense focus on using these substances to the point that it rules their life.

Addictive Substances

Many substances can cause harmful changes in how the brain functions. These changes can last long after the drug’s immediate effects—the intoxication, which is the intense pleasure, calm, and heightened senses or the high caused by the drug. People can develop an addiction to the following substances:

People use or abuse these drugs for several reasons that include a feeling of pleasure, to relieve stress, to do better or improve performance, and curiosity, and peer pressure. People who are addicted to the above-mentioned substances may be aware of their addiction, but may not be able to stop it.

Symptoms of Substance Use Disorder

Addiction can cause many health problems and is the leading cause of preventable illnesses and premature death. Symptoms of substance abuse are grouped into four categories:

Addiction Recovery

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, is a disorder that can impact people from all walks of life.

Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is a white, powdery substance that is derived from the coca plant, which is native to South America.

Crack Addiction

Crack cocaine is a rough, mineral-like substance with an off-white color. This substance is created by mixing baking soda or ammonia into the powder form of cocaine.

Marijuana Addiction

Marijuana comes from the cannabis plant and is a psychoactive (mind-altering) drug that slows down your response and gives you a calm “high” that borders on euphoric.

Drug Addiction​

Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive drug use that’s difficult to control.

Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a powerful opiate that can rewire the brain’s reward system. This drug is an addictive painkiller synthesized from morphine, which comes from poppy plant seeds.

Hydrocodone Addiction

Hydrocodone is a powerful class of opiate pain relievers that goes by brand names Vicodin, Norco, and Lortab. It combines hydrocodone and acetaminophen. 

Xanax Addiction

Xanax is a potent benzodiazepine that mental health professionals and doctors prescribe for anxiety, namely generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, and insomnia.

Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a powerful opiate that can rewire the brain’s reward system. This drug is an addictive painkiller synthesized from morphine, which comes from poppy plant seeds.

Drug Addiction

People who depend on prescription drugs have a psychological need or craving for the medication that, in return, causes adverse effects. 

Vicodin Addiction

Vicodin is a class of opiates prescribed for pain. It works by changing your perception of pain and the emotional response to it.

Drug Addiction Treatment

There are effective treatments for addiction, but the first step on the road to recovery is to recognize there is a problem. Sometimes, when a person denies they have a problem, families and concerned friends may stage an intervention for prompt treatment—particularly if the addicted person is harming themselves or others. It’s important to get a physician’s assessment and diagnosis, then a treatment plan can be formulated, whether that means outpatient rehab, inpatient, or at-home treatment.

Rehabilitation often includes medications used to control drug cravings and therapy that can help addicted individuals understand their motivations and behavior, develop better self-esteem, cope with anxiety and stress, and address other mental problems.


Steps Recovery Center realizes the importance of maintaining a safe and effective environment for our clients and staff. As such, we are actively following all Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines. The additional measures we take at Steps Recovery Centers include implementing the following protocols: admissions screening and testing, coronavirus infection control plans, providing education to clients and staff, and daily, effective screening of all employees and clients for Coronavirus symptoms. To ensure we protect and promote the health and wellbeing of our staff and clients, we will continue to monitor any developing updates to COVID-19, including exposure statistics in the community and guidelines provided by the Utah Department of Public Health.