Licensed Residential Treatment Centers

The first part of each clients tay at Legacy and Juniper Canyon occurs in facilities licensed by the State of Utah as Residential Treatment Centers.  Legacy Treatment Center and Juniper Canyon Recovery Center for Women are accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.  

The treatment center buildings are modern, clean, comfortable cabins and spacious lodges located in a quiet secluded valley surround by nature.  Clients spend the first several weeks of their total time with us at the treatment center where they can be thoroughly observed and assessed, engage in regular individual and daily group therapy, receive a weekly evaluation by a  psychiatrist, havre daily oversight by a nurse and access to a  medical doctor and become prepared to transition to the next phase of the program.

Residential Treatment at Legacy and Juniper Canyon includes:

  • Individualized treatment planning

  • Ongoing assessment

  • Regular individual therapy

  • Daily group therapy

  • Weekly psychiatric evaluations

  • Daily milieu and process groups

  • Daily Dialectical Behavioral Therapy practice

  • Medication management

  • Daily nursing oversight

  • Access as needed to a medical doctor

  • Weekly family updates

  • Addiction education

  • Life Skills development

  • Life success planning

  • Twenty-four-hour staff supervision

  • Regular recreational activities

  • All-inclusive lodging and food

Therapeutic groups are facilitated by licensed therapists, who also serve as treatment team leaders to oversee the development and implementation of individual treatment plans.  Therapeutic group topics include recovery as a way of being, addiction and the brain, finding purpose, the keys to lasting recovery, developing a  support group, relapse prevention planning, 12-Step principles, self-awareness and mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, honorable adulthood, developing a life-success plan, being a hero versus a victim, and taking personal responsibility. 

Treatment Approach

The primary purpose for returning to the treatment center each week is to focus on intensive clinical programming.  During treatment center days, each client participates in multiple individual and group therapy sessions facilitated by licensed therapists.  The previous week’s adventure is debriefed to identify therapeutic progress, and the following week’s adventure is planned around individual treatment objectives.  Time at the treatment center also allows clients to shower and do laundry, and provides opportunities to practice self-care and basic life skills.  The intention behind effectively utilizing the treatment center is to maximize the therapeutic benefit of the adventure and wilderness therapy, and to create an effective level of synergy between treatment center and field.

Moving Through Treatment
The Legacy program is designed to walk students through the creation, application and integration of a Life Success Plan that will help guide them toward self-fulfillment and success throughout their lives.

Assessment/Awareness (Getting past denial and to start to see their need for change)

Client creates a Life Success Plan (LSP) that will guide him through the program and become the foundation for his future life. The LSP is developed by the client with the help of the treatment team and family. The LSP is based on the client's personal vision for himself as a happy, successful adult (The Man I Want to Be), along with information drawn from various assessments, exercises and assignments. 

Some of the components include:

  • Personal life assessment and evaluation exercise

  • Values and attributes group

  • Clinical Assessment review

  • List of identified obstacles (internal and external)

  • List of Assets(internal and external)

  • Family assessment and feedback exercise

  • Substance abuse / addiction assessment

  • Creation of Individual Success Plan


This is designed to help each client with the practical experience of applying his vision for the future to everyday living. Clients are challenged through a series of weekly wilderness adventure activities. On each of these weekly activities, each client is assigned a different role and set of responsibilities in the group i.e. (Expedition Leader, Navigator, Cook, Equipment Manager, Safety Officer, Photographer).  Each new set of responsibilities and each new adventure creates new and different challenges and opportunities to employ the individual success plan. 

An integral part of the Action Phase is the Weekly Adventure Journal. The Weekly Adventure Journal is a tool to help apply the components of the LSP to everyday life. It helps the client do such things as anticipate challenges, apply new strategies, and stay connected with personal goals and vision.   

Other components include:

  • A deliberate mentoring process with experienced professional wilderness guides

  • Small planned unavoidable successes

  • Group support and feedback

  • Creating self-accountability (setting the bar)

  • Application of a weekly value

  • Life skills

  • Integration of a clinical treatment plan\


Client finalizes his comprehensive Life Success Plan in preparation for leaving Legacy and moving on to the next step.  The LSP becomes each client’s personal roadmap for his journey to manhood.  By the completion of the program, each young man has created a plan for success for his future, and has gained ownership and confidence in that plan by living it daily throughout his stay here. Upon graduation, the Life Success Plan serves as a guide for the next step in life and a positive course for the future.


Other components include:

  • Graduation ceremony

  • Family workshop 

  • Aftercare planning

  • Relapse prevention plan

  • Aftercare placement support

  • Follow up phone calls

The Summit House Treatment Center an intermediate level of care that helps young men transition from primary treatment to extended care. We have designed a 5-week program where clients will focus on taking ownership and responsibility for their own recovery and putting it into action. The 5-week curriculum will center around them creating a well-planned and practical daily routine and weekly schedule for their recovery, a detailed relapse prevention plan that helps them be aware of their warning signs of relapse, they will participate in mapping out high risk situations and learn strategies of how to navigate those situations, and they will take ownership of researching and contacting extended care or sober living programs so that they take ownership for their recovery and in their life.

The daily schedule of Summit House is designed to engage clients and in a way that they will develop a vision for what life looks like in recovery, how to accomplish goals and take care of responsibilities each day, and living each day with a sense of purpose. In an apartment style living situation with 24-hour professional staffing clients will learn and practice life skills, develop a workout routine at a local gym, attend daily relapse prevention groups, meet with a licensed therapist weekly, attend daily IOP programming, attend community 12 step meetings, participate in community service activities, and develop their own recovery and relapse prevention plans.


Sample Schedules 

Legacy Treatment Center Daily Schedule

Summit House Treatment Center Daily Schedule