Posted: Jan 28, 2008, 06:48
Tommy O'Dailey, Director of Admissions
With two main facilities, the Lodge and the Studio, overlooking Mount Timpanogos, Cirque Lodge is a residential treatment center for drug and alcohol addictions, offering both primary and extended care for adults. Covering a wide variety of drug addictions, Cirque Lodge works with individuals addicted to methamphetamine, marijuana, heroin, cocaine and prescription drugs, as well as alcohol abuse.
Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and licensed by the State of Utah's Department of Health and Human Services, Cirque Lodge's treatment team is comprised of professionals with experience in addictions and co-occurring disorders, including eating disorders and mood disorders. Betty McElroy, MD, PA, Medical Director, Beverly Roesch, LCSW, Clinical Director and David Beck, CPA, Director of Experiential Therapy head up Cirque's treatment team.
The main foundation for treatment is based on the 12-Step program, including step work and meetings. Individual and group therapy, along with indoor and outdoor experiential activities such as equine therapy, hiking, cross-country skiing and ropes courses, help enhance health and wellness. Staff members teach recovery skills and experiences that can be "life altering" when clean and sober.
Based on location, both the Lodge and the Studio provide privacy for residents, with access for guests permitted only by the resident. During a four-day period beginning every third week, families are welcome to attend a special drug rehab program, which includes group classes and therapy with the resident along with participation in the equine program.
[The information for this New Perspective was obtained from the Cirque Lodge website and brochure.]