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Assessment Counseling and Educational Services

  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Accredited
  • Outpatient

Assessment Counseling and Educational Services, a non-profit rehab situated in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been providing exceptional patient care to individuals struggling with addiction since 1981. This comprehensive facility specializes in treating alcoholism, drug addiction, mental health and substance abuse, and opioid addiction.

• Experienced professionals offer individualized care based on each client's unique needs and goals
• Evidence-based treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention, and dialectical behavior therapy
• Intensive outpatient programs, medication-assisted treatment, case management, and family therapy are available
• Extensive list of accreditations, licenses, and awards, including The Joint Commission and Utah State Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Accredited as an outpatient facility by The Joint Commission since 2017, Assessment Counseling and Educational Services is also approved by the Utah State Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse. The facility has received multiple awards from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers and the Society of Addiction Professionals, recognizing their commitment to providing the highest-quality treatment and support.

Assessment Counseling and Educational Services treats a wide range of addictions, including alcoholism, drug addiction, and opioid addiction, as well as mental health and substance abuse issues. They offer a variety of treatment methods, such as individual and group counseling, family and couples counseling, therapy, evaluations, assessments, and educational services, along with intensive outpatient programs and medication-assisted treatment.

  • 1+ Accreditations
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • 4 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 4 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • 16 Therapies & Programs



Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

Substance abuse is the excessive use of any type of drug. This includes alcohol, medications and illegal drugs. Substance abuse is treated with a combination of physical and mental treatments. Assessment Counseling and Educational Services patients detox and follow up with therapies that target the underlying cause of the addiction.

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction is one of Utah‘s most prominent forms of addiction. Drugs, including heroin, oxycontin, and fentanyl, are the most common. To relieve pain, or ease other ailments, they are professionally prescribed, but they are often abused because they and the feelings they give are addictive.

Addiction is treated by detoxifying the body, so the medications’ chemicals are no longer impacting the individual. Assessment Counseling and Educational Services offers therapies to correct behavior and target the root of the problem are supplemented during and throughout treatment.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Intensive outpatient programs mostly conduct meetings on weekdays. Group therapy is the main element in most intensive outpatient programs. Most IOPs last for about 90 days and include drug use monitoring and testing. A Utah IOP, like what’s offerd at Assessment Counseling and Educational Services, take much more time than a standard outpatient program. Some programs offer other services as well, such as employment assistance and medication management.

Outpatient rehabilitation is a treatment that exists if a patient is not checking into Assessment Counseling and Educational Services long term. In addition to helping them recover, the patient attends regular therapy sessions and detox and participates in other therapies. However, this is all primarily done from home. As a follow-up to inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment is usually recommended.

After rehabilitation, it helps people return to their everyday lives. It may also be an alternative to inpatient care in some situations. If they cannot leave their jobs, children, or don’t have the money for inpatient care, people can choose this method. Inpatient therapy, however, is the best method and most suggested level of treatment offered by Assessment Counseling and Educational Services in recovering from addiction.

Aftercare Support at Assessment Counseling and Educational Services, in short, is the support provided to a patient after they have finished treatment. It allows them to adjust to everyday life. It may entail setting them up and enrolling them in services such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) inside a halfway house. Career coaching may also be offered to patients to help them get back into the Utah workforce.

Assessment Counseling and Educational Services‘s Therapies & Programs

Addiction in Salt Lake City, Utah can occur due to a wide variety of reasons. Understanding your addiction and the best methods for maintaining sobriety involves learning about yourself. Assessment Counseling and Educational Services treatment programs include individual therapy for the greatest chances of success.

Customized individual therapy is counseling involving you and your counselor at Assessment Counseling and Educational Services. This builds a personal and trusting relationship so you can truly be yourself and express any emotions as you feel them. Individual therapy leads to greater peace and understanding about your triggers for addiction and coping strategies to prevent relapse.

Substance abuse does a number on an individual’s relationship with other people, particularly in marriage. Spousal relationships bear the brunt of alcohol and drug dependence. Therefore, it becomes critical to submit the relationship to couples therapy to prevent straining it further. Most programs only zero in on the individual with substance addiction without factoring in the importance of the other half’s emotional support.

However, some facilities, like Assessment Counseling and Educational Services in Salt Lake City, Utah, offer couples therapy options to manage intimate partnerships amid the recovery process. Other couples-focused treatment plans can provide the patient and their partner tools to get things back to normal, support each other, and the patient’s sobriety.
Addiction is a family disease. Family therapy aims to heal and rebalance unhealthy roles and habits. Healing any family trauma and dysfunctional communications is important, and Assessment Counseling and Educational Services understands this. Family sessions are meant to bring Utah families closer together and live sober, healthy, lives.

Group Therapy is a type of counseling that occurs between a bunch of strangers. These groups are suitable for patients who are not confined in a treatment facility, but group sessions are also common in inpatient rehab programs. Group therapy is led by a trained individual at Assessment Counseling and Educational Services in Salt Lake City, UT and consists of members from different stages of recovery.

The goal of group therapy sessions is to foster hope and a sense of belonging, share information, and learn coping mechanisms. It also helps to have people who can relate to what you’re going through. Good behaviors can also be contagious, and participants can learn from one another.

Unresolved trauma is often a key reason why many patients resorted to substance abuse. Trauma could be physical abuse, sexual abuse, war, natural disasters, divorce, accident, loss of a loved one, etc. If trauma is the primary cause of substance abuse, then both issues must be addressed.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an improved version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) DBT is a treatment of choice for people being treated at Assessment Counseling and Educational Services whom are suffering from self-harming behaviors. Conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder also benefit from DBT.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an approach and method in psychotherapy. Assessment Counseling and Educational Services asks people to investigate how their thoughts, including habitual, negative, and inaccurate ways of thinking affect behaviors. CBT is based on the idea that rigid, inflexible ways of thinking cause people to have a limited ability to cope with stress

In the midst of an addiction certain healthy habits and behaviors can be forgotten or discarded altogether. While in treatment you will learn life skills that will help you successfully maintain sobriety in Utah.

The 12-step program is a part of substance abuse treatment offered at Assessment Counseling and Educational Services. It was initially developed by the founders of Alcoholics anonymous. The program provides the benefit of cognitive restructuring. It refers to the process of change in the negative thoughts that leads to long-term benefits.

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    Assessment Counseling and Educational Services Location and Directions
    1354 E 3300 S
    Salt Lake City, UT 84106

    Phone Number
    (801) 265-8000

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    Assessment Counseling and Educational Services Location and Directions


    • 1354 E 3300 S
      Salt Lake City, UT 84106
    • (801) 265-8000


    • Gender
      Female, Male
    • Age
      Adults (20+), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Couples, Family, Group, Individuals
  • Smoking Allowed
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    Listed May 26, 2020

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Salt Lake City, Utah Addiction and Treatment

    More than 500 people in Utah die each year from the effects of drug abuse and/or addiction. Substance abuse rates in Utah have seen an upward trend for a variety of drugs. Opioids are involved in almost 70% of all drug-related deaths in the state, annually. In 2014, Utah officials created a Good Samaritan Law to protect drug users who report possible overdoses from being prosecuted themselves.

    Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah, is surrounded by the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountain ranges, offering residents outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and skiing. The city also boasts a vibrant arts and entertainment scene with theaters, ballet, and annual festivals. Opioid-related overdose deaths in Salt Lake County increased by 20% from 2020 to 2021, while fentanyl-related overdose deaths rose by 30% during the same period.

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