Spirit Mountain Recovery

By The Fix staff 08/26/17

With its picturesque location and isolation from the hustle and bustle of every day life, a stay at Spirit Mountain Recovery offers the kind of sanctuary some find necessary for recovery.

Spirit Mountain Recovery
Location : 5145 1750 W St, Ste 400 Roy, UT 84067
Phone : (801) 336-0658
Price : $10,000 - $15,000 (30 days)
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Insurance : No
Detox : No

Introduction and Basic Services

About an hour north of Salt Lake City, Spirit Mountain Recovery overlooks the majestic mountains of Northern Utah. Founder Chris Farny opened Spirit Mountain Recovery in 2016 after helping his two sons through recovery years before. Today, they work alongside their father and have dedicated themselves to helping residents on their own paths towards recovery. Spirit Mountain Recovery offers residential treatment and outpatient care, as well as family counseling, equine therapy and aftercare counseling. It also fully equipped to help clients also struggling with co-occurring disorders.

Facility and Meals

A stay at Spirit Mountain Recovery is designed with each person’s individual needs in mind. While living in the converted ranch house, residents also have access to a local country club and gym, with a golf driving range, sauna and tennis in addition to the amazing fishing and hiking that the mountainous region offers naturally.

Spirit Mountain Recovery currently has a maximum capacity of four residents, with an expansion to eight in the works. Residents have the option of their own private room or bunking up with each other, depending on what staff determines would be the most effective for the client.

Spirit Mountain Recovery has a nutritionist available to help answer any questions about meal planning, but also believes in clients participating in the preparing of their meals. Residents are encouraged to develop their independence with food preparation, since it is a skill that will be needed upon leaving Spirit Mountain Recovery.

Treatment Protocol and Team

A stay at Spirit Mountain Recovery can range anywhere from 30 days to six months. The 12-step and SMART Recovery programs are both available to residents, but Spirit Mountain Recovery does not push them. Instead staff choose to emphasize CBT, MET, MBSR, FBT and EAT. A doctor and nurse are available 24/7 off-site, and while Spirit Mountain Recovery does not offer detox, it has solid relationships with several local resources should it need to be facilitated.

Dual diagnosis support and medication management are both specialties of the psychiatrist and psychologists at Spirit Mountain Recovery. The facility boasts a staff-to-client ratio of two-to-one and the treatment team includes PhD, LCSW and RN credentials, and several peer support specialists among them. The head of the peer support specialists is one of Mr. Farny’s sons, who has been clean and sober for over three years, now spending his time paying the lessons he learned forward. The rest of the peer support staff have also all gone through recovery and take pride in sharing their stories and helping with the holistic and clinical work of Spirit Mountain Recovery. It is that combination of eastern and western science that gives the client a totally immersive experience at Spirit Mountain Recovery.

Bonus Amenities

Residents are encouraged to hike, swim and fish the lakes along the nearby mountain range. Equine therapy is offered several times a week, as well as massage.


With its picturesque location and isolation from the hustle and bustle of every day life, a stay at Spirit Mountain Recovery offers the kind of sanctuary some find necessary for recovery. The Farny family who founded Spirit Mountain Recovery not only believes in their mission, they also live it every day.

Spirit Mountain Recovery

5145 1750 W St, Ste 400

Roy, UT 84067

(801) 336-0658

[email protected]

Spirit Mountain Recovery Cost: $10,000 - $15,000 (30 days); accepts insurance. Find Spirit Mountain Recovery on Facebook and Twitter

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