Based out of Loa, Utah, Legacy Outdoor Adventures is a multi-faceted substance abuse organization with various flexible drug and alcohol addiction treatment options, including Counseling. In addition to these treatment options, there are drug and alcohol addiction treatment areas of specialization to further help struggling addicts recover effectively. Such areas of specialization include: Drug Addiction and Alcohol Addiction.
Because it's understandable that seeking addiction rehab in Loa, Utah, especially if it's one's first time doing so, can feel like a pretty scary thing. This is why the addiction therapists and counselors at Legacy Outdoor Adventures do everything in their power to make their patients feel as comfortable as possible, as to ease this initial scary feeling.
Legacy Outdoor Adventures also takes accepted medical insurances, i.e. Most Insurances, and certain payment options upon qualification, such as: American Express, Cash or self-payment, Check, Mastercard, Visa. Legacy Outdoor Adventures may be contacted via their website at legacyoutdooradventures.com.
My experience at LOA was decent. It was great to be outdoors. The adventure part was pretty good; sometimes it was great and sometimes there was no adventuring at all, but just being in nature was great during my recovery. Some of the counselors here are not great, and some of them are great. Interacting with clinical director, Troy, is often like interacting with a hurt or frustrated high school student. The staff often form an allied front against individual clients and the group of clients as a whole. I did not always feel supported. That being said there are also some really great people on staff who helped me through a lot and who provided support during what was a challenging time. The guide staff has the same set of issues. There are some great members and some who are truly not well. One guide war-storied about drugs more than all the clients combined. Again, if friction arises between a client and a guide, the whole staff will team up against the client. The issue with this place is that they don't form a great team. Everyone has issues but the staff wants to believe that its weak members don't have issues, leaving the clients to deal with them. You can get a good recovery here if your greatest need is to get away from society for a bit to spend some time on yourself. You may not get much work done with the counselors here. For me, it was good enough.
Legacy was great for our son and surprisingly beneficial for us as parents too. The program’s combination of wilderness challenges and ‘on-campus’ work with licensed therapists was very effective. It was incredibly challenging, yet supportive at the same time. All of the staff were amazing. They took a young man who was unhappy, withdrawn, struggling with substances and lacking direction, and gave him the tools to face challenges in a healthy manner. Our son is re-engaged with his family, has a job that he likes and is developing new friendships not based on using substances. I can’t recommend Legacy highly enough.
I cannot say enough nice things about Legacy and its staff---outstanding, amazing, professional---the list goes on and on. We did a lot of research prior to selecting Legacy; we did not think our son would do well in a structured inpatient residential program that only relied on reading passages, writing in journals, and participating in group therapy. Legacy Outdoor Adventures turned out to be exactly what we were looking for-- outdoor activities that develop self-awareness and confidence in overcoming physical challenges (rappelling, rafting, canyoneering, backpacking, mountain bike riding). The clients are provided with top of the line equipment and clothing to provide for their safety and protect them from the elements. The clients are on small teams that participate in a 3-5 day group adventure--and then the remainder of the week is spent on the facility grounds (dorm style living, large main lodge, kitchen, dining area etc) for individual therapy sessions, etc. The picture of the small building posted on google maps is NOT the Legacy grounds----the Legacy grounds are in a wide open expansive (and beautiful) area outside of Loa. The facilities are well-maintained wood-sided buildings with modernized interiors. The atmosphere in the buildings is one of "community" where all the staff is always present and accessible----from the office staff to the therapists to the adventure guides--everyone was friendly and positive when we were there for the family workshop. We were so impressed with the program that we enrolled our son in Legacy's new phase II program for five weeks--the phase II program director, Mike, is great and works with the clients to reinforce continued sobriety. The transformation in my son after his experience at Legacy was amazing; he was a completely different person than the one that we put on an airplane 15 weeks earlier. We had weekly conference calls with my son's therapist, Steve (a phenomenal guy!!!!). Due to my work schedule and the time zone difference, we often had to schedule the calls at odd, inconvenient hours---Steve was very flexible and accommodating when scheduling the calls. Legacy also has a family bridge website where parents can communicate via letters with their sons. The website is updated weekly with team blogs and pictures of the wilderness adventures. Toward the end of the program, Legacy offers a two day family workshop---includes support sessions with other parents, individual family sessions, and an outdoor experience. The workshop was an extremely positive and beneficial experience; Legacy teaches gratitude, and those teachings were evident during our workshop. Go to the Legacy website and review the staff profiles. All of the staff have clinical experience and expertise in substance abuse addiction/recovery and/or counseling, and many of them have professional certifications or advanced degrees. Legacy also has a LONG list of previous clients and families who are willing to serve as references and attest to the quality of the program---call the office and they can connect you with someone who can provide you with firsthand information and answer your questions from a parental view. The staff are NOT forced to sleep in their cars as noted in a previous review. To clarify, the adventure guides OPT to sleep in their own camper-style vehicles in between wilderness trips. No one is sleeping in the backseat of their car.
We chose Legacy because it offered much more than traditional sit-around-and-talk therapy. Working in a group to overcome physical challenges gave our son the opportunity to think about and learn about what it takes to become an honorable human being, not just a substance-free one. The confidence he developed from his physical successes allowed him to face and take responsibility for his personal failures. We were very pleased by the creativity and flexibility shown by the staff to engage him in the process at his own level. The environment is one of support, gratitude and acceptance and this helped our son to develop his sense of accountability. The weekly letters we exchanged with our son, the weekly conferences with the therapist, and the Family Workshop gave us the skills to communicate in a much more satisfying and productive way. Legacy also assisted us in setting up a good aftercare situation so that we can continue to maintain the positive changes our son has made as he transitions to a healthy, independent life.
What a wonderful program this is. My son was in this program and it has changed his life and ours. The staff are salt of the earth. Caring, loving, considerate. They know when to pull back and when to clamp down. What a place to reconnect with yourself than the out doors.