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New Roads Behavioral Health

2450 East Fort Union Blvd., Cottonwood Heights, Utah, 84121
Through its services, New Roads teaches and instills integrity and accountability into each of its clients. Thus, employees, owners, and executives model virtuous business operations by treating clients, families, employees, funding sources, collateral providers, and the community with care and consideration.

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Meet the Staff

  • Don Beck
    Don BeckResidential Program Director
    While Don Beck has been a member of the New Roads staff for some time, he accepted the position of Clinical Director in October, 2011. Dr. Beck received his doctoral degree from the University of Utah in 1990. As a licensed psychologist, he has enjoyed a range of academic and clinical roles including residential treatment, private practice, hospital and clinic settings, and both graduate and undergraduate teaching. Dr. Beck worked with the Utah State Department of Health in Family Health Services for many years serving clients with medically related mental health concerns and their families. As Clinical Director, Don welcomes and enjoys the opportunity and privilege to work directly with clients and their families as well as cooperatively contribute to the overall quality of services New Roads Treatment Centers provides to the young adults courageously seeking positive changes in their lives. Dr. Beck and his wife recently celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary. They have three adult children and two adorable grand daughters.
  • Eric Schmidt
    Eric SchmidtCEO
    Eric Schmidt has worked in the behavioral health and substance abuse field for the past 20 years. He served primarily in key executive level positions for community-based behavioral health care/substance abuse treatment organizations. Eric boasts both a Masters of Science in Social Work and a Masters of Business Administration. Besides his business and administrative success, Eric, as a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, personally provides a variety of clinical services, such as individual, group, and family treatment, diagnostic assessments, and psychosocial assessments utilizing a range of techniques and theoretical designs. Further, Eric is adjunct faculty for the University of Utah School of Social Work, where he teaches a variety of clinical and professional development courses. He has utilized marketing, sales, and management skills to dramatically amplify revenues and operations for many of the agencies for which he has worked. He is excited to be at the helm of New Roads.

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Located in the community of Sandy, Utah, New Roads Behavioral Health offers specialized residential programs for young adults (ages 18 to 28) seeking treatment for chemical dependency, psychiatric disorders, and co-occurring disorders. It is one of the 78 (32.6 percent) of facilities that offers services specifically for young adults. It is also a part of the 51 percent of facilities in Utah with programs specifically for men and the 51.9 percent with programs for women.

New Roads Behavioral Health offers a residential program for young men (18-28) for co-occurring disorders and substance abuse. There is also a program for young women (18 to 28) that focuses on treating substance abuse and behavioral health programs with specific programming for borderline personality disorder. The organization also offers outpatient programs, aftercare, and supportive housing for young adults. Detox is not available.


New Roads Behavioral Health uses evidence-based modalities to treat behavioral health issues including substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The facility runs two separate gender-specific programs for young adults ages 18 to 28 that provide substance abuse and specific behavioral health treatment services. Clients begin treatment with comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments. cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing (MI) are all used in the treatment process.

Pathways to Healing, the men only program, focuses on addressing substance abuse and mental health problem behaviors. The women-only program, WoRTH, focuses on substance abuse and behavioral health concerns. While other behavioral health issues are addressed, the focus is on borderline personality disorder.

Both programs involve individual and group counseling, as well as other treatment therapies to help clients address problem behaviors. Family counseling is also an important part of the program. Clients are involved in relapse prevention workshops and 12-Step meetings. The 12-Step program is used in 66.1 percent of Utah’s facilities.

Along with its residential programs, New Roads Behavioral Health offers both traditional and intensive outpatient programs (IOP). These programs are open to everyone of any age, and provide planning services to help everyone find treatment options. Specialized outpatient programs are available to treat borderline personality disorder or individuals with a dual diagnosis. These outpatient programs consist of counseling sessions, educational presentations, and random drug testing.

At the end of the treatment process, clients work with counselors to develop an aftercare plan. New Roads offers supportive housing for individuals who may benefit from semi-independent living. Clients can transfer into housing options as a step down program.


New Roads Behavioral Health employs a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, master's level counselors and therapists, licensed social workers, residential managers, behavioral health technicians, and case managers. It is one of the 64 (26.8 percent) of Utah facilities that are accredited by the Joint Commission.


Both the PaTH and WoRTH residential facilities provide a therapeutic, homelike atmosphere conducive to recovery. The PaTH facility features double-occupancy bedrooms, basketball and volleyball courts, a game room, access to books, movies, and video games, as well as open outdoor spaces for jogging and hiking.

Clients also participate in off-site activities such as bowling and skiing. Images of the WoRTH facility showed comfortable communal areas, outdoor patios, and well-furnished counseling rooms. Visitors and communication with family members are prohibited within the first 14 days of treatment.


Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, though reviews on third-party sites yield positive ratings.

On Google, New Roads Behavioral Health received an average of 4.1 out of five stars from 39 reviews to date. [1] Many reviewers cited the treatment staff and quality of care as facility strengths. While some of the feedback from loved ones on Google varies by their specific situation and experience with the facility (such as a son that went missing from the facility), the rest of the feedback is fairly positive. Reviewers indicated that the program was “effective.”

On Facebook, where the facility can manage its page, New Roads Behavioral Health has a 4.4 out of five star rating from 113 reviews.[2] Reviewers provided positive feedback for the “amazing staff” and the “comprehensive dual diagnosis” treatment.


The three loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date had polarized views of New Roads Behavioral Health, with two positive reviews and one negative review to date.

Loved one Pam gave the facility one out of five star ratings for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. “This facility not only offers intensive residential treatment but follows that with a closely supervised transitional program,” Pam wrote. However, the others surveyed gave four out of five stars or higher for these categories.

One anonymous loved one gave five out of five stars for the facility’s counseling options, as well as four-star ratings for the staff's level of training and experience and the center's ability to treat co-occurring disorders. “But i do know she is very convinced and rehabilitated after going here,” the loved one wrote.


New Roads Behavioral Health accepts a range of private insurance plans, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Cigna, and United Healthcare.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/NewRoadsTreatment/reviews/

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