LDS-Focused Addiction Recovery

Christ with man

Here at Renaissance Ranch, we believe that addiction recovery requires healing of the body, mind, and spirit. If the spiritual aspect of addiction recovery is neglected, our job is incomplete.


We have found that a combination of LDS faith-based treatment used in conjunction with evidence-based therapy gives us the best results with our patients. However, no one is required to be Mormon or LDS in order to be a part of our facility; we respect people of all backgrounds and religions. Our focus is to provide an environment of healing and compassion, allowing people to find a personal path to healing and change.


12 Step Program

Our program follows the pattern of one of the most time-honored approaches to addiction recovery: the 12-step program. Adapting this program and incorporating gospel truths into each step, we help our patients walk through the process of recognizing the problem, taking responsibility, seeking guidance from a higher power, and making positive and lasting change.


Understanding the Atonement

The reason that we believe so strongly that a true understanding of gospel principles leads to powerful results in addiction recovery is because the gospel teaches us about Christ’s redeeming power: the Atonement. No matter what you’ve been through, or how many times you’ve made mistakes, forgiveness, healing, and change is available through the transforming power of the Atonement.


If men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.” (Ether 12:27)


True, lasting change comes through the Atonement of Christ. Not only is there forgiveness and recovery available, but weak things can truly become strong.


Church-Focused Programs

In order to help patients understand the help that’s available through an understanding of gospel principles, we have a few elements that we consider central to our treatment, including:


  • (1)Direct connection with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ addiction program.
  • (2)Dedicated time each week for church meetings, and meetings with ecclesiastical leaders.
  • (3)Daily time for individual prayer, reflection, and journal-writing.

Part of our LDS-focused addiction recovery program also relies on participation from and healing of the family unit. We believe that recovery is empowered with a knowledgeable and functional support group, and the best resource for that is the family unit. That’s why we offer:


  • (1)Family retreats where patients and their loved ones can connect.
  • (2)Intensive family therapy to troubleshoot harmful patterns and practice communication and support techniques.
  • (3)Monday evenings set aside for family time.