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The Retreat At Zion complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by providing

its services and programs to individuals with disabilities as mandated by the ADA. 

At The Retreat At Zion, we know first hand, the pain and suffering that comes from addiction. We know that if you had the power to overcome addiction on your own, you would have already done it by now. We believe the only true path to freedom from addiction is a spiritual one.


At The Retreat At Zion, we combine the traditional 12 Step approach with the healing power of Spiritual based principles as they relate to addiction. In our experience, this combination has proven more effective in treating alcohol and drug addiction than other modalities. Our program is designed to treat every aspect of substance abuse. 

Retreat At Zion is a healing, nurturing and spiritual place, located at the gateway to the most beautiful national parks in our country, Zion National Park. At The Retreat At Zion, you will find the healing power found the in the beautiful canyons and serenity that surrounds our location. At The Retreat At Zion, you are not a patient,you are a "Student of Recovery" gaining the tools, education, and spiritual connection needed to conquer the disease of addiction. Every student at The Retreat At Zion, experiences an individualized


treatment plan, specifically catering to his/her individual needs and circumstances. You will experience a spiritual and healing transformation that will stay with you for a lifetime.

The Retreat At Zion's Spiritual based program begins with our specialized accelerated pain free detox protocol that naturally transitions into our residential inpatient treatment program. We understand the importance of counseling and one on one therapy, but we also offer walking, hiking, biking, climbing, yoga, equine and animal assisted therapy. Our property boasts 11 acres of beautiful pastures, huge cottonwood trees and a flowing river running right through the middle of the property. ​

I will come again & conquer you because as a mountain you can’t grow, but as a human I can..


--Edmund Hillary--

Robert has personal knowledge of the pain and destruction caused by addiction. He has an amazing story of spiritual awakening, redemption and a journey to full recovery from Alcoholism and Addiction. 


Early in his adult life, he accomplished a successful career in film and television, financing and producing numerous productions and films. Along with the success came the stresses of running a publicly traded corporation, producing, financing, managing employees, successes and failures. 


By age 46, Alcohol had taken everything from Robert including his marriage, children, business, and home. Alcohol had also taken its toll on his health. In 2010, Robert was told by doctors that he would not live the day. That his liver had failed completely and there were no other options available. Finding himself homeless, broken, defeated, and standing on death’s door, he experienced the miracle of a spiritual awakening and the power of a higher power for the first time in his life.  

Robert fully recovered from Addiction and went back to College at Purdue University pursuing his Master’s Degree of Psychology in Addiction at Purdue University. He is active in the recovery community. Robert is the author of two books. "How Free Do You Want To Be" and "A Guide To Spiritual Awakening". Robert is the co-founder of New U Recovery residential inpatient treatment center near Park City Utah and the founder of The Retreat At Zion residential inpatient treatment center in Rockville Utah. 


Robert is a father of 5 children and 4 grand-children. A grateful member of Alcoholics Anonymous. A public speaker and regular on talk shows, radio broadcasts, pod casts and was featured on the cover and feature article of Recovery Today Magazine in 2018. Robert has helped hundreds of individuals to overcome addiction through his treatment centers, education, and sponsorship in the AA and NA programs.