Cirque Lodge is a for-profit drug addiction treatment facility located in Orem, Utah founded in 1999 by Richard Losee. Cirque Lodge specializes in treating drug and alcohol addiction in adults and youth as well as offering family workshops, individualized therapy programs and weekly onsite al-anon meetings. In 2002, Cirque Lodge opened a second facility in Orem, Utah in the former Osmond Studios built for the Donny & Marie television series. The facilities combined hold a maximum of 56 patients.
The Cirque Lodge program is based on the Alcoholics Anonymous traditional twelve-step program. The treatment incorporates "experiential therapy", including activities such as hiking, fishing, rafting, art therapy and equine therapy. Cirque Lodge is providing multilingual treatment as part of their rehabilitation. Spanish patients are partially serviced in their own language in an effort to make addiction rehabilitation access easy to everyone, as stated in what are considered good practices, in addiction treatment. The program includes both group and individual psychotherapy. As of August 2007, the 30-day treatment costs an average of US$30,000.
While celebrities are known to frequent the lodge, it also hosts affluent patients with lower profiles and has also offered scholarships to patients who could not afford treatment.
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