Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
Program at The Guidance Center, also known as
The Recovery Program, is classified (per
ADHS/OBHL guidelines) as a Level II Behavioral
Health Residential Agency. As such, the program
complies with all applicable standards in Title 9,
Chapter 20 of the Arizona Administrative Code
In addition, the program also complies with
standards established by the Joint Commission on
the Accreditation of health care Organizations,
with Arizona Department of Health
Services/Department of Behavioral Health
Services. The Recovery Unit can accommodate
16 clients, and is located at 2697 E. Industrial.
Recovery Program Goals
- Assist clients in developing motivation for sobriety and establishing goals for their future.
- Provide an opportunity for clients to begin to practice newly acquired coping skills,
communication skills, and (drug) refusal skills.
- Provide a safe, sober environment for individuals who are recovering from substance abuse
In addition to providing Room and Board, the Recovery Unit also provides the following
- Biopsychosocial assessment.
- Group, individual and family counseling.
- Psychiatric and psychological evaluations.
- Medication management.
- Individual and group education.
- Medical detoxification from alcohol, benzodiazepines, and sedative/hypnotics.
Although the majority of education and counseling is on the topic of substance abuse, other coping
skills are also addressed. These include assertive communication, life skills, interviewing skills,
dressing for success, and others. The intention is to provide instruction in areas that will help
clients make other changes that will improve their chances at ongoing sobriety. Additionally,
individual and group counseling may target topics like depression, anxiety, and anger management,
or coping with co-occurring mental disorders.
On occasion, the Recovery Unit may provide coordination of care with an agency that provides
Opioid Replacement Treatment. Opioid replacement therapy is viewed as an important treatment
option for individuals with significant history of Opioid dependence and The Guidance Center does
not discriminate against individuals who are medically managed on Opioid Replacement Therapy.
On average, clients receive approximately 10 hours per week of individual and group counseling,
two hours per week of family counseling, and approximately fifteen hours per week of educational
topics. At the time of assessment, clients are also screened for co-occurring mental disorders. If
they are determined to be in need of further evaluation, a psychiatric evaluation is scheduled, and
may result in weekly medication monitoring. Psychological assessments, including those to detect
ADHD and Learning Disorders may also be provided if needed.
Tuesday Family/Group Visitation
Every Tuesday 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Family and friends are encouraged to
participate in Family Group
Family Group 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Visitation 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Every third Saturday of the month:
Family Group 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Visitation 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.