Not so long ago, Prescott was known for its disproportionate number of sober living homes and treatment centers. Perhaps it was the mile-high climate or its hometown atmosphere. But lately, those statistics are changing. While the number nearly reached 200, today only about one-sixth survive.
With that reduction, many of the abuses within the system that caused the demise of so many centers have vanished as well. The reason for their initial growth? People who are recovering can become zealous in their success and think they can get rich quickly. But being recovered does not make one a business owner.
Many treatment programs went out of business when insurance companies were alerted to the enormous level of fraudulent billing practices. This followed the closing of hundreds of sober homes that were fed by the clients coming out of these unethical and, often unlicensed, treatment programs.
Many entrepreneurs looking to cash in on the Prescott recovery industry have since gone, as Arizona has tightened regulations. What remains are the sober-living homes and treatment centers that have their residents’ best interests at heart and are trying to create the right environment for people to recover. Drug and alcohol rehab is about saving lives and creating strong and healthy families and communities. It is not about financial gain.
Arrowhead Lodge Recovery is a stellar example of this approach. This recovery treatment center is gender-specific to men and is tucked away in a secluded location in the Ponderosa pines of the Prescott National Forest. This residential treatment center is licensed and accredited. The program at Arrowhead Lodge is designed to exclusively address problems related to men suffering from addiction and co-occurring disorders.
Founded by Kenneth and Robyn Chance, this men’s rehab center was created in response to Ken’s personal life experience. The couple designed it to provide adult men a safe, comfortable and secure environment in which to learn, heal and grow. Their passion is for relieving the suffering of their clients. Kenneth Chance said, “It is proven when men live among others of similar life experience, and when they encounter kindred spirits as committed to recovery as they are themselves, they can feel more comfortable, share more openly, and address their deepest issues.”
Robyn Chance says, “Our typical client is not typical. These men have endured decades of suffering while living with addiction. Our clients are 36 years old and just out of medical school and 83 years old with a long career in academia. They are tribal leaders, plumbing contractors, grandsons and grandfathers, husbands and sons. These men are suffering from chronic alcoholism or opioid addiction – and every story is different. Our team are extreme professionals and we’re proud to be on the Arizona Medical Board’s preferred providers list. We also have a high staff-to-client ratio and are able to focus intensive therapy and attention on each man, and deliver truly individualized care.”
The staff at Arrowhead Lodge Recovery includes a board-certified physician, a psychiatrist and a clinical psychologist. Additional staff include master’s level licensed therapists, an equine therapy coordinator, a doctor of divinity, a registered nurse, residential specialists, an addiction-oriented nutritionist and more.
Kenneth Chance sums it up, “The secret to our success is no secret. We’ve operated under the utmost ethical standards from day one. We are dedicated to relieving generational addiction in our community in Prescott and throughout the United States.”
To find out more about Arrowhead Lodge Recovery and its programs, visit arrowheadlodgerecovery.com or call (888) 654-2800.