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Arizona Counseling and Treatment Services (ACTS) was founded in 2004 in Yuma, Arizona, a border city in the southwestern region of the state. The organization operates a large number of outpatient facilities that treat adult and adolescent clients throughout the region of its headquarters and beyond.

Treatment and Staff

Although a large number of ACTS clients are court-ordered, the facility still regularly treats a consistent amount of voluntary clients. Assessments are offered on a walk-in basis between 8am and 2pm on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2545 S. Arizona Avenue in Building A.

Upon the initial evaluation, if an ACTS counselor believes the potential client is in need of a higher level of service, that person is referred to an outside residential or detox facility. Additionally, since ACTS is a dual diagnosis program, individuals are able to Skype with a doctor during their assessment to address and diagnosis potential co-occurring disorders.

Clients are also recommended to apply for Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or AHCCCS, which allows for clients to pay for the program on a sliding scale basis. If clients have AHCCCS they are also assigned a case manager who tracks their progress through the program with recurring check-ins and meetings.

The adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) length and intensity are dependent on the needs of the client. The IOP consists of group and individual therapy. ACTS utilizes the Matrix Model and offers a flexible schedule of group meetings throughout the week in the mornings and evenings. ACTS aims to keep the group sizes relatively small. The counselors use a variety of treatment techniques including CBT, Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), culturally integrated wellness programming and substance abuse education. Individual meetings are scheduled accordingly. Clients are also randomly drug tested and breathalyzed while in the program.

Although ACTS does not base its programming around the 12 steps, counselors do discuss and introduce the principles of 12-step recovery in the group meetings. They also highly recommend clients attend outside AA/NA meetings.

ACTS also offers an adolescent IOP. The program lasts for three months and consists of group and individual meetings. The group meetings are of a contained size and meet in the afternoons after school. Counselors focus a great deal on relapse prevention and education in these meetings. The program also aims to teach clients symptoms and recovery process. Individual meetings are scheduled on a case by case basis. Clients are regularly drug tested and the program also deals with contingency management.

Family meetings play a large role in the adolescent program. These meetings focus on teaching parents and family members about addiction and substance abuse issues and treatment processes as well as relapse prevention.

The staff at ACTS consists of LADCs.


ACTS does offer family groups but clients must sign a consent form approving familial involvement in their treatment before these meetings occur. These groups consist of the client, counselor and client’s family members. Counselors focus on addiction and co-dependency issues.

ACTS encourages clients to become physically active while in the program and specifically suggests joining outside wellness groups and communities such as Zumba classes or local gyms.

The facility assists clients with building a resume and finding a job. While in the program, clients meet with an employment specialist who provides them with resume help and career advice.

ACTS also offers a Seeking Safety program for adult women who are struggling with trauma, substance abuse and/or dangerous relationships. This specialized outpatient program consists of regular group meetings that focus on coping skills, self-esteem and gender-specific relationship issues.

The adolescent program offers a six month aftercare program that consists of group and individual meetings. The intensity of these meetings is based on the needs of the clients and the counselor’s assessment of their current state when leaving the IOP.

In Summary

Arizona Counseling and Treatment Services offers a wide variety of outpatient services to clients throughout the state of Arizona. The individualized approach both at the adult and adolescent level allow for clients to work with counselors to fully address their issues while in the program. ACTS employment services help prepare clients to not only begin developing a professional life but also to support themselves when they leave the program. Also the Seeking Safety program offers a safe and supportive environment for adult women to work though difficult relationship issues.

Arizona Counseling and Treatment Services Location

Arizona Counseling and Treatment Services
1590 S 2nd Ave
Yuma, AZ 85364

Arizona Counseling and Treatment Services Cost

Sliding scale (30 days). Reach Arizona Counseling and Treatment Services by phone at (928) 376-0220 or by email. Find Arizona Counseling and Treatment Services on Facebook

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