Based out of Prescott, Arizona, is a comprehensive program for men ages 18 through 30 which takes clients through three structured phases of recovery. While the initial phases are more structured, residents eventually progress to independent living while working or pursuing further education with some therapy as well.
Accommodations and Food
The organization has three facilities altogether with one for each phase of recovery. There are 24 beds available in all, 12 for phase one, 11 for phase two and five for phase three. In the initial stage, clients live in one of three fully-furnished, two-bedroom apartments. Each comes with a shared living area with cable television, bathrooms and a full kitchen. Bedrooms can hold two residents each in twin beds with dressers and shared closet space.
The second phase of recovery is in a large residential house with similar accommodations—clients sleep two to a bedroom with five available rooms. There’s also one larger room available which can be made to fit three clients if necessary. Finally, phase three is in a small home with four bedrooms, three of which are individual while one is shared. The last phase is essentially a house with supervision and some weekly therapy. In all the above, clients are given a weekly budget of $75 to go shopping at a nearby Trader Joe’s while supervised by staff members to ensure they make healthy food choices. All residents prepare and cook meals for themselves.
Treatment and Staff
After an initial intake and assessment, clients work with staff members to develop plans. In general, residents are asked for a minimum six-month commitment though this may or may not include all phases of treatment. When deemed appropriate by staff members, clients could spend their entire time in phase one rather than proceeding through the whole continuum of care.
The initial phase is the most treatment intensive, with 30 clinical hours a week. Treatment is wide-ranging and based though it also includes including , and Motivational Interviewing (). Clients attend two weekly sessions during phase one as well as regular ; in phases two and three, individual therapy drops to only once a week. Groups cover rotating topics including , mindfulness, meditation, spirituality and anger management. The facility also provides care options including , humanistic and as well as sessions. Support for is also available.
In phase two, clients attend about half as many clinical hours three days a week with the option to add in part-time work or school as well. In the final phase, residents step down to even fewer hours with only two nightly groups a week plus regular 12-step meetings. All clients are expected to attend either full-time work or school, or a part-time combination of the two. The staff at Blueprints for Recovery consists of Master’s-level drug and alcohol therapists as well as and PsyDs.
In addition to the above, the organization provides a structured as well as a standalone relapse prevention track for those transitioning out of the above phases. There’s also a trauma-specific treatment track available as necessary. An Outdoor Adventure program is part of the experiential therapy. Throughout their stay, clients attend weekly hikes and go on four-to-five day backpacking trips every month where they go rock climbing and visit local slot canyons.
Overall, Blueprints for Recovery is a well-rounded program which provides support for recovery from all angles. Treatment is 12-step based though it also includes evidence-based and holistic care, with plenty of physical activity as well. While the program requires a longer-term stay than some residential options, those seeking an all-inclusive treatment plan would do well to consider Blueprints for Recovery.
Blueprints for Recovery
225 Grove Ave
Prescott, AZ 86301
Blueprints for Recovery Cost: $10,000 (phase one, 30 days); $7,500 (phase two, 30 days); $3,500 (phase three, 30 days). Reach Blueprints for Recovery by phone at (928) 723-4600. Find Blueprints for Recovery on , and
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