Just two hours north of Phoenix, Chapter 5 is a six-month program for men and women located amid the towering pines of the Bradshaw Mountains in Prescott, Arizona. Founded in 2003 by Robert and Karen Morse, the non-profit organization has three locations in Prescott that offer gender-specific drug and alcohol treatment rooted in the 12 steps.
Accommodations and Food
The men’s residential treatment facility is a plain white, two-story house with hardwood floors, bunk beds, dresser and shared closet in every room. It has a fully-equipped kitchen, living room and sitting area with flat screen television, laundry room and a 12-step library.
The women’s facility has a capacity of 20, with four to a room. The one-story house has hardwood floors, a flat screen television, laundry room and fully equipped kitchen where clients can prepare all their meals.
Chapter 5 also operates the Next Chapter, a four-plex transitional care apartment complex with rooms housing three residents, full-size beds and a shared living area with a flat-screen television, meeting room, laundry room and a fully-equipped kitchen.
Meals are not provided during any of the treatment phases at Chapter 5 and residents are expected to buy and prepare their own food during their stay.
Treatment and Staff
During the first month of treatment in Chapter 5, residents are required to participate in 30 hours of group therapy sessions per week. While Chapter 5 uses CBT, clients are also introduced to basic life skills, spirituality, relapse prevention, job readiness and the 12 steps. Each client is assigned a therapist who develops an individualized treatment plan for them and continues to meet with them once a week during the remainder of their stay. The therapist-to-client ratio can be as high as 10-to-one but that’s only when it’s a full house; typically it’s much lower than that. After a 30-day probationary period, new residents go on to the next phase only if they have shown a commitment to recovery and are voted in by the rest of their peers.
In the next phase, clients continue to live in residential treatment but follow an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) program, where they attend groups from 9 am to 3:30 pm daily. They can leave grounds as long as they keep the 10 pm curfew. After another month of treatment, groups are reduced from 9 am to 11:30 am until gradually the client is weaned down to just two groups a week. This allows the client to go to work, school or do community service while having the continued support of the program.
For those who feel they need more support, there is the Next Chapter, which has fewer restrictions, offers more privacy and allows residents to stay on three to six more months.
At Chapter 5, clients can lay a foundation for long-term recovery with treatment that is affordable and gives them plenty of time to work on themselves while integrating back into their lives.
726 W Gurley St
Prescott, AZ 86305
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