Decision Point Center, a comprehensive treatment center in the heart of Arizona, has been on an upward trajectory since the spring of 2015, when Harvard Business School alum and recovery industry veteran Paul Auchterlonie came on board to lead a renovation of the entire program and brand. Many new staff were hired and programs were fundamentally redesigned to address the modern DSM-5 definition of substance use disorder.
A relatively affordable rehab that offers customized treatment plans and a huge range of therapies usually only found at luxury rehabs, Decision Point stands out from the pack by offering a comprehensive 15-day assessment along with 45 and 90-day residential treatment programs with tracks that focus on adults between the ages of 18 and 34 and another for those over the age of 35.
Accommodations & Food
Decision Point follows the “Florida model” of treatment, with living quarters detached from the clinical facility. The residents stay in two-bedroom apartments that are cozy and clean. Clients shop for and cook their own meals with guidance from a nutritionist and are required to keep the apartments neat and tidy as part of learning important life skills and responsibilities. Men and women stay in separate apartments.
Decision Point is geared towards chronic relapsers who need more than 30 days of treatment. Some clients stay for as long as six months, but the average length of stay is 45 to 90 days. They move through the phases of the program in stages according to their own pace.
Decision Point also treats co-occurring disorders. No matter the issue, the therapists will probe into the childhood traumas that spawned the compulsive behavior. A client’s treatment plan may include a combination of CBT, anger management, somatic breathwork, EMDR, relaxation and Motivational Interviewing (MI). While some of the group sessions are gender-segregated like the dorms, others are co-ed. The center also offers a special Spirituality Program for the Biblically inclined.
Decision Point respects the 12 steps of AA but offers non-12-step approaches for those desiring a different path to recovery.
Learning how to have fun while living sober is also emphasized. For a little mind-body integration, Decision Point promises yoga and Tai Chi as well as weekly equine therapy and daily gym time. But perhaps the biggest emphasis is on adventure therapy—be it backpacking, day hiking, rock climbing or the ropes course.
On the whole, Decision Point Center is an appealing, relatively affordable option for long-term treatment, especially for those who have been suffering the effects of trauma.
Decision Point Center
505 West Whipple St
Prescott, AZ 86301
Decision Point Center Cost: Varies depending on length of stay (15, 45 or 90 days). Reach Decision Point by phone at 855-566-5581 or by email at [email protected]. Find Decision Point Center on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube
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