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SOL Recovery Center (SOL) in Scottsdale, Arizona is one of Advanced Health and Education’s newest treatment facilities. Like other facilities in the Advanced Health network, SOL treats adult men and women struggling with alcohol and drug addiction as well as co-occurring disorders. Treatment at SOL is similar to the other facilities in Advanced Health’s network, and uses a combination of evidence-based therapeutic modalities and 12-step methods. SOL offers Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) with sober living accommodations and two levels of outpatient therapy.

Accommodations and Food

The SOL PHP offers safe and sober housing for adults who are not yet ready to live independently. These clients receive accommodations in gender-specific apartment-style housing and clients should expect to have a roommate.

Residential life in PHP at SOL is a balance between self-reliance and staff support. Clients make their own grocery lists and prepare meals for themselves but aren’t responsible for the actual shopping. During the first 10 days, residents are not permitted to make phone calls. After this initial blackout period, they are allowed to call select people as approved by their primary therapist. There are no set hours, though residents may be visited by family and friends at designated times as approved by clinical staff.

Treatment and Staff

Clients in both PHP and outpatient are required to enter treatment clean and sober. SOL provides referrals for local detoxes and residential facilities for those who need that level of care. SOL prescribes clients a customized treatment plans upon intake. Those at SOL typically stay for one to three months. For PHP, this means between five and seven hours of treatment a day while for outpatient clients it means between four to nine hours a week. Nine-hour, three-day-a-week outpatient clients are considered part of the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

Regular, non-intensive outpatient clients typically participate in treatment two hours a day for two days a week. IOP clients typically scale down to regular outpatient, and most IOP and outpatient clients with significant addictions come to SOL having just graduated from a residential program.

SOL uses both 12-step and an evidence-based therapy in treatment. Clients learn about the 12 steps and are encouraged to work an AA/NA program outside of treatment while they explore past trauma and issues underlying their using through psychodrama and other experiential therapies. Both group and individual therapy is available. During sessions clients explore family issues, personal histories of trauma, legal issues, employment issues and parenting.  All the skills SOL seeks to teach are ones they believe will prime clients for long-term recovery. Family therapy is also available at SOL as arranged by each client’s primary therapist.

SOL’s leadership is largely male. There is a resident Medical Director as well as an Executive Director with a business background. The Clinical Director has his Master’s in social work and is also an LPC. A Clinical Outreach Director brings professional experience in behavioral healthcare as well as his own long-term experience with recovery.


Smoking is not allowed on the facility’s actual campus, but smoke breaks are provided for clients throughout the day. Clients are also offered classes on nutrition and acupuncture, yoga and meditation at no added cost. Ongoing monitoring services via case managers are available to clients after they graduate from the PHP, IOP or outpatient.

In Summary

SOL Recovery Center may be a new facility, but what it lacks in longevity it makes up for in structure. The PHP at SOL Recovery is a good fit for men and women who have completed inpatient care and no longer need constant supervision. SOL offers the perfect blend of therapeutic offerings and the 12 steps. PHP as well as outpatient clients at SOL are encouraged to work their own compensatory 12-step recovery programs outside of structured programs.

SOL Recovery Center Location

8125 N 86th Pl
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

SOL Recovery Center Cost

$16,500 (30 days, PHP); $450 (30 days, IOP). Reach SOL Recovery Center by phone at (844)-281-2735 or by email at  Find SOL Recovery Center on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn

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