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1655 N Tegner St
Wickenburg, Arizona 85390

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  • Mountains

Facility Highlights

Patient-Focused Recovery

Trusted by Professionals

Healing The Family

Philosophy

The Meadows treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona is the nation’s premier program for treating trauma, drug and alcohol addiction, sex addiction, panic and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, codependency, depression, bipolar disorder, and eating disorders. For more than 40 years, we have helped patients heal from disorders related to childhood trauma and relational trauma. Clinicians and professionals trust us more than any other treatment program because of our impeccable reputation for quality, integrity, and long-term recovery.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

Sean Walsh
President and Chief Executive Officer

Sean Walsh is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare and is responsible for the oversight of its family of programs which include The Meadows, Gentle Path at The Meadows, Claudia Black Young Adult Center, The Meadows Ranch, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows, The Meadows Outpatient Center, and Willow House at The Meadows. Sean has been in the behavioral health field since 1996. Sean has a clinical background and although he has been a treatment center executive since 2009, he is a licensed therapist and is highly invested in ensuring quality care to the patients The Meadows serves. Sean came to The Meadows from Calvary Addiction Recovery Center where he was the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Calvary, Sean was the COO of Laurel Ridge Treatment Center in San Antonio, he has held a wide variety of positions in the treatment field ranging from; Director of Outpatient, Risk Management, Case Management, Intake and has been a primary therapist specializing in treating young adults.

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Dr. David Anderson, Ph.D
Executive Director of The Meadows

David has nearly 40 years of experience in the behavioral health field, primarily in executive leadership roles in private practice, academic, hospital, and treatment facility settings. David's previous positions include Chairman of the Psychology Department, Bethel College (St. Paul, MN); Executive Director of Sierra Tucson (Tucson, AZ); Chief Operating Officer of the Crisis Response Center (Tucson); and Executive Director of Mirasol Recovery Centers (Tucson). In addition to oversight of facility operations and management teams, he also enjoys the provision of direct clinical services (psychological assessment and individual/group therapy). David holds a Ph.D. in Clinical & Community Psychology from the University of South Florida. He is past president of both the Southern AZ Psychological Association and the Brain Injury Association of AZ. David's experiences have led to a deep appreciation for what it truly means to provide high-quality, excellent, patient and family-centered care in the context of a holistic, integrated, evidence-based, and model-energized facility.

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After a series of events leading to some resurfacing of old traumas, I decided it would be time I go to The Meadows for their famous Survivors 1 workshop. After speaking with the intake representative for an hour and giving them my history and current situation they said they would discuss my application with the clinical director (Jean Collins-Stuckert) who agreed it would be a good fit. This was my experience: 1. The workshop itself has essentially become more of a seminar. The first 2-3 days are a series of lectures on family/attachment systems etc (Information that can be learned by picking up almost any book on the subject) Plus some homework. 2. The “Experiential Phase” (the actual emotional work) is just 1 day and has been watered-down to what resembles talk therapy with some contrived and cushy symbolic affirmations rather than any real ‘guts’ work 3. The facilitator offered little to no flexibility for how I expressed to be able to do my work and insisted on his particular canned method and wording. And after I explicitly asked him to not feed me any words that were not my own 4. As I finally began doing the work and get into my body I was abruptly stopped in middle and the facilitator ended the session for the day. He then told me that I had a regressive episode and that I had too much trauma for that setting and that it was not safe for me to continue. He suggested I speak with the clinical director about alternative options. 5. Within 25 minutes I was in the directors office and she was up selling their 45 day treatment program and asking about how I might be able to get a hold of $55,000. She then had me speak to their financial department who said they could secure a discounted price of $43,000 if I could put down a $20,000 non-refundable deposit right away. (I would later find out that their usual price is actually $44,000) thankfully I said that I would sleep on it and gave myself some time to process it. 6. It was only the next day that they spoke with my therapist, who, like me, thought that this would be a bad idea. When I asked her about how it was appropriate to give someone a high pressured sales pitch 25 minutes after an intense “Regressive episode” and without any due diligence about it being the right fit for me, she offered no explanation. 7. When I then asked how it was appropriate to simply stop someone in middle of their emotional work without any follow up, she changed the explanation saying that it was actually because it was not safe for the group. (Very different from the day before when there was a sales opportunity) Aside from subpar level of services provided, there are some real ethical questions to be raised in how they conduct their business and I feel people should be made aware of this. Today, there are other options available. I have heard many horror stories about fly by night treatment centers who prey on the most vulnerable, but I would have never expected this from the so highly acclaimed Meadows. It’s sad to see such a fine institution turn into yet another money machine.
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1.0
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Spring of 2012. It was Horrible, traumatizing. I went from another facility that was loving but they sent me to a step down program they thought would help me with trauma. I was misplaced. The therapist had issues he was working out on me. He placed me in unsafe situations. Other Therapist’s listening to what I was experiencing showed their concern but didn’t step up to help me. My therapist at home and the place that sent me weren’t getting information on what was happening. They threatened to take action if they didn’t get a response. I was told not to reach out to other therapists. Or my family. That I was a problem and that by doing so was causing my family harm. This is the first time I’ve been able to write anything about it. I’m hoping to finally after 8 years be able to face everything said and done I the name of “treatment”. When mail would come from them I would start to shake and cry. I came out in worse shape then I was ever in even before the first healing facility. I’m not sure how I survived without killing myself when I got home. My psych and body was lite up like it never was before. I was thinking maybe God had me there for a reason. I was abused time and time again in my treatment. The therapist finally realized the last thing sent me over the ledge. I was leaving. I let them know I wanted a car sent to take me to the airport and did not want to talk to “Bill” my therapist. He showed up 20minutes later. He tried to talk me out of it. I could tell he was nervous he had lost his upper hand. He tried to use my words against me. “ Maybe this is where God wants you to be” Damaged my faith in God at the time. I struggle in so many ways with just “being” from the ways he pushed me and the things he said to me. My mind has drawn a blank to the name of the first place I went to. That’s what happens when any part of The Meadows comes into my thoughts. The retreat in Tucson that recommended me to them said they would not send another person to them. I heard this information from my therapist when I got home. Neither them nor my therapist were kept informed of my treatment. I was discouraged reaching out to anyone. I hope to post my experience one day to keep others away.
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3.0
Good
Family week is only for addicts in treatment. Family members are not able to truly share their stories truly. It’s all about the addict. No Followup. Very expensive. The dollars and mental to fly, rent car, hotel, your time, and mentally, do not go!
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5.0
Excellent
I went to the Meadows in 1977 and it saved my life. At the time to save costs it offered non of the amenities it offers now but was strongly influenced by the 12 steps of AA. You were required to complete the first three steps which are the most difficult and stressed the importance of meetings individual and group counseling . and we had no free time to swim , horseback ride but we learned all about the disease of addiction. Most loving and professional group of people I had ever met. All were in recovery and had Masters in Addiction Counseling. One of the things I was impressed with the most was that there was no repeaters as the thinking was that it made recovery.more difficult. Hard to make money on that model. Almost 40 years later the promises are alive for me and my Meadows alumni husband. Thank My Higher power as I do not understand it for this place and all the people I met there it works if you work it is the truth
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5.0
Excellent
I sent my 19 son the The Meadows. He went screaming and kicking with depression and mania episodes . I had tried everything else, years of therapy, Psychiatrists and different treatments. When I arrived for family week, my son met with with open arms and said “ thank you mom. This is the best thing you’ve ever done for me.” The Meadows had properly diagnosed him and medicated him. Yes, it was very expensive (especially for a single mother) but I thank them everyday. My son is now 25. He has taken full responsibility for his mental health since leaving The Meadows. He is a successful professional and speaks highly of his experience there. It literally saved his life and our family. Thank you to the amazing staff who helped him and helped me as well.
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5.0
Excellent
This experience was not just a game changer..it was a LIFE changer! It has taken me years to incorporate all that I learned here and I'm still applying it to new relationships/situations! This experience gave me the tools and healing I needed! Go! Stay as long as you can! Do the 1 year follow-up...you deserve three gift of recovery!
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This center works with an interventionist out of Redondo Beach named Daniel Smith. Daniel Smith condoned violence and abuse by my family members, falsely accused me of mental health problems and heroin use. Forced my family members to sign defamatory letters and did this all to help a child abuser of a mother run a smear campaign against their child. I contacted this place multiple times they couldn't have cared less $$$$$ dollar dollar bill yall Holla, is their attitude. Since this time Daniel Smith in order to cover for his support of abuse and rancid defamation has made up threats against his kids and wife. This industry is Dangerous Beyond Belief. Brain washing goes on here, the lady da sing songy attitude in the face of massive abuse that they teach is down right dangerous. My father went here came back crazy and abusive as he had justified all of what he would done. It took years of trained psychologists to try to reach him after. Seriously Evil is such an understatement for the nature of this location, google the meadows sexual abuse while you are at it. Why arent these places regulated?/???//?//??
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2.3
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There was no treatment. We were sequestered in beautiful grounds; the only positive. With the exception of one group session, the rest were run by patients. Once a week you saw a psychiatrist, and it was a different one each week; no consistency. My addiction(s) were never discussed with me by a professional; the patients had to figure this out on their own. The accommodations were atrocious for the money we paid; dirty and old. A year later I am still sober and heaven only knows how I got there except on my own. Perhaps it was the $60,000 up front money that was a factor.
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TRAUMATIZING. This is the last place one should ever go if they are in a vulnerable place. I came to the Meadows in 2010 1 week after I had repressed memories of sexual abuse and ritual abuse come up. I was severely dissociated and very depressed. One would think that being in this position seeking help that they would receive gentle and kind treatment and true healing for 40k. A few points to make: My diagnosis at the Meadows was wrong. While they said Dysthymia(low grade depression) and Anxiety, I later found out was major depressive disorder and a form of DID and OCD all co occurring. The psychiatrist on staff was young and inexperienced. They put abuse survivors in w PERPETRATORS (Sex abusers who r also addicts) and in my case I was very vulnerable and ended up in a close relationship w an extremely DANGEROUS person (will surely take some responsibility for that action and that choice which I learned a hard lesson from) But that person should NOT have been in the same facility as me. EVER. When they tried to "warn me" they did it by shaming me and making me wear a sign that said "females only" which was humiliating for a severely depressed abuse survivor and it actually pushed me more toward this person and isolated me from my peers and a lot of the staff. They didn't make the guy wear a Males Only sign. I ended up almost being killed by this sociopath later on and they couldn't have cared less in the end. No follow up was ever made. Most of the staff was horrible esp my therapist who seemed to have a personal problem w me and told me I had an eating disorder bc I was skinny(from depression, not anorexia or other) The whole attitude of this place is "Tough LoVe", further shaming, protecting their staff over clients and treating people as if they are extremely "sick" unless they completely adhere to the models and ideologies that this place teaches. It's a very judge mental environment and not loving or mindful at all. A place that treats 50-60 people at a time is usually a set up for disaster bc it's too many and like others are saying here there is no one on one therapy. Best of luck to anyone reading this and searching for a treatment center as recovery is not easy for the patient nor the family to begin with, and everyone deserves to get the right help when they are seeking healing.
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4.7
Excellent
They encourage follow up seminars and encourage those who have been treated their to read the daily blogs.
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1.0
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Too expensive, epic failure!
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5.0
Excellent
Meals were good.
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4.0
Great
Outpatient Counseling Services, up to 1 year
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4.0
Great
the staff was excellent - very good. the distance I had to travel to the facility just understanding everyone is different, and their journey is different - however treat them no matter how much they make, the same
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4.0
Great
encouraged small group to stay in touch...we have been a support group for each other for the past 2 years�
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5.0
Excellent
90 meeting in 90 days
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Equine therapy. Comprehensive, rational approach.
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4.3
Great
Excellent facility. only facility in the country offering survivors week for TX of family of origin issues
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5.0
Excellent
attention to family and care. far drive unfortunately, I was out of state at the time and didn't hear from the facility about my mother's care. I had to call myself.
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3.3
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Survivors workshop was amazing. My primary counselor ended up getting fired because she was inept. Very expensive but was the best experience of my life. I made great connections with my peers and learned a lot about myself.
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5.0
Excellent
All masters level clinicians and above, full time MD, psychiatrists, focus is on treating the whole person. Able to treat co occurring disorders not just say they do. Beautiful atmosphere and supportive community. Many different testaments available, truly individualized. I guess the rooms could be more posh if that's what is most important for you. I didn't always like the food but it was healthy. This really is the best place for treatment. I've tried others and they never offered enough to help my entire person recover. I see many things written here that are just not true. It's a great place to save your life if you're willing. This experience changed my entire life experience and I couldn't be more grateful.
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3.5
Very Good
because they were ineffective
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5.0
Excellent
The work done at The Meadows is as profound as that done by the founding members of A.A. Cost can be a barrier to some who can benefit. The Meadows saved my life, I was 5 years sober and they helped me with core family issues that would have been a threat to that sobriety. More is sometimes required through our sober journey if we are to continue maintaining emotional sobriety.
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5.0
Excellent
The councilors were amazing. The program was top notch. They did not just try to cram 12 steps down your throat. They went far beyond that trying to get to the root of the issues and break me from my cycle. The 12 steps were introduced too, but I had been to 2 rehabs before that this is all they focused on and it was ineffective. Expensive
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4.7
Excellent
Comunication was a strength. It was a grateful experience because they treat you like family and help you to get over your addiction problem.
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1.0
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Excellent comprehensive treatment. Cost was a weakness. Excellent well trained staff and management.
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5.0
Excellent
Exceptional faculty and the address core issues underlying the addition. Cost is very high.I now have ten plus years sober and this facility saved my life!!
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4.0
Great
They offer a variety of treatment options. It's very expensive. I felt like this was a great program with people that really cared. I would highly recommend The Meadows. The only downfall was the financial expense required to enter treatment.
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5.0
Excellent
Ability to deal w individuals struggling w one or multiple serious & life threatening addictions. Program is very thorough but only works if individual seeking treatment truly wants to be helped. Needs to ensure patient is a aware of importance of having an aftercare program lined-up immediately upon being discharged from facility. The Meadows was the only rehab facility that worked for my brother
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1.5
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High level of patient care Expertise of staff Was Highly recommended. Must reiterate importance of aftercare program bc so patients learn how to function in society wo substances. Absolutely critical to make sure program fits the patients needs (based on level of severity) & quality of care
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