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U-Turn For Christ Arizona

217 South Colcord Road, Payson, Arizona, 85541
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U-Turn For Christ is a residential rehab for men trapped in the deceptive, never-ending cycle of addiction. The facility in Payson, Arizona offers a Christian Discipleship Re-entry program, which provides residents with the opportunity to give back to the community as they recover from drug and alcohol addiction. U-Turn’s goal is to teach men to be independent, self-supporting and stable under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, so they may become assets to family, church, friends. employers, schools and society.

Facility Highlights

  • Christian Living Skills
  • Morning Devotions
  • Bible Study


  • Holistic Therapy

    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

Facility Settings

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Meet the Staff

  • Mario Rocha
    Mario RochaAssociate Pastor
    I came to U-Turn For Christ in July of 1995, thinking I was going to stay for two months, get sober, and move on to whatever God had for me next. I didn’t know what God had for me next was to serve in this ministry, and I truly count it a privilege. In November of ’99 I was ordained a Pastor and I now serve as the Associate Pastor to Pastor Gerry Brown. Through the years I’ve witnessed God’s miraculous work in restoring lives, marriages, and families; including my own. I’ve had the honor of helping set up ministries for U-Turn For Christ in Tennessee, Kenya, and Thailand, before I was married. In 2008, I met my beautiful wife, Evelyn, and we wed April of the following year. She also serves, assisting Peggy Brown with Women’s Ministry. My hope and vision for this ministry is, if the Lord tarries, that my Pastor’s vision will be fulfilled in having a U-Turn For Christ in every State, discipling and restoring those who are trapped in the sin of addiction.
  • Erin Winemiller
    Erin WinemillerAdministrator
    I was introduced to the ministry of U-Turn For Christ in 1998 by my parents who were referred through Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa. On October 21st 1998, I entered the ministry and just like many of the men and women who enroll everyday, my life was a mess and I could not do anything on my own strength to change. I’m one of the thousands of men and women who have come to this ministry and that have had the Lord do the miracle that only He can do. I married my beautiful wife, Rosie, in December of 1998, after graduating Phase-1; and have three beautiful daughters, Brittany 15, Kaitlyn 13, and Alicia 6. I now have the privilege of watching the Lord perform that same miracle in the lives of the men and women who enroll today, as He did in me 15 years ago, serving as the Administrator and Assistant Pastor. “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” Ephesians 3:20.

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Located in Payson, Ariz., roughly 100 miles from Flagstaff, U-Turn for Christ offers residential treatment for men struggling with alcohol and drug abuse. The facility is dedicated to using combination of Christian discipleship and community volunteer work to help residents develop into independent, self-supporting, and stable men.


To be admitted, clients must be 18 years of age or older and must not use any narcotics, illegal drugs, or alcohol 24 hours prior to enrollment. Intake interviews must be arranged over the phone by calling the facility directly. U-Turn for Christ does not accept registered sex offenders. Clients at the facility must remain in treatment for a minimum of two months.

The facility’s treatment program depends entirely on Christian discipleship as a means to recovery and strictly bans the use of psychology and 12-Step methods. Throughout treatment, clients receive Christian discipleship and participate in volunteer chores and community projects.

Treatment at U-Turn for Christ is split into two phases. The first phase is a two-month intensive involving Bible study, repentance, and surrender. The second phase is a six-month to two-year commitment focused on returning clients to employment. Participants do not receive medication during their stay at U-Turn for Christ. Any client taking psychiatric medication is required to sign a medical consent to be weaned off the medication at a rate of 25% per week during their stay at the facility.

U-Turn for Christ offers their program as an alternative for incarceration, and recommends that court appointees complete both phases of the program.


The treatment team at U-Turn for Christ is made up of two pastors. There is currently no further information provided by the facility regarding treatment staff.


The U-Turn for Christ is a gender-specific facility designed to help male clients. Although the facility, called "the ranch," is located in a in a relatively busy residential area, there is wooded area nearby. Photos of the facility on U-Turn for Christ’s website show clients doing physical labor such as washing dishes, painting, and felling trees.

Clients at U-Turn for Christ are not allowed the use of cigarettes or other tobacco-based products, patches, or Nicorette gum. During the first two months of treatment, clients are not allowed to make calls or send emails but can mail letters to loved ones. Once a client has been living at the residence for twelve days, they are able to accept visitors on Sunday afternoons. Visitors are limited to immediate family only.


At the time of writing there have been no clients surveyed by Rehabs.com. On U-Turn for Christ’s Facebook page, there is is an overall rating of five out of five stars based on two total reviews.[1] On the facility’s Google page, there is an overall rating of five out of five stars based on one review.[2] Although the ratings are very positive, none of the reviewers left commentary along with their reviews.


The cost of treatment at the facility is $800. Clients at U-Turn for Christ are not permitted to be on any social or welfare program during their stay at the facility. There is currently no further information provided by the facility regarding its costs. Clients are encouraged to contact the facility directly for additional information regarding the cost of treatment.



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