ABOUT U-TURN FOR CHRIST IN PAYSON, AZ
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.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
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.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
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. On the facility’s Google page, there is an overall rating of five out of five stars based on one review. 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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