ABOUT BLUEPRINTS FOR RECOVERY
Located in Prescott, Ariz., Blueprints for Recovery is a gender-specific treatment center for men between 18 and 30 who are struggling with substance abuse. It is one of the 73 (20 percent) of Arizona facilities that offers long term, residential treatment services. With a foundation in 12-step immersion, the treatment program also incorporates evidence-based and experiential therapy methods.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to Blueprints for Recovery's website, clients stay in treatment for six to nine months, and it follows a three-phase program that guides residents from drug use to sobriety in a gradual process.
Blueprints for Recovery begins its process of treatment with a comprehensive needs assessment. Program applicants are screened for psychiatric and addiction treatment needs to develop a personalized treatment plan. When clients are moved into the residential phase of treatment they are monitored by medical personnel.
Programming includes 12-Steps treatment, which the facility’s website calls the “backbone” of treatment. Individual and group counseling plays a large role in the program’s curriculum as well.
In addition, treatment utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to set short and long-term goals, modify behavior, and change destructive thinking patterns. Clients also participate in outdoor therapies such as daily group hikes.
Other activities include experiential and holistic therapies including expressive arts therapy, guided meditation sessions, and outdoor activities.
Blueprints for Recovery holds regular family workshops, which include educational classes and family counseling sessions. Blueprints for Recovery strongly encourages their residential alumni to continue treatment in the program's transitional homes. Residents of the homes continue to attend 12-step meetings, participate in group and individual counseling, and submit to drug testing.
Blueprints for Recovery's website notes the treatment team includes psychiatrists, counselors, outdoor guides, and a treatment support team. All staff members are also in long-term recovery. Due to the center’s small size, clients enjoy a relatively low staff-to-client ratio.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Blueprints for Recovery’s website indicates the treatment center is a home-like facility with a full kitchen, spacious communal areas, patios, and acres of outdoor space for recreational activities. Along with weekly hikes, clients also participate in a monthly Adventure Program, in which they go on four- to five-day excursions throughout the Southwest. Past activities have included surfing, camping, snowboarding, kayaking, fishing, and rock climbing.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The nine alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mostly positive feedback and commentary. The three people to be surveyed on metrics gave high ratings for exercise and leisure and holistic offerings.
In addition, alumni praised the staff highly with multiple reviews touting them as a major strength of the facility. "Blueprints went above and beyond anything I ever imagined a treatment facility would go for me and my situation," an alum wrote in a representative review. "I owe everything to this place and there staff."
To date, all nine people to leave Google Reviews for Blueprints For Recovery gave five out of five stars, and positive commentary. Reviewers praised the staff, the treatment effectiveness, and called it amazing. 
"Blueprints is by far the best treatment center I've been too," G.K. wrote in a representative review on Google. "It is the fact that is totally different than any other center I have been too. Blueprints offers new experiences that I never thought I would be a part of."
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The seven loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date provided mostly positive feedback, and indicated they would recommend the treatment center.
Would recommend: 4.9/5
Loved ones also praised and rated other areas well including
connectivity, family participation, and affordability. The staff's level of training and experience was a highlight.
Staff's experience: 4.9/5
"This program saved my son's life," a parent wrote in a representative review. "I would highly recommend this to any family or individual in need."
There is limited information on the organization’s website regarding health insurance plans, but it likely accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, and Value Options based on the information available. The facility also offers financing with guidelines that make it relatively easy to get the needed financing.
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