ABOUT A BETTER TODAY RECOVERY SERVICES
Operating a network of three drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities across Arizona, A Better Today Recovery Services is, in its own words, committed to “Saving lives, Healing families.” The facility in Scottsdale provides a full continuum of care, including medically monitored detox, residential, and intensive outpatient (IOP) programs, for adults seeking treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
Sober living facilities are also made available to clients who complete treatment. Within the state, A Better Today Recovery Services is among 5.9 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities in Arizona that provide residential, non-hospital detoxification, among 22.9 percent that offer residential care, 8.4 percent with an IOP, and among 58.9 percent of Arizona facilities with specially tailored groups for clients with co-occurring disorders.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
At A Better Today Recovery Services, the process begins with an initial assessment by medical, behavioral health, and admissions specialists. This team will be able to identify co-occurring conditions and the client’s needs for treatment. Through the assessments, clinicians form an individualized treatment plan is developed.
Treatments are developed based on the disease model of addiction. Utilizing evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and 12-step principles, the facility offers various approaches to treatment. According to the facility’s website, treatment programs typically last 90 days.
Clients participate in one-on-one and group therapy sessions. Sessions focus on identifying the underlying causes of addictive behaviors, as well as on ways of averting these behaviors. Clients also learn coping skills and how to manage problem behaviors.
In addition, A Better Today Recovery Services utilizes holistic methods to facilitate treatment. To supplement their time in therapy, clients are provided with therapeutic and recreational opportunities, such as yoga, strength therapy, equine therapy, and music and art therapy. Clients also learn important life skills that focus on personal hygiene and proper nutrition.
Family participation is encouraged throughout treatment. Family therapy and support services are available, and families are encouraged to take advantage of them when they are able. These services help create support networks for clients.
Within the state, A Better Today Recovery Services is among 21.4 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities in Arizona accredited by The Joint Commission. The center employs full-time physicians, life coaches, and other master-level therapists skilled in treating addiction and co-occurring disorders. To date, the eight individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter praised the staff.
Staff Experience and Training: 4.6/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
A Better Today Recovery Services strives to make clients feel comfortable and safe. The Scottsdale licensed residence is set on an expansive piece of property with palm trees and a swimming pool. The facility is furnished with modern décor and features a large kitchen, dining area, and private and shared bedrooms. No more than 10 clients stay in each housing facility, and smoking is allowed. To date, the eight individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter appreciated the facility's upkeep and amenities.
Exercise and Leisure: 4.6/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the close to three dozen alumni who reviewed A Better Today Recovery Services for Rehabs.com, about 75 percent submitted highly favorable feedback. They highlighted the caring staff, beautiful and clean surroundings, and aftercare. Most of all, they expressed gratitude for the outcome they achieved through treatment, many thanking the center for transforming and/or saving their life. “Im blessed to be sober today and all my thanks goes to this program,” one alum wrote. Overall, the six individuals polled on detailed survey metrics by Rehabs.com praised all aspects of programming.
Counseling Options: 5/5
Family Participation: 5/5
Holistic Offerings: 4.7/5
Reviewers also cited individualized treatment, professionalism, and treatment for co-occurring disorders as strengths. K.C. wrote: “My 90 day stay with A Better Today Recovery Services was one of the best things that could have happened to my life.”
Would Recommend: 5/5
Connectivity/Visitor Policy: 4.8/5
Negative reviewers reported unprofessional practices, lack of proper and effective treatment, rundown amenities, and disorganization. “I strongly advise you to go elsewhere,”one alum wrote, while another added: “Don't waste your money.”
On secondary sites, A Better Today Recovery Services received highly favorable coverage to date: 4.6 out of five stars based on 18 reviews on Google, and 4.6 stars based on the opinions of 10 people on Facebook, which the organization may manage.  
Five-star reviewer Tom on Google wrote: “ABT taught me how to forgive myself for a lifetime of guilt and shame, they taught me how to make better choices and to take responsibility for my actions." Patricia on Google added: “The RC staff make a big difference as many of them have walked in the shoes of the clients. It’s a beautiful thing.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The seven loved ones who submitted reviews of A Better Today Recovery Services to Rehabs.com provided mixed impressions. “I am impressed with the staff’s dedication to their clients,” one loved one wrote, characterizing Family Day as “great and informative” and added: “The actual place is clean, nicely decorated and has a touch of comfort to it.”
However, other reviewers offered markedly unfavorable feedback. C.L.E., who rated treatment effectiveness a mere one out of five stars, considered the facility “very nice,” but reported “staff was reactive” and that there was a “power struggle between staff and clients.” Another, who similarly rated treatment effectiveness one star, accused the facility of being “more concerned with revenue than their patients.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
At the time of this writing, the one staff member polled by Rehabs.com gave five-star ratings for affordability, counseling options, facility cleanliness and upkeep, family participation, likelihood to recommend, staff experience and training, and treatment of co-occurring disorders. "A Better Today has its problems but what they don't lack is compassion and dedication to this line of work,” the staff member wrote.
At the time of this writing, A Better Today Recovery Services accepts most private insurance, including plans from Aetna, Cigna, and United Healthcare. The organization is in-network with BlueCross BlueShield and also offers financing options. Prospective clients can fill out a form on the center’s website to verify their insurance coverage. Overall, the eight individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com appreciated the facility's cost.
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