ABOUT SABINO RECOVERY
Set in the picturesque Sonora Desert, about 11 miles from Tucson, Ariz., Sabino Recovery is a highly individualized, family-owned and operated 35-day residential treatment program designed for adults struggling with chemical dependency. In addition, programming tracks are available for individuals suffering from trauma as well as co-occurring mental health disorders, making it one of 201 (58.9 percent) centers in the state with this offering. It is also among the just 20 (5.9 percent) Arizona facilities where detox services are available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Along with evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment methods, Sabino Recovery incorporates a range of holistic techniques and recreational opportunities to promote long-term sobriety and healthy lifestyle changes.
In addition to a 12-Step introduction, clients participate in individual, family, and group psychotherapy. To address issues of trauma, clients participate in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EDMR) sessions and somatic experiencing.
According to the facility’s website, neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to rewire itself, is at the core of each treatment method. Through evidence-based and holistic treatment methods, Sabino Recovery strives to rewire destructive neural pathways related to addiction and mental health issues.
Holistic treatment includes equine therapy, music and sound therapy, creative arts therapy, exercise, yoga, therapeutic massages, and acupuncture. Unique to Sabino Recovery, the facility also features a state-of-the-art sleep lab. Residents participate in sleep studies to address poor sleeping habits and remedy problems related to REM sleep and insomnia.
The treatment team includes a medical director, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, a clinical psychologist, and a family and group therapist, along with an equine therapist, a somatic experiencing practitioner, and a registered polysomnographic technologist (sleep specialist). To date, the eight Rehabs.com survey respondents polled on the matter provided high ratings for the center's staff.
Staff Experience and Training: 4/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients share bedrooms in warmly decorated rooms with double beds, separate vanities, and scenic views. There is a southwestern-style dining room where clients eat meals that, according to the facility’s website, are prepared from scratch and can be tailored to accommodate any kind of dietary restrictions. Amenities include a gym, an outdoor pool, and shaded outdoor gathering spaces.
Clients are allowed Internet access via the facility’s Internet cafe, and if they have them, may bring their service/therapy animals into treatment with them with prior approval. The eight individuals surveyed by Rehabs.com polled on the matters gave favorable feedback for the center's cleanliness and its amenities.
Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep 4.3/5
Leisure, Exercise, and Extracurricular Options: 4.1/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The dozens of alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave Sabino Recovery highly positive reviews. Several former clients credited the facility with saving their lives, and one anonymous alum gave the facility perfect ratings of five stars across 15 evaluated metrics, including its treatment effectiveness, its counseling options, its holistic offerings, its leisure activities, its experience treating co-occurring disorders, and its staff’s level of training and experience.
"Compassion, Hope, Kindness," listed one former client regarding the center's strengths. "My family was very involved with my treatment plan," another reviewer commented, in addition to giving five out of five stars for counseling options and level of family participation.
In fact, counseling options, family participation, and holistic offerings all received amongst the highest ratings from the four alumni polled in these specific metrics.
Holistic Offerings: 4/5
Family Participation: 4/5
Counseling Options: 4/5
Secondary sites reveal high ratings as of the writing as well, such as a 4.2 out of five-star average from nine reviewers on Google. "Professional staff. Professional chef. Lovely rooms," P.B. representatively wrote. Four Yelp reviewers produced a similarly high average rating of four out of five stars to date.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date offered polarized opinions. One loved one, M.O., offered perfect five-star ratings for the facility's counseling options, ability to treat co-occurring disorders, and the amount of family participation. "Staff ratio is excellent," M.O. wrote.
However, a parent of a client, N.E., offered one-star ratings for the facility's discharge planning and for the staff's level of experience and training. "They have no aftercare program they just send you home with a ridiculous piece of paper. No follow up," the parent wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The three staffers polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing also gave the facility mostly positive reviews. With the exception of its 12-step involvement, for which T.H. gave the facility just two out of five stars, all other 14 metrics received five-star ratings, including treatment effectiveness, family participation, faith-based options, and counseling options. “Their Sabino Model is beyond successful,” they wrote.
R.R.J. described Sabino as “wonderful treatment” and awarded it five stars in across almost all the 15 metrics, with the exceptions of 12 step involvement, which received three out of five stars, and faith-based options, which received four out of five stars.
K.L.D gave the facility five stars for treatment effectiveness and called it “state of the art treatment facility like no other. I have worked in this field for 30 years and find Sabino Recovery to be cutting edge with research in neuro science and holistic, integrative treatment offering the very best of care.”
The fee for 35 days of treatment is $45,000. The facility will work with private insurance out-of-network benefits and financial assistance is also available to clients who qualify via M-Lend Financial. The eight Rehabs.com survey respondents polled on the matter gave high ratings for the center's costs.
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