ABOUT PHOENIX RECOVERY PROGRAMS IN MAPLEWOOD, MN
First established in 1994, Phoenix Recovery Programs has grown from a boy’s home in Maplewood, Minn., to a state-licensed agency with residential and transitional homes and outpatient services in Janesville, Bear Lake, and Mankato. The nonprofit is one of just 151 (42.4 percent) in the state and each of its four locations are licensed through the Minnesota Department of Human Services for integrated treatment for substance use and co-occurring disorders.
In Maplewood, residential treatment serves boys ages 14 to 18 with 90 days of one-on-one counseling and small groups, 12-step meetings, skills training, and more. Relative to other facilities statewide, the program for teenage boys is one of just 104 (29.2 percent) that offers more than 30 days of care and one of 74 (20.8 percent) that’s dedicated exclusively to teens.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To be eligible for Phoenix Recovery Program’s 90-day program, prospective clients must be males between the ages of 14 and 18; they and/or their parents should contact the facility directly by phone to schedule an admission and facility tour. Occasional exceptions are made for clients as old as 19, depending on their legal status.
Programming follows the 12-Steps, incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational enhancement techniques (MET) in twice-weekly individual therapy and 17 hours of groups. Another important program expectation, residents are to attend three 12-step meetings a week. Additional focus is placed on independent living skills, continued attendance at school, community service, and 12-step sponsorship. Cookouts, dances, conventions, and other activities are held throughout the year.
Outpatients attend about 19 hours of group therapy and one individual counseling session each week. Therapy is gender-specific, and families are encouraged to attend weekly family therapy and education groups.
Phoenix Recovery Programs employs a team of licensed alcohol drug abuse counselors (LADC) a licensed psychologist, and a licensed social worker. The staff-to-client ratio is 1:6.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Phoenix Recovery Programs in Maplewood can accommodate up to 28 teen boys in a nurturing, home-like environment. Further details regarding the facility’s living arrangements and related offerings are not provided.
Rehabs.com has yet to receive any feedback from the facility’s alumni, affiliated friends and family, or staff. Phoenix Recovery Programs has an overall rating of four out of five stars based on 11 CiteHealth reviews and on Google, 3.4 out of five stars based on nine reviews. Across these sites, many expressed gratitude for a caring, professional, and friendly staff, though one complained of poor communication within management and a lack of food.
“The staff handled all the situations well and notified me when needed. Facilities were clean. Great program that included a lot of family support. Highly recommended,” one parent wrote in a representative statement. “My son went to this program and even though he didnt graduate the staff did everything I think they could to help him,” another added.
The cost for 30 days of treatment (including room and board) at Phoenix Recovery Programs is approximately $2,950. A three-month stay comes to $15,471 (also including room and board).
Insurance is accepted, financial assistance available, and clients are encouraged to contact the facility directly for additional questions.
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