Amity Circle Tree Ranch in Tucson, AZ

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(4 of 5)
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10500 E Tanque Verde Rd
Tucson AZ 85749

Amity Circle Tree Ranch Philosophy

Our philosophy is based on the belief that life is an apprenticeship to the truth. Around every circle of truth, a larger circle can grow. The extent to which this circle expands depends upon the force of truth which the individual manifests. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of our minds. We must press on, for nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Areas of Specialization

  • Recovery and Native American Traditions at Circle Tree Ranch
    Native American traditions have symbolically been a part of the Circle Tree Ranch culture, ceremony and curriculum for over two decades. Amity’s Circle Tree Ranch residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation center has provided extremely successful addiction treatment options for Native Americans in Arizona and throughout the Southwest for twenty years.

  • Treating Trauma and Recovery at Amity Circle Tree Ranch
    At Circle Tree Ranch we understand that often chemical dependency and other addictive or self-destructive behaviors are related to overwhelming experiences of exposure to abusive power, physical and sexual abuse, disabling losses and disrupted attachment, usually beginning in childhood.

Facility Highlights

Family Groups

Parents w/ Children Treatment

Meet the Staff

Naya Arbiter

Founder

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Ms. Naya Arbiter is the principal of Extensions, LLC, a private consulting group, which she founded. Ms. Arbiter has, in the past two years, been in twenty-two states consulting and providing training to state agencies and to professionals in human services. Simultaneously, she has continued her ground-breaking work in developing specialized curriculum for populations who have been ignored or underserved. Ms. Arbiter was one of 125 national experts on drug abuse selected by President Regan in 1987 to serve as a conferee to the White House Conference for a Drug-Free America. She played a key role in the development of the conference recommendations on drug abuse treatment for the President and Congress. Ms. Arbiter has presented on adolescent drug use, prevention, and treatment; cultural competence and has published articles on substance abuse in the Journal of Adolescent Research, American Jails, and the International Journal of Addictions, as well as contributing several chapters to books on these topics.

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ABOUT AMITY CIRCLE TREE RANCH

Set in Tucson’s Tanque Verde Valley, Amity Circle Tree Ranch specializes in treating adults struggling with substance abuse, process addictions, and co-occurring disorders. Programming is residential in nature and aims to help clients heal core trauma, identify strengths, improve self-esteem, learn life skills, and address the underlying issues that contribute to their addiction. Detox services are not offered on-site, but the center will assist clients in finding a local facility for appropriate care. Additionally, culturally appropriate programming for Native Americans is available.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Circle Tree Ranch takes a holistic approach to recovery, emphasizing community service, emotional intelligence, and authentic relationships. Therapeutic groups and workshops focus on topics such as moral growth, conscience development, personal responsibility, and family dynamics, as well as coping skills, relapse prevention, and 12-step recovery methods. Clients are assigned weekly jobs (e.g. meal preparation, dining room maintenance, and administrative office assistance) to promote responsibility and community involvement. Family members of clients are encouraged to participate in a variety of specialized activities, including workshops, retreats, picnics, and group therapy sessions.

Circle Tree Ranch provides treatment at two levels of intensity. Thresholds of Change, a 90-day program, is tailored to highly motivated clients. Individuals enrolled in this level of care focus on personal growth and developing an awareness of how their substance abuse affects others. Proof of Life, a more in-depth, seven-month track, is intended for those who have experienced relapse, as well as younger participants who require more education and guidance. Proof of Life includes multiple intensive workshops and family programming, and clients who are parents may bring young children with them to the ranch while they undergo treatment.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The treatment center is located on a 50-acre ranch that previously served as both a guest ranch and a boarding school. Clients reside in semi-private quarters that they are responsible for maintaining. The facility includes an on-site fitness center, walking trails, volleyball and basketball courts, a swimming pool, music rooms, and an authentic Native American sweat lodge. Smoking is not permitted on-site.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

When asked how likely they were to recommend the facility to others, the two alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date both provided ratings of four out of five stars. Both respondents highlighted the quality of the staff; one anonymous alum characterized them as “professional,” and the other told Rehabs.com that the “staff cares.”

Reviews submitted to third-party sites were also positive. Austin, the one reviewer on Yelp, provided a five-star rating (based on a scale of one to five) and credited the center with saving his life. He found the accommodations and amenities to be particularly impressive.[1] “The best part is how huge and sprawled out the place is. Tons of ways to get exercise, they even have a MUAY THAI gym with a full time instructor,” he wrote.

The six Google users who submitted reviews at the time of this writing provided an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars.[2] Reviewers who provided commentary highlighted the “dedicated” staff and the depth of the center’s multi-phase programming. “Because this place is not a quick-fix 12 step solution, more time has to be spent working on one's self to achieve lasting healing and sobriety.” Jay wrote.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The one loved one polled by Rehabs.com found the center and its programming to be helpful. They submitted a four-star rating for the center’s treatment effectiveness and, when asked how likely they were to recommend the facility to others, provided four stars. “Makes livimg worth while … helped out when needed,” they told Rehabs.com. They did, however, note that the center needed “more space.”

FINANCING

The cost for the 90-day program is $25,000, and the seven-month program is priced at $35,000. A monthly fee of $1,200 is charged for every child staying with their parent on campus. The facility has private-pay options and will provide itemized lists to individuals planning to file an insurance claim for reimbursement. Some residents of the State of Arizona may have funding provided by local or state agencies. All fees and a medical deposit (for doctor’s appointments and prescriptions) are due upon admission.

Updated March 2017

  1. https://www.yelp.com/biz/circle-tree-ranch-tucson

  2. https://goo.gl/1GvEZK

Published on April 2017

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Amity Circle tree ranch was a life-changing experience . I was addicted to heroin on and off for about 25 years .I had been in a few other rehabs . But I found amity to be an educational experience for how to create and enjoy the life that I truly wanted . Not just get off drugs . That has happened , because the life i truly wanted didn't have space for drug addiction , but the focus was on what I could create for my future , not just what i had to give up . I also felt that i learned inclusiveness and how to connect with other people on a level , that if more people were exposed to the amity curriculum , the amount of racism and lack of understanding between different groups of people , would be greatly reduced ... and along with that drug addiction . And finally , this is a place that takes the emotionally and physical safety of women so seriously . Allowing me and so many women to feel safe enough to face some scary issues and wounds that often just get overlooked because they make people uncomfortable or its just too scary . The fact that women feel safe in this community means that everyone in the community is safe .... and that makes doing personal healing and growth possible . I cant say enough about Amity . It can change your life

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After 20 years of addiction I chose to Amity help me turn my life around. I admit at times it was tough I stuck it out because ultimately I allowed my life to put me exactly where I needed to be. I made it work for me by listening to some experienced people. I found trust. Amity provides a unique approach to treating addiction. Life skills, art, music, exercise, work, counseling and honoring different cultures are incorporated into your program, and these are just to name a few. Most addicts leave a path of destruction and blame others. Stopping these behaviors are not easy and one of Amity's main focuses is based on trust and living with Integrity. While I was part of Amity I knew what I wanted to get out of it and I was able to achieve my sobriety. No place or person is perfect but you get out of life what you put in. I took the best and became the best that I could be. I learned to stop blaming and as a result my actions have helped others along the way. I love and will always honor Amity and it will ALWAYS be a part of my life.

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Not a rehab center, more of a work camp... Food inadequate - my son was hungry most of the time.. This was a rip-off

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staff cares, safe and clean sooner you seek help the better results

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makes livimg worth while needs more space helped out when needed

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Coming from someone who has seen quite a few treatment centers, Amity is hands down the place to go if you want to clean up.

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The atmosphere is awesome and they are very professional.

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