Treatment Center Setting
Fountain Hills Recovery Philosophy
Our program strives to uncover, acknowledge, and address the individual needs of our clients through a variety of therapy and treatment options. Our treatment approach matches the strengths from both client and staff to formulate a workable plan for recovery. We recognize that the impact drug and alcohol abuse has on an individual can vary, so our admissions process begins with developing a clear understanding of every client's current situation. After our initial assessment, a variety of therapeutic approaches are available to maximize the probability of a positive long term outcome for the client.
Areas of Specialization
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Process Abuse Treatment
Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.
I saw myself in other places more as a statistic rather than an actual person . . . Having people really stand by my side and do anything in their power to see me succeed- it meant a lot to me that people actually cared.
Meet the Staff
Dr. Reyes Topete
Dr. Topete is a native of Arizona with over 20 years of experience in addiction medicine. After graduating from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1992, he completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Saint Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Throughout his career, Dr. Topete has developed a passion for working with those affected by addiction and a curiosity for the science behind addiction treatment. As the Medical Director at Fountain Hills Recovery, Dr. Topete provides leadership, guidance, and oversight to all medical personnel at Fountain Hills Recovery to ensure that our clients’ recoveries are safe and effective.
Dr. Justin Evans, LCSW, DBH
Justin began his career in the behavioral health field with outpatient drug and alcohol counseling. Specializing in substance abuse and anger management, he has spent time working in the Maricopa County Jail system, residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, as well as an inpatient psychiatric hospital. He holds a Doctorate of Behavioral Health and Masters of Social work from Arizona State University.
TJ Carlini, CDC I+II, BHT
TJ found his passion for recovery after graduating from the Salvation Army ARC in Austin, TX. He established his formal education soon after and continues to actively pursue higher education at Austin CC and Rio Salado. He holds a level 1 certificate in Chemical Dependence Counseling along with multiple accreditation’s in the field of substance abuse recovery and is currently finalizing a degree in Social Work. TJ delivers a high energy message through firsthand experience, guiding patients to live up to their full potential by breaking the cycles of addiction, crime, hopelessness and despair they face in their daily life.
TJ is a regular speaker on the subject of addiction and recovery at churches and conferences, as well as one on one counseling. His work with patients from all backgrounds has given him the experience necessary to emphasize the urgency to live a sober life style. His goal is to help others find their unique skills, talents, and life purpose that allows them to begin the transition to the next chapter of their addiction-free and purpose filled life.
Mary Jane Watman, BHT
Mary Jane brings to Fountain Hills Recovery, several years of experience in the recovery field after having found her own personal journey out of addiction. Having worked as an aftercare counselor, then a primary therapist, MJ extended her knowledge in the field as an intervention therapist. Her experience and continuing education in addiction counseling have given her the skills and passion for helping families with loved ones who are suffering with addiction. She is uniquely qualified in bringing families together in order to create an environment conducive to a successful recovery.
Outside of her professional life, MJ is devoted to helping women in correctional facilities recover from addiction and is very active in the recovery community helping others on their own journeys to sobriety.
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ABOUT FOUNTAIN HILLS RECOVERY
Located in a commercial district in the desert town of Fountain Hills, 30 miles northeast of downtown Phoenix, Ariz., Fountain Hills Recovery is a private organization offering residential and outpatient care for individuals struggling with substance.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Residential treatment is offered in increments of 30, 60, or 90 days, and the facility also offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (IOP).
Fountain Hills Recovery’s website emphasizes the individualized nature of treatment. Tailored treatment plans are put together from a combination of 12-step participation, individual and family therapy, goal setting, relapse prevention, and unspecified alternative therapies. The center’s Psychology Today listing also details evidence-based therapies provided at the facility, including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Another integral part of the program is skill building for sobriety: working with a personal coach to develop coping skills, recognize triggers, and build a sober support network.
According to the facility’s website, staff have first-hand knowledge of addiction.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The center operates a primary clinic and two separate living facilities, each a short drive from the treatment center. The living facilities are spacious and luxurious, offering shared or private bedrooms, infinity pools, large yards, exercise equipment, a Jacuzzi,ahome theater, and full kitchens, plus more than 17,000 square feet of floor space between the two homes. There’s also WiFi throughout the living facilities. On-site chiropractic care can be arranged.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews directly from alumni of this facility, however, secondary review sites yielded unanimously positive coverage, with eight five-star ratings on Facebook (where the facility can manage its own page) and three five-star ratings on Google.  The reviewers repeatedly praised the center’s staff, amenities, and program. “After many years of struggling and multiple treatment centers I was blessed to find myself at Fountain Hills Recovery. The people and the program are amazing, they really helped me get back on my feet and my life back on track,” A.B.W. wrote in a representative review on Google, and on Facebook, M.T. added: “They connect with you on a real level and don't downgrade your situation. This treatment center made it comfortable.”
According to the facility’s website, Fountain Hills Recovery accepts insurance from a variety of providers, including Aetna, AmeriHealth, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, and United. The center does not indicate whether it is in-network with any insurers.
Published on June 2017
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