Clean Adventures Philosophy
Clean Adventures has a visionary approach to provide the best treatment possible in a safe environment utilizing the 12 steps, a full time clinical staff and an extensive Adventure based program to develop a life of recovery.
Areas of Specialization
Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)
Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Meet the Staff
Robert is an individual who is intensely committed to, and passionate about, helping others achieve a healthy, balanced, productive, and happier life in recovery. A graduate of Old Dominion University, he is an active participant in the local recovery community and brings his passion for helping others to Clean Adventures. Robert believes the transitional IOP model is a level of care necessary in order for the recovering addict and/or alcoholic to learn how to live life on lifes terms clean and sober. He understands that a firm foundation in the 12 steps, coupled with the tools necessary to confront and address irrational thoughts and behaviors, is the cornerstone to achieving sustained recovery and a better life. Robert himself is a member of the Prescott recovery community and an example of success in recovery. A Northern Virginia native, he resides locally in the Prescott area with his wife and son.
Kemper A. Burt has been working in the addictions field for over 10 years. While attending night and weekend classes for his substance abuse certification in California, Mr. Burt started managing sober living homes. After working in California for several facilities, Mr. Burt Moved to Prescott Arizona where he became involved with Marketing in the addictions field. Mr. Burt has visited with some of the top facilities in the US. During this time he developed a sense about what he would like to see in a treatment facility. After meeting with Robert Patton of Clean Adventures, Mr. Burt found that they possessed the same vision and Mr. Burt came to work with Clean Adventures. Lending his skills in marketing on the internet and helping young men to gain the tools necessary for recovery is life fulfilling work for Mr. Burt.
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ABOUT CLEAN ADVENTURES
Located about one mile above sea level and 100 miles from Phoenix in the Arizona city of Prescott, Clean Adventures is one of just 82 (22.9 percent) residential treatment facilities in the state. For adult men addressing drug and alcohol abuse, this program takes a very specific approach to treatment. Clients who struggle with addiction participate in structured supportive housing, intensive cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and outdoor adventure excursions. According to the facility’s website, the “adventure-based” treatment is designed both to challenge clients and to provide opportunities for them to learn to enjoy sober lives. This is also one of 205 (57.3 percent) facilities in Arizona to offer treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression.
No detox services are provided on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The six-month program builds on 12-step meetings and evidence-based modalities including CBT, rational emotive behavioral therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Clients meet individually with a psychiatrist once a week and, according to the facility’s Facebook page, participate in about 10 hours of group processing sessions. Clean Adventures provides training and practice in life skills, covering vocational preparation, budgeting, and communication. Random alcohol and drug screenings are also conducted weekly.
Experiential and recreational therapies play a key role. Six off-site, multi-day trips offered per year include activities such as white water rafting, snowboarding, and canyoneering. During the time period when clients are in treatment in Prescott, local activities include rock climbing and hiking.
According to information provided to Rehabs.com by the facility, Clean Adventures maintains a staff-to-client ratio of 2:1. Clinical treatment staff members hold master’s level degrees, and several - including alumni of the program - are in recovery themselves. In Arizona, 99.7 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities have continuing education requirements for staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The program has space for 27 residential clients, who stay in comfortably furnished homes. This allows for slightly more clients than the national average number of people in residential treatment at a time, which is 18 individuals. These clients are assigned chores and work with peers to maintain their living environment.
Of the three loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date, two awarded accommodations & amenities five out of five stars, and one gave this category a one-star rating.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
While Rehabs.com has not yet received feedback from former clients of this facility, the vast majority of reviews posted by alumni and their loved ones on the facility’s official Facebook page and on Google were very positive. On Facebook, which may be vetted by facility staff, 49 users gave an overall 4.8-star average rating. In a representative comment, S.E. wrote, "Great program, incredible staff , very high level of care for their clients." The only somewhat displeased reviewer rated the program three stars and reported that staff training was uneven.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The three loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave Clean Adventures positive reviews. All three awarded the program five stars for the overall effectiveness of treatment, and all three participated in family activities. Two reported that their sons had tried multiple other centers before succeeding at this one. Parent H.F. went on to write, "As a participating parent of a recovering client everything I have seen and learned about this facility is amazing. I can't pin point just one. They saved my sons life," and gave five stars to every category, including exercise and leisure activities, holistic offerings, counseling options, affordability, and the facility's effectiveness in treating co-occurring disorders. The other parent of a former client, M.C., gave five-star ratings across the board in all of these categories as well. "There aren't enough words to describe our experience," she praised, and noted that her son went on to work at the facility himself following his treatment.
The third loved one, also the parent of a former client noted that treatment was expensive, but worth it, and would recommend the program. Commenting, "the trauma therapy was very important in my child's recovery," this individual additionally appreciated "the housing management, drug testing intense training and learning of the steps. involving of the families."
Fees, according to information provided by the facility, begin at $7,800 per month, and some private insurance plans are accepted. Of the three loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date, all three gave the highest possible ratings when surveyed about fairness of pricing and whether or not treatment was worth the cost. The one individual who felt treatment costs were high noted, "it is still expensive, you can't put a price on saving a life."
Published on April 2018
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