Treatment Center Setting
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Decision Point Center Philosophy
Decision Point takes a contemporary view of addiction as a chronic disease, not a choice. And like any chronic condition, addiction must be managed throughout one’s life. But this does not mean having to live life any less fully or with limitations. On the contrary, we believe that by learning to manage the condition of addiction and its associated disorders, people become better at learning to overcome the many other adversities they will encounter throughout their lives. We believe that treating addiction should be seen as a positive and healthful path of hope and growth.
Areas of Specialization
45-Day Residential Treatment Program
Treatment for drug and alcohol abuse in our 45-Day Inpatient Treatment Program involves a combination of behavioral and holistic therapies designed to achieve cessation from alcohol and drugs, an understanding of the causes of the disease of addiction, the ability to identify “triggers” for relapse, and the wherewithal to navigate one’s way back on track by seeking appropriate help should relapse occur. Should the client or the clinicians at Decision Point Center determine that deeper therapeutic work on underlying mental health issues, and/or educational and vocational counseling be of significant benefit to the client, he or she may elect to stay on for our 45-day Extended Residential Treatment Program. All 45-Day Residential Treatment clients live and receive treatment at Decision Point’s Prescott, Arizona treatment center.
Extended Treatment Program
In some cases, clients, their families, and the treatment team agree that a longer term stay may be warranted. This is extended period of treatment allows for further stabilization from addictive behaviors and in some cases, more in-depth treatment of mental health and trauma-related issues. However, the 45-Day Extended Treatment Program also provides additional therapies and services focused on each client's individual issues as well as the development of life skills such as money management, banking skills, resume writing and interviewing skills, and educational and vocational consulting, and more. We find that for many clients, addiction and substance use disorder are accompanied by a perceived inability to engage with life on life's own terms. We believe that this perception is due to a lack of emotional maturity and an inability to take responsibility for one’s self and future. The Extended Program gives each client an opportunity to develop these traits, in some cases, for the first time.
Robert (name changed) returned home on Monday almost unrecognizable to us. He is more focused, calm, able to articulate his thoughts... I could go on and on. We are so grateful that we found Decision Point - and you helping us get Robert there was crucial. We could not have done it on our own, nor Robert on his own. His therapist seemed to be able to really get into his head and he can't stop talking about how wonderful she was. Thanks again for everything.
I was made to feel that the staff cared for me as a person, not just as another addict. Everyone was kind, compassionate, understanding and professional.
Meet the Staff
Lindy joined the team at Decision Point Center following her long-anticipated move to Prescott in 2016. She brought with her 15 years of experience working with mental health disorders, trauma, and addiction in outpatient, and residential settings. Her focus, as both a therapist and supervisor, has always been on providing quality, individualized, trauma informed treatment to clients.
Her efforts to promote this philosophy include developing residential treatment programs, and providing clinical training for various organizations including hospitals, colleges and universities, community agencies, treatment centers and public forums. She has extensive experience working with addiction, personality disorders, bipolar disorders, and trauma. Although her approach to treatment is eclectic, it is founded in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, psycho-dynamic theory, and her extensive training in trauma treatment. Lindy has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Arizona since 2004.
Call (928) 792-1958 today to find out how Lindy and the rest of our Arizona alternative addiction treatment specialists can help you. We proudly provide ethical, compassionate clinical treatment to all of our patients!
Director of Business Development
Dave Seymour has been working in behavioral healthcare since 2012. With over 7 years of experience in the field, Dave has developed a passion for working with adults who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction. Dave specializes in helping families understand their loved one’s challenges with substance abuse. Drawing from his own experiences with addiction, Dave can relate to the daily struggles that each patient encounters and works diligently with the team at Decision Point Center to provide the best care possible for each of the clients and their families. Being a father, Dave understands the importance of bringing families together to overcome the imbalance that is created from substance abuse. With over 11 years of sobriety, Dave leads by example, and is living proof that it is possible to live a life filled with hope, faith, and courage.
Bonnie has a Master’s of Science in Professional Counseling and has worked with dually diagnosed population for over five years. She began to work in the behavioral health field in 2012 and worked towards obtaining the necessary education to serve a more diverse population. Having struggled with addiction and the influence of that lifestyle for over twelve years, she adds a relational aspect to the therapeutic alliance and gained the necessary education to help others understand the underlying issues associated with their substance use disorders. Bonnie uses an eclectic approach when working with her client’s, because each client is an individual and is in need of a particular modality depending upon their diagnosis. Bonnie aspires to gain a Doctorate of Psychology in order to provide necessary testing to decrease the amount of substance users that go undiagnosed for co-occurring disorders. She strives to help each client reach their full potential by teaching the necessary coping skills to function at a higher level and accomplish their goals.
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ABOUT DECISION POINT CENTER
Set in the Bradshaw Mountains of central Arizona, Decision Point Center provides dual diagnosis treatment for individuals struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental illness or trauma. The Prescott residential rehab center is one of only 5.9 percent of Arizona treatment facilities to provide non-hospital residential detox services. These are followed by an extended assessment program, evidence-based psychotherapy, and outdoor recreational therapies. Having opened in 2002, the facility significantly redesigned its programming in 2016, placing high priority on serving clients in a shame-free environment that supports whole-person recovery.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The standard 45-day residential program at Decision Point Center begins with a 14-day comprehensive assessment process, according to the facility’s website. Clients in need of immediate physical care can be admitted to the detox program for access to 24/7 medical support during withdrawal from substances including heroin, cocaine, alcohol, and benzodiazepines. Once a client is stabilized, they are typically transitioned into continued residential treatment.
Programming is designed to address each client’s nutritional, medical, psychiatric, psychological, relational, and vocational wellness. In keeping with a therapeutic community recovery model, Decision Point’s introduces recovery support groups involving traditional and newer 12-step principles, such as Alcoholic Anonymous and Celebrate Recovery, and non-12-step approaches, such as SMART Recovery.
Trauma-oriented therapy at Decision Point primarily utilizes eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), while cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) serves as a core modality. Also practiced are motivational interviewing and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
Outdoor recreational therapy is a distinctive part of the Decision Point program, too. The center’s location supports hiking, rock-climbing, backpacking, and equine therapy. Alternative activities for residents with physical limitations are provided. For clients participating in long-term programs, up to 90 days, career counseling and financial education are included, designed to address failure-to-launch challenges. Family therapy is encouraged. Case managers assist clients during treatment with legal obligations and family meetings and provide one year of follow-up.
The treatment team at Decision Point Center includes a certified EMDR therapist, recreational therapists, nursing staff, and master’s-level counselors. Some staff members are in personal recovery. The center is one of the just 20 percent of facilities nationwide to hold Joint Commission credentials.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Residents at Decision Point Centers live in comfortable, apartment-style spaces in separate women’s and men’s buildings. Website photographs feature multiple outside meeting spaces, shared bedrooms, media rooms, a computer room, and a game room with a pool table.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, of the 51 alumni reviews received by Rehabs.com for Decision Point Center, 76 percent were strongly favorable and 12 reviews were critical. All feedback was collected within three years of this writing; however, former clients didn’t always indicate whether their treatment experience was before or after the facility’s major programming changes.
Alumni frequently reported the life-saving effects of their treatment, citing ongoing sobriety and application of tools learned. They also complimented staff and the value of outdoor therapy at Decision Point. Eight alumni polled more extensively by Rehabs.com gave positive-leaning, but mixed opinions. The two highest average ratings were for metrics evaluating elements the facility’s website emphasized, while one significant area received a few complaints.
Holistic Offerings: 3.4/5
Cleanliness and Upkeep: 3.4/5
Exercise and Leisure Activities: 2.7/5
Negative trends included representations of the facility as too strict or punitive, insufficient alternatives to 12-step practices, and inadequate individualization of treatment. Note that the center’s CEO addressed these concerns in response to critical reviews, citing significant changes in philosophy and staffing.
Elsewhere, feedback for Decision Point Center trended more solidly positive. On Google, 32 individuals contributed to an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars, and several reviews echoed praise for supportive staff.
Multiple reviewers appreciated the EMDR therapy especially. A few critical reviews duplicated ones on Rehabs.com. The center’s official Facebook page, which its staff may monitor, followed similar trends, with an average of 4.4 out of five stars based on the opinion of 45 people. Yelp reviews fell more in line with Rehabs.com reviews, split two-to-one, positive-to-critical. 
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
To date, feedback for the facility from 18 loved ones polled by Rehabs.com was also mixed. Opinions from nine individuals polled more extensively by Rehabs.com agreed with alumni on one area of strength, while offering much lower ratings for other priority areas.
Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.1/5
Dual Diagnosis Treatment: 2.8/5
Holistic Offerings: 2.4/5
Family members were most satisfied with the staff, though were more critical of the facility's counseling options and level of family participation.
Staff Experience and Training: 4.1/5
Family Participation: 2.8/5
Counseling Options: 2.5/8
Of about half-a-dozen Google reviews by loved ones, all but one were positive, most commonly reporting extra efforts the staff made to make their family members comfortable.
WHAT STAFF SAY
All nine employees of Decision Point Center polled to date by Rehabs.com offered highly positive feedback. Many emphasized significant changes and improvements, including reviving outdoor and holistic activities, which had not been prioritized prior to 2016. Four Indeed reviews also tended to focus on management and programming changes as positive aspects of the facility.
The Decision Point Center website lists a few insurance plans that are accepted in-network at the time of this writing, including TRICARE, Humana, and Viant. The facility also works with several other insurances (including BCBS, UnitedHealthcare, and MultiPlan), employee assistance programs, and tribal plans.
Published on January 2019
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