Embark Recovery in Prescott, AZ

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(4.7 of 5)
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3727 Karicio Lane
Prescott AZ 86303

Embark Recovery Philosophy

Teaching men honesty, integrity and recovery through compassion, dedication and excellence. Our staff has been successfully helping those with addiction for many years. Embark Recovery Center is owned and operated by individuals who have suffered from the disease of addiction first hand, and know the struggles our clients deal with day in and day out. Our vision is to give back to our community by leveraging our experience and providing the same opportunity for success that was given to us. Our staff shows our clients a path to recovery using proven methodologies, access to experienced professionals and by utilization of real life examples of their own successes.

Areas of Specialization

  • Holistic Therapy
    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

  • Family Program
    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.

Facility Highlights

Adventure Program

Dialectic Behavioral Therapy

Equine Therapy

Meet the Staff

Taylor Wood

Director of Operations

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Was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and grew up in Glendale, Arizona. He attended Arizona State University for business and education. He came to Prescott, Arizona back in 2012. It has been a dream of Taylors’ to open a reliable structured program for men since entering the field many years ago. Taylor has experienced the life of addiction, treatment, and recovery and now finds every day to be a gift. He has worked in all surfaces of Treatment from residential director, family liaison and program director. He Strives to bring integrity and passion to Embark. He has established a dynamic way of helping clients that brings about change, hope, and joy for the addicts alike. Taylor has dedicated his life to help people suffering from the same disease and makes it his goal to help others obtain long-term sobriety..

Ryan Butler

Director of Family Services

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Was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2008 Ryan moved out west to Arizona, where he attended Arizona State University. In 2012 he graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a focus on Entrepreneurship. Through his own personal experiences and knowledge, Ryan finds that Embark Recovery is the perfect match for his set of skills and personal goals. Through working his own program, Ryan has mastered how to apply principles such as integrity, passion, and hard work into his career. His role as the Director of Family Services assists in his desires to not only help those abusing drugs and alcohol, but the family as well.

Rehabs.com 360 Guide

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Located in a serene, forested area outside of Prescott, Arizona, Embark Recovery Center offers long-term residential treatment and intensive outpatient (IOP) programs for adult men struggling with addiction or co-occurring disorders.


According to the facility’s website, Embark Recovery Center’s residential program provides clients with a safe, structured environment in a homelike setting. Along with primary treatment services, men also learn essential life skills such as budgeting, conflict resolution, emotion regulation, and employment training. One of the center’s primary treatment goals is to help clients find a job along with achieving sobriety.

Upon entry, all clients undergo an initial evaluation that helps inform a tailored treatment curriculum. When appropriate, medication management is available to assist with any psychiatric issues. With treatment based in the 12-Steps, programming features community-based AA and NA meetings, daily group therapy, weekly individual counseling sessions, trauma workshops, and relapse prevention education.

Recreational therapy is also integral to the center’s treatment plan, and men participate in weekly adventure outings, which may include equine therapy and hiking the nearby area. Upon completion of the residential program, residents may enroll in the IOP track as a step-down service. Referrals to sober living homes in and around Prescott are also available.


The center’s website indicates Embark Recovery is headed by management who have first-hand experience with addiction along with a team of psychiatrists, behavioral health counselors, therapists, and administrative directors.


Embark Recovery’s website notes the center has 28 beds total, and residents enjoy spacious rooms, comfortable living areas, and sweeping views of the nearby mountains. The home boasts lots of natural light, a second-floor balcony, and benefits from Prescott’s mild climate, light mountain breeze, and bright sun.

While contact with friends and family members outside the residence is limited at first, a liaison is on staff to make weekly phone calls to keep loved ones informed of the resident’s progress.


The six former clients who submitted reviews to Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided glowingly positive reviews. They gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition.

Many alumni praised Embark Recovery’s staff in their reviews and noted treatment was a great experience. “Wonderful place,” Robert wrote in a representative review. “Taught me a lot of things not just about my addiction but also real life issues I needed to overcome.”

Additionally, on Google, all 12 people who left reviews at the time of this writing provided perfect five out of five star reviews. Alumni credited the center with saving their lives. “My experience at Embark Recovery was phenomenal...The therapeutical team at Embark was also very helpful in group sessions and one on one therapy,” Joe posted in a representative statement.[1]


The two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided polarized opinions about Embark Recovery Center.

A parent gave five out of five stars in every category evaluated, including when asked if they would recommend the facility, for treatment effectiveness, accommodations, holistic offerings, and the staff’s level of experience and training. “The clinical staff is exceptional,” they wrote. “My son is alive today because of the help he received at Embark Recovery.”

However, J.D. disagreed. They gave one star for most categories including, when asked if they would recommend the facility, for treatment effectiveness, holistic offerings, and its treatment for co-occurring disorders. “This place is a joke,” they wrote. “They lie, and manipulate clients families to keep getting that insurance money.”


According to Embark Recovery Center’s website, the facility accepts private insurance such as Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Cigna, and can offer up to 100 percent financial aid to qualified clientele. Embark Recovery Center is $150 a day, $4,500 a month, or $13,500 for 90 days.

  1. https://goo.gl/LHcRjY

Published on June 2017

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Embark is a great program, if your looking to better your life this is the place. The staff genuinely cares about you, they're very friendly and give you the tools to live successfully in recovery.

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I attended Embark Recovery from 10/16 to 4/17 and am extremely grateful for all involved. The staff and counselors create an environment to motivates one to nothing short of success. I had not achieved anything sobriety wise until I was accepted at Embark and will always recommend Embark to any struggling addict looking for help.

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The clinical staff is exceptional as well as the way the center is run to be very family oriented with updates for family members weekly. My son is alive today because of the help he received at Embark Recovery. There were NONE The entire staff at Embark Recovery truly cares about each individual and will go above and beyond other facilities to treat their patients.

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Amazing Experience! I feel like they made me a new man.

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I had a great experience and you can to .you just have to do the deal!

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Embark Recovery is the best treatment center to attend in the US! I am from New Jersey and I had the best possible help from the peers and therapists. They taught me basic life skills and how to cope with everyday life. The therapist helped me through my toughest times and taught me how to move through traumatic experiences in my life. My Case Managers were attentive and made sure all of my needs were met. They arranged all doctors appointments and coached my family through this entire process. I am extremely grateful for everything they have done for me!

Wonderful place! Taught me a lot of things not just about my addiction but also real life issues i needed to overcome.

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it was a privilege and a blessing coming to Embark recovery center .they helped me to find my true self. And actually make true friends and brother hood the therapists are amazing i really enjoyed my sessions they gave me great feed back . we did alot of activities like hiking,meditation,yoga,basketball,softball,rock climbing,bbq,volleyball,movies,paintball ext i just want to say thank you for everything this program is so worth it .love you guys and the staff for great support through this journey

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No strengths. The case managers...don't make sure clients are treated properly...Treatment length is longer than it should be. And finally, the over night house managers sleep when they're supposed to stay awake in case something happens. My husband broke his foot while rock climbing one day there...This place is a joke.

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Great staff! A place where you will get results!

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