Treatment Center Setting
Silver Sands Recovery Philosophy
A premier alcohol and drug rehab program in the nation, Silver Sands Recovery specializes in chronic relapse and co-ocurring disorders. We treat the whole person, not just their addiction by providing clinical excellence and compassionate, effective treatment. With extensive training we help adults 18 and over how to successfully manage symptoms, overcome challenges, and develop the skills needed to lead a productive healthy lifestyle. Please call us today to speak with knowledgable staff members who can answer your questions and guide you in the direction that will be most beneficial in meeting your needs. We are here to assist you in getting started on the road to overall wellness.
Areas of Specialization
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.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
A form of animal therapy, equine therapy involves visiting, working with and sometimes riding horses as a way to create a metaphoric relationship that leads to life-altering insights.
I've been to multiple treatment centers, but Silver Sands has been the only place that has worked for me!
Finding Silver Sands has been a godsend and I'm deeply appreciative.
Silver Sands staff have been the best people that has come our way on this journey in YEARS.
The staff, therapists, and team are incredible at what they do. They take the time needed to get to know you and it makes a difference. I didn't even want to come, now I live here. Best place to get sober!
Being able to speak with the owner multiple times and get answers on treatment and planning was something we never experienced anywhere else. They truly work with the family to get us all on the same page so our son could not manipulate us like they used to. It helped him stay in treatment and he would not be where he is today, sober.
I went to other treatment facilities and this by far was better than all of them. They have the best therapists and staff who help set up your life so you succeed when you leave. I consider them my family now.
Silver Sands recovery made the difference for my 23 year son, an opioid addict who had tried several times unsuccessfully to stay sober in rehab and IOPs for a couple of years. Silver Sands provided the right atmosphere and the extended time which was crucial for my son to get and stay sober. Being away from the city and being immersed in the realness of the simple life of Prescott Arizona allowed him to re- experience what was important in life. It also facilitated healing from the trauma and grief he was trying to numb. The staff at Silver Sands truly cares about its clients and the clients feel it. I have extreme gratitude to Lisa, to her great staff and to the clients at Silver Sands who shared themselves and enabled my son to embrace life again drug-free and with gusto! JC--- New York City
Meet the Staff
Rob Heinrich, LPC
Rob brings years of varied and in-depth experience to his role as Clinical Director. His theoretical applications and specialized training includes EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, CBT, DBT, and a strong integration on the power of love and relationship with a person centered approach. He has also seen first hand the power of integrating a 12 Step approach with empirically tried and tested therapeutic approaches that Silver Sands Recovery applies.
Dr. Ralph Luciani, D.O.
Dr. Luciani, a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry states, "I consider myself an advocate of those suffering from the chronic, relapsing disease of Substance Abuse Disorder; a disease mostly misunderstood as a pure behavioral problem when in fact it is a disease of disrupted brain chemistry. Patients need the compassion, respect and treatment due anyone with a chronic disease. I am dedicated to this cause."
CEO of Silver Sands Recovery, Lisa’s founding principal is to provide a superior foundation for Long Term Sobriety. As the parent of an addict, Lisa knows firsthand the devastation addiction has on all concerned. She works side by side families, helping them bring bottom up to the addict thereby getting them into treatment. Her many years of trying to help her own daughter (sober over two years) has led Lisa to immerse herself in the field of recovery. Teaming up with medical and clinical experts and adding in her own true experiences from running a successful $60M company to being the parent of an addict has given this program a unique perspective. Parents from clients are quoted, “Finally I have someone I can speak with that knows what I went through and knows what these kids need. She’s a voice of reason, has compassion and cares.” Lisa always makes herself available to families in need.
Brian McEnroe aka Bird
If asked how Brian McEnroe got his nickname his answer is quite simply this, “I was as yellow as Big Bird when I got sober eight years ago.” Standing at 6’4″, Bird is the real deal. He knows how to get these kids sober and on a routine to stay that way. Partnering with Lisa, Bird brought his love of sports to Silver Sands Recovery and created a Sports Division that helps our clients just as much as the therapy does. Finding a healthy outlet with team sports such as basketball, baseball, volleyball, brings to the table another dimension in recovery that is needed just as much as any other aspect. Bird knows it takes massive action to get results. Meetings, therapy, clinical care, medical care, sports, work, sober fun, they are all important because when you leave here you need to know to put your sobriety first and to do everything it takes to make you stay that way.
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ABOUT SILVER SANDS RECOVERY
Located amidst an expansive desert plain near Prescott, Ariz., Silver Sands Recovery offers residential treatment and gender-separate living facilities for adults seeking recovery from substance use. The facility also offers medically-assisted detoxification services and treatment for co-occurring disorders.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Operating under the disease model of addiction, treatment at Silver Sands is a blend of 12-Step, holistic treatments, and evidence-based treatment modalities. On the first day of treatment, clients attend a 12-step meeting and every day thereafter to quickly immerse clients into the fellowship.
Residential treatment also includes individual and group therapy, psychotherapy, and holistic analysis to determine and minimize connections to clients' sources of misuse of substances. Co-occurring disorder treatment offers trauma resolution to help clients deal with traumatic experiences abetting their issues of substance use.
Family involvement is strongly encouraged, and Silver Sands allows loved ones to join clients' individual therapy sessions once per week via phone. Facetime is available at therapists' discretion.
Near the end of treatment, clients may plan for aftercare treatment and receive assistance with employment searches or college planning. Vocational assistance is only offered at 39% of facilities in the state.
Silver Sands also offers the Sports Division treatment program, a specialized program track for professional, semi-professional, collegiate, and amateur athletes struggling with substance use. While in treatment, clients can participate in sports leagues and other related activities to use sports as a means of promoting sobriety and connecting with the community.
Silver Sands employs therapists, house managers, and admissions coordinators. Staff supervision is available 24/7. The facility is part of the 19% of facilities across the country that are accredited by the Joint Commission. Of the 13 individuals polled to date by Rehabs.com, seven individuals surveyed on the matter praised the aptitude of staff.
Staff Experience and Training: 4.7/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Airport pick-up and transportation is available. Clients live in gender-specific facilities and follow a diet of healthy, clean eating to improve nutrition. Amenities include equine therapy, hiking, sports, and planned weekend activities. Photos depict a comfortably furnished facility with a kitchen and conference rooms.
According to an article published in September 2016 on App.com, Silver Sands can accommodate up to 40 clients. The individuals polled on the matter felt the facility was impeccably well-maintained.
Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 5/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, reaction to Silver Sands is extremely positive. Eight alumni provided positive reviews to Rehabs.com. The two alumni polled extensively by Rehabs.com gave Silver Sands five out of five star ratings for its holistic treatment offerings, counseling options, and ability to treat co-occurring disorders.
Alumni praised the facility for its compassionate staff and excellent therapists. Alum T.N. wrote: "Was able to get me sober and show me how to stay sober." Alum Paul added: "This place saved my life and I'm forever grateful."
Feedback about Silver Sands Recovery online is extremely positive. On Google, the facility has an average rating of 4.6 out of five stars from 30 reviews to date. On Facebook, where the facility can manage its page, it has 4.7 out of five stars from 27 reviews. Alumni wrote about a caring and “responsive” staff, a “safe environment,” and the focus on “long-term” recovery.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Three loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date praised the facility, all offering perfect five-star ratings for its holistic offerings, visitor policies, and the amount of family participation. Only counseling options and the level of staff experience earned a four star review from one loved one. Leaving no complaints, all three were unequivocal in their praise of the facility's helpful staff and clean, accommodating atmosphere. "Facility is very accommodating and helpful. Facility is clean. Treatment is individualized," loved one James wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Two staff members polled by Rehabs.com to date also gave Silver Sands very positive ratings, with both staff members giving five stars for its treatment of co-occurring disorders, counseling options, and level of family participation. One employee wrote: "Very hands on with clients family orientated."
Silver Sands accepts private insurance plans including Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, and more. Insurance validation is available via the facility's website. The seven individuals polled on the matter approved of the facility's cost.
Silver Sands’ Sports Division is active in the community, hosting and promoting sporting events. The program has proven-effective in helping clients connect with the community while promoting a sober lifestyle.
Published on July 2018
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