The Salvation Army Reno's Adult Rehabilitation Program in Reno, NV

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2300 Valley Road
Reno NV 89512

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The Salvation Army operates a nationwide network of Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARCs), including locations in Ohio, Florida, and Virginia. The ARC of Reno, Nevada, provides long-term residential treatment to adult men struggling with substance use disorder. It's one of 36 substance abuse treatment facilities in Nevada (47 percent of all treatment facilities in the state) to provide specialized programming for men.

The Reno ARC does not offer medical detoxification on-site, and applicants must be substance-free for at least three days before the first day of admission.


Before admission, clients may undergo an initial assessment to ensure the facility offers an adequate level of care, as treatment is not suitable for individuals struggling with chronic co-occurring mental health disorders. In order to participate in the program, clients must commit to at least six months of residential treatment. Residential programs that are not hospital-based and last longer than 30 days are available in 29 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities in Nevada.

During treatment, which adheres to a therapeutic community model of recovery, residents participate in a schedule of individual and group counseling sessions, as well as educational classes on addiction. The program also introduces clients to the principles and practices of 12-Step. Clients attend 12-step groups regularly, study fellowship literature, and process "step-work."

As a Christian-based program, the spiritual component of treatment may include informal spiritual groups, spiritual counseling sessions, worship services, daily devotions, meditation and prayer, and Bible study classes.

Reno's ARC incorporates work therapy into programming, typically after 30 days of treatment. While continuing to participate in required treatment activities, residents are assigned a full-time work schedule to support the Salvation Army organization. In most cases, residents assist with the daily operations of the organization’s thrift stores, which help fund treatment services. In 2017, less than half (44 percent) of substance abuse treatment facilities in Nevada provided employment counseling or training for its clients.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff.


Typically, the Salvation Army's ARCs house residents in simple dorm-like facilities. The sole loved one polled by at the time of this writing gave this facility a rating of three out of five stars for its cleanliness and general upkeep.


S.D.B., the sole loved one surveyed by to date, gave the Reno ARC a mostly positive review. While they noted that the program lacked in-house meetings, they nevertheless awarded it four or five out of five stars for its family participation, its counseling options, its staff's level of training and experience, and its 12-step programming. When asked, on a scale from one to five, if they would recommend the facility, the reviewer gave a rating of five. "Salvation Army works hard with their clients to help them stay clean and sober after they commenced the program," they wrote.


The Salvation Army's ARCs are free to residents. Programs are funded by private donations and through Salvation Army's fund-raising efforts, such as the revenue gained through their thrift stores.

Published on December 2018

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