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I feel very grateful to have had the opportunity to go through the program at ARC. I was introduced to AA and the twelve steps and this has brought me a new perspective and appreciation for life. With the help of my therapists, sponsor, and peers, I began to feel able to live a life full of hope and strength. I will go forward each day in my life using the tools and resources given to me by ARC and AA to be happy and help others

– Anne Marie

June 17, 2021

I am forever grateful that I had the opportunity to go through the program at Acceptance Recovery Center. Unplugging from outside distractions to focus on myself while peeling layers off of my life to find the deep root of my addiction was empowering. I feel lucky to have had this experience and feel ready to bring my best self to the world with a multitude of coping skills.

– Christine L.

March 7, 2021

With no hesitation ARC has change my life. They have given me a new life. When I first got here I had lost everything, I had lost myself. ARC gave it all back and then some. In the short time I’ve been here I’ve been able to pick up all my broken pieces and put myself back together again. I am happy again, I can love again, make things right again, because I’m sober. This is truly the most beautiful gift anyone has ever given me and I thank ARC from the bottom my heart.

– Brittany B.

January 7, 2021

My time at ARC was the drop of reality that I needed my entire life. When I came here I was at risk of losing my family. Everyone at ARC including my peers are wonderful, very honest people. They saw me come in here broken and with their help and criticism helped me grow into the person I am today. Highly recommend this place to every that needs help like I did, very professional.

– Anthony L.

January 22, 2021

I came to ARC via intervention, not having any experience or knowledge of treatment centers. I was scared and unsure of the process. I was an alcoholic who was in complete denial that I had an addiction. Through ARC, I not only learned what it meant to be an alcoholic, but also gained the knowledge to understand that I have a disease that can never be cured but can be controlled if I followed the AA program. Through individual and group therapy, ARC gave me the tools I needed to live a sober life once I left the program.

– Amy S.

November 30, 2020

I’ll forever be grateful for ARC. Throughout my time here I’ve learned so much about myself, built many great relationships, and ultimately changed my life for the better. Thank you!

– Cody M.

September 24, 2020

At first, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I had thoughts such as “How long am I going to be here?” or “I have to live with how many other people?” I wasn’t necessarily comfortable with all the rules and I wasn’t too happy with limited things to do because of COVID-19. However, as time progressed, I became more and more comfortable at ARC. The therapists can be tough at times but it’s because they truly care about each and every one of us patients. I grew so much as a person and each and every day and it’s because of the staff at ARC for holding me accountable. If you truly want to better yourself and your life, ARC gives you all the necessary tools to do so. What I loved the most were the bonds created here. You live with people from all over the country and get to know them well enough that eventually, they feel like family. I now have friends for life throughout the country and I couldn’t be more blessed. Thank you, ARC.

– David C.

August 18, 2020

I have learned at ARC that all personnel and peers really care and are really engaged in the therapy that we do receive. I would recommend ARC to anyone suffering with drug addiction.

– Mary P

May 15, 2020

“My time at ARC was full of challenges. Yet, as my days draw to an end, I feel confident and ready to step back into my life with my family.”

-Donald R

April 2, 2020

“The investment and trust my family and I put into ARC was well returned upon completing treatment. I feel prepared and excited to lead a life of happiness and sobriety”

-Miles M

January 23, 2020

My therapist was extremely helpful throughout my stay & incorporated many fun activities. My therapist cares a lot & is very passionate about his job & made me feel like I matter, He helped me realize a lot of positive things about myself as did my peers. I grew a lot of beneficial & close trusting relationships during my stay. ARC & my peers helped me realize that I am a good person & mother & don’t need to be weighed down by my past. I appreciate everything that everyone here has done for me.

– Summer B

October 17, 2019

Acceptance staff was very kind, caring, and relatable. Being able to relate with the staff made the experience more enjoyable, helpful, and real.

– Jordan S.

April 11, 2019

They taught me self worth and that I am able to achieve what I want in life.

– Anonymous

Jan 23, 2019

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My experience at ARC was nothing short of an amazing time focused on my recovery and learning about addiction. The staff members go above and beyond to give you the best chances of sobriety. They are loving, supportive, compassionate and firm. I felt like they believed in me from the day I got there to the very last day. I was always in the right hands. The facility always felt like a safe place to me where I could talk about anything and not be judged. I was able to learn how to love again and make some life-long friends along the way. While I didn’t want to be here at first, I am so glad I stayed because I now have my life back. ARC helped me become a normal human being again. I would want my family to come here is they ever needed help. This is my first experience in treatment and I am so glad I came to ARC.

– Reid B.

August 17, 2018

This has been an experience I will never forget. I came here thinking this was just about curbing my addiction and helping me to stop drinking, but it was much more than that. It changed my life. It changed how I think, how I feel and how I respond to situations. I learned what it means to love again, and in turn how to receive love. Most importantly, I learned how to love myself. This experience has changed my life and my future no longer feels bleak. I feel like I’ve rediscovered myself, my path and my purpose.

– Matthew D.

Apr 16, 2018

I believe that the staff at ARC saved my brother’s life. He was given tools to transition from addiction into recovery, and is a completely different person today then he was first arrived at the facility several months ago. My primary interaction with ARC was through my brothers’ therapist. When my brother first arrived, I was assured that he would be taken care of, and then proceeded to keep me updated on his progress with weekly phone calls. The clinical staff at ARC is exactly what my brother needed. According to my brother, he isn’t sure he would have ‘made it’ under anyone else’s care. I hold a tremendous amount of gratitude in my heart for the people at ARC, and highly recommend this facility to anyone struggling with an addiction.

– Christy Borjes

May 22, 2018

A new experience for a better way.

Hi my name is Isaac, I used to be an alcoholic but I’m not anymore… No I’m still an alcoholic but I’m in recovery now. Prior to Acceptance Recovery I had been in five treatment centers. When I arrived I thought it would be the same old song and dance, I thought I’d be a gold star student with all the clinical terms I could recite from other treatment centers… boy was I wrong! The program at Acceptance Recovery was much different, it helped me to look at my drinking from a completely different perspective. It also helped me to honestly look at myself and why I continued to rely so much on alcohol. Acceptance Recovery has given me the tools and confidence to build a future full of new experiences… a better way. I also have to say the staff are all pretty awesome! They’re not just a bunch of robots with fancy certificates on the wall. They do so much work behind the scenes and it does not go unnoticed. Thank you Acceptance Recovery!

– Isaac

Apr 26, 2018

I was very nervous coming to ARC, but upon check-in I was introduced to and welcomed with open arms. The staff at ARC is extremely friendly and always have your best interests in mind. The clinical staff are a god send to this program and I could easily open up to them all. I enjoyed all the different types of groups and outings offered. It was nice to get outside of the facility and enjoy the Arizona weather while doing therapeutic activities that strengthened my bond with peers and the community. Thank you ARC for this gift and for another chance at a better life. You have truly helped me in so many ways.

– Derek

Apr 09, 2018

ARC provided a safe environment to begin my journey in sobriety. I can’t express it enough! ARC completely changed my life, attitude, and relationship with my family. The staff helped me realize that my alcoholism/addiction what just the beginning of my issues. Furthermore, I was taught about respecting others, accountability, boundaries, honesty, along with many other things that I can take with me moving forward. I would recommend this treatment center to anyone battling with alcoholism or addiction.

– Adam Faulkner

Mar 09, 2018

Everyone at ARC gave me a real chance at life.

I came to ARC a broken shell of a person with no hope. My first interaction was shocked and scared. The clinical staff broke me down just when I needed it. Not only did they help me deal with trauma from my past and my substance abuse problems, they truly saved my life! I have no doubt in my mind that I wouldn’t have made it through this process without their love and concern. Everyone at ARC gave me a real chance at life and I will be forever grateful for the relationships and experiences I had.

– Kelly L.

Feb 08, 2018

ARC saved my life plain and simple. If I start using again I will die. ARC has given me the support, tools and time to become a person I respect. ARC helped me build a strong program to stay clean and prevent the behaviors and emotions that lead me into the despair of my addiction. I now have hope – I haven’t had hope for anything, now I have hope if I can live a life free of drugs and alcohol but more importantly a life where I actually like myself.

– Shannon S.

Oct 19, 2017

An experience I will never forget! I am forever grateful for this experience that I never ant to do again. ARC will forever be apart of my life

– Patrick F.

September 16, 2021

While going to treatment wasn’t my first choice, I was able to walk through my problems that lead to my addiction here. I’ve been able to establish myself as a newly sober person armed with the tools I need moving forward

– Stu S.

March 16, 2021

My experience at ARC was amazing. I honestly wouldn’t change a thing. My first day here I was welcomed with open arms and basically felt like I was apart of a family the entire time. When you are going through the process of getting sober, things can get a little uncomfortable. Being surrounded by people that I knew cared for me and wanted me to be successful was key. I met some of the best people I know here at ARC. People who will be in my life forever. The therapists are an amazing team and have made a huge impact on my life. I don’t know where I’d be without them. Coming to ARC saved my life and was the biggest blessing in disguise.

– Robbie W

January 22, 2021

ARC changed my life. I have a full toolbox now to assist me in challenges ahead. Not only am I sober; I want to be sober for the rest of my life. Thanks ARC!

– Angela V

October 27, 2020

I came to ARC in May of 2020. From day one I was welcomed by staff. Staff took time to listen, teach, and dig deep on my addiction

– Kyle W.

September 17, 2020

96 days, 27, movies, 18lbs (gained) 13 book (fiction/non-fiction) ..boring hyperbole, these members cannot even give justice to the best memories I will carry in my lifetime for the time spent in recovery in ARC. And the height of the global pandemic, their program stayed true to its course. Their top notch approach to recovery begins in the littlest of things in the start of healing. The fact that we are just a small group thought out my stay here and had a dedicated number of professionals who are experts in their respective field. Thank you for allowing me to discover the better version of myself that is more healthy and more ready to live a happy meaningful life.

– Geoff B

July 23, 2020

For the pandemic that is going around AKA Covid-19, ARC is doing the best they can with what they have available to them. All of the therapists are excellent. I got a lot out of the one on one sessions and volunteering was very humbling. I definitely learned a lot about myself and how to deal with everything. Thank you for showing me/giving me the tools to live a healthy clean sober life.

– Shanise O

April 17, 2020

I liked that I was broken down gradually in the first 60 days. After that I experiences a tremendous growth process. After 90 days I felt wonderful and as a new person excited for the future. Cool Stuff. Enjoyed therapy on Fridays. Great speaker!

– Ron H.

Feb 20, 2020

I got to hear a lot of what I needed to hear from the therapists as far as confronting my past behaviors. Many of which were unacceptable. There was a lot I needed to work on and I feel there was much of my time put to good use here. Time will tell if I put any of this to Good use outside the confines of ARC

– James H.

Dec 30, 2019

I liked my experience at ARC, I received a lot of healthy tools to stay sober. I also feel that my family session was very productive.

– Nicholas E.

March 14, 2019

My stay at ARC was one of the best experiences I have had in my life. Not only did they help me get sober but they helped me become a man. I made relationships that will last a lifetime and that helped me more than I could ever imagined. ARC taught me how to love again.

– Johnathan B.

October 01, 2018

I left there with a true appreciation for the life, and things I have. Extremely grateful for my experience.

Overall was a life changing experience. It was difficult at first, but after some time understood the method to their treatment approach. I left there with a true appreciation for the life, and things I have. It is definitely an extremely difficult program to graduate from, but if you want to get sober as bad as you wanted drugs and alcohol, then it is really a piece of cake once you have that realization. This place completely changed my perception of everyone and every situation I encounter. I finally surrendered to their approach and I’ve been constantly seeing the benefits of working the AA 12 step program day to day in my life. Extremely grateful for my experience.

– Willie R.

Oct 10, 2017

Acceptance Recovery Center saved my life. Before entering treatment I thought life was supposed to be sad and mundane. I did not know there was a way out, that I could feel something more. While in treatment I learned to love myself again, I learned to laugh again and to care for those around me. Acceptance Recovery Center made me stronger and helped me discover the confidence I was never aware that I had. With the help of the therapists, I rebuilt my relationship with my family and discovered a new way of life without drugs and alcohol. Immersing myself in this program saved me from future hospital visits, gave my loved ones piece of mind and gave me a second chance at life.

– Emily O.

September 24, 2018

My life has changed over the past 165 days. I wake up happy and liking the man in the mirror. I will be forever grateful for the people at ARC, they helped me realize that not only do I have a chance at a happy life, but I also deserve it.

– Timothy

Jun 21, 2018

During my experience at Acceptance Recovery Center, I was not only able to separate myself from substance abuse, but I was able to learn who I truly was. This program allows you to take an open and honest look at yourself. You will not only learn how to live life with a foundation of recovery, but how to be a better person moving forward. ARC strives to remove the external symptoms of drugs and alcohol and fix the biggest issue, inner peace. I have experienced more internal growth in 4 months than I ever have in my life. I am extremely grateful that I have a second chance to do this precious life right. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything. Thank you!

– Lewis B.

May 30, 2018

Never give up.

From barely alive to a vibrant, young woman, Acceptance has returned my daughter to me as I once knew her. The 24/7 care and a balanced approach, using art, music, group, and individual therapy works! The bonding and camaraderie developed among others at Acceptance provided my daughter with a necessary support group with whom to talk, lean on, and empathize. I witnessed this myself during the family session, when a group was exiting music therapy…positive about their recovery. Then again at a meeting that I attended, after which members of the group introduced themselves to me, all giving me a hug. The Therapists at Acceptance were instrumental in providing my daughter with the tools and strategies to use to prevent a relapse. During treatment, my daughter learned to live on a tight budget-not without hiccups. I am appreciative of the weekly progress reports at which time I was able to give my insight into any questions that were asked. No stone was left unturned to help individuals to cope with life after treatment. Acceptance has an established support system in place for post-treatment including aftercare, meetings, and a sponsor with whom the 12 steps are worked. It’s been over eight months… my daughter prospers, has a job and is staying sober. My thanks goes out to all at Acceptance Recovery Center, without whom this success story could not be shared.

– DR

Apr 24, 2018

I have been to twelve previous treatment centers prior to going to ARC, after leaving a 30 day treatment center, I chose to come to Acceptance Recovery Center for long term treatment. ARC had a profound effect on me and honestly may have changed my life. In addition to my alcoholism and addiction, I have many mental health problems. The therapists at ARC helped me tremendously as did the CBT therapy they offer in house. I have worked with countless therapists, counselors and specialists and there is truly something special to be said about the therapists at ARC. I have already recommended ARC to two people struggling with addiction. I would recommend ARC to anybody. ARC set a solid foundation for my continued sobriety. I am eternally grateful to ARC and the staff and counselors.

– Taylor

Mar 22, 2018

Best rehab I’ve been to, a truly life changing experience!!

I came into Acceptance Recovery Center a broken individual that relied on substances to get by. Through the unique therapy that was given to me, I can say that I’m a changed man. This is the first treatment center that I’ve been to that treated me like a person, not a number. Even at a year of sobriety I still attend ARC aftercare program and get a lot out of it.

– Brian L.

Mar 08, 2018

ARC gave me what I needed, not always what I wanted. That is the difference between staying clean and sober and a relapse. I can’t thank this program enough. Not only for giving me the tools I need for a happy life, but for giving me a life worth living.

– Khristian K.

Feb 01, 2018

I left there with a true appreciation for the life, and things I have. Extremely grateful for my experience.

Overall was a life changing experience. It was difficult at first, but after some time understood the method to their treatment approach. I left there with a true appreciation for the life, and things I have. It is definitely an extremely difficult program to graduate from, but if you want to get sober as bad as you wanted drugs and alcohol, then it is really a piece of cake once you have that realization. This place completely changed my perception of everyone and every situation I encounter. I finally surrendered to their approach and I’ve been constantly seeing the benefits of working the AA 12 step program day to day in my life. Extremely grateful for my experience.

– Willie R.

Oct 10, 2017

My son went into ARC in October of 2016… 323 days later, he is sober, happy, gentle and kind. They broke him down and helped him rebuild his life. I had no idea what an addict was about, and certainly not my son. But boy did I learn what it takes away…your soul, your family, your mothers heart! What a journey for you, my son. I am so proud of the man you are today! God’s got great things in store for you! I know my son saved his own life, but I am going to say ARC saved my son! Thank you, from the depths of my heart, for helping my boy find himself and come back to me!!!

– Mardi P.

Oct 09, 2017

“ARC is & was a Blessing & Gift to me & my family. It saved me when I couldn’t save myself. It taught me so many things about myself, my history, my strengths, my faults, & weaknesses. It’s not a easy journey but it can change your life for so many positive ways. It works if you for it “One day at a time” “God Speed..”

– Mikey M 5/20/21

May 20, 2021

“ARC was a great place for me to focus on my emotional and physical well-being. The staff help me deal with addiction and mental issues and helped teach me coping skills that I can use to navigate my daily life. I would recommend ARC to other individuals or families who are seeking a place to begin recovery.”

– Amar K.

January 28, 2021

“My experience at ARC was life changing. I have been to other treatment centers before and wish that this was the first. The level of care was amazing. All of the staff and therapists genuinely care about the patients. Their unique approach to therapist is astounding. The therapists really understand that addiction is more than just drinking or drugging. They encouraged me to face trauma and pain that were the underlying reasons for my addictions. They pushed me but at a safe and healthy pace. For the first time in my life I now have the tools to face life on life’s terms. I owe ARC my life and will be forever grateful for this amazing place and all the people that helped me be me again”

– Danny C
December 3, 2020

I came to ARC a hallow shell of a person, bruised, detached, broken. These five months have shown me how to heal & given me the opportunity to reengage with the world. I have my life back, for that I’ll be forever grateful.

– Jeremy S

October 1, 2020

My time at ARC was invaluable. It wasn’t easy yet it was so effective. My problems were uprooted and I found my old self. With truth and honesty, I have balance and control. I regained my family and friends. I now have clarity and purpose unlike before. Most importantly, the experience gave me the real second chance at life that I desperately needed. It saved my life, period. For everyone at ARC, I am Grateful.

– Dave K

August 24, 2020

Acceptance Recovery Center is a facility to provide the needed help for recovery. The therapists on staff are very knowledgeable and focused on your recovery. Nothing is fancy but specific needs are met and as long as a person is willing to focus on their recovery and do the necessary work, they will leave sober/clean and armed with the tools needed to avoid relapse. All staff were extremely helpful and friendly.

– Anonymous

June 9, 2020

Came into ARC pretty ready for change and happy with progress I’ve made in the past 3 months the therapist and groups were informative and helped me to understand how I use to cope and what feelings I was trying to escape from. The meetings we went to were good as well and separation from my D.O.C. as well as my family was necessary and very impactful.

– Brenden C

Feb 27, 2020

Thank you to everyone at ARC for your contributions to making my sobriety and life changes a beautiful success. I feel empowered to face all my tomorrows with a new perspective and encouraged to finish life’s journey equipped to live on life’s terms, come what may

– Julia H

Jan 16, 2020

You get out what you put in. I have learned so much from my time at ARC. There has always been hope for us, sometimes we just need other people to help us find it.

– Michael Z.

Feb 21, 2019

ARC saved my life. A very direct and systematic approach to recovery that makes a strong impact. I would not have been able to start healing without the genuine care of the therapists and my peers. It is nice to see the owners have involvement and care about the treatment and success of clients as well.

– Dan S.

September 24, 2018

My experience at ARC was incredible. I came in as someone who was scared, hurt and unsure of themselves. I left a man who could earn respect and care about other people. I owe it all to ARC. They are steadfast about trying to help everyone here. The therapists on staff are genuine and make a huge difference in people’s lives. I can’t say enough good things about ARC. When I had nothing, they helped me get it all back.

– Pat M.

August 24, 2018

ARC helped me confront the stranger I saw in the mirror, face my fears, embrace my pain and build a solid foundation to grow into the man I am today; proud of who I am.

My experience at ARC was the most challenging, yet the most rewarding of my life. I had lost my soul, fallen into a deep, dark pit of despair in my addiction. I couldn’t look in the mirror without despising the stranger looking back at me, who had destroyed my life. ARC helped me confront that stranger, face my fears, embrace my pain and build a solid foundation to grow into the man I am today; proud of who I am. Today, I am able to look into the mirror and see integrity, honor, self-respect and a loving heart.

– Paul K.

Jul 12, 2018

Acceptance Recovery Center has given me a second chance at life. The individual and group therapy they provide has laid the groundwork for me to live a happy, healthy and productive life… something I can say for certain, I did not have before coming here. The therapists at ARC create individual treatment plans based on what is best for the patient. The group setting, being surrounded by other people with similar circumstances proved to be invaluable An addict helping another addict is at the very core of this program. This experience has been the most challenging, but rewarding experience of my life and I will forever be grateful to ARC for providing me with a better way!

– John K.

May 24, 2018

Their program works

My husband has been home 26 days. In these 26 days I have had a husband who I barely recognize. My husband cleans the house, does the dishes, makes the bed, mows the lawn, and he does it all without me having to even ask him to do it. He has energy again. He has turned into the most attentive and loving father to our daughters. He plays and plays and plays with them and I think the three of them have grown such a strong bond. He is now able to focus on his family and we feel it. He’s here, present in the moment, without distraction. The strangest part that I am still getting used to is that I think he actually enjoys spending time with me. He sits next to me and we talk for hours. He makes time for me. He listens to me. The grumpy, angry, defensive beast is gone! I feel like I have my best friend back again. He’s still going to AA meetings everyday. He found a home group and a sponsor. He’s going to the gym. Everything with his job is going well. He’s exhausted from such long days but he’s making his sobriety and recovery top priority. I am so proud of him. At times we both weren’t certain how anything would work out, but one thing we both agree on is that without ARC none of this would be possible. Thank you for giving me my husband back. Thank you for giving our family a second chance.

– Jackie

May 10, 2018

This has been an experience I will never forget. I came here thinking this was just about curbing my addiction and helping me to stop drinking, but it was much more than that. It changed my life. It changed how I think, how I feel and how I respond to situations. I learned what it means to love again, and in turn how to receive love. Most importantly, I learned how to love myself. This experience has changed my life and my future no longer feels bleak. I feel like I’ve rediscovered myself, my path and my purpose.

– Matthew D.

Apr 16, 2018

I came in here broken and scared. I was a lost little girl with zero hope. During my time here I have learned how to process and acknowledge my emotions. I was pushed and was forced out of my comfort zone, and that is exactly what I needed. It helped me accept and cope with my past traumas and I am now a confident woman. I can not thank the clinical staff enough for saving my life. I am forever grateful for the gift of recovery at ARC.

– Tiffany S.

Mar 16, 2018

ARC saved my life. I was in the darkest place of my life, and didn’t see anyway out. I did not expect treatment would help me at all, but now I can not believe the life I am able to lead today as a result of my time at ARC. ARC gave me the ability to live my life aiming to be the best I can, rather than living day-to-day in misery.

– Danny J.

Mar 08, 2018

Our son is 120 days clean from Heroin.

After many years of losing jobs, failing in school, stealing and self-destructive, insane behavior, several detoxes, treatment centers, therapists and sober living facilities we finally found Acceptance Recovery Center. Our first contact at ARC was Nathan Gossen, the Director of Admissions. Nathan is a highly skilled professional who took careful steps to make sure our son would be able to be admitted and stay admitted. He explained everything about ARC and the program in great detail to make sure we were comfortable. He even walked us through the step by step procedure to make sure our son was safely delivered to the airport and then taken by them to their center in Arizona. We knew something was different about this place within an hour of dropping our son off. ARC had him call and let us know he had gotten there safely and he thanked us for not losing hope in him and for setting him up in this facility, which he described as extremely nice. Our son’s therapist reached out to us right away, he introduced himself and just from the initial conversation we knew that he wasn’t going to allow our son to manipulate him or to take advantage of him. We could tell he would stay on top of our son and that nothing was more important to him than our son’s recovery. Each week that we heard from his counselor gave us more and more hope that our son was on the road to recovery and that he was in the right hands. Once our son was 90 days clean we attended a Family Session at ARC, and the experience was uplifting, and we felt better than we have in the past two years about our son’s future. The relief was tremendous and so was the staff and especially his counselor. The facility is clean, modern, and inviting. The staff is completely professional, friendly, caring and accommodating. Words cannot express how grateful we are that we found this road for our son; thank you Acceptance Recovery Center!

– Debbie A.

May 21, 2018

I feel this program saved my life and prepared me to move forward with the rest of my life. I am comfortable with the foundation I now have to live sober and continue to work on my recovery. Many thanks to all!

– Bob A.

Dec 29, 2017