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Adam was extremely helpful throughout my stay & incorporated many fun activities. Joe 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

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

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

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

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