Accelerated Program for Phoenix Visitors

Where to stay in the Phoenix area:

We recommend the following Hotels & Resorts:

Pointe Hilton, Tapatio Cliffs

11111 North 7th Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85020

Reservations: 1-800-947-9784

Resort: 602-866-7500


Extended Stay Deluxe Phoenix – Midtown

217 West Osborn Road

Phoenix, AZ 85013

Telephone: (602) 279-9000

Reservations: 1-800-804-3724


Walking & Hiking – Camelback Mountain, Papago Park, South Mountain Park, Squaw Peak

Mountain Biking – Camelback Mountain, Papago Park, South Mountain Park, Squaw Peak

Horseback Riding – Camelback Mountain, Papago Park, South Mountain Park, Squaw Peak

Fishing – Encanto Park, Papago Park, Salt River

Golf – Phoenix is the home of world class golf with courses geared for the novice golfer to PGA championship caliber.

Shopping – Scottsdale Fashion Square (indoors) For all you shop till you drop types, this is it. Premiere shopping, dinning, and entertainment. Nearby is the famous Biltmore Fashion Park, design by Frank Lloyd Wright, first class shopping and restaurants, great people watching.

Cities & Towns to see:

From pine country to desert, there’s much sightseeing and history. Road trip anyone? If you rent a car, here’s some suggested places to visit:

Sedona: 119 miles north.

Scottsdale: 10 miles east.

Flagstaff: 138 miles north.

Prescott: 94 miles north.

Tucson: 117 miles.

Grand Canyon: 247 miles north.

The Heard Museum serves to educate visitors and promote greater public understanding of the arts, heritage and life ways of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, with an emphasis on American Indian tribes and other cultures of the Southwest.

Desert Botanical Garden
The Desert Botanical Garden has one of the world’s finest collections of desert plants.

Climb Piestewa Peak, formerly known as Squaw Peak. Hikers of all levels can get a great workout climbing this mountain, and get a great view of the city when they get to the top.

Enjoy professional sports year round.

Arizona Diamondback Baseball (MLB)

Phoenix Suns Basketball (NBA)

Arizona Cardinals Football (NFL)

Phoenix Coyotes Hockey (NHL)

South Mountain Park and Preserve is the largest municipal park in the country. There are more than 50 miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking.

Phoenix Art Museum, features popular and unique exhibitions of the world’s best art, casual and fun events and activities and many comfortable architectural niches where one can just relax and rejuvenate. Phoenix Art Museum truly means “cool art, in a cool place.”

You have the power to make it happen. You can have a life free from alcohol.

Assisted Recovery has a proven history in treating individuals suffering from alcohol dependence who come to us from throughout the United States and beyond. We created the program in recognition of the difficulty in accessing a state-of-the-art evidence-based treatment program.

Researching various program protocols quickly confirms that the vast majority of treatment in the United States is based on the Minnesota or 12-Step model. Assisted Recovery is proud to be the first in the nation to offer the evidence-based Pennsylvania Model of Recovery.

The Accelerated two-week program is crafted to meet the needs of busy individuals living outside of the metropolitan Phoenix area. While we recommend two weeks, the program can be completed in one week. The key to the success of this program is the utilization of effective medications, which within fifteen minutes of ingestion, often suppress the intense thought process or craving to drink alcohol. This levels the playing field, allowing the individual to be successful in a less restrictive environment.

Immediately upon arrival in Phoenix, a new Accelerated Client will complete the intake process and is seen by our Medical Director, Dr. Sam Walker, NMD. Medication is initiated immediately, providing relief from cravings that have burdened the individual for many years.

ARCA encourages family members to come to Arizona with their loved one to provide support, and at the same time enjoy a vacation experience.

Family and friends are in recovery also. Assisted Recovery recognizes that the people closest to you are also in recovery. As such, we encourage all of our clients to consider including the people in their lives to be involved in the process of recovery. ARCA provides therapeutic counseling to the family and friends of its clients.

A typical day includes a two-hour, one-on-one session, a group meeting and reasonable amount of homework. Group sessions last approximately ninety minutes. Our goal, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is to assist individuals in not only eliminating alcohol dependence from their lives, but to be happy that they did. To this end, Assisted Recovery utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy tools, for example doing an ABC to deal with a trigger, as developed by Dr. Albert Ellis, PhD

Upon return home, follow-up is provided via either SKYPE or telephone. Also provided is a weekly live chat session with an Assisted Recovery counselor. Accelerated clients are always encouraged to use the toll-free number for additional support .

We urge all our out of area Accelerated Clients to view their time with Assisted Recovery as more of a “working vacation” rather than a trip to an IRS office.

Phoenix is the sixth largest city in the United States, offering a wealth of cultural and entertainment venues ranging from the world renowned Heard Museum to major league sporting events.

Sunday is an open day which an individual can relax and reflect, or go exploring. Centrally located, Phoenix is the hub of this vibrant and beautiful state. To the north is the high country with towering pines and soothing breezes. The Grand Canyon, with unsurpassed natural splendor is one hour north of Flagstaff, which is the home of the world famous Lowell Observatory. To the east is located Meteor Crater and the Petrified Forest, while to the west there is the Colorado River recreation areas. Or you can head south to Tucson and the historic “Old Pueblo”. One-hour further south is exotic Old Mexico.


Accelerated Clients generally check in to an area extended stay hotel. There are several options within fifteen minutes of the clinic, and we are happy to make recommendations. A client with local ties can of course stay with family or friends while in treatment. Our recommendations (based on proximity to the clinic) range from an economical but very nice studio at Extended Stay America, to the very comfortable resort of the Hilton at Point at Tapatio Cliff, to the opulent Phoenician Resort. Extended Stay of America offers a full kitchen, including utensils, cable television and Internet access. The Point at Tapatio Cliff offers full service in a family environment, while the Phoenician defines an upscale experience. A client may choose to rent a car or we will be happy to pick up and return clients from all treatment appointments and events.


Assisted Recovery can only accept a limited number of Accelerated Clients. To reserve a space, call (602) 264-7897 today. A $500.00 non-refundable reservation deposit is requested.

Get off to a good start on the Road to Recovery – in Arizona!

Contact Assisted Recovery today at

(602) 264-7897