Staff

Lloyd Vacovsky: BS
Director

Lloyd Vacovsky is the Director of Assisted Recovery, which he co-founded in 1996. Lloyd was a social worker at Central Arizona Shelter Services for ten years prior to the creation of Assisted Recovery. He has a BS from Northern Arizona University and is a fourth generation native of Tucson, Arizona. Lloyd also serves as the Executive Director the American Council on Alcoholism.

Vacovsky states: “When we first started ARCA seventeen years ago we believed that naltrexone would soon become the standard for treating alcohol dependence. Naltrexone provides us a tool that is safe, effective and fully approved by the FDA. Despite this, naltrexone and medically assisted treatment (MAT) is still largely ignored by the traditional treatment community. This is despite the overwhelming body of research and experience which confirms the effectiveness of science based treatment.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Assisted Recovery was one of the first, if indeed not the first treatment program to fully embrace the use of medications to assist in the treatment of alcohol and drug dependence. The medications level the “playing field” which then enables an individual to work on the most difficult part of recovery. Simply stated, the most difficult part of recovery is learning how to be happy without the alcohol and or drugs.

Lloyd states that Assisted Recovery is committed to providing state of the art treatment for alcohol and substance abuse, in a safe and caring environment. ARCA also offers full and comprehensive psychological testing and evaluation.

Dr. David Maselli, Ph.D
Clinical Director

Dr. Maselli is a well known and highly respected member of the Arizona psychology community. He comes to Assisted Recovery with a wealth of experience in treating individuals who suffer from alcohol and drug dependency issues. He fully embraces Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT), but recognizes that effective therapy is a critical component of the recovery process. David has a strong background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is a cornerstone of the ARCA program. David brings to ARCA the diagnostic and treatment expertise which allows ARCA to develop new clinical program services and treatment protocols. ARCA offers full psychological testing and evaluation

Dr. Maselli is fully licensed by the Arizona Board of Psychologist’s Examiners and is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Argosy University. David graduated from California School of Professional Psychology, an APA accredited institution. ARCA is a certified training site for PhD candidates completing their practicum and or internships, with Dr. Maselli overseeing their work.

David Burkett

 

Terence Mcnabb works on web development, IT and marketing. 

 

Intern & Practicum Students

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2016/2017 David Burkett

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