“I thought that when I got sober, the fast-paced lifestyle would disappear, but I actually do more with my life now. It is amazing the amount of growing I have done; going back to school, getting a job, and not hurting my family anymore."
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 22, 2011
Back 2 Basics, a long term drug and alcohol treatment facility, is providing young men a new chance at life with some unique approaches. Drug and alcohol rehabs have historically taken place in a hospital like setting with florescent lightening and for a maximum of a 30 day treatment. Statistically, this method has been proven to be “not enough” as less than ten percent of clients of these rehabs stay sober more than a year. However, statistics regarding drug use show that 90 to 180 day treatment centers have proven to be effective for addicts and alcoholics.
The Back 2 Basics model is both therapeutic and experiential. It’s based firmly in the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and emphasizes established modes of recovery. But its founders also believe that in addition to just getting sober, residents must be introduced to a full and active sober life in order to succeed.
As a case in point, the Spanish Immersion Program, which is a curriculum of Back 2 Basics focuses on sobriety, but also emphasizes cultural exposure and community service in other parts of the world.
Joined by Roy Duprez, CEO & Founder of Back 2 Basics, residents participated in Spanish lessons, performed community service at a local orphanage, beach clean up, and took surfing lessons—even as they doubled attendance at the local AA meetings.
For all of the residents, the trip was a chance to explore the world outside of alcohol and drug addiction.
Back 2 Basics has been implementing a new new approach on how to treat these young men. Finding a drug and alcohol rehab for young men can be difficult, Back 2 Basics is offering a new solution based in Northern Arizona, which is near many beautiful outdoor experiences in addition to Northern Arizona University.
For more information about Back 2 Basics or treating addiction in general, Back 2 Basics can be reached at (877) 339-4222.
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