Founded in 1991, NorthStar is one of the first programs in the country to serve the needs of young adults struggling with substance abuse. NorthStar paved the way for many other programs to serve the various needs of this population. Their philosophy includes treatment of the whole person, not just his or her abuse of substances. They serve adolescents from 17.6 to 24 years of age who have completed a primary care treatment program for substance abuse. NorthStar’s programs are informed by research that shows that between 30% and 40% of alcoholics have undiagnosed learning disabilities. Thus, they address the learning needs of program participants to encourage these young people to gain the education they need to live valuable, productive lives.
Sierra Tucson Treatment Center
The Sierra Tuscon Treatment Center, near the Santa Catalina Mountains in Arizona, has as its motto: “There is a place where pain is met with compassion, fear is met with reassurance, and anger is met with understanding…” Multi-licensed to deal with psychiatric difficulties as well as addiction, chronic pain, and behavioral disorders, the treatment center strives to heal the mind, body, spirit, and emotions. The center employs both old and new therapies to spur profound and beneficial changes. The center provides a family counseling component as well.
The Meadows is an intensive treatment center, licensed as a Level I Psychiatric Acute Hospital by the Arizona Department of Health Services through the Office of Behavioral Health Licensing. They specialize in treating drug and alcohol addiction, compulsive behaviors, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. The facility is located in the high Sonoran Desert, where clear skies and mountain views add to the healing effect.
The Meadows recognizes the whole person and treats for personal completeness and integrity in order to facilitate long-term recovery from the underlying issues causing the addiction or affliction.