There is a new drug and alcohol treatment center that recently opened in Mesa, Arizona.
The healthcare provider Footprints to Recovery has locations in three other states and recently acquired their license to open the facility in Maricopa County.
Footprints to Recovery started in 2013 and was founded in Chicago. The Mesa location will become their fourth drug and alcohol treatment center and will be open 24 hours a day.
There were 3,114 reported drug related overdoses in Maricopa County between June 15, 2017 and January 11, 2018, according to a report from the Arizona Governor’s Office. The report also enlisted a plan to prevent drug overdoses in the future.
The Arizona Department of Health was directed to pinpoint ways that they could stop prescription opioid abuse with proper prescribing practices, create rules to teach healthcare providers how to prescribe responsibly, extend treatment access and reverse overdoses through the use of naloxone.
The Arizona Department of Health has an ‘all hands-on-deck’ approach to confronting the opioid epidemic affecting Arizona. They are affiliated with medical professionals, law enforcement and members of the community to deliver better substance abuse treatment for the people of Arizona.
The drug and alcohol treatment center started accepting patients last week but will have its official grand opening on June 13.
The treatment facility in Mesa has over two dozen beds in private and semi-private rooms, round-the-clock medical care, transportation at any time of day, one-on-one counseling with a licensed therapist, an attentive medical staff and a focus on behavioral health and mental stability.
Footprints to Recovery offers medical detox and alternative forms of treatment ranging from yoga, acupuncture and chiropractic services.
The drug and alcohol treatment is located in Mesa, 20 miles east of Phoenix, and is approximately 12,000 square feet. Every treatment plan is individually designed based on a patient’s needs.
Elliot Wolbrom, the chief marketing officer at Footprints to Recovery, explained the process of selecting a location for a new center and which markets to target.
“Our world-class clinicians study our clientele and seek out markets and locations where their advanced expertise would most benefit (and speak to) those in need,” he said. “Additionally, we look at national, state and local substance abuse and overdose data in an effort to bring our clinical expertise to a particular area where our care can be most impactful.”
Wolbrom discussed some of the issues plaguing Arizona.
“A report by the Arizona Department of Health Services found that there was a three-time increase in heroin-related deaths since 2012 and a whopping 74 percent increase in opioid-related death since 2012. There’s a problem in Arizona and we want to be part of the solution.”
He also highlighted the goals for this drug and alcohol treatment center. “Our goals remain the same regardless of level of care and regardless of location,” Wolbrom said. “Our objective, under the powerful leadership of our CEO, Hirsch Chinn, is simple: positively impact the crippling substance abuse statistics in the country, especially for those that are 18-35, by creating a movement where we place world-class clinical care and an outstanding client experience from start to finish.”
Wolbrom emphasized that detox is one of their primary focuses and to provide a safe, clean, medically advanced and therapeutic environment for their clients to become well enough to achieve long-term recovery.
“We’ve been operational for just one week and have been privileged to provide completed detox treatment to nearly a dozen clients with more currently being treated and new clients being admitted,” he said.
Wolbrom emphasized that the location will be the largest and most updated drug and alcohol treatment in Mesa and stated that there are plans for further expansion down the line.
“Footprints to Recovery continues its national expansion and we will soon be opening new treatment centers with multiple levels of care in Colorado, Massachusetts and elsewhere,” he concluded.