Mesa Region Gains Rehabilitation Center

A new substance abuse treatment rehabilitation center recently opened its doors in Maricopa County, Arizona. Patients have been accepted since last week, although the official grand opening is not until June 13. At approximately 12,000 square feet, treatment plans are individually designed based on a patient’s needs, without exception. Named Footprints to Recovery, it offers medical detoxification and alternative methods of treatment ranging from acupuncture, yoga and chiropractic services.

Footprints to Recovery has locations in three more states and recently collected their license to open the center in Mesa, Arizona. The site will become their fourth drug and alcohol treatment facility and will be in operation for 24 hours a day. Footprints to Recovery was founded in Chicago in 2013.

The Arizona Department of Health was instructed to find solutions which could stop prescription opioid abuse using methods such as proper prescribing practices,  extended treatment access and reverse overdoses through the use of naloxone. Between June 15, 2017 and January 11, 2018, according to a report from the Arizona Governor’s Office, there were 3,114  drug related overdoses reported in Maricopa County.  The report also included a plan to prevent drug overdoses going forward.

The Arizona Department of Health has an involved approach to confronting the opioid epidemic afflicting Arizona. They work together and alongside with medical professionals, law enforcement and members of the community to deliver better substance abuse treatment to those struggling to overcome addiction issues.

The treatment facility in Mesa provided beds in private and semi-private rooms. It boasts constant medical care, transportation at any time of day, one-on-one counseling with a licensed therapist, an attentive medical staff and a focus on mental stability and behavioral health.

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 problems plaguing Arizona and highlighted that the location will be the largest and most modern drug and alcohol treatment in Mesa, further stating that there are plans for further expansion down the line.

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 shed light on 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 stressed that detox is one of the top focuses at the facility. Providing a clean, safe, medically advanced and therapeutic environment for clients to become well enough to achieve long-term recovery all contributes to a successful path to 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.

“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.