Frequently Asked  Questions

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We want to help you make the right decision in selecting Back2Basics for you and for us, to ensure the best possible solution. Please feel free to review the frequently asked questions we have received below and if you have more questions we would be happy to talk to you privately. Simply email or call us at the information provide below the FAQ section to reach out and schedule a call.

Why choose Back2Basics over other young adult male treatment programs?
Back2Basics is the national’s leading outdoor adventure recovery program for young adult men struggling with addiction. Since 2010, Back2Basics has been revolutionizing outdoor adventure treatment and recovery to help young men on their path toward healthy, sustainable independence and long-term sober living. Our residents are assessed to fit our specific program, culture and demographics so that we create a cohesive and supportive group environment. Our program is not a ‘one size fits all’ but rather an immersion treatment program centered on three key elements: The 12-Step Program, Outdoor Adventure Recovery and Residential Program. These three elements combined support the individual through rehabilitation, recovery and developing new healthy habits that will sustain him in ‘real life’.
What is the average age of and what are the most common struggles for a Back2Basics client?

Our program is designed specifically for males between the ages of 18-30 years old only. Common struggles that our residents share is at various times in their individual journey include:

  • Impulsive behavior is acting prematurely with out foresight. Rapid and unplanned reactions to either internal or external stimuli without regard to negative consequences.
  • Compulsive behavior, refers to repetitive behaviors that are performed. Repeating the same acts often with undesirable consequences.
  • Nonconformity and priding themselves on being different and ‘individual’.
  • Stress is pretty consistent across the board with our residents. They have a hard time dealing with stress which leads to using as a way to cope.
  • Low Self-Esteem and feeling in adequate leading to depression, anxiety, lack of confidence, shyness, etc.
  • Entitlement and instant gratification or fulfillment right away. They want it now and have little to no patience.
  • Denial is a strong common denominator that is at the core of every addict and the first item they have to come to terms with in learning to live life on life’s terms
What is your success rate?

Many addiction treatment programs present success rates of clients who have gone through and completed their program. They use this typically in their marketing collateral as a bench mark to sway potential clients and decision makers into choosing their program.

At Back2Basics we prefer to be transparent about our program and our success rate. When it comes to addiction, success is not measured based on attending and completing a program within a specific time frame, but rather living your life sober-free long after you attend any program. At Back2Basics, our program is based on working with clients in a residential environment and on an individual basis while utilizing the 12-step program combined with outdoor adventure therapy as the foundation for on-going change and stepping them through recovery phases to find balance so they can gradually get back into ‘real life’.

Our success rate is measured in the countless testimonials from our residents and their families that continue to come in even years after attending Back2Basics.  (See Testimonials)

What is the average length of stay?

We have two programs Back2Basics and Beyond the Basics.

Our Back2Basics program is a 6-month residential program followed by Beyond the Basics which is another 6 month residential program focused on transitioning our clients into ‘real life’. These two sequential programs provide for the groundwork to gradually transition our clients from rehabilitation and recovery into living real life with long-term sobriety.

While the programs are sequential, the Beyond the Basics program is not required and our Back2Basics client must apply and express the desire to really want to continue.  This leads our client to take ownership of their decision and commit to their sobriety success.

What will my son do in his free-time?

We provide for a healthy yet structured schedule and living environment that does include free time. (See our Weekly Schedule). The schedule of events and activities is comprised of individual and group therapy, fitness, nutrition, 12-step meetings, work hours, outdoor adventure therapy trips, meals and personal time for mediation, laundry, etc.

In this active schedule the residents will have moments to relax and recharge in between activities. However, we keep the ‘down time’ limited in order to get our clients in the habit of living active and productive lifestyles. Most of the free time is for the residents to connect and enjoy their time with each other. Going through long-term treatment is opportunity for our clients to build healthy relationships with other young men who understand and support them through their journey to sobriety.

Are clients allowed to use drugs and alcohol?
The clients are not permitted to use drugs and/or alcohol throughout their stay at Back2Basics. It is an important aspect of our program that our clients learn how to develop themselves as individuals without the crutch that drugs and alcohol has provided them throughout their stay. Back2Basics is a firm believer in total abstinence from substance use and also the process of personal development that can occur when substances are removed from the situation.
Will my loved one be able to continue schooling?
We believe education is one of the cornerstones to becoming a productive, sober adult. Back2Basics residents have the option of completing their degree at local Northern Arizona University or Coconino Community College. For more questions regarding higher education within the program please give us a call.
Can Back2Basics Accommodate Court-Ordered Needs?
Our admissions specialist can assist with court-ordered stipulations. After we have gone through the admission process, our assessment and admissions team will be able to contact the probation officer or court to adhere the court mandates.
How do you make my son show up for sessions, do the work, school work, or get a job?

The client’s therapy sessions are held on-site at the Back2Basics campus. Their appointments are written into the daily schedule which is available to them on display in the home. In addition, staff are present to ensure that our clients are aware of these appointments and that they are in attendance.

At Beyond the Basics we maintain a consistent dialogue with our clients regarding their appointments, school work, and employment schedule. As staff we are available to the residents at all times to help them stay organized and on time for all of their responsibilities. For those on the education path we work with our clients to teach them healthy study habits, time management, in addition to, feedback on their assignments when necessary.

Can my son have visitors or travel?

Within the initial six month outdoor program visits are typically only permitted for the client’s immediate family. These are usually scheduled during our parent weekends which involve family therapy, educational groups, and a pass out with the family. It is important at B2B for the client and the family to set an intention for any visit as the process of strengthening the family to be as supportive to the client for their success.

In Beyond the Basics family and visitors are permitted as long as the residents has presented staff with a proposal with adequate notice. The details of the proposal briefly detail who is visiting, when they are visiting, and whether an overnight pass is necessary or not.

Can I have a phone? ...a computer?

In the outdoor program, phones and computers are not permitted. It is our philosophy that having time for the client to focus on themselves and their own work is a gift. Phones and computers present a distraction to the client and their ability to stay present and engaged. With the over saturation of social media and entertainment, removing these distractions gives the client the opportunity to get the most out of their time with us.

In Beyond the Basics the clients are permitted to have access to their computer and phone. The philosophy at Beyond the Basics is that a phone and computer are ‘tools’ to help the client facilitate finding employment, contacting parents or staff, and building connections within the recovery community. There is still room for these items to become distractions but staff is present in order to ensure that they do become a hindrance to the client’s progress.

Is Insurance or Financing provided?
Back2Basics Outdoor Adventure Recovery is a ‘private-pay’ or ‘self-pay’ program. We do not offer insurance or financing.  There are however various financing companies in the healthcare industry that will provide financial assistance. Back2Basics is not affiliated with any financial company, however we will be happy to share our resources and discuss these options with you privately.
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For any other questions, please write us at rduprez@b2badventures.com or call us at 928.814.2220

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