Articles & Resident Journals

Family Letter – 12-13 A Disney Adventure in Sedona

We at Back2Basics disembarked from home base for another outdoor adventure. We were off early and headed out toward Sedona, Arizona. Our first hike was through pump house wash. The hike was beautiful and technical. As we traversed through the rocks we came across a...

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Learning Positive Mental Attitude Thru Rock Climbing

We departed Hunter House at 8am for our outdoor climbing trip with Prescott college. As we left Flagstaff, country music started to play over the speakers and the PMA's (positive mental attitude) started to rise. The ride to the climbing location took about an hour...

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B2B is Worth it to Overcome Financial Obstacles

The biggest obstacle that could have prevented me from coming to Back2Basics would be money. I almost didn't come because of that reason, but I found a way to make it happen. It totally has been worth it because I have grown so much from this entire program,...

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Family Letter – 12-06 Adventure to McDowell State Park

Hey Back 2 Basics families, we've had another amazing but different adventure this week. We woke up and started our morning with an A.A. meeting followed by some gym time to get the blood flowing. After having some snacks we set off on our two and a half hour drive to...

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Taking Time To Find The Right Sponsor

Being new to Back2Basics Residential program, I figured it was time to get a sponsor. One of the staff recommended that I wait a month before I pick out my new sponsor. I had a few people offer me sponsorship in Alcoholics Anonymous meetings we go to almost every day,...

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Excited To See What’s In My Future

I've been looking for another new thing to work on in my therapeutic work. Keelyn pointed out that she believes I'm not connected to my heart. What she meant is I'm not connected to my feelings. I believe that this is the next thing important for me to work on. I'm...

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What is Solo at Back2Basics?

A solo here at Back2Basics is an independent camping experience. As a group we go out to an isolated area and are given independent camp sites from one another. We all spend a lot of time together here at residential, so one of the benefits of a solo is getting to...

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Family Letter 11-29 Adventure to Arizona Hot Springs

Seven A.M. wake up for our trip.We were up, packed, out the door, and on the road by 8:30. With a couple of pit stops in our rear view mirror we arrived at the Hoover Dam. Our group walked out on a bridge with the dam in full view. The dam is an amazing piece of...

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Second Chances… Its One Day At A Time

Going into treatment is not an easy thing to do. Most of us that come to Back2Basics make a large geographical change which is not an easy thing to do for people of our type. Eventually we adapt to the change and the environment because that is what we do, we are...

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