Amity Circle Tree Ranch

Amity Circle Tree Ranch Tucson Arizona

Our philosophy is based on the belief that life is an apprenticeship to the truth. Around every circle of truth, a larger circle can grow. The extent to which this circle expands depends upon the force of truth which the individual manifests. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of our minds. We must press on, for nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

ABOUT AMITY CIRCLE TREE RANCH

Set in Tucson’s Tanque Verde Valley, Amity Circle Tree Ranch specializes in treating adults struggling with substance abuse, process addictions, and co-occurring disorders. Programming is residential in nature and aims to help clients heal core trauma, identify strengths, improve self-esteem, learn life skills, and address the underlying issues that contribute to their addiction. Detox services are not offered on-site, but the center will assist clients in finding a local facility for appropriate care. Additionally, culturally appropriate programming for Native Americans is available.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Circle Tree Ranch takes a holistic approach to recovery, emphasizing community service, emotional intelligence, and authentic relationships. Therapeutic groups and workshops focus on topics such as moral growth, conscience development, personal responsibility, and family dynamics, as well as coping skills, relapse prevention, and 12-step recovery methods. Clients are assigned weekly jobs (e.g. meal preparation, dining room maintenance, and administrative office assistance) to promote responsibility and community involvement. Family members of clients are encouraged to participate in a variety of specialized activities, including workshops, retreats, picnics, and group therapy sessions.

The facility provides treatment at two levels of intensity. Thresholds of Change, a 90-day program, is tailored to highly motivated clients. Individuals enrolled in this level of care focus on personal growth and developing an awareness of how their substance abuse affects others. Proof of Life, a more in-depth, seven-month track, is intended for those who have experienced relapse, as well as younger participants who require more education and guidance. Proof of Life includes multiple intensive workshops and family programming, and clients who are parents may bring young children with them to the ranch while they undergo treatment.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The treatment center is located on a 50-acre ranch that previously served as both a guest ranch and a boarding school. Clients reside in semi-private quarters that they are responsible for maintaining. The facility includes an on-site fitness center, walking trails, volleyball and basketball courts, a swimming pool, music rooms, and an authentic Native American sweat lodge. Smoking is not permitted on-site.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

At the time of this writing, Best-rehabs.com has received feedback for this facility from six former clients, five of which awarded 4.8 out of five stars for treatment effectiveness.

Alum C.T. gave high ratings and wrote: “Amity Circle Tree Ranch has helped me understand my addictions and myself more then anyone or anything else ever.” H.H. added, “this is a place that takes the emotionally and physical safety of women so seriously . Allowing me and so many women to feel safe enough to face some scary issues and wounds that often just get overlooked because they make people uncomfortable or its just too scary.”

Several respondents also highlighted the quality of the staff, noting that they “care” and are “professional.”

There are nearly 50 ratings across a handful of secondary review sites as well, most of which were positive. On Yelp to date, there were 12 ratings that averaged 4.25 out of five stars. [1] In a representative comment, Jesse wrote: “I am so thankful that I enrolled here. I have been to other rehabilitation centers, programs, treatment centers, and etc. but; this place is by far the best.”

The six Google users who submitted reviews at the time of this writing provided a slightly higher average rating of 4.5 out of five stars.[2] Reviewers who provided commentary highlighted the “dedicated” staff and the depth of the center’s multi-phase programming. “Because this place is not a quick-fix 12 step solution, more time has to be spent working on one’s self to achieve lasting healing and sobriety.” Jay wrote.

Additional ratings appeared on the facility’s Facebook page to date, 18 of which averaged five out of five stars, and commentary was similar to that of Yelp and Google reviewers.[3]

More critical feedback was given on Citehealth at the time of this writing where nine ratings averaged 3.22 out of five stars. [4] Giving one star, an anonymous reviewer wrote: “The place is dirty, staff is dirty, there is sex, drugs, alcohol being brought on campus. I don’t trust the staff! Be careful before choosing this program,” and another added: “Worst treatment center ever. Awful philosophies, untrained staff. Not 12-step based. Intimidation and fear rule.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

To date, two loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com gave polarizing opinions of the facility. An anonymous loved one found the center and its programming to be helpful. They submitted a four-star rating for the center’s treatment effectiveness and wrote: “Makes livimg worth while … helped out when needed,” they told Best-rehabs.com. They did, however, note that the center needed “more space.”

On the other hand, Ann awarded just one out of five stars for treatment effectiveness and said, “Not a rehab center, more of a work camp… Food inadequate – my son was hungry most of the time.. This was a rip-off.”

FINANCING

The cost for the 90-day program is $25,000, and the seven-month program is priced at $35,000. A monthly fee of $1,200 is charged for every child staying with their parent on campus. The facility has private-pay options and will provide itemized lists to individuals planning to file an insurance claim for reimbursement. Some residents of the State of Arizona may have funding provided by local or state agencies. All fees and a medical deposit (for doctor’s appointments and prescriptions) are due upon admission.

[1] https://www.yelp.com/biz/circle-tree-ranch-tucson
[2] https://goo.gl/vyVNn3
[3] https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amity-Circle-Tree-Ranch/189687044408310
[4] http://citehealth.com/rehab-centers/arizona/cities/tucson/amity-foundation-at-circle-tree-ranch#reviews

Reviews about Amity Circle Tree Ranch

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  • Amity's so-called "treatment scarred me for life. What happened to me there was worse than anything that happened with me when I was using drugs. And no one stays clean after leaving. How can you, when you've been subjected to such d trauma by the so-called "couselors" and the monsters who run Amity. Stay away from Anity and don't send anyone you care about there.
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  • Amity is a shame-based "rehab" . I'd recommend staying as far away from it as possible. I was diagnosed with PTSD directly related to what I suffered there.
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  • I am so grateful to Circle Tree Ranch for giving me my son back. He is now healthy, happy, excited motivated for his future and he is not only invested in his recovery, he is interested and engaged in it in a way that I didn’t know was possible. I am blown away at how much he has changed in the three months he has been there. I did a lot of research on Rehabilitation Centers; including conducting many interviews. I only found a handful of facilities that I felt genuinely were in business to help people as opposed to making money off of desperate people. I let my adult son choose from these and he chose wisely CTR based on his personality. It turned out to be a lovely open place with really good energy. I felt great about his choice! He is very happy he made this choice and calls it a "great place". He has replaced the substance abuse with maintaining a healthy body and mindset. He still knows that he has to keep this momentum going and has taken the next step by entering into sober living. My son can be a hard one to crack and they didn’t crack him; they got him to want to be sober and to love it. That doesn’t mean that it was easy for him. It wasn’t; especially at first with the withdrawal symptoms and mood swings that occur for awhile even after detox. He felt like quitting several times, but this is a determined group of compassionate people who were obviously very skilled at keeping him on track. I think one of the biggest problems with many rehabs is that they are not compassionate for the people they are serving. CTR treated my son with dignity. I can’t thank everyone at Circle tree enough. Thanks to everyone there that touched my son. You are all angels to me.
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  • If there were any justice in the world, this terrible place would have been shut down a long time ago. Do not send your loved ones there and do not go there yourself.
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  • Amity Circle Tree Ranch has helped me understand my addictions and myself more then anyone or anything else ever. I came to the center broken, damaged beyond belief and with no hope. I shared, I listened, I worked, I gave, I nurtured and I received in return-- I gained hope, I received a real chance at a real life again. I recommend this center to those who wish to change in a positive way and make a difference while doing the work for yourself. Nothing is easy in this world, but with support you too can do it.
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  • Amity Circle tree ranch was a life-changing experience . I was addicted to heroin on and off for about 25 years .I had been in a few other rehabs . But I found amity to be an educational experience for how to create and enjoy the life that I truly wanted . Not just get off drugs . That has happened , because the life i truly wanted didn't have space for drug addiction , but the focus was on what I could create for my future , not just what i had to give up . I also felt that i learned inclusiveness and how to connect with other people on a level , that if more people were exposed to the amity curriculum , the amount of racism and lack of understanding between different groups of people , would be greatly reduced ... and along with that drug addiction . And finally , this is a place that takes the emotionally and physical safety of women so seriously . Allowing me and so many women to feel safe enough to face some scary issues and wounds that often just get overlooked because they make people uncomfortable or its just too scary . The fact that women feel safe in this community means that everyone in the community is safe .... and that makes doing personal healing and growth possible . I cant say enough about Amity . It can change your life
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  • After 20 years of addiction I chose to Amity help me turn my life around. I admit at times it was tough I stuck it out because ultimately I allowed my life to put me exactly where I needed to be. I made it work for me by listening to some experienced people. I found trust. Amity provides a unique approach to treating addiction. Life skills, art, music, exercise, work, counseling and honoring different cultures are incorporated into your program, and these are just to name a few. Most addicts leave a path of destruction and blame others. Stopping these behaviors are not easy and one of Amity's main focuses is based on trust and living with Integrity. While I was part of Amity I knew what I wanted to get out of it and I was able to achieve my sobriety. No place or person is perfect but you get out of life what you put in. I took the best and became the best that I could be. I learned to stop blaming and as a result my actions have helped others along the way. I love and will always honor Amity and it will ALWAYS be a part of my life.
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  • Not a rehab center, more of a work camp... Food inadequate - my son was hungry most of the time.. This was a rip-off
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  • staff cares, safe and clean sooner you seek help the better results
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  • makes livimg worth while needs more space helped out when needed
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  • Coming from someone who has seen quite a few treatment centers, Amity is hands down the place to go if you want to clean up.
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  • The atmosphere is awesome and they are very professional.