ABOUT LA FRONTERA ARIZONA
Headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., La Frontera Arizona provides a variety of health and human services, including housing, employment assistance, behavioral health services, education, and assistance for children and families. Substance abuse treatment is among the organization’s services, and programming includes outpatient treatment for adults, as well residential treatment for those who are struggling with chemical dependency.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the facility’s website, La Frontera’s outpatient clinic provides services for adults, children, and families. For clients who require more comprehensive treatment and a structured environment, the organization runs Casa de Vida, a long-term residential facility that serves both men and women struggling with substance abuse and.
Programming is evidence-based and includes six clinical hours each day. Clients spend this time participating in a mix of educational workshops, relapse prevention activities, individual counseling, group therapy, and peer counseling. Therapeutic modalities include motivational interviewing, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Clients receive case management and care for co-occurring conditions, as well as referrals for medical treatment.
According to the facility’s website, the staff includes licensed psychologists, physicians, clinical psychologists, social workers, recovery technicians, registered nurses (RN), and other behavioral health professionals.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility offers 53 beds for its residential treatment program. The three individuals polled on La Frontera’s accommodations and amenities to date each gave it five out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The only alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date anonymously reported that he received a “good plan for recovery,” as well as the “skills needed to recover.” He awarded La Frontera perfect five out of five star ratings for affordability, cleanliness, holistic offerings, exercise and leisure options, and nutrition. He gave La Frontera with only two out of five stars for their treatment of co-occurring disorders and the staff’s level of training and experience.
On Google, the facility earned 2.9 out of five stars from 43 reviewers to date. Many of the reviews were very negative and claim the program is ineffective. In a representative review, Alum Amy wrote: “Absolutely horrible. Really, look elsewhere. Zero therapeutic benefit here. Just added frustration and b.s.”
On Facebook, La Frontera Arizona received 4.1 out of five stars from 39 reviews to date. While there are some complaints from those who didn’t attend the program, alumni were generally happy with their experiences. For instance, alum Edgar wrote: “I’ve been with la Frontera since the age of 13 because of my mental illness I grew up with and I thank them alot because all the people there helped me alot the case management is great for me they help me with whatever I need.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The three loved ones polled at the time of this writing by Best-rehabs.com had mostly positive things to share about La Frontera and its offerings; however, one reviewer felt that the facility’s conditions were “not in-line with (their) personal expectations.” This survey respondent described the environment as “clean and structured.” Loved ones gave the facility a unanimous five out of five star rating for the facility’s cleanliness.
Another loved one who visited the facility on one occasion was impressed with the center’s “nice building” and large number of activities offered and the third anonymous loved one was more enthusiastic in their response, describing the treatment as “life changing.” When polled about the center’s strengths, they included “patience and understanding.”
According to its website, the center accepts Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), as well as some private insurance plans. Costs not covered by insurance are based on a sliding fee scale.