The private nonprofit Treatment Assessment Screening Center (TASC) operates numerous facilities in Arizona and Utah, which offer clinical treatments, criminal justice diversion, drug testing, and case management. Also in Arizone, TASC runs a center in(to complement the facility at the address on this page, in east Tucson) as well as centers in and . TASC often accepts referrals from the criminal justice system, and clinical services are available for individuals aged 12+.
The east Tucson center, at the address on this page, offers outpatient drug testing, counseling, and criminal justice diversion services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
TASC’s clinical services are evidence-based and aim to draw on each client’s individual strengths. Substance use services are based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), with a view to achieving cognitive restructuring, and also provide, when necessary, moral reconation therapy (MRT) to reduce recidivism and motivational enhancement therapy (MET). Therapy is provided in individual, group, and family settings, with groups providing both process therapy and psychoeducation.
Substance use treatment is offered at a variety of intensities and specializations: standard outpatient group counseling, an intensive outpatient program (IOP), a relapse prevention program, and outpatient family and individual counseling.
Individuals seeking treatment for mental health disorders and other difficulties will follow treatment tracks specialized to cater to their individual needs.
There is currently no information provided by TASC in Tucson East regarding its treatment staff, however, the single individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the center five out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews directly from alumni of this facility, and secondary sites yielded exclusively positive coverage at the time of this writing: a 4.5-star average rating based on four reviews left on Google, and on Yelp, a single five-star rating.  “Excellent testing center. The staff is prompt and knowledgeable. The testing room is observed but has a very private feel. The entire space is clean and respectful, I have never felt so comfortable peeing in front of a stranger,” K.R. wrote on Yelp in one of the two pieces of accompanying commentary, and the only one to include substantive comment.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The single loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave mixed feedback, indicating that they would recommend TASC in Tucson East, but giving the facility just two stars for its treatment effectiveness, its holistic offerings, and its counseling options. The center’s family participation and ability to treat co-occurring disorders fared better, with four stars each. “THE PEOPLE I HAVE SPOKE TO DIDNT TAKE IT SERIOUSLY ANOUGH AN THINKING AN TRYING WAYS TO GET AROUND WHY THEY WERE THERE,” the anonymous reviewer wrote, despite praising how “tough” the center was.
TASC is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, and also accepts self-payment via money order and debit card. Neither cash nor credit cards are accepted. The single individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the center four out of five stars for its affordability.
In January 2016, ThinkProgress ran an exposé of TASC’s services in Arizona, in an article titledQuoting a former TASC participant who described the program as “government-run, taxpayer-funded legal extortion,” the article described Maricopa County funneling thousands of low-level drug offenders to TASC for expensive treatment, paid upfront, that enabled them to avoid prosecution. The CEO of TASC was quoted in the piece, supporting the organization’s work in “the TASC cause of bridging the gap between criminal justice and substance-abuse treatment systems.” And in November 2016, reported “TASC is basically an option offered to those facing a first-time drug felony. For $1,000, someone can get checked into counseling instead of jail. Of that $1,000, $650 goes to [an Arizona prosecutor’s] office.”