Residential Program


When a client gets to the point at which residential treatment is indicated, finding the “right fit” is crucial. For many referring professional residential treatment provides a level of clinical intensity and diagnostic clarity that can be difficult to achieve at other levels of care.

At Sabino Recovery we are uniquely skilled at providing effective treatment for those clients considered clinically complicated. Our clients typically present with one, or a combination of the following:

  1. A complex mix of sometimes overlapping and conflicting diagnoses
  2. History of trauma
  3. Substance use, abuse, and addiction
  4. Somatic complaints

Careful Assessment, Comprehensive Treatment

The effects of trauma, alcoholism, and addiction are complex and play out in different ways for different people. It is for this reason that we place so much emphasis on our initial assessments and our effort to get to know each resident. Our approach balances thorough assessment and diagnosis, with sophisticated and individualized treatment utilizing psychiatric, psychotherapeutic, neurotherapeutic, experiential, somatic, and holistic modalities, as well as careful discharge planning.

We craft a targeted, individualized treatment plan only after thoroughly assessing and understanding the impact of alcohol, and drug addiction and trauma have had on your patient’s life. There are no “treatment tracks” which means that every resident’s treatment plan is developed after the resident arrives. Progress is closely monitored and the multi-disciplinary team makes real-time adjustments to the resident’s treatment plan.

Emotional and Physical Safety

By keeping the number of residents we treat small, we are able to pay particular attention to each resident. Sabino Recovery is a place of kindness, professionalism, and healing. Our treatment staff consists of carefully selected, highly credentialed, licensed individuals who work in a team environment to deliver care for our residents. Each employee at Sabino Recovery is carefully interviewed before being considered for our team. We handpick our staff not only for their experience and skill, but also for possessing a great deal of empathy, nurturing, and compassion. It is because of this careful selection process that we’ve created a remarkable environment of mutuality, kindness, and safety.



Our treatment program is shaped by the latest research in neuroscience. Each of the modalities that we employ is informed by what we now know about the brain, what we can learn about the particular individuality of each resident, and how we can craft a treatment plan specific to each resident.

Research on the brain has demonstrated that our most complex organ has the ability to rewire itself in response to experience. We know that over a period of time consistent, positive, empathetic, and compassionate experiences can rewire the brain, resulting in new and healthy neural pathways. This finding is significant for those suffering the pain and shame of addiction and trauma. That is why at Sabino Recovery, every aspect of our program has been developed to help our residents develop these new connections to bring about lasting recovery and healing.

QEEG Brain Mapping

Trauma, alcohol and drug abuse change the brain, sometimes the brain has been injured and that injury will create behavioral health problems. Sometimes these things are so braided together, it is hard to reach an accurate diagnosis. Sabino Recovery is the only trauma and addiction recovery center to offer QEEG Brain Mapping. This powerful tool allows us to measure the electrical function of the brain which provides a more accurate diagnosis and allows for prioritizing and optimizing treatment.

Brain Mapping assures us, and the resident of precise accurate diagnosis (such as ADHD, depression, PTSD, or brain injury, for instance) as well as helps accurately guide in medication management. It can identify previously unidentified learning disabilities and learning styles as well as other important neurological and biological markers. This data immediately advances the ability of the clinical team to individualize the treatment plan for each resident that participates.

Brain Mapping is recommended by our treatment team when indicated. It is available for an additional fee.


Neurofeedback is a technique that focuses on helping a person train themselves to directly affect brain function. It provides a “mirror” for residents to see an unconscious process and then with practice to change brain signals, which changes the brain. This allows residents to increase or decrease certain brainwave activity while promoting healthier more adaptive functioning. While this sounds difficult, it is done by our expert facilitator with simple training. It is like learning a new skill or going to a personal trainer.

This type of therapy works at a deep subconscious level, breaking the cycle of trauma and post-traumatic symptoms. By identifying and training the areas of concern, we precision tailor your sessions to help you shift out of these patterns and back into a natural, neutral state.

Neurofeedback gives the brain the tools to move past traumatic events – without having to talk about them, explore them, or relive them.

Neurofeedback is recommended by our treatment team when indicated. It is available for an additional fee.


Psychotherapy comes in many forms at Sabino Recovery. Our multi-dimensional approach takes advantage of a variety of research-proven modalities that include:

Naturopathic and Allopathic Medicine

We utilize both naturopathic medicine and allopathic, or Western medicine. Our medical director is a naturopath and the use of nutraceuticals is promoted and provided. We also employ allopathic providers to include psychiatric and psychology staff. The two medicinal philosophies are not in conflict but rather, work closely together to provide residents holistic addiction treatment and the maximum benefits of medical care.

Integrative Therapies

At Sabino Recovery, Integrative Therapies are not adjunct treatment; they are a critical part of the entire clinical program. All of the integrative therapies at Sabino Recovery are prescribed and combined to fit into the complete master treatment plan for the resident, outlined by the primary treatment team. Therapies include massage, acupuncture, shiatsu, movement and art therapy, outdoor adventure, and yoga.

Family Program

At Sabino Recovery we understand that lasting recovery for our residents depends on the involvement of those closest to them. We invite each resident and their families and significant loved ones to participate in our Family Program – a three-day, experiential program designed to reconnect loved ones. Our family program has been developed to provide family members the opportunity to gain insight into their family’s dynamics, and to support the honest and effective communication of fears, pain, and hope in a safe environment.

We emphasize not assigning blame to anyone during this time but rather encourage discovery and compassionate understanding of each other through safely guided exercises.

Continuing Care

Effective treatment is lasting treatment and the hallmark of an individualized treatment plan is how well it fits into one’s life. Preparing to engage in life after treatment is as important as the treatment. Being able to continue applying the new knowledge, tools and strategies learned in treatment is crucial.

As your patient moves through the program, you and your patient will begin to understand what therapies they have responded to and benefit from. This allows us to help incorporate those therapies into everyday life at home and into their continuing therapeutic relationship with you.

There are always important questions to answer about family, life, career, and continued recovery. Successful recovery means being prepared to leave treatment with a plan to address the issues that these questions present and the resources to create that plan.

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