Destination Rehab: The Perks of Getting Treatment in Arizona

Arizona rehab

The modern world we live in is a glamorous one: social media has opened up a portal of possibilities, and life can be documented by photos and videos of selfies, group shots, local spots and international must-sees. Destination vacations are popular in a way that they’ve never been before, and there have been some unexpected effects as a result: the rise of destination rehabs. Eye-catching surroundings, luxurious rooms, fun activities; the rehab industry is slowly transforming itself into a competition for best vacation. This has a definite benefit: making rehab look like a great time can be used to entice users living with addiction to take a “vacation”, because taking a break from your daily routine, whether that routine is good or not, appeals to anyone. There is also more competition for facilities to offer the best of the best, including the quality of the facilities themselves as well as post-rehab care. While any place has the potential to heal, Arizona offers the best of the best when it comes to a great healing environment. The weather is beautiful year-round, outdoor activities are abundant, and there are big cities and small towns to fit the preference of all residents.

Another great factor is pool season. If your healing exercises include a nice swim to get the blood flowing, you’re in luck because nearly every rehab facility in Arizona has a pool. And swimming isn’t the only therapy that’s perfect to get you started on your journey to lifelong sobriety: with so many world-class amenities, it’s amazing that there aren’t even more opportunities for healing.

Desert Landscape

destination rehabThe southwest is world-renown for its beauty and uniqueness. The Grand Canyon is in the state of Arizona, and attracts around five million people each year, making it one of the most sought-after natural wonders of the world. This natural park offers iconic views that include a plethora of desert southwest flora and fauna. The Grand Canyon is a great example of a wonderful outdoor outing with plenty of fresh air for someone recovering from addiction. Choosing a recovery location that’s as beautiful as it is stimulating is not only good for recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol, but it’s good for mental health, as well. Another beautiful destination is Horseshoe Bend, located on the northern border of the state and offers a grand view of a canyon shaped just like a horse shoe. The natural beauty of the southwest inspires painters and photographers, as well as writers and spiritual gurus.

Sunny Skies

Arizona is known for its  warm temperatures that last all year. Summers can be a bit hot for some, but there are plenty of indoor activities all over the state to keep you cool and entertained. Indoor-outdoor sports, like rock-climbing centers and gymnastic playgrounds for adults, are available for those that love physical activity. The northern portion of the state gets snow in the winter, so if you’re looking to snowboard or ski, the opportunity is only a drive away.

Outdoor Activities

In Arizona, you will have a very difficult decision to make: which trail to take now, and which to take when you’re in better shape. Arizona is a haven for outdoor lovers, with canyons and mountains offering a variety of hikes and trails that take all experience levels into consideration. Just be sure to get your hiking in before June! Summer weather can get very hot and you don’t want to find yourself stuck on a mountainside without proper hydration.

Great Destination Rehab Culture

In addition to the incredible views, great weather, and plenty of enjoyable things to do, Arizona provides service that falls on the luxury side of the rehab world. With some programs offering lifetime therapy, Arizona is the place to go to for someone looking to get clean and sober and stay that way. Remaining in touch with the people with whom you attended rehab means that you’ll have meaningful relationships with people who know exactly how it feels to successfully complete rehab, and stay clean and sober.

Part of what makes many drug and alcohol treatment facilities in Arizona so successful is specialized treatment that takes individual traits into consideration. There are so many opportunities for clean and sober fun everywhere you go.


Arizona and New Mexico have in common that their population of both Mexican and Indigenous people populations are higher than anywhere else in the nation. Mexican culture and Indigenous culture have both have had a strong effect on Arizona, especially when it comes to visual arts, food, and history. Some don’t know that Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California were part of modern-day Mexico, a country long ruled by Spanish culture and influence. As a result of a long history of cultures mixing, Arizona offers a delicious variety of cultural delights, a perfect treat for someone recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Mexican food has become a staple in the United States, and has morphed from traditional to cultural mixes like TexMex and CaliMex. With everything that Arizona has to offer, your successful stay in destination rehab is closer than you think.

Getting Treatment

Admitting you need help is only step one.The quest for a great rehab facility can be difficult, as the industry is populated with many scam facilities that are only interested in your money. Your long-term success as far as sobriety goes is of little to no concern to them. This is where AARC differs from the rest: not only do we provide quality service with high success rates, our facilities themselves are high-end, luxurious, and set amidst all of the beauty that Arizona has to offer. If you’re on the fence about which facility to purse, just give us a call. We’d be happy to go more in depth with you about the programs and services we offer, and how our treatment caters to your needs on a very individual level.