Addiction Resource Guide

The Meadows

Freestanding Dual Diagnosis Inpatient Acute Program

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"The Meadows inpatient program provides comprehensive treatment for individuals with multiple addictions and/or affective disorders as well as a history of trauma."

Treatment Philosophy:

"Present dysfunctional behaviors and addictions stem from family of origin issues: therefore, the goal of treatment is to help the patient identify the traumas that have led to their present behaviors and learn to change their thinking and behavior to support a lifestyle of recovery."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"The Meadows specializes in the treatment of multi-addictive disorders and multiple diagnoses. The appropriate diagnosis of all addictions and concomitant psychiatric disorders facilitates ideal treatment planning and optimizes the prognosis for long-term recovery."

Family Program:

"The Meadows Family Program is a five day intensive program designed to provide families with a greater understanding of the impact of the disease on their lives and tools for developing balanced, healthy relationships in recovery."

Position On 12 Step Involvement:

"12 Step recovery is an integral and fundamental part of the treatment program at The Meadows. It is a primary factor in guarding against relapse after treatment and motivating patient toward a life of spiritual and emotional recovery."

Position On Confrontation:

"Constructive, supportive confrontation is encouraged to assist patients in deconstructing their denial and creating a more conscious understanding of their relationships."

Additional Characteristics:

"The Meadows is internationally renowned for the exceptional talent of its Senior Fellows: Pia Mellody, author of Facing Love Addiction and Breaking Free , Claudia Black, author of It will Never Happen to Me and Changing Course and Patrick Carnes, author of Out of the Shadows and The Betrayal Bond."


  • Number of Beds: 70
    Detox Available: Yes

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: 677
    Average Length of Stay 35 days
    Percent of Women 50%
    Percent under age 25 25%
    Percent with College Education: 80%
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 0%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification: 75%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: No


Facility has separate program for:
  • Acute Care
  • Methadone
  • Professional Renewal/Training

  • Facility has special track for:
  • Family

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Abuse/PTSD/Trauma
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Codependency
  • Compulsive Overeating
  • Depression
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Grief & Loss
  • Men
  • Nicotine Cessation
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Pain Management
  • Parenting/Life Skills
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Relapse
  • Sexual Addictions
  • Workaholism
  • Young Adults (Ages 18-25)


    Self-pay Cost: $33,500 for 35 days (estimated)
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: No
    Medicare Coverage accepted: No
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes


    Licensed by: Arizona Board of Health Dept.
    Type of License: Level 1 Psychiatric Acute Hospital
    Accredited by: JCAHO

    Contact Information:
    Admissions Telephone Number: (800) MEADOWS
    General Information: (800) 632-3697
    Address: 1655 North Tegner St.
    Wickenburg, AZ 85390