I cannot say enough about how glad I was I stayed with you. I also made this very clear on my PCS out-processing so that they will continue to recommended their intensive clients to you. Thank you for helping make this past week such a healing one for me!
Overall I am so grateful for you guys. Leaving treatment after three months I knew I needed to be in a healthy environment that would hold me accountable and help train me for success and I really have been given that at Camelback Recovery so far.
If you are attending the PCS IOP, I think this is the perfect fit. I felt really comfortable, at home and nurtured at Sojourn House. I have the best of memories of everybody there, all doing their work, with a real sense of camaraderie.
It is a supporting friendly environment created by the staff as well as other guests.
My experience at Camelback recovery has been very positive. A great group of guys live here focused on their recovery.
I loved living here, it is so convenient and it felt like a real community of sober people. I really feel ready to start my new life.
It was a really good experience! I made some stable friendships, had a lot of fun, and got to reside in an absolutely beautiful house.
If you are upwardly mobile and are able to be quasi-independent in daily life, the sober living facility is the greatest resource you could imagine. It allows freedom with just enough structure.
It was such a welcoming environment!! I’m so thankful for Debbie being there to talk to and support me and the other girls for their acceptance and welcoming me into the house immediately. I felt so supported by them!
Thanks for a great stay yet again and making this a welcoming place to stay. And for being so encouraging and supportive and helpful.
Richard & Michael,
Thank you both so much for everything. The stay here was 5 stars. I couldn’t have had as successful of a week without this part of the experience.
Was more than a hotel but worth it and I’m glad I stayed here.
The PCS intake people (Mary) are probably fairly influential in steering clients towards accommodation. I will try to shoot Mary an email that I liked it here and would recommend for other guys, especially addicts in early recovery or unstable sobriety.
Meals were great, Richard was super hospitable, other guys were cool.
Dear Richard (House Manager),
My heart felt thanks I owe you for making my stay at Camelback Recovery welcoming. You should open a fast food deli in your next life where I hope to see you again. Again, thanks for making this old Kentucky boy feel at home.
In early 2016 I spent a week at the PCS intensive outpatient program to deal with some personal issues. I knew that staying in a hotel by myself might be a difficult environment so when I heard about Camelback and talked to Tim I felt Camelback would provide a safe place for me to come back to at the end of a very long day; and boy was I right! Not only is the house convenient to the center of Scottsdale, it is also immaculately clean and quiet. Best of all though was the house manager, Richard, who was such a caring person to come home to at the end of the day. He prepared hot home cooked meals within minutes of my return and was incredibly flexible with my schedule. It was also really nice to have someone to talk to if I wanted.
All in all it was a great experience and I would definitely stay there again if I have the opportunity.
Staying at Camelback Recovery while attending the PCS Intensive allowed me to really dive into recovery. Beautiful, clean, and safe home…and the House Manager is one heck of a cook too! Thank you!
I wanted to share with you the very positive experience I had staying at Camelback Recovery House. To start with, like many suffering with addictions, being isolated is a big trigger for me. Having the support network within the actual living facility was indispensable. The house manager, Richard, is an incredibly humble, likable and respectful person to deal with. His caring conversations, polite demeanor and honest attitude is soothing and made me feel very welcomed from the start. He also cooked dinner every night which was a huge benefit, without incurring an additional charge to the weekly rate, I may add. There were plenty of snacks, breakfast food and lunch options to choose from, and again, at no additional charge. The camaraderie amongst the other tenants was also a major benefit. There were people there at different stages of recovery which lead to interesting, yet pro-recovery, conversations, as well as general conversations, that I certainly wouldn’t have had the opportunity to enjoy if I stayed in a hotel room by myself. The general attitude of “we’re all in this together” amongst everyone was refreshing to say the least. One of the tenants even gave me a ride to my therapy on two separate mornings when I had to be there at 7am. One of the mornings he didn’t even have to work and gave me a ride out of the goodness of his heart at that super-early time! Regarding the actual house itself, it is an updated home, clean, well-maintained, in a good neighborhood and it gave me a great sense of familiarity versus the often cold “feel” to a standalone hotel room. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was updated and modern and overall I was very pleased with the “hominess” it provided. Overall, my experience was nothing but positive. I didn’t know what to expect on my way to Scottsdale, and quite honestly, I was pretty concerned about what the living situation might be when I got there. What I found was an exceptional house, great people and safe environment that enabled honest and open discussion, or no discussion at all, that in my mind, was critical to my own personal recovery.
Camelback Sober Living was an incredible experience for me to re-integrate back into family life. The morning and evening check-ins helped us get to know each other and forged friendships that will help me when needed. Tim is a health nut which complimented my lifestyle and we did many workout activities together. The food was healthy, organic and included in the weekly rates. The house is wonderful, clean and we took pride in our daily chores and routines. The accountability aspect was a little difficult at first but once I got into a grove I was able to workout daily, go to meetings daily, and was able to see the family with flexible and responsible curfews! I had a mindful and healthy experience. You may call me for a reference any time 480-540-4866.
CSL was a lifesaver for me! After spending 12+ hours a day in IOP every day for 10 days I was so grateful to come home to a delicious, hot dinner every night within 30 minutes of coming in the door. I did not have the mental capacity or energy to fix anything for myself or to do much other than a drive-thru, which I don’t really like to do anyway. There was the opportunity to meet and bond with other men in recovery and share our strength and hope. This was nice to do after spending the day delving into my addictions and a painful past. Isolating in a hotel by yourself at night is the LAST thing I would recommend for anyone going through IOP.
Tim Westbrook, Owner, held nightly check-ins and each of us was held accountable for maintaining curfews and performing house chores (coffee prep, sweeping front porch, dishes etc). This gave everyone some “skin in the game” and made for a nice division of labor. This structure may not appeal to some that are less than serious about their recovery. However, I found this accountability reassuring and particularly good for me. Breakfast and dinners were all super healthy choices and planned out with input from us. CSL truly took a load off of my mind and allowed me to concentrate on doing what I came to Phoenix for–fixing me. It was also good to have a conversation or a laugh after long days of therapy and Tim is a great facilitator for discussions ranging from addiction to yoga. Last, the location was perfect, a $10 lyft ride to everything–Scottsdale Mall or the Airport and everything in between.
I was doing some work at a treatment center in Scottsdale and needed a safe place for me to stay. I was recommended to reach out to Tim and was impressed by his compassion and commitment to those in recovery and I decided to book a week there. From the moment I arrived Tim and the guys in the house made me feel part of the family and easy to be around. i felt completely safe there has the whole system of the house is based on recovery. It is not the place for you if you are not taking your recovery seriously. Best of all was the meals… Tim is an awesome cook and is passionate about fitness and nutrition. If I stayed at a hotel I would have paid double and had lower quality of food in my system.
Because of staying here I was able to focus on my treatment center work without the challenges to my sobriety a more tradition hotel would have presented. Tim and the house was a saving grace for me.
I recently had an excellent experience when I stayed at camelback. I was hosted by Tim Westbrook while I was there for a week long intensive treatment program.
The food was healthy and outstanding. There were pre-made breakfasts every day and healthy and delicious dinners every night when I came home.
I had a bedroom to myself most nights. my bed on first sight was a bit small but it was plenty comfortable and the sheets were clean. In fact the house was kept very clean the whole time I was there.
I enjoyed the camaraderie of the other guests and Tim and there was a check in with the group each night which was a comfort.
I found Tim very hands on and attentive. I haven’t stayed at a sober house before and was a bit nervous but felt at home right away.
It was a safe haven for me when I finished my program each day.
If I am back in Phoenix again I would definitely stay at Camelback.