Arcadia Trails

The Distinguishing Features of Arcadia Trails

Arcadia Trails is a chemical-based addiction recovery center that adheres to the model that addiction is a brain-based condition that adversely impacts an individual’s thinking, emotions, behavior, spirituality, and social relations. AT’s mission is to give equal treatment to addiction, mental illness, and trauma using evidence-based medical and psychological methods.

Medical and Psychological Treatment Approaches and Patient Education

  1. Individualized and comprehensive medical and psychological evaluation examining addiction, mental illness and trauma
    • Psychological testing will include personality and cognitive assessment to determine the degree of neurocognitive impairment and possible comorbid psychiatric conditions at admission and discharge in an effort to better research the concept of post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS).
  2. Interdisciplinary Treatment Team
    • Addiction psychiatry medical director, psychologist, nurses, addiction/mental health/trauma therapists, recovery technicians, peer recovery coaches, and recreational therapists. As needed, patients may request access to vocational/career/academic counselors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and fitness trainers.
  3. Protocols will guide the use of MAT to determine which patients, under which circumstance are likely to benefit from MAT (i.e., nicotine addiction, alcohol addiction, and opioid addiction).
  4. Biopsychosocial and spiritual aspects of recovery will be incorporated into clinical protocols.
  5. 90-day length of stay is recommended to allow the brain to heal from addiction and to fully address the impact of the interaction between addiction, mental illness and trauma.
  6. Lectures, groups, experiential activities and other modalities will be included to increase patient literacy at the level of mind, body and spirit. 
  7. Holistic healing will address building on abilities and aptitudes. One example of this will be the career consulting and counseling services. This program will address skill building for academic and employment success and will occur in Phase 2 during the Inward Assessment and Discovery Phase. Activities may include exploring the match between personality and career interest, assistance with GED, career guidance and advisement, seminars on financial management, interpersonal development, burnout, and examining the qualities of successful entrepreneurs, etc.
  8. Arcadia Trails strives to change the discourse about addiction and its treatment. Medical language will be used when discussing addiction and recovery. One example is focusing on longer periods of symptom remission and improved quality of life rather than a dichotomous term like sober or relapsed.
  9. The patient’s recovery journey will be documented using a personal recovery portfolio that will include pre- and-post clinical outcome metrics as well as personal affirmations. Information in the addiction recovery portfolio might include things such as: mood journal, quality of life surveys, craving and coping reminders, addiction/trauma related links to educational videos, pictures from key moments in treatment such as successful completion of experiential activities or walking into the courtyard after taking the fifth step.
  10. Transparency in addiction treatment is crucial and includes information regarding fees, curriculum, treatment model, recommendations, and most importantly, providing feedback to the patient and family about their status and progress.


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Our family programming will be a key feature and will begin on day one of the patient’s admission to include

  • A family intake and other collateral interviews
  • A family recovery path similar to the patient’s where objectives and milestones are achieved (e.g., viewing and completing online education programs, selected readings, attending family programming at Arcadia Trials and/or other community partner agencies, completing family questionnaires after treatment to track patient and family success, and attending Ala-Anon).
  • A patient and family transition ceremony

Arcadia Trails will offer a spiritual track for patients who desire to incorporate spirituality into their treatment plan and recovery program. The Christian track of spirituality will be supported by faith-based recovery ministries in Edmond and Oklahoma City. Therapists, peer recovery coaches, chaplains, community volunteers from local step/recovery programs, or the patient’s own pastor may walk through the spiritual track milestones. Patients will understand the role of spirituality in recovery and develop their own spiritual enhancement plan utilizing a philosophy or religion of their choosing.

Topics to be explored may include

  • Discerning between spirituality and religion
  • The role of spirituality in recovery
  • Steps/strategies to foster spiritual development
  • Prayer and meditation
  • Sharing 5th step
  • Spiritual and religious development
  • Healing from religious abuse
  • Compassion and forgiveness
  • Developing a spiritual enhancement plan

Arcadia Trails is located on a serene medical campus where other acute and chronic medical conditions are treated, which is important for multiple reasons:

  1. Having AT on a medical campus communicates that addiction is a medical condition.
  2. Co-morbid medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, pregnancy, etc.) can be managed while in addiction recovery.
  3. Health prevention guidelines will be incorporated to detect medical concerns (e.g., cancer screenings).
  4. All levels of detoxification and withdrawal management will be coordinated between AT and INTEGRIS Edmond Hospital.
  1. The individualized, integrated and intentional program model/curriculum that was assembled by individuals in recovery, psychologists, physicians, nurses, clinicians, and healthcare administrators will be closely monitored and measured in order to yield clinical outcomes that will set a standard of care for addiction treatment.
  2. Clinical outcomes will be tracked post-discharge for a period of one year with ultimate goals to facilitate curriculum revisions and gain payor support towards longer lengths of stay.
  3. Social media, contingency management and care management methods will be used to track patients in the first year of their recovery journey.
  4. Seamless transition from AT to community will be paramount. A strong provider collaboration network will promote community-based recovery services to facilitate patient transition to outpatient care.
  5. A comprehensive relapse prevention and recovery management training unique to patient triggers will be identified in treatment. For example, individuals with chronic pain concerns will have a recovery management plan that helps them address ongoing pain concerns by developing coping skills and learning effective tools to aide in pain management that avoids addictive medications.
  6. Telehealth will be developed to extend reach throughout the entire state of Oklahoma and beyond. This may include virtual visits and consultations with rural providers, online recorded education programs or live online training that can be shared with therapists or patients at other facilities.