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What types of addictions does Touchstone work with?
  • Alcohol
  • Opioids
  • Painkillers
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Narcotics
What can I expect during Touchstone's recovery program?

Addiction doesn’t happen overnight. It happens gradually over time. The recovery process & treatment program is no different. We recognize addiction as a chronic disease and recovery as a new way of living, Touchstone’s treatment program is individualized, collaborative, and effectively over the long term through ongoing care and support. Everything at Touchstone is personally designed to ensure you have the best opportunity to learn, change and heal.

What's special about Touchstone's facility?

Besides being strategically right next to our medical center – the team at Touchstone are very passionate about people recovering from addiction. We genuinely and sincerely care about every person’s journey as they heal. Numbers are never our goal because our hope is to see everyone who comes through Touchtone’s doors find freedom from addiction and cross that bridge to their recovery.

What kind of experience does Touchstone’s team have with addiction recovery?

Many claim “experience” is one of the best treatments a person can receive from an individual. Though our staff are well trained, equipped, and educated to best serve you on your road to recovery, they also show deep empathy because of their own personal stories overcoming addiction.

What type of clients does Touchstone typically work with?
Touchstone has clients in all types of professions including, but not limited to, the nursing board.
What types of insurance does Touchstone take?
We accept most commercial plans. We also accept all major credit cards.
What days/times of the week does Touchstone hold individual and support group sessions?

Group sessions for clients in treatment are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We currently offer AM (9-12pm) and PM (6-9pm) groups. Individual sessions are also offered for those currently in our program, and these times vary.

Are Touchstone's support groups co-ed?
Yes. Our groups are co-ed.
Will Touchstone's treatment programs work around my schedule if I'm currently working?

We have AM & PM sessions for those who are working to fit around your schedule. In the event your work schedule doesn’t permit these hours, we offer short-term disability as another option. Your Medical Director will determine whether you’ll need this option.

What are the benefits of having a board-certified doctor onsite at Touchstone?
What sets Touchstone apart from other programs is our Board Certified Addictionologist, who has practiced Addiction Medicine over 30 years. Clients are able to be seen if they should have any medical needs while in a treatment program. The Doctor is on-site.
Does Touchstone offer on-site detox treatment services?
Yes. Because Touchstone has an addictionologist on site we’re able to offer detox treatment on site.
How does Touchstone typically handle withdrawal symptoms?

Your Medical Director offers different treatment options that will best suit the needs of those who are in a withdrawal stage. One type of medication Touchstone prescribes for withdrawals is Suboxone®, which will help ease withdrawal symptoms.

What does Touchstone offer after someone's treatment program is over?
We offer you one full year in our aftercare program at no additional charge.
How long does withdrawal last?
  • Heroin: Withdrawal begins within 12 hours of the last dose, peaks within 24-48 hours, and up to a week (with some symptoms sometimes lasting months)
  • Prescription opiates (such as Vicodin, OxyContin, methadone, and morphine): Withdrawal starts in 8-12 hours for most prescription opiates, peaks in 12-48 hours, and lasts 5-10 days usually. Methadone withdrawal begins within 24-48 hours, peaks in the first few days, and lasts 2-4 weeks.
  • Benzodiazepines (such as Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, and Ativan): Withdrawal may begin within 1-4 days, peaking in the first two weeks. In some cases, protracted withdrawal can last months or even years without treatment.
  • Cocaine: Withdrawal starts within hours of the last dose, peaking in a few days and lasting from a week to 10 weeks.
  • Alcohol: Withdrawal usually begins between eight hours of last drink up to a few days after drinking, peaks within 24-72 hours, and can last a few weeks.
What should I do if I believe a loved one has an addiction?
  • Discuss the possibility of being evaluated by an addictionologist which is not committing to treatment.
    Attend Al-anon or Nar-anon (meetings and locations can be found at www.al-anon.org and www.nar-anon.org) to gain support from other family members of addicts.
  • Understand that the addict cannot be forced into treatment.
  • (Possibly having some clients’ family members give a testimonial. I know of 2 that would probably do that.)
How can I tell my loved ones & family I have an addiction?
Talk with your loved ones and have an Addictionologist specialist help with any questions you may have.
What types of medications does Touchstone have available to treat addiction?
Touchstone offers Medical Assisted Treatment through the use of many non-narcotic regiments. Dr. Guzzetta may, in conjunction with counseling and treatment, use Suboxone, Naltrexone, Klonopin, Gabapentin and other medications to assist with detox and to curve cravings from opioids, alcohol and other drugs as well long-term preventive treatment such as Vivitrol and Neuro-feedback.
What is the recovery rate for individuals in Touchstone’s treatment programs?

Though there is no set rate of success as there tends to be an unpredictable ebb and flow to patients seeking help as well as staying with the program through its completion, we can confidently say that one out of three clients complete the program and continue on to our AfterCare program. Addiction is a lifelong battle and at Touchstone we will give you the tools and education to be properly suited for a life time of vigilance. Completion of the program does not signify a “cure” and living sober and free of addiction is someone’s personal desire. At Touchstone, we understand that you have to train your players before they are fit for the field.

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Freedom from addiction starts today

Intensive Outpatient Program

Maintain your normal daily responsibilities while participating in our convenient, but intensive outpatient treatment alternative.

Medical Detoxification

Benefit from our detoxification services medically supervised by Richard V. Guzetta M.D., the only board-certified Addictionologist in the valley.

Care For Families

Get the emotional support, medical advice, and education you need as a family because addiction recovery is more than the individual.

Aftercare Support Groups

Help prevent relapse and reinforce what you’ve learned about sober living with one full year of weekly support groups after treatment.

Neurofeedback Treatment

Increase your confidence, focus, and performance with neurofeedback - a scientifically proven way to improve the way you feel & function.

Becoming a success story

Touchstone is a great program. This place saved my life. The staff is great and supportive. The doctor is the best. This is the only recovery center that I’ve been to that has a doctor on site. They’ll help you with medication and they make your stay as pleasant as possible. If you’re not sure, just give Touchstone a try - I promise you it will work.

Fernando (Patient, 30 days sober)

Every hero needs a team behind them

Richard V. Guzetta M.D.

Richard V. Guzetta M.D.

Medical Director

Jovanna Moreno, LE

Jovanna Moreno, LE

Program Manager

Andrew Cisneros, RADT I

Andrew Cisneros, RADT I

Substance Abuse Counselor

Allen Cicolani, RADT I

Allen Cicolani, RADT I

Substance Abuse Counselor