Mary Lopez is currently serving as the Executive Director and Director of Nursing at Soul Surgery, one of Arizona’s premier drug and alcohol treatment facilities. Mary is a Registered Nurse with 26 years of experience working in acute care. Her extensive Emergency Room, Critical Care, and Trauma Nursing experience coupled with her understanding of addiction afford a good holistic/medical balance to recovery. Her core values of integrity, growth, innovation and has incredible regard for the recovering addict. Mary has helped organizations achieve Joint Commission Accreditation. Her high patient standards and advocacy for recovery are apparent as she maintains compliance at Soul Surgery. Ms. Lopez built and implemented a new cutting-edge electronic health record, solely used for behavioral health/addictions.
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Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Soul Surgery utilizes unique and proprietary treatment techniques that strengthen the mind, spirit, and body as clients work through complicated and unexpected life experience. This is achieved through the development of weekly individual treatment schedules designed by the Clinical Team. The client-specific schedules are determined by administering weekly assessments of each client. Based on the outcomes, and client input, services are selected and scheduled solely based upon what will be most beneficial for individual client success at their current stage in treatment.
Soul Surgery Addiction & Mental Health Center Reviews and Ratings Details
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Reviews at a Glance
- Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
- Medical Detoxification
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
- Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
- Individualized Treatment
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
- Aftercare Support
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
Mary Lopez, RN - Executive Director
Dr. Locnikar, DO - Medical Director
Steven J Locnikar, DO has over 10 years of experience in addiction medicine and is a Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He also has been Board Certified in Otolaryngology. Dr. Steven Locnikar was one of the most successful reconstructive and cosmetic surgeons in the state of Arizona throughout the 1990s into early 2000. However, during that time he developed a substance addiction that ultimately consumed his personal and professional life. Ironically, after successfully completing extensive inpatient drug and alcohol treatment he returned to the practice of medicine and chose to dedicate the remainder of his personal and professional life to the treatment of others suffering from similar addictions.
JoAnn Richi, MC, LPC - Counselor
JoAnn Richi, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, writer, and consultant who has for over twenty-five years immersed herself in all aspects of the behavioral healthcare industry. Founder of several successful private sector organizations Ms. Richi is an intuitive and insightful therapist who has also built a fine reputation as a dynamic negotiator and highly skilled manager of behavioral healthcare projects.
Syliva Grab - Counselor
Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor who completed her Master’s degree in Marriage Family Therapy at the University of Phoenix and is licensed by the Nevada State Board of Examiners. She has worked in treatment of Addiction for over 24 years. When working with clients, Sylvia utilizes a Cognitive Behavior therapy approach. Her approach involves genuine caring, acceptance, and non-judgment. She works with clients from a strength-based, positive, and affirming perspective. Sylvia’s own personal history of drug addiction and recovery is emphasized with her own work in the 12 step community.
How Our Help Line Works
For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the Recovery.org help line is a private and convenient solution. Caring advisors are standing by 24/7 to discuss your treatment options.
Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by American Addiction Centers (AAC) or a paid sponsor.