The Assisted Recovery Centers of America (ARCA)

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6651 Chippewa Street, Suite 224
Saint Louis, MO 63109
3146456840 Visit Website
Paying for Treatment
  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is not Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

The Menzies Institute of Recovery from Addiction (MIRA) understands that addiction is an illness. And just like any other illness, it requires comprehensive treatment that is thorough and compassionate. The residential rehab is dedicated to providing clients with effective and comfortable care, including detox and anti-craving medications, as well as psychiatric and behavioral therapy. Treatment programs are individualized to meet each client’s needs and ensure that sobriety will be maintained after the program is completed.

The Assisted Recovery Centers of America (ARCA) Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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Out patient treatment - daily meetings with addiction counselors. Not a 12-step program; outpatient therapy; education; daily meetings.


The people were knowledgable. Activities were always planned, even fun ones. Several doctors there to trearlt co occuring issues. No outside meetings came in. Food was terrible. A few people really r...


They where more one on one approach with my son then i had seen in the past BUT their main strenght was combining mental physical and medical treatment as a whole..using new medical treat li to help h...


The support was good. The facilities were not very good...


This place is unethical. My son was worse coming away from the place than before he went in for assistance. This facility should be investigated.


ARCA advertising targets professionals, claiming that there will be minimal disruption to work/life. I found this NOT to be true. There are few,if any, appointments after 5:00 which is disruptive to...


This was my child's third rehab. I feel this rehab program really cared about the patient as a person not as addict. They wanted my child to succeed. They want my child to be a survivor and sober. Thi...

Areas of Focus
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.

Holistic Therapy

Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Percy Menzies, M. Pharm
    Percy Menzies, M. Pharm - President

    Mr. Menzies is the President of ARCA Midwest, and an internationally renowned innovator in the addiction treatment community for developing pharmacological treatments for drug addiction and alcoholism. For the past 13 years, Percy has worked closely with various drug agencies and courts to promote, train and evaluate the effectiveness of pharmacological treatments of drug and alcohol addictions. Percy is a Board Member of the American Council on Alcoholism (ACA), and is presently the acting President over Assisted Recovery Centers of America’s inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.

  • Photo of Andrea Shaw, MSW, MBA
    Andrea Shaw, MSW, MBA - Clinical Director

    Mrs. Shaw is the ARCA Midwest Clinical Director. Andrea is responsible for the program development and clinical oversight of ARCA’s inpatient and outpatient services. Andrea is experienced in providing direct services, management and administrative oversight to programs providing care to individuals with mental health and substance abuse disorders. Andrea earned her Masters of Social Work degree from University of Buffalo, NY, and her Masters of Business Administration from Lindenwood University, St. Louis, MO. Andrea enjoys spending her time with her husband, children and grandchildren.