Hope Fest: Prescott-grown community outreach event

Although known largely as a faith-based and recovery-oriented event, Hope Fest actually is that and “so much more,” says the event’s co-founder Jaye Lene Long. The fifth annual Hope Fest will take to the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza this weekend, and Long says it will bring together as… Read more »

Recovery centers sue insurance company

Three local recovery centers and another from Scottsdale are suing the Health Net insurance company for actions that allegedly have had “a severe and adverse effect” on the treatment centers, as well as the clients. The legal complaint by Chapter 5 Counseling Center LLC, Prescott House Inc., Desert… Read more »

Film fest looks inside addiction recovery

Greg Horvath doesn’t mince words when talking about the recovery industry, and neither does his documentary movie, “The Business of Recovery.” The movie opens by pointing out that the recovery industry is “selling hope to people in crisis,” and it goes on to document the perceived failings of… Read more »

Local groups help trio of women overcome addictions

Working from a downtown office as an independent addiction counselor, Dr. Marilyn Clark has seen hundreds of her clients recover and, often enough, stick around to prosper in town. Clark recognizes the existence of a lack of comprehension from those who just don’t get addictive behavior. “They can’t… Read more »

How Prescott Arizona Became Recovery City, USA

Is it something in the air? Prescott is becoming America’s “Recovery City.” The truth is, not all that much happens in Prescott, Arizona. Back in 1964, Barry Goldwater launched his doomed presidential campaign from the steps of Prescott’s Yavapai County Courthouse. Its most famous local residents are arguably… Read more »