Life-Changing Workshops

For Healing, Discovery, and Emotional Growth

Many young adults come to the Claudia Black Young Adult Center without a true sense of the core issues that are causing them to experience pain and to lead destructive lives. Patients admitted to the Claudia Black Young Adult Center undergo a screening process designed to identify key factors to determine a patient’s viability, including:

  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Recent hospitalizations
  • Pre-existing medical conditions
  • Suicide attempts

We understand our role as stewards in the care of our patients and we take every precaution to ensure that each patient receives the appropriate level of care needed to begin the recovery process. We offer a comprehensive and innovative diagnostic evaluation designed specifically for the young-adult population.

Our expansive Brain Center boasts state-of-the-art equipment to aid in these important evaluations.

The Brain Center features:

  • Cranio-electro stimulation (CES) – a tool used for sleep, anxiety, and improved cognitive functioning. The device is a small, modulated electric current supplied to the ear lobes that has been benefitting patients safely for over 25 years.
  • Audio/Visual Stimulation with CES (Oasis) – a combination of the audio/stimulator with the CES to combine light and sound. This process increases the prevalence of certain EEG frequencies in the brain. This treatment shows benefits for:

- Seasonal affective disorder

- Stress reduction

- Insomnia

- Mood disorders

- Mental sharpness

- Memory

- Cognitive functioning

  • Heart rate Variability (HRV) – A biofeedback device that helps individuals relax and develop coherent breathing patterns. Hemoencephalogy (HEG) Biofeedback is applied to cerebral blood oxygenation, allowing individuals to learn to control and increase blood flow to the brain. This treatment stimulates underactive frontal lobes seen in many of our patients, and combines well with our other brain-training devices.
  • Chi Machine – Figure 8 oscillation movement helps aid in heart and circulation. Improves immune system and lymph flow.

Effective Treatment Unique To Your Needs

The Claudia Black Young Adult Center in Wickenburg, Arizona, provides an intensive, experientially based 45-day treatment program for young adults ages 18 – 26 who are struggling with unresolved emotional trauma, addiction, have a dual diagnosis or who have failed past addiction treatments. Dr. Claudia Black - renowned author, speaker, and trainer who has been working with family systems and addictive disorders since the 1970s - is the clinical architect of the Claudia Black Young Adult Center.

In a safe and nurturing community composed of their peers, young adults are guided on their journey of recovery by examining the underlying causes of addiction and co-occurring disorders. The goal is for these individuals to gain the courage to face difficult issues, including grief and loss; heal from emotional trauma; and become accountable for their own feelings, behaviors, and recovery. Visit us here or feel free to phone us at 855-333-6075.

How We Can Help

One-of-a-kind, intensive workshops in a setting specifically designed to facilitate
healing and empowerment.


Emotional Trauma
  • Survivor's I
  • Survivor's II
  • Mending Heartwounds
  • The Betrayal Bond
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  • Couples Bootcamp
  • Family Matters
  • Love Addiction/Love Avoidance
  • Healing Intimate Treason
  • Discovery to Recovery
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Personal Growth
  • Men's Sexual Recovery
  • Mind & Heart
  • Spirit Quest
  • Journey of a Woman's Heart
  • Life Without Ed
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Professional Development
  • Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model
  • Mind & Heart
  • Horses Helping Clinicians
  • Relational Trauma Repair
  • Post-Induction Therapy (PIT)
  • Inner Child and Feeling Reduction
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Developed By Leading Experts

Attending a workshop at the Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows offers an individual many benefits.

At Rio Retreat, we have created a safe, nurturing environment with highly skilled staff where people can obtain deep personal healing.
- Jean Collins-Stuckert, Executive Director

Our workshops have been designed by mental health experts to help participants struggling with unresolved emotional trauma, addictions, grief, and other personal issues.

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Unique Healing Experience

Patients in our care follow a proven timeline designed to help them identify, understand, treat and overcome their negative behaviors.

Detailed Assessments


The peacefulness of the Rio Retreat Center campus reinforces your mindset for recovery.

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Experiential Therapy


Onsite activities to help focus and unwind to jump start healing and recovery.

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Failed Past Treatments

How To

Contact us at 800-244-4949 or complete a contact form today.

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Rebuild Relationships


Find an upcoming workshop that addresses your own unique needs.

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Healing The Family

Healing The Family

Ours workshops can help individuals to begin dealing with issues having an effect on their partners, children, parents and siblings.

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Trusted By Professionals

Trusted by Professionals

All programs are facilitated by licensed and certified professionals, with proven training in their respective fields of expertise.

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Patient Focused Recovery

Patient Focused Recovery

Our transformative programs help individuals to identify negative patterns, and break the cycle of negative behaviors.

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Intensive Workshops • Facilitating Healing • Empowering Emotional Growth

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