Through the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), AHCCCS is funding a new recovery support service, The Barbell Saves Project, at the Recovery Wellness Center.
Designed as a community-based exercise program, The Barbell Saves Project builds a sober exercise environment to support individuals in recovery and encourage overall wellness. Operating at the Recovery Wellness Center at 2806 W. Cactus Rd. in Phoenix, the coaches at The Barbell Saves Project provide peer support and fitness expertise to improve physical and mental well-being and encourage a sober and healthy lifestyle. The classes focus on strengthening the community and increasing overall health for each participant.
The Recovery Wellness Center is co-located at Community Medical Services, one of four 24/7 opioid treatment locations in Arizona open to serve individuals seeking opioid treatment services any time of the day or night, seven days a week.
As the Single State Agency, AHCCCS distributes SOR grant funds through other state agencies, contracted health plans, and community partners to provide prevention, treatment, and recovery services to individuals affected by opioid use disorders.