​ To provide effective, comprehensible, culturally competent, integrated services that
    foster responsible behavior and a path to wellness geared towards intervention,
    treatment and the recovery needs of those suffering from substance abuse issues.
  • They say
    hindsight is 20/20
    the future holds the best yet to come
    Sounds nice, right?. The part no one mentions is that occasionally, you need to see who's
    still standing by your side. Those are the people make all the difference in the world.
    The people that love you. The people who
    believe in you no matter what
    even when you don't
  • The numbers are in
    Statistics on Drug Addiction

    Statistics regarding causes of addiction, addiction population demographics types of substances & more


Our Story


Addiction Recovery Counseling Services, LLC, offers  outpatient , intensive outpatient  &  relapse prevention  treatment services for both adults & adolescents.

Services are provided by competent individuals who believe in providing  individualized  treatment to each consumer with compassion, understanding & as a result of a combined history of  25 years   in the field of addiction treatment.

Arcsks Team

The Arcsks Team

Nancy D. Chavez, LAC, Co-founder, Co-Executive Director ARCSKS

Nancy D. Chavez

LAC, Co-founder, Co-Executive Director

Nancy is a Licensed Addiction Counselor, LAC, with 15 years of experience in the addictions and recovery field with expertise in treating our youth and families. She has focused her efforts in outpatient services and continuing care, as she believes in, and promotes, the importance of support outside of a structured environment. In addition, Nancy is bi-lingual and is available to serve the Spanish speaking population.

Nancy is the Co-Founder of Addiction Recovery Counseling Services, partnering with her long-time colleague, Diane Briggs. Nancy and Diane have worked side by side for the past 11 years and share the same treatment philosophies, to include strength, cognitive-behavioral, evidenced based and solution focused services.

L. Dianne Briggs, LAC, Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director ARCSKS

L. Dianne Briggs

LAC, Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director

Diane is a Licensed Addictions Counselor with 16 years of experience. She has experience in the following substance abuse treatment levels of care, working with both adult and adolescent populations: Intermediate, Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Assessment and Evaluations. In addition, Diane has an extensive history in coordinating and providing case-management services.

Diane is the Co-Founder of Addiction Recovery Counseling Services, LLC and has partnered with her long-time colleague, Nancy Chavez, who shares the same mission, vision and passions, which, in short, is to provide hope and help to the addict/alcoholic and their loved ones.

Recovery Resources


Addiction Resources

Addiction Resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life.

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Teens & Addiction

Teens & young adults are notably vulnerable to substance abuse. Early intervention can go a long way.

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2022 Class Information

Class information including dates, times, location all in a handy dandy Adobe Acrobat PDF file.

2022 Class Information PDF


Recovery Roadmap



Step 1) Decide to Make a Change

The first step to addiction recovery is deciding that you need to make a change. Maybe you can see how your addiction is creating problems in your life. Or maybe your friends or family members have told you that they are worried about you.

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Step 2) Explore Treatment Options

Once you have decided to make a change, start exploring your rehab treatment and recovery options .


Step 3) Find Support

Finding support is the third step of the recovery process. Regardless of the treatment program that you select, you will need help along the journey. You should talk to your friends and family members about your choice to enroll in a treatment program and ask them to support you.

You might be surprised how quick those around you are to support you-and you should embrace their help, when offered. You should be proud of your decision to change your life. Attempting to recover in hiding or isolation can make things tough-your friends and family can prove to be invaluable recovery resources.


Step 4: Make Sobriety Last

Getting sober and completing a drug abuse rehabilitation program are among the first major steps in the drug and alcohol recovery process. Once you've completed a program, you'll need to work to maintain your sobriety and avoid a relapse. Control Triggers and Manage Cravings


Step 5) Life Without Drugs

Do activities that you enjoy and that make you feel valid and important. The fifth step, rebuilding a new life, can take a lot of effort. But it is a critical part of the process. Ideally, you should get involved in activities that you enjoy and that make you feel valid and important. After completing drug abuse rehabilitation, many people turn to volunteering in their community while others start a new hobby.

Never Lose Hope

Step 6: Never Lose Hope

The sixth and final step of the addiction recovery process is to forgive yourself if you have a relapse and not let it derail your previous efforts. Relapses can be frustrating, but they can also be a learning experience.


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