Arlington Recovery Community & Sobering Center (ARC)
The ARC sits on approximately 10 acres of a 48-acre county-owned parcel. The ARC provides a community-based continuum of care treatment and wrap-around support program that assists in the prevention of incarceration with the intent to break the cycle of recidivism. In engaging and serving individuals who have had contact with the criminal justice system, law enforcement, and emergency responders whose contact is related to an untreated or ineffectively treated mental health and/or substance use disorder, the ARC provides opportunities for diversion from incarceration and correctional facilities, reducing recidivism, and engaging individuals in restorative justice activities. ARC is within close proximity of a suite of County services including the RUHS-BH Inpatient Treatment Facility and Emergency Treatment Services, RUHS-BH Mental Health Urgent Care and Crisis Residential Treatment campus, and the Riverside Mental Health Rehabilitation Center.
The ARC's Unique Services
- Evidenced-based practices
- Individualized treatment, recovery, and discharge planning
- Individual and group therapy
- 12-step introduction
- Relationship rebuilding, family support, trauma-informed care
Specialized Rehab in Riverside
"It's wrong for people's undiagnosed and untreated mental illness to result in being incarcerated," says Rep. Ted Strickland (D-Ohio), a former maximum-security prison psychologist. "[Providing treatment] is more humane, it's more cost-effective and just simply the right thing to do." California's drug and mental health courts have reduced arrest rates for participants who completed the program by 85 percent, conviction rates by 77 percent, and incarceration rates by 83 percent. Jails aren't equipped to provide treatment or design release plans for people with mental health and substance abuse problems. Treatment instead of incarceration at the ARC provides people a way to transition to a path of recovery.