Royal Life Centers

Because We Care


To make the transition into our program as smooth as possible— and to ease guest and family concerns— we’ve put together an FAQ to answer some of our most frequently asked questions for your convenience.

Why Royal Life Centers?

We are a multi-accredited, full-service drug and alcohol detox and treatment facility network. We are the best network of facilities because we truly care about our guests and put their safety and success above all things. We commit to treating substance use disorders in the safest, most effective way, from detox to outpatient. We do this by always putting the guest first and by hiring only the most qualified staff, maintaining top-notch facilities, and providing world-class holistic treatment. Most of our staff members are in recovery themselves, making them a valuable resource of first-hand experience, strength, and hope for our guests. Our locations are also unrivaled in beauty and resources.

What is the benefit of a male-only addiction treatment program?

There are many known and recorded benefits of providing a gender-specific treatment environment for healing, including: increased willingness to participate in discussions that require vulnerability, increased camaraderie/strengthened community, and a distraction-free environment allows for men to focus fully on their treatment plan and holistic healing, among other benefits.

What’s holistic treatment?

At Royal Life Centers, we operate on a biopsychosocial/spiritual model, meaning that we collectively treat the mind, body, and spirit. Essentially, holistic treatment is the idea that incorporating multiple modalities of treatment— individual therapy, group counseling, art therapy, and more, for example— is the most effective way of treating mental and/or body disorders.

What is a day in detox like?

A typical day in detox will consist of five groups and three meal breaks per day. You will see a doctor regularly, along with medical observation around the clock. We use a method called Q-15, which requires a qualified staff member doing a verified check on each guest every 15 minutes. Guests in detox will also be drug tested daily. You can read more about what to expect in detox and view a sample daily schedule here.

Can I smoke while in detox?

Guests may smoke, chew tobacco, or vape in designated outside areas at scheduled times while in detox/residential treatment.

What should I bring with me to detox?

You should limit personal belongings to four to six changes of light, comfortable, and modest clothing (no profanity or drug/alcohol references). We recommend you bring essential items like your wallet and cell phone.

Can Royal Life Centers update me on my loved one’s progress while they are in treatment?

Due to HIPAA laws, we cannot, by law, release any information about our guests unless they have provided us with written consent. Staff will perform a “safe call” upon arrival at our detox facility to assure family/loved ones that they have arrived safely. Because we are a closed facility, guests have limited phone access. However, guests are permitted one call a week that is supervised by their therapist.

What happens after detox and inpatient treatment?

After our medical detox and residential inpatient programs at Royal Life Centers Arizona facilities, your clinical care team will recommend some form of aftercare for you to continue treatment on an outpatient basis. At our Royal Life Centers Washington facilities, we offer aftercare programs spanning from partial-hospitalization program (PHP) to outpatient (OP) programming. If you would like to continue outpatient treatment locally, we will help you find a suitable program that will meet your needs and help you further your recovery journey in a safe and supported way.

Upon completing inpatient treatment with us, each guest will receive an aftercare plan. An aftercare plan can consist of outpatient treatment programming recommendations, local providers that work with your insurance, meetings in your local area, etc.

Can we visit our loved ones while in your care?

Royal Life Centers believes our guests should maintain personal focus while in our detox and residential treatment level of care, however, guests are allowed to leave the property during the 12-week program for family visits.

Can we use our cell phones or laptops/iPads?

While in detox or residential treatment Royal Life Center’s goal is to help the guest maintain focus on themselves, therefore personal cell phones, computers, and or any electronics with the capability of accessing the internet will be placed safely in our safe until the completion of treatment. This is also our policy because we comply with HIPAA and have our own privacy policy to ensure that we are protecting other guest’s confidentiality.

Should I bring money?

Guests may bring cash or debit cards to purchase cigarettes at the facility if they would like, food and snacks will be provided by Royal Life Centers.

Can I bring books?

Appropriate books are acceptable as well as art supplies within reason, i.e colored pencils, and small sketchbooks.

How long will I be in the detox program?

Detox length is determined based on a medical assessment on arrival and will be either four or eight days.

What detox medications do you use?

Depending on your medical assessment we offer various tapers in order to assist with your detoxification process. For specific information, please contact our admissions team at (888) 534-9140.

Will I have my own room?

Royal Life Centers at Arizona Detox has private rooms. At our other facilities, you may have a roommate depending on the current census.

Is this a lockdown facility?

Royal Life Centers is a private facility and like other private facilities we have an open-door policy, therefore we do not and will not keep any guests against their wishes. However, our staff will do everything in their power to convince your loved ones to stay and complete their treatment.

Can the staff help me with disability claims?

We have case managers who will help with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and disability paperwork.

Does Royal Life Centers allow family sessions with our loved ones?

While your loved one is in detox or residential treatment our guest’s individual therapist may feel it necessary to get the family involved via conference calls. However, upon request, we can schedule individual family sessions during the twelve-week program.

What insurance do you accept?

Royal Life Centers accepts most insurance. You can inquire here to check your eligibility.

I’m not sure if I can afford treatment for myself or my loved one. What should I do?

Because We Care, we do our best to accommodate special financial circumstances and offer to finance. Please give us a call to go over possible payment plan options.


Did we miss something in our FAQ? Give us a call at (877)-RECOVERY or (888) 534-9140 or fill out the form below and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.