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Arca - Assisted Recovery Centers Of America

6651 Chippewa Street, Suite 224, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63109
The Menzies Institute of Recovery from Addiction (MIRA) understands that addiction is an illness. And just like any other illness, it requires comprehensive treatment that is thorough and compassionate. The residential rehab is dedicated to providing clients with effective and comfortable care, including detox and anti-craving medications, as well as psychiatric and behavioral therapy. Treatment programs are individualized to meet each client’s needs and ensure that sobriety will be maintained after the program is completed.

Facility Highlights

  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Aftercare Planning
  • Nutritional Counseling


  • Medical Detoxification

    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
  • Holistic Therapy

    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Facility Settings

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Meet the Staff

  • Percy Menzies, M. Pharm
    Percy Menzies, M. PharmPresident
    Mr. Menzies is the President of ARCA Midwest, and an internationally renowned innovator in the addiction treatment community for developing pharmacological treatments for drug addiction and alcoholism. For the past 13 years, Percy has worked closely with various drug agencies and courts to promote, train and evaluate the effectiveness of pharmacological treatments of drug and alcohol addictions. Percy is a Board Member of the American Council on Alcoholism (ACA), and is presently the acting President over Assisted Recovery Centers of America’s inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.
  • Andrea Shaw, MSW, MBA
    Andrea Shaw, MSW, MBAClinical Director
    Mrs. Shaw is the ARCA Midwest Clinical Director. Andrea is responsible for the program development and clinical oversight of ARCA’s inpatient and outpatient services. Andrea is experienced in providing direct services, management and administrative oversight to programs providing care to individuals with mental health and substance abuse disorders. Andrea earned her Masters of Social Work degree from University of Buffalo, NY, and her Masters of Business Administration from Lindenwood University, St. Louis, MO. Andrea enjoys spending her time with her husband, children and grandchildren.

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Patient Reviews

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Out patient treatment - daily meetings with addiction counselors. Not a 12-step program; outpatient therapy; education; daily meetings.
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The people were knowledgable. Activities were always planned, even fun ones. Several doctors there to trearlt co occuring issues. No outside meetings came in. Food was terrible. A few people really really care about the individuals.
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They where more one on one approach with my son then i had seen in the past BUT their main strenght was combining mental physical and medical treatment as a whole..using new medical treat li to help him could be a little better with long term after care like meetings... he still sees the dr monthy though loved how this facility uses everything out there to help and does a combined treatment plan...the mental and physical health being addressed as just as important as the addiction. The use of new medical drugs shot with tradition rehab treatment is what worked. It gave him that extra fighting chance to suceed
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The support was good. The facilities were not very good...
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This place is unethical. My son was worse coming away from the place than before he went in for assistance. This facility should be investigated.