Through God's Love
We Provide a Faith-Based Approach to Recovery
Person Centered Philosophy
Our primary purpose is helping God’s love to heal addicted men.
Every policy, decision, and activity of SOZO Addiction Recovery Center is designed to maximize the opportunity for each client resident to reach his full potential in sobriety and spiritual growth. This can only be accomplished by putting the needs and well-being of each resident above all other considerations.
The goal of operating under this philosophy produces the finest care possible for the client and the most satisfying work environment for our God-centered staff who understand and believe in carrying out their daily duties under the over-arching practice of Servant Leadership.
Let’s Start Your Recovery!
Our sole mission is to provide you or your loved one with the personalized addiction treatment necessary!
The SOZO Campus
Located in Jessieville Arkansas. 5 miles north of the West Gate of Hot Springs Village on Highway 7, then down Highway 298 to Nathan Terrace.
God in His wisdom selected the men of SOZO to be the messengers of His goodness. In selecting SOZO men to carry this amazing message of recovery, He did not go to the proud, the mighty, the famous or the brilliant. He went, instead, to the humble, to the sick, to the unfortunate. He Went directly to the addict/alcoholic, the so-called weakling of the world. Well might He have said to us……… “Unto your week and feeble hands, I have entrusted a power beyond estimate. To you has been given that which has been denied the most learned of your fellows. Not to scientists or statesmen, and even my priests, rabbis and ministers have I given this gift of healing other addicts and alcoholics—which I know entrusted YOU. This gift of recovery must be used unselfishly; it carries with it grave responsibility. No day can be too long; no demands "WHY WE WERE CHOSEN"
“My name is Bob and I’m an alcoholic”. I had been introducing myself in A.A. meetings in that manner for over thirty years before I set foot in the Hot Springs Village, Arkansas Church of Christ in July of 2014 and became part of their recovery ministry. Prior to that time, I had been Director of a large state-funded treatment program, where issues of “church and state” discouraged clients from bringing Bibles into the institution. As a longtime member of Alcoholics Anonymous, I knew that the core principles of A.A. were taken straight from the Bible and, because of their 12-step process that produced a spiritual awakening in me and millions of others, I also knew that this faith-based worldwide fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous was the single greatest cure for addiction. Because of that fact, in creating the SOZO program, we wanted to blend the experience and wisdom contained in "HOW ONE CHURCH CONCREGATION MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ADDICTION"
Yesterday an Honors group of nurses from National Park College came to SOZO to give a class on the prevention of diabetes. Addict/alcoholics are a high-risk group for diabetes. The nursing team provided hand-outs regarding healthy meal planning. The SOZO men were most interested and appreciative of this wonderful community spirit from NPC. Bob O’Dowd, Executive Director
As Executive Director of SOZO Addiction Recovery Center, and a recovering alcoholic myself, i have seen thousands of failed resolutions to stop the addictive use of alcohol and/or drugs. Every single failed resolution had two critical shortcomings: The resolution was made in the solitude of the addict/alcoholic’s mind and There was no program of recovery that followed the resolution. Those of us who have achieved recovery from addiction have learned that stopping substance abuse is a “we process”. None of us made it alone. To help increase your chances that your 2022 resolution to quit drinking/drugging has every chance to succeed, give SOZO Addiction Recovery Center a call to talk to a friendly staff member in confidence about finding a sober lifestyle that is happy, joyous and free. 2022 can be your greatest year yet! Bob O’Dowd, Executive Director