Nick Jones founded and managed Old Pueblo Community Services for eighteen years until his retirement in 2013. As CEO he implemented program design based on his experience working in treatment and incorporating his experience in recovery in Los Angeles. OPCS helps men and women coming out of prison and off the street (with drug and alcohol problems), and helps them adjust to society to become productive members of society. Old Pueblo Community Services has served over 20,000 individuals in Tucson, Arizona. His passion to help the underserved and untreated has been his life’s mission.
After his short lived retirement Nick opened Recovery in Motion Treatment Center which opened in January 2015 in Tucson. Recovery in Motion Treatment Center offers a full-service, dual diagnosis program in a real life setting, optimizing our client’s stay in the most holistic and relevant of ways.
Nick hails from Los Angeles, where he grew up. He is a Viet-Nam combat veteran who served in United States Army from 1968 – 1971. He migrated to Tucson in 1992 after a visit to a long-time friend living here. He met his wife Leah in Tucson in 1992 and loved the city so much he moved to Tucson. Nick’s claim to success is based on his experience graduating and working with Impact Treatment Center, a long-term residential tough-love treatment program. He advocates for funding for more substance abuse treatment programs instead of prison. He has the experience and passion to help the offender population transition back into the community. Nick has over twenty-five years’ experience in the recovery field.
Nick also founded and currently oversees the Paxton House Transitional Living Program which opened in 2001. Paxton House has proven to be one of the premier Transitional Living programs that is recognized by the courts and many agencies in Tucson. Paxton provides 50 beds for those in recovery who need supportive housing to restart their lives.