Sierra Tucson is not your typical addiction and depression treatment center. We recognize that specific therapies may work for some patients and not for others, and we have designed a treatment program that incorporates both traditional and integrative therapies to assist you in your recovery.
As part of your individualized treatment plan, you will be provided the therapies that will work best to treat your drug or alcohol addiction, eating disorder, depression, anxiety, or other mood disorder or addiction. Sierra Tucson applies numerous traditional therapies in combination with unique treatment therapies.
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Why Sierra Tucson?
Located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert just north of Tucson, Arizona, we offer a healing environment that mirrors our surroundings; at once expansive and embracing. The Sierra Tucson campus nestles comfortably into the surrounding desert and mountains, drawing on its quiet beauty, inherent strength, and enduring ability to inspire.
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The acclaimed Sierra Tucson treatment philosophy, expressed as the Sierra Model®, recognizes that we all exist as mind, body, spirit, and emotions. The combination of both traditional and innovative therapies engages patients experientially. Only after healing progresses beyond the symptomatic to embrace the whole person does real recovery begin. Our experience and success is in helping patients move beyond underlying problems to true recovery.
Sierra Tucson excels in treating coexisting disorders, including addictions, trauma, eating disorders, mood disorders, and chronic pain. Additionally, Sierra Tucson offers the Progressions Program, which prepares patients for the next level of recovery.
A Typical Day at Sierra Tucson
The day for the patient begins early with breakfast at 6:45 a.m. (6:30 a.m. for eating disorder patients). A lecture, group, and/or community meeting are scheduled on some days. After lunch, patients attend specialty groups and family programs, depending on their needs and diagnoses. Dinner is served around 5:00 p.m., followed by evening lectures, relapse groups, counseling, assignments, and Twelve-Step meetings. Sierra Tucson's rich day of programming usually ends at 9:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Also throughout the day, patients attend specific lectures and consult with doctors and specialty therapists, according to their specific needs. Other therapeutic activities may include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acupuncture, Equine-Assisted Therapy, Challenge Course, Yoga, fitness, and other healthy recreational activities.
Sierra Tucson's Family Program is an integral part of the treatment process. Patients are strongly encouraged to invite family members and/or significant others to participate in this four-day process, at no additional charge. The only cost to family members is the cost of travel, hotel accommodations, and meals (lunch is provided at Sierra Tucson, as well as dinner on Thursday evening). The Family Program begins on Monday at 8:00 a.m. and ends Thursday at 6:15 p.m.
The Family Program provides a time of healing for both patients and family, 18 years and over. Family members are provided educational opportunities to learn about different diseases and disorders plus time to process the years of pain that are brought on by addiction or behavioral issues. Continuing care recommendations are given to family members to support their ongoing recovery.