Archive: August 2016

The End of Chronic Pain

By Jerome Lerner, MD I understand that it’s a bold idea to declare the end of chronic pain. I have worked in the field of pain management for 30 years, most recently as the director of the Pain Recovery Program at Sierra Tucson. I have literally helped thousands of people suffering from seemingly endless pain to find relief. And yet, I dare to declare the end of chronic pain. Why?... Read More

Sierra Tucson Is ‘On the Air’ with That Sober Guy Radio

Sierra Tucson is proud to have been a part of the 2016 Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare conference in Nashville, Tennessee, presented by Foundations Events. The goal of this annual conference is to “powerfully impact the sustainable health of your organization, your career and most importantly, your patients.” This year, Foundations Events joined forces with That Sober Guy Radio, hosted and founded by Shane Ramer. Ramer’s podcast discusses alcoholism, addiction, and... Read More

Family Matters: How Family Week Supports Lasting Change

By Michael G. Simpson, MSC, LAC Family Therapist at Sierra Tucson Sierra Tucson has been conducting Family Week with its residents and their families since its inception over 32 years ago. Both alumni and referents alike have been effusive in their praise through the decades for the transformations that occur within families and individuals who complete our Family Program. Family Week isn’t an aside from primary treatment; instead, it is... Read More

Changing the Shape of Eating Recovery

Integrative models to support a healthy lifestyle By Scott Frazier, MSC Eating Recovery Program Manager at Sierra Tucson When residents struggle with their identity, they inevitably struggle with attachment. This leads to a craving for attaching to others and may create a loss of attachment to self. One can easily be imprisoned in the early Psychosocial Crisis stages that removes autonomy and causes mistrust in many facets of his or... Read More