Monthly Archives: April 2016

Stay Connected; Stay Accountable; Stay Focused on Recovery

Connect365 is Sierra Tucson’s unique continuing care service that provides hope and recovery support  By Mike Gaziano MSW, LCSW (WI) Family Program Manager at Sierra Tucson One day; 24 hours; 1,440 minutes; 86,400 seconds — this window of time can be one of the most treacherous, challenging, and looming obstacles a person may face once … Read More

TMS: A Different Approach to Depression Treatment

By Michelle Chacon, RN TMS Coordinator at Sierra Tucson Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has arrived at Sierra Tucson, and in less than three months, has received tremendous feedback from our residents. TMS is an innovative treatment for depression that is safe, clinically proven, and non-pharmacological. For some, the idea of a non-drug, non-invasive depression treatment is radical. … Read More

Pain, Opiates, and the New CDC Guidelines

By Jerome Lerner, MD Director, Pain Recovery Program at Sierra Tucson On March 18, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines for the use of opiates in treating non-cancer pain. The report points out that opiate-related deaths have quadrupled since 1999. Twenty percent of patients seeking medical care for a … Read More