News & Media

Sierra Tucson strives to be a renowned leader in clinical excellence and compassionate care. Below are just a few snippets of local, state and national-level mentions and interviews in the news media. Our goal is to help break the stigma that surrounds addiction and mental illness and promote the importance of mental wellness.

Webinars

Optimizing Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder: An integrative approach utilizing brain stimulation therapy (November 8, 2017)
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The Wounded Warrior: Caring for the Invisible Wounds of War (September 13, 2017)
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The Gut, Brain, Pain Connection (May 10, 2017)
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It’s Not About Food, It’s About Feeding (February 15, 2017)
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Best Practices: An Integrative Approach to Optimizing Maternal Mental Well-Being (November 9, 2016)
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Trauma and Recovery: The Biology of Trauma and Nervous System Injury (September 16, 2016)
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An Update on Pain Management, Opiates and Addiction (May 11, 2016)
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Early Childhood Trauma and Subsequent Addiction (February 10, 2016)
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Videos

Tucson News Now – How Horses Help Veterans (November 10, 2017)
In honor of Veterans Day, Tucson News Now featured a story about the benefits of equine therapy for veterans. Sierra Tucson Chief Operations Officer Jaime Vinck, MC, LPC, NCC, CEIP, and Primary Therapist Vic Gilbert, MSW, LISAC, explain how horses have the remarkable ability to heal individuals who are struggling with PTSD.

How A Naturopathic Doctor Can Change Your Life (October 9, 2017)
Maureen Schwehr, NMD, director of integrative services at Sierra Tucson, was featured on KGUN9’s “The Morning Blend” in Tucson, AZ, to discuss naturopathic medicine for the treatment of chronic pain and other related conditions.
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AZTV7Arizona Daily Mix – (August 28, 2017)
Teresa Jackson, MD, director of the Addiction Recovery Program at Sierra Tucson, was featured on the Arizona Daily Mix (AZTV7) to discuss the opioid epidemic, including prevention, recognition and treatment.
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KGUN9 Tucson Morning Blend – (April 12, 2017)
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Teresa Jackson, MD, director of the Addictions / Co-occurring Disorders Program at Sierra Tucson, sat down with KGUN9’s Tucson Morning Blend to discuss statistics and consequences of alcohol abuse, as well as ways to get help.
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KGUN9 Tucson Morning Blend – (May 25, 2017)
Sierra Tucson’s Family Program Manager Mike Gaziano, MSW, LCSW (WI), was featured on KGUN-9’s on May 25, 2017, to discuss healthy ways to communicate with family members.
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Sierra Tucson Chief Operations Officer Jaime Vinck, MC, LPC, NCC, weighs in on the harmful effects of social media addiction, and how it can lead to more serious conditions like depression and anxiety. (January 31, 2017)
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Jaime Vinck, MC, LPC, NCC, CEIP, Chief Operations Officer of Sierra Tucson, discusses Connect365’s mobile app on KGUN9-TV. (February 21, 2017)
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The Dangers Of Social Media Addiction (January 31, 2017)
Sierra Tucson Chief Operations Officer Jaime Vinck, MC, LPC, NCC, weighs in on the harmful effects of social media addiction, and how it can lead to more serious conditions like depression and anxiety.
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Dr. Michael Genovese Discusses The Opioid Epidemic (October 26, 2016)
Sierra Tucson Chief Medical Officer Michael Genovese, MD, JD, sits down with the Arizona Daily Mix in Phoenix to talk about the overwhelming opioid epidemic today and ways to address this global crisis.
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Commercial: “No path to recovery is a straight line. But when you’re ready it leads you to Sierra Tucson.”
Look for Sierra Tucson’s ads nationally on HGTV and Bloomberg and select markets on ABC.
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CCDC: Stop Prescribing Painkillers for Chronic Pain (May 27, 2016)
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the number of people who have died from overdosing on these drugs has more than tripled in last 20 years.
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Articles

South Bay Accent Article, p. 74: Is Tech Hacking Our Brains? Cracking the Digital Addiction Code (Oct/Nov 2017)
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Self Magazine Article: 6 Ways to Show Your Employees You Care About Their Mental Health (October 27, 2017)
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US News & World Report Article: Is There a Link Between Sex Addiction and Sexual Harassment and Assault? (October 26, 2017)
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Woman’s World Article:  Natural Painkillers!
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Arizona’s Opioid Epidemic: Q & A with Dr. Shapiro and Dr. Jackson of Sierra Tucson (July 1, 2017)
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Am I at Risk for Maternal Depression? By Valerie Kading, DNP, MSN, Chief Medical Operations Officer, Sierra Tucson
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Michelle Chacon, RN, certified TMS clinical operator at Sierra Tucson, was featured in the Spring 2017 IDF (Independent Doctors Federation) Newsletter.
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How People With Social Anxiety Can Find, Land and Keep a Rewarding Job (March 6, 2017)
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Fighting Addiction with Music Therapy: Recovery Programs Provide Solace Through Soundwaves (January 20, 2017)
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The Journal of Family Medicine:  A new paradigm for pain? (September 2016)
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 Out of the Darkness:  A Different Approach to Depression Treatment – By Michelle Chacon, RN, Certified TMS Clinical Operator, Sierra Tucson (July 2016)
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Genovese Appointment Furthers Synergistic Relationship between University and Sierra Tucson, Opening Doors for Medical Students & Psychiatry Residents (July 17, 2015)
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“Saving the Lives of Those Who Protect Us – #1stresponders, Medication and its Impacts…”  (July 10, 2015)
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Interviews

Radio Rehab with Dayna Keyes – Dayna chats with Sierra Tucson’s Chief Operations Officer Jaime Vinck in a three-part series.

Part 1: Warning Signs –  Click here to listen.
Part 2: Hiding Techniques –  Click here to listen.
Part 3: High Functioning Addict –  Click here to listen.

96.1 KLPX ‘Profiles in Business’ segment, featuring Sierra Tucson’s Chief Executive Officer Bill Anderson.
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KTAR – Arizona’s News Station – Recognizing signs, symptoms of post-traumatic stress in veterans. (November 11, 2016)
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Sierra Tucson alumnus Adam Sud talks about the key to making lifestyle changes.
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Sierra Tucson Is ‘On the Air’ with That Sober Guy Radio (August 22, 2016)
Chief Medical Officer Michael Genovese, MD, JD, and Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Jane Vargas sit down with radio host Shane Ramer to discuss the 32-plus years of treatment Sierra Tucson has provided to individuals and families struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders.
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Recovering Addict Pays Forward Support in Southern Arizona (April 30, 2015)
Laura Fetherston, admissions coordinator and alumna of Sierra Tucson, talks about how Sierra Tucson helped her overcome addiction.
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Press Releases

Below are links to media coverage of articles and press releases that Sierra Tucson has contributed to local, national, and international websites.

Sierra Tucson’s Psychology Department Establishes Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and Announces First-Year Fellows (September 27, 2017)

Connect365 Introduces a First-of-its-kind App for People in Recovery (January 24, 2017)

Sierra Tucson Provides Hope to Depression Sufferers Through Innovative TMS Therapy (March 16, 2016)

Sierra Tucson Welcomes West Coast Alumni Coordinator (February 16, 2016)

Sierra Tucson Partners with Supermodel EMME for #BodyBeaUtiful Campaign (January 27, 2016)

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