Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Sierra Tucson to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Sierra Tucson.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The Gift of Boundaries

Sierra Tucson – Ranked #1 in Newsweek’s list of Best Addiction Treatment Centers in Arizona for 2020!

Protecting one’s sobriety during the hectic holiday season

For individuals who are in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, the holidays can be a tumultuous time when the stakes are high and their guard is low. Often, celebrations create high-risk situations and avoiding relapse triggers may be a challenge.

Fortunately, there are ways to protect one’s greatest gift: sobriety. At Sierra Tucson, we understand the stress and anxiety associated with the season. We encourage patients and alumni of our Addictions/Co-Occurring Disorders Program to establish healthy boundaries with acquaintances and loved ones alike.

Are you — or your client — struggling to maintain your sobriety? Here are some ways in which you can prepare for this stressful time of year.

  1. Avoid Risky Situations – If you know ahead of time that the holiday office party will be held at a swanky bar downtown, it might be best to forgo the event altogether. If attendance is mandatory, discuss an appropriate exit strategy with someone you trust.
  2. Just Say No – Emotions are at an all-time high during the holidays. If you feel overwhelmed with obligations and endless to-do lists, remember that “no” is a complete sentence.
  3. Take Care of Self – Chronic busyness can be detrimental for the person who is in recovery. We encourage you to set aside daily quiet time for reflection, meditation, and relaxation. Proper nutrition, physical activity, and adequate sleep are equally important.
  4. Help Others – There is a fine line between taking care of oneself and focusing on others. It’s important to find the balance. Practicing loving-kindness toward others, with gratitude, offers spiritual fulfillment.
  5. Lean On Support – A support network is vital for long-term sobriety. Make sure you are communicating with at least one friend in recovery each day. Ask for help when help is needed.

If you — or your client — are in need of residential treatment for alcohol and/or drug addiction, we are here to help. Call  (800) 842-4487 — our Admissions Coordinators are available 24/7.

Sierra Tucson Addictions/Co-Occurring Disorders Program
Sierra Tucson’s reputation as a leading drug and alcohol treatment center stems from the clinical excellence and compassionate care that we provide. Our holistic approach respects the dignity of each individual, while offering a therapeutic environment that is fully conducive to the healing of mind, body, and spirit. A multidisciplinary team delivers treatment that is research-informed and supported by evidence-based practices and integrative therapies. Patients benefit from our wide range of services that address the addiction and simultaneously treat co-occurring conditions.