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

Healing the Entire Family

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

Our Family Program is Now Meeting Virtually

To protect your health and safety and that of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, our on-site Family Program is now meeting virtually. Sierra Tucson’s Family Program will continue to provide important education and valuable support for family members by allowing them to participate from the safety of their homes. For more information about our virtual Family Program please call 800.842.4487.

The Family Program is a hallmark of treatment at Sierra Tucson. Because family members and significant others are considerably affected by addiction and mental health disorders, their involvement is critical to the recovery process.

Families and their loved one in treatment are given an opportunity to learn about addictions and mental health disorders, discuss issues that have involved them for many years, and heal together during the resident’s Family Week—a four-day experience that is often life-changing, as it allows relationships a chance to heal from confusion, hurt, and misunderstandings. Family members are guided to work on their own issues, develop self-care techniques, and learn how to support their loved one.

Family Involvement

The Family Program is by invitation from the resident. It is provided for family members ages 18 and over and is included in the cost of treatment (excluding travel and accommodations). As soon as the resident completes the invitation list, a family therapist will contact those invited and send information regarding the resident’s Family Week.

If you have been invited to participate in Family Week, you will be given dates/times and information about what to expect. You will also be asked to confirm your participation. We encourage you NOT to make any travel plans until you receive an invitation from a Sierra Tucson family therapist. If you anticipate an invitation to Family Week, please allow up to 10 days after the resident’s admission.

Family Week

Family Week is an integral part of Sierra Tucson’s Family Program. This four-day experience begins on Monday at 8:45 a.m. and ends on Thursday at 5:50 p.m. Family Week is designed to assist residents and family members in identifying problems that have had a significant impact on the family system; in changing attitudes and, ultimately, behaviors between family members and residents; and in clarifying the role of healthy support.

Therapists model and teach new communication skills, which give the residents and family members a means to change behaviors and enhance the healing process. A couple’s workshop – between the resident and his or her significant other – provides an opportunity for all couples participating in Family Week to tend to their relationship issues and to receive educational and therapeutic support for recovery.

Personal Family Therapist

A family therapist works with family members to provide support and education specific to the resident’s issues. In afternoon sessions during Family Week, the family group includes the resident, the resident’s process group members, and the primary therapist. A family therapist may provide individual supportive guidance for family members, as deemed necessary, and will include other clinical staff if appropriate.

Learn More or Get Help Today

For additional information about the Sierra Tucson Family Program, or to discuss any other matters related to residential treatment for yourself or someone you love, please contact us today.

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