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

Austin Sandoval, WFR

Adventure Therapist

Austin Sandoval, Wilderness First Responder,  first arrived at Sierra Tucson Spring of 2019 for the Experiential Therapy program. Austin began his career in Experiential Wilderness Therapy by graduating from San Francisco State in Parks and Recreation. Soon after, Austin led therapeutic recreation to underserved communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from the Outdoor Educators Institute –rising young leaders from multi-cultural backgrounds to become outdoor educators. In 2016, Austin became a wilderness instructor for NOLS in the disciplines of backpacking and Canyoneering and has led a variety of courses primarily with at-risk youth. Growing up in a wilderness of cement that is Los Angeles, Austin is committed to the power of healing through outdoor adventure and stepping out of your comfort zone.

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The time spent at Sierra Tucson was the true beginning of my journey. Not only did I overcome my addictions, but I began to focus on the root causes that created my compulsions. I understand myself so much better now.

– Anonymous Client
We work with
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
Marks of Quality Care
These accreditations are an official recognition of our dedication to providing treatment that exceeds the standards and best practices of quality care.
  • Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)
  • GeneSight
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS)
  • Neurostar
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval