Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Sierra Tucson.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

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.

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Best Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Center & Rehab

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

Don’t let co-occurring disorders rob you of one more day. Sierra Tucson can provide you with the personalized treatment that you need, so you can live the healthier life that you deserve. Learn more about our comprehensive services in Tucson, Arizona.

Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders

Learn about co-occurring disorders

Mental health issues and behavioral health disorders can be challenging both for the person with the disorder and those who love, care about, and/or are dependent upon the sufferer.

Mental and behavioral health disorders can disrupt virtually every aspect of a person’s life, with repercussions that can resonate throughout families, workplaces, and social circles. Disorders can make it difficult if not downright impossible for people to be effective parents or partners, while diseases such as addiction and depression can overwhelm an individual’s ability to function altogether.


Misconceptions about co-occurring disorders preventing help

Complicating the matter even further, though awareness and understanding about the different types of disorders have increased significantly in recent decades, wrong perceptions continue to prevent many people from getting the help they need. Whether due to shame, a belief that mental health problems aren’t “real” illnesses, or fear that no treatment can help, too many people and families have suffered for too long.


Types of co-occurring disorders

The following is a list of the different types of disorders:

The good news is that for the vast majority of the most common types of disorders, both mental and behavioral health, help at our rehab is both available and effective. Of course, treatment and recovery depend upon a number of factors unique to the individual client, but decades of developments in the field of behavioral health care have yielded a wide range of successes.

For some residents at our treatment center, traditional therapy and/or medication can resolve the issues. In other cases, more innovative and intensive treatment modalities are necessary. But regardless of the circumstances that bring a person into treatment, productive collaboration among qualified professionals and a dedicated client have the potential to significantly improve the lives of the resident and his or her loved ones.

However, recovery can’t take place until the resident is assessed, the disorders are identified, and an effective comprehensive treatment plan is put into place.

Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of co-occurring disorders

It’s not uncommon for people to use the word “mood” when describing happiness, sadness, grumpiness, and related temporary emotional states. (For example, “I had a great date last night, and I’ve been in a good mood all day!” or “Don’t ask the boss for a raise today—he’s been in a bad mood ever since they took his reserved parking spot away.”)


What are mood disorders? In mental health terms, the term mood disorder has a specific meaning that transcends temporary moments of joy or sorrow. In a clinical setting, a mood disorder refers to persistent emotional states that have significant influence over the way a person views and interacts with the world.

When a person descends into depression or elevates into mania, he or she is said to have a mood disorder. Again, it is important to understand that short-term feelings of happiness, sadness, fear, worry, and other common emotions do not signal the presence of a mood disorder. It is only when a person’s state of mind becomes so acute that it impairs his or her ability to think or act clearly, that a mood disorder diagnosis may be called for.

Types of Treatment

Types of co-occurring disorder treatment offered at Sierra Tucson

At Sierra Tucson, the best rehab center for mood disorder treatment, mood disorder residents are treated within our Mood & Anxiety Program. Mood and anxiety treatment at our rehab center is guided by the principles established in the Sierra Tucson Model®, which provides an integrated bio-psycho-social-spiritual foundation for premier, holistic, resident-focused care.

The following types of therapies have proven effective in the treatment of residents with a mood disorder, including depression, bipolar disorder, panic, anxiety, and related conditions.

  • Individual, group, and family therapy
  • Psycho-educational classes and lectures
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Integrative therapies
  • Skills training
  • Medication management

Sierra Tucson provided our family with the opportunity to achieve the cohesion, love, and security that we lacked for a very long time.

– Anonymous Client
We work with
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance
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
  • NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS)
  • Neurostar
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval