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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 has been temporarily suspended. Sierra Tucson is currently offering a modified virtual educational family option that provides prerecorded lectures that family members can view at their convenience covering key topics including boundaries, family roles, healthy communication, and more. With the resident’s permission, there will be an opportunity to have telephonic conference calls with the resident’s medical provider and primary therapist to discuss diagnosis, treatment, and recommendations for continuing care after discharge. Suggested readings and local support resources will be provided to the family. For more information about our virtual Family Program, please call 800.842.4487.

At Sierra Tucson, we recognize that when an individual is struggling with an addiction or behavioral health disorder, their family members, including significant others, are considerably affected as well. For this reason, and to ensure the overall success of our residents, we believe that family involvement is critical to the recovery process.

Understanding Our Family Program

Our Family Program is designed to assist residents and family members in identifying problems that have had a significant impact on the family system. Additionally, this program works to change attitudes and foster a more productive way to communicate concerns around behaviors that have impacted the family.

Families of those who are entrusted to our care are given the opportunity to learn about addictions and mental health disorders, set healthy boundaries and discuss concerns while beginning to heal together.

Invitation-Only Program

Family Week is by invitation from the resident for family members age 18 and older. If you anticipate an invitation to Family Week, please allow up to 10 days after the resident’s admission. To protect your health and safety and that of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, our Family Program is currently being offered virtually. Those participating in the Family Program will be given access to prerecorded lectures covering key topics, including boundaries, family roles, healthy communication and more. With the resident’s permission, there will be an opportunity to have conference calls with the resident’s medical provider and primary therapist to discuss diagnosis, treatment and recommendations for continuing care after discharge.

Therapy

Therapies are offered to residents based on a customized plan created by Sierra Tucson’s on-site clinicians and doctors. View a complete list of therapy options by clicking here.

Common Questions

How important is Family Week in my treatment?

Family Week is one of the most important aspects of treatment at Sierra Tucson.

How do I determine who to invite for Family Week?

There really is only one question to ask yourself, and usually, you’ll know the answer instantly: “Who are the most important people alive in my life today?”

What if I don’t have any issues with them?

For purposes of the invitation process, it is unimportant whether you identify specific issues with the family member in question. If you know that they are one of the most important people to you, that is sufficient reason to invite them.

What if they’re too busy to come?

We recommend not letting this be your concern. The gift of healing they will most likely receive from participating in Family Week — for themselves, for you, your relationship with them and the new communication skills and awareness they can bring home and to others — far outweighs the inconvenience factor, and the inconvenience becomes negligible. This experience is a free, powerful, healing and transformative experience for them. You needn’t apologize for inviting your important people, as you are offering them a gift that is highly supportive of shared recovery.

How are family members contacted?

The Family Therapist for your group contacts them by telephone, email and/or mail when they receive your signed invitation list. The Family Therapist shares information with them about the program as well as logistical matters. Family members are not coerced into participating. Rather, they’re informed about the process so that they can make their best decision. The patient does not need to be involved in the invitation process once their invitation list is completed, signed and turned in.

What is Family Week like for them?

Family Week consists of a combination of activities, including education, their own support group and the practicing of healthy communication skills with the patient in treatment. It is like a supportive “mini-treatment” experience for each of them.

Can very close friends be Family Week participants?

Yes, indeed. Please check with your Primary Therapist regarding the total number of participants you wish to invite.

My treatment experience taught me how to live. My life before was a fast track to death.

– Anonymous Client
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