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.

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Individual & Group Therapy

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

In residential treatment, therapy usually takes place in one of two general formats: individual and group.

Within these groups, different types of therapy may occur. For example, family therapy and most forms of adventure therapy are forms of group therapy, while expressive arts, psychodrama, and role-playing therapies may occur during either individual or group sessions.

Individual Therapy at Sierra Tucson

Individual therapy is a one-on-one experience between resident and professional. Individual therapy allows for maximum privacy and confidentiality, and is an essential component of any effectiveresidential treatment program.

No two residents will have the exact same histories, issues, strengths, and needs — thus, no two individual therapy sessions will be the same. However, there are certain general attributes that are common among most forms of individual therapy.

First, individual therapy provides an opportunity for the resident and his/her therapist to ensure that they are aligned on both the objectives of the treatment and the resident’s progress toward those objectives.

Individual therapy provides the resident with the most confidential format for expressing him/herself.

This also provides the ideal environment to focus on the resident’s unique needs. In many cases, issues that are addressed during individual therapy will prepare the resident to have a more successful experience during group sessions and in other aspects of treatment.

Individual therapy at Sierra Tucson consists of one-on-one meetings with the primary therapist, physician or medical provider; or with a specialty or evening/weekend therapist.

Process Group Therapy at Sierra Tucson

Process groups are small gatherings (usually six to eight people) who come together in an environment of safety and trust for the common purpose of addressing the issues they are struggling with; expressing their thoughts, feelings, and emotions; and both give and receive support and feedback.

Process groups at Sierra Tucson include trained and experienced therapists, but the direction of the group will be determined by the residents.

Though a process group may have been developed around a particular resident profile or point of emphasis (for example, a process group for women who are struggling with addiction, or a process group for older adults), the group experience does not follow an agenda or externally imposed structure. The members of the group determine the direction that the process group will take.

The following are among the many benefits of process group therapy:

  • Developing trusting relationships
  • Identifying and expressing thoughts and emotions
  • Learning to communicate more effectively
  • Receiving feedback from individuals with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives
  • Receiving support from others who have experienced similar struggles
  • Providing feedback and suggestions to other group members (looking beyond oneself and contributing to the good of the group)
  • Providing support to other group members

Process groups are the most common form of therapy at Sierra Tucson — though (as indicated above) all residents also participate in regularly scheduled individual therapy sessions throughout their residents to process issues and discuss treatment plans.

After several facilities failed, Sierra Tucson’s program saved my daughter’s life. The Family Program saved our family and helped the recovery of all.

– Anonymous Client
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  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
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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