Therapeutic Recreation Activities

Our Therapeutic Recreational Activities Program is designed to promote recovery and encourage our residents to pursue healthy lifestyles after their time in residential treatment.

Therapeutic Recreation Assessment

Each resident at Sierra Tucson receives a Therapeutic Recreation Assessment, which is used in planning activities to enhance the resident’s treatment process and to facilitate continuing care recommendations pertinent to recovery. The attending physician assesses the resident’s appropriate level of activity throughout the course of treatment.

Benefits of Therapeutic Recreation

In addition to the many therapeutic benefits that can be gained from participating in these activities, therapeutic recreation also allows residents to discover new and productive ways to fill their leisure hours or to process stresses and pressures. For individuals who previously spent much of their days acquiring and using drugs — or who responded to stress by engaging in self-harming activities — learning healthy new pursuits can be a key element in promoting recovery and preventing relapse.

Types of Therapeutic Recreation

The following are examples of the innovative and effective therapeutic activities that we use to help our clients address their unique needs and meet their personal goals. Because of the individualized nature of treatment at Sierra Tucson, participation in these activities is determined on a case-by-case basis.

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
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
  • PsychArmor
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval