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Sierra Tucson

39580 South Lago Del Oro Parkway, Tucson, Arizona, 85739
Sierra Tucson provides evidence-based treatment options for behavioral health issues, including substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Services include medication evaluation and management, medically supervised detoxification, individual and group therapy, equine-assisted therapy, biofeedback, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, interpersonal skills training, nutrition, acupuncture, massage, yoga, 12-Step meetings, family programs and continuing care.

Facility Highlights

  • Adventure Therapy
  • Equine Therapy
  • Expressive Art Therapy

Specialization

  • Medication Management

    When individuals are struggling with the presence of a co-occurring disorder in addition to a chemical dependency problem, the implementation of psychotropic medications may be incorporated into their overall plan of care. The need for such medications, however, is always determined on a case-by-case basis. Patients who are engaged in the Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorder Program will have the opportunity to meet with either a psychiatrist or qualified physician at a minimum of once per week so that any medications that have been prescribed can be monitored for therapeutic effectiveness and any necessary changes can be made.
  • Group Therapy

    At the time that patients are admitted into the Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorder Program, they are assigned to a small group of peers, of whom are engaged in the same program. This group will meet together for therapy sessions four times per week. In addition to serving as a general process group, topics that are covered during these group sessions may include, but are not limited to:

Facility Settings

  • Desert

Meet the Staff

  • Bill Anderson, LMSW, LCSW
    Bill Anderson, LMSW, LCSWChief Executive Officer
    In celebrating over 20 years industry experience, Bill Anderson’s longstanding career in behavioral health began while he was simultaneously employed at an emergency shelter for teenagers and an acute day treatment program for mental health. Upon achieving his licensure as an LMSW, Bill focused his specialty in the addictions field working for MARR, Inc., a 90-day, long-term residential addiction treatment program in Atlanta, GA. Initially he held a position as Case Manager and soon advanced to become a Primary Therapist. During his tenure at MARR, Inc., Bill also obtained his licensure as an LCSW and was respectfully promoted to Director of Admissions. After developing a strong foundation for the admissions department, Bill advanced into leadership as Business Development Director and structured a team to build strong referral relations. Bill’s tenure with MARR, Inc. lasted 15 years prior to accepting a new role with Acadia Healthcare as CEO of Blue Ridge Mountain Treatment Center in Atlanta.
  • Michael V. Genovese, MD, JD
    Michael V. Genovese, MD, JDChief Medical Officer

Patient Reviews

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Ella Pierce
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Ok, this place is not what it seems (or what, I have also heard, what it used to be). The food was acceptable to good. The rest???? Terrible and a waste of money. I went there seeking treatment for PTSD. Unfortunately, PTSD requires a lot of treatments that are one-on-one and so costly. What did Sierra Tuscon do? Well, they stuck me in a program for alcohol use disorder with no way out. When I complained, I got a few "added" sessions for the actual issue of PTSD. I was told that, if I left early, my insurance wouldn't cover ANY of the treatment. So...stupidly I stayed. It turns out, Sierra Tuscon knew from my second day there that my insurance wouldn't be covering it anyway (for alcohol use or PTSD). I wasted a month of my life here. The rooms and amenities were crap. There were drugs EVERYWHERE. Seriously, I didn't go in there with a substance abuse disorder but...if I was looking to pick up a substance use disorder, I would have gone there to get it. Meth, opiates, pot, cocaine--the only thing I literally didn't see there was alcohol. This place shoudl be shut down. I mean, dead bodies of old patients have been found there. Not a bit surprised. My only surprise is that there weren't more of them.
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I hope that by sharing my experience, I can help another family avoid a huge disappointment and a waste of time and money. My young adult son wanted help with anxiety and sobriety. After six weeks of research, we selected Sierra Tucson. We had doubts, but we were reassured by a very persuasive treatment placement specialist who works with Acadia (note that once my son decided to go to Sierra Tucson, she didn't return his or my calls). We understood that he would receive a THOROUGH evaluation - this did not happen. He arrived, and they made immediate changes to his medication which made him ill. We were told that the treatments included in his care, e.g., EMDR, yoga, acupuncture, etc. would be determined by the "mood track" identified in his treatment plan. We were also told that he would have both a primary therapist and a primary MFT therapist. He only had a primary therapist and saw her once per week. Unless you find attending lectures all day as therapeutic, you will be sadly disappointed. I can only hope that his classes were not anywhere near as awful as the videos sent home for families. He only stayed 16 days, and during that time, he did not receive a treatment plan or any information from the "evaluation". While he was in the program, I left three messages for the Associate Clinical Director - she never returned my calls. Good luck out there - it is hard to find good programs!
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I had a normal, delivery of vaporizers (30 for 30$), taking not illegal (under 21) and I am NOT profiting. The confiscated these and told us the reasoning is just “No” and “we can’t tell you why.” On top of packages being held in the mail room for days containing essentials, and the basic lack of communication makes getting your needs met or any questions answered. Most all upper management issues, most staff is fine.
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Really loving and caring staff. As I\'ve mentioned elsewhere, Sierra Tucson will not cure you in only a month, but it will likely stabilize you, and you\'re likely to feel very loved by the fellow residents. I felt like the staff was overall very caring and professional. A lot of the furniture, bathrooms, and carpeting, especially in the men\'s lodge, are very ugly and outdated. The gymnasium (Activities Building) is very ugly and desperately needs a renovation. It would be nice if very-wealthy Acadia Healthcare spent the money to renovate these things. The food is pretty good considering that nearly everything is cooked in bulk, but it would be nice if they hired some additional professional chefs to make some special gourmet dishes one at a time at each meal. Anywho, I\'m definitely glad that I recently attended Sierra Tucson for a month.
Dianne
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False advertising! Sierra Tuscon said it was a premiere Trauma and PTSD recovery program but my daughter went there and never even met with a trauma counselor during her stay. She was provided no individual or group counseling specific to trauma or PTSD or any of the trauma treatments that they described in their program description. The lack of trauma treatment made her trauma worse and there was no recovery. Look for a real trauma program elsewhere.