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Sierra Tucson
3.5

Sierra Tucson

39580 S Lago Del Oro Pkwy, Tucson, AZ 85739, United States

Addiction TreatmentAlcohol TreatmentLuxury RehabsMental Health TreatmentRecovery
EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES
INTEGRATIVE SERVICES
FAMILY PROGRAM
CONTINUING CARE

About Sierra Tucson

Since 1983, the caring and skilled staff at Sierra Tucson has been dedicated to providing clinical excellence and compassionate, effective treatment for all who are entrusted into our care. Recommended by doctors and therapists across the world, we are recognized for providing safe and successful treatment for those who are struggling with addiction and a wide range of complex behavioral health disorders. Our renowned programs have resulted in positive change in the lives of over 34,000 residents and more than 90,000 family members.

Sierra Tucson

Mission & Vision

Located in the foothills of the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, the 160-acre campus offers a natural healing environment with the highest level of confidentiality, serenity, and individual respect. The secluded setting is ideal for an atmosphere of tranquility as well as safety. While Sierra Tucson is only 33 miles from the Tucson International Airport, our campus enjoys the beauty of nature without distractions. It is from that foundation that the healing process begins. And, with the goal of making residents as comfortable and “at home” as possible, the semi-private rooms are feature full beds and the kind of amenities found in a nice hotel. While the onsite Inpatient Unit provides a full range of medical and clinical services, its environment is nurturing and peaceful.

Program Overview

Founded in
1983

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Levels of Care
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Housing
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Who We Treat
Individuals aged 18 and older

Specializations
Addiction and mental health treatment, substance use disorder, trauma-related issues, mood and anxiety, and co-occurring disorders

Occupancy
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Treatments

Therapies

Evidence-based and integrative therapies
Psychiatric care
12-Step Program

Co-Occurring Conditions

Treats co-occurring disorders

Professional Staff

Juan Carlos Velez

Juan Carlos Velez

Director of Licensed Professionals Program

Myles Whitfield

Myles Whitfield

Director of Outpatient Medical Services

Maureen Schwehr

Maureen Schwehr

Director of Integrative Services

James Seymour

James Seymour

Trauma Psychiatrist

The Detox Center

What Our Patients Say About Us

Fresh Start

The time spent at Sierra Tucson was the true beginning of my journey. Not only did I overcome my addictions, but I began to focus on the root causes that created my compulsions. I understand myself so much better now.

Former Client

Reviews

Overall Rating:

3.5

Rating:

5
June 6, 2024
I am grateful I did not post a review soon after I discharged from 30 days at Sierra Tucson. At the time, I was unable to see or be made aware by my referring therapist of all the positive changes I made while in treatment. My only source of connection to the facility prior to admitting was my admissions coordinator; nervous is not a strong enough adjective to describe how I was feeling the day I arrived. I knew I needed help, but I kept wondering if there was another way than giving up 30 days of my life by hanging with a bunch of people I did not know. The first few days were a blur. My room was in an area where you stay when you first arrive. I was told I would be transferring to one of the lodges soon. During this time, I met with an MD, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, nutritionist, and exercise physiologist. One of the nurses took me on a tour and showed me where I would go for groups, meals, laundry facilities, etc. The food was fine, being a single person and not having to cook for myself was a win. Once I moved to a lodge, I met my roommate. The rooms were decent; I had a twin bed, in-room bathroom, bedding, pillows, towels, chair, and desk. I was grateful on the nights when my thoughts would race a nurse was there to listen. The campus is big; I am glad I packed accordingly for a lot of walking and warm weather. There was time available to use the gym, it was not large, but had what I needed. I learned people pleasing, codependency, and addictions were coping skills I developed early on as a way to cope and a series of test revealed my challenges with ADD and depression. The clinical team helped not only to reveal the trauma that was the undercurrent of my behaviors, but helped move me through the shame and the trap of living life as a victim.

My biggest break through moment came when asked to present a timeline of my life to my therapist and primary group members. I was so ashamed and afraid when I taped this long roll of paper on the wall that revealed my earliest memories, darkest secrets and everything in between. I was not expecting the acceptance and support I received. The belief I carried for so many years that I was terminally unique was shattered; I am not alone! My primary therapist at Sierra Tucson provided my therapist back home with updates, which was nice, because I did not have to spend a lot time during my first session at home bringing my therapist up to speed. I chose to private pay, but I went ahead and requested the business office submit my final bill to insurance; I was excited and surprised when I received a check from insurance for half the cost. Looking back, it was by far not what I wanted to be doing at 34, but it was exactly what I needed. I am grateful I finally said, “I need help,” because my time at Sierra Tucson continues to pay dividends to this today. I like the man I have become, I have so many authentic / real relationships, I have moved on from the anger and pain I carried for so many years and most of all, I have hope.

I am still a work in progress, but constantly reminded of how far I have come. Thank you Sierra Tucson, I am forever grateful.

Rating:

5
May 31, 2024
I attended Sierra Tucson in July of 2012 - I showed up as an alcoholic - depressed, defeated, miserable and full of self-hate, unable to look myself in the mirror. What transpired over the next 30 days was nothing short of a miracle - they dug into my past that allowed me to understand where so many of insecurities emanated from (without blaming them). They helped me work through my issues with compassion and grace and provided me with a path forward that looked nothing like the path that got me there. As far as I'm concerned, Sierra Tucson saved my life and I believe that with every fiber of my being. I go back annually for a "reunion" and it is always a first class affair - it reminds me of how far I've come and the symposiums are incredible. I would highly recommend Sierra Tucson and I have almost 12 years of sobriety to attest to that!

Rating:

5
June 4, 2024
Sierra Tucson is sacred ground ! This place literally saved my life. It’s also a university for learning and practicing all things mental health related. If you’re struggling with any mental health issues or addictions and want to get to the root of the problem, Sierra will provide the skills, tools, support, and the right modalities to address the challenge. The staff is awesome - exceptional and professional. The alumni program was an unexpected major benefit for me and today continues to be a treasure of support and there is an annual retreat to stay on top of your game! Remember, you’re a miracle and at Sierra you can expect a miracle !

Rating:

5
June 7, 2024
Amazing place! Tucson is absolutely gorgeous and restorative but Sierra Tucson helped friends who were experiencing grief, addiction, and depression. I highly recommend it to anyone who needs a supportive, restorative and facility to live a healthy lifestyle with a growth mindset. The alum network is great too for aftercare and connection.

Rating:

5
June 12, 2024
So extremely appreciative and grateful for the ongoing support of recovery Sierra Tucson provides to all it's alumni members. The online community it has created and supports, the resources they provide and annual retreat have been invaluable in my ongoing recovery currently and throughout the years. Thank you, Sierra Tucson, for all you do for the Mental Health Community!

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