Our Therapeutic Recreational Activities Program is designed to promote recovery and encourage our patients to pursue healthy lifestyles after their time in residential treatment.
Each patient at Sierra Tucson receives a Therapeutic Recreation Assessment, which is used in planning activities to enhance the patient’s treatment process and to facilitate continuing care recommendations pertinent to recovery. The attending physician assesses the patient’s appropriate level of activity throughout the course of treatment.
In addition to the many therapeutic benefits that can be gained from participating in these activities, therapeutic recreation also allows patients 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.
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.