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Cottonwood Tucson

4.2 Great (30 Reviews) |
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4.2
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4110 West Sweetwater Drive
Tucson, Arizona 85745

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  • Private/Secluded

Facility Highlights

Young Adult Addiction Treatment Programs and Co-Occurring Disorders

Sweetwater Adolescent Girls Program

InnerPath Retreats

Philosophy

Cottonwood Tucson is an inpatient addiction and co-occurring mental health disorder treatment center for individuals struggling with substance or process abuse. Utilizing a combination of holistic and clinical modalities, Cottonwood Tucson seeks to provide comprehensive addiction treatment care to individuals struggling with a variety of chemical and process addictions including opiate addiction, alcoholism, impulsive spending/ shopping addiction, pathological gambling, video game addiction, spice addiction, sex addiction, bath salts addiction, and more.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

Elisabeth “Betty” Cox
Director of Human Resources

Member of the Cottonwood Team since 2008. Betty grew up and spent much of her professional career in Pennsylvania before following the sun to Tucson several years ago. She received a B.S. in management from Rosemont (PA) College and has been working in human resources for 20 years. Betty specializes in employee relations and recognition. In her spare time, she likes to travel and play golf with her husband. Betty brings to her work at Cottonwood personal experience as the loved one of a recovering addict and is a grateful member of NarAnon.

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Sue Olson, M.Ed.
Vice President – Marketing

Member of the Cottonwood Team since 1992. A native of Illinois, Sue has been living in Arizona since 1970. Before coming to Cottonwood, she worked with developmentally disabled children and then as a client advocate for the State of Arizona. Sue oversees a marketing staff of 8, and in her spare time can be found with her two grown children - hiking or riding bikes in the scenic foothills around Tucson.

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5.0
Excellent
Cottonwood saved my life. I felt safe and protected there. It gave me space to process trauma and provided an excellent program. I am five years clean and am very grateful for the opportunities it gave me
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3.3
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To summarize, my son initially came to Cottonwood to be treated for sexual addiction but also has Bipolar 1/schizoaffective disorder. He has never been away from home on his own - save his hospitalization where I accompanied him every day - so in sending him, I considered him to be extremely vulnerable. His cycle, before going to Cottonwood, was such that often after arranging and going on a date via an “app,” his date would decide she didn\'t want a relationship, he would spiral, get manic, and say he \"wants to die.” After he engaged in unsafe sexual behavior with a stranger he met online as a result of one of these dates, he asked to go to treatment. So we sent him to Cottonwood in good faith, but with much concern, which I discussed with an Admissions person. She assured me she would talk to staff and that staff would take good care of him. She mentioned that the environment was mixed, and I thought it would be good practice for my son in hopes that he would stop objectifying women. I, myself, have been trying to allow him to be an adult and make his own choices, so this separation was a good step for he and me, both. Upon his return: He stated that a 37 year-old married woman had fallen in love with him at Cottonwood and that she was coming to see him immediately following her departure from Cottonwood. She did and succeeded in seducing him multiple times and introducing him to additional addictive activities. I cannot overstate how alarmed, disappointed, and angry I am that this was allowed to happen in what I was led to believe was a safe and secure treatment environment at Cottonwood, as well as considering the significant expense we invested out of pocket for his treatment at Cottonwood. My list of grievances with Cottonwood, include the following: He was supposed to have secured a temporary 12-step sponsor, something that should have been done and verified by staff before he left Cottonwood. Preventative steps and monitoring at Cottonwood should have ensured that he would not have been allowed to engage in a romantic relationship at all. This would have included his avoiding mixed groups where someone might feel the need to rescue another from the opposite sex. In fact, he should be refraining entirely from romantic relationships until he sufficiently addresses his own issues. Connor admitted to a therapist that he thought this woman might be a predator, to which the therapist agreed, but there was no follow up. A couple of times, staff gave him the wrong doses of his meds, which he thankfully caught. (You cannot make mistakes like this with a serious mental illness!) The volunteer minister informed him that the Lord might heal him and allow him not to take meds anymore. I believe in miracles, but this was totally irresponsible and erroneous and unethical! We should have had more family counseling. As it was, we had just one session of 40 minutes of exit information 4 days before his release. His main therapist at Cottonwood, told me that he is responsible for his own recovery, and I agree with that statement. I have let my son know that I disagreed with what he did with the married woman, but recognize that he is an adult and, as such, has the right to date and do as he pleases as long as it doesn’t directly affect us. However, he: still lives with us, his parents; doesn’t have a job; has a serious mental illness; and is completely medically reliant, as well as financially reliant, and reliant in other ways upon this household. (He probably is intellectually about 16, at this point.) He is actually worse off, in many ways now, than he was when he entered treatment at Cottonwood. This is deeply breaking my heart. Currently, his behavior also directly affects us in the sense that we spent a lot of money in sending our vulnerable son to Cottonwood in good faith. I believe that the Cottonwood team fell far short of the represented expectations for his treatment while there and upon his release. His relationship with us is very precarious at the moment, but he relies on us for his bipolar medication. My biggest concern is that, in his anger, he may leave us without proper training about the ramifications that choice could have on his physical, mental, and social health.
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1.0
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Cottonwood failed on every single level. There was no communication, the quality of therapists was exceedingly poor, the food was inedible, the activities and services promised no longer existed, the nurses were all new due to high staff turnover, they were understaffed and they told my daughter to leave on thanksgiving eve because she had been late to tow group sessions. She was put in isolation in the hospital unit over thanksgiving and treated with zero warmth, compassion or intelligence. The whole experience was damaging, hurtful and she left feeling rejected and traumatised after 32 days. How could a facility tell a patient to leave on the eve of a four day holiday?? The entire experience was a total nightmare. Strongly recommend you do not send a loved one there!
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No Rating
My sister checked herself into Cottonwood de Tucson. I went during family week, which was a waste of time. Everything is scripted for you and I was not allowed to speak the truth or my true feelings. The facility is only aware of the patients version of everything and not the family. Family Week is a joke.
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I was struggling with my moods, mental health and using drugs. Cottonwood helped me to start to understand my underlying issues and taught me the coping skills I\'ll need to stop harming myself and my family. I learned to meditate and journal while I was there. They had a pharmacist and an actual pharmacy onsite so I could finally get on the right medications. Without the family program I don\'t think my family would have ever really understood what I was going through or how they could help me on my journey. I will forever be indebted to Cottonwood, the staff and the family that owns this little gem in the desert.
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I am in recovery for 30 years and a therapist who specializes in providing professional family interventions throughout the country for over 20 years, for addiction, mental health problems, personality disorders and trauma. Cottonwood De Tuscon is by far one of the best in the country for complex, difficult cases, as well as straight addiction, depression etc...having brought over 60 clients there in the last 7 or 8 years, their staff is highly competent, professional, safe and dedicated to creating a safe, holistic environment where the individuals and families suffering can heal and recover. Clients have given me rave reviews about them and I have been blessed to choose Cottonwood for my own family member, they are simply one of the best!!
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No Rating
Great staff and excellent one on one therapy. I was able to finally address the trauma from my childhood and come to terms with the fact that I\'ve been self medicating with drugs and alcohol. My family and I are all on the same road to recovery and are grateful for this experience that transformed our lives. Definitely worth the investment
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5.0
Excellent
Thank you Cottonwood for getting me and my family back on the right track and better than ever! A special thanks to your trauma experts who were able to give me the coping skills I need to finally move forward with my life.
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5.0
Excellent
Cottonwood was able to treat my mood disorder. I had been self medicating with various substances so that was present as well so I appreciated that they do also offer 12 step approaches as well as SMART Recovery. What helped the most is the life skills I learned. It made me feel like my life was meaningful and I discovered that being self-efficient increases my self esteem and self worth. The staff were patient and kind with treating my mental health issues. The family program accommodated the fact that my parents are divorced so we actually did it separately. I seriously doubt any other program would do that for us. I\'ve been in other programs and was never included in my treatment plan and this time they asked me for my input which made me feel like I was being listened to and not just another bozo on the bus. Cottonwood saved my life. I\'m finally on the right medications, I can implement the coping skills I learned and proceed to be the person I wanted to be. Highly recommend.
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5.0
Excellent
I was in the Sweetwater program and it helped me so much. I was smoking weed daily, cutting, and experimenting w drugs and boys. Cottonwood gave me a safe place to talk about how hurt I was about my parents divorce, the things I had done, etc. they were so patient and kind, even through the first month that I cried so much. I went back to school and haven\'t used drugs or self harmed at all. They even let me come back after I had a year to talk to other teen girls that were there to help them. Sweetwater changed my life in so many ways and I\'m a totally different person, a better person. I believe in myself today. I never would have had that if my dad didn\'t admit me to Cottonwood, ❤️
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5.0
Excellent
I was not sure what to expect when I went in. (I was still in denial) I took an interest in what led me to be in there. Felt very safe and learned about my addiction and the necessary tools required to succeed when I got out. I will be forever grateful. Soon will be 18 years of sobriety and addiction free.
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No Rating
The person left unchanged. He passed away shortly after his stay. I can't say that it was the establishments fault. Just can't say how much they helped
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4.0
Great
they helped work through problems, focusing on your problem and the best way to get through it
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3.7
Very Good
people are really caring and friendly. the meal weren't too good, it'd be nice if the fee can be cheaper
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3.7
Very Good
There very good at keeping my mind off drinking. There's nothing wrong with it. It was a good rehab
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5.0
Excellent
Co-occurring disorders, BH license as well as SUD, Adolescent girls' program, individualized treatment plans, small, family owned, medical staff on site and internationally accredited school for adolescents. OON coverage only, which was weakness. Cottonwood is a well respected co-occurring disorders residential facility where we are known for treating complex clinical cases and consistently get great outcomes
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5.0
Excellent
My love one attended Cottonwood and we felt it was truly a beautiful transformative experience for the entire family. He received the comprehensive treatment he needed to address his addiction, trauma, adoption issues and co-dependency. Today he\'s a successful, confident, independent man who is a proud Alumni of Cottonwood with a message of hope for others struggling with the same issues he recovered from.
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5.0
Excellent
Excellent holistic care. Staff were top experts in the field. I\'m finally accurately diagnosed and on effective medication. I\'m finally on the right track and on a path to healing.
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1.0
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This place is a joke!! Yea, it\'s a nice facility, but in terms of treatment, not at all! I wasn\'t looking for a nice hotel, I was looking for help in my addiction. The patients run the facility and nobody is there to help you. Would never EVER recommend this facility! Being that I am from Tucson, I know at least 20 people who have gone to Cottonwood and NOT ONE left there with any treatment and every last one relapsed immediately... sad! Glad I found help elsewhere
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5.0
Excellent
After having been lost most of my life, not knowing what was truly going on I finally found Cottonwood. I suffer from mental health issues due to trauma and Cottonwood saved my life. I just couldn\'t cope and needed real treatment. It\'s not a spa like the other places I\'ve been. The people that work there treat you like family. It was small so I didn\'t feel like just another number. Even the Pharmacist met with me for one ones. My medication finally works and I feel like I can move on with my life because I can cope with my mental health issues and actually embrace them.
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No Rating
I had a family member enter treatment at this facility and was appalled by the poor care and poor communication from the staff, despite a release of information signed from my family member. As a psychiatric social worker for several years I am very aware of appropriate treatment for co-occurring disorders and this facility should not be able to claim they treat co-occurring disorders or mental health conditions. Perhaps they are skilled at addressing substance use disorders but my family member was in treatment for over a week without being properly evaluated. I would never recommend this facility to anyone or let anyone I love enter treatment for a mental health condition at Cottonwood. The staff were largely very unprofessional in handling the entire situation but the facility was sure to send the large bill.
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DO NOT GO TO COTTONWOOD TUCSON! This facility is a complete scam in my opinion. While being a patient there I was assigned poorly trained 1-1\'s, the staff and nursing unit were totally incompetent. To say I was disappointed with Cottonwood would be a complete understatement.
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3.0
Good
Although Cottonwood advised they would be diligent in helping us through the insurance process, they have dropped the ball and we are out $65k as they never followed through from the start in getting pre authorization. A huge let down as of now they refuse to provide what insurance is requesting for the authorization to process our claims. Unless not getting your insurance reimbursed is not a problem I would choose another facility so you can be reimbursed this large amount of money you pay out. Once paid, Cottonwood does not help process claims.
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Cottonwood - Tucson does not do a good job as promised in helping us to have claims processed through their insurance. Not one of our $65k in claims have been processed/paid 5 mos later due to Cottonwood never seeking pre-authorization for treatment although it was deemed necessary by medical staff. They have dropped the ball once we paid them. Don\'t go here unless you don\'t care about having insurance reimbursement to help you through these significant costs.
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4.7
Excellent
Good food, good program, great people. Very pricey. My insurance did not cover it and my parents ended up paying for it. This is a well run world class facility, with many amenities included. The staff is well trained, and the setting is beautiful. I had as positive an experience as one can have at a rehab and was clean for 3 months and learned a lot there. I eventually got clean for good a few years later, and have remained so since.
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5.0
Excellent
My son was at Cottonwood for 30 days and it improved his life and gave him a base for his future and his recovery. He learned so much about himself. I attended the Family Program week, it was very powerful, taught me great communication skills to use in my everyday life, and bonded my son and I for the rest of our lives. They really know what they are doing here. I personally learned so much from the staff and the other families we met. I will never forget my time there, it was a great opportunity for my son, and I am so thankful we were able to send him here. He commented the day he left that he felt very good, he couldn't remember the last time he had felt so good and happy!. Highly highly recommended to anyone who needs help to get their lives back on track.
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4.3
Great
If sunshine and fresh air are necessary for your well-being this is a great facility. You walk outside in the desert ecosystem to get anywhere and the grounds are beautiful. The chef is fabulous and you will get spoiled eating three nutritious, delicious meals a day. They offer several selections of main course, sides and soups, and a huge and scrumptious salad bar you can make a meal from. The addiction and mental health treatment is good and diverse like most facilities in this price range. They do only follow the 12-step program though. You can't beat the weather, grounds and food. You'll experience enough discomfort as you tackle your demons, might as well be in a pretty place and well fed while you do so. Weaknesses of the facility were: 12-step rather than SMART Recovery program, cost and absence of experiential therapy.
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4.0
Great
It was a beautiful, state of the art facility.
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4.7
Excellent
It had great doctors and psychologists. It was wonderful and had me up and going in no time.
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3.7
Very Good
Beautiful location and intimate setting. My relative attended twice for an alcohol problem. The follow-up was poor and this is very important to me.
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4.5
Excellent
I already knew a lot about Codependency and addictive personalities. Myself, along with several other people in AZ created CODA. I was quite active with the group which included people from Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson, and especially Wickenburg (which has fine rehab facilities itself). This treatment at the Cottonwoods helped me implement all that I have learned in the four years prior. It was a beautiful experience.
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4.0
Great
My counselor was adept at dealing with a wide variety of people and circumstances. I don't think all the clinical staff was that good. I do think that their expertise with SA is wonderful, and that the ancillary stuff...PT and other modalities are wonderful on the main.
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5.0
Excellent
Excellent treatment care.
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5.0
Excellent
The staff were fantastic. The family week program was exceptional and helped us very much. The program got our son on the road to recovery. He will be drug free and sober for year on Nov 2.
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4.7
Excellent
The family week was very well run (great, effective therapists and good program) and powerful. Loved the hippo therapy particularly, very enlightening. And loved being outside so much, very open and beautiful campus. Would not do well in a hospital setting. Wasn't happy with all of the therapeutic decisions/actions at the time but in retrospect they were for the best. Individual and group therapy, hippo therapy, art therapy, informative lectures, off-site 12 step meetings, knowledgable and caring staff, held me accountable, responded quickly to medical emergency (reaction to new prescribed medication), great and healthy food, opportunity for exercise (yoga to boot camp)
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5.0
Excellent
Very well done there.
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4.3
Great
My counselor was adept at dealing with a wide variety of people and circumstances. i don't think all the clinical staff was that good. I do think that their expertise with SA is wonderful, and that the ancillary stuff. PT and other modalities are wonderful on the main
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5.0
Excellent
I consider Cottonwood my home. My time there provided me with lifetime tools that still help me to this very stay. I've been sober for 29 years now. I also have over 4 years experience working at the facility that helped save my life.
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4.7
Excellent
Great treatment and groups if you are ready. Not 12 step based, does not deal as well with serious drug addictions.
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4.7
Excellent
It HELPED!
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4.7
Excellent
I've been to 3 and Cottonwood was by far the best .The staff was wonderful, although at times I didn't understand their reasoning but realize now it was for the best. I need I've been sober for years now.
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4.7
Excellent
Teleconference assisted in reviewing tools later on.
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