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Cottonwood Tucson
19
Sep

Keeping It Simple, Isn't So Simple

Keep life simple. These words echo throughout the recovery community. Paradoxically, when asked to contribute “simply” to a blog my mind went blank: I can address the theory and current research related to “keep life simple” but I have not been able to write a short blog using the advice. How can I possibly write...
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16
Sep

WHAT IS THE COST OF BALANCE ?

As I work with people everyday who are trying so desperately to find a balance between the mind and body, I realize that everything has a cost. The question remains, how much are you willing to pay? What are you paying for? Is there a payment plan for balance? Is there a loan I may...
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12
Sep

Making Abstinence Work

I was reading an article writen by Marsha Rosenbaum and Jennifer Kern titled “Whether It’s Drugs, Or Sex, Abstinence Only Education Simply Doesn’t Work“. I believe the article makes some good points about the need for prevention education based on science rather than “scare tactics” or morality. What the article is alluding to is “Harm...
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11
Sep

Cottonwood Makes It Big in Hollywood

Well maybe not big, but our first cameo anyway… Did anyone else catch the episode of Weeds a couple weeks back where (spoiler alert) Nancy is thinking about rehab and talking it over with a friend? The friend was telling her about some of the different places and he mentioned Cottonwood. Is that when you...
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05
Sep

Experiencing Our Wholeness: Mind-Body-Spirit

The Cottonwood Tucson Experiential Wellness Program serves patients by offering tools for self-care, enhancing their ability to move through life successfully. Patients learn to rely on their strengths; get their needs met; and use their natural abilities and preferences to facilitate their transformation. We are committed to patients experiencing self-respect, relaxation, energy, compassion and joy....
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04
Aug

Equine Assisted Counseling for Addiction Recovery

Equine Assisted Counseling at Cottonwood de Tucson provides a unique approach to recovery and self-discovery. Patients explore their strengths and challenges with regards to trust, intimacy, boundaries and self-acceptance. Equine Assisted Counselor, Laura Brinckerhoff, and her team of Equine professionals and safety support, work with patients in a group setting. Each patient at Cottonwood takes...
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01
Jul

Aging & Addiction by Kathleen Parrish, LPC

Sam is a 73-year-old retiree living in an upscale, gated community located in the Southwest sunbelt. He has enjoyed a long and successful career as a real estate developer. Sam and his wife raised three happy and successful children, though he lost his wife of 45 years to cancer about two years ago. All who...
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25
Jun

Farewell Letter to My Addiction

My sponsor asked me to write a farewell letter to my addiction. This is what I wrote. Farewell, Dear addiction, you were there for me when I needed you most. When my mother died you were my comfort. When I was scared you made me feel safe. When I was alone you were always there...
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24
Jun

About Cottonwood de Tucson

The Cottonwood de Tucson Recovery programs share over 35 beautiful acres on a campus-like environment, amid the natural landscape of the desert. The facility is located just outside of the city limits of Tucson in a quiet and private rural setting in the foothills of the Sonoran Desert. A quiet, secluded facility, Cottonwood de Tucson...
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