Cottonwood Tucson

Authored by Pin Ng

Edited by Michael Por

Reviewed by Hugh Soames

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Cottonwood Tucson Overview


Cottonwood Tucson Rehab launched in the fall of 1987 and rapidly grew to become one of the most respected 12 Step facilities in the United States.


Cottonwood is primarily a 12-Step facility that can treat mood disorders, trauma, addiction, process addiction (gambling, sex, shopping), eating disorders, co-dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders.


As one of the more established 12 Step facilities in the United States Cottonwood Tucson has developed their treatment program in line with current trends, progress and psycho-therapeutic developments. Cottonwood Tucson’s intensive adult program includes a strong, solid basis for medical management, twelve-step recovery concepts, family participation, group therapy, nutritional advice and experience therapies.


Cottonwood was among one of the first American Rehab facilities to embrace Dual Diagnosis and have been pioneers in this field since the early 2000’s. The professional team at Cottonwood Rehab take an evidence based approach to treatment, and whilst they employ many holistic, psychiatric and psycho-therapeutic modalities, it really is group therapy and the 12-Steps that provide the foundational framework of their Program.

Cottonwood Tucson Cost


The scheduled fee for Cottonwood Tucson treatment is a very accessible $35,000 per person per month on an all inclusive basis. Cottonwood run a female young adult program alongside regular inpatient treatment with a commitment of just under $17,000 p.m.


Cottonwood Rehab is situated in the heavily cactus Arizona desert in 35 hectares of private land above Tucson. All rooms are semi-private with four beds each (for a total of 74 beds). While privacy isn’t a feature, every bed is queen-sized and all rooms have a work desk, an attached bathroom (with shower and double sinks), and dressers next to each bed.


Prior to full admission clients benefit from a comprehensive assessment including:


  • psychiatric assessment
  • addiction assessment
  • lifestyle and nutritional assessment
  • medical check-up


The rooms are understated, yet tastefully decorated with artwork on the walls of each room. Group therapy rooms are also functional, with circles of upholstered office chairs and simple carpets.


Meals include fresh seafood and meat, organic products, exotic rice and cereals, and on-site nutritionists have also contributed to ensuring recovery-friendly menus.


Breakfast can include omelets or steel oats, lunch ranges from hand-rolled sushi to various sautéed offerings, and dinner consists of brown rice, chicken breast with goat’s cheese, Asian roast beef, and other seasonal faire.


Cottonwood Recovery Program


The treatment program at Cottonwood Recovery is holistic and includes a comprehensive list of evidence-based methods including:


  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • 12 Step meetings
  • EMDR
  • EKG (electrocardiograms to check the heart’s health)
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutritional assessments
  • Yoga
  • Experience therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Nicotine meetings
  • Psychological tests and medication

Cottonwood Tucson Clinicians

Charlotte Holst Reilley
Primary Therapist

Michael Simpson
Primary Therapist

Lauren Impraim
Family Therapy Specialist

Worlds Best Rehab Summary of Cottonwood Rehab


The Cottonwood Recovery experts have a deep understanding of the developing brain and how addiction and disorders can affect its ability to create a satisfied and confident mood.


Individual treatment planning enables an effective treatment of drug addiction and alcoholism as well as the treatment of simultaneously occurring disorders. Of particular expertise is dual diagnosis.


All programs at Cottonwood begin with a thorough medical and psychological assessment and bio-psycho-social screening. Unlike many other centers in the United States, on-site medical detoxification is available and every patient is cared for by a doctor, psychiatrist and Primary Therapist.


Is Cottonwood Tucson Religious?


While religion itself is not emphasized, Cottonwood emphasizes spirituality. The facility has a 12-step prayer walk that starts with the serenity prayer and has stations for every step (so that residents can pause to think).


Cottonwood Recovery Schedule


A typical day in Cottonwood starts at 7 a.m. and then between 8:30 a.m. there is morning meditation, yoga and breakfast. This is followed by “barn time”, during which clients can conduct therapy sessions for horses.


Why is Cottonwood on Worlds Best Rehabs


Cottonwood Family Program


Over the years Cottonwood has developed a family program that deserves special mention, for it is this family approach that cements Cottonwoods inclusion on Worlds Best Rehabs.


The Cottonwood Family Program consists of five eight-hour days including educational groups, communication training, multi-family meetings and one-on-one meetings. This inclusive approach has been developed in conjunction with internal and external specialists, and has led to exceptional long term recovery success rates from Cottonwood Tucson alumni.

Cottonwood Recovery Treatment Specializations

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gambling
  • Gaming addiction
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Medical Detox
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Personality Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Testing and Evaluation

Cottonwood Rehab Facilities

  • Tennis Court
  • Swimming
  • Gardens
  • Airport Transfers
  • Access to Nature
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Walking Trails
  • Nutrition
  • Outdoor lounge
  • Fitness
  • Hiking
  • Movies

Cottonwood Tucson Aftercare

  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Support Meetings
  • Professional Re-entry Support
  • Follow-up Sessions (online)
  • Family Follow-up Counseling
  • Fitness Sessions

+1 888-480-0530


Cottonwood Tucson Rehab

The Cottonwood Tucson program of recovery draws heavily upon evidence-based neurobiology and neuroscience to develop innovative, patient-responsive treatment programs for addictions, and co-occurring mental health disorders.

Cottonwood de Tucson, 4110 West Sweetwater Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85745

Cottonwood Tucson, Address

+1 (520) 214-0669

Cottonwood de Tucson, Phone

Open 24 hours

Cottonwood Tucson, Business hours

Cottonwood Recovery Key Facts

Who we treat
Men and Women
Young Adults

Some Spanish