Cottonwood Tucson Awarded on Newsweek’s America’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers 2023 List

Cottonwood Tucson Awarded on Newsweek’s America’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers 2023 List

Cottonwood Tucson Awarded on Newsweek’s America’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers 2023 List Tucson, AZ, October 16, 2023 – Cottonwood Tucson has been recognized on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers 2023. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was...
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The Healing Power of Travel, Benefits of travel, Self-care

The Healing Power of Travel

Notable author and vagabond Mark Twain once said, “20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” But did you...
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MUSIC THERAPY AND TRAUMA, Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom: music therapy

Using Music Therapy to Move Past Trauma

The healing power of music isn’t an overused phrase—there are many scientific studies that reinforce how music boosts your mood, stimulates the brain’s reward center, and provides comfort. More than simply streaming your favorite song, music therapy provides a structured but restorative approach to trauma recovery. Understanding Music Therapy for Trauma Professional music therapy interventions...
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Sober summer, Sober vacation, Self-care, Arizona attractions,

Creating Healthy Summer Fun

Although summer heat is nothing to mess with (especially in Tucson—whew!), there still seems to be a lazy, hazy quality to the time between the holidays of Memorial Day and Labor Day. So how can you make the most of them?   The Joy of Exploration We all feel it sometimes: the grind of daily living....
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digital illustration depicting The Four Noble Truths - Refuge Recovery

What Is Refuge Recovery?

Peer recovery support groups are reliable resources for people to maintain their sober living choices. However, different groups uphold different beliefs about and paths to sobriety. If you recognize the value of group interaction, it’s simply a matter of finding a program that fits your world view. Refuge Recovery is a possible option. Spiritual &...
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pretty Black woman looking directly at the camera - rehab

Why Going Back to Rehab Is Okay

It’s hard to admit this out loud, but rarely do we master something new on the very first try. While this fact of life is totally acceptable when learning to ride a bike or baking sourdough bread, it’s rarely permitted in the world of recovery. “You went to rehab! You should be ‘fixed’!” How can...
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woman taking groceries to senior man - both donning masks - volunteering

Why Giving Back Makes You Feel Better

Here’s something interesting: research shows that toddlers will help someone in need simply out of an authentic concern for them. Naturally, this gives us all the immediate “feels” because of their wondrous innocence. What do you think life would be like if adults followed this same basic principle? Cooperation: The Foundation of Altruism If we...
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woman in a dress outside with pink clouds in the sky - pink cloud syndrome

Pink Cloud Syndrome: How Does It Affect Your Well-being?

After months or even years of scuffling with mental and emotional health, it’s no wonder that when proper treatment shows promise, you feel on top of the world. However, there’s a difference between a hopeful outlook for the future and pink cloud syndrome. Let’s take a closer look. Pink Cloud What Now? A common reference...
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cropped shot of women's hands putting ornaments on a holiday tree - drama-free holiday season

Planning a Drama-Free Holiday Season

Okay, if we’re honest, it’s possible that “drama-free” and “holiday season” are simply two ideas that don’t go together! All the proverbial hustle and bustle, traveling, and splitting time between places are common. But lingering aspects of the pandemic, as well as possible loneliness and isolation that sometimes accompanies this time of year, might also...
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Languishing, man in his forties sitting at home on his couch looking bored or sad - languishing

What Is Languishing and How Does It Impact Your Mental Health?

When we think of someone flourishing in life, we notice their vitality, contagious energy, and general positivity. Languishing, a term popularized by psychologist and sociologist Corey Keyes, is the opposite of that. For some people, this state of being might only be temporary. For people with mental health issues, it can make managing their conditions...
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