Arizona (AZ) > Rehab Centers in Tucson, AZ
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8505 E. Ocotillo Drive
Tucson, Arizona 85750

Financial & Insurance Details

  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing

Treatment Center Settings

  • Desert
  • Executive
  • Luxury

Facility Highlights

Somatic Experiencing

Acupuncture, Massage, Yoga

Art and Movement Therapy

Equine Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - EMDR

Balanced Naturopathic and Allopathic Medical Approach

Sleep Lab - sleep assessments and extensive lab testing

QEEG Brain Mapping


Treatment Center Philosophy

HEALING RECOVERY FROM TRAUMA, ALCOHOLISM AND ADDICTION - Sabino Recovery offers both a 35-day residential program as well as in Intensive Outpatient Program for those suffering from trauma and addictions as well other mental health issues such as PTSD, anxiety and depression. Our program provides comprehensive and personalized treatment in a safe, healing environment. PERSONAL, INDIVIDUAL - The campus is set on over 100 acres of stunning desert beauty, but is still intimate and personal. By keeping the number of residents we treat small, we are able to pay particular attention to each resident’s unique history and needs. Each resident has their own, private room and private bath. We have no "treatment tracks" which means each resident has a specific treatment plan developed after careful assessment. Everyone's progress is closely monitored and the multi-disciplinary team meets daily to redesign the treatment plan as the resident’s recovery progresses. STAFF - Our treatment staff consists of carefully selected, highly credentialed, licensed individuals who work in a team environment to deliver care for our residents. Each employee at Sabino Recovery is carefully interviewed before being considered for our team. We handpick our staff not only for their experience and skill, but also for possessing a great deal of empathy, nurturing, and compassion. It is because of this careful selection process that we’ve created a remarkable environment for the healing of our residents. NEUROSCIENCE - Our treatment program is shaped by the latest research in neuroscience. Each of the modalities that we employ support healing through leveraging therapies which boost neuroplasticity – the brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections. We are unique in that we offer QEEG Brain Mapping. This additional service is a powerful tool which measures the electrical function of the brain and in turn provides data to prioritize and optimize treatment. Based on what we find in brain mapping, we also offer neurofeedback and biofeedback. INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES - At Sabino Recovery, Integrative Therapies such as massage, acupuncture, Somatic Experiencing, and art therapy are not adjunct treatment; they are a critical part of the entire clinical program. All of the integrative therapies at Sabino Recovery are prescribed and combined to fit into the complete master treatment plan for the resident.


  • "I am leaving an incredible place.....a place that is a combination of holistic, medical, spiritual, and scientific work....this is a rare combination.....there is such a high level of courtesy by the staff, and I can't say enough about them....they are amazing."
  • "What you're doing and the knowledge you have, I would recommend Sabino Recovery to anyone, should they need help in this area. There is clearly no other choice than Sabino Recovery. Please know how much your efforts have been and are appreciated."
  • "Just wanted to take a minute and thank you both for such a productive family week. Myself, my Mom and (friend) all feel the experience was invaluable and will live a lifetime in us. So, thank you! You guys are really good at what you do. So much love..."
  • “For the first time in my life I felt safe. The atmosphere, surroundings and staff allowed me to feel peace amongst the hurt and pain. The love, compassion and empathy have touched my soul in a way I will never forget. Life is challenging at best but now I know there is a group of people that “got me.” I am not cured but I am healing. With a family like this I can do anything!”
  • I would like to thank everyone at Sabino Recovery. This wonderful facility changed my life forever. I came here due to the death of my son. I had PTSD, severe depression, and anxiety. I isolated myself from the world. I couldn't even run my own business. Through my journey at Sabino and all of the different styles of therapy, I began looking at life through a new set of eyes. Not only the staff, but to all the residents here, you became a FAMILY. I will forever be grateful for my new Sabino family. Thank you for this life changing experience. Love to All!
  • "How in the world do I summarize my experience here at Sabino recovery? Life Giving! The staff here are genuinely invested in the safety, growth, and recovery of each individual resident. The communication among staff regarding my history, needs, progress, etc. is exceptional! In my 41 days I never doubted that I would be supported every step of the way along this (painfully) transformative process. I have been struggling with suicidal ideation for years. This is the first time I have hope that my S.I. is behind me. My treatment team here at Sabino made sure I was focusing on and addressing the root cause of my mental illness. With all the integrative therapies, I am leaving here on a firm path toward ongoing trauma recovery. Thank you Sabino!!"

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


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Meet The Staff

Dr. Dawn Bantel, ND
Medical Director

Dr. Bantel serves as the Medical Director at Sabino Recovery, where she is focused on providing integrative medical care for mental health clients. She is a doctor of naturopathic medicine and is trained to focus on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. She received her doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She previously served as Medical Director at Mirasol, a residential eating disorder center for adults and teens. In addition to having operated her own naturopathic family practice, Dr. Bantel is also recognized as a distinguished national speaker on the subject of medical management of eating disorders. Her work at Sabino Recovery gives her the opportunity to assist people in developing their own empowerment and provide functional testing to remove obstacles to healing.

Shara Turner, LPC MSC, NCC, Egala
Clinical Director

Shara brings to Sabino Recovery a unique perspective and skillset; she has spent the last nine years in public health working with individuals dually diagnosed with a variety of substance use and mental health disorders, complex trauma, and extreme environmental and social inadequacies. The challenges faced in this arena have provided her with a strong base of practice in diagnosis, treatment, and case management. The breadth and depth of her experience extend to crisis counseling, to utilization management and coordinator of a level I psychiatric facility. Most recently Shara served as lead therapist and clinical supervisor of an 18-bed residential facility. At the helm, she developed and led an intensive outpatient equine program which proved to markedly decrease recidivism to level I hospitalizations over a six month period. In addition to attaining licensed professional counselor certification, she is certified by Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (Egala) and versed in a variety of therapeutic modalities including DBT, CPT, and CBT. Shara‘s passion lies in stepping away from the stigma of diagnosis and treating the individual, utilizing an integrative and holistic approach.

Robin Green, MSW, LCSW, CCTSI
Primary Therapist

Robin comes to Sabino Recovery from CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness in Tucson where she was a therapist at the Women’s Services site. She worked with women struggling with addiction, trauma, grief, and domestic abuse. Many of her clients had lost custody of their children and were working to get them back home. She also worked as a Patient Advocate at another residential center in Tucson. She received her degree from Arizona State University and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTS-I). This certification focuses on skills to treat those suffering from PTSD and anxiety disorders. Robin approaches her work with a compassionate, calm and empowering approach, providing mindfulness, self-compassion, and self-care tools to residents.

Marty Christensen, MA, MCAP, CAMSII, CSAT-C
Lead Primary Therapist

Marty brings to Sabino Recovery a unique blend of gentleness, passion for recovery, life experience, recovery experience, education, and work-related experience. Marty earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Marty’s work experience includes The Veterans Administration (VA), Hazelden Betty Ford, Sierra Tucson, and The Hanley Center, as well as work in a correctional facility and outpatient settings. Marty sees his role as primary therapist as an honor to be of service to those who struggle, having experienced the loving gift of recovery from those who modeled the role of recovery and set the bar high for client care.