Desert Star Addiction Recovery Center

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7493 North Oracle Road Suite 203
Tucson, AZ 85704
5206386000 Visit Website
Paying for Treatment
  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

Desert Star offers individuals battling chemical dependency and mental health issues the resources and support to do so. The rehab provides intensive outpatient services for drug and alcohol abuse, co-occurring mental health disorders, eating disorders, and sex and relationship issues. Clients learn how to live their lives without relying on mood altering substances or maladaptive behaviors.

Desert Star Addiction Recovery Center Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance


Areas of Focus
Holistic Therapy

Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Out Patient

Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Richard J. Poppy
    Richard J. Poppy - Executive Director

    Richard J. Poppy has been working in Addiction Treatment more than 20 years. In addition to heading up Desert Star, he continues to be involved in addiction and behavioral health issues at the community and state legislature levels.

  • Photo of Marla Perry
    Marla Perry - PNP

    Marla Perry has a Ph.D. in Psychology and is licensed as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She has over 30 years experience in the behavioral health field in a variety of settings including community health centers, residential substance abuse programs, outpatient clinics and psychiatric hospitals. Marla provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management.