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Congratulations to Bill Owenby on being recognized as one of Tucson's 40 Under 40.Please join us in congratulating CODAC Therapist Bill Owenby for being recognized as a 2022 40 Under 40 recipient! This esteemed honor celebrates “the rising leaders, entrepreneurs, influencers, creators and contributors that are shaping our community and paving the way for what comes next” according to the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 web page.
Here's what makes Bill Owenby, ABD, MC, LPCS, LASAC, NCC, CCMHC, ACS, CCTP, DCMHS, worthy of this incredible recognition:
Bill is a provider of integrated wellness. He provides therapy, nutritional services, and alternative holistic treatments for people with trauma, substance use disorders, general mental health concerns, and serious mental illnesses (like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder).
He is a Nationally Certified Therapist, a Nationally Certified Supervisor, as well as a Certified Telehealth Provider.
He also trains the next generations of behavioral health professionals by providing free clinical supervision, professional consultation, and trainings on Best Practice treatments.
Bill Owenby headshotBill is a leader in his field, teaching and training at all levels to improve the quality of services in the community. He has developed trauma therapy interventions for CODAC, where he is also a Sleep Wake Disorder specialist and a co-consultant for smoking cessation, weight loss and caffeine use impairments to help improve patients’ health/quality of life.
Bill has also helped clients in crises, and in detox and hospital settings by providing immediate therapy, diagnostic clarification, and treatment recommendations to improve outcomes.
He is currently studying how COVID stress/diagnoses have impaired health at higher and more severe rates than other illnesses and how to improve the health of those with serious mental illnesses.
Combining his experience as a former Karate Master, karate instructor and World Fighting and Forms Champion with his career as trauma therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor, Bill is currently developing a therapeutic self-defense program for survivors of violence to improve their confidence, quality of life and safety.
Bill is also pending three book chapters as lead author in an international encyclopedia on Social Justice and Multicultural Counseling. The chapters will aid other researchers, professionals and therapists to improve treatment from a social justice and advocacy perspective, which is much-needed in today’s world.
Bill is accomplished in endeavors surrounding implementing local and national policies and procedures for examining and permitting Emotional Support Animals (ESA) as a form of therapeutic care. He has a newly published book on the clinical concerns and ethical issues related to utilizing Emotional Support Animals in healthcare treatment (Avoiding Faux Paws & Pitfalls with Emotional Support Animals). This book – recently nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for 2023 – is the first of its kind to identify legal, ethical, and clinical approaches and concerns of humanely and clinically using animals in treatment.
Bill is also a nationally-published researcher and expert in the field of ESA and introduces a novel model to safeguard clients, professionals and animals in the ESA dynamics of our society.
While working full-time, publishing and developing curricula, Bill is also a doctoral candidate in Counseling. He is examining how to improve multicultural counseling skills, quality of care and outcomes for minority populations with mental health needs by identifying specific personality and confidence factors among current therapists.
Bill is the recipient of the Chi Sigma Iota International Awards for Most Outstanding Doctoral Counseling Student, Outstanding Research & Writing, Outstanding Doctoral Student and Chapter Fellowship. He was nominated for Clinician of the Year by the Association of Clinicians and by the Arizona Association of Counselors.
During his undergraduate years, Bill was the president of Psi Chi, president and founder of the Pima Community College Cycling Team and Psychology Club, and member/recipient of the All-Arizona Academic Team, with a nomination to the All-American Team. Earlier in life, Bill also earned two national championships and 12 state championships in cycling, two world championships in karate, and held two 20-year City of Tucson records in swimming.


Finally, Bill embraces his duty and commitment to helping others in his community. He enjoys the challenge of providing complex and holistic approaches to healthcare and wants to see his local community grow and heal – one client at a time, one experience at a time. He is honored to be a recipient of the 2022 Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 award as a non-profit community health therapist, supervisor, educator and leader.


Services are now offered at our new location (starting Monday, August 29, 2022)!

CODAC at Alvernon moved from 630 N. Alvernon in Tucson to 4585 E. Speedway Blvd, Building 2 (one block west of Swan Rd.). We began operations at the new location on Monday, August 29, 2022.

The new building, called CODAC at Speedway, is 1.5 miles from CODAC at Alvernon.

If you use the bus to get to your appointments, you can use the Sun Tran Route 4 Speedway East or West and get off at Swan and Speedway. If you need help planning your bus trip to any CODAC Site, please visit

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact CODAC at (520) 327-4505, Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM.

Alvernon to Speedway Move Map

COVID Vaccines


The Genoa Pharmacies at CODAC at Alvernon and CODAC at Cobblestone Court are now offering the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccines for free!

The vaccine is available Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 11:30am and from 1:30pm - 3:00pm to CODAC members. You must be a current CODAC member to receive the vaccine at CODAC.

Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine Now!

Call Genoa at the CODAC location nearest you to schedule your vaccine:

  • Johnson & Johnson Janssen Vaccine
    CODAC at Alvernon: (520) 917-0129

    630 N. Alvernon Way  Tucson, AZ 85711
  • Moderna Vaccine
    CODAC at Cobblestone Court: (520) 257-1539

    1075 E. Ft. Lowell Road  Tucson, AZ 85719

Want More Information About the J&J Vaccine?

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a personal decision. It is important that you learn about the vaccine so you feel comfortable with your decision. Here are some links to information that can tell you more information about the J&J vaccine that is available at the Genoa Pharmacies.

Bigger Than the Baby Blues

Pregnant Women and New Moms:

Are you having depression or anxiety symptoms related to pregnancy or new parenthood?

This therapy and support group may help!

  • Use mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy to identify how perinatal depression or anxiety are affecting you.
  • Learn coping skills to feel better.
  • Explore how your past impacts your thoughts and feelings about becoming a parent.
  • Heal through mindful attachment to your baby.

Join Therapist and Mom, Stephanie A., for this Weekly Virtual Group

Tuesdays from 10:00 - 11:30AM
Children & babies are welcome!

A referral is required. Contact your CODAC treatment team or call 520-327-4505 for a referral. If you are not a CODAC member yet, call 520-327-4505 to get enrolled.


Sabreen Boone, DOCODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, Inc. is pleased to welcome a new Associate Medical Director: Sabreen Boone, DO.

Dr. Sabreen Boone is a family medicine provider with over 11 years of experience practicing medicine. She has also held progressively responsible leadership roles during her career, including owning and operating a concierge medical practice in Tucson for the past five years.

“I am proud to be joining CODAC’s integrated care treatment model. As a primary care provider, over 70% of visits are mental health related,” Dr. Boone says. “It’s such a benefit to the patient and the providers to have an integrated practice like we do at CODAC. Physical care, mental health and wellness services in one location improve health outcomes for our community’s most vulnerable.”

Dr. Boone received her Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine. She also completed a Family Medicine Residency and Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Medical Management from the University of Arizona Eller School of Business. She is a member of the American Association of Family Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association.

As Associate Medical Director at CODAC, Dr. Boone is responsible for providing high quality care; establishing policies and procedures and recommending changes to improve patient experience and outcomes; supervising and evaluating the work of medical staff; and working collaboratively to further develop CODAC’s integrated care model and services, among other critical functions.


CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, Inc. is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors.

Emily JenkinsEmily Jenkins, JD – Emily Jenkins, JD is currently a consultant in health care, nonprofit and association management following 12 years as President/CEO of the Arizona Council of Human Service Providers. She has worked in the health field for much of her professional life, including 14 years at Tucson Medical Center. An attorney, Ms. Jenkins has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arizona and a Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University. In 2019, Ms. Jenkins received the Visionary Leadership Award from the National Council for Behavioral Health.

“I have family members with behavioral health disorders,” says Ms. Jenkins. “It has provided me with firsthand knowledge of the needs of persons with mental illness and a passion for ensuring that services are available to them. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience to aid CODAC and the Tucson community.”

Victoria RubioVictoria Rubio, SHRM-CP – Victoria Rubio, SHRM-CP is the Human Resources Manager at Comcast NBC Universal in Tucson, AZ and has more than 15 years of experience in the Human Resources field. Ms. Rubio received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a Specialization in Human Resources from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management and is pursuing her Master of Science from University of Texas at Dallas. She is a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional and a Prosci Change Management Practitioner. Ms. Rubio is also on the Board of Directors for the Tucson Hispanic Chamber.

Ms. Rubio enjoys spending time with family, photography of the beautiful Arizona landscape, U of A sports, and is an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and Bears!

“Joining the Board of such a caring and transformational organization like CODAC is an honor,” says Ms. Rubio. “I appreciate CODAC’s focus on caring for ‘the whole you’ and its person-centered programs. I look forward to seeing and contributing to the continued work and expansion of services offered, and the impact they will have in our community.”

CARF Gold SealCODAC has earned the full Three-Year CARF Accreditation once again!

Through a very objective and structured process, this achievement shows that CODAC is dedicated to pursuing excellence and improving the quality of the lives of the people we serve. CODAC has been CARF accredited for at least 20 years.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a tough peer review process and has shown a team of surveyors that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable.

Here are just a few of the GREAT things that the CARF Surveyors noted about CODAC! 

  • If there is one word that best characterizes this organization, it might be "accessible." Persons served are treated with the utmost in customer service. The members expressed how, regardless of the time of day or day of week, "someone is always there to help you and talk to you."
  • The members could not say enough good things about the program. All report the best thing about the program is the individual care they receive from the staff members.
  • The members of CODAC stated that they were very pleased with the services they receive. They stated that the staff treat them with dignity and respect and they are able to receive services whenever needed even if their recovery coach is unavailable.
  • The staff seem very proud of the work they do. A definite strength is they hire staff that have been or are in recovery. One member said "If a great program like CODAC can hire someone like me, anything is possible."
  • CODAC enjoys a good reputation in the community and maintains positive working relationships with community agencies and partners. Funding and community partners look to CODAC as an industry leader and innovator. Partners spoke highly of the CODAC staff and leadership stating that they are "responsive, easy to work with and clear communicators and "they go above and beyond for their members and provide needed services in the community that fills service gaps."
  • Case management service staff include an amazing array of levels, including intensive [dedicated] recovery coaches...recovery coaches...and peer support specialists. This range of staff ensures a depth of service coordination seldom seen in such a large organization.
  • CODAC lives up to its name: recovery and wellness. Members can flow through different levels of care service. They can get addiction treatment, mental health services, outpatient and physical health needs all met by the same program. It leads to great coordinated care.
  • CODAC has a dynamic interdisciplinary team of clinical professionals that are enthusiastic about the services they provide. The interdisciplinary team members work cohesively to provide coordinated, integrated care service. They have been leaders in the field for this integrated model of management. The management of Hepatitis C, wound care, vaccinations and basic health management has been transformative to members.

A CARF Three-Year Accreditation was awarded to CODAC for the following programs (all the programs applied for):

Case Management/Services Coordination: Integrated: SUD/Mental Health (Adults) • Case Management/Services Coordination: Integrated: SUD/Mental Health (Children and Adolescents) • Case Management/Services Coordination: Integrated: SUD/Mental Health (Criminal Justice) • Case Management/Services Coordination: Mental Health (Adults) • Case Management/Services Coordination: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents) • Case Management/Services Coordination: Mental Health (Criminal Justice) • Case Management/Services Coordination: Substance Use Disorders/Addictions (Adults) • Case Management/Services Coordination: Substance Use Disorders/Addictions (Children and Adolescents) • Case Management/Services Coordination: Substance Use Disorders/Addictions (Criminal Justice) • Crisis Stabilization: Integrated: SUD/Mental Health (Adults) • Crisis Stabilization; Mental Health (Adults) • Crisis Stabilization: Substance Use Disorders/Addictions (Adults) • Health Home: Comprehensive Care (Adults) • Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: SUD/Mental Health (Adults) • Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: SUD/Mental Health (Children and Adolescents) • Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: SUD/Mental Health (Criminal Justice) • Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Adults) • Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents) • Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Criminal Justice) • Outpatient Treatment: Substance Use Disorders/Addictions (Adults) • Outpatient Treatment: Substance Use Disorders/Addictions (Children and Adolescents) • Outpatient Treatment: Substance Use Disorders/Addictions (Criminal Justice) • Residential Treatment: Integrated: SUD/Mental Health (Adults) • Residential Treatment: Mental Health (Adults) • Residential Treatment: Substance Use Disorders/Addictions (Adults) • Detoxification: Opioid Treatment Program (Adults) • Health Home: Opioid Treatment Program • Outpatient Treatment: Opioid Treatment Program (Adults).

About CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, Inc.

CODAC is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization devoted to providing tools, support, and services to individuals, families and communities so they may live with dignity, free from the harmful effects of substance use disorders, mental illness and trauma. Founded in 1970, CODAC now serves over 16,000 individuals and families  every year at eight treatment locations in Tucson, Arizona.

About CARF International

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

Women's IOP Flyer

CODAC's Women's Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) now has two session options for the convenience of CODAC members!

  1. Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 8:00AM - 11:00AM
  2. Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Both are currently offered virtually, using Zoom!

>> Click here to download the flyer.

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?
An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a series of individual therapy and recovery skills/support groups that meet for nine hours every week (three hours, three times a week). The IOPs at our CODAC at 380 location are for people with substance use disorders (working on recovery from any drugs or alcohol). Any CODAC member with a substance use disorder can participate.

Using Stephanie Covington’s “Helping Women Recover” curriculum, individual therapy and recovery skills/support groups address:

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Use Education
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Motivational Interviewing
  • Family Support & Education

These IOPs meet the requirements from courts, probation and DCS, too.

Members need to choose to participate in either the morning or afternoon session for the whole time they are in the IOP. You can join at any time and will be finished when you meet you goals (typically after at least 16 weeks). This intensive program will really give you a strong foundation in your recovery and for your future!

Call (520) 202-1786 for more details!

Come to CODAC to get your Flu Shot today & a $5 Fry's Card!!

No appointment necessary.

  • CODAC at Cobblestone Court (1075 E. Ft. Lowell): Monday - Friday 8AM-12PM, 1PM-5PM
  • CODAC at Alvernon (630 N. Alvernon): Monday - Friday 8AM-12PM, 1PM-5PM
  • CODAC at 380 (380 E. Ft. Lowell): Monday - Friday 8AM - 4PM

Get Your $5 Fry's Card

All CODAC members who get the flu shot at a Genoa Pharmacy at CODAC or from a CODAC staff, can receive a $5 Fry's Card. After you get your flu shot, you will need to meet with a CODAC Medical Assistant (MA) to get your Fry's Card!

Stop the Sickness

This year - maybe more than any other year in recent history - it is VERY important for everyone age 6 months or older to get their Flu Shot.

With COVID-19 still spreading, it is important that you protect yourself and others from getting another highly-contagious illness, the Flu. Every year, 200,000 Americans are hospitalized because of the Flu. When you get the flu shot you not only keep yourself and others healthy, but you can also help save health care resources for people who have COVID-19.

Common Questions (& Answers!) About the Flu Shot

Q: Can I get the flu shot and the COVID vaccine at the same time?
A: Yes! It is safe to get the flu shot and the COVID vaccine at the same time. So, if you haven't had your COVID vaccine yet, you can do both at once!! It is also safe to have the flu shot if you have already had your COVID vaccine (in the past).

Q: Should I get the flu shot if I have symptoms of COVID?
A: No. Please do not come to CODAC or get your Flu Shot if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or the Flu. Symptoms include fever or chills, cough, headache, body aches, new loss of taste or smell and more that you can view here.

Q: Is it safe for me to come to CODAC to get the Flu Shot?
A: Yes. All staff and members/guests are required to wear masks and maintain 6' distance while inside the building. CODAC also sanitizes surfaces throughout the day and has wipes and sanitizer available throughout the building.

Q: Does my insurance cover the cost of getting the Flu Shot?
A: Most insurances cover the cost of getting the Flu Shot. If you want to check to be sure before coming in, you can call you insurance or call our Genoa Pharmacy at 520-257-1539.

Q: Can people who aren't CODAC members get the Flu Shot at CODAC?
A: The Genoa Pharmacy may be able to provide Flu Shots to non-CODAC members (like your family and friends). But, it depends on their insurance. Call our Genoa Pharmacy directly to find out: 520-257-1539. $5 Fry's Cards are only available to CODAC members.

>> Visit the CDC Web site for more Frequently Asked Questions about the Flu.

Diabetes Self-Management
You can manage your health and have a fulfilling life!

The Diabetes Self-Management Support Group empowers members to work together to learn how to manage diabetes.

Thursdays 11:00AM - 12:00PM • Call (520) 327-4505 for Zoom Meeting Details

In this virtual group, you will learn: 

  • Techniques to deal with symptoms of diabetes (fatigue, pain, depression, anger and fear).
  • Exercises for maintaining and improving your strength and endurance.
  • Healthy eating.
  • Appropriate use of medication.
  • How and when to monitor your glucose.
  • Recognizing and problem solving when you're not feeling well.
  • And more!