Annual Report CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness FY2016


CODAC is one of Arizona’s oldest and most respected community providers of specialty care for mental illness, addiction and trauma. What began as a grassroots drug abuse prevention program has grown into a multi-faceted organization that provides services across the entire spectrum of behavioral health care.

In addition to our behavioral health care services, we now offer primary care, allowing us to care for individuals’ and families’ whole health care needs. We understand the needs of individuals with mental health and addiction disorders.


It is the Mission of CODAC to provide tools, support and services to individuals, families and communities so they may live with dignity, free from the harmful effects of mental illness, substance use disorders and trauma.


CODAC envisions a society where everyone lives healthy, productive and caring lives — positively contributing to their communities.


  • Recovery
  • Diversity
  • Acceptance
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Creativity
  • Commitment


CODAC's New Name Reflects Whole-Person Care

In early October of 2015, CODAC changed its name from CODAC Behavioral Health Services to CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, Inc. For 45 years, CODAC has earned strong name recognition for the quality mental illness, addiction and trauma treatment we provide.

The new name more accurately reflects the growth of the organization, and its scope of care for the children, adults and families who choose CODAC.

CODAC Offers Primary Care

CODAC began offering integrated care to enhance the physical and mental health outcomes of members in October of 2015.

In addition to behavioral health services, members can also access services such as annual physical check-ups, treatment of common illnesses and injuries, management of chronic health conditions (such as diabetes or high blood pressure) and referrals to specialists.

This integrated approach allows for one team in one location to work together to care for the whole-person.

"Mental illness impacts physical health; and, physical health impacts mental health. So, it's helpful to offer highly coordinated care for the whole person under the same roof." - Dennis Regnier, CODAC President & CEO

1.5M Grant Awarded to Combat Human Trafficking

CODAC and the Tucson Police Department were awarded a combined 1.5M grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Victims Crime and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

The funding allows TPD and CODAC to maintain a human trafficking task force for Southern Arizona with the goal of collaborating and educating the community about human trafficking.

"Human trafficking is a significant issue here because of our proximity to the border. We're pleased to be at the forefront to creating collaborative, lasting change in this area." - Dennis Regnier, CEO

The task force is known as SAATURN (Southern Arizona Anti-Trafficking Unified Response Network) and it serves Pima County, Santa Cruz and Cochise Counties.

'Dine Out for Safety' Raises Funding, Awareness About Sexual Assault

On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, hundreds of Tucson diners enjoyed local meals while supporting survivors of sexual assault through the annual dine Out for Safety fundraising event.

More than $44K was raised from proceeds of restaurant sales in addition to sales from raffle tickets sold by more than 70 volunteers. All proceeds benefitted the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault, a program of CODAC.

Cenpatico Awards CODAC, Staff for Operational Excellence

CODAC was the recipient of two Certificates of Excellence from Cenpatico Integrated Care. These awards are a reflection of the hard team work that staff have put forth in making CODAC a leader in health care.


513 Men Received Specialized Treatment for Substance Abuse & Mental Health Concerns

Men experience both addiction and recovery in different ways. Though everyone suffers the consequences of drug dependency, studies from the National Institute on Drug Abuse show that men face many barriers when seeking help.

"Before coming to this program, I was a mess. I didn't know any other way of life other than using drugs and alcohol." - Lawrence C.
The treatment and support services offered through Women's Recovery services allows moms to be healthy and stable parents for their families.

Revenues & Expenses

Member Successes

Chris T.

Chris has been involved with CODAC for more than fifteen years. Initially seeking treatment for emotional concerns related to severe trauma, Chris transferred his services to Living Out Loud for support with the process of exploring his true gender identity.

"Living Out Loud offers a place for gender expression. It's a safe place to go and be yourself and talk to people who understand where you are coming from."

Living Out Loud helped connect with Chris with supportive resources within the community as he navigated his transition process.

Paul W.

After being hurt in a car accident, Paul quickly developed an addiction to prescription pain medications. To escape the feeling of withdrawal, he turned to a cheaper and more addictive drug — heroin.

Paul received the wake up call he needed when the Arizona Department of Child Safety took his daughter, Hazel. Paul began treatment at CODAC's Men's Recovery Services where he received case management, peer support, and therapy.

He now possesses the skills to stay sober and to be a healthy parent and partner.

"I came to CODAC because I had to. But, after going to classes, I ended up seeing the real reason I was there. I was able to see what I needed to work on within myself."

Services for Tucson's Most Vulnerable

Members with Addiction Disorders

CODAC embarked on an innovative partnership with Tucson Medical Center (TMC) to offer hospital-based intake and outpatient services for pregnant and parenting women with drug exposed babies and their families. services are provided at TMC, where the mothers, families and infants are receiving their care. This is the first program of its kind in Arizona.

CODAC's partnership with TMC allows families of drug-exposed newborns to have access to specialized addiction treatment while remaining with their infants.

Members with Chronic Illnesses

CODAC hosted its first Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSM) group, a seven-week evidence-based curriculum developed at Stanford University for members struggling to manage their chronic physical and mental illnesses. Of the ten members who participated, there were many positive outcomes, including increased healthy behaviors, improved physical symptoms, and better self-sufficiency when managing personal health.

"I am in chronic pain and I learned how to manage my every day routine from mind, body and soul." - Ava S.

Youth & Family

CODAC now services children on AHCCCS (Arizona's Medicaid plan). In the past year, CODAC provided therapy and/or psychiatry support to 347 youth ages six and older to their families related to emotional concerns, life transitions, addiction and more. Families received support and intervention services to achieve whole-family wellness.

High Risk Members

CODAC's High Needs Recovery Center (HNRC) teams, responsible for the care of high acuity members, are effectively managing nearly 600 high needs members. Through increased engagement both in-office and in-community, the addition of Dedicated Recovery Coaches (DRCs) allows for smaller case-loads and improved case-coordination.

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