Desert Hope offers its patients a full continuum of care, starting from the moment you arrive at the airport throughout your long-lasting recovery. From detox and inpatient care, to outpatient and recovery residence at Resolutions Las Vegas, Desert Hope’s expert and caring staff will stand by you on your journey to recovery.
Las Vegas has more to offer than casinos, as its location in the Mojave Desert provides its denizens access to some of the most iconic natural wonders of the American Southwest. Desert Hope offers unique hiking experiences from the valleys of Red Rock Canyon to the slopes of Mt. Charleston to the sandy shores of Lake Mead. Desert Hope can also provide equine therapy to clients who prefer an outdoor, holistic approach to their treatment.
Addiction doesn’t always manifest alone, and often times can be connected with other mental health struggles. Clinicians at Desert Hope are able to treat patients with co-occurring mental health disorders such as PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, and others.
Desert Hope is equipped to care for medically-compromised patients, including those with lung conditions (such as COPD), high blood pressure, and diabetes. Desert Hope is also one of a handful of treatment centers that can treat pregnant women. Our facility works with an OB/GYN in Las Vegas that has expertise in caring for high-risk pregnancies, ensuring the safety of both mother and baby during treatment.
At Desert Hope, our highly trained and knowledgeable multidisciplinary team includes psychiatrists, other medical doctors, nurses, and therapists. All therapists at Desert Hope are master’s level and all are fully licensed for both addiction and mental health in the state of Nevada. Our registered nurses are also all licensed in the state of Nevada. Desert Hope’s case management team includes drug and alcohol addiction counselors certified in Nevada. Our experienced clinicians have diverse training, and some of their specialties include CBT, EMDR, person-centered therapy, DBT, REBT, and reality therapy. As recognized experts in addiction treatment, Desert Hope also serves as a teaching facility and provides clinical education to treatment professionals from several programs, including University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Touro University Nevada.
About 30% of Desert Hope’s staff is in recovery themselves. We have a nurse-to-patient ratio of 1:12, a therapist-to-patient ratio of 1:10, and a BHT-to-patient ratio of 1:20. Desert Hope is currently in the midst of a 3-part series to help empower women. Each part of the series lasts 2 weeks from start to finish. The leader is a woman who is passionate about engaging with and helping other women, encouraging them to become cohesive in treatment, to encourage one another and lift each other up. She seeks to build a community of peer support groups in treatment that help one another throughout the process and then stay connected when they leave. For patients who identify as LGBTQ, Desert Hope has a group that meets weekly and discusses concerns unique to this population.
Ambrozino “Zino” Storr has extensive experience in behavioral healthcare in addition to over 12 years of delivering psychiatric patient care for adults, adolescents and children in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Prior to joining AAC, Storr was president of Eating Recovery Center of California, and has prior tenure as CEO of three Acadia Healthcare behavioral hospitals.
Christy Benjamin, BSN, RN started her nursing career working in acute crisis stabilization of adult psychiatric patients and treatment of substance abuse disorders. Over the span of 14 years, she has held various leadership positions specializing in the stabilization and staff development of nursing departments within acute psychiatric and residential treatment settings. In addition, Benjamin proudly serves in the Navy Reserve as Nurse Corps Officer working within her psychiatric specialty to ensure the medical readiness of all active duty and reserve personal.
The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care Desert Hope is accredited by The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care, an internationally-recognized symbol of healthcare quality and the gold standard of care for the industry. This accreditation signifies that, through external, unbiased evaluation, we have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s standards for providing addiction treatment for all of the levels of care offered at Desert Hope, including high acuity medical detox.
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) CARF is an independent nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that various areas of healthcare treatment meet lofty standards. The standards, policies, and accreditation process are actively overseen by an elected board of 11 directors. CARF’s mission is to “promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of persons served.” According to CARF, “Providers that meet our standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.”
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