Desert Hope is the latest addition to the American Addiction Centers family. This gorgeous treatment oasis in the heart of Las Vegas has 148 beds (52 for women and 96 for men). With two floors, three wings on each floor and nurses’ stations located in each wing, the facility also includes a serenity room, gym, massage area, 5-star chef, complimentary housekeeping. Desert Hope offers evidenced-based clinical and medical programming and an integrated systemic approach to addiction and emotional/behavioral health issues.
Its program, which lasts from 30-90 days depending on each individual’s needs, strongly focuses on trauma, maladaptive behavioral health issues and the tranquility and enlightenment of the 12 steps through its own 12-step walk.
Traditional therapies, including group, family and individual, are offered, as well as recovery-oriented challenge therapy, expressive therapies and EMDR. Individual sessions are offered at least twice per week.
Our evidence-based, peer-reviewed curriculum, Embracing Change: Recovery for Life, provides the framework for didactic groups. Utilizing a Motivational Interviewing base, this curriculum helps individuals learn about co-occurring disorders, coping strategies, relationships and family dynamics, and the principles of peer support groups. Throughout the curriculum, many opportunities are provided for clients to apply and reflect upon the provided information.
Nutritional/wellness education, lectures with the Medical Director (Addictionologist/Psychiatrist) and medical staff, life skills training and reading groups about Michael Cartwright’s 5 Essential Elements are provided. A family program developed by Wayne Raiter, MA, LICSW, which offers education and group process services/therapy to individuals and their loved ones, is also featured.
The probability of sustaining lifelong recovery substantially augments when treatment services are individualized and systemically integrated.