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Desert Hope Treatment Center

2465 East Twain Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89121

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Serving the greater Las Vegas area and beyond, Desert Hope tailors patient treatment programs to each individual based on their personal history of substance use, the severity of the substance use disorder, and the presence of any co-occurring mental health disorders. In addition to offering individualized care programs, we offer a continuum of care at several levels from medical detox to outpatient programs. When you’re ready to transition to a lower level of care, we will happily discuss your treatment options and help you experience a seamless, comfortable transition. We can adjust your treatment program at any time to accommodate your unique recovery needs and to help you make the most of your stay at Desert Hope. Desert Hope offers a range of evidence-based therapies aimed at helping you build a strong foundation for your recovery. Our therapies, delivered in both individual and group formats, help you modify your thoughts and behaviors as they relate to drug and alcohol use. Our therapies will also teach you healthy ways to manage and cope with stressful situations that could lead to relapse. From cognitive-behavioral therapy to art therapy, you’ll participate in numerous interventions as part of a multifaceted approach to recovery. The features available at our treatment center are intended to enhance your stay and make you feel as comfortable as possible as you focus on recovery. From chef-prepared meals that will address any nutritional deficiencies to plenty of fun outdoor recreational activities that will restore your ability to experience fun while sober and make meaningful connections with others, Desert Hope’s wide range of features will not only make your stay more enjoyable but also give you a solid foundation for recovery. Recovery is a lifelong journey for many; it doesn’t end when treatment ends. Our programs include aftercare planning so you can continue to receive support upon leaving our facility. Continued individual and group therapy sessions and 12-Step groups can give you the support you need during the months and years following your treatment at Desert Hope. We also offer a sober living residence to help those transitioning out of our program who don’t yet feel ready to return home.

Facility Highlights

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Outdoor 12-Step Walk
  • 2014 HRC Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality
  • Wellness Focused Curriculum
  • Aftercare Recovery Groups
  • Skills Building
  • Expressive Arts Therapy

Specialization

  • Individual Therapy
    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to and perpetuate substance abuse.
  • Family Therapy
    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction is often called a “family disease” because its impacts extend to the entire family unit. Families can help their loved one recover by understanding and embracing the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery. At Desert Hope, we offer family therapy and encourage family visits so that everyone is working together toward the patient’s recovery.
  • Medical Detoxification
    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects on the body, and many substances are associated with physical dependence, which means the body comes to need the drug simply to function as normal. Without the drug, the body will go into withdrawal. Desert Hope keeps you safe with medical detoxification. We have trained and licensed medical professionals onsite to monitor your vital signs and provide medical care to protect your physical and psychological health as during the acute withdrawal process.
  • Aftercare Support
    Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc. Desert Hope staff work with you from the beginning to develop your personal aftercare plan.
  • Veteran and First Responder Specific Substance Abuse Programming
    The Salute to Recovery Program is dedicated to offering specialized treatment to military veterans and first responders who struggle with substance use disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health disorders. Desert Hope’s treatment team understands the challenges commonly faced by military veterans and first responders. The treatment team has crafted a specialized curriculum for this population that utilizes proven treatment methods focused on resiliency, behavioral change, and building a healthy lifestyle that is conducive to recovery. Those who go through this program—the battalion—will have a network to lean on long after they complete treatment.

Facility Settings

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Meet the Staff

  • Denise Dunn
    Denise DunnExecutive Clinical Director
    Denise Dunn, MA, LADC, has over 35 years working in behavioral healthcare. Her background includes working with working with adjudicated youth, in youth crisis shelters, and working on Federal Office of Treatment Improvement grant projects. Dunn has also held a number of positions working in substance use treatment facilities in standards and compliance and as a case manager, counselor, national trainer, clinical informaticist, and Regional Director of Clinical Excellence and Quality. Denise obtained her MA in Addiction Counseling from Hazelden Graduate School and maintains a license as an alcohol and other drug counselor.
  • Dr. Amitabh Singh
    Dr. Amitabh SinghMedical Director
    Dr. Amitabh Singh, M.D., Desert Hope’s Medical Director, earned his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Singh moved to the U.S. to complete his residency in psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Singh is board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association. His experience includes acting as the Associate Medical Director, Care Management at Western Psychiatric Institute in Pittsburgh, Chief of Staff Monte Vista Hospital, and Service Director for Sunrise Hospital. Dr. Singh’s extensive experience also includes establishing an ambulatory chemical detoxification clinic in Las Vegas and helping to start Nevada’s Desert Parkway Behavioral Health Care Hospital and acting as the Medical Director there. Dr. Singh is passionate about quality patient care, striving to deliver the very best treatment possible to each and every patient.

Financial Details

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Rehabs 360 Guide

ABOUT DESERT HOPE TREATMENT CENTER

Desert Hope Treatment Center remains open and committed to providing critical addiction treatment during the Coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, Desert Hope is working with Addiction Labs of America to test all patients for COVID-19.

Desert Hope Treatment Center in Las Vegas, Nev. is a residential treatment center for adult men and women seeking treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring conditions. It is one of Nevada’s 25 (32.5 percent) of private, for-profit treatment facilities. It is owned and operated by American Addiction Centers. Desert Hope also offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and a partial hospitalization program (PHP). Medical detox is available on-site.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Clients at Desert Hope Treatment Center are assigned a customized treatment plan based on their history of substance abuse and co-occurring conditions. Desert Hope recommends 90 days of treatment, though the length of stay depends on the individual. This makes Desert Hope Treatment Center one of Nevada’s 22 (28.6 percent) of long-term treatment facilities.

The treatment process includes a range of therapy methods that are essential to substance abuse treatment. These include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT). The treatment staff also uses trauma-informed treatment methods such as seeking safety.

Treatment begins with medical detox as needed and includes individual, group, and family therapy. Individuals participate in gender-specific groups and 12-step programming, which is only available in 57 (74 percent) of Nevada’s treatment facilities.

Desert Hope's curriculum, “Embracing Change: Recovery for Life,” is used for treating co-occurring conditions. Holistic programming in the form of yoga, meditation, and art is offered.

Clients who complete the treatment process join the aftercare program. The aftercare program includes continuing services that focus on the Five Essential Elements program. Clients continue to meet with counselors periodically and attend group meetings. Clients that complete treatment are also allowed an additional, complimentary 30 days of treatment if they relapse.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The staff at Desert Hope Treatment Center includes licensed therapists, psychiatrists, nurses and physicians, psychologists, social workers, and behavioral health technicians. Desert Hope Treatment Center is one of Nevada’s 13 (16.9 percent) facilities accredited by The Joint Commission, as well as the 18 (23.4 percent) facilities accredited by CARF.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Desert Hope Treatment Center is a modern facility with upscale decor and updated amenities. There is an indoor gym, housekeeping services, and daily meals provided. It sits in the middle of a residential area and has managed outdoor spaces for clients to enjoy. The facility can accommodate 148 clients at a time. Private and shared hotel-style rooms are available.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The feedback from more than 200 alumni of Desert Hope Treatment Center gave positive feedback about their experience and recommended treatment there.

Holistic Offerings: 3.25/5
Affordability: 4.5/5
Cleanliness: 4.75/5
Counseling Options: 4.25/5

Many individuals polled gave positive feedback about the care given by staff. Alumni referred to staff as "compassionate," "very well trained," "friendly," "attentive," and "helpful." Commenter B.N.B wrote: "I was very impressed that a lot of the staff were in recovery, so they could relate to what we were going thru."

Despite this positive feedback, there was some negative feedback. Negative commentary mentioned disorganization and a lack of communication between staff. "A downfall was that the groups are repetitive," wrote Erin, "...i felt like my issues were not addressed in therapy." “I didn't get a whole lot of 1 on 1 time with my case worker or therapist,” commented Justin.

Alumni also complained about a lack of holistic/extracurricular activities. A.R. wrote: "The gym equipment needs to be repaired." M.J. added: "Needs more extra curricular activities, such as weekly outings." “There was not enough equipment for exercise and not enough extracurricular activities,” Bryan wrote.

On Google, Desert Hope Addiction Treatment Center has a four out of five star average rating from 164 reviews at the time of this writing.[1] While some alumni wrote how they “left feeling worse than when I arrived,” most of the feedback was positive, citing long term recovery success and “amazing and very helpful” staff.

On Yelp, 44 of the 51 reviews to date were very negative, with a majority of alumni giving only one out of five stars.[2] [3] Reviewers described the facility as “dangerous” and indicated that they felt “Lied to.” Some even went as far as to warn others about coming to the facility, including Mary, who wrote in a representative review: “Don't believe anything positive about this facility! Very unprofessional and they treat everyone regardless of their condition the same.”

On Facebook, where the facility can manage its own page, Desert Hope Treatment Center has an average rating of 4.1 out of five stars from 92 reviews to date.[4] Many alumni indicated that the program was effective and the staff “truly care about the safety and well being of their clients.” Positive feedback was given about the food and facility itself.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Four loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave Desert Hope mixed reviews. Most of the loved ones indicated satisfaction with holistic offerings, visitor policy, and the level of family participation. “The staff has been amazing at keeping the family updated and have taken excellent care of my loved one,” wrote one anonymous loved one.

However, two loved ones cited problematic therapy sessions. "My daughter said the group sessions were led by unskilled leaders and the once-per-week one-on-sessions were good but not nearly enough," wrote parent W. Another loved one similarly reported a problem with care. “He is at residential level of care. We have not had a family session," Christa wrote. "His therapist says they only provide family sessions to families that live in the state.”

WHAT STAFF SAY

Nine staff members polled by Rehabs.com to date provided praise for Desert Hope regarding the quality of staff and treatment. "Desert Hope provides a comprehensive facility to address the various needs of clients who are seeking recovery," wrote E.O. in a representative review. "The staff is dedicated to assisting clients along their journey in any way they can."

FINANCING

Desert Hope accepts most private insurance plans and offers self-pay and payment plan options. Find out if your insurance covers some or all treatment costs.

CONCLUSION

The Nevada Current reported Desert Hope has experienced two client deaths at the facility since 2016. These deaths were reported to and investigated by the state and written about in an article by . One client died in 2016 of suicide, which resulted in a lawsuit by the deceased’s parents, and the other death occurred in 2018 from ethanolism (alcohol poisoning).

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.yelp.com/biz/desert-hope-treatment-center-las-vegas
[3] https://www.yelp.com/notrecommendedreviews/desert-hope-treatment-center-las-vegas
[4] https://www.facebook.com/pg/DesertHopeTreatment/reviews

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I love Desert Hope, we are the Best of the Best

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I recommend this facility to anyone who going through a hard time recovering desert hope is a good place to start you recovery the staff has a warm welcoming they always on top of their jobs i met a quite few people thT help me during my stay. Me the director of operator also made an impact just the positive. Feedback that they give you. Tthey gave me something i havent had and years thats was love. They care about their clients the case managers are wonderful.

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Intense but on track and focused. Transition from group setting to independent living to discharge was great 👍🏽

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Let me start with the positives: Their hot water is very hot. The nurses are nice and very professional. The gym is impressive. And they will keep you fed and medicated. Everything else at Desert Hope Las Vegas is a train wreck, which is why I transferred to another facility after eight days of not getting the treatment I went for. The place is ¼ labyrinth (no patient orientation at all so be prepared to walk around for days trying to figure out the basic of living and attempting to recover there). It is ¼ asylum (a real “Cuckoo’s Nest vibe). It is ¼ prison (lots of schemes and larcenies being hatched outside in the smoking areas). And it is ¼ high school (lots of kids going to group wearing headphones and running around the grounds with their cliques). If you love yourself or the person you would bring here, then turn around. Do not go through that gate. Go find another place that is at a level of operation to give 100 percent back to the 100 percent one needs to give to recovery. Desert Hope is not that place. I am currently in the process of lodging formal complaints with my insurance provider, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and JCAHO.

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They were very patient and understanding towards my loved one. They cared for her very much. The staff and facility were strengths. The cost was quite expensive, even for our economic class.