Treatment Center Setting
Desert Hope Treatment Center - Outpatient Philosophy
Desert Hope believes that alcohol and drug abuse is a symptom of a deeper underlying issue. In order to stop the endless cycle of chemical dependency and build a new life, addicts must learn to address these core issues and confront unresolved traumas. Desert Hope offers its clients the hope and support to do just that, maximizing the probability of long-term recovery by providing individualized treatment plans and clinical options for the restoration of mind, body, and spirit.
Areas of Specialization
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
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 often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Meet the Staff
James W. Krah, JD, LADC
A retired trial attorney, James Krah, entered the recovery industry over ten years ago as a therapist intern. Since then he has held a variety of management positions during his recovery career, including designing and implementing outpatient programs for some of the largest healthcare organizations on the West Coast.
His focus is on quality and effectiveness of treatment and management of the recovery milieu in an outpatient setting.
Joseph Gosser, AAHSM, CADCI
Joseph Gosser entered the recovery industry eight years ago. He is experienced in all positions related to recovery, most notably having served as a sober-living manager, behavioral health technician, and therapist.
He currently focuses on supporting and expediting the smooth and orderly functioning of the outpatient milieu, including direct oversight of transportation, meals, medication compliance, scheduling and inventory.
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ABOUT DESERT HOPE TREATMENT CENTER - OUTPATIENT
Desert Hope Treatment Center offers a full spectrum of drug addiction services at its Las Vegas facility. In addition to detox and residential services, adults struggling with a chemical dependency and dual diagnosis may receive intensive outpatient (IOP) services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Either for clients who complete residential treatment or for those who need more flexibility, this facility's IOP program is designed to aid recovery while allowing the client to live at home and continue to work.
Individual and group therapy are the main components of each client's individual treatment track. Each client is assigned a primary therapist and is encouraged to include their family in their recovery. Groups address the underlying causes of addiction and include 12-step meetings such as alcoholics anonymous (AA). Aftercare planning takes place throughout treatment to ensure that clients do not relapse once they discharge.
According to the facility's website, all clients have the opportunity to engage in recovery-oriented challenge therapy, which includes a ropes course as well as hiking, rock climbing, and team sports. Additional services include medication management and medical care.
Information about staff at Desert Hope Treatment Center is limited, but the facility's website mentions that they employ those who are experienced in drug abuse.
At time of writing, there is only one user review from an alum of the facility. The alum wrote, "They did a wonderful job helping me learn things about myself I had never seen" and gave perfect five-star ratings for the facility's treatment effectiveness and accommodations and amenities.
Reviews on secondary sites were more informative. 43 reviewers left ratings on Google for the facility averaging 3.8 out of five stars. In a representative review, Sarah gave a perfect five-star rating and wrote: "They helped me change my life for the better. I became a better person because of it. The staff was understanding and careing. They taught me life skills and how to deal with the world around me."
Those who reported negative experiences, though, cited delayed treatment and poor communication over the phone. Additionally, in a representative comment, Ryan wrote: "At times it kind of seemed like a mess and kind of like they put together a plan for the days overnight."
Costs of treatment may be covered by insurance, and the facility's website offers an online verification form. Private pay is also accepted, and the facility also offers payment plans for those without insurance.
Published on January 2018
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