Desert Hope, which is owned and operated by American Addiction Centers (AAC), 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, those struggling with a substance use disorder 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. Desert Hope is also in partnership with The Phoenix, a recovery-based charity group that provides exercise and lifestyle classes for those in recovery.
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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.More
“I truly believe it takes a community with medical, social and psychological resources for a person to begin and stay in his or her recovery journey.” Linda Kuo-Rice, Ph.D., CPC., CCM., QMHP, is a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in both Illinois and Nevada. She obtained her Master’s and PhD degrees in Counseling from Western Michigan University. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Dr. Kuo-Rice came to the United States in 1997 to compete her graduate program. She moved from Chicago to Las Vegas in 2002 and has been practicing as a professional counselor since 2005, working in the mental health and chemical dependency fields in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Kuo-Rice also supervises interns who are pursuing their clinical licenses in Nevada. Dr. Kuo-Rice is a single mother and a people person who is passionate about helping people who struggle with mental health and addiction. When she realized just how many people in U.S. struggle with these issues, Dr. Kuo-Rice Hence completed a 600-hour certificate training program in substance abuse assessment and treatment during her graduate studies to better understand the reasons some people turn to substances to cope and to learn different evidence-based methods/ techniques to better serve individuals in need.More