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Serving the greater Las Vegas area and beyond, At Desert Hope, we tailor treatment programs to each individual patient based on their personal history of substance use, the severity of the substance use disorder, and the presence of a co-occurring mental health disorder. In addition to offering individualized care programs, we offer a continuum of care at several levels from medical detox to intensive 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 arange of evidence-based therapies aimed at helping you build a strong foundation for your recovery. Our therapies, offered in both individual and group formats, help you modify your thoughts and behaviors as they relate to drug and alcohol abuse. Our therapies will alsoteach you healthy ways to manage and cope with stressful situations that could lead to relapse.From cognitive-behavioral therapy to equine 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 daily gourmet meals that will address any nutritional deficiencies to plenty of fun outdoor recreational activitiesthat 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 support meetings can give you the support you need during the months and years following your treatment at Desert Hope.
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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.More
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, working on Federal Office of Treatment Improvement grant projects, and holding 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 Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling from Hazelden Graduate School and maintains a license as an alcohol and other drug counselor.More
Dr. Bhushan is a board-certified psychiatrist with over twenty years of experience in the field of mental health, including substance use disorders. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College in 1997. Dr. Bhushan is licensed in the states of Nevada and California, as well as the United Kingdom. During his time in the UK, he served as the Senior House Officer at Coventry & Warwickshire Rotational Training Scheme in Psychiatry. He also was the Chief Resident at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Bhushan is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and Nevada Psychiatric Association. He is currently a member of Focus Mental Health Solutions.More
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.More