Detox is often the first level of a treatment plan. This period of no drug use is important for the patient to reach a stable state of mind and body to begin addiction treatment. Our clinical staff will guide and support the patient throughout the entire process.
During residential treatment patients live onsite in housing with access to care from clinical staff 24/7. Patients have a full schedule of individual and group therapies according to their unique treatment plan, preparing them for life in recovery.
To transition from residential treatment to life in recovery, patients go through a progression of care until reaching IOP. Patients will receive ongoing care at the Palm Desert IOP while living in sober housing to adjust to every day life after treatment.
Throughout treatment patients will work with a Discharge Planner and the clinical team to develop a comprehensive aftercare plan that will ensure a successful transition from residential treatment to a life in recovery. All patients who receive care at Sunspire Health will join our nationwide alumni network, giving them access to a support group after treatment.
At every Sunspire Health facility patients will receive treatment that is individualized to their unique needs and diverse lifestyles. Ongoing assessments allow the treatment to adapt and evolve as the patient progresses.
Sunspire Health utilizes evidence-based treatment methods, meaning that the treatment modalities and therapies are based on clinical evidence and proven success in guiding patients to heal and recover. Patients who would benefit from Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) will receive medications that are proven to aid patients in achieving sobriety.
In addition to individual and group therapies that are based in psychotherapy methods like CBT and DBT, patients will learn to apply new coping skills through experiential therapies like meditative hikes, yoga, fitness programs, nutrition education, and recreation activities that show patients how to find hope and how to prosper in recovery.
The majority of the staff at Sunspire Health Desert Palms has lived experience either with addiction or trauma, which allows them to approach the patients with compassion and deep understanding of the struggles they face.
Sunspire Health Desert Palms is a licensed residential treatment facility offering individualized behavioral health treatment plans for men and women suffering from substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. We provide a full continuum of integrated care that includes detox, residential treatment, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). At Desert Palms, we treat addiction as a chronic illness, a disease as defined by ASAM as: "A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations."
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Henry shares with us over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of behavioral treatment and program management. He brings to Desert Palms, a track record of experience as an Executive Director, Company President, Chief Executive Officer, Program Director and other leadership roles in the behavioral health field. Henry is a strong patient advocate with demonstrated ability to ensure quality service delivery while meeting budgetary requirements. His diverse experience includes success in both for-profit and non-profit organizations; broad-based executive operations experience; and has a proven record of expanding facility visibility, and increasing occupancy. He maintains active professional relations with national and regional contacts in the Behavioral Health Field.More
ebecca Gaba became Clinical Director at Sunspire Health Desert Palms with nearly 30 years of experience in the non-profit mental health field, with the last decade spent honing her leadership skills in executive roles. Dr. Gaba implemented evidence-based practices, engaged program staff in a process of quality improvement for accountable care, and developed and implemented agency-wide systems for program and clinical evaluation. Dr. Gaba is innovative and open to change and has a “whatever it takes” approach to client care through service integration, training and collaboration. Before coming to Sunspire Health, Dr. Gaba served as the Chief of Clinical Services at Momentum for Mental Health in San Jose, CA. Gaba received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Seminary and an MS in Counseling Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s University in California, and she is a Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist.More
As Director of Admissions, Brett Drummond is the first person patients interact with as they begin their journey to recovery at Sunspire Health Desert Palms. In this role, Brett is responsible for overseeing the admissions process, managing utilization review and referrals for admission at Desert Palms. With seven years of experience in the field of substance abuse treatment, his passion for helping individuals who are seeking treatment for substance use disorders motivates him each day. He began his career in addiction treatment as a chemical dependency technician at the Hazelden Betty Ford Center, working primarily with young adults in recovery. Brett advanced to management positions by leading fellow staff members to strive for a patient-driven approach to care, believing that the patient and their needs is top priority in treatment.More
I was born and raised in the small town of Patterson in California’s San Joaquin Valley, to a farming family. My early days were spent on a tractor and showing registered sheep and horses. Hopes of becoming a veterinarian faded and after graduating from Sonoma State University, I was employed by several different advertising agencies in San Francisco working on creative campaigns for the likes of Beringer Wines, Kia Motors of America and Cisco Systems. Ultimately, I longed to travel and see the world. That lead me to several positions in marketing and PR that took me to far off place like Sri Lanka, The UAE, Germany, Italy and the UK. For five years, I worked as Director of PR for a textile company based in France and lived in the beautiful port city of La Rochelle. Two years ago I accepted a marketing position at another treatment facility where I honed my outreach skills and built many relationships in the industry which lead me to the Director of Clinical Outreach Position here at Sunspire Health. At heart, I’m still an animal person – I have six rescue dogs and two adopted Love Birds and have a passion for helping find homes and bring awareness to unwanted and abused pets. Every year, I also spend a week of my vacation volunteering with my hometown 4-H club assisting children with their sheep project.More