Desert Hope Treatment Center

By The Fix staff 08/31/17

Desert Hope is a substance use disorder treatment program with upscale accommodations. The facility offers an individualized treatment plan that includes evidence-based therapies and experiential activities. 

Desert Hope Las Vegas
Location : 2465 East Twain Ave Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone : (702) 848-6223
Price : $26,500 (30 days)
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Introduction and Basic Services

Desert Hope Las Vegas is a luxury treatment facility that provides care for adolescent and adult clients struggling with substance abuse as well as those with co-occurring disorders. Part of the American Addiction Centers network, this CARF-accredited facility provides a full curriculum of treatment that includes detox, residential care, a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and sober living.

Facility and Meals

Inside and outside, the Desert Hope facility has the look of a nice hotel. The campus is beautifully landscaped and includes walking paths and fountains. Combined with the desert air, the facility offers a tranquil environment perfect for self-reflection and recovery. Desert Hope is spacious, with plenty of common areas and modern furnishings. There are 148 beds and the rooms are surprisingly roomy; each is equipped with a private bathroom, two queen-sized beds, an armchair and art on the walls. There is also an on-site gym and daily housekeeping services are provided. In addition, clients are allowed to smoke in designated outdoor areas.

Residents have every meal in the dining hall, where an on-site chef and culinary team prepare three meals a day as well as snacks. Clients with dietary preferences and restrictions can be accommodated.

Treatment Protocol and Team

Upon arrival, residents undergo an assessment to help the staff create the most effective individualized treatment plan. If deemed necessary, clients go into the detox program. The process typically lasts between five and seven days, and residents receive around-the-clock medical supervision. Following completion of detox, clients typically transition into the residential program.

Lengths of stay in residential treatment vary depending on the specific needs of the client. Staff takes into account the client’s progress as well as their ability to manage co-occurring conditions. Clients typically stay between 30 and 90 days, with the staff encouraging longer stays as being the most effective.

While in the residential program, clients engage in individual therapy sessions with their primary therapist twice a week. In addition, daily group therapy is facilitated by counselors that utilize evidence-based therapies like CBT, RET, DBT as well as Motivational Interviewing (MI). The facility also offers EMDR therapy to treat trauma as a component of substance use. In addition, 12-step support is introduced, with clients given the option to participate in off-site meetings after two weeks. Expressive arts therapy are provided as well as group sessions focused on a variety of topics including skill building and relapse prevention.

Desert Hope offers PHP and IOP for clients that need continued support. These treatments are held at the Desert Hope Outpatient Center, and includes group and individual therapy, process groups, addiction-themed group sessions and building recovery skills. 12-step is also provided but not mandatory.

Residents benefit from Nevada law, where it is required to have a three-to-one staff-to-client ratio. The Desert Hope team is comprised of addiction specialists, social workers, physicians, psychologists, a nursing team and counselors. For clients with co-occurring disorders, a psychiatrist provides medication management.

Bonus Amenities

Desert Hope sees family involvement as an integral aspect to long-term success. To this end, there is a monthly intensive family program. Over the course of two days, family members undergo group and individual therapy, as well as education on communication and addiction.

Residents enjoy recovery-oriented challenge therapies, specifically the ropes course, team sports activities as well as hiking and rock climbing. In addition, treatment includes one massage as well as off-site personal training.


Desert Hope is a substance use disorder treatment program with upscale accommodations. The facility offers an individualized treatment plan that includes evidence-based therapies, 12-step, holistic methods and experiential activities. The treatment is literally guaranteed, as any client that completes the 90 day program and relapses is welcome to return for a free month of treatment. Desert Hope is a great option in the Las Vegas area.

Desert Hope Treatment Center

2465 East Twain Ave

Las Vegas, NV 89121

(702) 848-6223

[email protected]

Desert Hope Cost: $26,500 (30 days); insurance accepted. Find Desert Hope on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn

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