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“The road to recovery is challenging. Period. But the comfortable setting, caring staff, and amenities at Desert Hope allowed me to focus on myself and my recovery.” – Jessica, Desert Hope

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About Desert Hope Addiction Treatment

About Our Facilities

Desert Hope Residential and Desert Hope Outpatient are CARF Accredited rehabilitation facilities that offer comprehensive levels of care for adults suffering from addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Located in the beauty of the Nevada sands, our two treatment centers offer serene atmospheres for you to heal, reflect, and break free from the chaos and damage that addiction to drugs or alcohol brings. Both Desert Hope facilities are part of the American Addiction Centers (AAC) family of treatment facilities located throughout the U.S.

Our Standard of Care

Entering treatment for addiction is a huge step. When you or your loved one comes to Desert Hope, you can trust that we take your care extremely seriously. We work each and every day to provide the highest level of care in the industry. An American Addiction Centers facility, we are part of a network of some of the most experienced leaders in addiction treatment. Our leaders get together on a regular basis to discuss the best practices, how to improve patient care, and ways to continually move the addiction treatment industry forward.

Caring, Compassionate Staff

The treatment teams at our two Desert Hope facilities are made up of qualified, experienced, and licensed addiction professionals including physicians, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, psychologists, and behavioral health technicians. Whether members of our clinical, administrative, or support team, our staff will treat you with encouragement, dignity, and empathy. Our goals are your goals. We’ll customize treatment for you and your substance use and co-occurring issues. We want to assist you in finding your desired path to improved health, a better life, and long-term recovery.

AAC Leadership

Our executive management team is based at our corporate office in Brentwood, Tennessee (just outside of Nashville). Our leadership is represented by professionals with decades of experience working in addiction treatment, healthcare management, and healthcare facility operations. Our team brings together best practices, industry expertise, and effective clinical staffing to make AAC a premier provider of addiction and rehabilitation treatment.

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Our Desert Hope Team

Our concerned team of addiction professionals is here to help you. With an empathetic but positive outlook, our staff of qualified, passionate individuals strive every day to provide you or your loved one with the best individualized care possible.

Ambrozino Storr, CEO

“Addiction hits home for me and seeing individuals overcome the immense hurdle that is addiction is humbling. To know that Desert Hope is enabling so many people to live their lives to the fullest is the most rewarding aspect to me.”   

Ambrozino “Zino” Storr is an accomplished healthcare executive with extensive experience in behavioral health. For more than a decade, he has provided psychiatric patient care for adults, adolescents, and children in 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. As the CEO of Desert Hope, Ambrozino combines his experience with his passion for seeing people turn their lives around. As someone who has lost loved ones to the disease of addiction, Ambrozino works tirelessly to prevent others from experiencing this loss. Ambrozino is inspired each day by seeing individuals come into treatment to save their lives, by assisting the local community, and by watching as families mend their relationships.

Denise Dunn, Executive Clinical Director

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.

Dr. Suresh Bhushan, Medical Director

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.

Christy Benjamin, Director of Nursing

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.