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Extraordinary, Life-Changing Care

What Makes Desert Hope Truly Unique

  • Expert, Caring Staff Who Are Passionate About Seeing You Recover
  • Genetic Testing and Thorough Assessments for a Treatment Plan Custom-Made for You
  • Chef-Prepared Meals
  • Elective-Style Scheduling that Gives You a Choice in How You Spend Your Day
  • Everything You Need, from Medical Detox to Sober Living

About Desert Hope Treatment Center

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

Desert Hope lobby

Desert Hope Treatment Center’s name is a reflection of our mission: to be the sanctuary you need to leave drug abuse behind and find new hope for your future.

As part of American Addiction Centers (AAC) portfolio of facilities through the United States, we treat both addiction and co-occurring disorders with the help of a dedicated, compassionate staff with years of experience in the treatment industry.

With an abundance of amenities and features ranging from hotel-style rooms and a private fitness center to biofeedback therapy and a music room with a grand piano, Desert Hope Treatment Center is a true recovery oasis in the desert. Come experience all the joy that a life lived in sobriety can bring to you.

**Desert Hope Treatment Center is an American Addiction Centers facility. No funding is generated from any advertising or external sources, and there is no conflict of interest to disclose on this website or the content herein. Our funding is generated by substance abuse treatment services provided at our facilities.

90-Day Promise

Desert Hope and American Addiction Centers is so confident in our treatment that we offer a guarantee to our patients called our 90-day promise. If you complete 90 days of consecutive treatment at our facility and then suffer a relapse, you can return to an American Addiction Centers facility for a complimentary 30 days of treatment.**

**Terms and conditions may apply, and results may vary. Learn more.

Award-Winning Care

We are 100% committed to the quality care of our patients and their families, who trust us to help them through a crisis. This commitment is illustrated in the industry achievements we hold, including accreditation by The Joint Commission, an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and more. Learn more about our industry achievements and accreditations here.

Care Designed Exclusively for You

The Desert Hope staff, many of who understand personally the struggle of addiction, know that every person’s experience is unique. We will never treat you like just another number. We work with you from day one to ensure that the treatment approach we craft for you is designed to meet you where you are and take your needs and goals into consideration. Even your genetics will inform your care plan. Our program offers pharmacogenetic testing that helps us provide the right medical treatment for you. Your plan for care will not be rigid.

As you move through the program, we will continually assess and reassess your needs and make adjustments as appropriate. When you’re at Desert Hope, you can count on the fact that we’ll never stop working to help you achieve lasting sobriety.

Your Family Is Part of Our Care Team

Support from people you love and who love you is a key part of staying in recovery. In the same way that strife within family relationships can contribute to substance abuse, positive family interactions and continued support are vital to recovery. The Desert Hope team invites your loved ones to participate in family therapy and to come visit you on weekends to help set the stage for a healthy dynamic when you return home.

Specialized, Expert Caregivers Working Together

Your recovery is our mission.

Staff talking to patientEntering 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.

Our treatment team is comprised of specialists in various disciplines all working together to provide well-rounded care that gives you a real shot at meaningful recovery. Our staff of case managers, therapists, psychiatric providers, doctors, and nurses address your treatment in different but equally important ways so that when you leave you’ll feel better mentally, physically, and emotionally, ready to face the journey of recovery at home.

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.

You can reach out to one of our team members at any time at

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 the Nevada Psychological Association. He is currently a member of Focus Mental Health Solutions.

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.

Theresa Brown, Director of Nursing

Theresa Brown, RN, BSN, MSN, CADAC-I, is a registered nurse with expertise in addiction and psychiatric nursing. Brown received her RN in 2012 from the College of Southern Nevada. Her experience includes acting as a labor and delivery nurse at Summerlin Hospital, psychiatric RN at Desert Regional Center, and Director of Nursing at Hallmark Hospice of Nevada.

Brown has a passion for helping others overcome their obstacles. She found her calling when she treated her first patient at Desert Hope and saw the fruits of her labor. Brown saw the patient go from bruised and broken to a “beautiful butterfly full of life and vision.” Brown has lost several family members to the disease of addiction and makes it her life’s work to help those who want to find recovery.

Brown is a mother of 3 boys who has been married 23 years. Brown is a native of Buffalo, NY who moved to Las Vegas 15 years ago. She loves to sing, bowl, and spend time with her family.

Staying Connected in Recovery

Our investment in your sobriety begins when you arrive at Desert Hope and continues after you leave. We help you create an aftercare plan right when you come to treatment, and your case manager will check in with you about your progress and how well you’re following your aftercare plan. Our offerings also include a sober living facility, Resolutions Las Vegas, along with outpatient programs, to keep you on a healthy path.

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