Joseph Gosser entered the recovery industry eight years ago. He is experienced in all positions related to recovery, most notably having served as a sober-living manager, behavioral health technician, and therapist. He currently focuses on supporting and expediting the smooth and orderly functioning of the outpatient milieu, including direct oversight of transportation, meals, medication compliance, scheduling and inventory.
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- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Desert Hope, which is owned and operated by American Addiction Centers (AAC), believes that alcohol and drug abuse is a symptom of a deeper underlying issue. In order to stop the endless cycle of chemical dependency and build a new life, those struggling with a substance use disorder must learn to address these core issues and confront unresolved traumas. Desert Hope offers its clients the hope and support to do just that, maximizing the probability of long-term recovery by providing individualized treatment plans and clinical options for the restoration of mind, body, and spirit. Desert Hope is also in partnership with The Phoenix, a recovery-based charity group that provides exercise and lifestyle classes for those in recovery.
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Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
- Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
- Family Progran
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Joseph Gosser, AAHSM, CADCI - IOP Coordinator
Linda Kuo-Rice - Clinical Manager
“I truly believe it takes a community with medical, social and psychological resources for a person to begin and stay in his or her recovery journey.” Linda Kuo-Rice, Ph.D., CPC., CCM., QMHP, is a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in both Illinois and Nevada. She obtained her Master’s and PhD degrees in Counseling from Western Michigan University. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Dr. Kuo-Rice came to the United States in 1997 to compete her graduate program. She moved from Chicago to Las Vegas in 2002 and has been practicing as a professional counselor since 2005, working in the mental health and chemical dependency fields in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Kuo-Rice also supervises interns who are pursuing their clinical licenses in Nevada. Dr. Kuo-Rice is a single mother and a people person who is passionate about helping people who struggle with mental health and addiction. When she realized just how many people in U.S. struggle with these issues, Dr. Kuo-Rice Hence completed a 600-hour certificate training program in substance abuse assessment and treatment during her graduate studies to better understand the reasons some people turn to substances to cope and to learn different evidence-based methods/ techniques to better serve individuals in need.
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