Dr. Dorothy Piekut is a Board Certified Psychiatrist in Arizona and is affiliated with Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Dr. Piekut has worked at several Treatment Facilities in her career and is well-known in the valley. She received her medical degree from Medical University of Lodz and has been in practice for more than 20 years. - Board-certified - Expert at Medical stabilization, Ambulatory Care, Urgent Care. - Served as Medical Director at several respected BH facilities. - DATA waived physician (Subutex/Suboxone-certified). - Successfully Treated thousands of patients for alcoholism and drug addiction.
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At The Hope House, our philosophy is treating the whole person. Our clients will receive unrivaled integrated (Medical, Psychological, Psychiatric) and holistic care as expected from luxury residential treatment facilities. We have two, Fully Licensed by the State of Arizona, Luxurious Residential Behavioral Health Facilities located in the Beautiful Desert of North Scottsdale/Cave Creek. These locations were selected for their tranquil & relaxing Natural Desert Landscapes. The Hope House offers systematic structure which most suffering from the disease of addiction lack, balanced with supervised contact with other individuals in and outside of recovery. It is essential that the client have contact with the outside world, otherwise he/she will not be prepared for real life situations. Residents from our co-ed residential recovery home receive full treatment and professional care in a safe and supportive sober living environment.
The Hope House Reviews and Ratings Details
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- Family Program
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.
- Medical Detoxification
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
- Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
- Individualized Treatment
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
- Process Abuse Treatment
Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.
- Individual Therapy
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
- Eating Disorder Treatment
Many mental health professionals view eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, along with other dysfunctional eating patterns) as a food addiction – in that food is used in ways other than as fuel or a source of pleasure. Some, but not all, addiction treatment programs include eating disorder treatment as part of the service menu. Also, an eating disorder may be a dual-diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder with drug or alcohol addiction.
- Aftercare Support
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
- Equine Therapy
A form of animal therapy, equine therapy involves visiting, working with and sometimes riding horses as a way to create a metaphoric relationship that leads to life-altering insights.
- Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
- Holistic Therapy
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.
- Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)
Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.
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.
- Intensive Outpatient
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.
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
- Residential Treatment
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Dr. Piekut, MD - Medical Director - Psychiatrist
Alex Spritzer, MSN, FNP-C, CARN-AP - Nurse Practitioner
Alex Spritzer is an AANP board certified Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner & ANCB Certified Advanced Practice Addiction Medicine Nurse Practitioner. Alex obtained his Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University in 2011 and completed his Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2014 from Grand Canyon University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude at both ASU & Grand Canyon University. He is currently a student at Washburn University, where he is completing post graduate studies in Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing. He anticipates to graduate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in May 2020. Alex started his career in an Ambulatory Family Medicine clinic in Beaverton, Oregon in 2014. He became skilled at diagnosing and treating a variety of common ailments across all age spans. He later specialized in Geriatric House Call Medicine where he treated medically complex & fragile patients at home. He found a calling in treating neuro-psychiatric conditions common with advanced aging such as dementias, depression, anxiety & mood disorders. Alex moved from Portland, Oregon to Phoenix, Arizona in 2017 where he resumed treating medically fragile patients in both nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities. During that time, he received a request to practice general medicine in the setting of substance use and abuse. Since that time, Alex developed a passion for substance addicted populations and returned to school for further studies. In the years that followed his return to Phoenix, Alex became board certified as an Addiction Medicine Nurse Practitioner. Realizing that substance abuse and dual psychiatric mental health conditions go in tandem, he made the choice to pursue psychiatric studies to be able to provide more comprehensive and evidence-based care to his patients. Alex has worked in the field of addiction medicine since 2017 and has provided first hand oversight of medically complex detox cases ranging from alcohol, benzodiazepine, opioid, stimulant, and other-psychoactive and non-psychoactive substances. He successfully treated thousands of patients both at the detox level and at residential, partial hospitalization—php, and intensive outpatient therapy. Hobbies include music, playing guitar, cooking, comedy and voice impersonations. Alex remains steadfast in imploring the most current—evidenced based therapies and diagnostic algorithms to help his patients obtain accurate diagnoses and precise treatment of their addiction, psychiatric and medical challenges.
Brenna Gonzales, MSC, LPC-S - Clinical Director
Brenna has dedicated her life to serving others. She began her career working with incarcerated and homeless youth and has worked with countless people from all walks of life developing a passion for treating the disease of addiction. Brenna’s counseling style is approachable and includes a mix of client education with thoughtful techniques to help her clients uncover the most authentic and truthful version of themselves. She specializes in the treatment of trauma, chemical and process addictions, and codependence. Brenna received her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling in 2011 and has been honing her craft ever since. Prior to joining The Hope House team, Brenna was a Survivors Therapist at The Meadows working extensively with people struggling with addiction and trauma. She has had the privilege of being trained by many of today’s industry leaders, including Pia Mellody. Brenna is a Board Approved Supervisor and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. Her training also includes EMDR, Post Induction Therapy, Complicated Pain Recovery, and NADA Auricular Acupuncture.
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