Substance Abuse

Substance abuse will affect millions of Americans in their lifetimes. Despite its prevalence, many feel shame and put off seeking treatment for months or years. Because substance abuse affects the body and mind, by delaying treatment, people suffering from substance abuse may cause further health complications.


We believe a safe, judgement-free environment can help give our neighbors the strength they need to beat substance abuse. As a long-term clinical treatment center based on a spiritually based curriculum, Desert Solace seeks to bring our brothers and sisters out of shame and into the light.



Substance Abuse Creates Strain on Family Relationships

man holding a syringe in his handsWhen someone suffers from substance abuse, it affects everyone in his or her life. Family members, friends, and community members may struggle to understand why their friend and loved one has become reclusive and withdrawn or is inappropriately energized and acting out.

Though he or she may try to keep things moving smoothly in his or her social circles, the person who struggles with addiction may continue to strain his or her relationships. If an intervention is attempted, he or she may become too agitated or mentally absent to internalize the criticism, even if it comes from a place of love.

People suffering with substance abuse and their families often think that out-patient treatments centered on keeping the patient in their home and connected to their daily lives will prove successful, and are disappointed when the person suffering from substance abuse is unable to keep up with the demands of their treatment plan.


Treating Substance Abuse Using a Proven 12-Step Program

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Addiction relies on a pattern of behavior as well as chemical dependencies in a person’s brain. Our residential facility is removed from the stresses of patients’ daily lives, breaking them out of destructive behavior patterns for the duration of treatment.

During their stay, patients will learn adaptive behaviors that they can practice at home when they finish treatment. Through a blending of nature and art therapy with proven 12-step program techniques, we nurture our patients spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

We believe that, just as addiction affects everyone in a person’s life, recovery treatment involves his or her friends and family as well.

By educating our patients’ loved ones on how addictions develop and how the treatment process works, we hope to promote healing in our patients’ lives and the lives of their community members. Our support team uses weekly phone sessions to help reaffirm families and patients in their ongoing healing process.

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