Desert Star

Addiction Recovery Center

Established in 2009
Locally Owned and Operated

Awaken to Healing in the Desert

Successfully Treating Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Mental Health Disorders, Sexual Compulsivity, Relationship, and Young Adult issues

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Clients with substance use disorders and eating disorders

In a SAMHSA Advisory notification, SAMSHA states:  “ Eating disorders (ED’s), which cause serious health problems and can be fatal, frequently co-occur with substance use disorders (SUDs).  There are numerous psychosocial consequences of EDs (e.g., problems with...

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It’s that time of year again! The one where you promise yourself this year will be different. Or maybe you have gotten to the point that the new year no longer inspires the possibility of a second chance. If this is you then you are in good company! An article from...

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When was the last time you got your Oil Changed?

Calley Steel, MA LPC Desert Star Addiction Recovery Center I recently sat with a new client. She, like so many of my clients had experienced multiple childhood traumas in the form of neglect, abuse, and chaotic family dynamics. She’d struggled with an eating disorder...

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The Dark Side of Social Media

If you have been watching the news lately it’s safe to say that you have heard about the latest Facebook controversy. Whether or not you are concerned with privacy or how your data is being used there is another issue which can affect us deeply without us even...

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Covid19, Addiction, and Eating Disorders

In my nearly ten years as a therapist, I’ve learned that the simplest and most relatable definition of “trauma” is any stressful experience that is too much (or sometimes too little), too soon, or too fast. Over the last year I’ve also come to believe “for too long”...

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Announcing our blog

Over the past 10 years of helping people, we have seen struggles, triumphs, and everything in-between. We have seen the landscape of mental health and substance abuse shift and change around us in positive and negative ways, and we realize that it’s almost impossible...

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