Substance Abuse & Chemical Detox

Chemical dependency treatment is one of the cornerstones on which Montevista is based. Helping people to recover from substance abuse or addiction and regain healthy and productive lives has been our focus and specialty for 20 years. Our medically managed programs are both highly structured and individually crafted to provide each patient with the necessary skills for a successful recovery. Utilizing the 12-Step principles in conjunction with behavior modification, our licensed and degreed alcohol and drug counselors help patients gain valuable knowledge about their disease, relapse prevention, rebuilding healthy relationships and integrating coping skills into their daily lives.


One very serious form of substance abuse has been the recent growth in the addiction of opiates. Frankly, the country has seen a massive uptick in the number of individuals who have experienced some form of this epidemic. In general, opiates are very powerful and extremely addictive, which has understandably led to their abuse, even through the consumption of legitimate prescriptions given by doctors and healthcare providers. The withdrawal symptoms are very hard to overcome, which is usually why users have such a difficult time breaking the addiction.

The way that opioids work is that they block pain signals, so when someone is prescribed opiates, they tend to experience a vast reduction of their pain, or no pain at all. Opioids attach themselves to types of proteins in the body, which are called “opioid receptors”, which gather in the regions of the brain, one’s spinal cord and other regions. They ultimately help eliminate the pain and the perceptions of experiencing pain. You can see that this can be a desirable effect for those looking to escape either physical or mental pain in their lives, and the path to abuse is not always one of intent.

Ultimately, for those trapped in the usage of opiates, recovery is truly a very difficult task without the help and guidance of a strong substance abuse program. Montevista can help make a significant difference in the lives of those who are struggling with this type of addiction.

Opiate abuse can stem from the use of the following:

  • Oxymorphone
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydrocodone
  • Heroin
  • Hydromorphone
  • Thebaine
  • Codeine
  • Morphine
  • And many other forms

Dual Diagnosis

A dual diagnosis occurs when an individual is affected by both chemical dependency and an emotional or psychiatric illness. Montevista’s Dual Diagnosis Program combines the treatments for psychiatric illness and chemical dependency, enabling both problems to be addressed simultaneously. This means acknowledging the complex relationship between these two problems and allowing individuals to follow a program that focuses on their recovery needs for both, their chemical dependency and their psychiatric illness.

Inpatient, Partial, and Intensive Outpatient services are available.

The full Chemical Dependency continuum of care at Montevista includes:

  • Hospital based detoxification (medical model, patients seen by physicians)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Partial Hospitalization
  • Outpatient Intensive
  • Rehabilitation
  • Aftercare

Recognized by medical authorities for successful treatment programs Healthcare and law enforcement professionals can fall prey to addictive disease just like anyone else. Montevista offers programs for impaired professionals seeking to regain their licenses and their livelihoods. More than any other treatment options, physicians, nurses and pharmacists chose Montevista. In fact, Montevista has formal affiliations with the following organizations:

  • Pharmacy Board, State of Nevada
  • Nursing Board, State of Nevada
  • Veterinary Board, State of Nevada
  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Nellis Air Force Base Veteran’s Administration

Schedule an Assessment

If you or a loved one are interested in learning more about our various programs, and how they might be able to benefit your life, contact us today for a completely free and confidential assessment. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – contact us at 702-251-1371.