Desert Star has medical personnel available for assessing, evaluating, prescribing psychiatric medication, and /or monitoring mental health disorders which may co-occur with one’s addiction. Medication management services for Desert Star clients are available. We also offer Neurofeedback!

Services are available from a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP). Services are provided to Desert Star clients only, on an individual basis, as needed.

Medical Treatment of Alcohol or Opioid Dependence

For clients with alcohol or opiate dependence, a combination of medication and therapy can sometimes be the most helpful course of treatment. Vivitrol is a monthly inject-able drug designed to help people 18 years of age or older maintain abstinence from alcohol and/or opiates. Vivitrol must be taken only after one has stopped drinking and/or using opiates, maintained abstinence, and in conjunction with enrollment and participation of one of our Intensive Outpatient Programs.


We are happy to answer any questions you might have!

For more information about Desert Star’s psychiatric services, neurofeedback, or other treatment options, call (520) 638-6000!