Staff to Expect at a Luxury Rehab

People who work inside a treatment facility for addiction have the opportunity, each and every day, to see people rising above their addictions and putting their lives together once more. It can be an incredibly rewarding career, and often, people who choose to work in the recovery industry have their own personal addiction stories to share, either as a person who has fought an addiction or as a family member of someone else who dealt with an addiction issue. Those who enter a luxury rehab program have the opportunity to interact with these talented professionals on a daily basis, and these are just a few job titles and responsibilities of the staff of such treatment programs.

Medical Staff


Over time, drug and alcohol abuse can cause persistent changes in brain chemistry and organ function, and when people try to heal, those changes can lead to significant physical illness and discomfort. In addition, people with addictions may neglect their physical health and well-being, and they may develop persistent aches, pains and dysfunction due to the damage their addictions have caused. While some facilities ask their clients to work with doctors in the community, others provide medical assistance through:

  • Doctors
  • Detox Specialists
  • Nurses’ aides
  • Dietitians
  • Physical therapists

Mental Health Staff


Addictions can also cause a significant amount of mental distress and dysfunction, and often, addictions weave their roots into the way people think, relate and remember. Therapy can help to undo this damage and provide people with an opportunity to develop healthier habits and new ways of thinking. Mental health therapists can include psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and more. These people often have a smattering of letters behind their names, and some are authorized to prescribe medications to help their clients and others are not.

Repairing a life broken by addiction might also require working with community resources, including legal assistance groups and employment groups. Luxury rehab centers may use social and human service assistants to deal with these tasks, although they may be given other titles like “concierge” or “guide.” According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, no higher education is required for jobs like this, but some facilities look for people who have completed some sort of addiction training.

Facilities might also utilize mental health experts with specific kinds of training in one type of therapy. For example, some facilities may utilize art therapists who can help their clients to express their hidden needs and buried memories through art projects. According to the Health Care Careers Directory produced by the American Medical Association, people who work in art therapy tend to have master’s degrees in the field, and they may also have credentials with national boards, including the Art Therapy Credentials Board. People with specific training like this could provide people with very targeted therapies that could help them to recover, and they’re an important part of the treatment package offered in luxury rehab centers.

Support Staff


Running a top-notch facility tends to require a significant amount of manpower, and support staff members may be required to keep everything moving as it should. Gardeners, housekeepers, cooks and maintenance staff might all be working behind the scenes so the facility is clean and functional. Accountants and business professionals might also play a background role, ensuring that the bills are paid and the invoices are clear.

At Alta Mira, we’re incredibly proud of the treatment team we’ve assembled for our clients, and we work hard to ensure that we have the right kind of people available to help our clients overcome their issues. If you’d like to learn more about our staff, please call.