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of persons who suffer from addiction also suffer from a mental health disorder.

Our program addresses the underlying mental health conditions that keep the addicted person trapped in the cycle of relapse.

Addicts 45%

Substance Abuse & Mental Health

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that 45 percent of individuals who suffer from addiction share a co-occurring mental health disorder.

While this is an estimate, we believe it to be accurate.

As we have long known, alcohol and drugs interfere with the way the brain functions. A complex and mysterious organ, the brain is home to the prefrontal cortex, extended amygdala, and basal ganglia to name just a few.

As the chronic relapser engages more deeply in alcohol and drug abuse, these important sectors of the brain are affected in ways that may cause severe, sometimes deadly disruptions to normal functioning.

Drugs like alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, opiates, benzos, and methamphetamines, even when stopped for several weeks, may co-create symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and severe mood swings.

This makes it difficult for short-term treatment providers to distinguish the difference between post-acute withdrawal symptoms, which may persist for periods of six months or longer, and legitimate, underlying mental health disorders.

We believe that determining accurate, measurable baselines are pertinent to the effective, whole-health treatment of the chronic relapser.

"The question is not how to get cured, but how to live."

At Burning Tree Ranch, we utilize a progress-based, customized approach to address anxiety and addiction disorders for the chronic relapser.

At Burning Tree Ranch, we offer a broad range of treatment options for a dual diagnosis of ADHD / ADD and addiction.

To combat bipolar disorder and addiction, it’s important to treat both mental health issues concurrently.

By addressing addiction and depression concurrently, Burning Tree Ranch helps our clients achieve fulfillment emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

Our ability to address trauma and addiction concurrently provides our clients the best possible opportunity to create a life of excellence beyond sobriety.

Mood and personality disorders can be difficult to navigate and become even more complex when addiction is involved.
Meghan Bohlman, Clinical Director
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Time gives us the ability to treat all of the mental health components that are active, for all of the addicts and alcoholics that we treat.
~ Meghan Bohlman, LPC, LCDC, EMDR-Trained, Clinical Director


While interrupting the damage caused by active addiction remains priority number one at Burning Tree Ranch, we also place a special emphasis on the accurate diagnosis of co-occurring mental health disorders.

As a specialty program dedicated to the treatment of chronic relapsers, we believe that addressing the whole person with a long-term, progress-based approach is the best way to ensure a full and complete recovery.

We know that for our clients, short-term treatment methods simply have not worked. Despite every good intention, these 30, 60, and 90 programs are not able to address the full scope of challenges faced by the chronic relapser.

Sadly, this cycle of short-term treatment episodes followed by ever-worsening stages of relapse, has led to a progressively worse chain of consequences, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally, too. In many cases, our clients and families come to us at a complete loss, not knowing if it is addiction, or a secondary mental condition that has evaded proper treatment.

At Burning Tree Ranch, we understand that substance abuse and mental health are closely intertwined. As the only authentic long-term residential inpatient program in the nation, we possess the time, skillset, and training to address the whole person, not just the addiction.


Our mission is to provide a path to permanent recovery.

To accomplish this goal, we identify and treat co-occurring mental health disorders in tandem with advanced stages of chronic addiction. Our dual diagnosis treatment plans are available for all patients diagnosed with a combination of addiction and mental health disorder.

Utilizing trained and licensed providers, we integrate addiction and mental health therapies to better serve the needs of the individual. Our disciplines include addiction medicine, evidence-based treatment, and trauma-informed programming.

Along with twelve step immersion, these methods promote the development of healthier coping mechanisms, allowing our clients the freedom to better manage their mental health symptoms in a productive and useful way.

With a focus on sustainable, lifelong recovery, our commitment to clinical excellence is the driving force behind our mission.

Brook McKenzie, COO
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Our treatment is long-term because it is based on progress. We provide our clients the space and time to make full, permannent recoveries.
~ Brook McKenzie, LCDCI, Chief Operating Officer
Treatment for chronic addiction requires an approach that addresses the substance use itself, the physical effects on the body, and the mental health component attached to the disease.
At Burning Tree Ranch, we provide a multi-faceted approach that considers the whole person, their history, mental health status, and family of origin. We utilize a combination of addiction medicine, evidence-based therapies, and twelve step immersion to help create a life of excellence beyond sobriety for our clients and their families.
Some of the most commonly abused substances we provide treatment for are:
Meghan Bohlman, Clinical Director
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I believe Burning Tree arms our clients with all the skills they might need, whether it be life skills, immersion in the 12 steps, trauma work, or work with a psychiatrist. We arm them with the tools they need to achieve a life of excellence beyond sobriety.
~ Meghan Bohlman, LPC, LCDC, EMDR-Trained, Clinical Director


Burning Tree Ranch is a highly sophisticated long-term residential treatment and aftercare program designed exclusively for the chronic relapser.

Operating outside the limitations of a traditional 30, 60 or 90-day format, Burning Tree adheres to progress-based metrics that inform the clinical treatment team of the unique mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of each client, resulting in dynamic breakthroughs for those formerly unable to achieve meaningful, long-term recovery.

As of today, we are the only treatment center in the United States that combines time-intensive residential treatment with a therapeutically coordinated aftercare program focused singularly on the treatment of chronic relapsers.



LMSW, LCDC | Counselor
Kristina Robertson serves as Counselor at Burning Tree Ranch. Holding both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Social Work, Kristina’s greatest joy is “watching our clients learn to love themselves again.” An avid equestrian, mother to twenty-one horses, and all-around animal lover, Kristina serves as a bright shining example of long-term recovery in action. Her commitment to whole person health: mental, physical, emotional and spiritual makes her an invaluable member of the Burning Tree Ranch clinical team. As a distinguished Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Zeta member, Kristina believes deeply in each client’s pursuit of becoming their best selves.

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Beth Legacki, Burning Tree Ranch Alumni