They had professional and personal experience to drawn upon – Steve had built several successful businesses and grew up within a family system of addiction while Diahann had helped build, run and sell a prominent treatment center. Both wanted to provide the highest quality of care to others who suffered from such devastating, debilitating and deadly disorders. The partnership of Steve and Diahann became the foundation of the La Ventana family of intelligent, talented and compassionate staff. The partners have stood in the same place of despair and fear that all of their clients and their families experience – They get it. Aligned in their mission, Steve and Diahann made several strategic decisions to position La Ventana as a state-of-the-art treatment center offering expert and evidence-based medical and clinical care, individually tailored treatment, and the depth of compassionate care that is La Ventana’s truly extraordinary signature. As part of La Ventana’s comprehensive model of care they can now say they are one of the only treatment centers worldwide to be able to offer a complete continuum of care, covering all stages of recovery for both substance abuse and mental health. La Ventana offers Detoxification and Residential Treatment Centers (RTC), Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), and structured, gender specific Transitional and Sober Living Environments. Due to the complexities of addiction and mental health, La Ventana believes that not only is the complete continuum of care desirable, but rather it is a crucial component in order to heal and sustain long-lasting recovery.