About Us

The Differents is a private, luxury drug and alcohol treatment center in Reno/Tahoe, NV. Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range and within minutes to breathtaking Lake Tahoe, we offer integrated care and innovative approaches with emerging technologies to help individuals find meaningful life beyond addiction.

Why Choose Us?

We know the way through recovery because we’ve traveled these waters ourselves.

Our team consists of individuals who combine first-hand knowledge of rehab, clinical expertise, and decades of education and experience to offer an innovative approach to treatment.

Our approach is to care for the whole person—mind, body, and soul—identifying contributing factors to substance abuse and fostering human connection, helping people find hope and purpose for their lives.

Our 1:3 staff:client ratio optimizes safe, individualized, and quality care, leading to successful outcomes. And our ongoing, post-treatment aftercare program leads to sustainable recovery.

Change your perspective.
Transform your life.

Our Values

Here at The Differents, every single aspect of our program is rooted in our core values as a substance use treatment provider. We make a conscious decision to promise each and every client they will experience these values throughout their entire treatment journey while attending our program.

Authentic Community

The spelling of our name says it all. It’s not The Difference—it’s The Differents, because we’re a collection of unique people who have found purpose beyond addiction. And we help others do the same without judgment.

Holistic Care

We don’t just address addiction. We treat the whole person, identifying contributing factors to addiction, fostering human connection, and helping people find meaning in their lives.

Cultivating Creativity

From innovative treatment modalities to fostering artistic expression, we value creativity in everything we do.

Why Luxury Rehab?

Immersive Programming

Rehab shouldn’t feel like going to prison. Our treatment center provides luxury accommodations, a private bedroom/bathroom, and a beautiful setting for recovery.

Privacy & Confidentiality

Luxury rehabs are the preferred choice for executive professionals, athletes, celebrities and others who are in the public eye. These facilities cater to clients who need privacy. Additionally, these clients appreciate that they will have a peer-group with relatable life experiences.

Experienced Staff

Staff turnover can be quite high in the recovery industry, particularly in lower-end facilities where staffing levels are low and burnout is high. Our senior clinical staff has many years of experience at treatment centers.

Meet Our Team

Explore how The Differents is changing the way we treat substance abuse with our innovative programming, compassionate, people-first approach, and our personalized solutions.

Heather Taft, </br> MA

Heather Taft,
MA

Executive Director
Denise Everett,</br>MA, MFT, LCADC

Denise Everett,
MA, MFT, LCADC

Clinical Director
Damon Zavala,</br>D.O, F.H.M

Damon Zavala,
D.O, F.H.M

Medical Director
Jodie Hlavachek, MPH, LADC, CPGC

Jodie Hlavachek, MPH, LADC, CPGC

Addiction Counselor
Ericka Evans

Ericka Evans

Lead Behavioral Health Technician
Brandon Cassinelli, </br>LMFT

Brandon Cassinelli,
LMFT

Mental Health Counselor
Anne McHargue

Anne McHargue

Yoga and Meditation Expert
Simon Andrew Whitton, </br>PhD

Simon Andrew Whitton,
PhD

Neuroscientist

Are you or a loved one suffering from addiction? There is hope.