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Admissions: Starting the Program with Burning Tree Ranch

Time Is On Your Side

The Burning Tree Ranch program is designed to help the chronic relapser overcome addiction, establish a healthy and productive life, and achieve permanent freedom from relapse.

We are a true, authentic long-term inpatient and aftercare program, specializing in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

We track progress – not days – as our client’s journey through a clinical curriculum designed to aid the chronic relapser in achieving a life of excellence beyond sobriety.

Unlike any other program in the nation, we utilize time to help us determine our client’s clinical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Our sophisticated team of addiction and mental health experts evaluate, monitor, and accurately diagnose the chronic relapser so that the appropriate treatment plans can be determined.

Utilizing addiction medicine, evidence-based practices, and twelve step immersion, Burning Tree incorporates progress-based metrics to inform the treatment team of client’s progress towards important therapeutic milestones.

If these expected milestones are not met, treatment completion becomes an open-ended process, and the chronic relapser remains in treatment until the necessary progress is achieved.

What To Expect (Families)
Get a little insight as to what you as a family member can expect while your loved one is at Burning Tree Ranch.
What To Expect (Clients)
Get a little insight about what a client entering Burning Tree Ranch should expect from us and from yourself.
Meghan Bohlman, Clinical Director
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We understand the relationship between substance abuse and mental health. More than anything else, we understand the chronic relapser. As your loved one moves through our progress-based program, our goal is to help them become a self-supporting, emotionally balanced, and sober individual.
~ Meghan Bohlman, LPC, LCDC, EMDR-Trained, Clinical Director

Treating Chronic Relapse Since 1999

We have helped families recover from the disease of addiction and chronic relapse since 1999.

Our sophisticated clinical team, our focus on the twelve steps, and our accountable and structured environment, helps chronic relapsers break the chains of addiction and create a whole new life of meaning.

With nearly 25 years of experience as a long-term treatment provider, we are the foremost experts in treating chronic relapse.

Jesse Earwood, Executive Director
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We’ve been helping families with chronic relapse since 1999. We do what other programs don’t, we provide meaningful, lifelong solutions that transform the individual and family, permanently.
~ Jesse Earwood, Executive Director

Why Short-Term Treatment Doesn’t Work For Everyone

Burning Tree Ranch clients are persons who have experienced significant, life-altering consequences because of addiction.

Typically, this person has experienced multiple previous treatment episodes that have failed to successfully address their needs. They were either too short, too unstructured, or too unqualified to address the true, underlying conditions that promote relapse.

At Burning Tree Ranch, we treat addiction the same way we treat co-occurring disorders, in a measured, progressed-based manner that supports meaningful growth and healing. All of this takes time.

As a long-term program, we get to know our clients and families intimately. We develop treatment plans based on relapse histories, mental health diagnoses, and current levels of resistance and willingness.

Short-term programs simply do not have the resources, time, or experience to effectively treat the chronic relapser in a 30, 60, or 90-day environment. While they may be able to scratch the surface, the surface will never do. For chronic relapsers, permanent recovery must happen deep on the inside.

As the nation’s only authentic, long-term treatment provider, we assist our clients and families in discovering lifelong, permanent solutions that work.

Olivia Wilder
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We are here to help you and your family transition from a place of worry to hope. We want to help you find the best path forward and reduce as much stress as possible during this difficult time.
~ Olivia Wilder, Admissions Director

Our Promise

At Burning Tree Ranch, we promise to deliver life-changing clinical interventions to those who have been unable to find freedom from the unending cycle of relapse.

While other treatment centers invest in keeping their clients comfy, cozy, and happy, Burning Tree Ranch invests in the therapeutic value of honesty, integrity, and excellence. We are a long-term, progress-based program designed to address the root causes of addiction.

The work we do is complex and time-consuming. It is also lasting.

That said, we find it helpful to reveal right up front that our treatment program is the most challenging in the nation.

We ask our families to trust us, to take our hand, and to allow us to guide them away from the path they’ve been traveling for years.

Some of these moments will be difficult. During these times, we promise to aid our families in adopting a whole new set of practices, a whole new set of principles and yes, a whole new way of living.

Our promise is to help the entire family as we journey forth in creating a life of excellence beyond sobriety.

Brook McKenzie, COO
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As an alumnus of Burning Tree Ranch, my goal is to support our team in delivering the same quality of treatment that me and my family received when I was a client.
~ Brook McKenzie, LCDC
Chief Operating Officer


Burning Tree Ranch is 8 to 14 months of inpatient residential treatment. We are a state-licensed facility that utilizes evidence-based practices, twelve step immersion, and addiction medicine to craft individualized treatment plans tailored to the chronic relapser. Treatment duration at the Ranch is based on progress.Our aftercare program, which residents join after completing the inpatient residential portion, is one year long.

As a progress-based treatment center, Burning Tree Ranch measures clinical benchmarks, not calendar days. If the patient has not reached the expected therapeutic milestones, treatment completion becomes an open-ended process, and the patient does not move forward until ready.

Burning Tree Ranch is designed exclusively for the chronic relapser. Clients must have attended at least one former treatment episode to qualify for Burning Tree Ranch.


Dual Diagnosis means more than one diagnosis. All Burning Tree Ranch clients will be evaluated, assessed, and treated for co-occurring mental health disorders as well as addiction. That said, addiction is the primary ailment of the Burning Tree Ranch client.

Burning Tree Ranch treats chronic addiction and treatment-resistant clients that have failed to achieve permanent sobriety in former, shorter-term treatment settings.
The vast majority of Burning Tree Ranch clients are referred to us by the professional community. In most cases, these organizations and private professionals have direct experience working with Burning Tree Ranch on cases where chronic relapse is concerned.
Burning Tree Ranch has been serving the needs of the chronic relapser since 1999.
Burning Tree Ranch does not accept insurance. The Ranch is an affordable private pay solution for the chronic relapser and their family.

Burning Tree Ranch is a non-smoking, tobacco and nicotine-free facility. Medically prescribed nicotine cessation is provided.

There are no electronics permitted at Burning Tree Ranch, including cell phones, laptops or any other devices that may connect to the internet.

Yes. Burning Tree Ranch clients will regularly see our psychiatrist on an as-needed basis. Addiction Medicine is an important part of the treatment plan at Burning Tree Ranch.

Burning Tree Ranch is the only authentic, long-term chronic relapse program in the nation. We are different because we track progress, not time.
Olivia Wilder

Olivia Wilder
Director of Admissions


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Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.

~ Helen Keller