New Mexico Drug Rehab

Your Treatment Options + State Drug Abuse Facts


Addiction causes an overall decline in a person’s life, affecting many different aspects. Treatment helps people stop this negative life direction and learn to live without a dependence on substances. Yes, it is possible for people to beat addiction on their own, but treatment provides support and tools that make the process easier, and ensures a safer detox period when applicable.

Treatment addresses problems and provides techniques, such as ways to deal with stress, that prevent the need to turn to drugs or alcohol as an escape or problem-solver. Treatment plans vary and should be tailored to each person but a typical plan focuses on a medical detox period, rehab treatment including counseling and a program to minimize the risk of relapse.

Over the past three decades, New Mexico has had among the highest alcohol-related death rates in the United States. Since 1997, it has been the highest. New Mexico continues to struggle with illicit drug use as well; in 2015, the state had the eighth highest drug overdose rate in the country. This has hit men, particularly Hispanic and white men, the most.

Residents of this state are able to turn to treatment programs within its borders or beyond them, with countless options available to give them the care that would help them move forward.

Type & Length of Care:

Long Term Treatment Programs (90-Day)

Comprehensive treatment programs often last for 90 days or longer. These programs tend to take place within residential facilities and include a range of services such as individual and group therapy, education, nutrition and more.

Short Term Treatment Programs (28 / 30 Day)

People with a less severe addiction or who need a fast boost to change their life direction can try short-term programs for about a month. These programs often provide counseling, education and relapse-prevention techniques. Many people require additional treatment after this type of program to make the results last.

Outpatient / Inpatient

Some people thrive with outpatient care while others need to live on site to recover. Inpatient care offers supervision, structure and time away from everyday life and substance use triggers. Outpatient programs give people the ability to continue with a career and family life while going through treatment, or can supplement a person’s personal journey to overcome addiction.

Residential Treatment Services:


The withdrawal from drug dependence can create difficult and sometimes dangerous symptoms. Detox is available to ease this process and make it safer. It is recommended for opioid and alcohol withdrawal but can benefit others as well. Medication and monitoring create an improved withdrawal period.

Sober-living house

Someone who finds it harmful to enter the home environment after a rehab program can enter a sober-living home. The person gains extra time to get used to being sober before dealing with life’s pressures and temptations. These homes offer a sober and structured setting.

Dual diagnosis

Having a mental health disorder at the same time as substance use disorder qualifies someone for a dual diagnosis. Both issues need treatment to ensure true recovery, or the untreated problem can contribute to the reemergence of the other.

Commonly Abused & Treated Drugs:

While many substances are abused, there are some that have a higher incidence of accidental death attributed to them. In New Mexico, 47 percent of unintentional overdoses were the result of prescription opioids; 37 percent were caused by heroin; 24 percent by muscle relaxants; 15 percent were the result of cocaine intake. Meth and antidepressants followed. Between 2004 and 2009, the number of people seen in the emergency room due to prescription drug overdose increased 9.8 percent in New Mexico.


The most effective treatment is a program customized to the person’s situation. It’s worth searching a range of treatment options across different areas to find the right match for each person’s recovery. Contact us for immediate help with that search.