FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: What ages do you serve?
A: Vista Taos Renewal Center serves both men and women, ages 18 and over.
Q: May I have visitors?
A: Yes, visiting hours are each Sunday and on Holidays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. with the exception of the first week of treatment.
Q: Why is the program 30 days long?
A: Inpatient or residential rehab is offered as a 30 day program for individuals who need to break from their everyday life in order to focus on their addiction problem. Often 30 days is just long enough to begin the process, so discharge planning is critical to ongoing success. Addiction recovery research has shown that the most successful treatment outcomes are those that provide consistent support for at least 90 – 120 days in length. With that in mind, Vista Taos offers an Extended Care Program to help individuals on their journey to a sober and functional lifestyle.
Q: What are some of the other reasons I should consider the Extended Care Program?
A: Extended Care is not only good in terms of the latest research showing that the brain requires more time, in the rehab process, to remember and assimilate information, but it offers patients an opportunity to refocus on basic life and independence skills with the help and support of trained staff. The Extended Care Program provides a safe environment to continue work on issues with structure to succeed in making changes. The program also provides a smoother transition to home, which can sometimes be overwhelming for individuals to be thrown back into their daily life without significant practice. Completing the Extended Care Program can also increase self-esteem and build self-confidence through daily successes and working with a sponsor on their 12-step program.
Q: Will I have access to the internet?
A: During treatment at Vista Taos Renewal Center, we want our patients to let go of the outside world for 30 days and focus solely on themselves, their issues, and renewing their life. Access to the internet is not provided.
Q: Are staff credentialed?
A: All therapeutic staff at Vista Taos are licensed addiction professionals in the State of New Mexico.
Q: How are travel arrangements handled?
A: Travel arrangements are typically coordinated by the patient and family. Once travel plans are made, the information needs to be communicated to Vista Taos so that we may prepare for your arrival. If travel involves flying into Albuquerque, we will coordinate for a staff member to greet you at the airport and provide transportation to the Center.
Q: Do you allow smoking?
A: Smoking is permitted in the designated smoking area.