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The Power of Nature in Recovery

The setting for Vista Taos Nature & Recovery Center is no accident. For centuries, the expansive turquoise skies and breathtaking mountains edging the Taos Valley have captured the imagination and enriched the spirits of those who come to magical Northern New Mexico. Nature dominates life here: Magnificent views stretch...

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Decluttering Your Sober Life: Benefits of Organization During Recovery

You’ve probably heard about the clutter-anxiety-depression link. Put simply, an excess amount of “stuff” leads to chronic stress. It can be a vicious cycle: Disorganization fuels anxiety, which leads to depression, which lends itself to more disorganization. While you may not have associated this cycle with your recovery from...

Coming Out of Our Isolation

Coming Out of Our Isolation

For many of us, living with addiction has been a very isolating experience. We’ve essentially been alone with our drug or behavior of choice. There are many different reasons why we isolate. Sometimes we’re ashamed of the mistakes we’ve made and the ways in which we’ve hurt other people....

Maintaining Our Serenity

Maintaining Our Serenity

Living with addiction and mental health issues means we’re often confronted with things and people that challenge our serenity and sense of peace. We’re presented with things that make us feel uncomfortable, stressed, anxious, angry, even depressed. Addiction creates all kinds of challenging situations in our lives, frustrating daily...

Communicating our Needs and Boundaries in Unhealthy Relationships

Communicating our Needs and Boundaries in Unhealthy Relationships

Often when we are living with addictions and mental health issues we are also struggling with unhealthy relationships that are codependent, toxic and abusive. When we are in these relationships, we often have a hard time communicating our needs and boundaries, for various reasons. In unhealthy relationships, we very often...

COVID-19 update: The health and safety of our clients at Vista Taos Renewal Center is our first priority. We are working closely with the New Mexico Department of Health to ensure that each person admitting to our program is tested for Covid-19 on site and subsequently restricted to a smaller area of campus until the results are returned by the DOH.
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