FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Those who enter treatment for substance abuse in the midst of an active addiction will often begin their journey with countless questions. This page seeks to provide answers to some of the most pressing concerns of potential clients and their loved ones. If your inquiries are not answered below, please contact our admissions staff for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are internationally accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Our certification document can be viewed here.

We are accredited for the following service:

  • Detoxification/Withdrawal Management: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
  • Residential Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
  • Residential Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH (Adults)

Our primary treatment program can accommodate 18 clients. Our extended care program accommodates 12 in the men’s program and 8 in the women’s program. Vista Taos offers medically supervised detox with licensed medical staff on call 24/7. With masters level therapists on staff, clients will receive dedicated, individualized treatment suitable to their unique histories. Each client will have individual therapy at least once a week and has the opportunity to participate in group therapy 3-4 times a week.

Yes.  We are members of the National Association of Addiction Providers.  You can view our membership by visiting NAATP.org.

We are also CARF certified, members of the Better Business Bureau, and verified with Psychology Today.

Vista Taos has been treating substance abuse for 20 years, is family owned, and not part of a larger corporation.

Adult men and women struggling with alcohol and/or drug addiction with or without co-occurring disorders. We are a voluntary program that works alongside clients to help them start their journey to recovery.

Our program is 12-step based. Clients also participate in individual and group therapy deigned to complement their recovery. Ancillary therapies are provided to support each client’s recovery. These include yoga, massage, acupuncture, equine assisted learning, spiritual guidance, and outdoor activities.

Yes.  Our medical director is highly experience in the field of addiction and is a Fellow with The American Society of Addiction Medicine and is Certified by The American Board of Addiction Medicine.  Please view our premier clinical team on our staff page.

Our Clinical Staff our highly experience and hold masters and doctoral level degrees in their fields.  Please view our staff page to see individual staff experience.

We work with all commercial insurance plans and are in-network with several large carriers including, but not limited to Blue Cross Blue Shield, UnitedHealthcare, Presbyterian Health, and New Mexico Health Connections. The cost of treatment with insurance varies greatly depending on the plan. We can only know what your copayment and deductible will be after pre-authorizing with your insurance carrier. Due to the high quality of care at our facility, we are not able to accept medicaid or medicare, however, we can still point you in the right direction if you are needing assistance finding a place to get help. Give us a call and we’ll verify your insurance and give you some resources that may be useful.

Potential clients must first meet the criteria for substance use disorder which is determined by our clinical team.  This will happen over the phone or in person and involves fully understanding a person’s history and making sure the program is a good fit for their situation.  Secondly, clients should be able to cover the cost of treatment either through insurance, self-pay, or other means.  Give us a call to discuss your insurance coverage and arrangements available on an as-needed basis.

We are internationally accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and are licensed to do business by the appropriate state agencies, however, there is no specific government license in the state of New Mexico for Substance Abuse Treatment Centers.

We refer a client to a higher level of care if our facility is not the right fit for what a client needs.  Vista Taos does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, veteran status, and marital status. The reasons for an early discharge or referral may include clinical, medical, psychological, financial, or other health related reasons.

We refer to other providers as needed and always attempt door to door transfer.  Many referrals occur before a client has entered our program and may occur over the phone.

Vista Taos is accredited to treat substance addiction including, but not limited to, alcohol, methamphetamines, heroin, crack, cocaine, marijuana, prescription drugs and other opioids, and any other substance that could be abused and is a primary diagnosis.  Vista Taos does not treat other medical or mental health conditions.

We always work with referring therapists and always provide the most care possible upon discharge

Yes, we make every effort to remain in contact with alumni and have annual alumni gatherings. We encourage alumni to contact us if they need any resources or would like help connecting with support services. We love hearing from alumni!

Transitional living is strongly recommended for all clients to help them navigate back into everyday life. If a client is unable to be a part of the transitional living program, we attempt IOP to help clients be most successful. Clients who join the transitional living program experience increased success rates and have better long term recovery.

Yes, Vista Taos offers a complimentary monthly family program and we believe that involving the family in a client’s recovery is necessary to build a strong foundation for a new, sober life. This 3-day family program helps families understand and experience how family dynamics influence addiction and the health of each family member. There is no cost to attend.

Drug screenings are routinely conducted at admission and discharge, and randomly throughout the program. Vista Taos follows the ASAM guidelines for drug screening and has a medical director on staff that is certified by ASAM.

We always work with referring therapists and always provide the most care possible upon discharge

Yes, we make every effort to remain in contact with alumni and have annual alumni gatherings. We encourage alumni to contact us if they need any resources or would like help connecting with support services. We love hearing from alumni!

Transitional living is strongly recommended for all clients to help them navigate back into everyday life. If a client is unable to be a part of the transitional living program, we attempt IOP to help clients be most successful. Clients who join the transitional living program experience increased success rates and have better long term recovery.

We always work with referring therapists and always provide the most care possible upon discharge

Our two sober living houses, Casa Feliz (men) and Casa Vida (women) are staffed 24-7. The clinical programs are led by masters level clinicians who understand the needs of the each client.

We are internationally accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Our certification document can be viewed here.

We are accredited for the following service:

  • Detoxification/Withdrawal Management: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
  • Residential Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
  • Residential Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH (Adults)

Yes.  We are members of the National Association of Addiction Providers.  You can view our membership by visiting NAATP.org.

We are also CARF certified, members of the Better Business Bureau, and verified with Psychology Today.

Vista Taos has been treating substance abuse for 20 years, is family owned, and not part of a larger corporation.

Vista Taos is accredited to treat substance addiction including, but not limited to, alcohol, methamphetamines, heroin, crack, cocaine, marijuana, prescription drugs and other opioids, and any other substance that could be abused and is a primary diagnosis.  Vista Taos does not treat other medical or mental health conditions.

Drug screenings are routinely conducted at admission and discharge, and randomly throughout the program. Vista Taos follows the ASAM guidelines for drug screening and has a medical director on staff that is certified by ASAM.

Our program is 12-step based. Clients also participate in individual and group therapy deigned to complement their recovery. Ancillary therapies are provided to support each client’s recovery. These include yoga, massage, acupuncture, equine assisted learning, spiritual guidance, and outdoor activities.

Potential clients must first meet the criteria for substance use disorder which is determined by our clinical team.  This will happen over the phone or in person and involves fully understanding a person’s history and making sure the program is a good fit for their situation.  Secondly, clients should be able to cover the cost of treatment either through insurance, self-pay, or other means.  Give us a call to discuss your insurance coverage and arrangements available on an as-needed basis.

Vista Taos is accredited to treat substance addiction including, but not limited to, alcohol, methamphetamines, heroin, crack, cocaine, marijuana, prescription drugs and other opioids, and any other substance that could be abused and is a primary diagnosis.  Vista Taos does not treat other medical or mental health conditions.

Drug screenings are routinely conducted at admission and discharge, and randomly throughout the program. Vista Taos follows the ASAM guidelines for drug screening and has a medical director on staff that is certified by ASAM.

Yes, Vista Taos offers a complimentary monthly family program and we believe that involving the family in a client’s recovery is necessary to build a strong foundation for a new, sober life. This 3-day family program helps families understand and experience how family dynamics influence addiction and the health of each family member. There is no cost to attend.

We always work with referring therapists and always provide the most care possible upon discharge

Our primary treatment program can accommodate 18 clients. Our extended care program accommodates 12 in the men’s program and 8 in the women’s program. Vista Taos offers medically supervised detox with licensed medical staff on call 24/7. With masters level therapists on staff, clients will receive dedicated, individualized treatment suitable to their unique histories. Each client will have individual therapy at least once a week and has the opportunity to participate in group therapy 3-4 times a week.

Vista Taos has been treating substance abuse for 20 years, is family owned, and not part of a larger corporation.

Our two sober living houses, Casa Feliz (men) and Casa Vida (women) are staffed 24-7. The clinical programs are led by masters level clinicians who understand the needs of the each client.

Yes.  Our medical director is highly experience in the field of addiction and is a Fellow with The American Society of Addiction Medicine and is Certified by The American Board of Addiction Medicine.  Please view our premier clinical team on our staff page.

Our Clinical Staff our highly experience and hold masters and doctoral level degrees in their fields.  Please view our staff page to see individual staff experience.

COVID-19 update: The health and safety of our clients at Vista Taos Renewal Center continues to be our highest priority. Due to the national rise in cases of COVID-19, all potential clients entering the Vista Taos program shall be tested for the virus and must receive their results prior to admission. Vista Taos continues to work closely with the New Mexico Department of Health, adhering to the highest standards of care for our clients, and will provide subsequent testing after admission as needed. For assistance in finding the most efficient testing sites, please contact our Director of Community Relations, Jeremy Lihte, at (575) 425-1913
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