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Heroin Addiction Treatment Programs in New Mexico

When looking for a drug rehab center in New Mexico, it is important to remember that not all heroin rehabs are the same. There are some rehab centers that will offer medical detox options while others will have a person tough out their withdrawal. We have found that a 90-day heroin rehab can offer the best results for long-lasting sobriety. Finding the treatment that not only heals the body but also heals the mind, as well, will be the difference between success and failure.

Heroin addicts, often think that once they go through the detox process, find themselves feeling “cured” and start not wanting to go through with therapy or want to have one more romance with the drug before entering rehab for their addiction to Heroin. We strongly urge people to find a treatment program that is at least, a long drive away from home, to make the person will have a chance to think about leaving a program before they make a seriously bad decision to leave before the heroin rehab is completed. 

If you or someone you love is using heroin, or even starting to feel like you may need help, give us a call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are here for you. Call now and end the cycle of addiction, get your life back, and start living once again.

The Heroin Epidemic Reaches New Mexico

As the heroin epidemic encroaches into the rural areas of New Mexico and continues to erode the lives of thousands of people in the state, more people are becoming addicted to heroin and overdosing, and the death rate is soaring. Heroin trafficking through the state is really taking a toll on the residents and communities in all regions of New Mexico. This steady spike in overdoses and heroin-related incidents has the state looking to a controversial approach to addressing the Heroin addiction problem. In 2007, New Mexico passed the first law of its kind, in the country, protecting and offering amnesty to those drug users who call 911 or take a friend or family member that is overdosing to the emergency room. This protects them from prosecution while trying to save someone’s life. The state started giving out Naltrexone nasal spray (that is not FDA approved in this form) and not available in most states. 

New Mexico has the lowest rate for state-funded admissions in all of the Midwest states and has fallen to 44 in the country for state-funded treatment beds. With New Mexico being one of the hardest hit states in the Heroin epidemic, finding treatment for addiction can be difficult with the dwindling resources available in the state for treatment. Below we have compiled a list of a few treatment programs that offer drug rehab for Heroin addiction in New Mexico. 

We have options that are affordable for those seeking treatment for heroin addiction. As the state cuts funding for treatment we have been putting together a list of heroin addiction treatment centers that will work on a sliding fee scale, accept private health insurance, or take Medicaid and Medicare.  There are federal funds that are becoming available more funding is being set aside for the treatment of opioid and heroin addiction. If passed, there will be 1.1 billion federal dollars available in 2016-2017 to cover treatment and education a much-needed boost in the real war on drugs.

Heroin Detox Centers in New Mexico

Treating heroin addiction in New Mexico will involve many steps to make the recovery process effective. For most people, there will be a need for a medical detox to alleviate the symptoms of Heroin withdrawal. With the state taking a harm reduction approach, there has never been a better time to seek treatment for your Heroin addiction. The state and local counties are even providing training for Heroin addicts in the proper use for Naltrexone. This is an effort to stop the multi-generational usage that some regions of the state are combating. It has almost become a rite of passage in some areas and continues to propagate itself. 
Heroin addiction can sometimes include other drugs so it is very important to make sure that you disclose all of the drugs you are currently using and have taken in the past 6 months. This will help the detox center for heroin addiction, better diagnose and prescribe the best medications to make your detox go smoothly and as pain-free as possible.

Do not try to detox on your own. Heroin withdrawal can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the length of heroin use and the amount of heroin being abused on a daily basis.


Inpatient Heroin Rehabs In New Mexico

Detox should be followed by an extensive stay at a Heroin Inpatient treatment program. Private Inpatient drug rehabs offer the best results for long-lasting sobriety from a Heroin addiction.

Most of the people who have fought with heroin addiction have one thing in common: They recovered from their addiction at an inpatient heroin rehab center. Some people can find sobriety in an outpatient treatment program but due to the temptations and availability to go find heroin, this type of program is less effective in treating the addiction as a whole.  The typical stay for someone recovering from heroin addiction can vary from center to center and usually consists of 30-90 day programs.

  Faith-Based Rehab Centers for Heroin Addiction

There is a list of the Christian treatment centers that will be able to handle detox and the counseling portions of the program. Give us a call and we would be happy to forward that information to you. Often times, when looking for a good faith-based heroin rehab there might be a bit of travel involved, but the trip is worth the outcome.

Visit Christian Drug Rehabilitation and they can help you find the best Christian heroin rehab in New Mexico. 

Heroin addiction medications and uses

Sometimes a medical intervention can be used to help wean a person off of heroin at a slower rate, alleviating the withdrawal symptoms normally associated with a Heroin Detox. 

Buprenorphine: Being an opioid, Buprenorphine accesses the same receptors in the brain that heroin interacts with. This allows for a seemingly painless transition while managing cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Methadone: Over the last few decades, this drug has become a bit controversial due to the fact that the body can build up a tolerance quickly if taken to often and is under investigation for being potentially addictive. Methadone is considerably stronger than Buprenorphine but works in the same manner, offering alleviated symptoms from withdrawal.
Naltrexone: Designed to block opioid receptors, blocking the effects that would normally take place once Heroin or an opioid is entered into the system. Also used in treating alcoholism.

Suboxone: Specifically designed to work in combination with Buprenorphine and Naltrexone. This combination of drugs not only manages the addiction, but it also alleviates the temptation to use heroin due to the opioid-blocking drug Naltrexone. 

*To locate a doctor that can prescribe medications for a painless withdrawal, please give us a call and we will help you find the closest addiction doctor to you in New Mexico.


Addiction No More:
The Heroin Addiction Help Line for New Mexico

How to get help for heroin addiction in New Mexico

  • Call our toll-free, confidential helpline 24 hours a day 7 days a week 

  • Free help with Heroin  addiction in New Mexico

  • Financial options to cover the cost of heroin treatment

  • Insurance benefit verification for heroin detox and treatment

  • Information about heroin rehabs and intervention services for heroin addicts.

We will keep updating our list for the recent bed openings. As treatment programs for heroin addiction open up in the state, we will be adding them to our newest list of free and private treatment programs. We also have a list of state-funded drug rehabs in New Mexico that are able to handle Heroin addiction and rehabilitation needs for heroin addicts.


Otero County Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
850 Wright Avenue
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Halfway House, Court ordered treatment, 30-day drug rehab, Residential long-term treatment programs, Outpatient after-care programs, Partial hospitalization/day treatment for those needing to work while in treatment for heroin addiction.

La Buena Vida Inc
872 Camino del Pueblo Street
Bernalillo, NM 87004

Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services. Outpatient Types of programs offered Clients with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders deferred prosecution programs, Criminal Justice Clients and court-ordered treatment programs, Drug Testing.

Presbyterian Medical Services Cuba Health Center
6439 Highway 550
Cuba, NM 87013

Buprenorphine Services/Suboxone treatment. : Outpatient medication Center for Opioid and Heroin addicted clients, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients, court-ordered deferred prosecution cases.

Family and Youth Inc
1320 South Solano Street
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Outpatient treatment program for Adolescents, Teens, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders 

Southwest Counseling Center Inc Serenity Center
118 South Main Street
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Outpatient behavioral health clinic treating DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients, and those in need of a deferred prosecution solution for an open court case.

Guidance Center of Lea County Inc
920 West Broadway
Hobbs, NM 88240

Substance abuse treatment and outpatient services for those seeking a solution to Heroin addiction through their outpatient Buprenorphine program and counseling services. This program offers out-patient services to teens as well as adults.


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We have set up a hotline for those that need to find a good solution for their addiction to heroin. Sometimes, it may be right for the individual to seek help outside of their area for anonymity, and safety issues that sometimes follow a Heroin dependency in New Mexico. The Heroin addiction helpline for New Mexico is here to help you find the best treatment option for your addiction to heroin. If you or a loved one is struggling with a Heroin addiction in New Mexico, give us a call and we can start to help you find the best rehabs for heroin addiction in the state of New Mexico. 

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