ABOUT VISTA TAOS RENEWAL CENTER
Vista Taos, located in Taos, N.M., offers residential and detoxification treatment to adults seeking treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders. The center is one of the eight (5.9 percent) residential detox facilities in the state. The facility is family-owned and has been in business for over 20 years. Vista Taos also operates a separate, long-term care facility called Casa Feliz.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To be admitted, clients begin by calling Vista Taos for a free, confidential phone consultation. After medically-supervised detoxification, if applicable, most clients stay in residential treatment for an average of four to six weeks, making it one of the state’s 14 (10.3 percent) long-term facilities. Extended care at the facility’s other location, Casa Feliz, can last from 60 days to 12 months.
The facility’s residential treatment program follows the 12-Step method of recovery. In New Mexico, 91 (66.9 percent) treatment facilities use the 12-step method. Throughout treatment, clients also receive individual therapy once a week and group therapy three to four times a week. Clients also benefit from relapse prevention education, trauma-informed care, grief and loss therapy, and mindfulness training.
The facility also provides alternative treatments and therapy, including yoga, massage, acupuncture, equine-assisted learning, spiritual guidance, and outdoor activities. Acupuncture is only used in 25 (18.4 percent) treatment facilities in New Mexico.
Families may participate in treatment through a family seminar that occurs every other week. After completing primary treatment, clients may choose to enter extended care, which is designed to “re-engage their interests and passions in a safe, sober environment.” Extended care includes program components that are similar to those found in primary treatment, plus work, volunteer, and educational opportunities.
The treatment team at Vista Taos includes a medical doctor, registered nurse, masters-level counselors, two chefs, a massage therapist, and a yoga instructor. It is one of the 24 (17.6 percent) treatment facilities in the state that is accredited by CARF.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Vista Taos offers 18 beds for adult clients in a retreat-like setting. The facility's shared bedrooms each has a private bathroom and patio. Vista Taos boasts views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and home-made meals are prepared daily by two full-time chefs.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of writing, five alumni provided feedback to Rehabs.com about Vista Taos. Four reviews were positive, and one review was negative. The negative reviewer described poor treatment practices and indicated that the program was more interested in the money, writing “Just send your money to me instead!”
However, the rest of the reviews were very positive. "The facility is great and in an awesome location. The staff is excellent and caring," one alum wrote, while another alum added: "It was a place for me that provided healing and growth in my recovery journey."
On the facility's Google page, Vista Taos had an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars based upon 16 reviews. In their commentary, alumni wrote about a "life changing experience," with many claiming sustained sobriety.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At time of writing, the two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com gave generally positive reviews about Vista Taos. Both reviewers indicated that they would recommend Vista Taos to others and noted that treatment was affordable. They also gave the facility five out of five-star ratings for cleanliness and exercise options. Additionally, they specifically praised the staff. “Awesome staff: counselors, cooks, RAs, grounds keepers," one loved one wrote, while the other added: “Vista Taos works with each patient individually as well as as with the family as a whole.”
Vista Taos accepts insurance including Blue Cross Blue Shield and Presbyterian Insurance. Vista Taos does not accept Medicare, Medicaid, Centennial Care, or Molina Healthcare.
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