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Vista Taos Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Center

259 Blueberry Hill Rd, El Prado, New Mexico, 87529
Located in beautiful Northern New Mexico, Vista Taos Renewal Center is a residential treatment center for adult men and women struggling with chemical dependency and the co-occurring disorders that often accompany addiction. Our balanced, integrated approach and intimate setting allow us to provide a level of personalized care essential for long-term recovery and sobriety. Addiction is a multifaceted disease afflicting the whole person. Our model balances each client’s medical, psychiatric and therapeutic needs with their personal journey of recovery. At Vista Taos Renewal Center, our residential treatment program is tailored to the individual needs of each client. We offer a beautiful southwestern setting at the base of Taos Mountain. Each quiet and comfortable semi-private room has their own bathroom and private patio area with expansive views of the surrounding mountains. Our accommodations, combined with the daily guidance and support of our staff, inspire clients to begin the journey toward recovery and renewal. Each patient is given a thorough evaluation and is provided with an individualized treatment plan. Our highly trained and experienced clinical team and full time medical director/addiction psychiatrist provide a level of care that is unmatched. Services available to each patient include: Medical and Psychiatric directed Detoxification and Assessment, Individual and Group Therapy, included Family program, 12 Step introduction and support, Outside Experiential Therapies including Trauma, Grief, and Loss, Psychodrama, Yoga, Native elements experience, and Relapse Prevention.

Facility Highlights

  • Holistic
  • Dual-Diagnosis
  • Alcohol/Drug Addiction


  • Holistic Therapy

    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

Facility Settings

  • Desert

Meet the Staff

  • Alana Smith, LCSW
    Alana Smith, LCSWClinical Director
    Alana Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She has worked in Inpatient, Outpatient and Private Practice Settings for 12 years and has developed chemical dependency treatment programming and family treatment programs. She received her B. A. in Psychology and her Masters in Social Work in 2004 from the University of Houston under the professorship and tenure of Dr. Brene’ Brown. Alana has a passion for educating families and empowering them to heal from the disease of addiction. She is the Vice Chair of the International Association of Family Addiction Professionals and presents at conferences on family recovery. A native Texan, Alana and her family frequented New Mexico during her childhood. Being in Taos is a homecoming for her, and being at Vista Taos is an opportunity to provide addiction treatment in an amazing setting with dedicated professionals.
  • Jeff LaMure
    Jeff LaMureExecutive Director
    Jeff is a 28-year veteran in the substance abuse recovery community and holds a certificate as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. He was born in Roswell, New Mexico yet spent most of his adult life in Texas where he attended the University of Texas at Dallas and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 1988. Jeff began his career by working with adolescents at an in-patient unit of Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital in Dallas where he developed a tremendous compassion for those who suffer and need care. He has held various positions in both psychiatric hospitals and substance abuse treatment centers since his own personal journey into recovery began in 1987. In the substance abuse treatment industry, Jeff is well-known as someone who understands what solid recovery looks like and supports that reputation through daily action. Over the years Jeff has witnessed countless miracles in the ravaged lives of many, many people who have been touched by alcoholism and drug addiction and he has made it his own personal mission to help those who have lived under the profound oppression of their disease to find their way to the recovery that he knows all too well.

Financial Details

  • Financing Available

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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.


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.


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.


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.[1] In their commentary, alumni wrote about a "life changing experience," with many claiming sustained sobriety.


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.

[1] GoogleReviews

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