Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance abuse isn’t something you should take lightly. It occurs when you use alcohol, prescription medicine, and other legal and illegal substances too much or in the wrong way.
We believe in Harm Reduction.


Substance abuse differs from addiction. Many people with substance abuse problems are able to quit or can change their unhealthy behavior. Addiction, on the other hand, is a disease. It means you can’t stop using even when your condition causes you harm.

Signs of a Substance Use Problem

  • Lack interest in things you used to love
  • Change your friends a lot
  • Stop taking care of yourself
  • Spend more time alone than you used to
  • Eat more or less than normal
  • Sleep at odd hours
  • Have problems at work or with family
  • Switch quickly from feeling good and bad
  • Crave or strongly desire to use the substance



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Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products


Substance abuse affects every part of your life. It can hurt you and the people around you. It can ruin relationships and your financial health. Abusing drugs can also lead to addiction and cause serious health problems and even death.

We offer medication assistance such as: vivitrol, suboxone, naltrexone.

We do not prescribe methadone.

Treatment typically use a blend of therapies, counseling techniques, and rehabilitative treatments to offer the best chance of wellness. Often, holistic therapies use the healing power of exercise and physical activity. We will work with you to find a treatment plan that is right for you.

Recognizing and understanding the problem, and being ready to engage in treatment, is an important milestone.

Substance Abuse – We do not offer alcohol detox but can assist with medication assisted treatment for relapse prevention purposes.

Oral Options – Suboxone (also known as buprenorphine)
Oral medication to assist with opioid use disorder. It helps diminish the effects of physical effects of physical dependency such as withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Suboxone also increases safety in cases of overdose, and lowers the potential for misuse.

Naltrexone – Naltrexone is a daily oral medication. It is not an opioid and is not addictive. Naltrexone blocks the euphoric and sedative effects of opioids and suppresses opioid and alcohol cravings. There is no abuse and diversion potential with naltrexone.

Acamprosate – This is a daily medication that helps people who struggle with alcohol dependency. Acamprosate works by decreasing the excessive excitation that accompanies alcohol dependence through decreased positive reinforcement from neurotransmitters in the brain.

Monthly Injections – Sublocade is a medication used in the treatment of opioid use disorder. It contains buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, and is administered as a monthly injection. The benefit of Sublocade is its extended-release nature, providing a sustained level of medication, which can help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, supporting patients in their recovery from opioid addiction.

Vivitrol – Vivitrol is a monthly injectable medication designed for both opioid use disorder and alcohol cessation. Containing naltrexone, it functions by blocking opioid receptors, reducing the euphoric effects of opioids and cravings for both opioids and alcohol. This dual-purpose makes Vivitrol a valuable tool in comprehensive treatment plans, aiding individuals dealing with both substance dependencies. It’s non-addictive and should be used under the guidance of healthcare professionals to support recovery effectively.

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7801 Academy Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
North Towne Building 2 suite 104

Healthcare Location:

5921 Lomas Blvd NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Monday to Friday: 9am – 3pm

Call us for other times: 505-730-5020