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Desert Hills Behavioral Health

Google Rating: 2.8

About Treatment Center

Desert Hills Behavioral Health located in picturesque Albuquerque, New Mexico may offer the treatment necessary for a successful recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

The main goal of a treatment facility is to help addicts overcome their reliance on addictive substances so that they can lead a life that is drug and alcohol-free. Compassionate and caring staff members at rehabilitation facilities can provide addicts the courage and guidance needed in order to overcome addiction.

When addicts attend a treatment facility, there will be various treatment techniques used in order to rid the substance of abuse out of the individual. Treatment can last anywhere from 30-days to 90-days depending on the severity of the addiction.

At Desert Hills Behavioral Health, patients will go through intense addiction treatment and will be accompanied by professional addiction counselors every step of the way. Recovery is always possible and when treatment is combined with proper guidance, support, and empathy, rebounding from drug and alcohol dependency is attainable.

Through providing patients with the tools and resources required in order to obtain long-lasting sobriety, addicts will feel more encouraged throughout the duration of recovery. The proven treatments are designed with the patient in mind and will always be tailored to the uniqueness of the addict. Every addiction is different, just like every addict is different, and at Desert Hills Behavioral Health, unique recovery plans will better assist addicts in overcoming addiction.

Despite the strong hold that addiction has on an individual, everyone is capable of regaining control once again through the help of treatment. At Desert Hills Behavioral Health, the betterment of the addict is a priority and those who attend treatment at Desert Hills Behavioral Health will always be put first.

It’s never too late to seek treatment. Desert Hills Behavioral Health works with many insurance companies as well, making payment options seamless and straightforward. An addiction counselor will be available to speak with patients about how to go about paying for treatment. Addiction will never get better over time. In fact, it is a progressive disease which means it will only get worse.

The time to get help is now. Contact Desert Hills Behavioral Health at deserthills-nm.Com today and find out how addiction treatment can help.

  • 5310 Sequoia Road NW, Albuquerque New Mexico, 87120
  • Contact:   Michael Gurlamo
  • (505) 836-7330

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  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug Addiction
  • Intervention center
  • Medical Detox
  • Substance Abuse

Treatment Options

  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Long-term residential
  • Outpatient
  • Outpatient day treatment or partial hospitalization
  • Regular outpatient treatment
  • Residential


  • Adolescents


  • Lesbian gay bisexual or transgender (LGBT)

Areas of Specialization

  • 12-step faciltitation approach
  • Anger management
  • Buprenorphine used in treatment
  • Clients referred from the court/judicial system
  • Contingency management/motivational incentive
  • Do not use medication for opioid addiction
  • Family Addiction Counseling
  • Group counseling offered
  • Individual counseling offered
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
  • Relapse Prevention
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Payment Methods

American Express, Cash or self-payment, Check, Federal or any government funding for substance abuse programs, Mastercard, Medicaid, Military insurance, Private health insurance, State financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid, Visa.

Accepted Insurances

  • Medicaid

Google Reviews

I have trued alot of places to seek help for my son I finally found one that he likes. The day treatment is great my son likes going to school now. And we have aswome therapist!

Nadine Lujan, 2 months ago

Our 17 year old daughter discharged a few weeks ago. She had several challenges going in to the program. We had previously used a wilderness therapy program with little to no success. Per a recommendation of an educational consultant, we contacted Desert Hills. We toured and talked to several places around the country before deciding on Desert Hills. I would say we were 90% satisfied with everything that happened while she was there. When you have that many (maybe 8-10) emotionally challenged teenagers in a unit, things are bound to happen. If you go into a program like this expecting perfection, you will be sadly disappointed. What we liked most about the program was her therapist Yvonne. Our daughter truly bonded with her and had a great working relationship with her. They kept us informed about any problems that arose very quickly, yes even in the middle of the night, because of a time difference. The billing and travel arranging staff were always helpful. We were able to visit at least once a month and take her out for a day on pass. She was also able to call home almost every night. Her stay was approximately 4 months. We see lots of positive changed in her ability to deal with her personal issues. As I stated before, if you think you are going to get a perfect child back, think again. Our daughter, because of her bonding with Yvonne, had a positive outcome because she wanted it. Not because she was forced to. Some of the negatives include daily unit staff being sometimes ill equipped to deal with unruly teenagers. (although I would not want there job) Lack of time off the units to get out into the community to relieve boredom and stress was sometimes an issue. Our daughter gained weight as a result. Also, on the day of admission, no one was clearly in charge of taking parent on a tour of the facility and explaining who the contacts were for each department. Overall it was a positive experience and but the residents will only get out of the program what they are willing to receive.

Jeff Bryan, 8 months ago

My experience here at Desert Hills really helped me. Staff here are helpful toward client's treatment. This place was a great facility for me. I knew the moment I walked in. Desert Hills is nice and organized. I felt very positive about this place and did what I had to do. Desert Hills is the place where I would go to help sort my life and discharge successfully and begin on the right path in my life.

Bob Rowe, 9 months ago

Desert Hills was a God send for my granddaughter. The staff of her unit provided her with the tools to become a functional teenager. Her therapist was exceptional. It is a difficult task to transition a person back to highschool life. They did a great job. No it is not perfect. There are a lot of challenges. They handled them well. The calling is hard to connect to your adolescent but when you handle that many callers it is tough. Thanks again for everything you have done for us.

Thad Fuller, 10 months ago

I think it's a good place for kids that need the help

Suvana Wilson, 1 year ago

I was able to think over the years, and actually after all, they were a pretty good place! Ya I dealt with some nasty things there, but it got me into a better living and helped me understand, that knowing I should live and not die over stupid things! Depending on who you are sending/what you are sending your children there for, it's considered to be a good way to teach/have your children understand, not to do crappy things in life!! After I've gotten out of there, I've noticed a brighter future!! I've (even though it hasn't happened to me yet). I know that I myself will have a better life to understand and to enjoy!

Gabe Nagle, 2 years ago