Rio Grande Counseling and Guidance

Google Rating: 2.5
  • 1010 Las Lomas Road NE, Suite 4, Albuquerque New Mexico, 87102
  • Contact:   Melissa McBride
  • (505) 246-8700

About Treatment Center

Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Rio Grande Counseling and Guidance offers treatment for Addiction, Alcohol Abuse and Drug Abuse. Our dedicated team of addiction specialists aim to provide the highest standard of care and attention to our patients. Our treatment approaches, which include Cognitive/behavioral therapy, Substance abuse counseling approach and Trauma-related counseling are available to Adolescents. Beginning with an initial assessment of the patient, we are able to build a connection with the patient and foster a trusting relationship. This, in turn, helps us to identify the best possible methods to implement within the customized treatment plans that we provide to our patients.We have Intensive outpatient treatment, Outpatient and Outpatient detoxification treatment options that are invaluable to the patients’ recovery process. With the right treatment plan in place, our patients can achieve all of their goals. With the guidance and support of our dedicated staff, our patients’ chances for a successful recovery are optimized to the highest degree. We accept Medicaid as well as many other insurances. We aim to show addicts how to live the life that they’ve always wanted – one that is filled with happiness, peace, and fulfillment. The only way to achieve this life, however, is to abstain from substance abuse.

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

Treatment Options

  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Outpatient
  • Outpatient detoxification
  • Outpatient methadone/buprenorphine or vivitrol
  • Regular outpatient treatment


  • Adolescents

Areas of Specialization

  • 12-step faciltitation approach
  • Anger management
  • Brief intervention approach
  • Buprenorphine used in treatment
  • Contingency management/motivational incentive
  • Family Addiction Counseling
  • Group counseling offered
  • Individual counseling offered
  • Marital/couples counseling offered
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Naltrexone (oral)
  • Opiods Detoxification
  • Prescribes/administer buprenorphine and/or naltrexone
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Relapse prevention from naltrxone
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Payment Methods

American Express, Cash or self-payment, Check, Mastercard, Medicaid, Private health insurance, Visa.

Accepted Insurances

  • Medicaid

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Google Reviews

The time the therapist takes to listen to you and offers solutions. Intelligence here is amazing. Melissa is amazing.

iCustomer Survey06, 4 months ago

Ease of getting appts. Quickly - Phenominal! Employees, other therapists have been friendly. Get impression that they really like working here. RGCGS is 1,000% better than the chaos at Epoc* B******* Svc (they also do suboxone); all employees at that other place except C. S******, office bully, were stressed and angry or complacent and bitter. Very badly managed at Epoc*! Congrats RGCGS on being a facility that has it's s*** together and runs pretty smoothly.

iCustomer Survey05, 4 months ago

I have been seeing a therapist since I was 21. I have come farther and am so much better in my life since I came here. I have grown, set and kept boundaries. Learned about my mental illnesses, come off of so many medications it is unbelievable. I am a strong, better woman today because of Maria Drake and I have recommended her to friends and family. You have to know and want to get better or you won't go anywhere for therapy. She is truly wonderful...and so am I because of her. Thank you....

iCustomer Survey, 4 months ago

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the counselors here. The office staff are pretty much useless---but the counselors make it worth your time. They have great hours and can accomodate most schedules. I love the flexibility!

Thats Ron to You Lawrence, 5 months ago

I was a patient of Rio grande for about 5 months and my experience was so and so. The medical clinic is awsome the two lady's that work in the front over there are welcoming and very helpful and very sweet . my counselor Melissa at the main office was not to helpful made me feel as if she was in a hurry and did not give a Damn about what was going on. If only I could just attend my appointments at the med side I would continue coming such a bummer.

Steph Kelley, 6 months ago

The only reason I'm giving a three is because I love the medical clinic but not so much the counseling. I was seeing Dr. Ortiz which is an amazing doctor and unfortunately she left. After I had Dr. Cruz and she is wonderful too. The staff is great, the girl is a good assistant. I'm always able to call and get questions answered. On the other hand the counseling office is not so welcoming, not peaceful, it's a little loud sometimes. And the staff at that office is horrible. The girls don't pay attention (they rather be on their phone), they are so rude and lazy. It's just god-awful to deal with them there.

Ashley Ice, 6 months ago

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