Hoy Recovery Program Inc. in Espanola, NM

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612 N. Paseo de Onate
Espanola NM 87532

Hoy Recovery Program Inc. Philosophy

The Hoy Recovery Program was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1974. The primary mission of the Hoy Recovery Program is the enhancement and strengthening of individuals, families and the community by providing culturally relevant substance abuse services in a safe and friendly environment.

Areas of Specialization

  • 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.

  • Individual Therapy
    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.

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Sweat Lodge

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Located in Espanola, N.M., Hoy Recovery Program offers both residential and outpatient care to individuals struggling with addiction. The facility’s treatment approach balances evidence-based practices with traditional Mayan healing therapies. Detox is not available on-site.


Group therapy is the centerpiece of the residential program, but clients also participate in individual therapy, agriculture therapy, fitness, skills training, Acudetox (a form of acupuncture), and 12-step meetings. Art and poetry are also components of the curriculum, and family members are encouraged to be involved.

Residential treatment is gender-specific and adopts different philosophies depending on the group. The men’s program encourages peer support in a non-competitive environment, whereas the women’s program celebrates interdependence, develops resilience, and validates life experiences.

Hoy Recovery also offers a 16-week intensive outpatient program (IOP) for adults who have completed residential treatment or who don’t require 24-hour supervision. During the nine hours of outpatient services per week, clients participate in addiction education; relapse prevention planning; individual, group, and family therapy; and life skills training. Clients attend 12-step meetings in their communities throughout outpatient treatment.

The regular outpatient program is much less intensive, but it also works to support clients’ families as well.


Hoy Recovery has licensed therapists and substance abuse counselors on staff. Upon admission, each client is assigned a team that includes a case manager, a spiritual care counselor, a family counselor, and an activities director.


Based on photographs on the facility’s website, clients share dormitory-style rooms.

There’s a garden on-site, where many fresh foods are cultivated by the facility’s chef/dietitian, who specializes in traditional Mexican cuisine. In addition, Hoy Recovery has a “temazcal,” or sweat lodge, where meditation, relaxation, and exercise take place.


While few alumni reviews of Hoy Recovery’s programs are currently available, Jeannette, a former client of the outpatient program gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up on Rehabs.com, rating the facility a perfect five-stars. “Wonderful program with great support and environment!” she commented. “Saved my life.”

An anonymous alum, who told Rehabs.com that “it was an ok expirence,” also gave high ratings, including for cleanliness, experience of the staff, and counseling options. They gave four stars for affordability and treatment of co-occurring disorders, but only one star for exercise opportunities.

On Facebook, alumni reviews were more mixed. Users disagreed about the quality of care from a particular social worker, but most mentioned that the care received was helpful. One such reviewer was Andrew, who wrote remarked: “Yeah you guys totally rock Way help me learn a lot of stuff.”[1]


For its outpatient program only, Hoy Recovery accepts Medicare. It also offers a sliding fee scale for patients with demonstrated financial need. For the residential program, there is a non-refundable intake fee of $150, according to the facility’s website.

Updated March 2016

  1. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hoy-Recovery-Program/122596424465706

Published on February 2017

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Wonderful program with great support and environment! Saved my life.

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