Hoy Recovery Program Inc. in Espanola, NM

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(5 of 5)
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710 La Joya St.
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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Facility Highlights

Individual Counseling

Anger Management

Art Therapy

Rehabs.com 360 Guide

Review by Rehabs.com Contributors


Located in Espanola, N. M., Hoy Recovery Program offers residential and outpatient treatment to adults struggling with substance use disorder. The residential program is long-term and can last anywhere from 30 to 90 days. In 2017, there were only 14 substance abuse treatment facilities in New Mexico (just 10.3 percent of all facilities in the state) to offer residential programming lasting longer than 30 days.


The facility’s treatment approach balances evidence-based practices with traditional Mayan healing therapies. Group therapy is the centerpiece of the residential program, but clients also participate in individual therapy as needed.

The residential program 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.

The program also offers holistic activities such as agriculture therapy, fitness programs, and acupuncture, the latter of which is available in just 18.4 percent of treatment facilities in New Mexico. Life skills training and 12-step meetings are also incorporated into treatment.

Outpatient options include a 16-week intensive outpatient program (IOP), which is a modality available in just 39 percent of New Mexico treatment facilities, and a standard outpatient program.


The treatment team includes licensed clinical social workers and licensed alcohol and drug addiction counselors. The two alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date gave the facility five out of five stars for its staff's level of training and experience.


The facility is set on 40 acres near the Rio Grande. 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. Hoy Recovery also has a traditional temazcal (sweat lodge).


At the time of this writing, the two former clients surveyed by Rehabs.com gave Hoy Recovery positive feedback. Both awarded the facility four or five out of five stars for its cleanliness, its exercise and leisure activities, its holistic offerings, and its connectivity and visitor policies. "Wonderful program with great support and environment!" wrote Jeanette, an-18-to 25-year old alum who stayed for 61 to 90 days, in a representative review.

Hoy Recovery also received one five-star rating on Google[1] from Virgie, however no comments were left.


Hoy Recovery charges a non-refundable $150 intake fee that must be paid in cash, though further information concerning cost and insurance policy is not currently available. The two alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date both indicated that they felt the treatment was affordable and worth its price.

[1] GoogleReviews

Published on February 2019

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everything was good, it was an ok expirence

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


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