FACTS

 

 

 



 Opportunity House, Inc. has been referred to as the premier substance 

 abuse recovery program in New Mexico.

 

 

 



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Opportunity House is fashioned from the "Social Model" Recovery Homes and

 



is not a substance abuse treatment facility and does not represent itself as

 

one. Neither detoxification nor substance abuse counseling is offered, but we

 

do recommend other programs locally available, if needed. There is peer

 

counseling from the House Directors and established residents.  We teach by

 

example.  We teach how to live a happy and content life without the need for

 

drugs and/or alcohol.  Our Program is based on:  1) Recovery of drugs and

 

alcohol through a 12 Step Program,    2) Stability through work,   3)

 

Responsibilty, Honesty and Accountability learned through Life Skills,

 

Anger Management and Parenting Classes.  

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We do not accept residents who have a history of violence, child abuse or

 

molestation.  We do not take in men who we feel would be a danger to our

 

community. All residents must be at least 18 years old.

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Our House Directors are  not licensed counselors.  They are, however, also

 

recovering from the disease of addiction and most have been through the

 

Opportunity House Program.

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We presently have 34 beds in Phase I and 11 beds in Phase II.

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An applicant's willingness to change his life is paramount and must be

 

indicated on his application and during his interview.

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Residents are evaluated monthly according to their progress and their

 

attitude.

 



They must sign off on these reports before they are sent to their

 

probation/parole officer, judge or anyone else who might have jurisdiction

 

 over them.

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No one is accepted into the Program who can not work.  Our Program is

 

supported mainly by those who want sobriety bad enough they are willing

 

to pay for it without assistance from family, insurance or government

 



funds.  Each resident is charged $30 per day. This covers room and board,

 

phone, transportation to and from their jobs, meetings and any other

 

appointments which they may have.  We do not offer job training, but we do

 

make it a prioity to help them find gainful employment in our community.

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Most of the time our beds are full and after the courts agree that a

 

prospective client would make us a good candidate, we will add his name to

 

the bottom of our waiting list.  Our waiting list is usually 20 to 25 names

 

long and the wait is usually around 3 to 4 months.