Opportunity House, Inc. has been referred to as the premier substance
abuse recovery program in New Mexico.
Opportunity House is fashioned from the "Social Model" Recovery Homes and
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,
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.
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.
We presently have 34 beds in Phase I and 11 beds in Phase II.
An applicant's willingness to change his life is paramount and must be
indicated on his application and during his interview.
Residents are evaluated monthly according to their progress and their
They must sign off on these reports before they are sent to their
probation/parole officer, judge or anyone else who might have jurisdiction
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
make it a prioity to help them find gainful employment in our community.
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.