Common Addictions

The world can be a complex place to navigate. Addictions are commonplace. At Hoy Recovery Program, Inc. we have the tools to help you get on your way to recovery. Here, we’ve outlined some common addictions and their treatments.

What exactly is alcohol addiction, and how do you know if you need professional help in recovering? If you’ve started to lose control because of drinking, have become preoccupied with alcohol, continue to use despite having experienced adverse effects, and are in denial or having other distorted thoughts about your consumption, residential treatment might be the answer.

Untreated alcohol addiction can cause your health to deteriorate and for your relationships and employment to become strained and to eventually be lost.

The journey to sobriety from alcohol is a difficult one both for the addict and for their loved ones, friends and employers, due largely in part to the large role that alcohol consumption plays in the daily lives of most communities and adults. No two residential treatment centers are alike, but we’re confident that at Hoy Recovery we’ll be able to provide both you and your loved ones the continuous, customized support necessary to recovery and living a full, quality life.

After your initial assessment we’ll build a customized treatment team for you, and your individualized treatment plan may include family therapy, traditional healing, fitness, agriculture therapy, acupuncture, and more. We take cutting-edge modern techniques and traditional, culturally-relevant methods into account when developing each plan, and make your family and loved ones a priority in your recovery. Once your stay at Hoy is complete, the journey doesn’t end. In fact, it’s just beginning. That’s why we continue to work with clients who have graduated from our programs, if our clients desire this.

Cocaine and crack addictions are dangerous to both the addicted individual and their loved ones because they can lead to negative consequences physically, emotionally, and socially. Addiction to these substances leads to changes in brain chemistry and function, meaning that even after residential treatment, that the chance of relapse – even long after treatment is done – is increased in comparison to other addictions. The changes in brain function can lead to problems at work, at home, financially, and legally.

At Hoy Recovery Program, Inc., we understand that the commitment to recovery from cocaine and crack addiction is a lifelong one, and we’re in it for the long haul – both with you and your loved ones. Our individualized, customized treatment plans are developed according to the client’s specific needs, with their lived experiences taken into careful consideration when assigning case management and therapeutic teams. Once residential treatment ends, we make sure to still play an active role in the life of the client: Extended, intensive outpatient care is recommended and available, with flexibility in consideration of employment and family obligations. We also work to give each client access to a full recovery toolbox of educational resources, from skills training to 12-step programs in their area.

Seeking professional help for drug addiction is difficult for many reasons. First of all, due to the illegal nature of many drugs, those addicted are prone to keeping their addictions a secret even from those who are closest to them. Secondly, many addicts feel that addiction — especially to illegal substances — is a sign of moral weakness. At Hoy Recovery Program, Inc., our compassionate and cutting-edge treatment programs work holistically with the the body, mind and spirit of the client to confront the complex nature of addiction head-on and pave the path for a healthier, happier life free of substance abuse.

There is no shame at all in seeking professional help. Since drug addiction can often to lead to a loss of employment, important relationships, and even life, it’s an important step in the right direction. Addiction to drugs can cause those addicted to feel that their lives are spiraling out of control and that it’s too late to stop it, but at Hoy, we create customized treatment plans for each individual with the goal of helping to give clients full control of their lives again.

No two addictions present exactly the same, and we take not only the individual, but also their loved ones, into account and are sure to involve their families in treatment as much as possible. Addiction can be isolating, and once the client has reintegrated into their workplace and community, it’s doubly important to have a support system consisting of people who understand the struggle of addiction. You’re never alone.

New Mexico frequently tops the list of states with the highest number of heroin and opioid addictions and overdoses. Its presence in our communities is often tied to prescription drug use and abuse. Often, those prescribed narcotic painkillers after workplace injuries will become addicted due to the high dosages and seek out street drugs once their prescriptions run out. Heroin is a popular alternative to these prescription drugs, and is incredibly prone to causing addictive behavior due to the fact that its effects come on quickly after use.

While many communities have harm reduction practices set up, there is still no safe way to consume the drug. The most common method is to inject, with some users injecting heroin up to five times per day. When needles are re-used or shared, the risks of blood-borne and communicable diseases increases dramatically, and adds even further risk to the already dangerous substance. Heroin is highly addictive, with statistics showing a typical heroin abuser injecting the drug up to four times a day. Those addicted to heroin are often scared to quit using, since the detoxification process is painful and causes flu-like symptoms to appear. Seeking professional help in recovery is important, since heroin has a high risk of overdose in comparison to other illicit drugs.

At Hoy Recovery Program, Inc., we offer a safe and nurturing space for detoxification as well as customized treatment plans implemented by trained professionals who are empathetic and sensitive to the lived experiences of clients. After residential therapy has been completed, our clients reintegrate into their communities and workplaces with new life skills and tools that help them choose sobriety every day.

Methamphetamine abuse is a growing problem in the United States, especially right here in New Mexico. Often tied to prescription drug use and abuse due to widely-prescribed stimulants, those who are initially exposed to the drug will often seek out street drugs once their prescription runs out.  Methamphetamine that is created illegally in home labs using common household ingredients is dangerous, not only due to its corrosive nature but because of the hard-to-control chemical formulations that can explode and lead to injury and even death.


Methamphetamine’s ease of accessibility is a risk to people of all ages, since it’s got a presence in even the smallest of communities. One of its key risk factors is the fact that tolerance to the drug is built up very quickly, and users can just as quickly fall into a pattern of binging and then crashing. This behavior is detrimental not just physically and emotionally but also damages familial relationships, workplace obligations, and finances. Hoy Recovery’s professional treatment team understands the unique challenges that face addicts and their families in communities affected by the use and abuse of this drug, and work with each client to customize treatment plans that’ll lead to a life of sobriety and success.

Prescription drug abuse is at an all-time high, and every year, the numbers continue to rise. As of 2014, New Mexico ranked second in the nation for the highest number of overdose deaths per capita. The large variety of prescription drugs available means that addicts are seeking everything from pain pills to sedatives to amphetamines.


Prescription drug abuse is a slippery slope, since many adult addicts are first prescribed pain pills for work-related injuries, especially in New Mexico. Children and teens are in danger as well due to the easy availability of these drugs — they’re often right there in their parent’s medicine cabinet. The abuse of prescription drugs by pain patients, and a synthetic opioid called Fentanyl, all contribute to the rapidly-evolving epidemic and can and do often lead to heroin abuse.


The prevalence of these substances in our communities can make the journey to recovery and community reintegration very difficult. Our customized, individualized treatment teams consisting of trained medical professionals work directly not only with the client, but with their families and loved ones in order to ensure the availability of an understanding support system once sobriety is reached.