Four Winds Recovery Center

Four Winds Recovery Center


Four Winds Recovery Center, located in Farmington, N.M., offers residential and outpatient treatment to adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The facility was founded in 1979 and is located in the Northwest corner of New Mexico.


To be admitted, clients must schedule an appointment for an assessment during regular business hours. Treatment in the intensive outpatient program involves a three hour group counseling session three times a week, and at least one individual session every two weeks. The IOP lasts for a minimum of 12 weeks. In the outpatient program, clients participate in a 90-minute group therapy session once per week for a minimum of 24 weeks, with individual sessions as needed.

The facility’s treatment program uses the 12-Step model as well as evidence-based practices such as motivational interviewing and the community reinforcement approach. Throughout treatment, clients receive individual, group, and family therapy as well as medication management, physical examinations by medical staff, 12-step meetings, and educational lectures. Clients at Four Winds Recovery Center also benefit from workforce solutions job readiness and job seeking activities. Families are included in the treatment program through weekly multi-family groups and individual family sessions. This facility offers unique treatments and therapy including sweat lodge ceremonies.


The treatment team at Four Winds Recovery Center includes a licensed substance abuse associate, a licensed mental health counselor, licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselors, a licensed clinical social worker, a psychologist, and a registered nurse.


There is currently no information provided by Four Winds Recovery Center regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, one loved one of a client who was polled by gave the facility three out of five stars for accommodations and amenities, a three-star rating for meals and nutrition, and a four-star rating for cleanliness.


At the time of this writing there has been one friend or family member of a client polled by The reviewer said she would not recommend Four Winds Recovery Center to others. The anonymous loved one gave the facility two out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, three stars for accommodations and amenities, and three stars for meals and nutrition. She did not agree that the facility is adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems. When asked about strengths of the facility, she said “it’s the only local treatment facility available.” When asked about weaknesses of Four Winds Recovery Center, the anonymous alum said clients are all treated the same instead of being treated as individuals. She also added additional commentary, saying, “I have known 3 people (family members) one did not complete the program, two finished the program and all three relapsed two of which continue to use drugs and alcohol.”

On the facility’s Facebook page, which it can manage, there is an overall rating of five out of five stars based on three total reviews.[1] Although all of the reviewers indicated their experiences were positive, only one of the three reviewers left commentary explaining the rating they gave the facility. Alum E.V., who gave five stars, wrote, ““Addicted to making your recovery their primary concern since 1979.”


The cost of treatment at Four Winds Recovery Center is determined based on a sliding scale. The facility offers various payment options, and refers clients to Prosper Healthcare Lending for program financing. Clients are encouraged to contact the facility directly for additional information regarding the cost of treatment.


Reviews about Four Winds Recovery Center

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  • It's the only local treatment facility available. All clients are treated the same instead of as individuals. I have known 3 people (family members) one did not complete the program, two finished the program and all three relapsed two of which continue to use drugs and alcohol.