Addiction Resource Guide

The Life Healing Center
Eating Disorders Long Term Residential Program

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"An intensive adult residential teratment program specializing in emotional trauma with extended care for eating disorders, addictions and affective disorders."

Treatment Philosophy:

"The underlying emotional effects of trauma issues must be addressed in order for a client to continue in their recovery and to live fulfilled and healthy lives."

Family Program:

"Individualized based on each client's specific treatment needs."

Position On 12 Step Involvement:

"12 Step programs are a component of our program. They are a valuable resource and we believe participation in 12 Step programs in combination with psychotherapy dramatically increase the chance for continued recovery."

Position On Approach to Compulsive Overeating vs. Anorexia/Bulimia:

"The support and structure are the same as well as the psychodynamic/experiential modalities to address underlying trauma issues. We also address individual needs around support when indicated. Food is used and explored as a metaphor for core issues and trauma."

Additional Characteristics:

"Clients receive a minimum of 3 individual therapy sessions each week. Our program is highly individualized to meet the needs of each client and our focus on the underlying trauma issues vs. a focus on behavior helps to ensure lasting and continued recovery."


    Number of Beds: 33
    Population Served: Adults

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: 180
    Average Length of Stay 6 weeks
    Percent of Women 60%
    Percent under age 25 30%
    Percent with College Education: 85%
    Percent Covered by Public Assistance 0%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication: 75%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: No


Self-pay Cost per week: $3700-minimum 28 day commitment
Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
Medicare Coverage accepted: No
Insurance Coverage verified before admission: No
Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: No


Licensed by: State of New Mexico
Type of License: Residential
Accredited by: None

Contact Information:

Admissions Telephone Number: (800) 989-7406
General Information: (800) 989-7436
Address: P.O. Box 6758
Santa Fe, NM 97802