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Yucca Lodge Chemical Dependency Treatment Center

Photo of the location.Yucca Lodge provides intensive residential treatment for persons with chemical dependency; many have secondary mental health disorders.

Established in 1977, Yucca Lodge is a facility of the New Mexico Department of Health and is licensed by the State.

The Lodge is a on the campus of Fort Bayard Medical Center near Silver City. Yucca Lodge is adjacent to the Gila National Forest. The secluded setting encourages our residents to focus on treatment and to reflect on the roles of addiction and of recovery in their lives. Treatment stays average 4 or more weeks depending on resident treatment needs.

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Our Services

Yucca Lodge provides a clinically monitored, intensive residential treatment program for up to 18 residents. Services include:

  • Routine physical screening
  • Nursing assessment and care
  • Clinical assessment and therapy
  • Physician intervention
  • Classes on addiction, recovery, health, relationships, and more
  • Group therapy
  • Individual counseling
  • Relapse prevention
  • Training in anger management, communication, refusal skills, and more
  • Participation in 12-Step programs
  • Family education and counseling
  • Aftercare planning and referral
  • Recreational activities

NOTE: For medical detoxification of alcohol, opiate, sedative/hypnotic or benzodiazepine use, call Turquoise Lodge Hospital at 505-841-8978, or another hospital.


At Yucca Lodge, we believe that alcohol and drug dependence—addiction—is a disease. We support and value the 12–Step approach and use a variety of clinical and educational interventions with demonstrated effectiveness in treating chemical dependency. The program is flexible and individualized in order to address each resident’s specific substance use history and mental health needs.

Successful treatment and recovery require hard work and major changes in behavior, attitude, and lifestyle. Our program is highly structured and requires residents’ active and willing participation in all aspects of treatment.

Our goal is to empower residents to reclaim their lives and accept responsibility for their actions past, present and future.


Yucca Lodge’s staff is a team of licensed substance abuse and mental health counselors, registered nurses, and psychological technicians. They reflect the ethnic and cultural backgrounds of our residents. Yucca Lodge uses the services of Fort Bayard Medical Center physicians, psychiatrists, pharmacy and laboratory.


Applicants must be 18 years or older. Only voluntary admissions are accepted. No one will be admitted with pending legal obligations including pending incarceration. All medical, mental health or dental problems and medications must be disclosed and discussed prior to admission for your safety.

Please read the Yucca Lodge Admission Criteria document for all the details.

NOTE: You may call our Admissions Nurse at 575-537-8825 or 800-454-3465 (in New Mexico) to determine your eligibility and appropriateness for treatment at Yucca Lodge and to discuss financial arrangements. Sliding scale fee options are available.