The Journey to Recovery Day Treatment Program at Mesilla Valley Hospital offers two Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) for adults — one for Chemical Dependency and one for Mental Health, with both addressing co-occurring disorders.  PHP provides intense and highly-structured care that allows patients to:

  • Return home every night
  • Avoid hospitalization
  • Maintain family life
  • Manage their lives better

Chemical Dependency PHP

The CD PHP is ideal for patients who:

  • Require intense, structured treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction
  • Need a stepdown level of care after going through detoxification or an inpatient stay
  • Have had little or no outpatient treatment, but express willingness to get help
  • Currently receive outpatient treatment, but need a higher level of care to achieve recovery

We utilize a Matrix Model approach to addiction treatment to help patients identify, develop and practice lifestyle changes necessary for improving functioning and staying free of drugs and alcohol.  Journey to Recovery incorporates a mix of evidence-based treatment strategies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and more.

Treatment components include:

  • Relapse Prevention
  • On-site Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings
  • Individual, Family & Group Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • On-site consultation with a psychiatrist
  • Structured treatment five days a week (lunch included)

Mental Health PHP

MH PHP is an intense counseling program for people who want to address the symptoms of mental health conditions that prevent them from leading fulfilling lives.  The program is ideal for patients stepping down from an inpatient setting and for those who need more mental health support than traditional outpatient counseling.

Treatment components include:

  • Trauma-informed, evidence-based therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing.
  • Individual, Family & Group Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • On-site consultation with a psychiatrist
  • Psycho-education & skill groups to help patients manage anger, reduce stress, and improve positive communication.


We accept the following for Journey to Recovery PHP:

  • Medicare
  • Most commercial insurance plans
  • Some New Mexico Centennial Care Plans

To find out more about Journey to Recovery or other programs at Mesilla Valley Hospital, please contact our Assessment & Referral Department at 575.382.3500 or 800.877.3500.