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The Evolution Group


LADAC | CADC | ICGC-II |Therapist

Recovery is… original.

A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. To me what makes TEG the best place to do the work is the community. Individuals, families, and communities have strengths and resources that serve as a foundation for recovery. It is an honor to be a part of your own community change. “I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.” -George Bernard Shaw


  • Substance Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Compulsive Gambling

“If there is a way into something, there must be a way out!”

Or call us to take your first step at 505-242-6988

Mini Bio

David Lente is from the Pueblo of Isleta. He has been in the field of addictions for populations in the Albuquerque area. He evolved a Para-professional direction in the field and has earned certification since 1986 and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADAC) licensure as of 19 Inter-Tribal Council on Substance Abuse – Certification Board, which certifies programs. He also holds credentials as a National Certified Gambling Counselor for gamblers and their family members. He is the co-founder of “Indigenous” the Native American Track in partner with provider for the Metropolitan Drug Court program in Albuquerque, New Mexico with treatment and judicial assemblies. Treatment: He seeks to create a holistic approach to healing, offering a hierarchy of body, mind, and spirit to embrace true healing and restore life to integrity.