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The Evolution Group

David Lente

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 Disorder
  • Gambling Disorder
  • Emotional Regulation
  • MBEP (Mindfulness Based Emotional Processing)
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Brainspotting
  • EMDR Certified
  • RTM Certified

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

Call us to take your first step
at 505-242-6988 or

Mini Bio

David Lente is from the Pueblo of Isleta.  He has been in the field of addictions for 29 years working primarily with the Native American population in the Albuquerque area. 

He evolved a Para-professional direction in the field and has earned certification as Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADAC) since 1986 and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADAC) licensure as of 1997.  He is the current Chair of the Albuquerque Area Inter-Tribal Council on Substance Abuse – Certification Board, which certifies Native American counselors working within tribal programs.  He also holds credentials as a National Certified Gambling Counselor (NCGC-II) and treats problem and compulsive gamblers and their family members.

He is the co-founder of “Indigenous” the Native American Track in partner with The Evolution Group, Inc. He serves as a treatment provider for the Metropolitan Drug Court program in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The model includes a multi-disciplinary approach with treatment and judicial assemblies.

He seeks to create a holistic approach to healing, offering a hierarchy of effective interventions, transforming a sense of balance in body, mind, and spirit to embrace true healing and restore life to integrity.