Substance Abuse

Information on Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Provider Network

The Division of Health & Human Services contracts with approximately twenty substance abuse treatment providers that receive referrals from AMCI. The size and diversity of the treatment provider network ensures that persons in need of treatment services are matched to the most appropriate treatment provider for the best possible treatment outcomes.

School-based Substance Abuse Treatment

The Division of Health & Human Services administers a school-based treatment program in one Albuquerque middle school. The grant also provides for community referrals of adolescents to AMCI for assessment and referral to outpatient treatment services.

Substance Abuse Treatment Services for Special Populations

The Division of Health & Human Services contracts with community-based agencies to provide outpatient treatment and case management services for adolescents.

Substance Abuse Prevention Services

The Division of Health & Human Services contracts with community-based agencies to provide substance abuse prevention and early intervention services for youth and their families in the metropolitan Albuquerque area.

Assertive Community Treatment

The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program delivers comprehensive behavioral health services to individuals who are diagnosed with severe mental illness and whose needs have not been well met by more traditional service delivery approaches in the community. The Health & Human Services Division has developed two ACT teams in Albuquerque. The contracts to operate these programs have been awarded to UNM Hospital and St. Martin’s Hospitality Center. A third ACT team will start in 2012 through a contract awarded to New Mexico Solutions. Each program functions as a mobile, trans-disciplinary treatment team of mental health professionals with staff-shared caseloads that deliver the majority of its services in natural community settings.

Families and Schools Together (FAST)

Families and Schools Together is designed to reduce the risk factors associated with substance abuse and related problem behaviors for children up to 12 years of age and their parents. The 8-week FAST programs are held at multiple sites within the city of Albuquerque, through the Albuquerque Public School System. FAST program components include:

  • Weekly multifamily support groups
  • Monthly multifamily meetings

Centralized Substance Abuse Assessment

Albuquerque Metropolitan Central Intake (AMCI)

3121 Amherst NE, Suite B

Albuquerque, NM 87107

(505) 272-9033

The Division of Health & Human Services contracts with the University of New Mexico to operate AMCI -the centralized point of entry for income eligible citizens of Albuquerque into the City’s substance abuse services system. Licensed counselors at AMCI provide substance abuse assessments for adults and adolescents, and case management services.  Based on this assessment the counselor makes referrals for substance abuse treatment to the most appropriate provider in the City’s Substance Abuse Treatment Provider Network.

Social Services Renewal Packet for the 2015-2016 Contract Year

The reapplication process for social services contracts with the Department of Family and Community Services, Division of Health & Human Services for the 2015-2016 contract year require that agencies complete all documents in this Contract Renewal Packet. Mail hard copies of all documents and submit an electronic version by email to your Program Specialist. 

FY16 Substance Abuse Treatment Provider Voucher Program Application

The Division of Health and Human Services is accepting applications to become a City of Albuquerque Substance Abuse Treatment Provider for FY 2016. It is the intent of the City to continue the development of a Substance Abuse Treatment Network able to provide high quality, ethical, comprehensive, and evidence-based substance abuse treatment.  The City desires to develop a full continuum of treatment services and to ensure that all agencies are theoretically sound, clinically appropriate, and culturally relevant to meet the needs of persons in treatment.

The City Division of Health and Human Services has an open application process to become a member of the City’s Substance Abuse Treatment Network.

In order for applications to be reviewed prior to July 1, 2015, applications must be completed and submitted per the instructions to the Division of Health and Human Services and received no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 10, 2015. Applications received after April 10, 2015, will be reviewed in the order in which it was received. Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2016.

The application can be found by copying and pasting the link below into a new browser.

Email: Ellen Braden with questions regarding the application.

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