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Substance Abuse

Information on Substance Abuse

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