Substance Use Treatment

Information on Substance Use Treatment

City of Albuquerque’s The Path Program

The City of Albuquerque funds substance use disorder treatment for clients meeting the criteria below.  Potential clients make an appointment for a substance use disorder assessment directly with one of the City’s treatment providers.  After conducting the assessment, the provider informs the client if they are in need of treatment and will schedule the client to begin services.

Criteria for the clients:

  • Actively in need of substance use disorder treatment
  • Not currently receiving Medicaid full benefits
  • Not receiving substance use treatment through other funding sources
  • Considered very low income according to the federal HUD guidelines
  • Be a resident of the City of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County
  • If a client has commercial insurance that covers the cost of Behavioral Health Services, they are eligible for a voucher if the deductible is greater than $2,800.00 OR the co-pay is $35 or higher, and they meet other established criteria.

The provider agencies, and contact information are listed below:

Albuquerque Behavioral Health, LLC

Bobbie Anderson, Executive Director 
8200 Mountain Rd. NE, Suite 106 
Albuquerque, NM 87110 
Telephone: (505) 830-6500 
Fax: (505) 830-6527 
[email protected]

Common Sense Counseling                                                  

Robin Sawyer, LPCC, LADAC                                                                        
431 San Mateo Blvd. NE                                                                               
Albuquerque, NM 87108                                                                              
Telephone: (505) 803-2467                                                                         
[email protected]

Engender, Inc.

Deborah Patrick, Admin. Dir. 
2632 Pennsylvania St. NE, Suite E 
Albuquerque, NM 87110 
Telephone: (505) 242-4400 
[email protected]

Juntos Podemos, Inc.

David Ibarbo, LADAC 
2715 4th St. NW 
Albuquerque, NM 87107 
Telephone: (505) 242-4533 
Fax: (505) 242-4240 
[email protected]

Duke City Recovery Toolbox

912 1st St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Telephone:  (505) 224-9777


Intensive Case Management (ICM) Program.

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNMHSC) Office for Community Health (OCH), in partnership with the Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services CARE Campus, A New Awakening, First Nations Community Healthsource , Casa de Salud, Fathers Building Futures and Albuquerque Center for Hope and Recovery provides an innovative and coordinated interagency approach to work with high-need clients at various points of entry by 1) engaging community agencies that serve people experiencing problems related to alcohol and substance use and 2) expanding capacity to provide added support to address medical and social needs including behavioral health care and substance use treatment. The ICM program aims to increase interagency collaboration to provide intensive case management services by deploying community health workers (CHWs) with specialized training in the role of intensive case managers (ICMs). By promoting autonomy and self-determination, ICMs collaborate with clients to assess their specific needs and develop individualized service plans (ISPs) that outline the steps that will lead to improved personal health and wellbeing. This project serves some of the most at-risk, underserved, and marginalized members of our community. For more information please contact Claudia Timmons at email: [email protected] or phone: 505-433-8697.

Download: The Path Flyer

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One pager flyer on the path


City of Albuquerque Substance Use Treatment Provider

The Behavioral Health and Wellness Division is accepting applications to become a City of Albuquerque Substance Use Treatment Provider, to be part of The PATH to provide addiction, treatment and healing, for FY-2022.  It is the intent of the City to continue the development of a network PATH able to provide high quality, ethical, comprehensive, and evidence-based substance use treatment.  The City desires to develop a full continuum of treatment services and ensure that all agencies are clinically appropriate and culturally relevant to meet the needs of those in treatment.

The Behavioral Health and Wellness Division has an open application process to become a member of the City’s Substance Use Treatment Provider Network.  Only those applicants scoring 160 points or above will be considered for a contract. The Department reserves the right to refuse to proceed with the development of a contract at any time if it is in the best interest or convenience of the City.

Applications should be completed no later than January 31, 2022 and submitted to Jeanné Padilla at [email protected]

FY-22 Voucher Application