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Information on Substance Abuse

City of Albuquerque’s Substance Use Treatment Provider Network

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 (see back)
  • 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 $3000.00 OR the co-pay is $35 or higher, and they meet other established criteria.

The provider agencies, and contact information are listed below:

A New Awakening, Inc.                                                         

Patricia McKeen                                                                                              
600 1st St. NW, Suite 200                                                                            
Albuquerque, NM 87102                                                                              
Telephone: (505) 224-9124                                                                         
Fax: (505) 247-9503                                                                                         
[email protected] (preferred)

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]albuquerquebehavioralhealth.com

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]

Infinite Possibilities, Inc.                                                       

Shirley M. Turco, LCSW                                                                 
2921 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Suite 114                                                               
Albuquerque, NM 87110                                                                              
Telephone: (505) 304-0668                                                           
Fax: (505) 883-8213                                                                                       
[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
Appointments: dukecityrecovery.com

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.

Become a 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 for FY-2020.  It is the intent of the City to continue the development of a Substance Use Treatment Network 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.

Please make plans to attend  the Treatment Provider Meeting on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 1:00-3:00pm in  the City Council Committee Room #9081 at 1 Civic Plaza.  We will discuss the FY20 Voucher Application process and deadlines, as well as the timeline for revising the Minimum Standards. This meeting is not mandatory.  Applications are due July 19, 2019.

Please contact Sandra Archuleta at [email protected]. if you have any questions.

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