More Info About Rehabs in New Mexico
New Mexico continues to work on prevention strategies, like its Prescription Monitoring Program for opioids and making Narcan available at all pharmacies in order to reverse more opioid overdoses. The state is also working to divert drug offenders into substance abuse treatment rather than the criminal justice system.
As New Mexico focuses more on addiction treatment and improving its systems that are in place, the available rehab options continue to improve. Whether it’s you or a loved one who needs help, call us and we can guide you in finding the right facility in New Mexico: 1-866-317-7050.
- Nearly 200,000 people in New Mexico are dependent upon or abusing alcohol and/or drugs each year.
- Around 7% of the people who need treatment for alcohol abuse in the state each year receive it.
- Over 12 % of people who need treatment for drug abuse in the state receive it.
- Nearly half of all 2015 treatment admissions reported alcohol as their primary substance of abuse. The next most-commonly reported substances of abuse were heroin, then amphetamines, followed by marijuana.
- Throughout 2014, there were 536 deaths from drug overdoses in New Mexico—a nearly 20% increase from just one year before.
As you make a decision, you need to ask about the services each facility offers. Some have special programs geared towards certain people, like those with co-occurring mental disorders, survivors of trauma and abuse, and people coming from the criminal justice system. Some offer outpatient care, in which clients attend treatment during the day. Others offer inpatient care and clients are residents of the facility, anywhere from 30 day to several months.
It’s also important to ask facilities about their payment options. Many rehabs in New Mexico accept Medicaid, private health insurance, state-financed insurance, or federal military insurance. More than 65% of facilities in the state will offer treatment at no charge for people who can’t afford it.
Whether you’re searching for treatment or aftercare options, Healing Addiction in Our Community (HAC) is a nonprofit with a resources page to help get you started. If you’d like to talk to someone about your options in New Mexico, you can always call one of our friendly representatives: 1-866-317-7050.
- Substance abuse assessment and diagnosis
- Urine screenings for substances
- Intervention services
- Relapse-prevention training and motivational interviewing
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and anger management
- New Mexico’s Human Services Department has an Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP), which has established a system of comprehensive substance abuse prevention services and works to implement evidence-based practices in treatment. Their goal is to increase the state’s capacity to provide effective services to communities and people in need.
- The New Mexico Department of Health has a Substance Abuse Epidemiology Section (SAES), which collects and analyzes data on substance abuse in New Mexico like substance consumption, substance-related deaths, and Narcan distribution. This data is shared with the state’s community groups and policy makers.
- The New Mexico Department of Health also established a Harm Reduction Program, which seeks to reduce drug-related harms while improving wellness in individuals, families, and communities. This program primarily focuses on culturally appropriate and competent services for intravenous drug users, like distributing clean syringes and providing training in Narcan administration.
- The HOPE Initiative (Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education) is a collaboration between the University of New Mexico and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Their goal is to protect New Mexico’s communities from the dangers or heroin and other opioid drugs through prevention, education, treatment, and recovery efforts.
- Healing Addiction in Our Community (HAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating New Mexico’s communities and raising awareness of substance abuse issues. The group, made of parents and family members affected by addiction, conducts seminars and networks with other organizations that are striving towards the same goals.
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Alternatives to finding addiction treatment or learning about substance:
- SAMHSA Treatment Finder at SAMHSA.gov
- National Institute On Drug Abuse at DrugAbuse.gov
- Mental Health & Substance Abuse at USA.gov
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