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ATP provides a four week inpatient jail-based treatment program treating DWI offenders and offenders with substance use disorders who are referred by the Judicial System. The ATP program utilizes a Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) treatment modality. Each ATP participant receives a week of structured assessment by a licensed clinical staff member. The week of assessment is followed by three weeks of curriculum designed to provide a solid base core of knowledge and skills that can aid clients in maintaining a substance free life in the community.

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ACES providers support at risk children and their families across the full continuum of services—including primary prevention, identification, early intervention, support and treatment, harm reduction, outreach, and services in children’s homes and within the community.

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Community Connections is a jail re-entry and frequent-utilizer supportive housing program of the BHI in partnership with Bernalillo County Housing and the City of Albuquerque. The program provides housing subsidies for scattered site housing, along with, intensive wrap-around services through contracted providers to support individuals who are homeless or precariously housed with mental illness or co-occurring disorders.

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DBHS provides a short term social model detox program that is designed to address the alcohol abuse problem in Bernalillo County. The program provides a safe environment to individuals who require detoxification services, non-medical interventions and referrals.

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Bernalillo County and DBHS, in collaboration with Albuquerque Police Department (APD), Bernalillo County Sheriff, the District Attorney’s Office, and Office of the Public Defender have implemented a LEAD program that appropriately diverts non-violent adults with a Serious Mental Illness and/or Substance Use Disorder from the criminal justice system to community-based alternatives and services prior to arrest and booking.

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MCTs are a City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County collaboration that responds to individuals experiencing a nonviolent behavioral health crisis that necessitates a 911-response. There are six teams, each consisting of a crisis-intervention unit deputy paired with a master’s level behavioral health clinician.

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Promising practice that utilizes peers to assist, as a part of a team, to provide case management to those with behavioral health needs.

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Peer support drop-in centers serve community members living with mental health and/or co-occurring substance use disorders. Peers, who have lived experience, provide recovery services and create an environment where members have a robust opportunity to connect to services, reduce harm to themselves and engage in healthy life-changing recovery efforts.

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DBHS collaborates with the University of New Mexico Health Services (UNMHS) and the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) to execute the Pubic Inebriate Intervention Program (PIIP) to relieve congestion in UNMH’s Emergency Room and Psychiatric Emergency Services.

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Suicide is a difficult and complex social health problem facing residents of Bernalillo County. The suicide prevention contracts aim to develop an understanding of how social factors like mental illness, substance use, violence, isolation, and stress may be interrelated motivating factors for the prevalence of suicide.

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Training and education on behavioral health awareness, information, and skills for community members and professionals in direct contact with populations with behavioral health needs or who need assistance in order to navigate behavioral health and other community services.

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The supportive aftercare provides a low-intensity residential social model program that is designed to allow the clients to remain in a supportive recovery environment after completing alcohol and drug detoxification and/or rehabilitative services.

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Bernalillo County’s Metropolitan Detention Center and the Behavioral Health Department, in partnership with the University of New Mexico, operate the RRC. All Metropolitan Detention Center releases are transported to the RRC where they can be linked with services.

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YTL services are for at-risk youth precariously housed or homeless, with a mental health or substance abuse diagnosis. The funding provides youth transitional living services and housing for clients. This initiative provides a housing bridge to youth, through services, and includes addressing youth who would otherwise continue to be detained at YSC due to lack of safe transitional housing

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