As of June 1, 2016, the Program has closed and no longer provides clinical services. If you need a referral for treatment or would like information about treatment services available in Albuquerque please call: DSAP at (505) 468-1555.

If you need to speak with someone about any other issue please call (505) 260-6181.

 Welcome to the New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) Community Clinical Treatment Program (CCTP) Web site. The site has been developed to provide updated information about our services and current, practical,useful information about alcohol, substance use and community resources that are available in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County and surrounding communities. CCTP services are free to clients due to funding through Bernalillo County.  

CCTP began operations in 2006 as a joint initiative between New Mexico Highlands University, Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (BCMDC) Community Custody Program (CCP), and Bernalillo County Department of Substance Abuse Programs (DSAP). 

The Intensive Outpatient abstinence based program through CCTP is a minimum of sixteen (16) weeks, nine (9) hours per week. CCTP utilizes the evidence based Matrix Intensive Outpatient model created by the Matrix Institute on Addictions, an affiliate of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Integrated Substance Abuse Programs. In research studies conducted by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) the model has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders.


  • You must have an alcohol or substance use problem and require ASAM Level 2.1 treatment.
  • You must have a DWI within the past five years, or be court ordered by a judge to treatment. 
  • You must be willing to abstain from using alcohol and/ or drugs while you are attending the program.
  • You must be willing to explore and attend 12-Step programs or other community support groups.


Every New Mexican has the opportunity and resources available, to engage in the process of recovery from alcohol, substance use, and/or mental health disorders through CCTP treatment. Our vision is to strengthen and help heal disrupted lives and families. We envision a system of care where individuals with alcohol and substance use addiction disorders are treated with dignity and respect.


Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by alcohol and other drug use through treatment, education, training, research and promoting a greater understanding of alcohol and substance use disorders.

  • To engage family members and assist them to learn how to deal with an active user.

  • Provide evidence-based treatment, prevention, and clinical assistance for addictions via mental health services and Intensive Outpatient Treatment. 

  • Provide culturally and linguistically competent treatment that is responsive to the diverse citizens of New Mexico.

  • To reduce the recidivism of DWI in Bernalillo County.

  • Professionally train NMHU Social Work students and community professionals in the treatment of mental health, alcohol and substance use disorders. 

  • Integrate clinical research with treatment, prevention and creative therapies.

  • Provide superior IOP, creative therapies for individuals with alcohol and substance use problems.

  • Promote a change in community attitude toward addiction by providing education on the disease of addiction and the addiction recovery process.

  • Assist individual and family members engage in recovery work through Intensive outpatient treatment.

  • Assist individuals to improve their families, employment, academic, interpersonal, legal and medical issues to their highest level of functioning.

  • To build University partnerships with the greater New Mexico Community.

Updated: February 4, 2016


The New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work is proud to offer a fully certified Matrix program for the treatment of addiction in partnership  with the County of Bernalillo Department of Substance Abuse Programs (DSAP).
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For more information or questions please feel free to contact us.
Communtity Clinical Treatment Program
401 Roma N.W. 4 th Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505.232.5730  Fax: 505.247.2118