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 present practical, useful information about alcohol and substance use, DWI information, and treatment community resources available in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County and surrounding communities. CCTP is funded through Bernalillo County.  The site also provides  general information about alcohol and drugs.

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

CCTP is a minimum of sixteen weeks intensive outpatient abstinence based program. It utilizes the evidence based Matrix Intensive Outpatient model created at 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.


  • Clients must have a DWI within the past five (5) years.  
  • You must have a desire to abstain from using alcohol and/ or drugs while you are attending the program.
  • You must have a desire to explore/ attend 12-Step programs
  • Services are paid for by Bernalillo County.


Every New Mexican has the opportunity and resources available, to engage in a process of recovery from alcohol/drug addiction and/ or mental illness. Our vision is to strengthen and heal disrupted lives and families. We envision a system 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 and research, promoting a greater understanding of addiction disorders.

  • 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 mental health and alcohol/ drug addictions. 

  • Integrate clinical research with prevention interventions and creative therapies.

  • Provide superior IOP, creative therapies, and primary prevention intervention services for individuals and families 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.

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

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2014 Holiday Schedule


The New Mexico Highlands Univeristy School of Social Work is proud to offer a fully certifed Matrix program for the treatment of alcohol and substance abuse addiction in partnership  with the County of Bernalillo and the Communicty Custody Program.
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Contact Us

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
E-mail: ccctp@nmhu.edu