Assistance & Treatment 

Alcohol Treatment @ UNM
Confidential voice mailbox
Assessments, relapse services, and individual, couple, and family therapy; offers a sliding scale payment based on income, and is available to residents of Albuquerque and surrounding areas

National Helpline

Substance Use & Mental Health Services Administration
Provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations; Callers can order free publications and other information.


Local and Professional Help

Albuquerque/Bernalillo County

A CARF-accredited program that provides a short-term social model service designed to provide safe medical withdrawal from substances and case management to connect with follow-up resources in the community.                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bernalillo County Metropolitan Assessment & Treatment (MATS Detox)

Must be a Bernalillo County resident, 18 years of age or older, not have any warrants, and in need of detoxification from alcohol or dual substances.

Provides substance abuse treatment services to New Mexico residents. Specializes in medical detoxification, social rehabilitation services, and intensive outpatient services. We also have a list of statewide resources below 


Alcohol-Related Outlets

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
Alcohol is involved in 40 percent of all fatal traffic crashes in New Mexico which makes alcohol-related traffic fatalities the single largest factor in this state’s traffic deaths.
Alcohol intoxication constitutes a common, but preventable, cause of traffic crashes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       DWI Prevention Resources (Safer New Mexico Now) (DWI Resource Center) (ENDWI) (Mother's Against Drunk Driving
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DWI Laws in New Mexico
Driving a vehicle with a blood or breath alcohol content of .08% or higher, or driving under the influence of drugs is a violation of New Mexico’s DWI laws. A DWI conviction can have both civic and financial consequences. New Mexico drunk driving criminal court cases can result in punishment that includes jail time, fines, mandatory DWI educational programs, and more.
Treatment Sites                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Substance Use Disorder Treatment Gap and Treatment Sites
We have a recent Substance Use Disorder Treatment location map, this has pretty detailed information on treatment sites as of the beginning of the year.  It covers opioids, methamphetamine, alcohol, and other substances.   


If you are concerned about a student’s alcohol, tobacco or other drug use, contact Student Health and Counseling or the Campus Office of Substance Abuse Prevention for consultation. Confidential individual assessments and education are available.

UNM COSAP is NMDOH certified and are now handing out Fentanyl testing strips and Narcan to students, staff, and faculty.  If you are interested please reach out to us via email at or message us on Instagram @unmcosap to schedule an appointment to pick some up!  



If you are concerned about your own, an employee’s or a colleague’s alcohol or drug use, contact the CARS program. The intent of CARS is not to intrude into the private lives of University employees, but rather to provide services for those who choose to request help with their problems. Your contact with CARS is confidential within the limits of applicable law and ethical guidelines. Individual assessments, short-term counseling, consultation and referrals are available. CARS also offers presentations on a variety of topics, voluntary mediation services, group crisis intervention, and team building.


Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings 

Monte Vista Christian Church
3501 Campus Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

- Tuesday, Thursday at 6pm
- Wednesday at 8pm
- Saturday at 5pm

• Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) - Albuquerque Chapter 

• Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) - International Organization


Narcotics Anonymous Meetings

Frontier Restaurant
2400 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

- Tuesday at 6:30am

University Heights Methodist Church
2210 Silver Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

- Monday at 12pm
- Tuesday at 12pm
- Wednesday at 12pm
- Thursday at 12pm
- Friday at 12pm
- Saturday at 12pm

Narcotics Anonymous