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Addiction And Treatment Services

Bernalillo County’s Department of Substance Abuse Programs (DSAP) Addiction Treatment Program (ATP) provides evidence-based addiction treatment services at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) for clients who have been identified as having addiction treatment needs while they are incarcerated there. 

The ATP program is an American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) level III.3, clinically-managed jail-based program. ATP uses evidence-based therapy and Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) curricula in conjunction with relapse prevention planning, psycho-educational programming and living skills groups. 

Each ATP participant develops a recovery and after-care service plan before completion of the ATP program. ATP offers gender-specific groups for men and women and DWI prevention education, among other topics. 

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Addiction Treatment Program:

Q: How can I find out if my child, partner, or family member is in ATP?

A: The confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records maintained by DSAP programs is protected by federal law and regulations (per 42 CFR Part 2).

Generally, program staff may not disclose to a person outside the program that a client attends the program, or disclose any information identifying a client as an alcohol or drug abuser unless: The client consents in writing (signed release of information (ROI) on file); the disclosure is allowed by a court order, including a search warrant; the disclosure is made to medical personnel in a medical emergency or to designated and qualified staff for research, audit, or program evaluation. Upon request by the client, discharge summaries or letters of completion may be given to the client and the client may then share copies of these items at their discretion.

Absolutely no information pertaining to clients may be released over the phone. If someone besides Department of Substance Abuse or MDC staff inquires as to whether a person is in ATP, inquires about the person’s progress, asks about past participation in ATP, or asks any other questions about ATP clients, the standard answer will be that staff can neither confirm nor deny the person’s presence in ATP programs.

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