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METROPOLITAN ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT SERVICES (MATS)
MATS Detox is a social model program providing detoxification services to Bernalillo County residents in need of such services. People participate in the MATS Detox services on a voluntary basis. All services provided and information received are confidential. Services are delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The following people will not be admitted:
Individuals who have previously been to MATS Detox and have been discharged for administrative reasons may not be re-admitted for certain time periods.
MATS Detox is located at 5901 Zuni, SE, a couple of blocks east of San Mateo. The phone number is 468-1555.
Yes. 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 MATS Detox staff inquires as to whether a person is in MATS Detox, inquires about the person’s progress, asks about past participation in MATS Detox, or asks any other questions about MATS Detox clients, the standard answer will be that staff can neither confirm nor deny the person’s presence at MATS Detox.
The average length of stay generally runs 3 – 5 days and is based on the client’s detoxification needs.
Usually, but not always. MATS Detox has a 48-bed capacity – 32 males and 16 females. Beds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Due to limited space, clients may bring a small amount of personal property, including prescription medicine in the prescription container, new, unopened cigarettes, a handbag or wallet, underwear, eyeglasses, and other items approved by the program manager or designee. All personal property, besides medicines and cigarettes, is locked in a locker until the client is discharged. Medicines and cigarettes are kept by staff for distribution to clients at scheduled times. Clients are provided MATS uniforms and sandals during their stay. Clients are also issued hygiene kits that contain toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant and a comb. No weapons or contraband are allowed. Personal vehicles may not be left in the MATS parking lot.
Friends may drop off clients and wait with them for admission. No one can stay in the Detox facility who isn’t admitted as a client. Relatives or domestic partners may not be admitted at the same time. Visitors are not allowed in Detox.
No. Personal cell phones are locked up until discharge. One phone call using a facility phone is allowed during admission and one phone call is allowed for discharge.
MATS Detox staff work with clients on discharge planning and will provide referrals and/or phone numbers for appropriate agencies or resources.