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Preventing Opioid Overdose Deaths

Last week officials with the Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health (DBHS) entered into an agreement with the Bernalillo County Community Health Council (BCCHC) which will increase access to life-saving Narcan medication in order to reduce deaths from opioid overdoses in Bernalillo County.

Four New Peer Support Drop-In Centers to Launch in Bernalillo County

On Sept. 14, 2018, Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins and Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca announced the $300,000 in contracts, the plans, and the providers, New Day and Albuquerque Center for Hope and Recovery [ACHR].
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In Their Own Words: Behavioral Health

The Behavioral Health Initiative touches people from all walks of life. This piece introduces you two three folks from different walks of life what are being helped by the Behavioral Health Initiative in Bernalillo County.
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Serenity Mesa Recovery Center Announces Expansion to Include Services for Young Women

Starting in September, Serenity Mesa, a local non-profit and recovery center will be growing their impact on recovery by expanding their services to include an eight-bed facility for young women (ages 14-21) who are living with a substance use disorder.
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Resource Re-entry Center: Thousands of Released Inmates to Benefit from Re-entry Support Every Year

On May 22, 2018, Bernalillo County leaders officially opened the county’s new Resource Reentry Center [RRC], a first stop for individuals released from the Metropolitan Detention Center as they reintegrate into the community. The RRC will help former offenders navigate the transition from jail to society by offering access to the services and support they may need to stabilize, stay healthy, regain self-sufficiency, and break the cycle of recidivism.
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Behavioral Health Initiative Program Aims to Prevent Youth Homelessness

On May 11, 2018, Bernalillo County announced the Behavioral Health Initiative’s latest program - Youth Transitional Living Services. Bernalillo County presented New Day, YDI, Casa Q, and Serenity Mesa with a ‘big check’ for $800,000 to incorporate the program into their operations.
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  • This 2.5 hour event will explore Antwone’s journey of hopelessness to hope through his writings and film followed by a discussion around those themes and how they relate to the science of HOPE.
    South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center
    2008 Larrazolo Rd SW
    Albuquerque, NM
    2/13/2019 1:00 PM - 2/13/2019 6:00 PM

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To improve behavioral health outcomes and reduce the incidence of driving while intoxicated in Bernalillo County through innovative, cohesive and measurable programs, treatment services and supports aimed at preventing the incidence of crisis and substance use disorder.
The three divisions of the Behavioral Health Services Department are Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse, and Driving While Intoxicated.


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