The Detox Program provides a short-term social model program that is designed to address the alcohol and alcohol abuse problem in Bernalillo County. Through this, the program provides a safe environment to individuals who require detoxification services, non-medical interventions and referrals. It also serves those individuals who would otherwise be transported by law enforcement or emergency medical services to jail or to one of the local emergency rooms.
Medical services are available to clients through a collaborative effort with the Department of Health - Turquoise Lodge Hospital, the University of New Mexico Hospital and other local hospitals. The Detox Program currently manages a 48-bed capacity (32 male and 16 female). Program services are offered to inebriated individuals for the purpose of withdrawing from alcohol and/or other drugs. Staff provides observation, intervention, safety and educational services on the disease of addiction to all clients entering the program. Staff also provides screening, brief assessment, referral, AccuDetox, substance abuse psycho-education groups, recovery planning, treatment planning and discharge planning/follow up (when appropriate).