Substance Use Recovery & Treatment Collaborative

Our Mission

The New Mexico Recovery Project was established as a statewide initiative with a mission of:

• expanding access to substance use treatment
• increasing the healthcare workforce
• increasing access to community-based behavioral health services for children and other underserved populations.

Through a federally funded 18-month assessment grant, this collaborative was focused on expanding the capacity of substance abuse disorder (SUD) providers to offer Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) through the Medicaid State Plan. 

Assessment Grant Outcomes:

The New Mexico Recovery Project was a professional collaborative focused on outcomes. Deliverables included:

• Conducting a statewide needs assessment to verify the availability and access to SUD treatment

• Assembling data from the needs assessment, integrating it with previous strategic plans, to address SUD while building an infrastructure for ongoing assessment

• Developing a statewide workforce plan to ensure  long-term and sustainable Medicaid provider networks that offer the full array of SUD treatment

• Increasing the capacity of New Mexico’s workforce to provide Medicaid-funded SUD treatment and recovery services through the provision of education, training, marketing, and technical support to providers.

The consequences of substance abuse have multiplied in New Mexico for decades, and are rising at alarming rates now. By investing in training and developing new efficiencies within the provider network, the capacity to offer substance use treatment services will increase exponentially.


We will save lives by investing in community leadership through this collaborative and entrusting those with lived experience and those working in the field to lead New Mexico to a new, reformed, way to serve its people.