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Rio Arriba and Taos Substance Use Treatment

An act making an appropriation to the human services department to fund the establishment, implementation, data analysis and reporting pursuant to a demonstration project in Rio Arriba and Taos counties that provides evidence-based, residential substance use disorder treatment.

Bill Highlights

  • Senate Bill 152 appropriates $1.4 million from the general fund in FY19 and FY20 to the Human Services Department (HSD) to fund the establishment, implementation, data analysis and reporting pursuant to a demonstration project in Rio Arriba and Taos Counties that:
    (1) provides evidence-based, residential substance use disorder treatment of at least one year’s duration for each participant with a substance use disorder;
    (2) tracks participants’ ability to remain free of substance use after treatment; and
    (3) collects and analyzes county statistics on emergency department visits, crime and recidivism in Rio Arriba and Taos counties (source: NMLegis.gov)
  • Viante New Mexico supports this bill because it targets two counties that are struggling with this issue to pinpoint, correct and track the implementation of a solution that could be scaled to the rest of the state.

Outcome

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