Breaking Addiction

breaking-addictionUpdate: Read the submitted stories about addiction.

As we are based in Albuquerque and our focus is on Mental Health, we naturally LOVE Breaking Bad!  Although we are sad to see the show come to a close and leave our fair city, we do recognize that all good things must come to an end.

We would like to honor the end of Breaking Bad with bringing awareness to mental health and addictions treatment in our community. HealthShire is partnering with Sage Neuroscience Center to give  two scholarships for addictions treatment in Albuquerque, NM.  This Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a 12-week addictions treatment program that focuses on building the tools and acquiring the skills required to break addiction and begin the journey to recovery.

Healthshire is dedicated to bringing much-needed attention to the state of mental health and its treatment in New Mexico, the United States, and across the globe. We will be posting multiple blogs about addiction and its treatment every week during the contest and beyond in an effort to bridge together a supportive mental health community.

All you have to do to apply is submit your story of addiction.

Scholarship Details

The Scholarships will be awarded to two eligible candidates.  Winners will be screened and chosen by the IOP director and Medical Director.

Application Deadline  is midnight (EST): Sunday, September 22nd, 2013.  Winners will not be announced (due to anonymity), but will be contacted the following week.

All applicants must be located in or around Albuquerque, NM.

All applicants must be over the age of 18 years old.

All applicants must submit a personal story relating to addiction.  All stories will be compiled into a collection for addictions education in Healtshire’s “Telling Our Stories” section. All personal information will be kept anonymous and will not be shared.

This scholarship is designed to help those who cannot currently afford addictions treatment, due to lack of insurance coverage or an inability to meet out-of-pocket expenses.  Ideal candidates will be ready to commit to making positive changes toward recovery.

If you or someone you know is an ideal candidate, please feel free to apply for the program.

IOP Program Details

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a 12-week program for individuals and their families struggling with chemical dependence issues. The IOP structure encourages clients to actively practice implementing the recovery skills they are learning in their lives while having a supportive environment in which they and their families can process these changes.

The IOP serves as a continuum of care following a residential treatment program or as a higher level of care for those who have struggled with their recoveries at a lower level of care. Our clinic offers a myriad of additional support services for the individual and family based on their needs. These services include individual therapies, couples counseling, family therapy, medication evaluation and monitoring, outpatient opiate and alcohol detox, and aftercare services.