Organized by “toolkits,” A Dose of Reality provides resources and support for those seeking treatment or supporting their loved ones in treatment. This website also offers resources and trainings for providers who are considering starting treatment using Medications for Opioid Use Disorder.  The website also offers training and information on naloxone to help prevent opioid overdose.

Seeking treatment? Click on the “Medication Assisted Toolkit” to find a local treatment program and/or prescriber.

Seeking to support a loved one? Click on the “Save a Life – Overdose and Naloxone Toolkit” to learn about how to obtain and use Narcan in an emergency situation.

Seeking training and or support to start treatment for OUDs using FDA approved medications for OUD?  Click on the site’s provider trainings link for the training calendar. This includes DATA 2000 waiver trainings and other trainings and supports.

The New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL) is a statewide mental health crisis line. Please call 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474) to speak with a supportive and trained individual about suicidal thoughts, substance use, grief, anxiety, or other issues related to mental and emotional health. Also includes a warm peer line to call for someone to talk with for support.

The NMConnect App can help you or a loved one immediate access to mental health professionals and resources – this is a good option for those who prefer to text or talk. Services include the ability to be directly connected to a peer support worker. Click here for instructions on how to download the NMConnect smartphone app.




A Dose of Wellness is a campaign to promote mental and physical well-being. This website offers positive tools and informational resources to help New Mexicans improve their health.

The New Mexico Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Services Division has partnered with OpenBeds to launch the New Mexico Behavioral Health Referral Network. Those seeking mental health and substance use disorder treatment for themselves or others can leverage the tools and inventory of the state referral network and anonymously evaluate the type of care they need, search for appropriate, nearby providers, and then submit confidential online referral inquiries to state-vetted treatment providers. Click here to access the referral network.

Are you an addiction professional looking to use your skills in NM?

Click here to find out more about being a peer support worker.