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The Steps

Starting Your Journey
to Long-Term Recovery
with Adult & Teen Challenge
of New Mexico

If you or a loved one is ready to take the first step toward recovery
from drug or alcohol addiction, follow these simple steps:

Reach out to one of our dedicated Adult & Teen Challenge of New Mexico Women’s Campus intake specialists to kickstart the process or to gather more information. We’re here to assist you every step of the way.

The intake process can take anywhere from 24 hours to 2 weeks, depending on factors such as necessary documentation and the potential need for detoxification. When evaluating an application, we take into account:

  • The applicant’s willingness to engage in the program and desire positive change.
  • Mental health status and any related medications.
  • Medical condition and associated medications.
  • Legal history, past and present.
  • Any outstanding warrants.
  • Eligibility for funding.
  • The level of care needed.
  • Location or residency considerations.

Please remember that we operate as a voluntary program, not a locked facility. The individual seeking help must genuinely want to be here, acknowledge their problem, and sincerely desire assistance.


Although we cannot advise on what to say to every addict, since every individual is different, we recommend that you speak the truth with love, care, and concern, NOT in condemnation or criticism. Please be aware that we do not do interventions. We can refer you to 3rd party interventionists, so please call us if you need that help. If your loved one is suicidal or mentally unstable, please take the situation seriously and contact your local hospital as a first step, or call 911. Do not wait!


Intake Step One

A Willingness and Desire to Get Help!

The applicant must be willing to invest the time (usually a year) and effort into their life to finally get freedom from addiction. We must hear the applicant’s willingness to get help, which cannot come from friends or relatives. Remember, much of the cost of the applicant’s one-year stay at one of our centers is covered by donations from the community, and we have limited beds, so we need to ensure every applicant is prepared for the challenge. 

Step Two

Call or fill in the inquiry form to begin the process.  If the program may be a good fit for the individual, we will direct you to our application to download and fill it out.  

Step Three


Send in the Application. Once the application is received, our Intake Counselors will connect with the Applicant to make further arrangements, including financial commitments and attending a medical detox, if needed. Please note that we will not make repeated attempts to reach the Applicant. In most cases, we will leave it to the Applicant to connect with us on a specific day and time or to visit the center. Should they fail to do that, the application may be denied. Follow-thru is all seen as part of the Applicant’s willingness and desire to attend the program.


  • PICTURE ID (driver’s license, state ID)
  • SOCIAL SECURITY CARD (or letter from the SS office stating you have applied)
  • MEDICAL PAPERWORK/TESTS (Physical, TB, HIV, HEP-C test results)
  • MEDICAL INSURANCE CARD (if covered, for incidental medical needs)
  • GREEN CARD (if a non-citizen permanent resident) 

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