Partner Spotlight: Rio Grande ATP



Founded in 1978 by local citizens of Embudo, New Mexico, and surrounding areas in response to community needs, Rio Grande Alcoholism Treatment Program (RGATP) began providing substance abuse treatment, behavioral health services, and access to supportive services for those struggling with substance misuse. Gradual expansion to add more services and facilities over the years has establish Rio Grande ATP as a fixture in substance abuse treatment in Northern New Mexico for over 42 years now.


Rio Grande ATP has continually fortified its commitment to the needs of the communities it serves. From opening a social setting detox center in Las Vegas in 1980, to the growth of short-term residential treatment 36-bed facility in Embudo in1983 to then opening a long-term treatment center for citizens of Northern New Mexico in Mora in 1987, the dedication of Rio Grande ATP’s leaders and staff to the mission of delivering high quality, affordable and accessible treatment services to enable men and women to live productive, drug-free lives has been paramount.


With a concentration on Taos, Mora, San Miguel, and surrounding counties, RGATP’s staff works with these communities’ medical, mental health, and social services providers to ensure optimal outcomes for clients and their families. Through work with several partners, Rio Grande ATP also maintains close working relationships with the Courts and the criminal justice system which helps provide more comprehensive support to clients in times of greatest need.


With Intensive Outpatient Treatment Centers in both Las Vegas and Taos, the Rio Grande team has offered services and support to thousands of residents in New Mexico. Currently, RGATP provides the following services to its clients and their families:

  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment Services (individual and group sessions)

  • Outpatient Treatment Services (individual and group sessions)

  • Grief and Loss Retreats

  • Emotional Healing Workshops

  • Adult Substance Abuse Central Intake Operation (Taos)

  • Assessment and Intensive Motivation Workshops

  • Case management services (CCSS) and referrals for ancillary services such as Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs


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