Jackie West of Turquoise Lodge is Changing the Narrative One Email at a Time

Every Friday a pair of peers perform comedy inpatient at Turquoise Lodge Hospital for the “Laugh It Off” education program. The idea is to show that it’s okay to talk about your mental health issues and substance issues, and better … Continue reading

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February 15, 2017 – Happy Behavioral Health Day, New Mexico!!!

Of this past week, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, can be considered the day that the State Legislature of New Mexico truly stood up and declared that the stigmas surrounding and permeating mental health issues will be a thing of the … Continue reading

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DBSA Albuquerque is on the go!

Get set for DBSA Albuquerque’s web presence to get a lot more dynamic. We’ve got a good team in place scouring the webernet for news, inspiration, and plain ol’ fun. https://www.facebook.com/DBSAAlbuquerque/ https://twitter.com/DBSAAlbuquerque http://dbsaalbuquerque.org Follow us. Follow, I say! Follow and … Continue reading

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Free Parking for DBSA Albuquerque’s Monday Support Group @ Wells Fargo (200 Lomas NW)

Parking has been very limited for our Monday Peer Support Group at the Coffee Shop. We are happy to announce that DBSA Albuquerque is collaborating with Wells Fargo Bank to provide FREE PARKING for folks attending our Monday group. The … Continue reading

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DBSA Albuquerque is collecting winter clothing and items for The Rock at NoonDay

DBSA Albuquerque is collecting any winter clothing (coats, jackets, gloves, hats, hoodies, socks, etc.) and winter items (sleeping bags, blankets, backpacks, etc.) you might have to donate for Albuquerque’s folks experiencing homelessness. You can bring your donations to any DBSA … Continue reading

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Milestones In My Recovery Journey: DBSA Albuquerque & New Mexico Highlands University

DBSA Albuquerque presented “Milestones In My Recovery Journey” at New Mexico Highlands University, at the Rio Rancho campus. We were invited to present by Dr. Linda Silber for her criminal justice/law enforcement class, focusing on peer interactions with law enforcement, … Continue reading

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Green Day’s new song “Still Breathing” sings the Peer Experience

Seminal rock band Green Day has a new tune out called “Still Breathing.” The tune resonates with notes of the Peer Experience. Heartwarming, inspirational, and just plain funky is this tune. Thanks, Billie Joe, Mike, and Tre for the tuneage. … Continue reading

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DBSA Albuquerque continues to celebrate Recovery Month through Education!!!

On Tuesday, September 20, DBSA Albuquerque presenters Marion Crouse, Rasma Cox, and Steve Bringe will be presenting “Milestones in My Recovery Journey” to a class of students at New Mexico Highlands University. The focus of the presentation is law enforcement … Continue reading

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Notice: Requests to Observe DBSA Albuquerque Support Groups

Our chapter has received requests from UNM graduate program students inquiring if they may observe our peer support groups as part of their course requirements. Unfortunately, we cannot accept these requests. DBSA Albuquerque support groups are peer-led for peers, and … Continue reading

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Free Public Safety Training on Identifying Drug Induced Intoxication

Crisis Intervention Team, Inc., shared there will be a free training for public safety on Identifying Drug Induced Intoxication on October 21st from 1400-1500 MST, from addiction specialist Dr. Dan Duhigg. If you would like to attend this please contact … Continue reading

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