The New Mexico Human Services Department announced today (Aug. 29) that it is providing support via the Connections app for community members dealing with substance use recovery.

 The Connections app is available at no cost (24/7) to providers and patients through tribal health centers, community health centers that are federally qualified health centers, sober living residences and through other resources such as the 988 crisis support line. Also, if patients wish to remain anonymous, the app allows that.

Additional app-based technology currently available to New Mexicans is the NMConnect app, designed as an extension of the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line’s array of services and a tool for finding resources. The app is available to community members here.

“The Connections app is a support tool to be used in conjunction with treatment for people with substance use disorder or people experiencing behavioral health issues,” said Angela Medrano, deputy secretary for the New Mexico Human Services Department.

The connections app includes specialized support for teens, pregnant and postpartum people, and returning citizens with experience in the justice system. 

The app is part of the Connections for Recovery Initiative, which equips New Mexico’s behavioral health providers with an additional tool to support people battling opioid, alcohol, or other substance use disorder.