Medication Assisted Treatment Program


1700 North Boston
Portales, NM 88130
575.359.4825 x180



Kris Paulus
Program Coordinator


The Roosevelt County Detention Center (RCDC) implemented a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program in 2021.  The Mission of this program is to recognize and reduce the risk of post-release overdose death and recidivism in our community.  The goal is to strengthen communication and collaboration between RCDC personnel and community partners to support individuals throughout their incarceration, from booking to release, to sustain recovery, reduce recidivism and improve public safety. The MAT program provides therapy and discharge services within the facility, as well as reentry support services to assist individuals with the transition from detention back to the community and improve chances for success.

RCDC utilizes two FDA approved medications for opiate use disorder, specifically naltrexone and buprenorphine.  Naltrexone is also FDA approved and utilized for alcohol use disorder, and is used for this within the facility.

The MAT program includes the following classes/services –

            Matrix For Criminal Justice Settings

            Thinking For Good

            Seeking Safety

            Group and individual counseling sessions that target coping skills

            Relapse prevention

            12 Step Meetings – Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

            Celebrate Recovery


            ServSafe Certification

Other classes/programs that program participants can access include –

            Bible Study


            Parenting Inside Out

Program participants on MAT medications are referred to a local MAT provider of their choice:

Mental Health Resources

Roosevelt General Hospital


Forms and Information Documents