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Crossroad Counselor-Substance Abuse

Ask LCHS Crossroads Counselor Mrs. Ulibarri

505-823-2327 Ext: 33077

What Is Crossroads Counseling?

Crossroads is a substance abuse prevention/education/intervention program for High School Students at APS. La Cueva Crossroads Counselor is Bernice Ulibarri, MA LMHC. The Crossroads program services are delivered in the school setting by a group of licensed school counselors with training and experience in the field of substance abuse. Collecting student data and implementing the program with fidelity are also program requirements.  This program has been operating in many APS High Schools since 1995.

Services provided include:

  • Individual and group support
  • Classroom/staff presentations
  • Working with community agencies for proper therapeutic or rehab referrals
  • Community Outreach
  • Parent Involvement Program (PIP-An evening/weekend program for parents and students who have incurred alcohol and/or drug violations)
  • School-wide assemblies

Where CAN I GO TO GET SUPPORT FOR SUBSTANCE USE/abuse? 


 

Helplines

Agora-24 Hour Crisis: (505)277-3013 or (866)-435-7166(HELP-1-NM)

Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center: (505)243-2333

Alcoholics Anonymous: (505)266-1900

NM Crisis and Access Line: (855)662-7474

Tobacco Hotline: (800)784-8669

 

Support/Recovery Meetings

 

Youth Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings: (505)266-1900, http://www.albuquerqueaa.org

Youth Narcotics Anonymous Meetings: (866)885-6562(866), www.riograndena.org

Smart Recovery (Alternative to 12 Steps for Teens): (505)610-3610, http://www.smartrecovery.org

 

Substance Use/Abuse Counseling

 

CFAR (Center for Family and Adolescent Research): (505)842-8932, http://projects.ori.org/cfarabq

Open Skies Healthcare : (505)345-8471505, http://openskieshealthcare.org

Southwest Family Guidance Center: (505)830-1871,  http://www.swfamily.com

 

 

Parent Involvement Program (PIP)

The Parent Involvement Program (PIP) is a psycho-educational learning experience for APS students with their parents. These evening groups  focus on substance use and parent/teen communication issues in the home, at school, and in our community.  PIP’s purpose is not to lay blame, but to consider positive options for the future. Generally, a PIP referral is made after a student receives a drug and/or alcohol violation at school, but a parent and student may together attend voluntarily with the Crossroads facilitator's permission. Following a suspension determined by the administrator, the student and guardian are required to attend the program. A PIP contract regarding the substance abuse prevention classes (evenings once a week for 2 weeks) is completed by the administrator and student and guardian/parent. Failure to complete the PIP program can result in the administration of additional consequences.  Following the completion of PIP, students receive follow-up services and become part of the general Crossroads caseload.

Substance Use/Abuse Informational Websites

www.aacap.org  For teens: alcohol and other drugs

www.abovetheinfluence.com  Help for teens to stand up to negative pressures or influences

www.childrennow.org Info on how to talk to kids about tough issues

www.drugfree.org  Interesting blogs and good info on Hispanic teen drug use

www.drugfreeworld.org Interactive site about drug use

www.healingaddictionnm.org  Healing Addiction in Our Community (local)

www.quitnownm.com  Free tobacco cessation programs for youth and adults

www.sadd.org – Students Against Destructive Decisions

www.samhsa.gov  Anti-Underage drinking campaign for younger students

www.teens.drugabuse.gov  Lessons for teachers and counselors

Crisis Lines

  • Agora-24 Hour Crisis: (505)277-3013 or (866)-435-7166(HELP-1-NM)
  • NM Crisis and Access Line: (855)662-7474
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