A 15 year-old recovery center based in Santa Fe that serves up to 1,300 people on an annual basis may soon be receiving state funding for facility expansion work.
Located at 5312 Jaguar Drive, the Santa Fe Recovery Center treats those with a variety of substance abuse issues on both a residential and outpatient basis.
Formerly known as the Recovering Alcoholics Program, the non-profit center moved to its Jaguar Drive location in the spring of 2018 where it has both administrative offices and a busy outpatient effort.
The center additionally opened a treatment facility at 4100 Lucia Lane, which uniquely allows for women and their children to reside at the center.
Last year Santa Fe Recovery Center officials said they hoped to eventually build more residential space, as well as sober living units.
Now, members of the New Mexico State Legislature have approved spending some $2.1 million for the center to expand its facility out of a total of more than $700 million in capital outlay expenditures.
Now it is up to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to approve or reject the $2.1 million. Any legislation passed in the most recent session not acted upon by the Governor as of March 11 is regarded as being officially pocket vetoed.
By Garry Boulard
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