Recovery Management Center

Jim Helgert

Office: Phelps Dodge 234

Campus Phone: (575) 538-6854

E-mail: helgertj@wnmu.edu

Began at WNMU: May 2013


M. A. Western New Mexico University

B. S. Western New Mexico University

New Mexico License in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling, 1999-current
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 2010-2013
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, 2013
ICRC Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor, 1999
Matrix Model Key Supervisor Trainer, 2006, ongoing.
Certified Trainer; QPR, CPR for Suicide Prevention, 1999-2008
New Mexico License in Drug Abuse Counseling, 1997.
Credentialed Crisis Intervention, Gila Regional Medical Center 1999 - 2001
Certified MANDT Instructor


With almost twenty years experience providing Substance Abuse/addictions counseling to the Southwest corner of New Mexico. I have had the privilege of working with youth, adults and families and I continually strive to find the best practices and interventions to assist people on their healing journey. I have presented at SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration) on Drugs and the Border and am currently a member of SAMSHA's Drugs and the Border Communities Task Force. Since 2008 I have been a voting member of the Grant County Community Health Council. For the past several years I have been President of the Restorative Justice Council and a past member of the Sixth Judicial District Juvenile Community Corrections Panel. I am a proud Faculty Member of one the oldest, longest continually running Addictions training workshops; The Silver City Drug and Alcohol Institute; which is hosted yearly by WNMU. I recently took a faculty position at WNMU as Professor of the Chemical Dependency Program.

Professional Affiliations:

Member of New Mexico Addictions Education Network, Faculty Member Silver City Addictions Institute, Member of The National Association of Drug Court Professionals.

Hobbies and personal interests:

Fishing , golf, working on old cars, gardening, photography, and staying up to date with state of the art addiction and recovery interventions and trends.