New Mexico Alumni In Recovery began with the lived experience of our founder, Carlos F. Gonzales, who recognized the need for peer support and mentorship within the Treatment Courts. In 2020, Carlos took the initiative to find supporters of this integral mission to bring his vision to life. Working along side fellow graduates of Treatment Courts, as well as educators and behavioral health experts, the endeavors of NMAIR took place and made opportunities for growth, and support to encourage others to use their lived experiences of overcoming addiction and the aftermath by turning it all around and passing strength and hope on to like-minded individuals. In moving forward with his career, Carlos has enabled the supportive efforts of affiliates of the courts to recognize the importance of Alumni Mentors and services to improve the quality of life for those who choose to stay on the right track and Carlos definitely is a prime example of what recovery looks like- With much gratitude for all of the great works of those involved in starting this great project, NMAIR mentors are determined to keep this mission and vision moving forward. Sincere thanks to you Carlos... Moving forward, never going back.