Sources of Statistics:  NIH Fact Sheets: Heroin Addiction and New Mexico Department of Health. New Mexico Substance Abuse Epidemiology Profile, 2017

 


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Classroom Resources for Educators

The DEA and Discovery Education have teamed up to launch Operation Prevention, a program geared towards fighting opioid misuse among young people. Their site includes interactive K-12 lessons, virtual field trips, resources for parents and more. Go to Operation Prevention's website.

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Photos: New Mexico Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness

In early March, DEA 360 teamed up with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation to host a Youth Opioid Summit at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. See photos.

Youth opioid summit heads to Rio Rancho

(Albuquerque Journal, February 19) Next month, DEA 360 Strategy in conjunction with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation will host a Youth Opioid summit in Rio Rancho at the Santa Ana Star Center. Read more.

DEA Exhibit Coming to New Mexico

Starting in January, the museum’s travelling exhibit, “Drugs: Costs & Consequences” will be hosted at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Read more.

New Mexico Locations Collect Almost 8,000 Pounds of Meds During Take Back Day

(November 6, 2018) Almost 8,000 pounds – 7,956.3 to be exact – of unused and expired medication was collected at 85 drop-off locations throughout the state during October’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

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Drug overdose deaths in NM down 4 percent

(Albuquerque Journal, October 14) While overdoses are increasing nationwide, New Mexico saw a four percent drop in drug overdose deaths in 2017 compared to 2016, according to local data. Read more.