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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Camp Fearless

This summer, the Albuquerque Police Department (along with the National Guard, Drug Enforcement Administration and others) are hosting a summer day camp. Each day camp will have a variety of activities focused on team building, self-responsibility, and education. Complete and submit your application by June 1, 2018. Get more information.

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What Should You Do With Your Unused Meds?

Most people who misuse prescription drugs get them from family, friends, and acquaintances. You can make a difference by following these tips. Learn more.

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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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New Mexico’s Take-Back Day Was a Record Success

On April 28, the DEA collected 8,313 pounds of medications/drugs at 85 locations across the state. Read more.

Study links rising heroin deaths to 2010 OxyContin reformulation

(Notre Dame News, April 9) In 2010, the private pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma tried to reformulate the powerful painkiller Oxycontin to make it less addictive. But, according to new research, this effort did not help to reduce nationwide drug overdoses and may have amplified the heroin epidemic. Read more.

Top Youth Speaker Visits New Mexico Schools

Popular youth speaker Ray Lozano visited Albuquerque area schools to talk about the dangers of drug use. See photos.

Scientists are one step closer to creating safer, more effective opioids

(CNBC, January 4) Could non-addictive pain medication be around the corner? Read more.

Narcan available at more than 8,000 Walgreens locations nationwide

(CBS News, October 26)  Narcan, a nasal spray form of naloxone that reverses opioid overdoses, will now be a little easier to get. Read more.