Treatment for Drug Possession Arrestees: Frequently Asked Questions

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New Mexico can embrace a public health approach to substance abuse, instead of relying on the criminal justice system. Under this legislation, people charged with drug possession offenses or drug-related probation and parole violations would receive supervision and appropriate community-based treatment services. Instead of a system that sends people with addictions to jail or prison to learn how to commit more serious crimes, New Mexico would have a system that gets to the root of the our substance abuse problems.

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