Last updated April 17, 2018 For more than two decades New Mexico has suffered from a disproportionate rate of opioid overdoses compared to nearly every other state in the nation. Opioid overdoses are the leading cause… Read More
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Letter from New Mexico Clinicians, Social Service Providers, and Health Professionals in Support of Medical Cannabis for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
Racial and Ethnic Bias in New Mexico Drug Law Enforcement: A Summary of Preliminary Findings and Recommendations
Overview This report by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico, the Drug Policy Alliance, New Mexico Voices for Children, and Young Women United examines drug law enforcement in Bernalillo County, which is… Read More
DPA advocates for sharing reliable, accurate information about commonly used drugs so we can promote public health and reduce the harms around drug use. This booklet, produced by our New Mexico office, is designed to… Read More
New Mexico’s Drug Overdose Death Epidemic: Understanding the Problem and Finding a Way Out of the Crisis
New Mexico is experiencing an ongoing crisis of drug overdose poisoning deaths. This booklet highlights the state's overdose data, reviews polling results on harm reduction programs, and presents policy… Read More
A campaign to protect safe access to medical marijuana for PTSD patients
This is the text of New Mexico's Good Samaritan law.
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… Read More
Talking Points – Treatment for Drug Possession Arrestees
Talking Points - Removing Barriers to Employment for People with Convictions
Substance abuse affects families of all income levels and will not be ameliorated by simple drug testing and retaliatory restriction of benefits.