Substance Abuse

New Mexico named worst state for drug use

106 Views   A study into drug use across all 50 states saw New Mexico as the worst for drug use, according to WalletHub. The Land of Enchantment was placed in the lowest ranking spots in several categories. New Mexico was listed as No. 2 for the percentage of teenage drug users,

New study shows impact of alcohol on New Mexico

104 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Alcohol kills New Mexicans at a higher rate than anywhere else in the U.S. and that stat hasn’t changed since 1997. New Mexico has the highest alcohol-related death rate in the U.S. It sits at 86.6 deaths per 100,000 people, compared to 41.5 nationally, in 2020.

New, deadly drug reportedly hits Albuquerque streets

134 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Just when we thought we were getting together some of the tools to fight the fentanyl crisis, there’s a new drug threatening some of New Mexico’s most vulnerable. A Good Samaritan’s trip to a relative’s house in Albuquerque’s International District took a dangerous turn last Friday