September 4, 2015 – Heroin addiction is on the rise across the country, including here in New Mexico. But the issue is not a new one in many local communities. What can be done to improve access to treatment for people struggling with heroin or opiate addiction?
Earlier this year, Martinez and Dr. Roth announced the HOPE initiative in New Mexico, which aims to address addiction, treatment and overdose deaths in our state. They discuss the need for collaboration between law enforcement and medical professionals in part two in our series on heroin addiction in New Mexico.