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?
Correspondent Stan Wilson sits down this week with Damon Martinez, US District Attorney for the District of New Mexico and Dr. Paul Roth from the UNM Health Sciences Center.
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.
Watch Part 1 here.
Need help for yourself or a loved one? Call the 24-hour National Treatment Referral Hotline (1-800-662-HELP)
CDC report on heroin addiction – Today’s Heroin Epidemic
The Washington Post: 5 ways to help heroin addicts
Bernalillo County Substance Abuse Programs
Treatment for young adults, age 14-21 – Serenity Mesa