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Raising the Bar on Harm Reduction May 23, 2014 - Southwest Public Health Region - Awareness

It’s a tough thing to read about, but it’s an even harder way to live. Addiction and drug use are complex issues. With them comes a range of behaviors, and the people who use drugs are – like all of us - complex, multi-faceted and much more than just their behavior. « read more »



Teen Childbearing in NM Costs Taxpayers $103 Million Annually May 22, 2014 - Family Planning - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health this National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month is continuing its work to reduce the number of teen pregnancies in the state. Since 2000, the teen birth rate in New Mexico for 15-to-17 year olds has declined by 43 percent. That’s comparable to the national declin... « read more »



Teen Pregnancy Prevention a Year-Round Effort May 13, 2014 - Family Planning - Awareness

When we’re teenagers, life is about milestones. We’re finishing one grade then the next, getting our summers off, learning to drive, going to prom, graduating from high school and on and on. But for New Mexico’s teen parents, all of that comes second to 2 a.m. feedings, changing diapers, paren... « read more »



Progress Puts Prescription Drugs to Better Use May 7, 2014 - Opioid Safety - Awareness

There a fine line between prescription drug use and abuse, and the New Mexico Department of Health reports this week progress in reducing the state’s prescription drug abuse problem. The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy announced this week a 10 percent decrease... « read more »



Pain Killer Prescriptions Decrease in 2013 May 7, 2014 - Opioid Safety - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy announce today a 10 percent decrease in the total amount of prescription opioids dispensed by pharmacies in New Mexico from 2012 to 2013. « read more »