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Department of Health Reports Methamphetamine Overdose Death in New Mexico Increase September 4, 2019 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports overall drug overdose deaths among New Mexico residents rose from 491 in 2017 to 537 in 2018, an increase of nine percent. The increase is largely due to methamphetamine overdose deaths. « read more »



NMDOH Announces New Ad to Reduce Opioid Misuse, Addiction, and Death July 30, 2019 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a new television ad furthering its commitment to reduce opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose deaths in New Mexico. The new ad features New Mexicans who share their real-life stories about how they have been affected by opioid misuse and its wides... « read more »



Real Life Stories: New Mexico Department of Health Launches New Video Series in Fight Against Opioid Abuse July 9, 2019 - Harm Reduction - Information

Compelling, unscripted, original video stories about real-life people who have been affected by abuse, will now be shared across New Mexico as part of the Department’s “There Is Another Way” campaign. « read more »



Recommended Overdose Prevention Measures April 1, 2019 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announces eleven recommendations to continue the state’s progress addressing drug overdose rates. « read more »



Department of Health Report Compares State with the Nation March 29, 2019 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) releases a new report showing how New Mexico ranks among the 50 U.S. States on 40 key health status measures. « read more »



Steady Improvements in Safer Prescribing January 14, 2019 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health today announces the release of its latest state quarterly prescribing report that shows a 14.9 percent decrease of prescribing high dose opioids in the state. « read more »



Governor Martinez Announces Continued Improvement in Drug Overdose Death Rankings December 21, 2018 - Harm Reduction - Information

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Department of Health report that for the third consecutive year, the state’s drug-overdose death rank among states has improved. Based on a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New Mexico’s national ranking has... « read more »



Improvement in National Ranking for Drug Overdose Deaths December 28, 2017 - Harm Reduction - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that the state’s drug overdose death rate improved from 8th highest in the nation in 2015 to 12th highest in 2016. This is the second year that New Mexico’s ranking has improved substantially according to new data from Centers for Disease Cont... « read more »



Legislation to Fight Drug Abuse and Overdose Fatalities March 4, 2016 - Harm Reduction - Information

Today, Governor Susana Martinez signed legislation to fight prescription drug abuse and overdose fatalities in New Mexico. « read more »



Decrease in Drug Overdose Death Rate in New Mexico September 3, 2014 - Harm Reduction - Information

New data reveal the rate of drug overdose deaths among New Mexico residents has fallen by 16% from 2011 to 2013. According to the Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics of the New Mexico Department of Health, in 2011 the drug overdose death rate was 25.9 per 100,000 population, representing 5... « read more »



Infant Death Rate Decreased in 2013 August 26, 2014 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today infant mortality in New Mexico decreased in 2013 to 5.4 infant deaths per 1,000 births. This represents a 22% decline in the infant mortality rate in New Mexico in reference to the rate of 6.9 in 2012. « read more »



Coverage of Naloxone Under Medicaid Announced June 18, 2014 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Human Services Department and the New Mexico Department of Health announced that Centennial Care will cover a medication used to revive an individual experiencing a drug overdose. Naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is a prescription medication that can be sprayed into the... « read more »



Drug Addiction Treatments in the Southwest February 19, 2014 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health knows the consequences of substance abuse are severe in the state. Substance abuse is among the top five leading cause of death in New Mexico. An average of nearly 500 people have died every year for the last six years due to accidental overdose from drugs both... « read more »