True Story: John Paul Herrera, Heroin

John Herrera started experimenting with marijuana at just 11 years old. Then, at age 16,  the New Mexico native tried heroin for the first time. Read more.

Sources of Statistics:  NIH Fact Sheets: Heroin Addiction and New Mexico Department of Health. New Mexico Substance Abuse Epidemiology Profile, 2017

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Operation Prevention Video Challenge Winner Announced!

Porter Christensen, of Pine View High School in Utah, won first place and a $10,000 scholarship for his video “Waiting to Die.”  Learn more about the finalists.

 


 

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Photos: Youth Leadership Training

In June 2018, teens from across the state convened at the University of New Mexico for a three day youth training. 

Teens look to improve their communities with leadership training

(KOB4, June 21) This week, about 35 New Mexico teens from across the state attended a three-day youth leadership training held by DEA 360 and the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). Read more.

Top Youth Speaker Visits New Mexico Schools

Popular youth speaker Ray Lozano visited Albuquerque area schools to talk about the dangers of drug use. See photos.

Narcan available at more than 8,000 Walgreens locations nationwide

(CBS News, October 26)  Narcan, a nasal spray form of naloxone that reverses opioid overdoses, will now be a little easier to get. Read more.