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According to statistics, New Mexico has the third largest death rate due to drugs. Overdosing is the main reason for deaths in the state with more drug cartels crossing the border between New Mexico and Mexico. The good news is that drug abuse is on the decline in the state. As stated by the Drug Enforcement Administration the largest drug threat in the state is the transshipment of illegal drugs and their proceeds by Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations. These organizations have established poly-drug distributions organizations within the state of New Mexico that are capable of distributing multiple kilograms of drugs not only in the state but also across the nation.

New Mexico had the highest rate in heroin usage from 1990-1997. The majority of drug abuse when heroin is involved couples with other drugs. Many not only use heroin, but may also be abusing alcohol or other illegal drugs.

Alcohol is the most common used drug in the state because it is legal. This is the biggest addiction in New Mexico showing one out of every 20 people are addicted to alcohol. According to The State of Health in New Mexico alcohol abuse is the leading cause of all premature deaths in the state. While drug abuse is one out of every 50! The starting age of children on drugs or alcohol is a startling fact that many parents cannot believe is now at the age 11 or 12 years old.

Cocaine is no stranger to New Mexico with seized loads crossing the border between 50 to 800 pounds. Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations are in control of the drug in the state and transport the drug into the state by use of commercial trucks, public transportation, and private vehicles. The majority of cocaine that is seized is often on its way to other locations in the nation usually Denver, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, and Chicago.

Drug abuse comes in all shapes and sizes from marijuana, heroin, prescription drugs, and club drugs. New Mexico has its fair share of all kinds of illegal drugs, which makes drug abuse a major problem. With the close proximity to the Mexican border and miles of desert, all kinds of drugs can enter into the state whereas drug abuse will increase with drugs that may not be on the national list for drug abuse.

The available drug treatment and alcohol addiction centers are widely available to everyone no matter what age or their income level. New Mexico has a wide range of alcohol and drug treatment centers that will help each individual recovery from their addiction.

Behavioral Health Services Division, New Mexico Department of Health offers prevention and treatment through many programs. They offer outpatient to detox as well as long-term treatment. If you find yourself or a family member or friend in need of help there are agencies and rehabilitation centers to fit the needs of each individuals. Drug abuse and alcohol abuse does not have to control your life, you can take control once again.

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