Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Addiction Crisis in New Mexico

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Residents in New Mexico Can Now Find Local Addiction Resources by County

Albuquerque, NM, Sept. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Addiction Policy Forum, a leading addiction nonprofit, has expanded its Addiction Resource Center (ARC) to include a database of treatment resources, facilities, and healthcare providers specific to New Mexico.

�We lost 499 lives in New Mexico last year due to overdose, according to the recently released and underreported CDC data,� said Jessica Hulsey Nickel, Addiction Policy Forum President and CEO. �Our goal in adding these new resources for New Mexico is to save more lives in the state and see that number go down.�

The ARC includes a comprehensive, interactive website to help individuals and families struggling with addiction learn about substance use disorders and access critical resources. This platform dispels harmful myths about addiction by presenting the science behind the disease in easy-to-read formats, guiding concerned individuals through a self-assessment tool, helping to develop an action plan and providing a database of local treatment providers. The ARC also includes a resource line staffed by addiction counselors, licensed social workers, and peer recovery support advocates that provide callers with substance use disorder information, education on treatment options, and telehealth support. New Mexico residents can call the line at 1-833-301-HELP (4357), Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 4 PM MT.

�New Mexico residents can now benefit from the ability to search through a researched, unbiased database of healthcare providers and treatment centers in their state. They can filter […]

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