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A review of internal records and interviews with a dozen current and former health department staff show what expertise it possesses has long been muzzled or ignored.
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Lawmakers concerned about New Mexico’s worst-in-the-nation rate of alcohol-related deaths are focused on revising how the state taxes alcohol.
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Over 73,000 residents who could benefit from treatment to reduce their alcohol consumption are not getting it, more than people addicted to all other substances combined.
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Stereotypes about alcohol and Native people are hiding a crisis that’s bigger than any single group.
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As violence in New Mexico spikes, state leaders overlook alcohol’s integral role.
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In New Mexico’s war on DWI, the relentless focus on drunk drivers misses the bigger problem of addiction.
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Drinking kills New Mexicans at a far higher rate than anywhere else in the nation, and the crisis is escalating.
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Alcohol hasn’t received the attention it deserves. Here are tools to report on it, whether your beat is health, crime, business, or politics.
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When it comes to drinking, how much is too much?
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Reducing New Mexico’s extraordinary alcohol death rate will require a whole-of-society approach.

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