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What Does NM Need To Beat The Opioid Epidemic?

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Ed Williams
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bags of heroin confiscated by the Española Police Department"

Let’s Talk New Mexico 10/5 8a: The opioid epidemic—and what to do about it—has become a national conversation in recent years. Congress has passed bills trying to help, President Trump appointed a task force to outline solutions to the epidemic, and the New Mexico legislature has passed several bills aimed at reducing the death toll from overdoses.

But have those efforts gotten help to the people that need it? What do New Mexico’s communities need to win their fight with opioid addiction?

This week on Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’re looking at the national and local responses to the opioid epidemic and asking whether they are making a difference to communities in our state.

Email letstalk@kunm.org, call in live during the show, or tag us in a Tweet #letstalkNM.

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Ed Williams came to KUNM in 2014 by way of Carbondale, Colorado, where he worked as a public radio reporter covering environmental issues. Originally from Austin, Texas, Ed has reported on environmental, social justice, immigration and Native American issues in the U.S. and Latin America for the Austin American-Statesman, Z Magazine, NPR’s Latino USA and others. In his spare time, look for Ed riding his mountain bike in the Sandias or sparring on the jiu-jitsu mat.
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