Drug Overdoses Take a Horrific Toll on New Mexicans

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FGGAM received this news release, then I got sick to my stomach as I read this report…and then I said to myself THEN WHY DID THEY LEAGLIZE POT Effects of Pot on the Mind and Body AND HOME DELIVERY OF BOOZE?????? Effects of Booze on Your Body …….AWFUL! They talk out of both sides of their mouth’s! Do they think we are stupid???? This New Mexico movement to feed addictions will take a further toll of lives! So very evil. New Mexicans continue to elect anti-life politicians!!!!!!!!! Satan is having his way with many here. Until New Mexico stops killing God’s babies through abortion it will continue to slip into hell. Your a mess New Mexico! Clean yourself up! You can’t dress up a pig, its still a pig no matter how much lip stick you apply. I will always wonder till my dying days WHY NEW MEXICANS ELECT ANTI-LIFE POLITICIANS????

NMDOH Supports House Bill 52
HB 52 to modernize state’s Harm Reduction program
SANTA FE: As part of the Department of Health’s (NMDOH) commitment to raise awareness and address increased rates of overdose and potential negative health consequences associated with substance use, the department has released videos of community members and providers describing how substance use and overdose have impacted them (see links below). This comes as state law makers and the Department of Health propose House Bill 52, which will modernize the state’s Harm Reduction Act.
New Mexico has not been spared in a nationwide trend of increased fatal drug overdose, with an increase of 32% in the overdose rate in 2020 and a 1,594% increase in synthetic opioid adulterant-related overdoses since 2015. Many of these deaths involved fentanyl, a highly potent opioid, which started becoming widely present in New Mexico in 2019. With an increase in overdose related deaths and other harms associated with substance use, additional flexibility is needed to address the needs of our community.
As synthetic opioid adulterants are already one of the most common substances involved in unintentional overdose death in New Mexico, HB 52 will allow the department to respond to the increased presence of fentanyl and any future dangerous adulterants appearing in the drug supply. It is vital for the health of our communities to provide drug checking devices because research has shown people will use drugs in a safer manner when they are aware of dangerous adulterants present in the supply they are using.
Currently the NMDOH Harm Reduction Program provides services primarily to people who inject substances; however, research has shown injecting substances is only done by a small fraction of the people who use substances. As most people do not begin using substances by injecting them, early intervention by harm reduction programs could allow for better health outcomes for people who use substances. HB 52 will allow the department to engage with people who use substances but do not inject, providing expanded access to overdose prevention education, naloxone (a drug that reverses overdose), linkage to substance use treatment services like medication assisted treatment, and other vital healthcare services.
NMDOH is committed to addressing overdose and negative health outcomes associated with substance use. HB 52 will allow the department and community organizations across the state to better serve their communities, improve the health of New Mexicans, and provide life saving overdose reversal education and medication to those in need.
For more information on how the Harm Reduction Program works to reduce substance-related harm while enhancing individual, family, and community wellness, please visit nmhealth.org . To learn more about HB 52 or other inquires related to the Harm Reduction Program, please contact Program Director Aryan Showers: aryan.showers@state.nm.us.
Video links:
Mary Carmack-Altwies – First Judicial District Attorney
Explains the positive impact of HB 52 to the legal system, and the value in not treating addiction as a strictly criminal designation.
David Burke – Director of Serenity Mesa Treatment Center
Shares his own experience with addiction and the desire of those he works with for a tool to help avoid contaminates such as synthetic opioid adulterants.
Tara Lujan – House Representative, District 48
Talks about the legislative benefits of HB 52 to the Harm Reduction Act.
David R. Scrase, MD – Secretary Department of Human Services and Acting Secretary Department of Health
Dr. Scrase describes how HB 52 will expand the Department of Health’s ability to react to emerging health risks.
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NMDOH
Katy Diffendorfer, Health Equity Communications Manager | Katy.Diffendorfer@state.nm.us
The Department of Health works to promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and deliver services to all New Mexicans. As New Mexico’s largest state agency, DOH offers public health services in all 33 counties and collaborates with 23 Native American tribes, Pueblos and nations.

“Can A Nation Be Great Without God?” By Jerry Stewart 

                                                                                                                       

If you’ve followed any of my writings and radio programs over the last 15 years, you know that I believe with all my heart that America is the single greatest nation in the world. You also know that I believe the greatness of our nation is not by any of our own “self-greatness”, but the “Greatness” of God. Thankfully, our Founding Fathers saw it oh so clearly, that without God they would never even have a free nation, much less a great nation.

Just this week on my daily radio feature, “One Moment in America” feature, I focused on this idea of the greatness of nations, and I posed this question, “Can all nations be great? And how does a nation lose its greatness?” Here is what I have concluded from my own historical studies.

In 1787, there was a writing by a Professor Alexander Tyler, who brought forward a writing about what he called “The Greatness of a Nation”. Almost prophetically, Dr. Tyler said this – according to his historical studies of the great nations in our world history, the average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been about 200 years. And then they lose their greatness.

In Dr. Tyler’s study of this fall of great nations, he noted what he called a progression, a “Sequence of Downfall”. Follow this sequence and tell me what you think.

Dr. Tyler said in this sequence:

  1. First, a nation will go from bondage to spiritual faith. And I see that in the history of our nation. There was a time that we were all bound up by Great Britain. But then a spiritual awakening came to our America.
  2. Second, these nations go from spiritual faith to great courage. Now, those who study the beginnings of our nation can clearly see that the spiritual movement in our colonies did bring great courage; enough courage for an undermanned, ill equipped colonial army to take on the most powerful single military force of that time, Great Britain, and win that War.
  3. Third, from great courage to liberty. It took us so many years, but finally, with God’s help, our America won our freedom.
  4. Fourth, as our new and excited free America grew, we went from liberty to abundance. And after less than 100 years as the nation, we begin to be seen all around the world as a great nation.
  5. Fifth, but as can always happen, money and power and riches follow abundance and blessings, and a people can easily go from abundance to selfishness,
  6. selfishness leads to complacency. It’s almost like “What can I do about it, so why even try” attitude?
  7. Seventh, here’s where it gets scary. When the nation progresses from a spirit of complacency to downright apathy. And what exactly is apathy. It’s not having a wrong path – it’s having no path at all.
  8. And our greatness has just about gone – from apathy to dependency. This is the picture of socialism. And even though socialism continues to fail in nations all around the world, those who want it don’t see its continuing failure.
  9. Finally, when socialism fails, and it always does, the nation that was once great goes from dependency back to bondage.

    All the way back in 1863, our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, was already concerned with our America’s heart as a nation. This is what he said in one speech, “We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.

    So, I asked you, “where is America in this sequence of greatness, and how much longer do we have?”

Lord, please don’t give up on us. Instead, put upon us whatever is necessary to bring us back to You.

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