CHANGE THE LANDSCAPE: TREATMENT, NOT INCARCERATION | nmpolitics.net

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changelandscape.jpgBy: Adriann Barboa and Micaela Cadena
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As people who work with young women in Albuquerque every day, we are intimately familiar with the landscape of addiction – its twisting curves, jagged peaks, and endless valleys. In many ways, addiction is the white noise we hear at night, and the background music playing in our earphones by day. It is everywhere.

What does it mean to live in a state where you are more likely to be impacted by addiction than you are to earn a living wage or to graduate from college? It means that virtually every person we know who was born and raised here has a story to tell about how substance use impacted their lives: their own struggles with drugs, or the struggles of their parents, siblings, partners and friends.

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