The Heroin Surge
As addiction climbs in Albuquerque, cartels are ready to deliver
In 2008, the number of heroin-overdose deaths jumped—and the age of users dropped, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. "We know there is a significant increase in heroin sales in Albuquerque, but we just don't know how much is out there," says Capt. Matt Thomas of the Criminal Investigation Division in the Bernalillo Sheriff's Office. "We tend to see different trends in drug prevalence, where it went from cocaine to meth and now to heroin."
Tennis, Serbian Style
The rise of a tennis star and his Burque superfan
For Aleks Kostich, a Serbian-American living in Albuquerque, the biggest war this week is taking place on the red-dirt courts at the French Open tennis championships. The No. 2 seed there in men’s singles is Novak Djokovic, a tall 24-year-old built like an arrow.
The Miracle of Treatment
Medicaid axes inpatient program for drug-addicted mothers
The state's only residential substance abuse treatment clinic for pregnant women, Casita de Milagros, will be closing on July 1. During columnist Whitny Doyle’s time as a mother-baby nurse, she cared for many Milagro patients. She also cared for substance-abusing mothers whose addictions remained untreated.
Odds & Ends
Funny because it happens to someone else.
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Free and Confidential HIV Testing
Get tested and wait for the results.
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New Mexico Cannabis Expo
Open to vendors from all over N.M. and Colorado as a B2B platform, a great source for card holders and is also open to attendees curious about medical cannabis.
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Where the Wild Things Are Story Time and Painting for Kids
Let loose your little ones into a terribly roar-roaring, teeth-gnashing, eye-rolling frenzy of art-making at Art! Attack’s Where the Wild Things Are Story Time and Painting Event on Saturday, March 23 at 9:30am. Children up to 12 begin their Saturday morning adventure with a telling of the Maurice Sendak classic Where the Wild Things Are before painting their own little top shelf-only dishwasher safe ceramic monster with speckled or solid colored paints. Tickets are $16 per child. For more information and reservations, visit artattack.com or call 298-3275.