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V.23 No.16 | 4/17/2014
Harley Loco

Book Review

Junkiedom Tragicomedy

Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side

In Rayya Elias' memoir, Harley Loco, her unpretentious, funny narration depicts her outsider existence as a junkie, hairstylist and aspiring musician in late-'70s/early-'80s New York.
V.23 No.10 | 3/6/2014
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NM Street Press

Mediating Heroin and Harm Reduction

Expanding access to treatment may reduce NM’s high rate of overdose

NM Street Press co-founder Barron Jones reports on harm reduction-based health care strategies that aim to lower the high rate of overdoses in New Mexico, including the passage of SB 241 and potential for enhanced Narcan distribution and Good Samaritan laws.
V.22 No.3 |

news

The Daily Word in legislators, chemists, engineers, men of God and The Hulk

The Daily Word

Another detail about one of the victims in the South Valley Griego shooting.

Will NM lawmakers follow the trend of blaming gun violence on mental illness, or will they really do something to curb America's gun culture?

Here's a great photo taken at yesterday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Alamogordo.

A chemist at a Massachusetts state lab was caught with her hand in the cookie jar.

Engineers are cold and dead inside.

New film about the Hemingway clan.

This lady volunteered to conceive a Neanderthal through artificial insemination of an artificially created embryo. Really?

ALL 131 reasons David Banner got mad on T.V.'s The Hulk.

Obama referred to Stonewall in his inauguration speech.

Life on Mars, now more than ever.

V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012

News

International District residents say no to another drug clinic

In this week’s Opinion section, longtime reporter Carolyn Carlson takes on a tough issue. UNM wanted to build a substance abuse treatment center near Central and San Mateo. But residents in that area say there are already too many of those kind of places in their neighborhood. UNM argues that more than half of its patients live in or near that region, and it’s serviced by a reliable bus line.

The issue hit close to home for Carlson this year. Read her story and her thoughts on the clinic, addiction and recovery.

Neighborhood Watch

Close to Home

UNM halts plans to build a substance abuse clinic after neighbors protest

Longtime reporter Carolyn Carlson pens an opinion column about opiate addiction in Albuquerque.
V.21 No.42 | 10/18/2012
Dr. Gabor Maté

News Profile

The Hungry Ghosts

Doctor says loss and trauma cause addictionnot just genetics

Maté is a compelling speaker, as his agile phraseology and hard-earned authority bear outregardless of whether you agree with his conclusions. And some people don't.
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