Alibi V.20 No.22 • June 2-8, 2011 

News Feature

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."
Serbian-American Aleksandar Kostich is rooting for Novak Djokovic, the No. 2 seed at the French Open.
Toby Smith

Sports

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.

Miss Diagnosis

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 and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because it happens to someone else.
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EVENT HORIZON ()

Jesus Who?

Kwanzaa Workshop: Make and Take Kinara

Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday clebrating Afrcan culture, heritage and unity in the US and other nations of the African dispora. Started in 1966 and meaning “first fruits” in Swahili, it recognizes seven Kwanzaa principles of Nguzo Saba: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. The New Mexico Humanities Council celebrates these seven principles at their Kwanzaa Workshop: Make & Take Kinara (Candelabra), on Saturday, Dec. 14 from noon to 2pm at the Council's office. This free, all-ages event not only teaches how to make a kinara candleabra, but also explores celebration and observation of the holiday. This workshop is a good way to expand your (event) horizons and learn more about the world we live in, so get tickets, by visiting eventbrite.com

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