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EVERY DAY IN 2016, AN ESTIMATED 1,600 YOUNG ADULTS MISUSED AN OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR THE FIRST TIME.

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Prescription painkillers can be as addictive as heroin.

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1 in 4 people who take a prescription opioid pain medication may become dependent or addicted.

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Naloxone is a safe “rescue drug” that reverses and blocks the effects of opioids.

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75% of people dependent on opioids started with doctor prescribed pain pills.

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DEPENDENCE ON PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS CAN HAPPEN AFTER JUST FIVE DAYS.

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In 2017, New Mexico had the 18th highest total drug overdose death rate in the nation

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154,145 is the number of New Mexico patients receiving prescription opioids in the second quarter of 2018.

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EVERY 12 MINUTES SOMEONE IN AMERICA DIES FROM AN OPIOID OVERDOSE.

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In 2017, 41% of deaths from opioids and heroin were due to prescription painkillers.

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Heath care providers are required by law to screen new and extended opioid prescriptions agains a statewide electronic database. 

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80% OF HEROIN USERS STARTED WITH A PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLER

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Nearly 3 in 4 overdose deaths statewide involved opioids of some kinds, including prescription pain medication and heroin.

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THE AVERAGE DAYS’ SUPPLY OF OPIOIDS PRESCRIBED BY DOCTORS IN THE U.S. INCREASED 33% FROM 2006 TO 2015.

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Nearly 3 in 4 overdose deaths statewide involved opioids of some kind, including prescription pain medication and heroin.

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