New Mexico continues to suffer from the negative consequences of substance abuse. The Substance Abuse Epidemiology Section aims to survey substance use and mental health conditions through available data sources, disseminate information and identify the most effective and proven prevention strategies.
Alcohol and Drug Indicator pages:http://ibis.health.state.nm.us/home/Welcome.html
Alcohol-Related Prevention: http://ibis.health.state.nm.us/docs/Evidence/EvidenceBasedExcessiveAlcoholUsePrevention.pdf
The Community Guide to Prevention, Alcohol: http://www.thecommunityguide.org/alcohol/index.html
Unintentional Poisoning: http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Poisoning/index.html
Persons Who Use Drugs: http://www.cdc.gov/pwud/
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/
National Institute on Drug Abuse: http://www.nida.nih.gov/NIDAHome.html
National Institute of Mental Health: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: http://oas.samhsa.gov/nsduh.htm
Harm Reduction Coalition: http://www.harmreduction.org/index.php
Landen MG, Castle S, Nolte KB, Gonzales M, Escobedo LG, Chatterjee BF, Johnson K, Sewell CM. (2003) Methodological issues in the surveillance of poisoning, illicit drug overdose and heroin overdose deaths in New Mexico. American Journal of Epidemiology, 57(3): 273-278.
Shah N, Lathrop SL & Landen MG. (2005) Unintentional methadone-related overdose death in New Mexico (USA) and implications for surveillance, 1998-2002. Addiction, 100(2), 176-188.
Mueller MR, Shah N & Landen MG. (2006) Unintentional prescription drug overdose deaths in New Mexico, 1994–2003. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 30(5), 423-429.
Woerle S, Roeber J, Landen MG. (2007) Prevalence of alcohol dependence among excessive drinkers in New Mexico. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 31(2), 293-298.
Shah N, Lathrop SL, Reichard RR
& Landen MG. (2008) Unintentional drug overdose death trends in New Mexico
(USA), 1990-2005: combinations of heroin, cocaine, prescription opioids and
alcohol. Addiction, 103(1), 126-36.
CDC (2005) Unintentional deaths from drug poisoning by urbanization of area – New Mexico, 1994-2003. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 54(35), 870-874.
CDC (2007) Types of alcoholic beverages usually consumed by students in 9th-12th grades--four states, 2005. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 56(29), 737-740.
Nurse Advice Hotline
Environmental Health Epidemiology
1 (888) 878-8992
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
An infectious disease epidemiologist is available 24/7/365 at (505) 827-0006 to answer questions and accept notifiable condition reports.