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Substance Abuse Epidemiology

Alcohol-Related Chronic Disease Deaths

Alcohol-Related Chronic Disease Deaths

Alcohol-Related Chronic Disease Deaths

Chronic heavy drinking (defined as drinking, on average, more than two drinks per day for men, and more than one drink per day for women) often is associated with alcoholism or alcohol dependence, and can cause or contribute to a number of diseases, including alcoholic liver cirrhosis.

Alcohol-Related Death

Alcohol-Related Death

Alcohol-Related Death

The consequences of excessive alcohol use are severe in New Mexico. New Mexico's total alcohol-related death rate has ranked 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in the U.S. since 1981; and 1st for the period 1997 through 2007.

Alcohol-Related Injury Deaths

Alcohol-Related Injury Deaths

Alcohol-Related Injury Deaths

Binge drinking (defined as having five drinks or more on an occasion for men, and four drinks or more on an occasion for women) is a high-risk behavior associated with numerous injury outcomes, including motor vehicle fatalities, homicide, and suicide.

Drug Overdose Deaths

Drug Overdose Deaths

Drug Overdose Deaths

New Mexico's drug overdose death rate has been one of the highest in the nation for most of the last two decades. Since 2001 New Mexico's death rate has more than tripled since 1990.

Substance Abuse Epidemiology Data Reports

Substance Abuse Epidemiology Data Reports

Substance Abuse Epidemiology Data Reports

These reports present several major indicators of substance abuse in New Mexico. The major indicators include outcome indicators (e.g., major causes of alcohol-related death) and indicators of substance abuse consumption behavior (i.e., self-reported substance use behavior from statewide surveys). The presentation of each major indicator includes a text description of the major data findings; a detailed table with results by gender, age group, and race/ethnicity; a table detailing county results by race/ethnicity; a bar chart and a map with rates for each New Mexico county; and additional charts illustrating other pertinent findings.