New Mexico Drug Rehab
Addiction Rehab Help 1-877-744-3536
Most of the New Mexico/Mexico international border (approximately 180 miles) is open desert and is generally uninhabited with numerous roads, trails, footpaths, and ranches allowing smugglers easy entry into the U.S. and access to major highways which traverse the country. New Mexico encompasses over 50,000 square miles of land and is one of the largest states geographically, yet it is very sparsely populated. Another factor significantly impacting New Mexico is the strain drug trafficking and immigration cases puts on the federal judicial and corrections system. The U.S. District Court in New Mexico has the highest case load per judgeship in the nation and has the fourth busiest court overall in the United States.
Cocaine is also readily available for distribution throughout New Mexico in gram to ounce quantities for local consumption. Local law enforcement authorities consistently rank cocaine and crack cocaine distribution and use as one of the most prominent drug problems. While lab seizures in New Mexico have dropped precipitously over the last year (- 200% according to statistics obtained from the Laboratory Seizure System), referral seizures involving Mexican produced Crystal Meth have risen dramatically at Border Patrol Checkpoints and highway stops.
Black tar heroin has long been available in this region from sources in the Mexican states of Sinaloa, Michoacan, and Nayarit. Heroin is most commonly smuggled in secret compartments in private vehicles and concealed on persons.
For help with Drug or alcohol Addiction in New Mexico please call 1-877-744-3536
|Behavioral Health Services Division
Human Services Dept.
PO Box 2348
Santa Fe NM 87504-1234