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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY-- U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez to Discuss Heroin and Opioid Epidemic During Tomorrow’s KANW Morning Edition Broadcast

Tune in to KANW 89.1 FM from 6:00 to 8:00 am on September 22, 2016

U.S. Attorney’s Participation in Tomorrow’s Broadcast is One of the HOPE Initiative’s National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week Events

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Initiative, a partnership between the UNM Health Sciences Center and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, is hosting a series of education events during National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week, Sept. 19-24, 2016.  Tomorrow morning, U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez will join KANW General Manager Michael Brasher during KANW’s Morning Edition broadcast to discuss the HOPE’s Initiative’s efforts to combat New Mexico’s heroin and opioid epidemic, and the events hosted by HOPE this week.  Discussion details from this event will be posted to the NM HOPE Initiative website and available to the public at www.hopeinitiativenm.org.

WHO:            

U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez

Michael Brasher, General Manager, KANW

WHAT:         

Guest Appearance on KANW’s Morning Edition broadcast to discuss New Mexico’s Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

WHEN:         

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, 6:00 am to 8:00 am

WHERE:      

KANW 89.1FM

The HOPE Initiative was launched in Jan. 2015 by the UNM Health Sciences Center and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in response to the national heroin and opioid epidemic, which has had a disproportionately devastating impact on New Mexico.  Opioid addiction has taken a toll on public safety, public health and the economic viability of our communities.  Working in partnership with the DEA, Bernalillo County Opioid Accountability Initiative, Healing Addiction in our Community (HAC) and other community stakeholders, HOPE’s principal goals are to protect our communities from the dangers associated with heroin and opioid painkillers and reducing the number of opioid-related deaths in New Mexico.  The Initiative is comprised of five components:  (1) prevention and education; (2) treatment; (3) law enforcement; (4) reentry; and (5) strategic planning.  Learn more about the New Mexico HOPE Initiative at http://www.HopeInitiativeNM.org.

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Community Outreach
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Updated September 21, 2016