Drug treatment program shows promising results in New Mexico

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Drug treatment program shows promising results in New Mexico

Mayor Alan Webber, center, speaks about a drug treatment program in which police refer nonviolent drug users before arrest into comprehensive counseling and services, between District Attorney Marco Serna, left, and New Mexico Chief Public Defender Bennett Baur, at a news conference Thursday in Santa Fe. An evaluation of Santa Fe’s program has implications for more than a dozen jurisdictions that have adopted similar approaches.

Drug treatment program shows promising results in New Mexico

Mayor Alan Webber, center, speaks about a drug treatment program in which police refer nonviolent drug users before arrest into comprehensive counseling and services, between District Attorney Marco Serna, left, and New Mexico Chief Public Defender Bennett Baur, at a news conference Thursday in Santa Fe. An evaluation of Santa Fe’s program has implications for more than a dozen jurisdictions that have adopted similar approaches.