Harm Reduction Case Study: Bernalillo County, New Mexico
By strengthening comprehensive, collaborative initiatives undertaken by the Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS), COSSAP funding is supporting efforts to reduce drug use and overdose deaths in Bernalillo County, as well as to mitigate impacts on crime victims. DBHS is expanding its harm reduction services to address addiction and the adverse effects of injection drug use, including overdose, HIV and hepatitis C infections, incarceration, and drug-related crime. These initiatives address service accessibility gaps throughout Bernalillo County for people who have been disproportionately impacted by drug misuse, including people experiencing homelessness and urban Native Americans.
September 24, 2020