NPR logo

New Mexico Urges OD Cases to Call 911 for Help

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/9724345/9724346" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
New Mexico Urges OD Cases to Call 911 for Help

U.S.

New Mexico Urges OD Cases to Call 911 for Help

New Mexico Urges OD Cases to Call 911 for Help

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/9724345/9724346" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

New Mexico has passed a new law meant to protect drug users from arrest if they overdose and then call for help. By some accounts, New Mexico has the nation's highest rate of fatal drug overdoses; on average, one person dies of an overdose in the state each day.

But the state is still trying to convince addicts they have nothing to lose by dialing 911.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.