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Taos Alive preps for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday (April 28) is the ninth annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a federal Drug Enforcement Agency initiative launched in 2010. That year, according to the Centers for Disease … more

The alchemy of addiction

Helping people recover from addictions is personal for Dr. Gina Perez-Baron, the founder and director of Alchemy Integrated Medicine in Taos. She said her mother has been in recovery … more

Taos detainees talk addiction

Stephen Bunker, 36 “I grew up on the streets pretty much,” said Stephen Bunker inside the jail's B pod. Bunker spent his first years along the southern coast of Florida. His parents … more

Medication-assisted treatment program fights opioid epidemic

In his early 30s, Daniel Herrera weighed 420 pounds and started using cocaine in a desperate effort to lose weight. He turned to a doctor in Taos, who prescribed him oxycodone to numb the chronic … more
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