Raúl Torrez | Attorney General

AG Balderas Announces Project OPEN Coming to San Miguel County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2018

Contact: Matt Baca (505) 270-7148

Project OPEN’s goal is to confront the crisis to make New Mexico families safer

Las Vegas, NM – This morning, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that Project OPEN: Opioid Prevention & Education Network will host an Opioid Abuse Prevention Training in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The training is free and will expose government officials, counselors, attorneys, policy advisors, investigators, healthcare professionals, consumer advocates, law enforcement and others to the impact and results of opioid abuse on New Mexico communities. It is intended to enhance the participants’ knowledge and understanding of opioid addiction and the countless issues involved, and to afford participants the opportunity to explore program materials and solutions to addressing the opioid epidemic. The Office of the Attorney General will also update the public regarding Attorney General Balderas’ lawsuit against the opioid manufacturers and distributors.

As we continue to address this epidemic on the front lines, Attorney General Balderas said, “I will continue to aggressively sue the opioid manufacturers and distributors to bring real resources to New Mexico to combat this addiction crisis fueled by the drug industry, but we must also continue to advance this important dialogue together,”

Project OPEN: Opioid Prevention & Education Network will convene again on April 7th in San Miguel
County. To register for the free training please contact Tamarra Howard with the New Mexico Office of the

Attorney General at (505) 717-3506, thoward@nmag.gov or fill out the following form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6sMNd6Tx8wbEikpM9DRZw9U5Rbjb1f3NKp8h92FI3W3ukw/viewform.

WHO: Attorney General Hector Balderas, Fourth Judicial District Attorney Richard Flores, Las Vegas Police Chief Chris Lopez, New Mexico Highlands University, San Miguel County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, DEA, New Mexico Department of Health, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, government officials, consumer advocates, therapists, and the public
WHAT: Attorney General’s Project OPEN: Opioid Prevention & Education Network will host a free Opioid Abuse Training in Las Vegas
WHERE: New Mexico Highlands University, Student Union Building Ballroom, 800 National Ave., Las Vegas, NM 87701
WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM Please see attached for a detailed agenda.

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Raul Torrez

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