Drug Disposal

Drug Disposal Information

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The NM Dept of Public Safety has also installed permanent drug disposal units at 6301 Indian School NE Suit 310, just East of San Pedro. The public can dispose of prescription drugs any time between 8:00am to 5:00pm Mondays through Fridays.

Questions and Answers about Heroin Questions and Answers about Heroin and Heroin Use

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A Parent's Guide A Parent's Guide to Talking to Teens About Drugs and Alcohol


Drug and alcohol use is an important topic that parents must address with their children. Whether or not a parent feels that his or her child is susceptible to the lure of drugs, it is an essential conversation that must take place. Even the best-behaved children will most likely encounter drugs and be faced with the decision of turning them down or accepting them. Because of the numerous ill-effects associated with drugs, parents must communicate with their children in an effective manner. The importance of this discussion requires that parents understand how to go about it so that they have the best chance of helping their kids avoid using drugs and alcohol.

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Nar-Anon And
Nar-Anon & Narcotics Anonymous

Nar-Anon members are relatives and friends who are concerned about the addiction or drug problems of another. Nar-Anonís program of recovery is adapted from Narcotics Anonymous and uses Nar-Anonís Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts. Nar-Anon meetings are held every Monday night from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the New Beginnings Church located at 3601 Montgomery Boulevard N.E. on the Northwest Corner of Carlisle and Montgomery.

Nar-Anon Contacts:

Rick Griffin (505) 363-9684     abqnaranon@gmail.com   
Margaret Griffin (505) 363-9684     abqnaranon@gmail.com   

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Click Here for Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in New Mexico

Narateen - "Hope for Today"

Meetings held on Monday's at 6:30pm at the New Beginnings Church, 3601 Montgomery Blvd NE, Abuquerque, NM 87109

Naranon - "Letting Go"

Meetings held on Thursdays at 6:30pm at Holy Family Church, 562 Atrisco Drive SW, Abuquerque, NM

Westside Naranon

Meetings held on Saturday Mornings at 10am at:
5621 Paradise Bl NW, Abq 87114 (Inside The High Desert Center for Spiritual Living)
Cell Phone: 505.977.0724 (Call or Text)
Email: WestSideNarAnon@gmail.com

Smart Recovery Smart Recovery

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Teens and Young-Adults Only:
Mondays from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
New Beginnings Church, 3601 Montgomery Blvd. NE at Montgomery & Carlisle (upstairs)

Teens and Turquoise Lodge Residents Only:
Saturdays starting at 6:30pm
Turquoise Lodge, 5901 Zuni Rd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Saturdays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm
First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (Carlisle & Comanche) in the Arnold Room
(if you are facing the church office, it's directly to your left)

Sundays from 12:30pm to 2:00PM
Endorphin Power Company, 509 Cardenas SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Other Related
Links To Other Related Web Sites That Provide Information and Support Services

Medicaid/Medicare Information for New Mexico:

        Optum Health Hot Line 1-866-660-7185

  Addiction Treatment Guide  
  Optum Health New Mexico   
  The Partnership at DrugFree.org   
  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration   
  Rio Grande Region of Narcotics Anonymous   
  Nar-Anon Family Groups World Services   
  There Is No Hero In Heroin Foundation   
  Oxford House (Nation-wide Directory)   
  Moral Reconation Therapy   
  Not Even Once   
  Safe Teen   

The HAC does not support, endorse, or provide referrals to any medication, practitioner, or treatment program relating to heroin or opiate addiction. The HAC recommends that you call 911 in an emergency situation. Seek the advice of a medical professional to determine the proper course of treatment for your specific circumstance.  If you have health insurance, contact the customer service line for your specific carrier as they are able to help find providers in your area based on your particular coverage.