Alcohol is killing New Mexicans at a higher rate than anywhere else in the country — yet the state has largely neglected the growing crisis.
In this multipart series, New Mexico In Depth investigates the state’s blind spots and shines a light on solutions.
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POLITICS TRUMPS HEALTH (Nov. 20, 2022)
DEATHS DUE TO DRINKING ROSE SHARPLY IN 2021 (Dec. 10, 2022)
Versions of this series appear in print in The Santa Fe New Mexican, The Las Cruces Sun News, The Gallup Independent, and other newspapers across New Mexico.
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Reporting: Ted Alcorn / Photos: Adria Malcolm, Marjorie Childress, Tara Armijo-Prewitt / Videos: Marjorie Childress, Tara Armijo-Prewitt / Illustrations: Shelby Criswell / Development: Joseph Bergen / Editing: Marjorie Childress and Trip Jennings / Cartography: Chris Girlamo
This reporting was made possible by grants from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, the McCune Charitable Foundation, the Con Alma Health Foundation, and the Association of Health Care Journalists as supported by The Commonwealth Fund.
Resource: PDF version of article 7, A Sober Appraisal, which can be used as a solutions handout.