NEW MEXICO HARM REDUCTION COLLABORATIVE'S
DRUG USERS UNION
A Drug Users Union is an organized group created for the purpose of improving access to services, legislation, and conditions specifically for people who use substances. Drug Users Unions provide a space for people who use drugs to come together and discuss issues, take action, and make change within their community.
As of September 1, 2021 New Mexico Harm Reduction Collaborative began organizing our first Drug Users Union. We will be spending the rest of 2021 organizing and making space for the voices of drug users who want improved access to MAT treatment like Methadone and Suboxone, better conditions for those who are unsheltered or unhoused, and working to change local policies surrounding encampments and barriers to safe and sustainable housing.
*Except on Monthly Meeting Dates
2pm to 3pm
NMHRC's Drop-In Center**
(5500 Domingo Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108)
**NMHRC Drop In Center remain open during the weekly DUU meetings.
3rd Monday of the Month
5pm to 6pm
The International District Library
(7601 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108)
Agenda not yet available.
September 18, 2023 5pm [Agenda not yet available]
October 16, 2023 5pm [Agenda not yet available]
November 20, 2023 5pm [Agenda not yet available]
December 18, 2023 5pm [Agenda not yet available]
Past meeting Minutes
June 16, 2023 - Special Meeting [Minutes]
Current Issues Reported by DUU Members
Lack of Adequate Treatment, Malpractice
Dismissed as Drug Seeking Behavior
Police Abuse & Discrimination
Race Based Violence from Officers
Substance Use Status and/or Homelessness Based Harassment
City Employees & Regulations
Mistreatment of Unhoused People
Theft and Destruction of Property
Other Organizations Discrimination
Being Banned without cause aside from substance use status
Not client led
Disqualification due to substance use status
NMHRC is currently working to come up with a meeting schedule, place, and time that will support the needs of those in our community who are unhoused or do not have access to transportation.
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