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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. 

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Weekly Meetings

Every Monday*
*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.


Monthly Meetings

3rd Monday of the Month 

5pm to 6pm 

The International District Library
(7601 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108)

Limit 8 Community Members for the Library. Zoom Meeting Available. More Info Here.

August 21, 2023 5pm (Sign Up to reserve your seat)

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

include:

  • Medical Mistreatment

    • 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 

    • Encampment Sweeps

    • 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

meeting schedule

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. 

Standby for more information 

Want to get involved?

If you are interested in being a member of the Drug Users Union or interested in offering support, volunteering, or organizing please contact ashley@nmhrc.org

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