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Peer-to-peer substance abuse memorial passed unanimously in the house!

UPDATE: 1/31/2013 11:46 AM - Peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention memorial passed unanimously in the House 64-0. Based solely on the student town hall recommendation on substance abuse prevention, NM Representative Rodella introduced HJM 12, which calls on health-related state agencies to incorporate peer-to-peer approaches into existing substance abuse prevention efforts. Yesterday, the item passed unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee! The lawmakers specifically said they appreciated the students’ work in this area. We’ll keep you posted as it moves through the process.

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Anonymous Commented on 12-Feb-2013 02:13 PM

The students from the town hall should be really proud of this effort!! When HJM 12 was presented in committee, several legislators commented that youth leadership on substance abuse is absolutely essential. They praised the teens who authored this town hall recommendation.

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