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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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Centennial town hall update: peer-to-peer substance abuse accomplishment

New Mexico First is pleased to announce progress on the peer-to-peer substance abuse recommendation from the Centennial Town Hall. As a result of the town hall’s call for youth-led drug prevention activities, New Mexico Representative Debbie A. Rodella introduced House Joint Memorial 12, requesting the Department of Health and the Human Services Department to incorporate peer-to-peer approaches into existing substance abuse prevention efforts.  The memorial is currently in the House Health, Government & Indian Affairs Committee.  ..

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