Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Health Open House To Discuss Abuses.(New Mexico & The West)

Byline: Rick Nathanson Journal Staff Writer

Fund-Raiser To Offer Information on Drugs

Two hundred New Mexicans will gather in Albuquerque on Monday to brainstorm solutions to the state's problems with drug and alcohol abuse, teen violence and domestic violence.

The session is sponsored by the Behavioral Health Research Center of the Southwest, a nonprofit agency established in 1997 to examine health and lifestyle issues in this region, said center director Dr. Sandra Lapham.

A center study investigating the relationship between drunken-driving and drive-up liquor windows was instrumental in getting the windows closed in 1999, said Lapham, a research physician. …

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