New Mexico faces uphill battle with drug abuse

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New Mexico faces uphill battle with drug abuse

Jennifer Weiss-Burke, executive director of a youth recovery center in Albuquerque, stands by one of the rooms at the recovery center named after her son, Cameron Weiss. He died of a heroin overdose in 2011.
An undated photo provided by Jennifer Weiss-Burke on Sept. 12, 2016 shows her and her son, Cameron Weiss. Weiss-Burke said his descent into drug addiction started with an opioid prescription a doctor wrote for him for a wrestling injury.
Jennifer Weiss-Burke, executive director of a youth recovery center in Albuquerque, speaks about her son on Aug. 9. His addiction started with a painkiller prescription from his doctor and ended with a fatal heroin overdose nearly three years later.

New Mexico faces uphill battle with drug abuse

Jennifer Weiss-Burke, executive director of a youth recovery center in Albuquerque, stands by one of the rooms at the recovery center named after her son, Cameron Weiss. He died of a heroin overdose in 2011.
An undated photo provided by Jennifer Weiss-Burke on Sept. 12, 2016 shows her and her son, Cameron Weiss. Weiss-Burke said his descent into drug addiction started with an opioid prescription a doctor wrote for him for a wrestling injury.
Jennifer Weiss-Burke, executive director of a youth recovery center in Albuquerque, speaks about her son on Aug. 9. His addiction started with a painkiller prescription from his doctor and ended with a fatal heroin overdose nearly three years later.
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