By Addiction Policy Forum
New Mexico Peer Education Project trains incarcerated individuals to educate their peers about substance use disorders, harm reduction, infectious diseases and basic health literacy. Providing health education to inmates before they are released from prison offers an opportunity to reduce the harms of substance use and other unhealthy behaviors in the community and provides peer educators with skills that can be used in their careers.
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Addiction Policy Forum is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating addiction as a major health problem. Our national headquarters is located in Washington, DC with resources and services in every state.