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LETI’s programs are presented by certified professionals with extensive real-life experience in the areas they instruct.
According to the Center for Disease Control, New Mexico had the second highest drug overdose death rate of any state in 2010, with a rate almost double that of the entire nation. There are pockets in rural New Mexico that are significantly worse than others. Between 2006 and 2012, Rio Arriba County in the rural mountainous northern area of the state, had a rate of 68 annual deaths per 100 000 residents which is five times the national average.
Also, according to the Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics of the New Mexico Department of Health, the drug overdose death rate for the State of New Mexico in 2013 was 21.8 per 100,000 population, representing 449 deaths.
In New Mexico, approximately 26.5% of high school students reportedly have used marijuana during the past 30 days and 10.2% reported using painkillers to get high.
Due to economic and social issues, New Mexico is at ground zero in combating drug abuse and opiod overdose. Overdose crosses through all economic spectrums and ages which is putting the entire state at risk. LETI, through its law enforcement training programs, has become Proactive not Reactive in addressing these issues.
As of 2012, injection drug use accounted for about one-fifth of all HIV infections and most hepatitis C infections in the United States. Injection drug users (IDUs) become infected and transmit the viruses to others through the sharing contaminated syringes, other drug injection equipment and through high-risk sexual behaviors. Women who become infected with HIV through sharing needles or having sex with an infected IDU can also transmit the virus to their babies before, during birth or through breastfeeding. Law Enforcement Personnel and First Responders can accidently become infected through accidental syringe sticks.
The New Mexico Harm Reduction Programs, which includes the Syringe Exchange Program, works with IDUs ensuring that those who cannot or will not stop injecting drugs have access to sterile syringes. This strategy supports the “one-time-only use of sterile syringes” recommendation of several institutions and governmental bodies, including the U.S. Department of Public Health.
LETI trains Law Enforcement Personnel and First Responders on all facets of the Harm Reductions programs including Syringe Exchange , Naloxone and Overdose Prevention.
The primary cause of death due to an opioid overdose is respiratory depression and arrest. Naloxone is a specific opioid antagonist medication which can rapidly reverse the effects of opioids including, but not limited to heroin, oxycontin, oxycodone, morphine, codeine, methadone, fentanyl, and meperidine. Naloxone dislodges opioids from the opioid receptors in the brain to help reverse respiratory depression and restore breathing that may have slowed or briefly stopped during an overdose.
As an opioid antagonist, Naloxone monopolizes the body’s chemical receptors for opioid drugs—whether licit formulations like oxycodone or illicit ones like heroin—displacing the opioid drug and freeing the patient from the overdose. Arguably, Naloxone’s unusual specificity and forgiving toxicology means it is safer than aspirin. There is low risk of ingesting too much, and has no effect if mistakenly administered to a person who has not ingested opioid drugs.
The methodology that LETI utilizes for the delivery of Naloxone is an intranasal delivery system consisting of a prefilled dose of Naloxone along with a mucosal atomizer device. The simplicity of the device allows anyone to become trained and easily administer Naloxone.
In the event of an opioid overdose, Naloxone must be administered by another person who is present or the first responder, which is usually Law Enforcement Personnel. Therefore, the service population for Naloxone consists of two groups:
"LETI has an outstanding harm reduction and needle exchange presentation. It has opened the eyes of my deputies to the dangers they face in dealing with dirty needles and needle sticks. The explain how the needle program is beneficial to the public safety by getting dirty needles off the street"
"LETI's program exemplifies the intersection between public health and law enforcement. LETI is at the cutting edge of creating dialogue between public health and law enforcement. Their work is truly a model for the country."
"LETI's training for, and outreach to, law enforcement regarding harm reduction has been invaluable to our work. LETI's extensive law enforcement experience enables them to address the concerns of law enforcement and explain why harm reduction is good for the entire community, including the law enforcement community"
"LETI has bridged the gap between law enforcement and public health for SEPs. The instructors of LETI are knowledgeable and convey a concise message in their presentation to law enforcement. LETI is the expert in this field."