June 2018 Newsletter


JUNE  2018 



  • Mission:  Taos Alive Coalition unites the community to plan and implement strategies that prevent and reduce substance use and its consequences among Taos County youth.
  • Vision:  Taos County youth will live in a community that is safe, secure and drug-free.

     Taos Alive welcomes the excitement that Summer brings to Taos. As you know, Taos Alive works on Environmental Strategies to decrease Youth Substance Abuse in our County. With Summer in full swing, we have many events & concerts coming our way. Taos Alive & Rocky Mountain Youth Corps have collaborated to hold a booth at each major event at Kit Carson Park this summer, to help raise awareness around Substance Abuse. The booth includes games for kids, free water (an alternative to alcohol), quiz on the consequences of alcohol, and even a breathalyzer test to make sure you are safe leaving the event. Look out for our tent and come say "Hello!"

     Our Alcohol Policy Workgroup has been working on "Alcohol Serving Best Practices" to help restaurants and bars decrease the chances of over-serving or serving to minors. By disrupting the pattern of Alcohol Abuse by minors or those 'over-served' we are able to help make Taos a Safer & healthier Community. 
     The Alcohol Policy Workgroup has also been working on the "Environmental Scan" with Youth from Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, in which they examine local Alcohol Venues to decipher which stores would benefit from adjusting the layout of the store to decrease 'Youth Alcohol Theft'. Join our next Alcohol Policy Meeting to learn how to help with this initiative. Contact: ashleigh@taosalive.org

     Our Rx Drug Misuse Workgroup is working with Providers & Pharmacists to raise awareness around the risks around prescribed opioids and why it is important to dispose of unused medication. The Workgroup is working with Pharmacists to influence porper disposal and safety of the medications. Along with this, Taos Alive is working on raising community awareness of the Ease and Simplicity of using the YEAR ROUND DROP BOXES to dispose of Unused Medications. 

Three one-hour episodes exploring the causes of the opioid epidemic, its devastating effects and programs redefining the treatment and recovery process.

Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic
 sheds light on why opioid addiction is receiving ever-greater media attention. The opioid epidemic is mainstream news but not enough attention is given to the growing need for recovery support programs as opioid overdose fatalities drastically increase.

Working closely with Dr. Andrew Kolodny and PROP (Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing), Do No Harm exposes how this catastrophic man-made public health crisis began.

    The State of New Mexico regularly collects input from residents about health concerns in New Mexico communities. Your responses matter. Your input helps the State of New Mexico understand the challenges in your community and allows our team to develop and revise our State Health Improvement Plan. The survey will take between five and ten minutes to complete. 
*data is collected from by nmhealth.org to create infographics like this

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NMHealthPriorityRank


* To learn more abut our Strategic Plan or to Get Involved with the Taos Alive Coalition visit TAOSALIVE.ORG

  • Responsible Beverage Service Training: set up a training for your restaurant or bar  establishment Contact Corrina

  • Youth Events Calendar   
    Taos Alive and Taos News have collaborated to offer a FREE youth events calendar to the community. Check out the Youth Calendar online and submit any substance-free youth or teen event. All entries will also appear in print for the Calendar section of the Tempo.




Taos Alive Coalition unites the community to plan and implement strategies that prevent and reduce substance use and its consequences among Taos County youth.

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