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City of Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The Albuquerque Police Department uses peer engagement specialists to identify and provide services to high risk individuals with a history of opioid misuse who are frequent users of emergency services. The Peer-to-Peer Project also provides the Albuquerque Police Department with treatment information to more effectively connect survivors with substance abuse treatment immediately after an overdose incident. The University of New Mexico’s Institute for Social Research is evaluating the impact of the project on the city’s population.