Several community leaders met over a Zoom call on Tuesday (Sept. 28) to discuss the ongoing gaps in treatment for substance abuse in Taos County.

It's no secret that Taos is in need of an overhaul of its substance abuse recovery services.

According to the New Mexico Department of Health, early numbers indicate a greater than 129-percent increase in fentanyl overdoses from 2019 to 2020. From 2018 to 2019, the DOH saw a 93-percent increase.

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