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Barrios Unidos, Whole-Family Heroin Treatment Center, Opens in Chimayo


Rio Arriba county including Espanola and Chimayo have a heroin  overdose rate that is five times the national rate. Now a brand new community center has opened, focused on the idea that addiction is a soul sickness and requires a new approach in order to succeed. I visited them yesterday. Lupe Salazar who is board president of Barrios Unidos is seeking help from the community and invites interested listeners from northern New Mexico to send her an email at


Barrios Unidos is in the old John Hyson School in Chimayo.