Impacts of LEAD Santa Fe

Results from a 3-year pilot evaluation (link to evaluation reports)

Improved Health Among Clients

54

Decrease in Number of Clients Using Heroin

48

Decrease in Number of EMS Calls Related to Drugs or Alcohol

50

Decrease in Drug/Alcohol Related Diagnoses Per Emergency Department Visit

Improved Public Safety

20

Decrease in the Average Number of New Arrests in the First 6 Months Post Diversion.

0

Violent Charges Post Diversion

Cost Savings to the Community

52

Savings to the Criminal Justice and Emergency Medical Systems

17

Overall Cost Savings to the Community

Progress Toward Reducing the Stigma of Addiction, Treatment and Recovery

Stakeholders recognized that opioid addiction could happen to anyone.
Stakeholders described a cultural shift in the stereotype of an opioid user, seeing opioid use as a health concern versus a crime.
“It’s sort of a ridiculous idea that a person is just going to stop being addicted to a drug, and stop using the drug that they’re addicted to because someone has said, “You’re not allowed to.”
“Just stop using drugs or else you’re gonna go to jail. That doesn’t work. We all know it doesn’t work. I wish somehow we could get the courts cured to better understand the concepts of harm reduction.”

Harm Reduction in Santa Fe

Overdose Prevention in 2017

20

Decrease in Heroin Related Overdose Deaths From 2016 to 2017

4875

Doses of Narcan Dispensed

359

Reported Overdose Reversals

Preventing Disease Transmission

2,587,116

Syringes Exchanged in 2017

52

Decrease in Confirmed Cases of Hep C Between 2016 and 2017

Provision of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Q4 of 2017

22

Suboxone Providers

1

Methadone Clinic

1046

MAT Patients Served