SUBSTANCE ABUSE

DEMOGRAPHICS

83%

of women on the street are addicted to substances

63%

were not addicted to any substance when they ended up on the street and only became addicted after prolonged exposure to street life or forced drug use by a trafficker#

91%

of females on the street in Albuquerque identify as women of color

56%

 identify as Hispanic*

  • 46% of Albuquerque’s population is Hispanic**

  • 47% of New Mexico’s population is Hispanic**

32%

 identify as Native*

  • 5% of Albuquerque’s population is Native**
  • 9% of New Mexico’s population is Native**

9%

identify as
Non-Hispanic White*

3%

identify as
African American*

# Rochelle D. “Night moves: A qualitative investigation of street-level sex work.” Psychology of Women Quarterly. 2002;26:63–73.

* Unpublished report by University of New Mexico Medical School, 2015. Details to be provided after publication

** New Mexico Substance Abuse Epidemiology Profile June 2013, published by New Mexico Department of Health; downloaded 8/13/16 from https://nmhealth.org/data/view/substance/269/

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