State health officials announced last week that two-thirds of New Mexico counties, including San Miguel and Mora, have seen a decline in overdose deaths.
San Miguel County had eight fatal overdoses in 2015, down from 12 in 2014, according to state Department of Health statistics. That brought San Miguel County’s overdose death rate down from 49.6 to 34.0 per 100,000.
Mora County had one fatal overdose death in 2014 and none in 2015.
The Health Department said in a news release that overdose deaths decreased in 20 of 33 counties.