The Associated Press
SANTA FE — New Mexico leads the nation when it comes to deaths related to excessive alcohol use.
A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that New Mexico experienced more deaths per capita that were attributable to alcohol. That rate of 51 deaths per 100,000 people was more than any other state.
“New Mexico has very much struggled with alcohol,” Laura Tomedi, an alcohol epidemiologist for the New Mexico Department of Health, told The New Mexican (http://bit.ly/1q8B4Sn).