A national education effort to prevent the
spread of opioid addiction


The New Mexico Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness will educate young people, educators and other adults about the growing opioid epidemic and encourage healthy decision-making. An essential ingredient to a solution is stopping the spread of addiction through a message of abstaining from experimentation – if less young people are experimenting with these highly addictive drugs, less will fall victim to this often-fatal disease of addiction. The program seeks to educate students, teachers, and parents about the dangers, warning signs, and effects of opioid abuse, and also connect them with resources to deal with opioid abuse. Most of all, the program aims to recognize and promote healthy choices and demonstrate the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.


Please note, the Summit is a youth based event. School or youth organizations are welcome
to register free of charge with the appropriate number of teachers, counselors and/or
chaperones as mandated by the school district or youth organization.


Why Attend?

Kyle Williamson, DEA Special Agent in Charge

Secretary of Public Education Karen Trujillo

Jennifer Weiss-Burke, Serenity Mesa

Hailey Hesch

Jennifer Manzanares, Overdose Memorial Quilt Project

Rio Rancho Mayor Greggory D. Hull


MARCH 6, 2019
Doors Open at 8:30/Program 9:30 am to 12:30 PM


Program Details

The New Mexico Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness is designed to address the growing opioid epidemic by reaching out to our youth to stop addiction before it starts and by promoting healthy choices and educating students about the dangers of opioid abuse.

The New Mexico Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness aims to promote healthy choices and educate students about the dangers of opioid use. We encourage parents to learn more about this growing epidemic. 

We encourage you and your students join us at the New Mexico Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness. Please share this event with your colleagues.