By Rayes Gallegos / New Mexico News Port Body on fire, lungs lathered in a light complected forest green mucus and the fatigue of a sprinter completing a marathon. Tightly compressed into the covers of my grandmother’s bed I was dealing with a cold. Soup and liquids kept me replenished but the smell of vinegar… Continue reading Curanderismo Gaining Steam?
“All of a sudden a beer turns to two, then two shots,” says Brigid’s dad, a struggling alcoholic, in this raw family exchange.
By Annya Loya / New Mexico News Port Some New Mexicans living with severe depression, anxiety and similar conditions now have another treatment option: psychedelic drugs. Psychiatrists are now able to prescribe the anesthesia drug ketamine in small doses that researchers say have powerful therapeutic effects. Other drugs such as MDMA, also known as ecstasy,… Continue reading Psychedelic-assisted therapy comes to New Mexico
A new generation rejects the traumas handed down from parents and grandparents. Read — and listen — as we take a deep dive into generational trauma within Latino, Chicano and Hispanic families.
Sex work pays for the drugs and the cycle is hard to break. News Port’s Junko Featherston introduces us to someone who has overcome a 20-year struggle to get clean and find joy in life.
By Michaela Helean / New Mexico News Port New Mexicans will no longer have to pay state gross receipts tax on products such as pads and tampons starting in July, when the bipartisan “Tampon Tax” cut goes into effect. The tax cut was part of a package of economic relief measures passed by the state… Continue reading Goodbye Tampon Tax
By Brigid Driscoll and Jacob Trasen / New Mexico News Port When the pandemic first hit University of New Mexico baseball player Jack Silverman, realizing the team might not be able to play, it took a toll on his mental health thinking about what his future looked like. That’s one silver lining of the COVID… Continue reading Student athletes’ mental health suffers during pandemic
By Rayes Gallegos, Annya Loya and Lara Sullivan / New Mexico News Port Maryjo Huffaker was upset when a grocery store clerk in El Paso wasn’t wearing a mask. Three days later Huffaker had a temperature of 104 degrees, diarrhea and aches. “I was just so weak I would get out of bed and I… Continue reading Long Covid Exhausts Sufferers
By Michaela Helean / NM News Port / Melissa Fernandez found out something was wrong when her father pocket-dialed her on Feb. 15. “He asked why I called him and I said ‘You called me,’” Fernandez recalled. “He said the police were at his door,” and he sounded worried. The cops had come to tell… Continue reading Think before you drink