Blind Drunk: Paying The Tab

New Mexico State Capitol. Image by Marjorie Childress for New Mexico In Depth.

Scientists say policies can help the state cut excess drinking, but lawmakers listen to alcohol interests instead.

Blind Drunk: Poisonous Myths

Public safety officers help an intoxicated man who had fallen asleep outside the Sports Page Lounge in Gallup, N.M. CREDIT: Ted Alcorn for New Mexico In Depth.

Stereotypes about alcohol and Native people are hiding a crisis that’s bigger than any single group.

Blind Drunk: A Missing Ingredient

Dr. Larissa Lindsey of UNM’s Addiction and Substance Abuse Program, known as ASAP, at her home in Tijeras, N.M. CREDIT: Adria Malcolm for New Mexico In Depth

As violence in New Mexico spikes, state leaders overlook alcohol’s integral role.

Blind Drunk: Eyes on the road

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: State Police Sgt. Toby LaFave speaks to a driver he pulled over on Interstate 40, under suspicion for driving while intoxicated. CREDIT: Marjorie Childress for New Mexico In Depth

In New Mexico’s war on DWI, the relentless focus on drunk drivers misses the bigger problem of addiction.