More Arizona Drugs Stories

When Addiction Starts With a Prescription

Part 1: Q&A with a young woman in Tucson being treated for addiction.

Episode 319: Opioids in Arizona - A State of Emergency

Arizona Week: Investigating extent of opioid addiction, why people get hooked.

Episode 141: Local Governments Say No to Trump's Wall

Metro Week: 2 fire districts propose consolidation; new Catholic bishop coming to Tucson.

Trump Wants to Cut US Aid to Mexican Drug Cartel Fight

Budget proposal calls for cutting funding to Mexican policy, military almost in half.

Feds Give Arizona $24M to Combat Opioid Epidemic

12th biggest grant in the country, based on need and prevalence of opioid addiction.

Poll: 42% in State Know Someone Addicted to Opioids

Survey says one-third of Arizonans weren't warned by doctors of drugs' addictive nature.

Arizona Opioid-Related Deaths Rise Less Than US Average

Heroin is most commonly abused illicit substance contributing to death in Pima County.

Tucson Police Adopting New Tool to Fight Opioid Overdose

Around 400 officers will carry Narcan in their first-aid kits.

US Targeting Mexico's Cartel Scouts in Arizona Desert

Prosecutors have brought cases against about 80 scouts in the Tucson Sector since 2014.

Pima County Group Aims to Break Cycle of Incarceration

MacArthur Foundation-funded program wants to reduce missed court dates, jailtime for some nonviolent crimes.

New Arizona Laws Aimed at Business Friendliness

Sharing economy enhanced, regulations on many businesses removed.

Ruling: Smell of Marijuana Justifies Police Search

Arizona Supreme Court Sides With State on Probable Cause Question.

How to Grow Bioscience Industry in Southern Arizona

Top execs from Ventana Medical Systems discuss their industry and making Tucson a bioscience hub

METRO WEEK: How's Your Health, Pima County?

County-wide health analysis shows strengths, weaknesses of health services.

Arizona at Front Line of Nation's Drug Addiction Epidemic

Expert: '4 out of 5 who become addicted to heroin started by using prescription opiates.'

Ducey's Drug Strike Force Poses Unanswered Questions

DPS commander says force is a plan in search of resources; one officer assigned so far.

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