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State Prepares to Launch Opioid Hotline for Health Care Providers
Hotline will offer doctors assistance with treating patients who are using opioids.
Ducey Signs Opioid Bill Unanimously Approved by Legislature
The measure is meant to crack down on excess opioid prescriptions, among other things.
Border Arrests Down 24 Percent According To Yearly Report
Customs and Border Protection see increase in child arrests at the border in past year.
Tucson City Council Considers Joining Opioid Lawsuits
City attorney given authorization to explore options and gather data for potential counsel.
Survey: 25% of Arizona Teens Use Rx Painkillers Without Doctor Consent
Many parents would allow teens to use the drugs for pain, which carries addiction risk.
TPD Warns of Fake Oxycodone in Tucson's Illicit Drug Market
The pills can contain other substances, including lethal doses of opioids like fentanyl.
Arizona Releases Plan to Fight Opioid Epidemic
A Department of Health Services report outlines 12 actions to fight the opioid crisis.
"When We Are in Our Addiction, We Are Not Living."
Arizona Spotlight devotes an episode to understanding addiction, including two stories of recovery from destructive eating habits..
Farewell to The King of the Monsters
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Opioid addicts struggle to get their recovery covered; astronomical events in the works of William Shakespeare; and a folktale from India in "The Drum & The Story".
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.
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