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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.

Tucson Pedestrian Deaths Up Sharply; Jaywalking Blamed

Officer: 'The person who is most responsible for your safety is you. You need to pay attention.'

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.

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.'

UA Project Aims to Untangle Medical Jargon for Patients

Management Information Systems project will put information in layman's terms for doctors.

AZ WEEK: Drug Addiction and Heroin 'Pandemic' in Arizona

More than 2,000 people are being treated for opiate addiction in Pima County alone.

How Family Drug Court Led One Parent to Get Her Kids Back

Graduate and recovery specialist, both recovering addicts, describe how program benefited them.

Medical Marijuana Sales Up Sharply in 2014

85 Arizona dispensaries sold 10 tons to 55,000 patients, Department of Health Services reports.

Arizona Medical Marijuana Researcher May Get $2M from Colorado

Sue Sisley's study hopes to provide scientific evidence of soothing effects drug may have on PTSD symptoms.

Medical Marijuana for PTSD Study May Move from UA

If university doesn't reinstate Sue Sisley as lead researcher, MAPS will move work to NAU, ASU.

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