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How green light might help pain sufferers wary of opioid addiction

A UA scientist is researching how the color green can be used to help manage chronic pain.

Novel or familiar: A conversation about drug addiction and the brain

Researchers are seeking a better understanding of compulsive behavior on a cellular level.

Arizona Spotlight Special: Arizona Addicted

Tearing down the stigma that surrounds opioid addiction with stories from Arizonans who have lived the experience, and found the road to recovery.

Scientist exploring how intermittent fasting might prevent addiction

If fasting has the same effect on humans as it does on mice, John Streicher says it could be a way to help prevent opioid addiction.

Opioid treatment options lacking in rural Arizona

A discussion with AZPM reporter Jake Steinberg.

Pascua Yaqui clinic working to treat opioid addiction, overcome stigma

The clinic is the state's only medication-assisted treatment facility on tribal land.

Miles from Recovery: How distance and stigma keep rural Arizonans from opioid treatment

As treatment options expand, solutions remain elusive for some.

What Arizona’s opioid prescription guidelines mean for physicians

An expert says old prescribing habits are hard to change, but that there has been a noticeable shift.

Thousands of calls placed to Arizona’s opioid help hotline

Officials say the line has helped thousands since its launch and has also saved lives.

Treating chronic pain without an opioid prescription

A look at emerging options for patients.

Why words matter when discussing addiction and mental health

As part of Arizona Addicted, a discussion about overcoming stigmas.

Tackling opioid addiction with treatment, not arrest

Police in Southern Arizona are embracing programs to help people break the cycle of addiction without resorting to the criminal justice system.

Grief and questions remain for family of woman who battled addiction

Arizona 360 follows up with Jerry and Louise Beitel.

Fentanyl seizures up nearly 75% in Pinal County

Sheriff Mark Lamb describes how the drug is impacting the county.

Seizing fentanyl at Arizona’s border

How CBP and the DEA have adopted new strategies to detect the drug.

ADHS director on steps taken to curb opioid overdoses

Impacts made by the 2018 Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act.

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