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Fentanyl deaths rising in Pima County

32 people have died so far this year.

Overdose prevention specialist speaks to UA students

"Understand that you are a person who is using drugs and I'm trying to keep you safe."

Some pushing for wider distribution of opioid-overdose antidote

With hundreds of overdoses so far this year, law enforcement and health workers are using naloxone to save lives.

Push to decriminalize clean needle exchanges in Arizona back in legislature

A discussion with Arizona Republic health reporter Stephanie Innes.

Diversion programs aimed at lowering drug-related incarcerations in Pima County

The county attorney's office says its approach is unique in Arizona.

How Pima County treats inmates with addiction, behavioral health issues

Lorraine Rivera toured the jail with correctional officers and health care staff.

Arizona House bill would set aside $1M for border cameras

Some members questioned whether bill crosses the line into federal border enforcement.

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.

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.

Pima County supervisors reject federal Operation Stonegarden money

Sheriff Mark Napier says the aid, which is tied to immigration-related law enforcement, helps fight drug trafficking.

Treating chronic pain without an opioid prescription

A look at emerging options for patients.

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.

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