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Tucson Police program offers drug treatment for some instead of arrest

Arizona 360 sees how the program is implemented with the department's Substance Use Resource Team.

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.

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.

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.

Nature's Healing

The Amity Foundation has created a program where people in recovery are getting in touch with nature at the Circle Tree Ranch.

Why words matter when discussing addiction and mental health

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

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