Organizations Working Hard to Curb Painkiller Addiction in the Valley

Organizations Working Hard to Curb Painkiller Addiction in the Valley

In 2015, Arizona had one of the highest rates of drug overdose deaths. In order to prevent this ongoing issue, several East Valley organizations have joined together to curb addiction to painkillers.

“Members of the East Valley Regional Opioid Action Planning Committee met Wednesday to present their plans moving forward.”

This issue is also being brought to Tempe City Councilmember Joel Navarro.

“PD, fire, Department of Health and DEA. We tried to get them in one room and really try to advocate or to help design programs that really truly can make an impact,” Navarro said.

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