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El nuevo movimiento MADD: padres toman acción contra las muertes por drogas

Los padres están luchando contra la cada vez más mortal crisis de las drogas y están presionando a los legisladores estatales para que impongan penas más estrictas a los traficantes y controlen las redes sociales.... Read more»

The new MADD movement: Parents rise up against drug deaths

A nationwide movement of parents fighting the increasingly deadly drug crisis - modeled after Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which sparked a movement in the 1980's - are pressing state lawmakers for stricter penalties for dealers and social media controls.... Read more»

Stiff fentanyl sentences in Arizona would target users, not just dealers, critics say

A GOP plan to impose stiff prison sentences against those who make and sell fentanyl is more likely to sweep up drug addicts than the dealers it ostensibly seeks to punish, critics said Thursday. ... Read more»

Fentanyl, COVID-19 help drive overdose deaths to record 12-month high

The COVID-19 pandemic and a growing unsafe drug supply combined to push overdose deaths up by 27.6% in the U.S. over a 12-month period from 2020 to 2021, a surge in deaths that was matched in Arizona. ... Read more»

With overdose deaths surging, advocates on the ground push for over-the-counter naloxone

As overdose deaths nationwide reach all-time highs, increasing access to naloxone is a key part of the Biden administration's overdose prevention strategy - but advocates say the administration has not addressed their greatest barrier to obtaining the lifesaving medication.... Read more»

Health officials report increases in drug overdoses, suicides during COVID-19 pandemic

As social distancing and isolation continue throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many states across the country are reporting an increase in reported drug overdoses and suicides, including Arizona.... Read more»

U.S., Arizona life expectancy fell, driven by deaths of younger people

After decades of steady increases, life expectancy in the U.S. ticked down slightly over three recent years, a drop attributed to a rise in “cause-specific” deaths like suicides and drug overdoses among those aged 25 to 64.... Read more»

'Deaths of despair' grew slowly in Arizona, but still higher than U.S.

Deaths from drug overdoses, alcohol and suicide have grown more slowly in Arizona than in the nation as whole since 2005, but death rates in the state still exceed the nation in every category, according to a recent national survey.... Read more»