Join the Be Awesome Youth Coalition for Talk-O-Tuesday

Participate in a timely talk entitled, “The Truth about Teen Vaping.” Come enjoy a free taco dinner, entertainment for the kids, and learn about the harmful effects of teen vaping. The event takes place on: Tuesday September 17 from 6-8pm Ulstar Multitainment Center 16000 N Maricopa Rd, Maricopa, AZ 85139 For more information: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Be-Awesome-Youth-Coalition-851156641623055/ […]

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2019 End of Year Evaluation Report: Community Perceptions of Substance Use and Outcomes of Workshops and Educational Activities

Using data collected by Service providers and community coalitions throughout Southern Arizona that addressed substance use and misuse among youth and older adults, the report details substance misuse trends, effectiveness of workshops, and outcomes of evidence-based programs. Each provider, in consultation with Arizona Complete Health and Evaluation Research and Development (ERAD), developed a logic model […]

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New Recommendations for State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure

SPRC is excited to release the first-ever recommendations for State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure. Developed with an advisory panel of experts and stakeholders, the guidelines lay out essential infrastructure elements for advancing state suicide prevention efforts. They are designed to help state policy leaders assess the status of their current infrastructure and guide policymaking, funding, and administrative […]

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2020 Marijuana Ballot Initiative Submitted To Arizona Secretary of State

The first marijuana-related ballot initiative for the 2020 election has been officially filed with Arizona’s Secretary of State’s Office. The Smart And Safe Arizona Act has been submitted for the 2020 ballot. It would legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and over. The initiative sets restrictions on where marijuana can be smoked, prohibits operating vehicles, […]

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Less than 40% of Arizona doctors use prescription drug database, despite state law

PHOENIX – Arizona law requires doctors to check a state database before they write a new prescription for a controlled substance, such as opioids. Yet less than 40% do. Sheila Sjolander, an assistant director at the Arizona Department of Health Services, said department officials know that’s a problem they’re “all struggling” to address in the state’s fight […]

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