AHCCCS News & Updates 

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April 23, 2018

New Treatment Options for Opioid Misuse, Abuse or Dependence


The opioid epidemic is a public health emergency in Arizona. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, an estimated 6,700 possible opioid overdoses have been reported between June 15, 2017 and March 22, 2018, with as many as 16 percent of them fatal. From prescription opioid overuse to abuse of illegally produced opioids like heroin and fentanyl, the epidemic is damaging families across all demographics in our state.

It’s likely you know someone who is affected by opioid use disorder. AHCCCS, as the administrator of a Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant, has increased treatment options.

24/7 Access To Opioid Treatment Programs

Arizona now has five agencies providing opioid treatment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to serve individuals who need immediate access to treatment services and connections to ongoing services.

Crisis, Treatment and Support Resources

Services are available to residents in every Arizona county.

If you live in Maricopa County:

Stand Together and Recover Centers (STAR) facilitates an opioid support group for ages 18 and older on Wednesdays, 6-7 pm at STAR, 2502 E Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034. There is no fee and no referral needed. Call 602-231-0071 for more information.

If you live in Yavapai, Gila, Mohave, Coconino or Apache Counties:

If you live in La Pa, Yuma, Pinal, Pima, Graham, Greenlee, Cochise or Santa Cruz Counties:

Other Behavioral Health Resources:

Did you know that behavioral health services are available to all Arizonans, regardless of insurance coverage? See our flier, How to access behavioral health services regardless of insurance for a complete list of resources.

AHCCCS members, find the contact info for your Regional Behavioral Health Authority.

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