Focus on Fentanyl
Fentanyl is now the deadliest drug in Arizona. Just a few grains of fentanyl are enough to kill an adult male. And it's not always easy to spot—fentanyl is often mixed into other illicit or prescription drugs, so users don't know what they've taken until it's too late.
Maricopa County departments and elected offices are united in the fight against fentanyl, but we need your help to raise awareness and change behavior.
A Mother's Heartbreak:
Addiction to Recovery:
Staggering Rise in Fentanyl-related Deaths:
Identifying and Treating an Overdose:
Prosecuting Fentanyl Dealers is a Top Priority:
Fentanyl In the Younger Community:
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Community Medical Services
Community Medical Services offers opioid addiction treatment programs, such as providing outpatient medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD), in addition to counseling and peer support services.
Live and Learn AZ
Live and Learn AZ serves women affected by poverty and violence by offering education, career training, life-skills and other services.
NaloxoneAz.com is a resource of the Substance Abuse Leaders Coalition of Arizona that provides naloxone access locations in Arizona.
NotMYKid provides youth, families, schools and community partners with prevention education and early intervention programs.
Shot in the Dark
Shot in the Dark provides access to a variety of harm reduction resources to people who use drugs in Maricopa County, including clean syringes, syringe disposal, naloxone, educational resources, treatment referrals and more.
Skye’s the Limit
Skye’s the Limit provides education on trauma, harm reduction, and self-care and works to provide an environment for youth to speak out, express themselves, and ask for help.
Sonoran Prevention Works
Sonoran Prevention Works provides naloxone resources and information about other Arizona organizations that provide naloxone.
Terros Health, a health care company that provides primary care and specializes in mental health and substance use treatment, provides free Narcan training and kits among other resources.
The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program is a grant-funded initiative of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) that provides assistance to Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies and provides online information and other resources.
Community Bridges provides community education through preventive resources, training, and workshops.
DrugFreeAZKids.org is a program of Southwest Behavioral & Health Services that provides parents, caregivers, healthcare providers, educators and others with educational tools, information, and resources.
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL)
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) provides education and support to parents of addicted loved ones.
Rise Up! Glendale Coalition
Rise Up! Glendale works with law enforcement, healthcare, education and various other community-based organizations and volunteers to reduce the demand for drugs through websites, social media awareness, and education campaigns and many other methods.
Substance Abuse Leaders Coalition of Arizona – Talk Now Az
SACLAz supports the collective impact of substance abuse coalitions in Arizona with the goal of preventing youth use of drugs and alcohol. SACLAz is a project of MATFORCE, a community organization that educates and raises awareness about substance abuse issues. The MATFORCE family of websites includes: