(Cox7 advertiser) Governor Doug Ducey signs an executive order limiting the "first fill" of opioid prescriptions funded by the state of Arizona to 7 days. This is an effort to stem the rising tide of overdose deaths in Arizona. Arizona's National Red Ribbon Kickoff Event is titled Addiction: The Elephant in the Room. Addiction accounts for more deaths among youth than suicide, firearms, school violence and car accidents combined. The Governor's Office of Youth Faith and Family is fighting back with efforts that include the Governor's Executive Order, The Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative at the Maryvale-Estrella Precinct and the Governor's Youth Commission which works to inspire youth to take the lead in solving some of the greatest issues facing teens today. More information on substance abuse and prevention is available at substanceabuse.az.gov
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(Cox7 advertiser) The Hancock Family was living the Arizona dream. But young Chase Hancock's drug abuse spiraled out of control. As drugs dominated his life, he struggled more and more to maintain a "normal" facade. Eventually, it led to a life and death encounter with law enforcement and prison time. In prison, he began the climb out of the pit of despair to renewed life. This is his story. It could be your story. If you need help to get your life back there's help for you too at Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family.
(Cox7 advertiser) “Let’s be clear”, stated Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey, “addiction is not a moral failing. It is a disease and it must be treated as such.” Ducey was the keynote speaker at Arizona’s Red Ribbon Kick-off event hosted by the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family at the state capitol in October. The Governor says prevention, early intervention, treatment, recovery and better education for youth and their parents are essential to stopping substance abuse and addiction in Arizona. A mother spoke passionately and personally about addiction. No one wakes up one day and says they want to be addicted, lose everything and end up in prison. Her daughter is in recovery. DPS Director, Frank Milstead, painted a vivid picture of what goes on in the labs south of the border; the drugs being made and the devotion to getting the drugs across the border. H...
(Cox7 advertiser) They were an all-American family living the dream and never thought their life would take such a turn, recalls Peggy Baze, mother of a recovering addict. She describes her daughter, Britney as an adorable perfect baby and little girl. Britney notes her fondness for her family and how close she was with her mother. She remembers too the first time she tried meth and the temporary feeling of her worries and sadness being gone. It didn’t take Peggy long realize something was off with her daughter. She did some research and was sure Britney was doing drugs. Peggy arranged an intervention but five minutes in Britney stood up and walked out. Britney began a four year downward spiral of doing meth on a daily basis. Everything else in her life became secondary. For Britney meth took her to lows she never imagined. It was disgusting and she was disgusted by it. Her arms were covered in b...