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O’Halleran Introduces Legislation to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment in Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Rural Developing Opioid Capacity Services (Rural DOCS) Act, legislation aimed at increasing treatment capacity of providers in the Medicaid program for individuals suffering from opioid or other substance-abuse disorders. globemiamiThis content comes to you through GMTimes staff and/or contributed content through press …

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New Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act To Expand Treatment and Prevention Options

PHOENIX-February 12- In a Special Session of the Legislature, members of the Arizona House and Senate Legislature unanimously passed the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act, which Governor Ducey signed into law on January 26, 2018. The Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act provides funding for treatment, improves oversight and enforcement tools, and extends life-saving …

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Gila County Health Department breaks new ground in fight against opioid abuse

GILA COUNTY-The Gila County Health Department is the first county health department in the state to make naloxone available free to the public. The “recovery kits” contain two doses of naloxone (the drug that can reverse an opioid overdose), two intramuscular syringes, and clear instructions on when and how to …

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