Substance Abuse Task Force Recommendations
Governor Doug Ducey, through the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF), convened the Arizona Substance Abuse Task Force in Spring 2016. Debbie Moak, GOYFF Director, and Dr. Sara Salek, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) Chief Medical Officer, co-chaired the Task Force. Twenty-nine individuals were appointed to serve as task force members, and several additional people with special expertise were invited to participate in work groups. In October, the Task Force concluded its work and submitted a formal report making 104 recommendations to Governor Ducey. The report contains recommendations for Arizona to consider regarding: prevention and early Intervention programs, access to treatment, medication-assisted treatment, and neonatal abstinence syndrome.
Every day, Arizona suffers the loss of another family member, friend or co-worker to prescription opioid overdose. This epidemic has gripped the nation and is having devastating effects across Arizona. Cronkite News, the student-produced news division of Arizona PBS, in conjunction with the Arizona Broadcasters Association produced this special investigative report on Arizona’s alarming rise in prescription opioid abuse.
Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership
The Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership (ASAP) serves as the single statewide council on substance abuse prevention, enforcement, treatment, and... LEARN MORE