Arrests alone won’t solve opioid problem, state AG Stein says here. Only about one in 10 people with opioid-related problems get treatment, Stein said.
(Photo: Mark Barrettemail@example.com)ASHEVILLE – State Attorney General Josh Stein says that as he travels the state, he can’t escape the stories of North Carolinians who have been caught up in the national and state opioid crisis.
N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein, right, speaks with local public officials and health care providers about opioids in Asheville Tuesday.
The high school student who got a wrestling injury and became addicted to the painkillers he was prescribed.
“It will not solve the problem, but we need to move forward.”
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Ariz. gov. declares state health emergency due to opioid epidemic
declares state health emergency due to opioid epidemicOfficials said 790 Arizonans died of opioid overdoses last yearBy EMS1 StaffPHOENIX— The governor of Arizona declared a state emergency in reaction to the growing opioid epidemic.
This morning, I declared a statewide health emergency, to attack the opioid epidemic head-on with real & targeted solutions.
The Arizona Department of Health Services’ report on opioid deaths state 790 Arizonans died of opioid overdoses in 2016, which is more than a 16 percent increase since 2015.
Tucson News Now reported Governor Doug Ducey responded to the overdose problem by recognizing it as a statewide public health issue.
“As the number of opioid overdoses and deaths increase at an alarming rate, we must take action.
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