Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Program

AzCRH works with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the UA College of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) to offer continuing medical education for Arizona prescribers (available at The Governor’s Office for Youth, Faith and Families, the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, ADHS, and the Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership launched the Arizona Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse Initiative in 2012. AzCRH continues to develop training modules with funding from ADHS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and collaborate with community partners and coalitions to address substance use issues in rural Arizona.

This page contains everything related to Arizona opioid use prevention, intervention, and treatment. It connects you to other state and local efforts to address substance use. 

Check out the following:

  • Print a summary of the Arizona: Statewide Opioid Resources page HERE
  • Print MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) Pocket Guides HERE

  • Attend the Southern Arizona Opioid Misuse Prevention Symposium/The Systematic Decrimalization of Trauma HERE (October 30th, 2019)
  • Review the 2017 Arizona Opioid Abuse Prevention Symposium presentations HERE

  1. Take the Rx Opioids CME HERE
  2. Request naloxone training and supplies from Sonoran Prevention Works
  3. Download Rx 360 training materials HERE
  4. Complete 8-hour MAT Waiver training (physicians) HERE
  5. Setup an opioid and pain related Project ECHO in your state HERE
  6. Applying CDC's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids: An Online Training Series HERE
  7. Check out state and local events listed HERE

  1. Data Sources on Opioid Use (Aug. 2018)
  2. AZ: Find AZ opioid use data HERE
  3. AZ: 2018 County Health Rankings Report HERE
  4. US Rural: Lookup rural population health data and outcomes HERE
  5. US Rural: 2018 USDA Rural America at a Glance HERE
  6. US: Search U.S. map for drug overdose deaths HERE
  7. US: Medicare Part D Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool: HERE
  8. US: Medicaid Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool HERE
  9. US: Rural Health Research RECAP, Quality of Care in Rural Hospitals and Adverse Drug Events (Jan. 2019) HERE
  10. US: Tackling the Opioid Crisis: What State Strategies are Working? HERE

  1. Arizona Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse Toolkit (scroll down to strategies 1-5) HERE
  2. Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association-AZ Opioid Compliance Toolkit for Outpatient Clinics HERE
  3. Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit: Helping Faith and Community Leaders Bring Hope and Healing to Our Communities HERE
  4. Construction Worker Opioid Misuse Prevention toolkit HERE
  5. Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit HERE
  6. Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose: What's Working In the United States HERE
  7. Example from North Caroline: Project Lazarus Community Toolkit HERE

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Find Arizona: Statewide Opioid Resources (updated January 2020)

Find Federal Resources (funding, training, direct service providers) for Rural to Address Substance Use HERE

Find Help & Treatment Close to Home
resource list for treatment in Cochise, Graham,
Santa Cruz & Pima Counties


Resources for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders  - downloadable card of phone numbers giving first responders 24/7 access to opioid treatment providers in the area.

Getting Help for Opioid Misuse, Abuse or Dependence If you or someone you know is seeking help for opioid misuse, abuse or dependence, there are treatment options available in your area. (Maricopa, Yavapai, Gila, Mohave, Coconino, Apache, La Paz, Yuma, Pinal, Pima, Graham, Greenlee, Cochise or Santa Cruz Counties)

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