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Drug rehab next to school has parents worried

Drug rehab next to school has parents worried

TUSD considers increased safety measures to protect children from drug rehab clients. 

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Report: Arizona 4th-worst for alcohol deaths

Report: Arizona 4th-worst for alcohol deaths

Study was for working-age population from 2006 to 2010.

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Parental substance abuse the main reason kids end up in foster care

Parental substance abuse the main reason kids end up in foster care

While strung out on heroin, Anne Bissell spent hours, sometimes days, passed out in the bathroom or bedroom.

December 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Drug overdose cause of Redington Pass death, autopsy says

A woman whose body was found in Redington Pass in August died of an accidental drug overdose, an autopsy report released late Tuesday reveals.

October 10, 2013 12:00 am

Juvenile Court receives big honor

Everybody wants to be on the cutting edge, whether it's car makers, scientists or  fashion designers. Well, the courts are no different.

October 03, 2012 9:13 am

Blog: Local Latino non-profit receives $625,000 to prevent drug abuse

 The Tucson-based non-profit group Amistades Inc. will receive a five-year $625,000 grant from the federal government to prevent substance abuse.

September 05, 2012 12:34 pmLoading…
Lower bail for Oro Valley mom charged in son's methadone death

Lower bail for Oro Valley mom charged in son's methadone death

An Oro Valley mom accused of giving her child a fatal dose of methadone failed in her bid to be released from jail on her own recognizance this week, but she did get her bail reduced from $75,000 cash to $10,000 cash or surety bond.

April 13, 2012 12:02 pm

Drug treatment program marks third success today

Earlier this year, I wrote a story updating folks on a new and unique program designed to keep nonviolent drug offenders out of prison by offering them a multitude of services to get their lives back on track.

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State CPS had prior contact with tot who died of overdose

State Child Protective Services had a previous report of neglect involving the  18-month-old who died in February after being given a fatal dose of methadone by his mother Donna Smith.

March 15, 2012 4:08 pm
Drug users, mentally ill find HOPE at jail

Drug users, mentally ill find HOPE at jail

Sally Hueston with HOPE meets with a client at the Pima County jail. The program helps inmates who are mentally ill or have drug problems.

March 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Drug users, mentally ill find HOPE at jail

Drug users, mentally ill find HOPE at jail

This time last year, Capt. Greg Gearhart was seeing the same group of people being booked into the Pima County jail again and again. They would get arrested for a petty crime, get released, fall victim to their mental illness or substance abuse issues again, and get rearrested.

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