Arizona recently announced the results from their first real-time report tracking opioid overdoses which showed 15 deaths and 191 possible overdoses in the past week.
This report released on Monday, June 26 was the first of its kind. The state’s Department of Health Services, through an executive order issued by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey that authorized a boost to reporting these deaths and overdoses, ordered daily reporting requirements.
Emergency workers and medical providers are also required to report any infants born addicted to opiates and any uses of overdose antidotes. According to the released figures, the antidote was used 102 times and 18 infants were born already showing symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
At Schick Shadel Hospital, our staff is dedicated to providing our patients with the care and attention they need to break free from their addictions and regain control of their lives. Since we first opened our doors more than 80 years ago, we have helped more than 68,000 people overcome their substance cravings. Call us at (888) 802-4206 to speak with one of our staff members today, or send us a confidential message through our online form.