Let Us Pray: Drug overdose rates in Arizona are peaking due to fentanyl and opioids | USA TODAY

Nov 20, 2022Let Us Pray0 comments

Fentanyl is fueling the next wave of the opioid crisis. Here’s how one clinic in Arizona is trying to reduce the harm.

RELATED: How opioids, cocaine, other drugs rewire the brain

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counted more than 100,000 overdose deaths across the United States last year — the most it’s ever recorded. Nearly two-thirds of those are estimated to be fentanyl related.

Critics of enforcement policies argue public health approaches that punish people with substance use disorders do not make them quit, while opponents of harm reduction models claim government dollars shouldn’t be spent on allowing people to use drugs

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