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As Opioid Overdoses in Arizona Climb, Nonprofit Wants to Bring Prescription Pill Drop Box to South Phoenix

AZ Central Article; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, a nonprofit that works to prevent substance abuse, plans to use a State Opioid Response grant to install a drop box in south Phoenix for residents to safely get rid of leftover prescription pills. The push for another drop box comes as opioid overdoses have increased in the pandemic.

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Arizona Youth Alcohol Prevention

Pinnacle Peak Recovery Article; Scottsdale, AZ

Southwest Behavioral and Health Services News

April is Alcohol Awareness Month- Lets Shatter Some Myths and Talk Alcohol

MYTH: My friends drink alcohol so it won’t hurt if I do too
FACT: Drinking during teen years interferes with normal brain development and changes the brain in ways that have negative effects on information processing and learning.

MYTH: I’m a safe driver even after drinking
FACT: SAMHSA Arizona’s state reports 18% percentage of all fatal crashes involving 15-20 year old drivers had a BAC (blood, alcohol, content) of 0.01

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COVID-19 South Mountain Phoenix Resource Guide

In a continued effort to serve our community we have put together a resource guide for our community members. We have a comprehensive list, all in one place, for you to easily access a variety of services focused in the South Mountain area.   We hit the most pressing topics of  mental well being, food security (including schools sites and mobile meals for children), as well as clinics serving the South Mountain Community. In addition it also has links to reliable Covid-19 resources, including Facebook resource groups, Spanish language resources, and telehealth sites for possible testing.

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Domestic Violence Awareness

Today we will talk partner to partner violence. The CDC recognizes this act as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). IPV is the life threatening /damaging abuse caused by the significant other in a relationship.  There are four types of abuse everyone should be aware of and a multitude of risk factors leading to future domestic violence experiences. The risk factors of IPV include individual risk, relationship risk, community risk and societal risk.

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