Week In Review: Arizona Takes The Lead On The Opioid Crisis

Governor's Office

June 9, 2017

Governor Ducey Declares Statewide Health Emergency In Opioid Epidemic
“As the number of opioid overdoses and deaths increase at an alarming rate, we must take action. It’s time to call this what it is — an emergency,” said Governor Ducey. 

Arizona’s Focus Is On The Opioid Epidemic
This week, our entire state’s focus turned to the opioid epidemic as news outlets from northern to southern Arizona helped to increase awareness about this important issue.

Politics Unplugged: Opioid Emergency In Arizona
Governor Ducey sat down with AZ Family's Dennis Welch to discuss the opioid crisis facing Arizona.

Dr. Cara Christ Talks Opioid Crisis On Arizona Horizon
The director of the Arizona Department of Health Services joined Catherine Anaya on Arizona PBS to discuss the intricacies of the governor's declaration and what it means for Arizona.

Governor Ducey’s Statement On Wrong-Way Driving
Governor Ducey instructed state agencies to immediately convene in order to mitigate and prevent wrong-way driving, specifically ordering that the planned launch of thermal camera detection technology be expedited.

Wildfire Season Update: Governor Thanks Firefighters, Calls On Arizonans To Continue To Be Safe
In the midst of Arizona's wildfire season, Governor Ducey thanks our brave firefighters and calls upon citizens to help prevent fires from starting.

Arizona Recognized As Top State For Economic Competitiveness
Ranked #1 in economic competitiveness by two prominent trade publications, Arizona continues to attract new and exciting businesses to our state.


June is Great Outdoors Month. Enjoy cooler weathers in Northern Arizona and get outside!