Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse Initiative

The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission and the Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families, along with many state and local partners, launched a multi-systemic effort to reduce prescription drug misuse and abuse in Arizona. Read moreā€¦

Initiative Partners
   Arizona Board of Pharmacy
   Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
   Arizona Department of Health Services
   Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program
   Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership
   Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families

Rx Home

Initiative Strategies

  • #1: Reduce illicit acquisition and diversion of prescription medications.
  • #2: Promote responsible prescribing of Rx opioids, benzodiazepines and carisoprodal
  • #3: Enhance Rx drug practice and policies in law enforcement.
  • #4: Increase public awareness and patient education about the risks of Rx drug misuse and pain management expectations.
  • #5: Enhance assessment and referral to substance abuse treatment

Pilot Counties

Rx Drug Disposal

Prescribers and Dispensers

Data and Evaluation