Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to launch ‘Prevention Spotlight’ in 2020. Seeking partner submissions

| December 9, 2019

(Editor’s note: In January 2020, the Coconino Coaltion for Children & Youth will launch a new Prevention Spotlight.  We would like to feature stories and information that raises awareness, support and prevention strategy for our community such as youth resiliency, child abuse prevention, and substance use prevention and intervention in Coconino County. We welcome our non-profit partners and members to share their good work and resources by inviting contribution to our regular Prevention Spotlight. Please submit your columns and information (400-word limit) to frank@coconinokids.org. The following is an example.)

Drug use in Coconino County

The Coconino County Public Health Services District conducted an in-depth analysis of  substance abuse trends among Coconino County residents from 2012-2016

By Coconino County Health & Human Services

Although drug use and abuse in Coconino County is not as prevalent as alcohol, over (2021-2016) drug abuse hospitalizations increased at a rate 3.9 times quicker than alcohol. Among Arizona youths, the percentage with experience using ecstasy, methamphetamine,  non-medical over the counter drugs, cocaine, non-medical pain relievers, and hallucinogens were higher than that what was reported across the state. From 2012-2016 the number of drug-related hospital visits have nearly doubled and the number of drug-linked deaths have increased as well, although at a much slower rate. 

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