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Documentaries shed light on Arizona's growing opioid epidemic

Posted at 9:24 PM, Oct 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-09 08:40:31-04

The Loft Cinema served as the host of two documentaries that touched on Arizona's growing heroin and opioid epidemic. 

According to a report released by the Arizona Department of Health Services, heroin deaths have tripled in Arizona since 2012. 

The two films shown were, "Hooked: Tracking Heroin's Hold on Arizona", and "Hooked RX: From Prescription to Addiction".

Both films were produced by students and faculty at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School. 

After the films were shown, an open discussion was led by a panel of law enforcement, counselors and doctors. They took questions from the audience and dove deeper into the discussion of heroine and its affects in neighborhoods.