Health Notice in Arizona on Suspected Heroin Deaths and Overdoses

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has been informed of 10 suspected heroin deaths and 3 heroin overdoses in Maricopa County since September 25, 2011. Specific reasons for deaths are unknown at this time. Reports indicate the type of heroin could be black tar and extra potent, dark in color, crumbly, and cooks very dark. No patterns have yet to be identified in terms of location, gender, race, age, and/or ethnicity. Please share this information with anyone who could be affected. For information on treatment resources, please visit the ADHS website at: //

We send out this information to try to work with the Arizona Health Alert Network to increase the awareness of this problem.

Posted on October 7th, 2011
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