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CARP is a collaboration of community health, law enforcement, and government agencies who have the common goal of tackling the opioids and drug crisis in Cochise County. Listen to this podcast to hear directly from the founders of this program.
CARP is taking a new approach to tackling the drug crisis by treating it as a health concern, rather than a criminal issue. At the center of this focus is the Angel Program, which aims to get people the help they need to lead a healthier lifestyle, free of addiction.
Anyone can walk into the Douglas or Bisbee police stations, or approach a Douglas/Bisbee police officer, or Sheriff's deputy, and request help with their addiction. You will be immediately transported to a medical facility with the resources to help you get healthy.
No, you will not be charged with possession of drugs or related equipment, and you will be treated with compassion and understanding. However, if you have an outstanding arrest warrant, that issue will have to be dealt with. The goal, though, is to get you into treatment as quickly as possible.
You will be transported by a law enforcement officer or one of our community volunteers.
We are working with law enforcement leaders in other communities to expand the program.