Mission Statement

To provide access and support for the treatment and recovery of addiction, and improve the health and safety of our community

What is the Cochise Addiction and Recovery Partnership (CARP)?

CARP is a collaboration of community health, law enforcement, and government agencies who have the common goal of tackling the opioids and drugs crisis in Cochise County. Listen to this podcast to hear directly from the founders of this program.

How does CARP plan to work on this issue?

CARP is taking a new approach to tackling the drugs 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.

How does the Angel Program work?

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.

Will I be arrested if I have drugs or drug paraphernalia?

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.

How will I get to a treatment facility?

You will be transported by a law enforcement officer or one of our community volunteers.

Is this program available in other areas of Cochise County?

We are working with law enforcement leaders in other communities to expand the program.

Is there a number I can call for more information?

Yes. You can call Douglas Police at (520) 417-7550, Bisbee Police at (520) 432-2261, or the Sheriff’s Office at (520) 432-9500.

Partner Agencies

Alternative Counseling
(520) 459-1148

Arizona Complete Health

Cochise Health & Social Services

Cochise County Attorney’s Office

Cochise County Sheriff’s Office 

Cochise County Public Information Office

Community Health Associates

Community Bridges

Community Medical Services

Chiricahua Community Health Centers

Community Partners Integrated Healthcare

Douglas Police Department

Bisbee Police Department

City of Bisbee

Dwayne Wallace

Hoops House

Verhelst Recovery House

Wellness Connections

Cochise Re-Entry Coalition

Women’s Transition Project 
(520) 432-8068

Northern Cochise Community Hospital

Copper Queen Hospital

Canyon Vista Medical Center

Southern Arizona Opioid Consortium 
(520) 766-6514


Parents of Addicted Loved Ones

1155 E. Willcox Drive, Building B, Sierra Vista (Calvary Chapel)

Meets 1st & 3rd Monday of each month from 6pm to 7:30pm

Family to Family Support Group

Grace United Methodist Church, 713 E. 11th St., Douglas, AZ

Meets Thursday nights from 6pm-8pm. Call Virginia Garcia Moses at (520) 366-3603 or email

Medication drop off boxes

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