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According to state data from 2016, an average of two people died every day in Arizona from opioid-related overdoses. Deaths due to heroin more than tripled from 2012 to 2016. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It’s no secret why drug users come to George Patterson in a mall parking lot just outside Phoenix to get their clean needles, syringes and other supplies on Tuesday afternoons, instead of heading to the pharmacy down the street.

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