An Arizona combat veteran running for US Congress has suspended his campaign  today after a relapse and a drug overdose. “Today, I have suspended my campaign for the US House of Representatives and am seeking treatment for substance abuse disorder. I will fully cooperate with local authorities on any matters arising from my recent relapse and overdose,” Chris Taylor, a Safford, Arizona, city council member, told CNN in a statement. The Arizona Republic reported Monday that Taylor was suspending his campaign after a heroin overdose last week.

“I’m not going to hide from this. I’m not ashamed of what happened. I wish to sincerely apologize to the amazing people who have supported me,” Taylor said.
He added, “I don’t know what went wrong. I recently relapsed after having so many solid years in sobriety. I have to figure out where I went wrong.” Taylor, earlier in his recovery and sobriety, went to a drug rehab in Scottsdale and hasn’t disclosed whether or not he will be entering the same drug rehab center as before.

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