It Can Happen To Anyone – 

Feb. 24, 2020 – Taylor’s decision to drop out of the Republican primary in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District was first reported by The Arizona Republic and the Gila Herald. Taylor, a married father of two who served two combat tours in Afghanistan, had struggled with opioid addiction in the past.

His campaign website says he founded a nonprofit in 2014 called Desert Eagle Addiction Recovery “dedicated to helping individuals, especially fellow combat veterans, suffering from drug addiction.” A report by the National Bureau of Economic Research last year found that exposure to combat puts troops at substantial risk of abusing opioids and heroin.


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