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Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel Seeking Treatment For Anxiety, Alcohol Use

Allister Adel
Maricopa County Attorney's Office
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Allister Adel

Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel announced Friday that she is seeking treatment to address her mental health and unhealthy coping behaviors.

Adel says that throughout the past year, she has struggled with anxiety, an eating disorder and alcohol use.

In an official statement, Adel says she will remain in daily contact with the County Attorney’s Office to ensure work continues.

Adel says this past year has been difficult for her “medically, professionally and personally” and asked constituents for patience during her recovery.

On the night of last year’s presidential election, Adel suffered a brain aneurysm after falling in her home and hitting her head.

Vaughan Jones is the weekend reporter for KJZZ, and a graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, with a minor in music. As a Phoenix native, Jones’s dream is to serve his community by covering important stories in the metropolitan area.He spent two years as music director at Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. His passion for radio stems from joining Blaze his freshman year as a DJ.When he is not working, Jones can be found writing music with his band, playing video games with his friends, or watching his favorite Phoenix-area sports teams.