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

By Vaughan Jones
Published: Friday, September 10, 2021 - 3:27pm
Updated: Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 6:03pm
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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.