Arizona’s warm climate and scenic landscapes make it an ideal location for recovery. The state has many top-notch drug and alcohol rehab centers that offer evidence-based therapies as well as holistic therapies such as yoga, massage, and meditation.
Many addiction treatment facilities in the state also have programs for special populations including women-only, men-only, adolescents, veterans, seniors, LGBT, and pregnant women. If you’re looking for a program that has experience treating a special population, be sure to ask about specific needs as you’re researching facilities.
AZ Substance Abuse Facts
Drug abuse among Arizona adults—particularly heroin—is fairly high. Consider the following statistics:
Recent data show Arizona youth also have slightly higher substance abuse rates than the national average. According to the High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 35% of Arizona teens in grades 9-12 said they had at least 1 drink of alcohol on at least 1 day in the past month, compared to 33% of teens nationwide. Of these, 19% said they binge drank at least once in the past month, compared to 18% nationwide. Lifetime marijuana use, inhalant use, and cocaine use in this group were all above the national average.4
Drug deaths in Arizona also outpace the U.S. average. From 2012-2014, male drug deaths averaged 22 per 100,000 people compared to 17.3 per 100,000 nationally, while female drug deaths averaged 15.2 per 100,000 compared to 10.8 nationally.5
Getting Addiction Treatment Help
Seeking treatment for drug or alcohol abuse is a big decision. To help narrow down your options, think about whether you’d like to stay close to home or travel for treatment, what kind of insurance coverage you have, and what kind of amenities you’d like (e.g., food, accommodations, recreational opportunities). Programs can vary from standard to luxury, and the more amenities a program has, the more expensive it will be.
Contact one of our rehab placement specialists at 1-888-744-0069 if you have questions about types of programs and insurance.
Where Else Can I Find Help?
People seeking recovery who don’t have insurance do have a number of options available to help them pay for drug or alcohol rehabilitation treatment. For instance, many addiction recovery programs in Arizona have sliding scale fees, which means you pay an agreed-upon rate based on your income. You can also usually work out a payment program where you make monthly payments instead of paying a lump sum.
Some people take out loans or borrow from their savings, while others seek donations through crowdfunding sites. Health care credit cards are another option for payment, but it’s important that if you go this route that you try to secure a reasonable interest rate.
Resources in Arizona