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Drug Rehab Arizona

Drug and alcohol abuse are extremely big threats to Arizona resident's quality of life, and the need for substance abuse treatment in the state has never been greater. Aside from the obvious outcomes that result from substance abuse for Arizona residents, statistics show that seven of the top ten leading causes of death in the state are caused directly or in part from drug and/or alcohol abuse. This is a significant impact on not only the acute health of Arizona residents, but a statistic which shows that thousands of people are losing their lives because of addiction each year, an outcome which could be avoided with early intervention and effective drug rehab being available to those who need it.

Alcohol is the number one problem in the state, as is the case in other areas of the U.S., but there is also a significant problem associated with illicit drugs and diverted prescription drugs. The prescription drug abuse problem is also one of the most if not most prevalent drugs threats in the U.S. as a whole, and Arizona is a state which has been significantly impacted with this particular issues. The negative impacts of the prescription drug abuse problem in Arizona are reflected in the rate of emergency room visits and hospital admissions in the state, which have been on the rise in recent years. This problem is most often associated with opioid abuse in particular, with prescription pain killers being the prescription drug of choice among Arizona residents. And like other regions of the country effected by this problem, Arizona residents who do begin abusing prescription opioids are more inclined to progress to a heroin problem, because heroin can be easier to obtain and even cheaper in some instances. So heroin addiction statistics are also on the rise in the state.

Regardless of what drug abuse problem we're talking about, early intervention is key for Arizona residents who can avoid so many of the negative consequences of substance abuse if they receive help early on. "Rock bottom" is not a necessary outcome, and individuals should receive help in Arizona as soon as a substance abuse problem is evident. Because prescription drug abuse is one of the top substance abuse problems, it is important to understand that this problem in particular can fly under the radar because prescription drugs are legal and abuse of them is so socially accepted at this point. So it is a more insidious problem that loved ones need to be keen to, if someone they care about is developing a prescription drug abuse problem that they may been in denial about or are making excuses about to prolong their habit.

Denial is a very common manifestation of addiction, not just among addicted Arizonans themselves but among friends and loved ones who may even be enabling someone to continue their habit with or without knowing it. It is far easier to "stay in the dark" and be in denial than it is to have to confront the truth, take responsibility and do something about it. But doing or not doing something about it, and getting out of or remaining in denial can mean the difference between life and death for someone you care about. So if you know someone who has a substance abuse problem, any kind of substance abuse problem, get out of denial and get help yourself from a substance abuse professional that can either make arrangement to get the addicted individual into treatment or perhaps arrange a drug or alcohol intervention to do so.

An intervention is something which can be used when all other efforts have failed, and can either be conducted by friends, family and even co-workers who on their own can orchestrate and hold the intervention or do so with the help of a professional interventionist. The key is finding an effective drug rehab program in Arizona which is going to prove most effective for the addicted individual, and then making all arrangements for their arrival so when they do accept help as a result of the intervention there is nothing stopping them from leaving to get this help right away. A professional drug counselor can help guide participants through the steps of the intervention, inform them about what will take place as part of rehab, and of course be ready to accept the addicted individual into treatment when they do accept help.

In Arizona, there are many different drug rehab programs to choose from. Including and not limited to publicly funded drug rehab facilities, 12-step programs, and the like. Ideally, individuals whose substance abuse problem has progressed to a point where they have lost control, they are severely dependent both physically and mentally, or they have reached a crisis point, a long-term inpatient or residential drug rehab program in Arizona will provide the best outcomes. In these types of facilities, individual will have the much needed change of environment that will ensure they don't have access to drugs or alcohol in times of weakness. But more importantly, they won't have their treatment process jeopardized by people and things that would be a distraction in their everyday lives, such as drug using companions who they will likely cut ties from while in rehab.

Arizonans can be open-minded about drug rehab in their state, because quality long-term inpatient and residential treatment options are not confined to traditional programs such as 12-step or disease model programs. There are many holistic and alternative drug rehab programs in the state, which offer effective treatment which is even more beneficial than other traditional options that Arizona clients may have heard about or even tried in the past. With the holistic and alternative drug rehab programs in the state, individuals will not be introduced to any sort of drug maintenance therapy nor will drugs be used during detox unless completely medically necessary. A drug free rehab approach is obviously more ideal in any circumstance, because this means the individual will be set up from a completely drug free life now and in the future.

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Arizona Drug Statistics

1. In Arizona, in 2010, 11 percent of adults reported abusing some type of prescription drug in the past 30 days.

2. In 2010, the state of Arizona, 10. 4 percent of adolescents reported abusing prescription drugs in the past 30 days, with 76. 7 percent of the abuse involving prescription pain relievers.

3. There was an increase of opioid abuse in Arizona of 10. 83 percent to a 23. 68 percent between the year 2008-2010.

4. In 2020, there were 1,176 deaths related to drug overdoses in Arizona.

5. In 2009, there were half a million emergency visits per year for abuse and misuse of prescription medications in Arizona.

6. In 2010, there were enough Rx painkillers prescribed in Arizona to medicate each American adult around-the-clock for about a month.

Drug Facts
  • Short term effects of Xanax may include depressed heartbeat, excessive sleep and grogginess, and depressed heartbeat.
  • In 2010, approximately 3 million Americans aged 12 or older reported using an illicit drug for the first time within the past 12 months, which is an average of about 8,100 initiates per day.
  • It takes around three days for the liver to recover and get back to normal functioning after a binge drinking episode.
  • Methamphetamine addicts will often refrain from eating or sleeping for days while they binge, or run on the drug.