Arizona Drug Rehab And Alcoholism Treatment Facilities

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Arizona State Census Facts

Arizona Population Facts

Arizona Total population: 6,343,952

Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 28.60%

Males in Arizona: 3,178,771

Females in Arizona: 3,165,181

Median age in Arizona (years): 35

Under 5 years in Arizona: 500,031

18 years and over in Arizona: 4,672,969

65 years and over in Arizona: 825,733

One race in Arizona: 6,185,451

White in Arizona: 4,928,196

Black or African American in Arizona: 223,500

American Indian and Alaska Native: 285,183

Asian in Arizona: 149,960

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 10,172

Some other race in Arizona: 588,440

Mixed Race Ethnicity in Arizona: 158,501

Hispanic or Latino in Arizona (of any race): 1,877,267

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over: 44.30%

Foreign born people in Arizona, percent, 2000: 12.80%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000: 25.90%

High school graduates in Arizona, percent of people age 25+, 2000: 81.00%

Bachelor's degree or higher in Arizona, pct of people age 25+, 2000: 23.50%

People in Arizona with a disability, age 5+, 2000: 902,252

Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 24.9

Housing units in Arizona, 2008: 2,722,725

Arizona Homeownership rate, 2000: 68.00%

Arizona Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000: 22.10%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000: $121,300

Households in Arizona, 2000: 1,901,327

People per household in Arizona, 2000: 2.64

Median household income in Arizona, 2008: $51,009

Arizona Per capita money income, 1999: $20,275

People in Arizona below poverty level, percent, 2008: 14.70%

Arizona Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in Arizona, 2007: 142,925

Private nonfarm employment in Arizona, 2007: 2,404,089

Private nonfarm employment in Arizona, percent change 2000-2007: 25.30%

Nonemployer establishments in Arizona, 2007: 389,134

Total number of businesses in Arizona, 2002: 381,180

Black-owned businesses in Arizona, percent, 2002: 1.70%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned businesses, percent, 2002: 1.70%

Asian-owned businesses in Arizona, percent, 2002: 2.70%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned businesses in Arizona, percent, 2002: 0.10%

Hispanic-owned businesses in Arizona, percent, 2002: 9.20%

Women-owned businesses in Arizona, percent, 2002: 28.80%

Manufacturers shipments in Arizona, 2002 ($1000): 41,910,739

Wholesale trade sales in Arizona, 2002 ($1000): 60,976,999

Retail sales in Arizona, 2002 ($1000): 56,457,863

Retail sales per capita in Arizona, 2002: $10,380

Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 8,612,730

Building permits in Arizona, 2008: 26,082

Federal spending in Arizona, 2008: 54,313,993

Arizona Geography Facts

Arizona Land area, 2000 (square miles): 113,634.57

Arizona People per square mile, 2000: 45.2

Arizona Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

Arizona Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in Arizona: 2.77

Average family size in Arizona: 3.39

Arizona Population 25 years and over: 4,082,038

Civilian veterans in Arizona (civilian population 18 years and over): 558,304

Foreign born in Arizona: 945,226

Male, Now married, except separated in Arizona (population 15 years and over): 1,239,578

Female, Now married, except separated in Arizona (population 15 years and over): 1,195,227

Speak a language other than English at home in Arizona (population 5 years and over): 1,627,805

Arizona Household population: 6,226,232

Arizona Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 3,050,473

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over): 25.1

Median household income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 51,124

Median family income in Arizona (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 60,426

Per capita income in Arizona (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 25,639

Arizona Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in Arizona: 2,667,820

Occupied housing units in Arizona: 2,250,241

Owner-occupied housing units in Arizona: 1,537,334

Renter-occupied housing units in Arizona: 712,907

Vacant housing units in Arizona: 417,579

Owner-occupied homes in Arizona: 1,537,334

Median value (dollars): 234,600

With a mortgage in Arizona (dollars): 1,496

Not mortgaged in Arizona (dollars): 347

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Finding a Drug Rehab in Arizona can be a daunting task. There are many choices out there regarding Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities, such as inpatient, outpatient, long term, short term, sliding scale etc... Drug Rehabs Arizona offers a comprehensive list of Drug Treatment and Alcoholism Treatment Centers to help you find which type of treatment is right for you or your loved one. Our site offers a comprehensive list of most Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Programs in Arizona.

Drug Addiction and/or Alcoholism is not something most people can over come by themselves. A Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program is usually the best opportunity individuals have to beat drug and/or alcohol addiction and get their lives back on track. Some things to look for when deciding on a Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Rehab Program are:

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Drug Rehabs Arizona

The drug threat in the state of Arizona is ever present. This is because Arizona is directly north of the Mexican State of Sonora, a major trafficker stronghold which has experienced a significant increase in violence associated with drug smuggling over the past year. Along the 350 mile Arizona/Mexico border are three principal ports of entry (Nogales, Douglas, and San Luis) and three secondary ports of entry (Lukeville, Sasabe, and Naco). Most of the border area consists of inhospitable desert and steep mountain ranges, which are sparsely populated, infrequently patrolled by law enforcement, and ideal for drug smuggling.

This state serves primarily as a drug importation and transshipment state. Drug smuggling and transportation in Arizona are dominated by major Mexican trafficking organizations. These groups are poly-drug organizations smuggling cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin and precursor chemicals. Due to the many addicted in people in this state, Arizona has numerous types of drug and alcohol rehabs. All drug addiction treatment centers are a little different. Some specialize in providing treatment for special populations, some provide on-site detox services and some will accept health insurance, while others require you to pay privately for care. Addiction treatment centers are most effective when they provide individualized and a result based program, meaning that every individual will have a specific program tailor made to their issues. 

Citizens (Ages 12 or Older) Reporting Drug Use, Arizona, 2005-2006 Data

Drug Type and Use



Past month illicit drug use



Past year marijuana use



Past month marijuana use



Past month use of illicit drug other than marijuana



* The number of users is in thousands 2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:
Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive Episode, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUHs

Past Month Illicit Drug Use 459 54 138 267 405
Past Year Marijuana Use 473 67 173 233 406
Past Month Marijuana Use 269 32 101 136 237
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 279 32 75 172 247
Past Year Cocaine Use 161 13 58 89 148
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 329 47 95 187 282
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 1,974 185 194 1,594 1,788
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 50 26 21 2 23
Past Month Alcohol Use 2,618 88 391 2,139 2,530
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 1,159 55 253 850 1,104
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
    Drinks Once or Twice a Week
2,080 188 230 1,663 1,892
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 232 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 154 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 1,452 66 282 1,104 1,386
Past Month Cigarette Use 1,265 56 249 959 1,209
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
    Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
3,742 365 473 2,904 3,377
Illicit Drug Dependence 92 12 32 48 80
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 146 23 49 75 123
Alcohol Dependence 188 12 50 126 176
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 375 26 103 246 349
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 467 40 132 295 427
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 130 22 45 64 109
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 356 25 101 229 330

Arizona Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • During 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made 965 drug arrests in Arizona.
  • During FY 2007, Arizona drug apprehension project activities resulted in the arrests of 5,220 drug violators.
  • There were 5,225 juvenile and 24,145 adult drug arrests in Arizona during 2006.
  • There were 799 drug-induced deaths in Arizona during 2005.
  • During 2006, there were 32,426 drug-related hospital discharges in Arizona.
  • During 2006, there were 24,360 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in Arizona. There were 28,309 such treatment admissions during 2005.
  • According to 2005-2006 NSDUH data, approximately 124,000 (2.53%) Arizona citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
  • According to 2005-2006 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 395,000 (8%) Arizona citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • In the state of Arizona it is estimated that there will be around 28,482 DUI's, and 339 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 1,726 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 8,848 tobacco related deaths, and 345 deaths due to illicit drug use.
  • It is believed that there are around 297,574 marijuana users, 48,763 cocaine addicts, and 2,762 heroin addicts living in Arizona. It is also estimated that there are 130,312 people abusing prescription drugs, 12,431 people that use inhalants, and 22,130 people who use hallucinogens.
  • In Arizona, there will be around 37,565 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • Cocaine:
    • The Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas are major transshipment points for cocaine distribution from Arizona throughout the United States.
    • Cocaine is shipped from Colombia by air, land and sea to controlled regions in Mexico, where it is then transported to staging areas near the Arizona/Mexico border.
    • Transportation groups aligned with the major Mexican cartels smuggle the cocaine into Arizona typically utilizing commercial trucks, private vehicles, animal caravans and backpackers. Multi-ton quantities of cocaine are smuggled across the border on a regular basis through heavily trafficked Ports of Entry, as well as between these Ports.
    • It is common practice for the cocaine to be sent across the border in 20-30 kilogram loads at a time to minimize the loss if a vehicle is searched by law enforcement. The cocaine is usually wrapped in cellophane and electrical tape or duct tape, and secreted in elaborate compartments built into the vehicles, as well as in natural voids in the vehicles.
    • Numerous seizures have occurred during the past two years in which methamphetamine has co-mingled with loads of cocaine. Traffickers utilize the vast irregular terrain of southern Arizona and lack of adequate border surveillance by law enforcement in this area to their advantage in the movement of cocaine to staging areas.
    • Powder cocaine retail prices average $85-$130/gram and crack retails for an average price of $10-$20/rock.
  • Heroin:
    • Mexican black tar heroin is the predominant type of heroin found in Arizona.
    • Heroin is smuggled into Arizona primarily through Arizona’s Ports of Entry by pedestrians or within hidden compartments in vehicles.
    •  When comparing the availability of heroin throughout Arizona, the Phoenix Metropolitan Area continues to remain the greatest area in the state for heroin availability.
    • Although heroin is the least abused of all drugs in Arizona, the availability of heroin continues to increase as the demand and distribution networks throughout the U.S. increases.
    • To date, the Phoenix Field Division has not encountered the new heroin drug mixture referred to as “Cheese”, which is considered the “starter form” of heroin being directed to school aged children. Arizona continues to witness a steady increase in the abuse of the prescription drug, OxyContin. Oxycodone products are opiate agonists, like heroin and methadone. They are commonly prescribed to cancer patients, patients with chronic back pain, and patients recovering from surgery. Of these, OxyContin is heavily abused because it is available in high does and when ingested, it produces an intense high similar to heroin.
    • An emerging trend in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area is high school students switching to inject or smoke heroin after no longer being able to purchase or acquire OxyContin.
  • Methamphetamine:
    • There are two types of methamphetamine available in Arizona, Mexican-produced and locally produced methamphetamine.
    • Mexican-produced methamphetamine is the most predominant type encountered in the state and is frequently smuggled across the Southwest Border (SWB) where it transits through Arizona.
    • The locally produced methamphetamine originates from independently owned and operated laboratories that are responsible for yielding small quantities for local consumption.
    • Arizona serves as a major distribution hub, staging area, and transshipment point for Mexican methamphetamine smuggled across the SWB destined for domestic cities throughout the U.S., specifically Midwest cities. The Arizona nexus to these areas is an indicator that the Mexican methamphetamine sources of supply are based in Arizona and responsible for supplying trafficking groups throughout the U.S.
  • Marijuana:
    • Marijuana remains widely available in quantities up to multi-hundred pounds packaged for delivery.
    • The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement routinely seize hundred pound quantities of marijuana between the Ports of Entry as well as abandoned in remote sites along the border.
    • A large portion of marijuana smuggled into the United States is delivered by individuals known as “mules” who are paid to carry loads on their backs through remote and often rugged wilderness areas. Backpacks are designed from burlap bags used to carry potatoes and sugar, with ropes attached so the bags can be carried over the shoulders. Horses are also used to carry hundred pound loads.
    • Large scale marijuana traffickers utilize tractor-trailers as well as refrigerated utility trailers to transport loads through established U. S. routes. Tucson and Phoenix are commonly used as stash locations until the loads are ready to be sent to their final destination.
    • Mexican-produced marijuana retails for $10-$25/quarter ounce in the state. Prices for domestically grown plants average approximately $500/pound.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs
    • Current investigations indicate that the diversion of oxycodone products (such as OxyContin®) and Percocet®) and hydrocodone products (such as Vicodin ®) , continues to be a significant problem in Arizona.
    • Primary methods of diversion being reported are illegal sale and distribution by healthcare professionals and workers, “doctor shopping” (going to a number of doctors to obtain prescriptions for a controlled pharmaceutical), forged prescriptions, employee theft, and the Internet.
    • During 2007, there were 42 incidents of thefts from pharmacies, specifically for OxyContin type products. Benzodiazepines (such as Xanax®), codeine, Dilaudid®, and methadone were also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in Arizona.
    • Methadone clinics estimate that over 50 percent of the new admissions for drug addiction treatment in the Phoenix metropolitan area are attributed to pharmaceutical controlled substances.
    • The Phoenix Division continues to find that Vicodin, Lortab and other hydrocodone products; Percocet; OxyContin and other oxycodone products; benzodiazepines; and codeine products are the most abused pharmaceutical controlled substances in Arizona.
    • The use of Soma in combination with other analgesic controlled substances, Ultram (tramadol) and Nubain, continue to be highly abused prescription-only substances.
    • The primary methods of diversion are prescription fraud through forgeries, bogus call-ins, and doctor-shoppers.
    • The Phoenix Division continues to investigate thefts in-transit to pharmacies and distributors, as well as reports of thefts by employees and robberies of pharmacies.
    • Prescription controlled drugs from Mexico are frequently smuggled into Arizona, and internet shipments of controlled substances from foreign source websites are on-going.
    • Internet websites with prescriptions shipped from U.S. pharmacies are also being investigated by the Phoenix Diversion Group.

Arizona is the sixth largest state in the country in terms of area. Its population has always been predominantly urban, particularly since the mid-20th century, when urban and suburban areas began growing rapidly at the expense of the countryside. Some scholars believe that the state’s name comes from a Basque phrase meaning “place of oaks,” while others attribute it to a Tohono O’odham (Papago) Indian phrase meaning “place of the young (or little) spring.” Arizona achieved statehood on Feb. 14, 1912, the last of the 48 coterminous United States to be admitted to the Union.

Arizona Demographics

  • Population (2006 American Community Survey): 6,166,3181
  • Race/Ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 76.9% white; 3.4% black/African American; 4.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native; 2.3% Asian; 0.2% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 10.3% other race; 2.4% two or more races; 29.2% Hispanic/Latino (of any race)