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Intervention Helpline has long been helping families in Arizona struggling with the life-changing effects of loved ones abusing alcohol and drugs. Our connection to Arizona families runs deep, and we have seen many of our Arizona addiction intervention clients find happy outcomes and successful addiction recovery.

Starting with family consultation and family addiction intervention, our Arizona drug and alcohol intervention counselors can assist you to establish a full addiction treatment and recovery plan. A successful treatment plan will include drug and alcohol detox for your loved one, ongoing consultation and family support, and we will lay out your options for substance abuse treatment programs (inpatient or outpatient – depending on the family’s situation) in Arizona or a location preferred by the family and counselors.

The addiction treatment industry in Arizona and in the United States is still widely unregulated, and the increase in those searching for addiction treatment programs (due to the addiction crises in the country) has led to a higher amount of for-profit treatment programs that don’t always have your loved one’s full recovery as their main concern.

Simply put, you need to be very careful about choosing a rehab program to send your loved one to. Intervention Helpline only recommends programs that have met our qualifications for patient care. We have personally vetted and reviewed drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs, and we present to the family the programs that our experience has taught us will offer the highest chance of a successful recovery.

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Arizona Addiction Intervention Facts & Resources

Although there are roughly 70,000 people in Arizona who receive some sort of treatment or counseling for their alcohol or drug problems each year, there is still a wide gap between those who need help for substance abuse and people actually receiving it.

The fact that there are about 600,000 total people in Arizona with drug or alcohol abuse problems in a given year demonstrates the need for more forms of interventions being implemented. The best way to get a loved one into treatment is through the use of a professional interventionist.

Whether the main problem is alcohol or they are one of the increasing number of people becoming addicted to opiates such as prescription painkillers or heroin, an intervention specialist is there to help the healing begin for the addicts as well as the family members.

Tempe Arizona Opioid Overdose Statistics

Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse in Arizona

Arizona has long been a center for substance abuse and drug addiction; not only because of its geographic location near the U.S. border with Mexico, but also due to carryover is social trends from neighboring states like California. Adolescents in Arizona are often exposed to drugs and substance abuse at much earlier ages than adolescents in other states, and the social trends amongst teens and young adults revolve heavily around substance abuse in one form or another.

In Arizona, even affluent families living in the state’s premier communities have not been spared from substance abuse and addiction. Wealthy and well-to-do communities in the Phoenix area – such as Gilbert, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and Ahwatukee – have even seen higher rates of substance abuse problems than low income communities, in many cases.

In Tempe, Arizona – home to Arizona State University and a sprawling campus filled with college students from across the U.S. and abroad – heroin and opioid overdoses have become commonplace. So much so that the City of Tempe had to employ real-time tracking of suspected overdose EMS calls.

Like many other states hit by the opioid epidemic, Arizona has seen an increase in substance abuse problems and opioid overdoses.

Arizona Opioid Overdose Statistics

While Arizona has not seen the terrifying increase in opioid deaths that other states such as Ohio and West Virginia have, the rates of opioid abuse, overdose and deaths are still increasing. Statistics show that prescription painkiller abuse, opioid abuse, and heroin addiction in Arizona is causing a lot of pain for individuals and families.

  • In 2016 ,769 Arizona deaths were ruled as opioid-related overdose deaths. This makes 11.4 deaths per 100,000 residents — lower than the National average of 13.3 deaths per 100,000 residents, but at a 10-year high for the state.
  • Fake Oxycodone Fentanyl Pills in Arizona

    Source: Tucson Police Department Crime Laboratory

  • 2016 opioid-related deaths increased 16% from 2015 opioid related deaths.
  • Arizona heroin-related deaths increased from 102 deaths in 2013 to 299 deaths in 2016.
  • Arizona synthetic opioid-related deaths increased from 36 deaths in 2013 to 123 deaths in 2016.
  • From July 2017 to June 2018 there were 8,849 suspected opioid overdoses in Arizona. Of those suspected opioid overdoses, there were 1,428 suspected opioid-related deaths in Arizona.
  • As of May 18th, 2018 public health officials warned Arizona residents of fake oxycodone pills circulating in the state. Looking exactly like legitimate prescription pills, the blue pills with “M 30” printed on them contained fentanyl — a dangerously deadly synthetic opioid.
  • Another deadly batch of fake oxycodone pills were discovered in Arizona containing the imprint “A 215.” These fake OxyContin pills were found to contain carfentanil, an elephant tranquilizer that is not meant for human consumption.
2018 Arizona Prescription Opioid Statistics2

Adolescent Substance Abuse Rates in Arizona vs. National Average

In many cases, adolescents in Arizona are slightly more likely to engage in dangerous behaviors with substances like drugs and alcohol, than kids in other states. The correlation between these early “experimentations” with drugs and alcohol, and serious mental health, substance abuse and addiction problems later in life cannot be ignored.

  • Drinking Alcohol before the Age of 13 – 17% of male Arizona students, and 16% of female Arizona students say that they drank for the first time before the age of 13. This is compared to the National average of 20% male, 15% female – respectively.
  • Arizona High School Binge Drinking – 18% of male Arizona high school students, and 20% of female Arizona high school students admit to binge drinking (5 or more alcoholic drinks within the span of a few hours) at least once in the past year. This is compared to the National average of 19% male, 17% female – respectively.
  • Arizona Adolescent Drinking and Driving Rates – 11% of male Arizona high school students, and 8% of female students, admit to driving a vehicle after consuming alcohol. This is higher than the National average of 10% male and 6% female.
  • Arizona Marijuana Use Among High School Students – 44% of male Arizona high school students admit to using marijuana at least once in their lifetime, while 41% of female Arizona high school students report using marijuana. This is considerably higher than the National average of 39% (40% – male students, 37% – female students).
  • Cocaine Use in Arizona High School Students – At least double the National average, 10% of male, and 8% of female Arizona high school students admit to using cocaine at least once. The National average is 5% (6% – male students, 4% – female students).
  • Prescription Opioid Abuse in Arizona High School Students – Most worryingly, 5% of Arizona adolescents admit to abusing painkillers like Vicodin, OxyContin, and other prescription opioids. Though this matches the National average of 5%, the opioid crisis has shown that RX painkiller abuse can easily turn into a deadly heroin addiction, making this a frightening Arizona substance abuse statistic.

*** Arizona High School Students Substance Abuse Statistics per U.S. Department of Health and Human Services |

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