I. Getting Help

What to Consider When Choosing a Rehab Center

There are many different types of rehab programs and treatment options to consider. Here are a few of the decisions you need to make:

The main factors that determine which rehab options will be best for you are the severity of your addiction and your unique personal and financial situation.

For more information on how to make all of these decisions, read our guide to Choosing the Right Rehab

The Highest Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in Arizona

If the cost of rehab is an obstacle for you and you don’t have insurance, there are still ways for you to get the help you need. Out of the 264 rehab facilities acknowledged by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) in Arizona, 49 provide some form of payment assistance to most adults. Out of those 49 rehabs, the Amity Foundation at Circle Tree Ranch in Tucson was awarded the highest overall score by Help.org.

For more information about the five core metrics, head to the full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology

1. Amity Foundation at Circle Tree Ranch

Amity Foundation at Circle Tree Ranch offers short and long-term inpatient treatment and is located in Tucson. The rehab received an overall score of 8.1. It earned a perfect score in its metric for special programs for unique demographics – with 15 programs, it outranked every other center in our top ten list. The facility earned another perfect score in treatment approaches because it offers 12 forms of treatment. The rehab’s worst performance was in the metric for rehab services provided, where it earned a 5.39. The center received this score because it didn’t offer some services like methadone and buprenorphine treatment. Nonetheless, it still provides care for patients on opioid medications.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 5.39
  • Treatment Approaches: 10
  • Cost: 8.58
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 10
  • Ancillary Services: 7.56

2. Terros Health

Terros Health, located in Phoenix, offers regular and intensive outpatient treatment. The program scored the highest in rehabilitation services provided, offering 13 detoxification and addiction treatment services. The program also earned high marks for cost, offering eight payment assistance and self-payment options. The treatment center earned the lowest score in special programs for unique demographics. It scored a 5.39 because it only offered programs to seven different groups.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 9.24
  • Treatment Approaches: 7.15
  • Cost: 8.58
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 5.39
  • Ancillary Services: 8.4

3. Horizon Health and Wellness

Horizon Health and Wellness provides various regular and comprehensive outpatient treatment programs to those living in Casa Grande. The treatment center earned high marks for its special programs for unique demographics; it offers 14 programs for veterans, pregnant women, and victims of domestic violence, along with various other groups. Although the rehabilitation center earned good scores in all categories, it was awarded its lowest score of 6.16 in rehabilitation services provided, with eight programs offered.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 6.16
  • Treatment Approaches: 7.15
  • Cost: 8.58
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 9.24
  • Ancillary Services: 7.56
The Top-Rated, Low-Cost Treatment Centers in Arizona
Rank Rehab Total Score Contact Information
#1 Amity Foundation at Circle Tree Ranch 8.1 10500 East Tanque Verde Road Tucson, AZ 85749 Main Tel: 520-749-5980
#2 Terros Health 7.9 3864 North 27th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85017 Main Tel: 602-797-7000
#3 Horizon Health and Wellness 7.5 120 East Main Street Casa Grande, AZ 85122 Main Tel: 520-836-1675
#4 Community Bridges Inc: Central City Addiction Recovery Center 7.0 2770 East Van Buren Street Phoenix, AZ 85008 Main Tel: 877-931-9142
#5 Community Bridges Inc: Casa Grande Outpatient Services Center 7.0 675 East Cottonwood Lane Casa Grande, AZ 85122 Main Tel: 520-426-0088
#6 Community Bridges Inc: West Valley Access and Transition Point 6.8 824 North 99th Avenue Avondale, AZ 85323 Main Tel: 877-931-9142
#7 Community Bridges Inc: Healthcare for the Homeless 6.7 220 South 12th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85034 Main Tel: 602-372-2100
#8 A Better Today: Recovery Services 6.7 10609 North Hayden Road Suite E-106 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Main Tel: 800-805-6119
#9 Mohave Mental Health Clinic Inc 6.6 3505 Western Avenue Kingman, AZ 86409 Main Tel: 928-757-8111
#10 Community Bridges Inc: East Valley Addiction Recovery Center 6.0 560 South Bellview Street Mesa, AZ 85204 Main Tel: 480-962-7711

Finding a Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Arizona

Start by determining your coverage

If you have private insurance or coverage purchased through the healthcare marketplace, contact your plan provider to determine exactly what services are covered. If you have Medicaid (or to determine whether you qualify), visit healthearizonaplus.gov to get started. Whatever type of coverage you have, insurance companies (public and private) are required to cover substance abuse treatment for qualified individuals.

Use our database to find a treatment center near you

The tool below lists all of the treatment centers in the state of Arizona recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Input your zip code and select the filter icon to find relevant rehabs near you.

Schedule an assessment

If you are pursuing treatment that will be covered by insurance, your first step will likely be scheduling an assessment by a qualified individual such as a therapist or counselor. Most facilities provide assessments, or your primary care provider may be able to refer you. Contact companies in our database above to find out if they will provide this service.


Type Of Care
Treatment Apporaches
Service Setting
Age Groups Accepted
Ancillary Services
Facility Operation
Facility Smoking Policy
Gender Accepted
Language Services
License Certification Accreditation
Payment Assistance Available
Payment Methods and Insurance Accepted
Special Programs Groups Offered

    What to Expect in Rehab

    There are many different methods for treating addiction, and the science of studying addiction is constantly improving and changing. However, the core pieces of treatment are generally the same.

    For more information on what to expect in treatment, read our guide on the subject

    II. Rehab for At-Risk Groups

    Substance Abuse Treatment for Veterans

    1 in 15 veterans had a substance use disorder in 2015

    1 in 15

    Veterans had substance use disorder in 2015

    Veterans face unique challenges that can put them at higher risk for substance abuse than the general population. Factors leading to increased risk include things like PTSD and homelessness.

    Veterans have access to additional resources for treatment, and VA benefits often cover the cost. To get help with substance abuse from the VA health care system follow these steps:

    • Enroll: If you aren’t enrolled already, you can check to see if you are eligible by using the Health Benefits Explorer, and then complete the application.
    • Discover: Find out whether your local VA center provides substance use disorder (SUD) treatment by calling or visiting the center. If you don’t know where the closest VA is, call the VA hotline to find out: 1-800-827-1000.
    • Find Treatment: If your local VA does provide SUD treatment, then discover what your options are and enroll in treatment. If your local VA doesn’t provide SUD treatment, then use the SUD program locator to find one that does.

    You can also use the appropriate filter in our database above to find veteran-specific treatment options.

    Military sexual assault of female veterans is linked with substance abuse

    The VA website reports that many of the female veterans who are seen for treatment by the VA have a history of military sexual assault. This type of trauma can lead to self-medication with drugs or alcohol. To find support systems and resources specifically designed for women veterans, visit the Arizona Department of Veteran Services.

    For more information, read our guide on Substance Abuse Rehab for Veterans

    Substance Abuse Treatment for Teens

    More than 1 out of 7 youths abused substances in 2013

    14.5%

    Binge Drinking

    11%

    Illicit Drug Usage

    In Arizona, 14.5% of youth participated in binge drinking in 2013. In the same period, 11% used illicit drugs, which is about 2% higher than the national average. To overcome the challenges that youth face in overcoming substance addiction, some treatment centers provide teen-specific treatment programs. Our database has a filter that allows you to find the closest rehabs that offer that treatment option.

    Additional Resources for Parents and Teachers

    The governor’s office has provided a resource for substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery for Arizona’s youth. Additionally, the following websites provide a better understanding of three of the biggest dangers to youth: prescription drug abuse, underage drinking, and marijuana use.

    Co-Occurring Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment

    Substance abuse and mental health issues tend to go hand-in-hand – the technical term is “co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.” The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that 18% of those with some form of mental health illness also have a substance use disorder, and 39% of those with a substance use disorder also have a mental health disorder.

    Mental Health Resources & Treatment

    If you or someone you love is suffering from mental health issues such as depression, PTSD, eating disorders, or severe anxiety there are many resources and ways to get help.

    Below are a few ways to get immediate help, as advised by MentalHealth.gov:

    • Emergency Services: If your life (or someone else’s life) is in danger, always start by dialing 911 to get immediate access to emergency services.
    • Suicide Prevention: The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is: 800-273-8255. You can also initiate a private live online chat.
    • Veterans Crisis Line: Dial 800-273-8255 to talk to someone immediately. You can also access help with a private online chat, or you can text 838255.

    For those who need mental health help but are not in immediate danger, the Mental Health America (MHA) of Arizona has a website focused on helping the general public with mental health concerns; it also provides a list of mental health screening tools.

    Those who have mental health issues and a substance abuse problem may benefit from dual-diagnosis rehabs. Use the appropriate filter in our tool above to find rehab centers with programs designed to meet the unique challenge posed by co-occurring disorders.

    III. Finding Aftercare in Arizona

    Aftercare is often overlooked, but it’s one of the most crucial steps in the rehabilitation process. The chances of relapsing after rehab dramatically rise for individuals who just try and go back to “normal life,” rather than pursuing further treatment in aftercare. There are several types of aftercare including follow-up visits for continued therapy, group therapy, and sober living homes.

    12-Step Addiction Meetings in Arizona

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) designed the 12-step process for those recovering from an alcohol addiction, and today there are many other 12-step programs for other addictions and issues – Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is one only one example.

    Contact the appropriate local organization to find an AA or NA meeting near you

    The tool below lists the contact information for local organizations that will connect you to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings near you. Since meeting times and locations change periodically, contact the local groups that coordinate the meetings to ensure that the information is up to date.

    Name City Program Telephone Spanish Hotline
    Agua Fria Intergroup Peoria AA (623) 937-7770;(623) 937-7836 N/A
    CAN Area NA CAN Area (Bullhead City, Kingman) NA (928) 768-6467 N/A
    Central Mountain Intergroup Cottonwood AA (928) 646-9428 N/A
    Cochise County Dist 02-200 Answering Svc Sierra Vista AA (866) 780-9758;(520) 459-0031 N/A
    East Valley Intergroup Inc. Mesa AA (480) 834-9033 N/A
    Flagstaff Intergroup Central Office Flagstaff AA (928) 779-3569 N/A
    Kingman Intergroup Kingman AA (800) 864-1606 N/A
    Lake Havasu City Intergroup Lake Havasu City AA (877) 652-9005 N/A
    Navapache Area NA Navapache Area (Show Low, Holbrook, Snowflake, St John's, Springerville) NA (928) 368-7286 N/A
    Oficina Intergrupal Tucson AA N/A (520) 622-5112
    Payson Area NA Payson Area NA N/A N/A
    Phoenix, West & East Valley Tri-Area NA Phoenix, West & East Valley Tri-Area NA (480) 897-4636 N/A
    Prescott Area Intergroup Association Prescott AA (928) 445-8691 N/A
    Rim Country Intergroup Payson AA (928) 474-3620 N/A
    River Cities Central Office Bullhead City AA (928) 763-4499;(800) 864-1606 N/A
    Salt River Intergroup,Inc. Phoenix AA (602) 264-1341;(602) 264-1374 N/A
    South Central Area NA South Central Area (Casa Grande) NA (520) 426-0121 N/A
    South Eastern Arizona Area NA South Eastern Arizona Area (Tucson) NA (520) 881-8381 N/A
    Tucson Area Intergroup Inc. Tucson AA (520) 624-4183 N/A
    Verde Valley Area NA Verde Valley Area (Flagstaff & Tuba City) NA (928) 255-4655 N/A
    Verde Valley Area NA Verde Valley Area (Camp Verde, Cottonwood, Jerome, & Sedona) NA (928) 634-2119 N/A
    West Valley Area NA West Valley Area (Phoenix Metro) NA (480) 897-4636 N/A
    Yavapai Area NA Yavapai Area (Prescott) NA (800) 698-5148 N/A
    Yuma Area NA Yuma Area NA 928.502-2201 N/A
    Yuma Intergroup Yuma AA (928) 782-2605 N/A

    Sober Living Homes

    Sober living homes (also referred to as recovery residences) are group homes that help recovering addicts transition from treatment facilities to living on their own, while maintaining sobriety. They are especially helpful for those who don’t have a supportive and positive environment to live in after rehab.

    Residents can stay for a couple months of for years, as long as they follow the rules and don’t relapse (most homes have a zero tolerance policy for using substances). Other rules usually include completing chores, attending mutual support groups regularly, and paying an equal share of the cost of renting the home.

    Some halfway houses are listed in our database, and you can find them by using the appropriate filter in our tool above. Otherwise, head to our guide on sober living homes to learn more about sober living homes, and to find a certified recovery residence near you.

    IV. Substance Abuse in Arizona

    Overview

    Marijuana is the most commonly used drug in Arizona

    10.5%

    of Arizona residents use marijuana

    11%

    of Americans use marijuana

    As seen in the following table, marijuana is consumed by over 700,000 Arizonans every year (based on 2015 data), which equals more than 10% of the population. For comparison, the national average is 11.09%. With the exception of heroin, every substance assessed in the table below was consumed at a lower rate by Arizonans compared to the national average.

    Annual Averages for Substance Abuse in Arizona
    Ages: 12-17 Ages: 18+ Total Texas % of Population National % of Population
    Alcohol (AUD)* 16,000 357,000 373,000 5.47% 5.10%
    Cocaine 5,000 123,000 128,000 1.88% 1.46%
    Heroin 1,000 30,000 31,000 0.45% 0.27%
    Marijuana 74,000 661,000 735,000 10.78% 11.09%


    * AUD stands for Alcohol Use Disorder. The numbers reflected in the table above are not the number of individuals who use alcohol, but rather those who have an AUD.

    Drug and alcohol induced deaths of youth occur at a relatively high rate in Arizona

    7.5%

    of the deaths of Arizona youth are due to drugs and alcohol

    5.5%

    of the deaths of US youth are due to drugs and alcohol

    The following table shows the number of fatalities involving drugs and alcohol in the 10-year span between 2006 and 2015. For all age groups, the percentage of deaths caused by drugs and alcohol is lower than the national average (12.06% in Arizona vs. 13.36% nationally). However, the rate of deaths in Arizona for ages 12-17 is 7.45% while the U.S. average is 5.3%.

    Deaths Caused by Drugs and Alcohol in Arizona Between 2006 and 2015
    Ages: 12-17 Ages: 18+ All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths 104 50,348 50,495
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths 30 15,470 15,504
    Total Deaths 1,799 537,448 547,094
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths 7.45% 12.25% 12.06%

    Arizonans went to rehab for meth addiction at more than twice the national rate in 2015

    20%

    of Arizona rehab admissions are for meth

    9%

    of US rehab admissions are for meth

    19% of addicts who went to state-funded rehab facilities in 2015 listed amphetamines (including methamphetamines) as their primary substance of abuse – that’s more than double the national average. However, residents of Arizona went to rehab less often for heroin than residents of other states, as the percentage of rehab admissions for heroin in Arizona is about 8 percentage points lower than the national average.

    Admission into State-Funded Treatment Programs in 2014
    Total Admissions in Arizona Percent of all Admissions in Arizona Percent of All Admissions in the US
    All Substances 22,277 100% 100%
    Alcohol (Including Alcohol Usage with Secondary Drug) 6,747 30.3% 33.9%
    Amphetamines (Including Methamphetamines) 4,412 19.8% 8.9%
    Marijuana 4,341 19.5% 14.1%
    Heroin 3,953 17.7% 25.4%
    Other Opiates (Including Prescription Painkillers) 1,206 5.4% 8.2%
    Other/Unknown 785 3.5% 3.0%
    Cocaine (Including Smoked and Other Usage) 614 2.8% 5.0%
    Tranquilizers 77 0.3% 0.9%
    Other Stimulants 59 0.3% 0.1%
    Hallucinogens 46 0.2% 0.1%
    Sedatives 22 0.1% 0.2%
    Inhalants 15 0.1% 0.0%

    Key Indicators of Substance Abuse Issues

    When trying to understand the substance abuse problem in a specific area, researchers and policymakers examine “key indicators.” Combined with usage stats, key indicators can provide a deep level of insight into which substances and demographics present the biggest problem and are at the highest risk. Key indicators with recent, credible statistics available are examined below.

    13% of Arizonans struggle with mental health issues

    Based on data from The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 18% of those with some form of mental health illness also have a substance use disorder, and 41% of those with a substance use disorder also have a mental health disorder. The combination of the two issues is called a “dual diagnosis.”

    13.5%

    of Arizonans have mental health problems

    13.5%

    of Americans have mental health problems

    As you can see in the table below, mental health problems afflict more than one out of every seven Arizonans (or 13.34%), which is on par with the national average of 13.55%.

    Arizona Annual Averages for Mental Health Issues in 2014 and 2015
    Ages: 12-17 Percentage of Population Ages: 18+ Percentage of Population
    Major Depressive Episode 72,000 1.04% 342,000 4.94%
    Serious Mental Illness No Data No Data 219,000 3.16%
    Any Mental Illness No Data No Data 925,000 13.34%
    Had Serious Thoughts of Suicide No Data No Data 219,000 3.16%

    Suicide is an act that’s often linked with substance abuse – those who have a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) are six times more likely to attempt suicide during their lifetime than those without a SUD. Compared to the other states, Arizona ranks 10th for the number of suicides per 100,000 people.

    Suicides in Arizona Between 2006 and 2015
    Suicides in Texas Suicides Rank Arizona Suicide Rate (Per 100k People) Suicide Rate Rank U.S. Suicide Rate (Per 100k People)
    Ages: 12-17 322 9th 6 15th 4.2
    Ages: 18+ 10,797 11th 22.4 9th 16
    Total 11,138 11th 17.3 10th 12.5

    The rate of DUI-related deaths in Arizona is nearly identical to the national average

    The most tangible impact substance abuse has on a community may be when individuals choose to get behind the wheel of a car after using drugs or alcohol.

    3.6

    deaths per 100,000 people involving intoxicated drivers in Arizona

    3.3

    deaths per 100,000 people involving intoxicated drivers in the US

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.7% of Arizona drivers reported driving after drinking too much, which is less than the national average of 1.9%. Nonetheless, as shown in the table below, Arizona had more drunk driving deaths than the national average in every category surveyed.

    Deaths Involving Drivers Under the Influence of Alcohol in 2012
    Ages: 0-20 Ages: 21-34 Ages: 35+ All Ages
    Arizona Rate of Deaths (per 100,000) 1.6 6.9 3.3 3.6
    United States Rate of Deaths (per 100,000) 1.3 6.7 3.1 3.3

    Physicians in Arizona prescribe opioid painkillers at a comparatively high rate

    Prescription drug abuse (particularly opioid painkillers and Benzodiazepines) is an increasing problem in the United States. While it is difficult to estimate how many people use these drugs as prescribed and how many abuse them, the CDC and IMS have researched the variation in painkiller prescriptions between states. The more prescriptions are written, the greater the potential for dependence and abuse.

    14.5

    long acting/extended release opioid prescriptions writen per 100 people in Arizona

    12

    long acting/extended release opioid prescriptions writen per 100 people in the US

    Arizona ranks above the national average in Long-Acting/Extended-Release Opioid Pain Reliever and High-Dose Opioid Pain Reliever prescriptions, with the 12th highest prescription rate in the country for both categories. However, Arizona ranks below the national average for Benzodiazepine prescriptions, with 34.3 out of 100 people being prescribed (vs. 39.2 nationally).

    Painkiller Prescriptions in Arizona per 100 People in 2012
    Arizona National Average State Rank
    Opioid Pain Relievers 82.4 87.3 26
    Long-Acting/Extended-Release Opioid Pain Relievers 14.5 12.0 12
    High-Dose Opioid Pain Relievers 5.5 4.5 12
    Benzodiazepines 34.3 39.2 33

    There’s a low rate of homelessness in Arizona compared to the U.S.

    A high rate of homelessness in an area indicates a higher potential for substance abuse problems. Homelessness has been shown to be linked to substance; sometimes substance abuse is the reason for homelessness, and other times homelessness contributes to it.

    In Arizona, the overall rate of homelessness is lower than the national average, and it has been decreasing every year since 2013. As of 2016, 9,707 homeless people lived in Arizona, down from 9,896 the year before.

    The U.S. HUD AHAR: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

    Substance Abuse Among At-Risk Groups

    “At-Risk Groups” are segments of the population who are especially vulnerable to developing a substance abuse problem, or those who have a higher likelihood of negative outcomes. One of the groups most “at risk” is youth, largely because of the detrimental effects substance abuse can have on a developing brain.

    Arizona youths have consistently used illicit drugs at a higher rate than teens in the rest of the nation

    11%

    of Arizona youth used illicit drugs in 2013

    9%

    of US youth used illicit drugs in 2013

    While 12 to 17 year-olds in Arizona binge drink at a rate lower than teens in the rest of nation, illegal drug usage in the state is noticeably higher (as seen in the table below). Illicit drug use remained relatively steady between 2009 and 2013, but binge drinking decreased during that same time period.

    Substance Abuse Among Youth
    Illicit Drug Use in Arizona Illicit Drug Use in the U.S. Binge Alcohol Use in Arizona Binge Alcohol Use in the U.S.
    2009 – 2010 10.9% 10.1% 16.4% 17.5%
    2010 – 2011 11.3% 10.1% 14.2% 16.3%
    2011 – 2012 11.4% 9.8% 14.0% 15.6%
    2012 – 2013 11.0% 9.2% 14.5% 14.7%

    SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Barometer: Arizona, 2014

    V. Regional Substance Abuse Statistics & Rehabs

    The following sections provide a deeper look at the substance abuse problem in Arizona by examining key indicators in the five largest cities. Additionally, the three highest-rated rehabs that offer some type of payment assistance near each city are listed.

    Phoenix

    The three highest rated rehabs in the Phoenix area that offer payment assistance are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs Near Phoenix
    Terros Health Community Bridges Inc: Central City Addiction Recovery Center Community Bridges Inc: Healthcare for the Homeless
    Rehabilitation Services Provided 9.24 7.7 6.93
    Treatment Approaches 7.15 8.58 8.58
    Cost 8.58 7.15 7.15
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics 5.39 0.77 0.77
    Ancillary Services 8.4 10 9.66
    Total Score 7.9 7.0 6.7

    Deaths from drugs and alcohol in Phoenix are slightly below the state average

    12%

    of Phoenix deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    12%

    of Arizona deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    For all ages, the percentage of deaths due to drugs and alcohol in Maricopa County is 12.02%, which is lower than the national average (13.36%) and equal to the state average of 12.06%.

    Drug and Alcohol Induced Deaths in Maricopa County Between 2006 and 2015
    Ages: 12-17 Ages: 18+ All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths 65 27,820 27,915
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths 11 7,508 7,522
    Total Deaths 994 288,990 294,700
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths 7.65% 12.22% 12.02%

    Phoenix contains over half of Arizona’s homeless population

    In 2016, Maricopa county accounted for 58.74% of the state’s homeless population. The county also possessed a high percentage of the veteran (43.44%) population. Nonetheless, homeless populations in the county since 2016 are significantly lower than they were in 2012.

    Homelessness in Maricopa County
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
    Sheltered Homeless 4,736 4,308 4,865 4,342 4,056
    Unsheltered Homeless 1,749 1,581 1,053 1,289 1,646
    Homeless Veterans 852 511 310 419 450
    Total Homeless 6,485 5,889 5,918 5,631 5,702

    Maricopa County accounts for over half of all recorded opioid overdoses in the state

    According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, between June 15 and October 19th, 2017, the state of Arizona had 3,599 opioid overdoses, with 13% of those being fatal. Maricopa County had over 58% of those recorded opioid overdoses, with 49 overdoses per 100k people.

    County Opioid Overdoses Overdoses Per 100k People
    Coconino 1-67 0.7 – 47
    Maricopa 2091 49
    Pima 754 74
    Pinal 68-173 14 – 41
    Yavapi 68-173 30 – 76

    Tucson

    The three highest rated rehabs near Tucson that offer payment assistance are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs Near Tucson
    Amity Foundation at Circle Tree Ranch CODAC Health Recovery and Wellness Inc. La Frontera Center at Casa de Vida
    Rehabilitation Services Provided 5.39 5.39 3.08
    Treatment Approaches 10 7.15 5.72
    Cost 8.58 4.29 8.58
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics 10 3.08 2.31
    Ancillary Services 7.56 7.98 7.14
    Total Score 8.1 5.5 5.1

    The rate of deaths due to drugs and alcohol in Tucson is lower than average

    10%

    of Tucson deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    12%

    of Arizona deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    When compared to the state average of 12.06%, the death rate of 10.07% in Pima County is relatively low. That rate was also lower than both Phoenix (12%) and Flagstaff (15%).

    Drug and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Pima County Between 2006 and 2015
    Ages: 12-17 Ages: 18+ All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths 15 7,021 7,042
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths N/A 2,358 2,359
    Total Deaths 233 91,970 93,320
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths 6.44% 10.20% 10.07%

    Tucson homeless populations have been on the decline since 2012

    Homeless populations in Pima County are significantly below that of Maricopa County, accounting for only 18.18% of the state’s homeless population. Moreover, the total homeless population, including veteran populations, have been decreasing since 2015.

    Homelessness in Pima County
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
    Sheltered Homeless 1,757 1,737 1,712 1,500 1,384
    Unsheltered Homeless 609 501 467 363 381
    Homeless Veterans 353 322 285 285 281
    Total Homeless 2,366 2,238 2,179 1,863 1,765

    Opioid overdoses in Tucson accounted for over 20% of those statewide

    While Phoenix had more recorded overdoses overall, the rate of overdoses per 100k people in Tucson (7.4) was significantly higher than Phoenix’s rate (4.9).

    Opioid Overdoses from June 15 – October 19, 2017
    County Opioid Overdoses Overdoses Per 100k People
    Coconino 1-67 0.7 – 47
    Maricopa 2091 49
    Pima 754 74
    Pinal 68-173 14 – 41
    Yavapi 68-173 30 – 76

    Flagstaff

    The table below shows the three highest rated treatment centers that offer payment assistance in or near Flagstaff, along with each institution’s performance on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs Near Flagstaff
    The Guidance Center Spectrum Healthcare Group at Camp Verde Spectrum Healthcare Group at Cottonwood
    Rehabilitation Services Provided 5.39 2.31 1.54
    Treatment Approaches 5.72 7.15 7.15
    Cost 10 5.72 4.29
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics 3.85 0.77 3.08
    Ancillary Services 8.4 4.2 5.04
    Total Score 6.5 4.2 4.1

    More than 1 in 7 deaths in Flagstaff are due to drugs and alcohol

    15%

    of Flagstaff deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    12%

    of Arizona deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    At 15.22%, the percentage of drug and alcohol-induced deaths in Coconino County far exceeded both the state average (12.06%) and the national average (13.36%). The percentage is also much higher than the rate in Phoenix and Tucson.

    Drug and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Coconino County Between 2006 and 2015
    Ages: 12-17 Ages: 18+ All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths N/A 718 719
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths N/A 534 538
    Total Deaths 49 8,050 8,261
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths 10.2% 15.55% 15.22%

    Flagstaff reported a low number of opioid overdoses per 100k people

    Although the rate was an estimated range, the number of max possible overdoses in Coconino County per 100k people (47) was lower than those of Maricopa (49) and Pima (74) Counties.

    Opioid Overdoses from June 15 to October 19, 2017
    County Opioid Overdoses Overdoses Per 100k People
    Coconino 1-67 0.7 – 47
    Maricopa 2091 49
    Pima 754 74
    Pinal 68-173 14 – 41
    Yavapi 68-173 30 – 76

    VI. Take Action

    If you’re struggling with an addiction, there’s help and treatment to be found in Arizona. To get started, take the necessary steps to determine what your insurance covers, or if you qualify for subsidized insurance. Then use our tool to find and contact a rehab center near you to schedule an assessment. Remember, many low-cost rehab centers can help if you don’t have insurance coverage or feel that rehab is out of the question due to financial constraints.