Drug Rehab Centers in Chandler, Arizona

Created On Saturday, 31, August 2013
Modified On Friday, 17, September 2021


Chandler is a city that is located in the central portion of the state of Arizona. For a city, being densely populated can lead to serious issues with things like crime and drug addiction, and this is actually a problem across Arizona. In 2019 there were 20.8 drug deaths for every 100,000 people in the state according to America’s Health Rankings, a rate that was significantly higher than the national average. Cities like Chandler likely had a much higher rate due to their size and substance abuse issues. This is what makes drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in Chandler so important. Every drug death is a life that could have been saved if the person had gotten the right kind of help at the right time. Anyone struggling with substance abuse can find help in Chandler. Don’t wait for another day to get help, or it could mean the difference between life and death.

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One of the leading causes of drug death is opioids. As the opioid epidemic has swept the nation, more and more drug overdose deaths have occurred in places like Chandler. Opioids kill by slowing a person’s bodily functions like breathing. They are a central nervous system depressant that particularly affects involuntary functions of the body. The person overdosing will first become unconscious, followed by a slowing of respirations and labored breathing. As respirations become fewer and further in between, the person may begin to turn blue and make struggling sounds when attempting to breathe in. Addiction to opioids develops rapidly, with the person first experiencing what is known as tolerance. Tolerance is where it takes more and more of the drug to produce the same effects. This happens because the body adjusts to having the chemical in the system constantly and produces more of certain chemicals that neutralize the effects of the drug. This is why it is so important for addicts to seek help from the various substance abuse treatment programs in Chandler.

Here is a list of the different services in Chandler, Arizona. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.



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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.