Heroin Detox in Arizona and Rehabs

Last updated: 04 August 2022

Addicted.org provides a comprehensive directory of heroin rehab centers in Arizona. Heroin rehab usually starts with a medical detox followed by some form of inpatient treatment. To help you get started, we have compiled a comprehensive listing of heroin detox in Arizona that can help you overcome heroin addiction.


List of Heroin Detox Centers in Arizona and Rehabs

Below is a list of the different heroin rehab centers in Arizona. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.

Commitment to Quality

Addicted.org's team of addiction professionals has over 100 years of combined experience in the field of substance use and addiction recovery. They use this experience when assessing each service listed in our directory. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding any of the listings in our directory, you can contact the team directly at Communications@addicted.org. We will utilize your feedback to make any necessary updates to our list of services.

Call 1-800-304-2219 to talk to a rehab specialist

Heroin abuse causes dangerous withdrawal symptoms and psychological damage. According to the National Institutes of Health, behavioral therapy such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or contingency management are effective. In addition, pharmacological treatment helps to manage withdrawal symptoms. Addicted.org agrees that long-term residential treatment is the best option with lengthy aftercare support.

Our directory listing provides a comprehensive list of heroin detox in AZ and aftercare options. Contact one of our addictions counselors to find out more, or consult our directory. The lists include contact information for these programs.

Heroin Education

TIPS: If you feel you're going to use

  • Call your sponsor or a friend who doesn't use it and understands your situation.
  • Extrovert your attention. Walking and spending time outside can be very therapeutic. 
  • Find a hobby or activity to take your mind off of using. (i.e., art, music, cooking, gardening)
  • Find a purpose in your life and pursue it. (i.e., school, career, volunteering)
  • Recognize the people in your environment who affect you emotionally. They could be one of the reasons for your emotional problems.
  • Make sure to eat healthy foods. A deficiency in vitamins and minerals can create a drop in mental and physical energy.

TIPS: If you want to help someone

  • Don't enable the addict. This includes not giving him any money, not paying their rent, etc.
  • Encourage the person to seek help. This can be done by finding a treatment or a form of support.
  • Be aware of signs of overdose. If you see one of your friends blacking out, or showing other severe side effects, get help immediately.
  • Support the person while they look for a heroin rehab in AZ since the process can be overwhelming.
  • Don't wait for rock bottom; it may be too late.

Different Types of Heroin Addiction Treatments in Arizona

Here are some of the options when looking for heroin rehabs in Arizona.

  • Heroin rehab centers can either offer residential or outpatient treatments. If someone can afford to go, residential treatments can often be more beneficial since it provides a stable environment with 24/7 support during recovery.
  • Alternative heroin treatments can be useful for people who don't wish to follow a treatment consisting of the 12 steps originally from Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • Holistic heroin rehab programs provide a non-medical approach to dealing with addiction by offering different services such as meditation, nutrition, acupuncture, etc.
  • Some heroin rehab centers will have specific services to help pregnant women with their recovery.
  • There are teenager heroin rehabilitation centers that will provide treatment and services specifically made for teenagers.
  • If the recovering addict also has HIV/AIDS, some heroin rehabilitation centers will offer medical care for HIV or AIDS while the person undergoes treatment.

It can become overwhelming when faced with all those options. In that case, one of our referral specialists can help find the right Arizona heroin rehabilitation program.

Heroin Laws in Arizona

The following Arizona heroin laws are for informational purposes only. One should contact a legal professional if they are facing heroin charges. Completing an Arizona heroin rehab program could help reduce the penalties associated with some charges. Legal problems are not the only problems associated with heroin abuse, so completing a heroin treatment could also prevent further problems.

Heroin possession in Arizona is a Class 4 felony punishable by a sentence of 2 to 6 years and a fine of at least $1,000 or 3 times the value of the drug seized (whichever is greater).

Selling heroin in Arizona is a Class 3 felony punishable by a sentence of 2 and a half to 7 years and a fine of at least $1,000 or 3 times the value of the drug seized (whichever is greater).

Heroin trafficking in Arizona is a Class 2 felony punishable by 5 to 12 years in prison.

Some circumstances could worsen the penalties. For example, if someone sells heroin to a minor, it becomes a Class 2 felony (sentence outlined above) and a minimum fine of $2,000. And if someone is selling in a drug-free school zone, one year will be added to their sentence.

Arizona Heroin Abuse and Addiction Statistics

  • From 2018-to 2019, 22,000 people in Arizona used heroin in the past year. 82% of them were 26 years old or older and only around 3,000 of them were aged 18 to 25 years old.
  • In 2017, 3,732 people attended a publicly funded drug rehab treatment in Arizona with heroin as their primary drug of choice. This represents around 17% of the number of people using heroin mentioned above.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Difference Between Government Drug Rehab programs and Private Treatment Centers?
Are There Any Other Options Besides a Medically-Based Drug & Alcohol Rehab Program?
What is the Difference Between 12-Step and Non-12-Step Programs?

What's Next?

After completing a heroin detox and/or rehab in Arizona, it is vital to arrange aftercare support. No one form of recovery support is the same for each person. Sober coaches, group meetings, outpatient programs, or sober living homes in Arizona all offer excellent recovery opportunities to consider. The goal is to maintain life-long sobriety.

Get help for veterans


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on August 4, 2022

More Information

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.

Michael Leach, CCMA

Michael Leach, CCMA

Medically Reviewed

on August 4, 2022

More Information

Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the majority of his time was spent working one on one with patients who were actively withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal and the fear of going through it is one biggest reason why an addict continues to use and can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation process. His experience in the withdrawal atmosphere has taught him that regardless of what approach a person takes to get off drugs, there are always mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome. He believes having someone there to help a person through these obstacles can make all the difference during the withdrawal process.