Drug Rehabilitation Centers in Maricopa County, Arizona

Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
Modified On Thursday, 14, October 2021

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Maricopa County, Arizona, offers many different types of drug rehabilitation centers. Drug problems involving methamphetamine, heroin, and pain medication continue to plague the state. Finding the proper drug rehabilitation in Maricopa County involves contacting the professionals with Addicted.org. No one form of drug rehabilitation is right for every person. Treatment settings and interventions should meet the needs of the person attending drug rehab. Whether methamphetamine addiction or heroin addiction, there are substance use treatment resources available.

Maricopa County is located in central Arizona and is the largest county in the state. It is the fourth largest county in the United States, with more than half the population of Arizona and more residents than 23 states in America. But being that big can come with drawbacks, as densely populated areas can become overrun with drug use. And this has definitely been the case with Maricopa County, who has seen a worsening of its substance abuse problems as America’s drug epidemic has raged on. From 2015 to 2017, there were 2,473 drug overdose deaths in Maricopa County, an astronomical figure reported by County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. This figure clearly shows how many lives could have been saved with drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in the area. Clearly, there is a need that is not being met. But there are treatment services available in Maricopa County that could be utilized to save the lives of those who are still alive and struggling with substance abuse, a number far larger than those who have died. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of making these services known and helping people find them.

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One of the main causes of death since the drug epidemic began has been opioids. These drugs are extremely addictive and can kill easily from an overdose. A big reason for this is because Fentanyl is becoming increasingly available, a drug which is many times stronger than heroin. This drug kills with a little as a few grains and is manufactured synthetically in clandestine laboratories, often overseas. The drug is then smuggled into the United States where it is combined with heroin to make the product much stronger. Fillers are then added to this mixture to more than double the volume sometimes, giving the drug a dealer much more room for profit at the expense of lives. Unless mixed perfectly, the Fentanyl will be inconsistently dispersed and found in deadly concentrations within parts of the batch. This is a common cause of overdose, the unsuspecting person consuming a “hot” bag of heroin. Drug overdose can also be caused by many other substances, and another leading cause has been methamphetamines. Meth is an entirely different drug than it was 20 years ago, far more potent and even cheaper than ever. That’s because as America clamped down on the sales of chemicals used to manufacture the substance in the 90s and early 2000s, Mexican drug cartels recognized the opportunity in the market and began manufacturing meth on a massive scale. Regulations are looser in Mexico, and these chemicals can be purchased in bulk. Cartels have the resources to use top of the line equipment and make a product far more deadly than was once produced in rural America in small batches. Now, we’re seeing meth overdoses regularly many leading to death from cardiac arrest.

No matter the drug that’s being abused, treatment is available in Maricopa county that can help. But they can’t do anything if the people in need don’t reach out. You can always speak with an addiction professional confidentially, so don’t hesitate to call and take the first step.

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

List of Drug Rehab Centers in Maricopa County, Arizona

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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.