How Serious is the Need for Rehab in Arizona?
There are a lot of people who live in Arizona who struggle with drug and alcohol addictions. Many of these individuals feel as though they have no hope. They cannot see any way to stop using, and so, they resign themselves to being active in their addictions for the rest of their lives.
We want people to know that there is hope and recovery is possible. But first, we want to take a closer look at what the statistics have to say about the need for rehabilitation programs in Arizona.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics in Arizona
The 2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance reported that:
- Arizona’s overdose death rate numbers increased between 2005 and 2017, but at a much slower rate than the rest of the country.
- During that 12-year period of time, the overdose rate in Arizona went up by 57%.
- In 2005, out of every 100,000 people, there were 14.1 overdose deaths.
- That number increased to 22.2 by 2017.
Marijuana is also a continuing problem in Arizona. Consider the following statistics from the Phoenix New Times:
- In 2019, there were more than 82.8 tons of marijuana sold to medical marijuana patients in Arizona.
- That demonstrates an increase of more than 25% since 2018.
- Sales increased more than 43% between 2017 and 2019.
- The result was a record $705 million in profit.
- The number of licensed medical marijuana dispensaries increased more than 30% during that time.
- There was an 80.84% increase in processed cannabis, which includes concentrates, pills and vapes.
Opioid Addiction and Overdose Statistics in Arizona
The Arizona Department of Health Services tells us that:
- Since June 2017, officials believe that opioids have been to blame for more than 3,400 deaths in Arizona.
- In 2018, the state saw more than 1,100 deaths related to opioid drugs.
- 352 of these deaths were related to heroin use, whereas 362 of them were related to the misuse of prescription painkillers.
- In Arizona, doctors write 50.7 opioid prescriptions for every 100 people.
- There have been more than 5,500 opioid deaths in Arizona between 2017 and 2020.
Arizona Youth Substance Abuse Statistics
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:
- 16% of high school students nationwide claim that they consumed alcohol before the age of 13.
- In Arizona, that percentage is 18%.
- 33% of high school students say that they consumed alcohol at least once in the last 30 days.
- 18% of them report having participated in binge drinking in the last 30 days.
- 39% of high school students indicated that someone gave them the alcohol they consumed.
- 6% of students have driven a car or another vehicle after drinking.
A Holistic Approach to Drug Treatment at SpringBoard Recovery
When a person becomes addicted to any type of drug, it can be a difficult road to recovery. Drug treatment is designed to help addicts stop compulsively seeking drugs and using them. Drug treatment may occur in a number of different settings, come in different forms, and last for different amounts of time.
At Springboard Recovery, we understand that individuals all have different reasons for seeking and using drugs. This is why we make it a point to treat each of our patients as individuals and create treatment plans that will help them on their road to recovery.
Since drug addiction is often a chronic disorder that is characterized by relapses, many people need a long term treatment plan as a one time treatment will often not be sufficient.
What Does Drug Treatment Look Like?
Drug addiction treatment looks different for each individual. At Springboard Recovery we believe in a holistic approach to treating drug addictions. Some of the components of our comprehensive drug treatment program include:
- Assessment: We will first look over your history of drug abuse
- Treatment planning: this step involves coming up with a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and desires. Each plan is individualized to get the best results for each of the patients that walk through our doors.
- Support Groups: group therapy is often a part of an individual’s recovery plan. Discussing your addiction within a safe group setting can be extremely beneficial to your recovery.
- Behavioral therapy: this type of therapy looks behind some of the reasons that you have become addicted.
During the initial process we will discuss the possible need for detoxification. The detox process involves a medical team who will help you through the process of getting the drugs out of your system. Springboard Recovery works directly with several detox facilities and will help you determine which one will work best for your particular needs.
It’s important that you attend a drug treatment center for your detox. Medical supervision is provided and if necessary, our medical staff can intervene to make the detoxification process easier. At times, detoxing from drugs can be hard on the body, particularly the organs. Our bodies have strange ways of fighting against the detoxification process as they’ve become accustom to habitual drug use.
Once detox has occurred it is time to begin the necessary therapy to help you fully understand your addiction. Understanding why you have become addicted to any type of drug is one of the first steps in the recovery process.
Types of Drug Addictions
There are many different types of drugs that a person may become addicted to. This includes prescription medications. Treatment for prescription medication is often similar to treatment for illicit drugs that may affect the same brain systems.
For example, prescription medications that are stimulants affect the same brain systems as an illicit stimulant such as cocaine. Often, this addiction can be treated using behavioral therapies. Behavioral therapies may help motivate a person to participate in a drug treatment program. This type of treatment will help develop strategies for dealing with drug cravings, offer ways to avoid drugs, and advice on preventing a relapse. Behavioral therapy can help people improve relationships, communication, and overall family dynamics.
At Springboard Recovery we offer both group and individual therapy. Group therapy helps enforce behavioral contingencies and provide a social reinforcement for a drug free lifestyle.
At Springboard Recovery we understand that many people who are addicted to drugs may suffer from other health issues. This may include mental health issues such as anxiety and depression or diseases such as HIV. This is why we use a combination of holistic therapies and services in order to meet each of our patient’s individual needs.
Our approach to drug addiction is one that takes the entire body in mind. This includes a spiritual element. We use the 12 step program within our facility because this program has been proven to work time and time again.
It is important to note that there is a spiritual side to healing. However, this does not mean that a person must be religious in order to be treated for drug addiction. While there are some that look to a higher power, others look for a higher power within themselves to help them through the healing process.
Understanding all of the reasons that a person has become addicted to drugs is an important aspect of the healing and recovering process. There is often many underlying reasons for a drug addiction. At Springboard Recovery we will work with you directly to help you fully understand your addiction so that your recovery will be successful.
Benefits of Entering an In-Patient Drug Rehab Facility
When an addict admits that he or she needs help and wants to begin living a sober life, it is important to consider entering an in-patient drug rehab center. At SpringBoard Recovery, we offer our patients many benefits. To begin, we provide supervision during the detox and withdrawal processes. Depending on the type of drug dependence, withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable or dangerous. Individuals often suffer physical pain and depression. After all illegal substances are out of the body, the real struggle to become sober begins. Addicts usually have emotional issues and use drugs as an escape. When drugs are unavailable, these individuals are forced to face their stressors, which may bring feelings of loneliness, anger, or fear. Since in-patient treatment provides a safe environment, the process becomes easier to manage.
A crucial part of addiction treatment is the emotional support that is given from the staff and other patients. At our facility, we provide one-on-one counseling sessions along with group meetings. Sharing problems with others takes a certain amount of fear and shame out of recovery.
At SpringBoard, we understand that recovery is an on-going process, so we try and prepare patients for life back at home. We try to teach individuals how to avoid the triggers that lead to their drug abuse. We help to put their minds on a better path. When the brain is thriving, overall well-being improves.
No one should be ashamed to ask for help with his or her drug problems. It is an issue that does not discriminate race, sex, or economic background. Thanks to the physical, psychological, and emotional benefits, enrolling in an in-patient program is an effective step toward kicking the habit for good.
Ready for Drug Addiction Treatment?
If you or someone that you love is addicted to any type of drug, including prescription medication it may be necessary to seek help in order to overcome this addiction. The first step will be admitting that you have a problem.
Once you have realized that you are addicted, it is time to seek help. Our staff at Springboard Recovery will be happy to discuss your addiction with you and help you form a plan that is right for your needs.
Drug addiction is difficult and we understand this, which is why we make it a point to approach each of our patient’s individually to ensure that they get the help that they need. We will help you with every step in your recovery. This includes providing you with resources and help once you have completed your treatment program at our facility.
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