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Drug Rehabs in Mesa, AZ

As a suburb of Phoenix, Mesa suffers heavily from the Arizona opioid crisis as well as consequences of drug trafficking. Still, a wide range of non-profit and private rehab centers service the gleaming, desert city.

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Drug Rehabs In Mesa, AZ

Located less than twenty miles from Phoenix, one of the Southwest’s major drug hubs, Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona. Its proximity to Phoenix, the US-Mexico border, and the interstate highway system have resulted in a seemingly endless flow of illicit substances into the suburban city. Opioid abuse in particular has affected Mesa with hundreds of opioid overdoses reported in the area annually. Mesa’s young adult and elderly populations have suffered especially.

Opioid Crisis In The Suburbs

[Opioid overdose] is out in the suburbs. It’s out in areas where you probably wouldn’t imagine. It doesn’t discriminate.

- Joel Navarro, Tempe City Councilman and Firefighter

Starting in 2003, increasing numbers of adolescents (a majority of which are male), aged 14 to 25, started dying from opioid overdose—most often a cocktail of prescription painkillers, Adderall, and methadone. More recently, the state’s elderly population has displayed higher rates of opioid use disorder. In 2015, 17% of those over the age of 55 who were admitted to hospitals were reported to be abusing opioids. According to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, the “adult prescription drug misuse in Arizona is alarmingly high.”

By mid-2018, the Arizona Department of Health reported more than 3,200 suspected opioid overdose cases statewide; 400 of them resulted in death.

Authorities have also witnessed the far-reaching effects of prescription opioid abuse lead to a concurrent rise in heroin abuse. As prescription opioid painkillers become harder to obtain due to Arizona’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, many opioid-dependent individuals turn to heroin due to its cheaper price and greater availability.

Alongside heroin, Mesa has also seen an increase in carfentanil use (a drug 10,000 times more potent than morphine). Carfentanil poses a major threat not only to those abusing it, but also to first responders, who may contract fatal doses through touching or inhaling as little as 7 grains of the drug.

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Drug Houses And Methamphetamine In Mesa

While the vast majority of overdose deaths in Mesa are linked to opioids, the DEA has stated that methamphetamines represent the biggest menace to Arizona cities. In suburban landscapes like Mesa, this danger manifests itself in a network of drug houses and labs. In one year, the Mesa Police Department located and dismantled approximately 3 laboratories per month.

Situated in single- and multi-family residences, vehicles, and storage sheds, these trafficking locations bring toxic chemicals, explosions, fires, and increases in violent criminal activity to the neighborhoods they invade. These clandestine labs have become such a problem for the city of Mesa that law enforcement has created a hotline number and phone app for reporting this kind of drug activity.

Treatment In Mesa

Mesa’s Maricopa County is home to a variety of treatment facilities, with a range of amenities and rehabilitation therapies. For residents wishing to stay close to home, finding a center to begin healing and maintain a close proximity to family and other responsibilities won’t be an issue. Those seeking recovery have inpatient and outpatient treatment options, as well as faith-based, clinical, and 12-step treatment programs.

However, some individuals have greater success in recovery when they travel outside of their city or state for therapy. Going through the treatment process away from everyday stressors and triggers, being able to focus fully on healing, and making connections with rehabilitation staff and peers can improve the recovery experience.

Making a decision regarding treatment centers can seem like a difficult process. If you or a loved one are battling addiction, treatment providers can help you to explore your treatment options. For more information, contact a treatment provider today.

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Government Programs

Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

Name Location Phone
Arizona Area Committee of Alcoholics Anonymous PO Box 21612
Mesa, AZ 85277
Arizona Regional Subcommittee of NA PO Box 1351
Phoenix, AZ 85001

College Programs

Counseling Services

Arizona State University-Polytechnic

7332 E. Sun Devil Mall
Mesa, AZ 85212

The Health and Counseling Student Action Committee (HCSAC)

Arizona State University-Tempe

1151 S. Forest Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85287

ASU Counseling Services

Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix

522 N. Central Avenue
Suite 208, Phoenix, AZ 85004

ASU Counseling Services

Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix

522 N. Central Avenue
Suite 208, Phoenix, AZ 85004

ACU Counseling Services

Arizona Christian University

2625 E. Cactus Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032

LOCAL COUNSELING, TREATMENT, AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMS

Arizona Automotive Institute

6829 N46th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85301

AA and NA Meetings in Mesa

Name Address Fellowship Hours
East Valley Intergroup East Valley Intergroup, Inc. 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Suite 105 Mesa, Arizona 85204 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
How Bad Do You Want It Group 2310 N 56th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
5:30 Happy Hour Group 3641 N 56th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Monday Madness Group 5116 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Saturday Night Variety Group 5045 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
On Awakening Group 6947 E McDonald Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
First Light Group 5524 E Lafayette Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85018 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Men's Monday Night Group 6715 N Mockingbird Ln, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Creighton Tuesday Men's Group 4141 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

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