Drug Abuse Cave Creek AZ

Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations.

Thunderbird Treatment Center
(602) 938-2301
13820 North 51st Avenue
Glendale, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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Banner Thunderbird Behavioral Health
(602) 865-5555
5555 West Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ
Hotline
(602) 254-4357
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Southeastern AZ
(520) 458-3932
185 South Moorman Avenue
Sierra Vista, AZ
Hotline
(800) 586-9161
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Lois Faust Fazio
(928) 344-9894
661 East 32nd Street
Yuma, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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House for Acceptance
(480) 844-1306
143 South Center Street
Mesa, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Language Services
Spanish

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Mountain Valley and Associates Inc
(602) 870-0972
2432 West Peoria Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Criminal justice clients

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Community Medical Services Inc
(602) 248-8886
2255 West Northern Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Community Bridges Inc
(602) 273-9999
2770 East Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ
Services Provided
Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Scottsdale Treatment Institute PLC
(480) 429-9044x119
6991 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ
Hotline
(866) 514-1252
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Reflections Family Services Inc
(520) 795-0981
2530 East Broadway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Drug Abuse

Many people use drug abuse interchangeably with drug dependency and drug addiction. There are minor distinctions between these terms, but generally one leads to another.


Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations. Once drug use reaches this stage, it can quickly become abuse. It’s no longer “just for fun” but to handle life.
Some people abuse drugs for a short period of time but can recognize their behavior isn’t healthy, and stop. Others don’t have the desire or the ability to stop. Their drug abuse spirals into drug dependency and from there, it’s an invisible line into drug addiction.

When Drug Abuse Starts

Most drug abuse starts in the teenage years when curiosity, peer pressure and the awkwardness of adolescence is high. Statistics show that the younger someone is when they start using, the more likely he or she will struggle with drug abuse or addiction later in life. The most notable signs that someone is slipping into drug use is a change in personality and usual behavior patterns. A teenager who is normally very active and social may suddenly become more reclusive and spend more time alone. They start to lose interest in activities a...

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