Drug, Alcohol and Treatment Resources in Scottsdale

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Within the city of Scottsdale, there are several substance abuse areas within the area. A quick search online pulls back over 50 treatment centers, all offering support and services. 

The treatment centers offer varying services, from becoming an inpatient for more severe cases of substance abuse, to outpatient services such as counseling. The variation allows for those in Scottsdale, AZ to receive the right type of support they need. 

Varying different programs are available at these treatment centers, a lot of them offering the commonly known ‘12-step program’. This is a commonly accepted treatment program with positive results for the majority, making it popular for those who need assistance in their recovery.

Scottsdale Drug Abuse Statistics – You’re not alone in this struggle

The number of people abusing substances per 100,000 people in Arizona rose to 8.95 between 2007 and 2008, and the increased number is pointed towards the nightlife in Scottsdale, where people are likely to abuse alcohol which may lead to substance abuse. 

In the week between the 28th of April, 2019 and the 4th of May, 2019, there were over 50 arrests relating to drug possession/use. This shows that a lot of individuals are using or possessing drugs within the area. In that same timeframe, 24 arrests were made for DUI’s. Lots of these arrests were interlinked, such as if they received a DUI they were also found to be involved with drugs. 

The number of mental health discharges that happened within Scottsdale from 2009 to 2011 is as follows:

  • 2009 – 479 (219.0 per 100,000 population)
  • 2010 – 472 (217.1 per 100,000 population)
  • 2011 – 630 (285.0 per 100,000 population)

We can see an increasing trend from 2010 to 2011 which points towards one of two things, either the number of people with mental illnesses has increased, or the number of people willing to seek help has increased. As the population increases the first of the two seems the most likely. 

In Scottsdale there are many different treatment centers that offer support for Dual Diagnosis, recognizing that this is a problem and that there are links between both substance abuse and mental health support. In a quick search, using the same one as the opening paragraph, 32 of these treatment centers offer programs for Dual Diagnosis.

Scottsdale Recovery Meetings Near Me

Scottsdale offers many different recovery meetings for people. Some examples of alcohol-related meetings, such as AA meetings, are below:

  • Tuesday 7:00 am – 10427 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
  • Saturday 7:00 pm – 7405 E McDonald Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

For narcotic related meetings, such as NA, some examples are below:

  • Sunday 12:00 pm– 10427 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85253-1440
  • Friday 7:00 pm – 10427 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85253-1440

SMART meetings require a login to view upcoming meetings and be able to register as an attendee, but for a previous meeting see below as an example:

  • Thursday 6:30 pm – 10446 N 74th Street, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258 

There are lots of different support methods available for those suffering from substance abuse, but a large number of meetings going on certainly shows that the City of Scottsdale wants to help and offer support. There is a service for people, to remove the temptation of drug abuse of prescription drugs, to hand in any that they no longer require so they are not at any risk of abusing them. 

Within Scottsdale, there are various methods of supporting the cause for fighting substance abuse, with one organization trying to reach out and spread the word to get people involved. They accept donations, ask for you to share their cause, asking for volunteers and hosting events to open the eyes to the problem of substance abuse. 

Inpatient Vs. Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Scottsdale

There are two commonly known terms for the type of patient before getting into detail, these are ‘inpatient’ and ‘outpatient’. An inpatient is someone who temporarily resides at the facility, where they will be amongst others with a similar situation and will be surrounded by staff available to help and support. This is a more intense recovery process in comparison to an outpatient, where the person will have regular meetings/sessions but will continue with their day-to-day life.

  • Inpatient Treatment Center –This treatment center strongly focuses on the recovery of their patients, by offering lots of available services for their patients who stay at the facility, such as one-to-one sessions, group therapy and being surrounded by others in a similar situation. 
  • Outpatient Treatment Center – This treatment center allows the patients to receive support via counseling, where they are able to get professional advice and understand their situation to help their recovery. 

Getting Help in Scottsdale, AZ: How to Choose the Right Facility

The right facility is the first step in recovery. Depending on the situation, different programs and/or services are going to make a difference in recovery. Perhaps turning to alcohol during a hard time has become too common a thing, then being an outpatient may not be a bad approach as it does not disrupt the patient’s day-to-day life, however if the case is much more serious, perhaps the patient is reliant on the substance, then a good option is to become an inpatient. Once this decision is made, deciding which service feels the best is the next step to ensure a successful recovery, and researching the different programs available at the different facilities will help the patient and/or family and friends to make a researched and confident decision.

 Mental Health Services in Scottsdale, AZ

Within the city of Scottsdale, there are lots of different treatment centers for those suffering from mental health problems. At the time of writing, there are at least 20 different centers that offer services ranging from physiotherapy to mental health clinics, with various programs such as counseling. 

With the many different available means of support for those suffering from mental health problems, the total number of professionals who offer such services isn’t easily identifiable. With the different number of services available it does mean that these professionals are more tailored to specific support types, such as counselors or psychiatrists. 

There has always been a widespread understanding that there has been a connection between mental health and substance abuse, and Scottsdale is no different. Looking at one treatment center there is a team dedicated to supporting those with mental health problems and substance abuse simultaneously, knowing that they can be easily interlinked, working on a dual diagnosis to help the patient recover with the best results. 

You CAN Change Your Life, and We Can Help!

If you or someone you know is suffering from substance abuse, please reach out to one of our addiction treatment specialists at (928) 756-0694. Or you can connect through our online form here. Help is only one step away! Don’t live with addiction any longer. 

Article Reviewed by Gregory Struve

Greg received a Master’s in Counseling from the Adler Graduate School in 2006. He trained at one of the top trauma and anxiety treatment centers in the world until 2008 when he became a faculty member at Grand Canyon University. From 2011 to 2016 he directed a program that leads the field in terms of innovative treatment of anxiety and trauma. During that time he even made several appearances on A&E’s intervention.