1997 for Arizona was a bad year due to the increase of substance abuse. Arizona drug rehabs were hit hard, not only in having to provide aid, but also due to the realization that if the rate of substance abuse continued it would be only a matter of time before funds were exhausted. In addition, as Arizona has such a diverse population which a nearness to the border, this is making things even more difficult for assistance to be properly given. Drug rehabilitation will need to begin on the preventive level if the ever-increasing numbers are to be slowed and then halted before being reversed.
Alcohol is the most well known substance which is abused on a daily basis. Many individuals who are substance abusers will not only abuse alcohol but also be involved in taking other substances, which makes the work Arizona drug rehab centers have to do even more difficult. In addition, funds which are slowly becoming strained and can be eventually seen to run out if the number abusers continue to rise. Arizona drug rehab facilities can offer many individuals assistance, but the tax payer money which helps to make these facilities work is only going to go so far.
Tobacco is one of the most advertised drugs out there yet continues to receive only half of the attention that it merits. Many individuals continue to smoke despite knowing the health problems it can cause them, their family members, and their friends/co-workers. With 26 percent of men and 22 percent of women using tobacco, the result is a startling image when factoring in that not only the smoker but also those around him or her are being affected and will need to possibly seek assistance as a result.
Illicit drugs, like inhalants, methamphetamine, or marijuana, are unfortunately easy to get a hold of in some areas. This has led some individuals to become substance abusers more easily. In addition, the rate of Native Americans who have been abusing substances has also steadily risen at a very sharp and alarming rate. If left unchecked, this number will continue to rise every year in even more alarming numbers. Furthermore, as long as these substances are easily obtainable it will continue to be used by teens and adults.
Whenever you ask individuals who have had no previous experience concerning substance abuse what they think of abusers, the average individual will describe the abuser as someone who is weak and does not have the desire to live and do much with his or her life. This kind of attitude is making it difficult for some teenagers and adults to receive assistance as many individuals will tell them to “get their lives together” and not take the situation very seriously until something serious occurs. Due to this, and the availability of drugs considering how easy they are to obtain when one considers how close they are to the Mexican border, it is making it increasingly difficult for individuals to stop abusing substances.