Heroin Drug Rehab Phoenix
- Parent Category: Metro
- Category: Phoenix Drug Rehab
- Written by Stop Admin
As the popularity and abuse of heroin increases in Phoenix, effective drug education and heroin drug rehab programs are a key component to this rising problem.
Heroin-related deaths increased from 1997 through 2000, then decreased in 2001. A relatively small portion of adult male arrestees in Tucson and Phoenix tested positive for opiate abuse in 2001. Among adolescents in Arizona teen heroin abuse is relatively low compared with other illicit drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana. Heroin is available to varying extents throughout Arizona. It will take effective drug education and drug rehab to aid in the prevention of heroin addiction in Phoenix.
Mexican black tar heroin is the most prevalent type available in the state. Mexican brown powdered heroin is readily available in Phoenix and Tucson and is becoming increasingly available in other areas of the state. The amount of heroin seized in Arizona is relatively small in comparison with methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana. Heroin prices vary throughout the state depending on the area and level of distribution; prices in Phoenix, Tucson, and Yuma are lower than in rural areas, suggesting higher availability in those cities. Mexican DTOs and criminal groups dominate the smuggling of Mexican black tar and brown powdered heroin into Arizona. The need for heroin drug rehab programs made readily available to the affected residents in the area would save lives every day and put control on any increase.