Arizona in the past few years, specifically from 2006-2007, showed data that per 100,000, that there were 18.2 drug induced deaths in 2006 and in 2007, there were 18.3. Also, the data showed that in 2006 per 100,000, that there was 14.8 alcohol-induced deaths and in 2007 it raised to 16.2. According to the Arizona Statewide Substance Abuse Epideminology Profile from 2009, that out of 10 leading causes of death in Arizona, that seven were partially caused from alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.
In 2009, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), found data that 384 were discharged from detoxification treatment centers and out of that amount 151 completed the program, 2 transferred, 228 dropped out and 3 for other unknown miscellaneous reasons. The Arizona Statewide Substance Abuse Epidemiology Profile from 2009 showed that in 2008 that Hispanic youths had the highest percentage of lifetime use at 64.2%, past 30-day use at 36.8%, and binge drinking at 23.3%, than all other ethnic youths.
The Arizona Statewide Substance Abuse Epidemiology Profile in 2009, showed that the average age of students' first use of alcohol was at 12.9 yrs of age and that regular use began at around 14.3 yrs of age. Also, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), received information from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) from 2008-2009 , had illicit monthly drug use starting with 498 for ages 12 and up, 54 from ages 12-17, 18 and up had 444, 18-25 yrs had 142 and ages 26 and up had 362. These numbers were estimated in numbers in the thousands on the annual averages from 2008-2009.
Arizona has 140 drug and alcohol detox centers if you are seeking for one. Keep in mind that it is vital to really investigate drug and alcohol detox programs before you obligate yourself to a specific detoxification program. The state of Arizona also requires in their state that there be alcohol education and that there be mandatory assessments and treatments.
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