The proximity of Mesa to the border between the United States and Mexico may be responsible for the epidemic of drug use in the city. Mesa, which is a suburb of Phoenix, also witnessed drug use spread from that larger city over the years. In the summer of 2014, law enforcement officials launched an investigation and found drugs in six homes spread across the area. Officials reported that the users seemed almost like zombies and had little control over their actions. You may notice a similar look in a loved one who uses drugs.
Identifying Drug Use in Others
Though you may think that you would easily spot the warning signs of addiction in one of your loved ones, those signs are not always easy to spot. We know that smart addicts can hold down a job and handle all their personal commitments while still using illegal or prescription drugs. Some of the signs we recommend that you look out for include:
- changes in behavior
- attitude changes
- loss of interest in former friends or activities
- spending more time sleeping or more time staying up at night
- behaving in a secretive manner
Types of Drugs
A major drug bust that occurred in 2015 led to law enforcement seizing cocaine, heroin and crystal meth from cities across California and in parts of Phoenix and Mesa. We want you to know that it doesn't matter what you have an addiction to or what type of drug your loved one uses. Getting help is as easy as calling us and talking with us about your needs. Both inpatient and outpatient programs offer a number of benefits for drug users and can help them recover safely. It only takes one phone call to learn that there is life out there once you stop using drugs.
Should You Travel for Treatment?
For many of those addicted to drugs or alcohol, your first course of action will be in deciding geographically where you want to attend treatment. While those who are interested in outpatient care will be best served by attending a treatment center in their hometown, those who are concerned about privacy or who need to make special arrangements for their care may be interested in going to surrounding cities and traveling for treatment.
For example, you may prefer a faith-based approach to recovery that matches your religious choices. In other situations, your choice of drug and alcohol rehab center may be solely based on how holistic the center’s approach to recovery is. In either of these cases, travel may be necessary in order to fulfill your personal requirements for treatment. We can help you make the decision on whether or not travel for treatment will be the right choice for you or your loved one. At your convenience, please call our toll-free number to speak with a representative who can help you make these critical decisions and others as well.