Arizona Still Faces a Shortage of Beds for Addiction Treatment

samhsadasisDespite recent news of plans to open new treatment facilities in Arizona next year, the state still faces a shortage of beds for addiction recovery.

According to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), there are 219 substance abuse and mental health facilities in Arizona. Half of these facilities provide both drug addiction and mental health treatment, the the majority of the rest focusing only on substance abuse.

More than 31,000 people in the state are being treated on a given day in Arizona, but less than 2,000 of them are enrolled in residential or inpatient facilities. The rest of the people are attending outpatient services, including more than 6,000 people engaged in methadone maintenance programs.

One of the most common reasons for people not receiving treatment in Arizona that is routinely cited is a lack of bed availability. Thankfully, at Desert Cove Recovery we have the ability to provide comfortable recovery housing for a residential experience and we also accept multiple insurance carriers to help cover the cost of treatment.

For more information contact a Desert Cove Recovery representative today.

About Blake Nichols

Blake Nichols is the Director of Operations at Desert Cove Recovery. Blake battled his own addiction to drugs and alcohol and was given the gift of recovery at the age of 23. Since 2008, Blake has dedicated his life and career to the field of addiction. He has experience in all aspects of addiction treatment including direct care, admissions, marketing, and administration.
Blake feels that the greatest reward of working in the recovery field is being part of the transformation that a person goes through from the time they arrive and begin treatment, through the hard work and the Miracle of recovery, and ultimately the change into a confident and capable person ready to carry the message of recovery.
"My career has focused on serving others. I have accepted ownership of my responsibilities as that is the key to working at the highest level of professionalism. I have worked to be positive and offer solution-based suggestions in my work and personal life."