What You Need to Know-Week of July 18th

The most important weekly updates for you to keep your community healthy




In this Update:

1. COVID-19 Metrics

2. Substance Abuse Resources in Arizona




1. Urgent Updates: COVID-19 Metrics


In the past week, there has been an average of:
Cases per day2,183
Deaths per day9
Compared to two weeks ago:
Cases per dayDecreased by % 7
Deaths per day Decreased by % 5
Hospitalizations per day Increased by 2% 

For a breakdown of vaccination by Arizona counties, visit the CDC’s website.

For updated vaccine information and data in Arizona, visit this link and click on the “Vaccine Administration” icon.



2. Substance Abuse Resources in Arizona 


Drug and alcohol use and abuse have continually risen throughout Arizona, leading to more individuals using and potentially becoming dependent on harmful substances. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been more than a 30% increase in drug overdoses from substance abuse of fentanyl, methamphetamines, alcohol, and tranquilizer drugs such as Xanax. And as adolescents have been using addictive and dangerous substances more frequently, there is a greater need to provide preventative measures to decrease substance abuse and improve access to a clean, substance-free lifestyle. Using substances can have detrimental effects on an individual’s physical and mental health and can also cause adverse effects on their loved ones and community. Seeking care and treatment for substance abuse can be difficult, but plenty of people and resources are available to help. 

There are many organizations that offer a variety of sources to guide on the road to recovery. Phone hotlines are a convenient treatment option, as they provide direct assistance and guide individuals to their next steps. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration offers a free, discreet hotline (1-800-662-4357) that is available 24/7 for both English and Spanish speakers and provides referrals and information services to help find treatment options. Other treatment facilities that aid in rehabilitation can be found through the Find Treatment locator, which provides options for insured, uninsured, and underinsured individuals. More beneficial and county-specific resources can be found through the Arizona Substance Abuse Prevention Hub





If you would like to learn more about this and other topics related to COVID-19 in Arizona, please complete next week’s AZCOVIDTXT survey that you will receive via text in about a week.

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