Behavioral Health


Taking a deeper look at substance use disorder

Substance use disorder is a treatable condition that ranges from mild to severe. It impacts people of every age, race, class, and gender, leaving lasting effects on their health, relationships and quality of life.
  • About Alcohol

    Alcohol is a legal, recreational substance many adults consume safely and responsibly. However, because wine, beer, and liquor are easily available and socially acceptable, alcohol is a substance that is frequently misused.
  • About Opioids

    Opioids can safely reduce pain when prescribed and used correctly. When misused, they can lead to addiction and even death.
  • About Stimulants

    Stimulants are a class of drugs that increase the brain’s production of dopamine, the chemical that creates the experience of pleasure. Stimulants that are not taken as directed can be dangerous.

Free substance use resource center

A free, nationwide substance use resource center is available to all Arizonans. The Substance Use Resource Center (SURC) is made possible by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.