The University of Arizona

Data Reports

Drug Abuse Patterns and Trends in Phoenix and Arizona
Methamphetamine, Cocaine, and Heroin/Opioid Hospital Admissions in Arizona: Trends and Regional Variations (1990-2005)
This report examines geographic and demographic trends in methamphetamine-, cocaine-, and heroin/opioid-related admissions to hospitals throughout Arizona for the period of 1990 to 2005. Its purpose is to help communities and public health professionals target current drug morbidity problems, anticipate new ones, and identify those in decline. The report’s data were drawn from the more than 8 million hospital admission records in the Arizona Hospital Discharge Data System (AHDDS).