Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Clifton, Arizona

Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Clifton, Arizona

A town of about 3,300, Clifton is nestled close to the Arizona/New Mexico border in Greenlee County. Clifton, accessible via Interstate 10, is approximately 45 minutes from Safford and is less than three hours from Tucson.

Lodging/Hotels in Clifton

The Rode Inn Motel is on Coronado Boulevard in the heart of Clifton. It’s the town’s primary hotel and offers amenities such as free Wi-Fi and queen-sized beds. The Morenci Motel has an on-site restaurant and is located in nearby Morenci just three miles from central Clifton. Safford, just 43 miles from Clifton has additional hotel choices for patients and their families visiting the area and its rehab facilities. In Safford hotel options include the Best Western Desert Inn, Days Inn, Quality Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn & Suites and the Economy Inn.

Getting to Clifton: Airport Information

The closest airport to Clifton is the Greenlee County Airport. This small, public airport does not have commercial flights. However, the Safford Regional Airport does offer flights from the area to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airports, where connections are available to cities throughout the U.S. and overseas.

Clifton Employment Opportunities

Clifton has a lower unemployment rate compared to the state’s average. Unemployment was at 6.8 percent in Clifton with the Arizona average at 8.3 percent. The most common industry in Clifton and its area is mining with construction as the second most common. However, a variety of jobs may be found in Clifton and the surrounding area, many ideal for patients returning to the workforce part or full-time after an inpatient stay in a rehab facility. These jobs may include but are not limited to retail sales, food service and office work.

The town of Clifton, despite its small size does feature three grocery stores, several convenience stores and six full-service restaurants and well as other retail shops and business firms.


Residents and visitors to Clifton can enjoy low humidity rates year-round as well as a high percentage of sunny days. Winters are mild with the area receiving less than one inch of snowfall. The lowest average temperatures in the winter are in the 30s with the highs typically in the mid-40s. The summer months of July and August are warmer with average highs in the mid-80s and average lows in the 70s. Precipitation amounts are scant most months with August seeing the most rain-about 2.5 inches, which is below the U.S. average.

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