Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Fort Defiance, Arizona

A relatively small census-designated place in Arizona, Fort Defiance is home to approximately 3,600 people. If you or someone you know is planning to enter a treatment program near Fort Defiance, take a look at the information below to learn more about the area.

Nearest Airport

If you are planning to fly into the Fort Defiance area, try to book your flight to arrive at the Four Corners Regional Airport, which is located approximately 83 miles away from Fort Defiance in the state of New Mexico. The next closest airport is the Cortez Municipal Airport, which is 110 miles away in Colorado.

Typical Weather

The weather in Fort Defiance is cooler than many other cities in Arizona. In the summer, the highs don’t typically exceed 85, while winter lows may drop down into the teens. The coolest months of the year in Fort Defiance are December and January, while the warmest months of the year are June, July and August.

Fort Defiance also receives more rainfall than some other locations in the state, with an average monthly precipitation ranging from 0.42 inches to 1.71 inches. The most precipitation occurs in July, while the least precipitation occurs in June.

Rehab Centers in Fort Defiance

Because Fort Defiance is a relatively small community, you won’t find many centers for addiction treatment within its borders. However, you can find multiple treatment facilities in the nearby city of Albuquerque, New Mexico.


If you are looking for a place to stay after your addiction program has ended, or if you are visiting a patient in the Fort Defiance area, some of your lodging options include:

  • Quality Inn Navajo Nation Capital
  • Microtel Inn by Wyndham
  • Motel 6 Gallup
  • Red Roof Inn Gallup

Employment Opportunities

If you decide to stay in the Fort Defiance area after you have finished your addiction treatment program, you can find employment in a variety of industries. Fort Defiance is home to the U.S. Fort Defiance Indian Hospital, so employment opportunities in the field of healthcare may be available. New residents of Fort Defiance may also find work in the industries of retail, services or recreation.

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