Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Parker, Arizona

A small town is often the best place to seek help for addiction. It is also ideal for those coming out of a treatment facility and looking to transition into a new community, as the slower rhythms of a small town can provide a therapeutic environment in which to reach recovery goals. For those struggling with a substance abuse problem, Parker, Arizona is a soothing environment in which to embark on the road to recovery.

Airport Information

Parker, Arizona is a small town with a population of 3,027. The median resident age is 32.8 years, and the estimated median household income is $38,822. Owned by the Colorado Indian Tribes, Avi Suquilla Airport is a public use airport located one mile from the business district of Parker; however, the airport doesn’t have a large carrier service. While those looking to complete a rehab program or start a new life in Parker will cherish its rural nature and meditative surroundings, getting there is a bit of challenge. The nearest domestic airport is Kingman Airport, which is 108 miles away. Palm Springs International Airport is 154 miles away.


For those people who enjoy warm weather environments, Parker is the perfect place to call home while seeking treatment for addiction. Parker is classified as an arid climate. It has hot summers and warm winters. In June, July, and August it’s not uncommon for the temperature to reach 100 degrees. On the other hand, winter highs average in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Parker receives about 5.17 inches of participation a year.


Visiting a loved one getting treatment for addiction requires accommodations. Due to the range of year-round recreational activities that Parker offers, there are places to stay for every budget. Options include the Best Western Parker Inn, Harbor Inn, Budget Inn, Motel 6, Stardust Motel, and El Rancho Motel. At the same time, being that the Parker “area”includes the Parker Valley, Parker Strip, and the communities of Earp and Parker Valley, visitors have an even greater selection of accommodations to choose from.

Job Opportunities

If you’re planning to transition to Parker after treatment, then finding a stable job is going to be part of the criteria. According to City Data, the three most common industries in Parker are retail trade, public administration, and arts, entertainment and recreation. However, agriculture, forestry and fishing are also strong industries, as are accommodation and food services. As of July 2013, the unemployment rate in Parker was 9.0%, just slightly over the Arizona average of 8.3%.

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