Addiction and Treatment Statistics for San Carlos, Arizona

San Carlos is a small Arizona community of about 4,038 individuals. Its main claim to fame is being the government seat for the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. Many people come here because of the vibrant cultural events that are held each year, including the Annual Pow Wow in March, the All Star Bass Fishing Tournament at San Carlos Lake in April and Apache Independence Day (June 18).

Airport Information

Are you preparing a visit to San Carlos to enter rehab or because you are coming to see a family member or friend who is getting assistance through a substance abuse recovery facility? If you’re not driving in, the nearest local airport, the Sedona Airport is just 3 miles away in Sedona. The largest domestic airport is the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport in Flagstaff, about 26 miles from San Carlos. You’ll find the nearest international airport about 120 miles away, the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.

Weather in San Carlos

As is typical in Arizona desert communities, it can get pretty hot and dry in San Carlos. The average temperature ranges from the mid-40s during winter, climbing to the 50s and 60s when springtime arrives. You’ll want to pack plenty of sunscreen if you are visiting during the summer, as temperatures reach the mid-80s by July (with a daily high of about 100).

The arid climate of San Marcos means you won’t see very much rainfall throughout the year. Residents usually get about 1.5 inches of rain in the winter and fall and barely any rain in springtime. The peak rainy season is in July and August, with about 2.5 inches of rain falling in these months.


It’s a good idea to check out what kind of accommodations are available before you visit San Carlos, whether you anticipate needing a room after you finish your drug rehab work or if you are a family member or friend who needs lodging while visiting a patient. Being a fairly small community, San Carlos has just one hotel, the Apache Gold Hotel. However, you can easily find places to stay nearby, such as at the Days Inn Globe, the Copper Hills In or the Belle-Aire Motel in Globe, about 18 miles from the heart of San Carlos.

San Carlos Employment Opportunities

Gainful employment gives you a sense of stability and purpose, which are key factors in helping you stay on course after finishing your stay in a rehab center. Friends and relatives visiting a person undergoing rehab may also wish to find work in the area.

The single largest category of industry in San Carlos is construction, or about 25 percent of employment opportunities in town. If you have a background in teaching, keep in mind that education jobs account for about 20 percent of occupations. Work involving recreation, the arts and entertainment make up about 19 percent of work in San Carlos, followed by waste management services and administrative support positions (about 10 percent).

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