Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Sun City West, Arizona

Sun City West is well known for being a preeminent retirement golf community for adults. Home to approximately 24, 535 residents, it is a self-governed community designed for people 55 and up, but people of all ages find plenty of fun things to do here. Recreational complexes, outdoor concerts, a 30-lane bowling alley are among the many amenities you will find in Sun City West. Above all, the relaxing pace of life here is highly conducive to people who want to go into rehab and turn their lives around.

Airport Information

Many people prefer to fly to Sun City West. The nearest local airport is Glendale Municipal Airport, about 13 miles from the center of town. The closest domestic airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, some 35 miles away. International travelers may prefer to use Tucson International Airport, which is located 152 miles from Sun City West.


Be prepared for some hot days when you come to Sun City West. The temperature rockets up to the 80s on average during the summer, with daily highs nearing 108 at the peak of the season. In winter, you can expect the thermometer to reach the low 50s, while the temperature during spring and fall usually hits the 70s.

As befitting its name, Sun City West does not get much rain throughout the year. The city experiences about 1 inch of rain July through March, with less than half an inch typically falling from March to June.

Drug Rehabilitation Centers

You can find the treatment you need for your substance abuse problem in Sun City West and surrounding areas.


You may want to find a hotel or motel for your loved ones to stay in when they come to visit you during rehab in Sun City West. And after rehab is concluded, you may be in need of lodging yourself as you get back on your feet. Sun City West does not have any accommodations listed in the city itself, but you can easily find places to stay quite close by. For example, 1.7 miles away in the city of Surprise, you will find the Windmill Suites in Surprise, the Days Inn and Suites Surprise and the Comfort Inn & Suites Surprise. Slightly further out and of interest to people on a budget, the Motel 6 Sun City – Youngtown is located 4.5 miles away in Youngtown.

Employment Opportunities

Steady work is important for keeping people on track, which is especially crucial when you have finished your substance abuse rehabilitation. Finding a job may also be on your mind if you are coming out to Sun City West to visit a loved one who is participating in a recovery program.

The most common occupations in Sun City West are in sales, amounting to about 14 percent of work here. Personal care, child care and transportation work adds up to about 9 percent of local occupations. People with experience as laborers should know that this type of work amounts to 7 percent of the employment opportunities in Sun City West. Retail work accounts for approximately 5 percent of industry here, and management positions make up about 4 percent of work.

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