Texas Drug Rehabs
Texas has many quality drug and alcohol rehabs located in and around the more populated cities like San Antonio or Lubbock. For Texans living in far removed towns, travel is often necessary but some treatment centers will help arrange a trip to rehab.
Addiction Treatment in Texas
Approximately 40,000 Texans received treatment for their addiction in 2013 alone. The majority of Texans struggling with drug addiction are hooked on heroin or stimulants like meth and ecstasy. Alcoholism is also common in Texas.
Texas is home to many different types of treatment programs, including long-term residential programs, dual diagnosis treatment centers and Christian drug rehabs.
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From Houston to Dallas and San Antonio to the panhandle, there’s a rehab in Texas for everyone.
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Top Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in Texas
There are many treatment centers in Texas to meet a variety of different needs, and the right one just depends on what you’re looking for. Here are some of the best in Texas:
Valley Hope (Grapevine)
Valley Hope has helped thousands of families and their loved ones overcome addiction. Since its inception, Valley Hope has established treatment centers in seven states, including the rehab in the Dallas suburb of Grapevine, TX. The rehab is just a 10-minute drive from the Fort Worth airport.
The treatment program at Valley Hope uses the 12 steps, but only as part of a full scope of treatment. The fully staffed rehab also offers a multitude of treatment options for any addiction, including medically assisted detox, one-on-one counseling, and medications for cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Each resident gets a personalized treatment plan to address his or her needs.
Valley Hope accepts many forms of private insurance, but they make it a priority to get potential residents into treatment. The admissions staff can discuss options to cover treatment costs, from short loans to payment programs. The rehab can also help with travel arrangements.
- Cost: $
- Length of program: 30-90 days
- Specialty: Offers scholarships
The Right Step (Across Texas)
With 20 locations, the Right Step is one of the largest addiction treatment networks in the state of Texas. The organization also has accreditations from the Joint Commission and the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. From medical detox to intensive aftercare programs, the Right Step covers every aspect of recovery.
The Right Step has established itself as a provider for people of all ages, backgrounds and addictions. The Right Step has programs that cater to addicted teens, women and members of the LGBT community. This rehab also has an affiliation with Promises Austin, a premier luxury rehab.
The Right Step accepts most forms of insurance. If there is an issue with insurance coverage, the staff will work with the insurance provider to find a solution. The goal of the treatment providers at the Right Step is to help residents not only achieve sobriety but also find meaning and purpose in their lives.
- Cost: $$
- Length of program: 30 days
- Specialty: Ongoing treatment
Eternal Awakenings Christian Rehab (Gonzales)
Located in a historic mansion, Eternal Awakenings is an inclusive Christian-based residential treatment center. Treatment is heavily centered on the teachings of Christ and the 12 steps. Eternal Awakenings has a chapel on campus where residents attend biweekly services. It’s also a great place for musicians—the rehab encourages residents to contribute to its worship band and also has its own recording studio.
Eternal Awakenings recognizes that aside from the spiritual aspects of addiction treatment, the physical are also important. Each resident gets access to a physician who can prescribe medications for drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Residents also get admission to a fully equipped gym, as physical fitness is very important here.
Understanding that addiction is a disease that affects the entire family, the staff at Eternal Awakenings offers Christian family counseling. This rehab is recognized by the American Association of Christian Counselors.
- Cost: $$
- Length of program: 30-90 days
- Specialty: Faith-based treatment
La Hacienda (Hunt)
La Hacienda has been helping people overcome their vices since 1972. Through decades of addiction treatment, this rehab has developed programs for a wide variety of residents. La Hacienda has treatments specifically geared toward Christians, professionals, college students and those who have been through treatment before.
The personalized approach at La Hacienda contributes to the rehab’s success. This rehab evaluates every person admitted into treatment to determine his or her needs, from behavioral therapy to medication management of drug cravings. There are licensed psychiatrists, physicians and nurses on board to safely monitor each individual.
La Hacienda’s treatment philosophy is that of treating the whole individual, from a physical, mental and spiritual perspective. This philosophy includes building a relationship with those in recovery and teaching them to build healthy ones of their own.
- Cost: $$$
- Length of program: 30-60 days
- Specialty: Personalized treatment
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Should I Travel for Rehab?
Many people travel for drug rehab because it allows them to focus on getting well without the distractions of home. Distancing yourself from people and places connected to past drug use reduces the chances of relapse. Those living in large cities like Houston often choose to get treatment in a quieter region or even out of state. Travel also benefits those living in remote parts of Texas. Treatment, such as residential treatment that includes medical detox, isn’t available in some parts of the state. The cost of travel is often a fraction of treatment costs, and the long-term benefits make it worth it.
Texas Drug Statistics
In 2009, 2,509 Texans died in incidents tied directly to drug abuse.
A survey of seven major Texas counties showed that nearly 16 percent of people aged 18 to 25 had an alcohol use disorder.
Over 6,200 Texans received treatment for a methamphetamine or amphetamine addiction in 2014.
Texas Drug Rehab Services
The state of Texas provides funding to programs that help addicted people. Treatment providers and services are specifically funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division.
There are need-based addiction treatment services for Texas residents who are unable to pay for rehab.
Through the Texas DSHS, residents may access addiction treatments including:
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Inpatient rehab
- Outpatient rehab
- Behavioral therapy
Outreach, Screening, Assessment and Referral Centers (OSARs) are the starting points for addicted Texans who need help from the state. OSARs determine the severity of a person’s addiction and whether he or she qualifies for state-funded treatment.
Addiction services may be limited by availability. Some individuals may get higher priority for treatment, including:
- Pregnant women who inject drugs
- Pregnant women
- Men and women who inject drugs
- Men and women referred by the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
There are also services reserved for Texans aged 13-17, since the state recognizes that addicted teens require special treatment. As of 2015, there are 38 youth treatment centers in the state of Texas.
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Texas Drug Courts
Many people struggling with addiction, especially to illicit substances, often find their way into the criminal justice system. Because substance abuse affects a person’s judgement, addicted people are more likely to reoffend when they are released from jail or prison.
To reduce the rates of recidivism among nonviolent offenders, the state of Texas established drug courts specifically to hear cases involving drug users.
Drug courts offer nonviolent offenders a chance to get help for their addiction.
After hearing their case, the judge determines whether the addicted person is likely to respond to treatment. Those who work through the drug court system are monitored by the court, receiving mandatory drug tests and multiple treatment sessions every week.
One study by the Criminal Justice Policy Council found that people who didn’t work through a drug court were approximately seven times more likely to reoffend. Texas drug court administrators conducted a similar study with comparable results.
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