Drug Rehabs in Dallas, TX

Dallas has a mix of luxury, state-funded and gender-specific rehabs to offer those struggling with addiction. Heroin abuse has been a concern in the city for nearly a decade and treatment admissions for the drug are on the rise.

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Riverwalk Ranch

Mansfield, TX

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Belton, TX

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Ada, OK

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Austin, TX

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Recovery Unplugged Austin Rehab Center

Austin, TX

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Austin, TX

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Recovery Unplugged – Austin Detox

Austin, TX



Starlite Recovery Center

Center Point, TX

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Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems

Lafayette, LA

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Acadiana Treatment Center

Sunset, LA

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Lakeland Behavioral Health System

Springfield, MO

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Sunflower Wellness Retreat

Osawatomie, KS

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Addiction Treatment in Dallas

Dallas, TexasLocated in North Texas, the city of Dallas makes up a large portion of Dallas County. The County is home to 38 substance abuse treatment centers licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

In 2011, more than 11,500 adults and adolescents received substance abuse treatment at DSHS funded facilities in Dallas County.

With a variety of economical treatment options, as well as gender-specific rehabs, there are programs for everyone in Dallas. Please call us now for help finding a Dallas rehab, or one in a nearby city such as Houston.

Should I Travel Outside Dallas for Treatment?

Many people prefer to go to rehab close to home, but that may not always be the best option for everyone. For some, there may be a lack of trusted treatment centers in their area. Others may just need a change of pace in a new city or state. Either way, being open to traveling for rehab provides access to the best centers in the country.

Drug Abuse in Dallas

Substance abuse has been a growing problem in Dallas for many years, prompting the rise of numerous prevention organizations in the city. In the mid-2000s, an epidemic of “cheese heroin” led to the deaths of more than 25 adolescents and young adults in the city. Cheese heroin is Mexican black tar heroin mixed with crushed over-the-counter sleep medications, like Tylenol PM. The combined powders are then snorted, resulting in a short-lived high that is quickly followed by withdrawal.

Imagine a 9-year-old heroin junkie. In Dallas, health officials are seeing children that young being brought to hospitals with signs of heroin withdrawal. The city is in its third year of what drug abuse experts call a ‘mini-epidemic’ among young Hispanics snorting a mild but addictive heroin called ‘cheese’…Sniffing heroin is not particularly new, but addiction experts say this outbreak in Dallas is unprecedented. Typically, people who inhale heroin are older and they’re white. In Dallas, however, users are mostly Latino, and they’re young.

- John Burnett, NPR, 2008

As of June 2014, heroin continued to be a concern in Dallas (and statewide) as use of the drug began increasing among youth and young adults. In the same year, marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine were some of the most highly available illicit drugs in Dallas. Some other commonly abused drugs in Dallas include:

Addiction and Drug Abuse Statistics in Dallas



There were 1,371 alcohol- and drug-related deaths in 2010.


treatment admissions

In 2011, there were 11,543 total treatment admissions to Texas DSHS funded facilities (10,647 adult admissions, 896 adolescent admissions).



Thirty-five percent of 2011 treatment admissions were for heroin.

Addiction Treatment Services in Dallas

The Texas DSHS funds mental health and substance abuse treatment programs all over the state of Texas.

In Dallas County, there are currently 13 facilities funded by the DSHS that provide cost-effective treatment services.

The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse—most commonly referred to as “The Council”—is a community-based organization in Dallas that provides prevention and intervention services. The organization has been working to reduce the impact of drugs and alcohol in its community since 1946. Some of The Council’s programs include:

  • Alliance on Underage Drinking
  • Dallas Area Drug Prevention Partnership
  • A substance abuse helpline

The Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) provides substance abuse treatment services for offenders in the county. The CSCD runs an inpatient treatment center in Wilmer, Texas, called the Judge John C. Creuzot Judicial Treatment Center. The facility offers several treatment programs for both men and women. The CSCD also runs the Dual Diagnosis Center (DDC) in Wilmer for offenders with co-occurring mental disorders. The CSCD provides assessments and treatment referrals, as well.

For youth in Dallas County, the Juvenile Department Substance Abuse Unit (SAU) helps adolescents and their families struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. The SAU provides the following services:

  • Assessment
  • Intervention
  • Supportive outpatient counseling
  • Day treatment
  • Prevention education
  • Training for counselors

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Government Programs

Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

Name Location Phone
Dallas Area Narcotics Anonymous PO Box 12094
Dallas, Texas 75225
Lone Star Regional Service Office 10420 Plano Rd
Suite 101 Dallas, Texas 75238

College Programs

Counseling Services

Criswell College

Student Services Office’s essential objective is students’ achievement. To achieve this objective requires the same numbers of services as there are needs. The Student Services Office is here to help students in any possible way, regardless of whether it is in one of the territories underneath or simply getting an student pointed the correct way.

4010 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75246

SMU Counseling Services

Southern Methodist University

Counseling Services advances solid student improvement and working by means of a complete and cooperative way to deal with treatment. Counseling Services staff work firmly together to give four unique levels of care: proactive/safeguard instruction, assessment, brief psychotherapy, and mental counsel.

6211 Bishop Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75205

Student Advising and Guidance

Dallas Institute of Funeral Service

It is the feeling of the college that the student should be grown-up in all areas, not only scholastic. Hence advising becomes a must for the students. It is hoped that students will not hide anything and reveal their issues to the advisers whenever required with the assurance that all their problems shared will be confidential.

3909 S Buckner Blvd
Dallas, TX 75227

Counseling Services

Paul Quinn College

For minor accidents and illnesses, the health fee entitles you to health care services and counseling care in the Health Center. Only a limited supply of medication will be available on campus. Any off campus treatment will be the responsibility of the student. The College Health Center is staffed with a full-time licensed vocational nurse, who serves as the Director of Health Services. Students should contact campus security who requires emergency treatment during hours when the Student Health Center is not open.

TX 75241

The UD Counseling Program

University of Dallas

We provide counseling allied to all past due teenager and early adulthood problems (as an example, personal identity and social and relationship worries), college existence problems (managing the diverse demanding situations of college existence together with handling time and interacting with new social agencies), and psychological issues which include pressure, melancholy, nervousness, self-esteem and self-image, and family of origin troubles.

1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062-4736

The DBU Counseling Center

Dallas Baptist University

The Dallas Baptist University Counseling Center provides quality Christian counseling services which enhances psychological, healthy emotional and spiritual development. The Dallas Baptist University Counseling Center exists to promote the mental health and well-being of currently enrolled DBU students.

3000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75211

Student Counseling Center

The University of Texas at Dallas

The Student Counseling Center gives services and projects intended to help students in accomplishing passionate prosperity and help oversee individual requests that may meddle with academic advance.

800 W. Campbell Rd.
SSB45, Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Counseling and Psychological Services

The University of Texas at Arlington

The goal of the Counseling and Psychological Services is to help you resolve your concerns and reach your goals in the pursuit of a more satisfying, fulfilling life. A student can meet the counsellor with prior appointment for their personal, emotional, behavioural or relationship problems

701 S. Nedderman Drive
Arlington, TX 76019

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