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Introduction

An addiction to drugs or alcohol has the potential to overtake your life, and attempting to defeat substance abuse on your own can feel overwhelming. Seeking professional help is an important step in the recovery process, and many types of treatment programs exist to help those with a substance abuse problem overcome their physical and psychological dependence on drugs or alcohol. Across Texas, substance abuse is a growing problem, with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration revealing that over two percent of all Texans have a drug abuse problem and almost seven percent have a dependence on alcohol. If you or a loved one need help overcoming addiction, learning more about your available treatment options can help you find the assistance you need.

Type & Length of Care

Long-Term Treatment Programs (90-Day)

In the community-based residential setting offered by long-term treatment facilities, patients battling addiction receive round-the-clock care and treatment aimed at helping them overcome their physical and psychological dependence. Many patients in these programs receive detoxification treatment first to help surmount their physical addiction. Long-term treatment programs are centered around resocialization and group counseling, and emphasis is placed on the development of personal accountability.

Short-Term Treatment Programs (28 / 30 Day)

Based in a similar residential environment as long-term programs, short-term programs utilize a modified 12-step approach to provide their patients with intensive treatment. Once the course of treatment is complete, many short-term facilities help patients transition into ongoing outpatient therapy to help increase their ability to achieve long-term addiction recovery.

Outpatient / Inpatient

Several different types of outpatient programs exist with varying weekly time commitments; as with inpatient addiction treatment, these programs emphasis group counseling in conjunction with individual therapy. As the most intensive form of outpatient addiction treatment, partial hospitalization programs require as many as 20 hours of counseling per week. Intensive outpatient programs are usually structured to work around school or employment schedules with nine to 12 hours of weekly counseling.

Residential Treatment Services

Detox

Because many with a drug or alcohol addiction become physically dependent on the substance that they abuse, detoxification is frequently the first step in any course of drug addiction treatment. Stopping the use of drugs or alcohol without support can lead to painful and potentially fatal withdrawal side-effects. For this reason, detoxification programs exist to support addicts in recovery through the use of physician-provided medications that can help alleviate serious withdrawal symptoms in what is called "medically managed withdrawal." As such detox programs do not provide treatment for the psychological aspects of addiction, detoxification is usually the beginning of a comprehensive addiction treatment program.

Sober-living house

After finishing an inpatient addiction treatment program, some recovering addicts need more assistance in maintaining their sobriety than their home environment can provide. Perhaps they do not have a full support system during recovery, or maybe they require continuing help to avoid giving into temptation. Such individuals can benefit from a stay at a sober-living house. While these facilities are not treatment providers themselves, sober-living houses establish a supportive environment in which to reside while continuing to receive outpatient treatment.

Dual diagnosis

Drug or alcohol addiction often occurs alongside mental illness; for those who are facing a mental health challenge while battling a substance abuse problem, dual diagnosis treatment can help. These programs are often offered by inpatient addiction rehabilitation facilities and focus on providing patients with substance abuse treatment alongside medication support and therapy for mental illness.

Commonly Abused & Treated Drugs

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have found that methamphetamine is becoming increasingly available and more potent across Texas, while growing numbers of young adults are using heroin. According to a study conducted by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, marijuana is the most common reason for drug treatment admission in Texas, with cocaine and heroin close behind.

Conclusion

A professional drug treatment program can help save you or your loved one from the clutches of substance abuse, and the ideal time to begin treatment is today. Because many with a drug or alcohol addiction face temptation from peers or their home environment, seeking treatment from an addiction rehabilitation center away from home can often prove most effective. If you are a Texas resident and would like to find out more about your drug treatment options, please contact us today.

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