If you’re looking for addiction treatment in Texas, here are some of the more frequently asked questions about rehab in Texas:
Where Can I Find Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers in Texas?
According to a 2017 report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, there are 431 substance abuse treatment centers across the state which treated more than 35,400 people that year.1 Of those, 362 are designated as outpatient centers, 108 are residential (non-hospital), and 41 are inpatient facilities.1* Many of these facilities are located in larger cities like Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston.1
A part of the American Addiction Centers (AAC) portfolio of treatment facilities across the U.S., Greenhouse Treatment Center is located in beautiful Grand Prairie inside a former Neiman Marcus spa. With indoor and outdoor pools, a fully-equipped fitness center, chef-curated meals, and a robust wellness program, Greenhouse is a therapeutic haven to begin your recovery journey.
Greenhouse provides care for addiction and co-occurring disorders with the help of a team dedicated and passionate providers. And, from their A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau to their accreditation from the CARF, their numerous achievements and accreditations make them a leader in the industry.
To find other programs in the state, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers a full list of Texas rehabilitation facilities, which can be found here.
Medical Detox Centers in Texas
In Texas, there are 41 detox centers that offer outpatient settings, 36 residential, and 38 hospital inpatient detox centers.1 Detox is the process of getting substances out of your body and helping you manage acute withdrawal symptoms from alcohol.2 These types of programs provide individuals with onsite physicians and 24-hour care to help gain management over alcohol withdrawal symptoms.2 However, medical detox is not a substitute for addiction treatment itself.
Depending on the magnitude of physical dependence, alcohol withdrawal syndrome may range from mild to physically dangerous. Symptoms may include irritability, anxiety, agitation, high blood pressure, increased heart rate, seizures and in rarer cases, delirium tremens.3 Alcohol withdrawal may be dangerous when done on your own; because of this, a supervised, medical detox center can help avoid unnecessary discomfort or life-threatening withdrawal complications.
To find local detox facilities in Texas, search SAMHSA’s directory which can be found here.
Does My Insurance Cover Treatment in Texas?
Rehab can be quite costly; however, you should never let cost stand in the way of receiving quality care. Many insurance plans provide coverage for addiction treatment, and if you are planning to use your out-of-state insurance provider in Texas, it is important to know if it will be is accepted and what it will cover.
Some of the more commonly accepted insurance providers in the state of Texas include:
- Scott and White Health Plan.
- United Healthcare.
Why Choose AAC
American Addiction Centers (AAC) offers a nationwide network of facilities, an alumni support system, quality care, and a 90-day promise. If a person relapses after completing 90 days of treatment at an AAC program, they can return for 30 days of complimentary treatment.
Additionally, AAC alumni from across the country host fun gatherings and events while alumni coordinators check-in regularly to ensure those recovering from substance abuse benefit from continued support.
Check to see if your insurance covers alcohol addiction treatment with American Addiction Centers here.
State-Funded Insurance (i.e. Medicaid)
If you’re unable to utilize private insurance, government-funded programs like Medicaid can be helpful. In February 2019, over 4 million people were enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP in Texas.4 Medicaid offers assistance for adults who meet low-income requirements, as well as people with certain disabilities, the elderly, and children who meet the income criteria.5 While the government funds Medicaid, each state is responsible for administering the program within the state.5
Even if you have been turned down in years past for coverage, it’s a good idea to check your eligibility again. Not all facilities accept Medicaid in Texas, however, 246 treatment centers (roughly 57% of facilities in the state) do allow it as a payment option.1
Check your eligibility here.
Free Rehab in Texas
If you’re unable to afford private or state-funded programs, there are still a number of free or financially-assisted rehab clinics available to you within Texas. In some cases, these clinics may offer scholarships, other forms of free or discounted treatment, or sliding scales determined by the amount you’re able to pay.
Many faith-based rehabilitation programs are free of charge—such as Jews in Recovery and The Salvation Army—and do not require their patients to subscribe to any particular religious belief. If faith-based rehabilitation are not viable options for you, another way to seek help is by searching out local support groups in your area, most of which are free to attend.
A supportive community of like-minded peers such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) can play an important role in your recovery. Although AA members are not required to subscribe to a particular faith, the steps involve the belief in the divine being. If this isn’t for you, other support groups are available with no religious affiliation such as:
- SMART Recovery in Texas
- Secular Organization for Sobriety
- Women for Sobriety
- HAMS Harm Reduction Network
- Life Ring, Texas
Texas-Specific Packing List
If you do not currently live in Texas, you should start thinking about what you will need to bring with you to treatment. Weather varies by city but in the winter, expect temperatures to range between 52 in the lows and 77 degrees F in the highs with some rainfall. Spring and summer are both hot with temperatures ranging from 80-96 degrees F in the day and lows of 59-74 degrees F in the evenings. Fall is the hottest time of year with highs around 97 degrees F and lows around 79 degrees F.
Because most of the year boasts warm weather, some items to consider packing include:
- Cotton and/or thin fabrics (include t-shirts, tank tops, shorts and dresses).
- Regular jeans and one nice pair.
- 1 set of nice clothing for special occasions.
- Athletic wear (clothing and shoes).
- 1 light jacket or windbreaker.
- 1 to 2 weeks’ worth of undergarments.
- Alcohol-free toiletries.
- A journal or stationery.
Texas-Specific Alcohol Stats
- From 2003-2012, there were 13,138 people killed in crashes involving a drunk driver.6
- Between 2006-2010, there were 6,527 alcohol-attributable deaths due to excessive alcohol use.7
- Overall, Texans spent around $18 million on alcohol in 2010.8
- In 2012, 58% of students in grades 7-12 had used alcohol, and 25% had consumed alcohol in the last month.9
- In 2012, 12% of all students in grades 7-12 said they usually drank five or more beers at one time, and 11% reported binge drinking.9
- There were 1,468 alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities in Texas in 2017.10
Other ways to get help
- AA Houston
- AA Austin Meetings
- AA San Antonio Meetings
- Step 12 Texas
- Smart Recovery
- Sober Austin Meetings
- Texas Tech University Meetings
. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2018). National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2017 State Profile — Texas.
. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2006). Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment.
. MedlinePlus. (2019). Alcohol Withdrawal.
. Medicaid.gov (2019). Medicaid & CHIP in Texas.
. Medicaid. (n.d.). Eligibility.
. Centers for Disease Control Prevention. (2014). Sobering Facts: Drunk Driving in Texas.
. Centers for Disease Control Prevention. (2013). Alcohol and Public Health: Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI).
. Centers for Disease Control Prevention. (2018). Data and Maps.
. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2015). Substance Abuse Trends in Texas: June 2014.
. National Center for Statistics and Analysis. (2018). Traffic Safety Facts, 2017 Data.
*Facilities may provide more than one type of care.