Drug and Alcohol Addiction Resources in Arlington, TX

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Arlington, Texas, is vulnerable to drug and alcohol abuse, as it is close to the Mexico-Texas border. Every day, the border is under assault, as drug dealers attempt to struggle all kinds of illicit substances into Texas. This city also has a relatively large young adult population, as it is home to the University of Texas.

University students tend to be more open to the idea of experimenting with drugs and alcohol. With all these factors in mind, it’s no wonder that recent statistics show that 13.2% of those who reside in Arlington have abused drugs.

Many of those who struggle with alcoholism or drug addiction will not speak out. This is in line with recent studies that show that only about 10% of those who are struggling with addiction will ever seek help. Many individuals are afraid to be labeled as an “addict”or are of what their loved ones may think. Others may be afraid of admitting to themselves that they do indeed have a problem.

Regardless of your situation, if you are struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, Lakeview Health can help. Our substance abuse treatment programs take an integrated health approach. We treat addiction from many different aspects and angles.

If you are interested in learning more about our programs, contact us at 866-704-7692.

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Most Commonly Abused Drugs in Texas

Every state and city will have its own most commonly abused drug. According to 9 of the 18 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) offices in Texas, methamphetamine is a significant drug threat in this state. This drug is not only the most commonly abused drug, but it has also caused the most drug-related overdose deaths.

“In 2016, 715 drug-related overdose deaths were due to methamphetamine.”

According to recent statistics, this drug is now about 95% potent, which means that even small amounts can easily lead to dependence and overdose. Meth often passes through the Texas-Mexico border, and meth seizures have increased by 103% since 2014. Unfortunately, these numbers don’t appear to be dying down. In fact, meth is becoming more and more popular as prices for this drug have dropped by half.

 

Side Effects of Meth Abuse

Meth is one of the worst drugs that an individual can abuse, as it comes with many unsavory short-term and long-term side effects. This drug is more addictive than cocaine.

Meth addiction comes with some pretty hefty consequences in terms of physical and psychological reactions. Some side effects of meth abuse include, but are not limited to:

  • Dilated pupils
  • Bad breath
  • Broken teeth as a result of excessive grinding
  • Sudden or severe weight loss
  • Extreme perspiration
  • Irregular breathing patterns
  • Sores and burns on the skin
  • Blackened, rotting teeth, which is also known as meth mouth
  • Premature aging of the skin
  • Mental health issues, like paranoia, anxiety, and irritability
  • Nosebleeds
  • Depression and suicidal thoughts
  • Meth sores, or a belief that insects are crawling under the skin

Long-term users are also susceptible to long-term side effects, like neural damage and cognitive impairment. They also put themselves at risk for cardiovascular damage, dental disease, and stroke.All in all, this drug can do a lot of harm.

What Does Meth Do to the Brain?

So, why is meth so addictive? What makes it such a dangerous drug to be exposed to? The answer to these questions can be found in the way that meth affects the brain.

Meth has a considerable influence on the influx of dopamine that enters the brain. It can also damage dopamine neurotransmitters in the brain. The influx of dopamine will give users a strong euphoric rush. Many people report feeling as if they no longer have any worries in the world. They report feeling happier than they’ve ever been, and even more relaxed.

Unfortunately, this dopamine will not be recycled or stored for later use. It simply overstimulates the brain until unpleasant feelings replace the high. To restore dopamine balance in the brain, users will then need to take more of the drug. At times, they may even need to take higher doses.

Types of Rehab Programs that Treat an Addiction to Meth

Lakeview Health offers a wide range of addiction treatment programs that can treat an addiction to meth. We customize each substance abuse treatment plan to the needs of each patient. The level of care that each patient receives will depend on their specific circumstances and situations. The three levels of care and types of rehab programs offered at Lakeview Health include:

  • Inpatient treatment programs. Those struggling with a severe addiction should highly consider joining one of our inpatient treatment programs. With these programs, patients move into our treatment facilities where they receive 24/7 on-site medical supervision and assistance. Inpatient care ensures that patients recover safely and comfortably.
  • Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs). Those who are struggling with a serious abuse problem, but cannot move to our facility should consider a PHP. These individuals will need to travel to our facilities every day for at least 6 hours of treatment a day. These programs are equally as intensive, but they are a bit more flexible.
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP). Those who have already recovered from an addiction and are on their way to living independent lives can consider transitioning into an IOP. Patients will usually travel to our treatment centers every day for 3 hours of therapy a day. They can choose when to come in.

If you’re not sure about what you need, talk with one of the addiction experts on our team. Our specialists can offer you some recommendations based on your unique situation and circumstances. We can also help you come up with a solid plan for overcoming a drinking or drug abuse problem. We’ll walk you through what you need at each stage of recovery.

How to Pay for Addiction Treatment

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Many people are wary of getting help because they’re afraid that they won’t be able to afford it. Although the cost of addiction treatment can be quite high, the cost of not getting help is higher. Those who do not receive the help that they need will face physical and psychological consequences. They may even put their lives at risk.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, all private health insurance plans now offer some coverage for addiction treatment. The amount of coverage will vary from one plan to another. Those who do not have private health insurance may still receive some coverage through Medicare or Medicaid.

If you are interested in getting started on your recovery, verify your insurance with us today. We can determine the type of coverage that you have and help you find a way to pay for treatment. We may even see whether you qualify for any scholarships or federal or state-funded programs.

Most of our patients go through their insurance to pay for substance abuse treatment. Lakeview Health accepts and works with many major health insurance companies, like:

  • Aetna
  • Compsych
  • Humana/Narrow Networks
  • Woods & Assoc
  • Managed Health Network
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Multiplan
  • Value Options
  • Value Options/GHI Emblem
  • UBH
  • Healthsmart
  • Hudson Valley
  • Three Rivers
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Provider Network of America
  • Compsych
  • First Health Network
  • One Call
  • Workers’ Comp
  • VA Choice
  • TRICARE

We are continually working with new insurance companies. Even if your insurance is not listed, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our Closest Addiction Treatment Center

Our closest addiction treatment facility to Arlington, Texas is located in Woodlands, Texas. This is approximately hours away by car. Lakeview Health at The Woodlands offers high quality, medical, psychiatric and clinic care. Those who are struggling with addiction can easily find the addiction treatment programs that they need to recover from a substance use disorder (SUD).

Lakeview Health at The Woodlands is a fully-licensed and certified addiction treatment center that holds a Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation with the Joint Commission. Rest assured that we only offer the highest quality of care available. We have helped many people overcome addiction and achieve lifelong recovery. Take a look at our testimonials to see what past patients have had to say.

Lakeview Health Will Cater Our Addiction Treatment Programs to Your Needs

Here, at Lakeview Health, we understand that each recovering substance abuser will need something a little different to recover from his or her addiction. Due to this reason, we will assess the condition of each patient to determine the severity of their condition, as well as the treatments that he or she is the best fit for. We also offer a wide range of specialized programs, like addiction treatment programs for families, professionals, and employers.

Don’t let addiction keep you down. There are plenty of different types of evidence-based treatment approaches and recovery solutions that you can try. Those who are looking for gender-responsive treatment may even be referred to one of our facilities in Florida.

To get more information about our addiction treatment programs, the recovery process, and more, give us a call at 866-704-7692. We’re happy to answer any questions that you may have.

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