Dallas, Texas, is located in a North Texas High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). It is a major trafficking hub because it is close to the border to Mexico. Drugs often will have to pass through Dallas to be transported to other parts of the country.
Unfortunately for those living in Dallas, these individuals are exposed to more illicit drugs and alcohol than many other cities in America. The good news is that Texas is among one of the lowest volume states for drug abuse. With that said, those who are struggling with an addiction may abuse anything from methamphetamine to prescription opioids.
If you are struggling with an addiction, Lakeview Health can offer you the support, addiction resources, and recovery tools that you need. We’ve helped hundreds of people all over the country beat their addictions. Check out our testimonials to see what our past clients think of us.
When you’re ready to take a step towards sobriety, give us a call at 866-704-7692. Our specialists are available to answer your call 24 hours a day.
One of the most commonly abused drugs in Texas is methamphetamine. This is a potent central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that is often used recreationally at parties. Some people even use this drug to self-medicate.
According to 9 out of the 18 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) offices in Texas, there were 715 meth-related overdose deaths in Texas in 2016. This number is far higher than the overdose deaths reported for any other drug. One of the main reasons why it is so easy to overdose on meth is because this drug is now fairly potent. Meth found in Texas is 95% potent.
Meth seizures in Texas have also increased by 103% since 2014. This is because methamphetamine is relatively easy to transport in its liquid form. The cost of this drug has also dropped by almost 50%. This new and improved meth is now being spread all over the nation. In some places in America, meth abusers can get a hit for just $5.
Dallas County Jail offers a program called the Resolana Program for female inmates who struggle with drug or alcohol abuse. It is one of the only counties in America to do so. This program has been so successful that the Dallas County Commissioners Court has recognized it for its excellence in women’s programming.
The Resolana Program is designed to help female inmates work through problems related to trauma and addiction. Female inmates who are dealing with substance abuse can volunteer to go into the program. The program uses different techniques and strategies to help the inmates work through their problems. Art therapy is one of the many types of treatments that are used.
Run by Volunteers of America, Dallas County Jail has offered the Resolana Program to female inmates for about ten years now. Those who went into the program were less likely to end up back in jail after being released.
Lakeview Health offers a full continuum of drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs. If you’re looking to get help for a substance use disorder (SUD), you can be sure that we have something that can help you overcome your addiction.
Substance abuse treatment programs come in many different levels of care. From most to least intensive, let’s take a look at the various programs that are out there:
When choosing an alcohol or drug addiction treatment program, you should also consider the amenities and services that they can offer. Lakeview Health offers programs that are designed specifically for professionals, employers, and more.
Alcohol and drug detox services are key to a successful recovery. Medical detox usually happens at the beginning of treatment. The detox process may take anywhere from 7 to 14 days to complete. The length of the detox will depend on several factors, like:
Different types of prescription medicines are used during detox. The type of medication will depend on the type and severity of the withdrawal symptoms experienced. It’s important to note that each individual may respond differently to various medications. Lakeview Health will customize each detox plan to fit the biological makeup of each client.
If you’re looking for additional support and help, don’t overlook the effectiveness of mutual support groups and 12-step groups. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is designed specifically for those who are recovering or trying to recover from alcoholism. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) or any of its subsidiaries can help those who abuse drugs recover from an addiction. Check out the links below for meeting times and locations:
Peer support is critical to addiction recovery. Those who receive support from others in similar situations often feel more motivated to get sober. Many people who are struggling with alcoholism or drug abuse often have a difficult time opening up to family or friends. They might be afraid of getting judged or feel that their family and friends can’t understand or relate to them. This is not an issue for those who go to mutual support groups.
Most addiction experts recommend going to mutual support groups at least once a week. However, those who are experiencing intense cravings or other psychological symptoms should consider going to meetings more frequently. Some people who are recovering from a severe addiction may even choose to go to meetings every day. These meetings may keep them motivated and may teach them how to implement some practical recovery skills in their daily life.
Lakeview Health at The Woodlands is located in Woodlands, Texas. We are just 3 hours away from Dallas, Texas by car. We offer a full continuum of care at this drug and alcohol treatment facility, from inpatient care to several different types of outpatient care. The Woodlands is licensed by the State of Texas and also has a Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation with the Joint Commission, so rest assured that we offer top quality care.
There are many benefits in going to an addiction treatment facility in another city. If you’re willing to step out of the comfort of your town and come to us, you’ll not only receive a high quality of customized care but also enjoy maximal anonymity and privacy.
If you’re interested in any of our programs, give us a call at 866-704-7692. We’ll connect you with our admission specialists. You can also take this opportunity to schedule a tour of our facility and even meet some of the members on our team. Many of our team members are licensed and master’s level therapists, registered nurses, psychiatrists, and behavioral health associates. They can assess your situation and offer some recommendations.
Nearly 1 in 7 Americans will struggle with substance abuse sometime in their lifetime. The majority of these individuals will not seek help even if they feel like their whole world is collapsing around them. They’re too afraid to take the first step to recovery because they don’t want to admit to themselves and others that they have a problem.
Admitting that you have a problem takes a lot of guts. Those who reach out for help should be proud of themselves. Here, at Lakeview Health, we offer a welcoming environment to those who are willing and ready to get help. Contact us at 866-704-7692 for more information.