Addiction Treatment in Dallas
Located 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.
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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.
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.
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:
- Supportive outpatient counseling
- Day treatment
- Prevention education
- Training for counselors
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Given the variety of rehabs Dallas has to offer, there’s no reason to struggle with addiction a moment longer. If you live in Dallas or are looking to travel there for substance abuse treatment, please call us now for help finding a rehab.