Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rehab, Treatment & Recovery Resources in Fort Worth
The percentage of people overdosing from drugs and alcohol in Tarrant County is overall much lower than the rest of the country, but the rates of people dying from abuse of drugs and alcohol has been increasing steadily- according to CDC Wonder, 138% more people died in 2017 than in 2008, and alcohol deaths have increased by over 228% since 2008. Also, homeless people living in residences not designed for habitation has been increasing at an alarming rate of 247%. This is important because research shows homeless people that live in places not meant for habitation are one of the most at-risk groups for death from drug or alcohol overdose.
We created this guide to provide valuable resources to those in need of alcohol or drug education and rehabilitation. Here you will find information about the rehabilitation process, issues facing this community, and what our research has shown about rehabilitation centers in Fort Worth.
To find a treatment center near you, use our directory to find high quality, affordable treatment right away. Read on to see instructions for using it, as well as learn which rehabs qualify as the best in the area for cost and quality.
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I. Getting Help
Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rehab, Treatment & Recovery Resources in Fort Worth
While the cost of rehab can be high, depending on your needs and location, there may be financial assistance or low-cost services available for you to get help breaking free of your addiction. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 37 licensed substance abuse treatment centers within 25 miles of Fort Worth and 99 within 50 miles of the city center. Many organizations are dedicated to providing substance abuse recovery services to residents, regardless of their financial state. Out of these rehabs, the Billy Gregory Detox Center has received the highest score overall.
Five core metrics were used to evaluate each low-cost rehab
When evaluating the quality of each facility, we assign scores based on five core metrics. For more information about our review process, please read a full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.
Committed to ending death from substance abuse, MHMR provides comprehensive rehabilitation treatment, from detoxification including the use of medication to outpatient long-term counseling to maintain sobriety. This detox facility is able to prescribe medication to treat substance abuse as well as help manage co-occurring conditions like mental health issues and required medications for those underlying problems. While this facility scored low for serving no unique demographics, it overall ranked highest among treatment centers in Fort Worth.
The best attributes that we have discovered about this facility through our research are the extensive treatment options and dedication to aftercare. The vision of this group is to help former addicts maintain sobriety throughout their lives, and they have scored highest in the area of ancillary services because of the 32 additional offerings aside from detoxification and inpatient rehabilitation treatment.
Clients here can receive interim services for the times between stays in the center, as well as assistance with obtaining social services and managing aftercare once rehabilitation is over. Payment for rehab is usually handled through private or state and/or federal health insurance, but this group also accepts military insurance (TRICARE), and government-funded healthcare, as well as has a sliding-fee scale for clients with low income and other factors preventing access to treatment.
The Salvation Army is known for providing the community with needed services that might otherwise be inaccessible, such as substance abuse rehabilitation. For the seeming lack of payment required in exchange for services here, this group has scored the highest for low-cost substance abuse treatment.
This rehabilitation group provides care to those suffering from substance abuse, including opioid addiction. They are able to assist veterans and active military, pregnant women, members of the LGBTQ community, those living with HIV or AIDS, and those who have experienced trauma. Various rehab techniques are used here, and there is an emphasis on peer-run support, from group therapy to job training, and self-help groups.
The category of ancillary services is what the Salvation Army scored highest in, for their wide-range of services available to ensure success after drug and alcohol addiction regardless of the relation to actual substances, such as marriage counseling. There are also mental health services available here, including treatment for non-substance abuse addiction disorders like internet use disorder. Loved ones of those living with substance abuse are also welcome to attend counseling sessions, and there are residential beds available for the children of clients as well.
Baylor Scott and White Health group offer a myriad of health services to the Fort Worth area, including rehabilitation and mental health services. As a result of their healthcare licensure, they are able to admit those with on mental health medications, but they do not treat opioid addiction. One of the higher scores for this group was in the department of treatment approaches, for their ability to prescribe medication as well as provide alternative treatments like the 12-step approach.
Among the various counseling services available here in- and out of rehab, is trauma-related counseling, relational emotive behavioral therapy, the interventionist approach, motivational interviewing, anger management, and marriage counseling. They are also able to provide health education services, such as screen and counsel for HIV/AIDS or hepatitis. Also, screening for substance abuse is available while in treatment and on a long-term basis.
This facility scored 0 for catering to no specific unique demographics, and only 2 for the high-price, due to the highly specialized medical care provided here. They do not offer financial assistance but do accept Medicare and military TRICARE insurance for those without private health insurance or funds to pay out of pocket. Check with the facility to see if they offer any financial assistance or payment programs, as corporations such as this group often do.
Rehabilitation Services Provided: 1.42
Treatment Approaches: 0
Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 6.93
Ancillary Services: 8.1
Top-Rated, Low-Cost Treatment Centers in the Fort Worth Metro Area
605 East Berry Street Fort Worth, TX 76110 Main Tel: 817-927-5441
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New science and medical research continue to improve upon current addiction therapies. There is a wide range of philosophies and techniques available to treat substance abuse, but the key tenements remain consistent across therapies.
Proper aftercare is vital to the substance abuse rehabilitation process- without aftercare, the chances of relapse and overdose increase, and research into aftercare shows that longer periods of counseling are far more effective than shorter treatments, emphasizing the importance of aftercare. There are various ways to receive aftercare in the community, such as sober living homes, group therapy, and follow-up visits to the rehabilitation facility for continued therapy.
Alcoholics Anonymous, a nationwide support group for those addicted to alcohol, created the 12-step process . Today, there are many other resources with similar and effective programs, including NA, or Narcotics Anonymous, for those struggling with drug addictions.
Contact the appropriate local organization to find an AA or NA meeting near you
Using our directory tool below, you can find local organizations that can help you find your local Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) group meetings. Meeting times and locations change periodically, please call ahead to make sure online information is accurate.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Database
For people that want an immersive and healing environment to kick their habits in, sober living homes are available to provide a home-like experience with a strict dedication to sobriety in the community. This type of environment is particularly helpful to addiction recovery, as recovering residents benefit from the community that has a no-tolerance policy towards drugs or alcohol.
Residents of sober living are expected to behave as if they are renting their living space, and everyone is typically assigned a share of the house chores, as well as rent cost. Each home has its own support groups, which are often mandatory, and house rules, which always include strict adherence to zero tolerance drugs and alcohol policies. Research shows this style of rehabilitation is effective for long-term sobriety and happiness.
See our database of sober homes in Fort Worth, or select the appropriate filter from our tool above. You can see our guide on sober living homes and learn more about them, or search for a certified recovery residence in your area.
Tarrant County residents are dying faster from alcohol abuse than in the rest of the US
of Tarrant County deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol
of US deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol
According to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), the percentage of deaths caused by drugs and alcohol in Tarrant County is 16.99%- higher than the nation’s percentage of 12.71%. The fastest rising cause of deaths in this area is alcohol, which has caused 152% more deaths since 2012, five times faster than in the US overall.
While deaths from substance abuse in Fort Worth have only risen 6% between 2012 and 2017, alcohol has caused the most damage. In the same period of time, overdoses from alcohol increased 152%, and heroin deaths increased by 53%. Fentanyl has been the cause of an increase of over 4% of deaths and overdoses attributed to cocaine use have decreased in the same five year period.
Drug and Alcohol-Induced Deaths Between 2012 and 2017
Drug-Induced Deaths in Tarrant County
Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Tarrant County
Total Deaths in Tarrant County
Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Tarrant County
At first glance, the substance abuse issue in any given area may not be readily apparent, so researchers and policy-makers must examine “key indicators”. When combined with usage stats, key indicators provide a deep level of understanding into the most at-risk groups in an area. Read on for our research into the key indicators of substance abuse in Fort Worth.
The number of unsheltered homeless has skyrocketed in Tarrant County in recent years
Tarrant and Parker counties share a large portion of their cities and have joined forces to help the homeless population overcome barriers to permanent housing. 30 agencies in the area host 98 programs and over 4,400 beds for otherwise unsheltered homeless people. On a single night in 2018, there were 2,105 homeless people counted, 33.65% of which were living in places not meant for habitation, such as in a park or a tent.
Research shows the homelessness and substance abuse are intricately linked, and homeless people have many co-current factors such as a mental illness that may also contribute to the risk of substance abuse. The homeless surveys indicate that in 2018, 10.98% of the homeless population reported using illicit substances.
While the Housing Crisis System of Care has overall helped to lower the number of homeless people living in transitional housing, you can see in the chart below that the number of people living in places not meant for habitation has skyrocketed from 2011 to 2018 by 247% percent.
Deaths and crimes referred to the toxicology department to investigate drugs and alcohol in Tarrant County are on the rise.
An indication of the larger effect of substance abuse in Tarrant County is the number of crimes referred to the district’s toxicology department. The Tarrant County district toxicology department gathers data from the toxicology department, medical examiner, and the police department for DWI, DFSA (drug-facilitated sexual assault), among other drug-related offenses. Various tests are submitted, including blood alcohol analysis, and drug testing for opiates, heroin, and methamphetamine.
You can compare the numbers of autopsies submitted for toxicology testing to the other statistics to see that drugs and alcohol have contributed in a large way to increasing deaths and overall crime in the four counties (Parker, Tarrant, Denton, and Johnson) covered under the Tarrant County district medical examiner’s office. These cases were sent to them to test for the presence of illicit substances, or alcohol, which may have contributed to any number of crimes and fatal injuries. According to these reports, the number of toxicology cases presented to the medical examiner in Tarrant County has increased 59% since 2013.
The rate of suicides and death by drugs or alcohol is lower in Tarrant County than the rest of Texas and the US.
According to studies, substance abuse is often used as a form of self medication to treat depression and other underlying mental illnesses and crises that contribute to the risk of suicide. However, recovering from drug abuse is not a guarantee the end of the risk of suicide. According to research, one out of every eleven people who used illicit drugs in the past year will seriously contemplate suicide. In Tarrant County, the suicide rates are much lower than the rest of the state and country, but have been increasing along with other substance use indicators.
Fort Worth and surrounding areas have numerous state and local resources available to those struggling with addiction. Many low-cost centers can help you if you don’t have insurance or feel like you are unable to afford private pay rehabilitation services. Use our tool to discover a rehabilitation center near you that can help you determine your insurance coverage and your rehab needs.