Table of Contents
I. Getting Help
Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rehab, Treatment & Recovery Resources in Fort Worth

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Getting Help

What to Consider When Choosing a Rehab Center

It’s important to consider various factors when searching for a rehab facility, such as:

It’s important to think about the various factors which will impact your rehab options, such as your financial position, the severity of your addiction, and your unique personal situation.

For more information on how to make all of these decisions, read our guide to Choosing the Right Rehab.

The Highest Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs 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.

For more information about the five core metrics, head to the full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology

First Place: MH/MR of Tarrant County Pine Street Resid/Billy Gregory Detox

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.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 4.26
  • Treatment Approaches: 7
  • Cost: 6
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 0
  • Ancillary Services: 7.56

Second Place: Salvation Army First Choice

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.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 1.42
  • Treatment Approaches: 0
  • Cost: 9
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 6.93
  • Ancillary Services: 8.1

Third Place: Baylor Scott and White All Saints

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
  • Cost: 9
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 6.93
  • Ancillary Services: 8.1
Top-Rated, Low-Cost Treatment Centers in the Fort Worth Metro Area
Rank Rehab Total Score Contact Information
#1 MH/MR of Tarrant County Pine Street Resid/Billy Gregory Detox 5.0 1501 East El Paso Street Fort Worth, TX 76102 Main Tel: 817-569-4600
#2 Salvation Army First Choice 4.1 1855 East Lancaster Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76103 Main Tel: 817-344-1801 Intake Tel 1: 817-344-1836 Intake Tel 2: 817-344-1850
#3 Baylor Scott and Whilte All Saints 3.6 1400 8th Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76104 Main Tel: 817-922-1162 Intake Tel 2: 817-922-7580
#4 Phoenix Associates Counseling Services 3.4 3001 West 5th Street Suite A Fort Worth, TX 76107 Main Tel: 817-338-0311
#5 MH/MR of Tarrant County (CATS) Substance Abuse Treatment Program 3.4 1502 East Lancaster Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76102 Main Tel: 817-569-5360
#6 Lena Pope Home Inc 3.1 3200 Sanguinet Street Fort Worth, TX 76107 Main Tel: 817-255-2652
#7 Cenikor Foundation North Texas Facility 3.1 2209 South Main Street Fort Worth, TX 76110 Main Tel: 817-921-2771 x5807 Intake Tel 1: 888-236-4567 Intake Tel 2: 817-921-2771
#8 ABODE Treatment Inc Counseling Center 2.7 1700 South Cherry Lane Suite 320 Fort Worth, TX 76108 Main Tel: 817-246-8677 x301 Intake Tel 1: 817-710-0122
#9 ABODE Treatment Inc Counseling Center 1.7 2018 Evans Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76104 Main Tel: 817-246-8677 x202 Intake Tel 1: 817-710-0122
#10 Helping Open Peoples Eyes Inc (HOPE) 1.5 605 East Berry Street Fort Worth, TX 76110 Main Tel: 817-927-5441

Use our database to find a treatment center near you

The tool below lists all of the treatment centers in the state of Illinois recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Input your zip code and select the filter icon to find relevant rehabs near you.


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    What to Expect in Rehab

    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.

    For more on what to expect in rehab, read our guide on the addiction rehabilitation process 

    II. Finding Aftercare in Fort Worth

    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

    Name City Program Telephone Spanish Hotline
    24 Hour Answering Service Abilene AA (817) 922-9859;(800) 396-1602 N/A
    Alcoholicos Anonimos Distrito 7 El Paso AA N/A (915) 351-1141
    Big Country Area NA Big Country Area (Abilene) NA (325) 691-9209 N/A
    Big Country Area NA Big Country Area (Ballinger) NA (325) 365-2187;(325) 365-3339 N/A
    Big Country Area NA Big Country Area (San Angelo) NA (325) 657-6646 N/A
    Brazos Valley Area NA Brazos Valley Area NA (979) 822-9094 N/A
    Brazos Valley Intergroup Bryan AA N/A N/A
    Central Office Of Ft. Worth Ft Worth AA (817) 922-9859;(800) 396-1602 N/A
    Central Service Office San Antonio AA (210) 828-6235;(210) 821-6325 N/A
    Central Service Office Tyler AA (903) 597-1796 N/A
    Central Texas Area NA Central Texas Area (Austin) NA (512) 480-0004 N/A
    Central Texas Area NA Central Texas Area (Spanish) NA N/A (512) 480-0007
    Central Texas Intergroup Waco AA (254) 754-3336 N/A
    Coastal Bend Area NA Coastal Bend Area (Corpus Christi and surrounding) NA (361) 992-2113 N/A
    Coastal Bend Intergroup Association Corpus Christi AA (361) 992-8911;(866) 672-7029 N/A
    Dallas Area NA Dallas Area NA (972) 699-9306 N/A
    Dallas Area NA Dallas Area (En Espanol) NA (888) 600-6229 N/A
    Dallas Intergroup Association Dallas AA (214) 887-6699 N/A
    Diamondback Area NA Diamondback Area (Lubbock & Levelland) NA (806) 747-1976 N/A
    District III 24 Hour Answering Service Amarillo AA (806) 329-3088;(877) 421-4334 N/A
    Distrito 12 El Paso AA N/A (915) 838-6264
    En todo el estado de Texas espanol NA En todo el estado de Texas espanol NA N/A (888) 600-6229
    Esperanza Area NA Esperanza Area (Larado, San Antonio local) NA (800) 221-9091 N/A
    Esperanza Area NA Esperanza Area (Laredo, San Antonio) NA (210) 434-0665 N/A
    Fort Worth Area NA Fort Worth Area NA (888) 629-6757;(817) 624-9525 N/A
    Heart of Texas Area NA Heart of Texas Area (Killeen, Temple, Waco) NA (888) 629-6757 N/A
    Hill Country Area NA Hill Country Area (Lockhart, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Schertz, Seguin, Universal City) NA (855) 864-2262 N/A
    Hill Country Intergroup Austin AA (512) 444-0071 N/A
    Houston Area NA Houston Area NA (713) 661-4200 N/A
    Intergroup Association Inc. Houston AA (713) 686-6300 N/A
    Intergroup Central Office El Paso AA (915) 562-4081 N/A
    Lone Star Region - En Espanol NA Lone Star Region - En Espanol NA N/A (888) 600-6229
    Lone Star Region NA Lone Star Region NA (888) 629-6757 N/A
    Lubbock AA Hotline Lubbock AA (806) 741-8780 N/A
    Ninth District Intergroup Beaumont AA (409) 832-1107 N/A
    Northside Area NA Northside Area (Galveston, Santa Fe) NA (713) 661-4200 N/A
    Not High Plains Area NA Not High Plains Area (Amarillo, Spearman, Dalhart) NA (806) 429-2171 N/A
    Oficina Interg Hisp De Houston Houston AA N/A (832) 620-8280
    Oficina Intergrupal Del Valle McAllen AA N/A (956) 638-6346
    Oficina Intergrupal Hispana San Antonio AA N/A (210) 533-9770;(210) 409-8524
    Oficina Intergrupal Hispana A.A. Austin AA N/A (512) 619-2458;(512) 832-6767
    Oficina Intergrupal Hispana AA El Paso AA N/A (915) 838-6264
    Oficina Intergrupal Hispana De Fort Worth Fort Worth AA N/A (817) 921-6882
    Oficina Intergrupal Hispana Del Sureste De Texas Beaumont AA N/A (409) 926-6537
    Oficina Intergrupal Hispana Of A.A Dallas AA N/A (214) 905-0770
    Oficina Intergrupal Noroeste de Texas Monahan AA N/A (432) 208-8335
    Panhandle Area NA Panhandle Area (Fritch) NA (806) 331-6262 N/A
    Piney Woods Area NA Piney Woods Area (Longview) NA (903) 234-5449 N/A
    Red River Region NA Red River Region (NE Texas) NA (888) 851-1246 N/A
    Rio Grande Valley Area NA Rio Grande Valley Area (McAllen, Brownsville) NA (956) 949-1900 N/A
    Southeast Texas Area NA Southeast Texas Area (Orange, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Nederland) NA (855) 627-3826 N/A
    Southwest Texas District 7 AA Hotline Victoria AA (866) 672-7029 N/A
    Tri-Country Area NA Tri-Country Area (Galveston, Fort Bend & Brazoria Counties) NA (888) 955-8822 N/A
    Unity Area NA Unity Area (Midland, Odessa) NA N/A N/A

    Sober Living Homes

    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.

    III. Substance Abuse in Fort Worth

    Overview

    Opioids and alcohol are the most problematic substances in Tarrant County

    26%

    of 2017 rehab admissions in Tarrant County were for alcohol

    20%

    of 2017 rehab admissions in Tarrant County were for opioids

    A study by the Tarrant County Challenge Institute reports that in 2017, 26% of all substance abuse treatment facility admissions were to treat alcohol, and 20% were for the treatment of opioid addiction. However, these rates are lower than the national average – according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA), 33% of people seeking relief from substance abuse reported opioids as their drug of choice, and 54% were seeking treatment for alcohol addiction.

    Data gathered from Tarrant County Challenge Institute

    Tarrant County residents are dying faster from alcohol abuse than in the rest of the US

    16.99%

    of Tarrant County deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    12.71%

    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
    Ages: 12-17 Ages: 18+ All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths in Tarrant County 20 17,417 17,437
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Tarrant County 4 2,387 2,391
    Total Deaths in Tarrant County 444 116,243 116,687
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Tarrant County 5.41% 17.04% 16.99%

    Data gathered from NCHS Drug Overdose Data and CDCWonder

    Key Indicators of Substance Abuse Issues

    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.



    Sources: 2018 State of the Homeless Report, 2016 Tarrance County Homeless Coalition Report, 2012 and 2010 excluded due to lack of data available

    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.



    Data gathered from CDC Wonder

    IV. Take Action

    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.