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Garland, Texas, lies just northeast of Dallas. While portions of Garland rest in Collin and Rockwall counties, the majority of the city is within Dallas County.

With this proximity to Dallas, Garland is contained within the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, a region with an estimated 7,394,000 people. Garland itself has 238,000 residents. The Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex area had the largest population growth of any metro area in the U.S. in 2017.

With such a concentrated and growing population, the number of people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol in the Garland area is fairly high. Garland drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs can help a person find sobriety, mend relationships and improve their health.

Addiction Treatment In Garland, TX

Selecting a personalized addiction treatment program can enhance a person’s treatment experience and increase their opportunity for a successful recovery.

No two people have the same life experiences that brought them to addiction. The most effective drug rehab programs determine how a person has been impacted by addiction and what therapies can best help them to heal.

Garland addiction treatment services may include:

  • Professional intervention services
  • Medical detox programs
  • Inpatient drug rehab
  • Outpatient drug rehab
  • Aftercare and alumni support services

Intervention Services

Professional Garland intervention services can help a family address addiction in a healthy way. Some people are unable to see that they are addicted. Or, if they realize it, they might not believe that they need help. An intervention can help a person to understand these truths while also showing them the importance of addiction treatment.

Drug And Alcohol Detox Programs

Treatment for physical addiction begins during detox. When a person is physically dependent on a substance, they will most likely become sick, or go into withdrawal, if they suddenly stop using that substance. During medical detox, a person is monitored 24 hours a day while their body rids itself of the drug.

A Garland medical detox program will use medications as needed to reduce or prevent withdrawal symptoms. Detoxing can be mentally and emotionally draining. Compassionate staff will support, encourage and help a person stay focused on sobriety during this time.

Inpatient Drug Rehab

To build a stable foundation for a drug-free life, patients must receive treatment that recognizes the complex circumstances surrounding their addiction.

For instance, many people experiencing addiction also struggle with some form of a co-occurring mental health disorder. For treatment to be maximally effective, therapies should target both conditions. This speciality care is referred to as a dual diagnosis treatment program.

Other specialized Garland addiction treatment programs that appeal to a variety of interests, needs and lifestyles may include:

  • Adventure or wilderness therapy
  • Art or music therapy
  • Dual diagnosis care for co-occurring mental health disorders
  • Equine or pet therapy
  • Faith-based or religious programs
  • Gender-specific treatment groups
  • LGBTQIA+ friendly
  • Medication-assisted treatment (Suboxone and methadone)
  • 12-step and 12-step alternatives

When building a treatment plan, treatment providers should evaluate a person to determine how addiction has impacted their life. Many people need help addressing the ways addiction has affected their relationships and career.

Therapy sessions that are targeted to address these complex needs give a person a higher likelihood of achieving long-term sobriety and strong sober-living skills. Counseling sessions may be offered in an individual, group and family setting, allowing a person to develop positive behaviors and skills that support all areas of their life affected by addiction.

Outpatient Drug Rehab

Garland outpatient addiction treatment services can fulfill a variety of roles in the recovery process, including as a:

  • Primary treatment for addiction
  • Treatment for relapse
  • Treatment for someone who is trying to prevent relapse
  • Step-down program following an inpatient drug rehab program

Aftercare And Alumni Services

Taking part in an aftercare program or utilizing a program’s alumni support services can help people to stay focused on their recovery after finishing a treatment program. Many programs offer ongoing support and resources to program graduates. In addition to these services, a number of options for aftercare may exist in the Garland area, such as:

  • Counseling and therapy sessions
  • Job-skills training
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Online recovery workshops and resources
  • Peer support groups
  • Self-improvement classes
  • Sober living homes

Addiction Treatment Program Length

Ideally, a person would enroll in treatment for the greatest amount of time possible. While 30-day or 60-day programs can make a positive impact, research has found that most people experience better treatment outcomes if they receive treatment for 90 days or longer.

In Garland, available treatment program lengths may include:

  • 90-day programs
  • 120-day programs
  • 6-month programs
  • Long-term programs lasting a year or more

Though it may seem easier to select a treatment program that is close to a person’s home, doing so doesn’t always yield the best selection of specialized programs and treatments.

By considering an out-of-own or out-of-state drug rehab program, a person will likely have more options for treatment. This can help a person find an individualized treatment program that best meets their needs.

How To Pay For Addiction Treatment

Many factors can affect a person’s ability to pursue treatment and also influence which treatment program they choose. The cost of treatment is one of the biggest factors for many people.

Fortunately, health insurance benefits may cover a sizable portion of drug or alcohol addiction treatment.

In Garland, the following companies may provide coverage for addiction treatment services:

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Texas
  • Care N’ Care
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
  • Texas Health Aetna
  • UnitedHealthcare

If a person is uninsured or if they find their insurance coverage doesn’t cover enough, there are other options that may help them meet their financial goal, including:

  • Crowdfunding
  • Donations from loved ones
  • Income-based sliding-scale fees
  • Medical credit cards
  • Monthly payment plans
  • Personal loans
  • Scholarships or grants

Substance Use Trends In Garland, TX

Alcohol Use

Many people use alcohol without even realizing it. Consuming alcohol can impair a person’s judgement and motor skills, which is particularly dangerous if a person chooses to get behind the wheel.

Among Dallas County adults In 2015, there were:

  • 5,714 arrests for driving under the influence
  • 83 DUI fatalities
  • 10,527 total arrests for alcohol violations
  • 9,885 arrests for drunkenness
  • 642 arrests for liquor law violations

Drug Overdoses

The exact amount needed to cause drug poisoning or overdose can vary by person and by substance. Certain drugs, like heroin and fentanyl, are extremely potent. It could take very little of these substances to lead to overdose. In some cases, a drug may be cut or laced with a stronger substance, which could increase the potential for overdose.

Dallas County counted 993 deaths caused by a drug or alcohol poisoning between 2013 and 2015. In 2015, the number of poison control calls for commonly used drugs totaled:

  • Sedative, hypnotic or antipsychotic: 853 calls
  • Stimulants and street drugs: 668 calls
  • Antidepressants: 564
  • Alcohol: 480 calls
  • Opioids: 413 calls
  • Muscle relaxants: 149 calls
  • Synthetic cannabinoids (K2, spice or fake weed): 88 calls
  • Mushrooms: 14 calls
  • Synthetic cathinones (bath salts): 1 call

Drug Arrests

As a state that borders Mexico, Texas is a prime target of drug trafficking. A fair amount of these drugs make their way into Garland and Dallas County. In Dallas County in 2015, 8,973 arrests were made for drug possession and 987 arrests were made for the sale or manufacturing of drugs.

The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that the following drugs were seized in Dallas County in 2016:

  • 1,816 pounds of marijuana
  • 421 pounds of methamphetamine
  • 62 pounds of opiates (codeine, heroin and morphine)

Signs And Symptoms Of Substance Use And Addiction

In the early stages of substance use, the signs might not be that obvious. Many people deliberately conceal the signs when they start using drugs or alcohol, however, as time passes this can become harder to do.

The longer a person uses a drug, the more pronounced the impact on their body, brain and behavior becomes. As use becomes chronic, many of these changes will appear more consistently and in a manner that can’t be easily hidden. Knowing the signs of a substance use disorder can aid friends and family members in getting their loved one help.

The major signs of addiction are:

  • Cravings
  • Tolerance
  • Dependence
  • Withdrawal

Once a person experiences these states, they’ll commonly go to great lengths to find and use the substance. This may involve pretending to have a physical or mental health problem as a means of obtaining a prescription drug, stealing a loved one’s medication or purchasing a drug off the street. Some people may steal money or belongings as a way of paying for a drug.

Drug And Alcohol Use

Legal Substances

Despite being a legal substance, alcohol is responsible for the greatest number of addictions in the nation. Alcohol use is widespread, and even behaviors that are socially acceptable in certain circles, such as binge drinking, can lead to addiction.

Illicit drugs

Some of the most potent and addictive drugs available today are illegal drugs. These drugs are dangerous for many reasons, however, as these substances are all manufactured illicitly, they often contain harmful chemical additives or other potent drugs. This can increase the odds that a person will develop health problems, addiction or overdose from use.

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Illicit drugs that are frequently used include:

  • Cocaine (including crack)
  • Heroin
  • Illicit fentanyl
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Synthetic cannabinoids (“fake weed”)

Prescription drugs

Some people think that prescription drugs are safe and not addictive because they are legal substances. Many of the most severe addictions, such as those caused by opioid painkillers, start with prescription drug use.

Prescription drugs that are commonly used include:

  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Ativan (lorazepam)
  • Klonopin (clonazepam)
  • Librium (chlordiazepoxide)
  • Restoril (temazepam)
  • Valium (diazepam)
  • Xanax (alprazolam)

Prescription opioid pain relievers

  • Codeine
  • Actiq (fentanyl)
  • Duragesic (fentanyl)
  • Norco (hydrocodone)
  • Vicodin (hydrocodone)
  • Dilaudid (hydromorphone)
  • Demerol (meperidine)
  • Dolophine (methadone)
  • Methadose (methadone)
  • Duramorph (morphine)
  • MS Contin (morphine)
  • OxyContin (oxycodone)
  • Percocet (oxycodone)
  • Opana (oxymorphone)

Prescription ADHD stimulant medications

  • Adderall (dextroamphetamine/amphetamine)
  • Concerta (methylphenidate)
  • Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)
  • Ritalin (methylphenidate)
  • Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)

Vertava Health provides compassionate, research-based treatment for drug and alcohol addiction at numerous locations across America, including Texas. Expertly trained addiction specialists use a variety of therapies to help a person heal and achieve their recovery goals.

Contact Vertava Health today for more information on Garland substance use and addiction treatment programs.