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Pearland is located in the eastern region of Texas and is part of the Houston–The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area. Pearland was once a major grower of fruit crops, including pears.

Pearland has an estimated population of 119,940 people. The city has experienced major growth, to the extent its population surge was the 15th largest in the country from 2000 to 2010. The majority of Pearland is in Brazoria County, though some parts of the city are in Harris and Fort Bend counties.

Pearland has small-town appeal while offering the amenities of a larger city. Its proximity to Houston makes this city even more appealing for many residents.

Even though substance-use rates aren’t as high in Pearland as other areas of the country, many residents still struggle with drug or alcohol addiction. Pearland residents don’t have to fight this battle alone. Pearland addiction treatment services can help a person find sobriety for the first time or re-establish sobriety after a relapse.

Addiction Treatment In Pearland, TX

Addiction can affect each person differently. When seeking treatment, it’s important to make sure that a person receives care that is tailored to their needs. By receiving customized care, a person is better able to develop and practice skills that can help them manage the unique challenges of their life.

In Pearland, a variety of addiction treatment services can help a person find and maintain sobriety. These may include:

  • Professional intervention services
  • Medical detox programs
  • Inpatient addiction treatment
  • Outpatient addiction treatment
  • Aftercare and alumni support services

Intervention Services

An interventionist will walk family members through the intervention process beforehand so they understand the best way to communicate to their loved one. The interventionist will also act as a moderator between both parties during the intervention. This helps to reduce tension and encourage positive communication.

Drug And Alcohol Detox Programs

Many rehab facilities offer detoxification services on site, allowing a person to transition without interruption from one form of treatment to the next. This helps a person to stay focused on their recovery and reduces the risk of both relapse and treatment dropout.

During a Pearland medical detox, a person may receive medications to reduce the pain or discomfort they’re experiencing due to withdrawal.

Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Pearland inpatient drug rehab programs offer intensive treatment for people who are working to recover from drug or alcohol addiction. The most effective programs will thoroughly evaluate a person so that therapies can be customized.

Many people who have an addiction also struggle with a mental health disorder. This is called a co-occurring disorder, or dual diagnosis. Treating only one condition may be less effective in the long run, as the condition left untreated could aggravate the other and cause a relapse.

Dual-diagnosis programs treat both mental health and substance use disorder. Some therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy, are effective for both disorders.

In Pearland, a person may be able to enroll in a variety of specialized inpatient addiction treatment programs, including:

  • Adventure or wilderness
  • Art or music therapy
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Equine or pet therapy
  • Executive or professional
  • LGBTQIA+ friendly
  • Medication-assisted treatment using Suboxone or methadone
  • Men’s- and women’s-only gender-specific treatment
  • 12-step
  • Non-12-step
  • Faith-based or religious

Out-of-town and out-of-state addiction treatment programs can expand a person’s treatment options. Substance use can tear down a person’s morale and damage their life. Being able to leave home for treatment can put distance between a person and triggering locations so that they’re better able to cultivate hope and focus on recovery.

Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Even though outpatient treatment can be used to treat addiction for the first time, it does hold other purposes.
Outpatient addiction rehab programs can work as a bridge between the structure of inpatient treatment and the unpredictable nature of day-to-day life. After a person graduates from inpatient treatment, they may enroll in an outpatient program to help them successfully make this transition. Outpatient services may also be used to prevent or treat relapse.

Aftercare And Alumni Services

Pearland aftercare and alumni support services provide structure, support and accountability throughout a person’s recovery. Though these services are especially important directly after a person leaves treatment, they can help maintain a stable recovery years after a person first becomes sober.

Many treatment facilities will work with their clients to build an aftercare plan. Programs and resources available in Pearland may include:

  • Alumni mentorship programs
  • Family therapy and support programs
  • Individual and group therapy or counseling
  • Job skills training
  • Online recovery resources
  • Self-improvement classes
  • Sober living homes

Addiction Treatment Program Length

Learning to break harmful thought patterns, negative emotional states and unhealthy behaviors takes time and work. The longer a person participates in treatment for, the greater the chance they have to make positive and lasting changes that promote sobriety and better health.

When a person is assessed for addiction treatment, the provider should be able to recommend a treatment program length that best fits the patient’s anticipated needs.

In Pearland, options for treatment could include:

  • 30-day programs
  • 60-day programs
  • 90-day programs
  • 120-day programs
  • Six-month programs
  • Programs lasting a year or longer

How To Pay For Addiction Treatment

Paying out of pocket for addiction treatment is only one of several ways a person could obtain the care they need. For many, one of the most accessible forms of financial assistance is health insurance. A variety of health insurance plans offer sizable benefits for the treatment of drug or alcohol addiction. This could include detoxification, outpatient or inpatient services.

In Pearland, a person may be able to use coverage provided by:

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna HealthCare of Texas
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • Texas Health Aetna

Some treatment facilities offer additional resources that may help a person meet their financial goal for treatment. Treatment facilities may:

  • Accept medical credit cards
  • Create payment plans
  • Offer or accept scholarships or grants
  • Offer income-based sliding-scale fees

Substance Use Trends In Pearland, TX

Injury And Deaths Related to Alcohol And Drugs

In Brazoria County, emergency medical services made 185 runs in 2016 in response to symptoms of a drug or alcohol overdose. From 2012 to 2016, 244 deaths were caused by drugs or alcohol in Brazoria County. Nearly two-thirds of these deaths were caused by drugs. During this period, there were:

  • 159 drug-induced deaths
  • 85 alcohol-induced deaths

In 2017, in Brazoria County, 224 automobile crashes involved drivers who were under the influence. These accidents caused:

  • 17 fatalities
  • 33 serious injuries
  • 60 injuries that were considered non-incapacitating

Crime Related To Alcohol And Drugs

Drugs are frequently linked to crime. Some crime is tied to the negative side effects of drug use, such as aggression and violence, and other incidents are connected to people using or selling the substance.
In 2017, in Brazoria County, there were:

  • 49 drug delivery offenses
  • 187 drug possession offenses
  • 7 “other” offenses related to drugs
  • 107 driving while intoxicated offenses

Large amounts of drugs are transported into the U.S. from Mexico, a problem that is especially common in the border state of Texas. A major bust was made in Pearland in 2015. Police officers found marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and a variety of prescription drugs.

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Signs And Symptoms Of Substance Use And Addiction

When a person first begins abusing a substance, they may be able to hide certain signs of use. But as use continues and becomes more frequent, this can be harder to do. They may become defensive when loved ones question them about their behaviors. They may also become secretive or protective of their personal space in an attempt to hide substance use.

Regular use of a drug can alter the way a person’s brain and body functions, which can in turn create behavioral changes. As these changes occur, a person will likely exhibit:

  • Tolerance: When a person takes their normal dose they do not experience the feelings they seek. This may lead to them increasing the dosage.
  • Cravings: Urges to find and use a substance become frequent and intense, to the point the urges begin to interfere with responsibilities in a person’s life.
  • Dependence: Frequent use of a substance causes the body to become reliant on it.
  • Withdrawal: Physical dependence causes a person to feel pain, sickness or discomfort when they stop using a drug or alcohol.

Drug And Alcohol Use

Alcohol use is common place and frequently leads to addiction. In addition to alcohol, Pearland residents experience addiction to illicit and prescription drugs.

Illicit drug use

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

Prescription drugs

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

Prescription opioid pain medications

  • 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 treats a variety of addictions at each of its treatment facilities, including at a center in Texas.

Contact Vertava Health today for more information on finding addiction treatment in Pearland.