Brownwood Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Brownwood is a small town situated near the center of Texas just west of Pecan Bayou, a tributary of the Colorado River. The town is home to the Brownwood High School Lions, a football team that’s legendary for winning record state championships. After a dam was placed on Pecan Bayou, Lake Brownwood was created and first opened as a park in 1938. Bass, crappie, alligator and catfish are easily caught in the 7,300-acre lake.

Unfortunately, it’s easy to start abusing drugs and alcohol in Brownwood, too. Good, hard-working people are prescribed painkillers and soon may develop a substance abuse problem. Smart, kind teenagers grow curious and try heroin and soon are enveloped in drug misuse. These people may desperately want to get help, but they feel ashamed or afraid of what may happen if they admit their problem.

If this describes you or someone you love, you’re not alone. You can be certain there are people just like you struggling with alcohol or drug use and taking advantage of the helpful treatment options that are available. This guide can help you locate Brownwood, TX drug treatment facilities and Brownwood, TX alcohol treatment facilities that can lead you to the recovery path.

Our Closest Facility:
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The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake Drug & Alcohol Rehab
443 S. Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133
(719) 602-0914
The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake does not operate in the state of Texas. Our closest facility is in Palmer Lake, CO and can be seen in the map above.

Finding Help in Brownwood

Brownwood, Texas Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Centers

While about 22.5 million Americans misuse illicit drugs or alcohol, only a small number of those people receive treatment. Yet, studies have shown such treatment, followed by regular attendance at 12-step or other fellowship meetings, can result in long-term sobriety for many patients. To be effective, treatment should address the unique problems of the individual, who may have other health problems in addition to the addiction. Treating the whole patient is the best solution. To determine the best course, talk about your options with an expert.

Residential Treatment Programs

When you’re ready to take the first steps toward sobriety, a residential treatment program often is the ideal way to treat the whole patient and all his or her health needs. Residential treatment is a full-time immersive experience in which the patient’s medical, psychological and behavioral needs receive care, as the patient receives constant monitoring. It’s most effective when treatment is at least three months long, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and it may last as long as 27 months. Treatment may include medications that ease the patient off the illicit drugs or help with other problems such as anxiety or depression. Behavioral or motivational therapy, as well as family or marriage therapy, may be in an individual or group setting. Other medical needs such as malnutrition resulting from the addiction will also receive care, and the patient undergoes monitoring to help lessen the chances of a relapse.

Partial Hospitalization Programs

For some patients, partial hospitalization may be a more cost-effective or time-conscious solution. Instead of living full-time at the treatment facility, the patient goes to treatment for six or more hours a day to receive similar drug counseling, medical attention and cognitive or behavioral therapy to what he or she would encounter during full hospitalization. It costs less since the patient isn’t living at the facility, and it allows some time for school or work. If the patient has good support at home that encourages sobriety, this can be an effective option.

Outpatient Treatment Programs

In a third treatment consideration, patients live in their homes, with time for work or school, and have regularly scheduled medical and counseling sessions for drug or alcohol rehabilitation. Cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as individual and group sessions and strategies (both medical and psychological) for staying sober are a part of outpatient treatment as well. For patients who have support to monitor them for misuse, and who need the flexibility and a less costly approach, outpatient treatment can be the ideal choice.

Whichever treatment course is best for the individual patient, it can be the start to a new, healthier life of sobriety, especially when followed up by recovery meetings. If you’re ready to make the first brave step toward a life free from misuse, know that your journey may begin with detoxification for drugs or alcohol. Reach out to a rehab center to learn more.

Detox Centers

There are several drug detox centers in Brownwood, but the most appropriate for you may in fact be elsewhere, perhaps at a national facility. Detox will include medically supervised withdrawal, which is different for each drug and can be physically as well as emotionally taxing. Patients should not attempt detox without medical supervision. In addition to cravings, symptoms might include fatigue, insomnia and anxiety, nausea and sweating, increased heart rate and blood pressure and the tremors (DTs) for which alcohol withdrawal is famous. During detox, medical professionals may prescribe drugs to ease symptoms, supervise your vital signs and offer therapy to help with psychological changes brought on by stopping the drugs or alcohol. Herbal teas and broth may help with dehydration, and the patient’s nutrition receives care with vitamins and minerals. Once detoxification is complete, the patient moves on to a more complete treatment program with the goal of continued abstinence.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Even if you consider yourself a shy person, it can be extremely helpful to attend a recovery meeting at least once a week after your treatment programs are complete. Recovery meetings are places where you can smile again, vent your frustrations and hear stories of how others overcame the same challenges you face. As you continue down the path toward lifelong recovery, you can benefit from the fellowship and guidance of people who don’t judge you but reach out their hands to help you instead. You’ll find recovery meetings in and around Brownwood.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are open or closed depending on the group and the day of the week they meet. AA recovery meetings are targeted to people who found they were abusing alcohol and felt powerless to stop. When you become a member, you may be assigned a sponsor, who’s a sober person who can encourage and guide you. You commit to letting your higher power take over control of your weaknesses and alcohol abuse. AA meetings are held every day of the week all over the world. They give you a safe space to find fellowship whenever you feel anxious or alone, for example on religious holidays and anniversaries.

Browntowner AA Group
502 W. Austin Ave.
Borwnwood, TX 76801

Mid-Texas Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse
901 Ave. B
Brownwood, TX 76801

Center for Life Resources
408 1/2 Mulberry St.
Brownwood, TX 76801

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Whether you abused heroin, cocaine, pain pills or another substance NA offers support and encouragement to anyone who wants to quit. Meetings can be very helpful to people who have been through detox and rehab. The sharing of stories and free educational resources can help to keep you on the right track and offer you tips and tricks to make it through the rough days. Anyone can join, and there are open and closed meetings. NA uses a 12-step program similar to the AA model.

Brownwood Narcotics Anonymous
602 W. Commerce St.
Brownwood, TX 76801

New Way NA
1001 Booker St.
Brownwood, TX 76801

Brownwood NA Meeting
S500 FM 45 E.
Brownwood, TX 76804

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery meetings are tailored for people who appreciate a common-sense, scientific approach to battling substance abuse. SMART doesn’t ask you to give over your will to a higher power, but it asks you to be self-reliant and focus on a four-point program of personal growth and healing. Members pay attention to developments in substance abuse research and adapt methods to follow up-to-date recommendations

Northwest Counseling and Wellness
12355 Hymeadow Dr.
Austin, TX 78750

Westside Unitarian Universalist Church
901 Page Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76110

Communities for Recovery
4110 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78751

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

There is help for substance abusers. There’s also help for the people who love the people who abuse substances. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are support groups for the loved ones of people who have use disorders involving alcohol and drugs. In Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings, you can safely discuss your concerns and learn strategies to deal with your worries and sadness.

Brownwood AFG/Family Service Center
S901 Ave. B
Brownwood, TX 76801

Brownwood Nar-Anon
S602 W. Commerce St.
Brownwood, TX 76801

You might want to be open to trying new groups and activities to take up your time while you heal from substance abuse. Sports, clubs and social activities can keep you busy as you reprogram yourself to find joy away from alcohol and drugs. In addition to resources for Brownwood alcohol rehab and Brownwood drug rehab, search for resources in neighboring areas to find the support and encouragement you need to keep improving.