Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment Resources in McAllen

McAllen Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

In the heart of the Rio Grande Valley at the southernmost point of Texas, McAllen is just five miles from Mexico. The city enjoys plenty of activity and binational flavor. The warm climate, charming culture and numerous attractions — including the bird species endemic to the area — all make this city a special place to live.

However, the historical district of McAllen isn’t exempt from the serious drug and alcohol abuse issues that affect the rest of the country. Even those in positions of authority have succumbed to the temptations. In 2016, a US border agent was arrested after staging a drug seizure near the Mexican border. It was reported that diluted drugs were staged for seizure so the genuine drugs could be sold for profit.

Despite these occurrences, there is hope for healing. For those who want help overcoming their issues with substance abuse, there are many McAllen drug rehab options available.

Our Closest Facility:

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake443 S. Hwy 105 Palmer Lake CO 80133-9003 (719) 884-0063

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.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

texas opioid overdose deaths
in 2016

While shocking, the death toll from opioid overdoses in Texas can be reduced. Whether you’re suffering from an addiction yourself or you know someone who needs help, you can take steps to combat the issue of substance misuse when you seek out a local treatment facility.

Finding Help in McAllen

McAllen, Texas Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Centers

To safely and successfully take steps towards recovery from your addiction, professional assistance can be an integral part of your healing. Help is given to monitor and cope with withdrawal symptoms while motivating you to continue with the recovery process. Drug rehab in the McAllen area offers various levels of treatment. Each program differs in what they provide, and you need to choose the one that’s right for your unique needs.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Also known as an inpatient program, this type of treatment program requires a patient to check into a recovery facility, where professional care and supervision are given on a 24-hour basis. Those in recovery live at the facility full-time for an immersive healing experience that may include group meetings, therapy and classes. The patient is in a healthy environment away from the temptations usually found outside the facility. Interaction with peers who are also in the process of recovery are beneficial, as is the support of the professionals on hand.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    A partial hospitalization program requires the patient to spend a significant and set amount of time in a facility each day to receive medical care and structured therapy. Many of the amenities found in residential programs are included in this option. If a stable home environment with a support network is available, the patient is able to go home at the end of each day when classes and meetings are through.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    An outpatient program is flexible in that a patient attends treatment sessions during the day but can go home afterward. This enables the patient to continue with normal commitments, such as family, education or work duties. The features of each program vary and can include individual or group sessions as well as therapy. This option is usually available for patients with mild disorder issues or those who have already completed more intensive parts of the treatment process. Patients are encouraged to recognize the contributing behaviors for addiction, stay motivated and feel comfortable within their support network of friends and family.

Be honest with yourself when assessing which program is best for you. Consider the history and length of your addiction, the substance you’ve become addicted to and whether you feel a medical detox is required. Talk with one of our specialists to determine the best plan for you. You may benefit most from attending one of the McAllen drug treatment facilities, or from traveling to attend a nationally recognized center.

Detox Centers

Once you’ve made the decision to seek help, getting rid of the substances in your body is the first step toward sobriety. To prevent life-threatening withdrawal symptoms, ensure you have medical assistance while going through the process. When this important detoxification stage is complete, the next step is to address the emotional and psychological issues connected with your addiction, whether that means you might attend recovery meetings or treatment programs.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Aftercare is a critical stage of recovery. In order to avoid setbacks, you may choose to seek out a recovery fellowship, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. After you return home from a McAllen drug rehab center, you can find ongoing support at one of the numerous support groups in the area.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Operating for over 80 years, Alcoholics Anonymous has been using its original 12-step program to encourage people with alcohol use disorders to break the cycle connected with alcoholism. Recovering patients do this by surrendering their addiction to alcohol to a higher power. The recovery program focuses around group sessions where men and women share their experiences together, helping each other to recover from addiction.

  • Group Twelve
    102 Thames Dr.
    San Antonio, TX 78216
  • First One Today Group
    5723 Kenwick St., Winner’s Club
    San Antonio, TX 78328
  • Goliad Group
    537 Avondale Ave.
    San Antonio, TX 78223

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

The non-profit organization Narcotics Anonymous also uses a 12-step program to help men and women overcome their addiction to drugs. Operating globally in 139 countries, membership is multicultural and multilingual. The key to success of the organization’s world services is based around communication, information, guidance and coordination. There are no affiliations with other groups and no initiation fees. Members just need to possess the desire to stop using drugs and to have an open mind. The regular group meetings can help recovering drug users with their goal of abstaining from drugs completely.

  • Our Savior Lutheran Church
    1105 West Fern Ave.
    McAllen, TX 78501
  • South Texas Behavioral Hospital
    2102 West Trenton Rd.
    Edinburg, TX 78539
  • University of Texas
    Rio Grande Valley
    1201 West University Dr.
    University Center, Rm. 102
    Edinburg, TX 78539

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is based on a four-step program that focuses on the individual to encourage self-empowerment through science-based groups. The four steps help those in recovery build and maintain motivation; cope with urges; manage feelings, thoughts and behaviors; and live balanced lives. Ways to achieve self-directed change are taught, and the approach continually evolves as the latest scientific research in addiction recovery is made available. Members benefit from daily online meetings and face-to-face meetings in their local vicinity.

  • Behavioral Health Solutions
    5510 North Cage Blvd., Suite A
    Pharr, TX 78577
    120 West University Dr.
    Edinburg, TX 78539
  • University Center 102
    1201 West University Dr.
    Edinburg, TX 78539

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

It’s not just people in recovery whose lives are affected by addiction. Family, friends and spouses often struggle to cope with the effects addiction has on their own lives. Al-Anon helps friends and families of alcohol users find hope and strength when their loved ones are going through the recovery process. There are no membership fees, and any contributions are completely voluntary. There’s also no set attendance requirement; you can attend to gather information or interact with the group. Nar-Anon helps support the family and friends of those addicted to drugs. It does this via a 12-step spiritual program. Members listen to each other during group discussions and can contribute if they wish. The focus is purely on the family and friends, with no discussions about the patients in recovery in their lives.

  • Al-Anon
    1017 Jasmine St.
    McAllen, TX 78501
  • Nar-Anon
    Victory Through Defeat Nar-Anon Family
    NW Hills United Methodist Church
    7575 Tezel Rd.
    San Antonio, TX 78250

If you’re considering a drug rehab center in the McAllen area, it’s also recommended that you look further afield to discover other recovery resources available in nearby cities. This ensures you find the right treatment resources that cater to your own specific needs to help you on the road to recovery.

Local Communities Served

  • 78501
  • 78502
  • 78503
  • 78504
  • 78505
  • 78539
  • 78557
  • 78572
  • 88540

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