Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment Resources in New Braunfels

New Braunfels Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

New Braunfels, about 45 minutes northeast of San Antonio, Texas, has plenty to offer tourists and its more than 70,000 residents. Settled by German pioneers in the 19th century, it is known for Gruene Hall, Texas’ oldest dance hall, built in 1878. Gruene Hall attracts performances by nationally known musicians, and is surrounded by a historic district with restaurants and antiques. Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort goes big, Texas-style, with flumes, wave pools and other cooling attractions. For a more relaxed experience, residents go tubing along the Comal River. In fall, Wurstfest is one of the nation’s largest German festivals.

Its rapid growth, however, has seen New Braunfels keep up with rising drug use statistics that trouble cities in Texas and across the country. In addition to meth , heroin and legal opioids such as oxycodone and hydrocodone , the area has a bigger alcohol misuse problem than many places.

If you’re struggling with any substance abuse in New Braunfels, know that help is available in the form of treatment centers and support groups.

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.

comal drug overdoses
in 2015

The city of New Braunfels spans Comal and Guadalupe county. In 2016 , Guadalupe had 31 drug overdose deaths.

Finding Help in New Braunfels

New Braunfels, Texas Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Centers

There are several treatment centers in New Braunfels and greater San Antonio. Whether you chose residential treatment close to home or farther away, partial hospitalization or outpatient appointments will depend on your circumstances and medical, emotional and psychological needs. A look at options can help you zero in on the best plan.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    The idea of a residential rehab for substance misuse dates back as far as Founding Father and physician Benjamin Rush, who advocated that alcohol misusers be treated as a medical problem rather than a moral failing or a matter of willpower. The first rehab center for women opened in 1864. Today, these inpatient drug rehab centers in New Braunfels, TX are often highly effective. A full-time treatment program may last several months. It includes medical supervision to treat the whole patient as well as the addiction. Prescriptions may help ease the transition from illegal drugs or alcohol, and the patient may also be treated for a dual diagnosis such as depression or anxiety. Doctors will also watch for and treat any medical problems such as poor nutrition or illnesses that have been left while the patient has been using. Professionals offer individual, family and group mental-health counseling. Support groups pave the way to attendance in meetings that will maintain sobriety after completing an inpatient drug rehab in New Braunfels, TX.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    Like residential ones, Partial hospitalization programs treat the condition as chronic, but with more flexibility so patients can attend school or work. For as long as six hours daily, patients will attend similar New Braunfels drug rehab programs, such as medical supervision, cognitive-behavioral therapy and individual and family counseling. It is likely a more affordable option for those patients whose insurance won’t cover an inpatient drug rehab in New Braunfels, TX.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    During outpatient drug rehab in New Braunfels, the patient attends medical and therapy appointments at regularly scheduled times, to achieve the same goals of attaining physical and emotional withdrawal from drugs or alcohol, and to develop a plan for continued abstinence (such as fellowship meetings). As with inpatient treatment, a program of at least 90 days is considered most useful, and for those receiving methadone maintenance, a year or more may be needed.

Which type of New Braunfels drug treatment facility is best will depend very much on the individual. While the more intense, immersive residential rehab program might be best for patients who need to get away from the circumstances familiar to them during drug or alcohol use, other patients who have strong support systems from friends and family might benefit from living at home during treatment. The patient’s goals, emotional makeup and length and severity of drug use will also factor into the equation, as will any other medical considerations.

Detox Centers

For many patients, treatment at a New Braunfels Drug detox center will be a vital first step toward sobriety. Suddenly stopping alcohol or drug use can have serious and even life-threatening side effects, and should be attempted under medical supervision. At a detox center, doctors and nurses will monitor your body as it adjusts to changes, and watch for tremors, dehydration, anxiety or depression and other side effects. Some patients will be given medication to ease the transition. Detox can take several days or longer, depending on the drug.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Congratulations on completing a drug rehab center in New Braunfels, TX. The next step is to continue with your aftercare by attending recovery meetings. These groups have been an important part of giving up alcohol or drugs since 1935, when Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio. At these and similar fellowship meetings, those who want continued abstinence can find support and understanding. Many recovering users continue attending meetings for a lifetime.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, the original help group, estimated its worldwide membership at nearly two million in 2016, with more than 109,000 groups. Members work through a 12-step program of admitting reliance on a higher power, committing to stopping drinking, and making amends with those they’ve harmed through their alcohol use. They also commit to helping others making the same journey to sobriety, and many act as sponsors or mentors to those new to the fellowship. Meetings are free and anonymous. One study found that those who attended meetings for at least a year were about twice as likely to remain abstinent from alcohol. Several AA meetings are available in New Braunfels.

  • The 2-4 Club
    1142 Eikel St.
    New Braunfels, TX, 78130
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help
    138 W. Austin
    New Braunfels, TX, 78130
  • St. Johns Episcopal Church
    312 Guenther St.
    New Braunfels, TX, 78130

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous (similar to AA, but for drug users), is also free and nonprofit, and has meetings in 129 countries. Some groups may cater specifically to those who use certain drugs. Like AA, meetings employ a 12-step program. As with AA, regular attendance over time has been shown to be effective for many patients. NA has regular meetings in New Braunfels.

  • Salvation Army
    617 S. Business IH 35
    New Braunfels, TX, 78130
  • The 2-4 Club
    1142 Eikel St.
    New Braunfels, TX, 78130
  • Unitarian Church
    135 Alves Ln.
    New Braunfels, TX, 78130

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery, founded in 1994, is a self-help group that relies on cognitive-behavioral techniques, as well as motivational therapy, to achieve sobriety without invoking a higher power. SMART stands for Self-Management Recovery and Training. Those in groups are encouraged to think about what they get out of drugs or alcohol, and then consider what they are giving up to keep using. Then, they learn ways to maintain sobriety (if that is what they choose). Research has shown that for the right people, SMART can be as effective as AA or NA in helping recovering users achieve and maintain sobriety.

The closest SMART Recovery meetings to New Braunfels are to the north in Austin. Meetings are also available online.

  • Communities for Recovery
    4110 Guadalupe St.
    Austin, TX, 78751
  • Cicada Recovery Services
    3004 S. First St.
    Austin, TX, 78704

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

If you are a family member or close friend of someone struggling with alcohol or drug use, you might find fellowship meetings helpful. As the user becomes immersed in treatment and learning new ways of life, you may feel left behind. At self-help meetings such as Al-Anon or Nar-Anon, you can learn new ways of coping with your now-sober family member, and find the path to recovery yourself from any relationship problems that developed along the way.

  • Al-Anon
    Gruene United Methodist Church
    2629 Common St.
    New Braunfels, TX, 78130
  • Nar-Anon
    A Recovery Place
    10929 Nacogdoches Rd.
    San Antonio, TX, 78217

While New Braunfels has several drug and alcohol treatment facilities, nearby cities may also be convenient. Below are some cities to check for comparable drug rehab centers.

Local Communities Served

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