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San Antonio Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Home to the infamous Alamo, San Antonio is full of southern charm with a community that’s rich in both Old West and Spanish heritage. The cost of living in this Texas town is lower than the national average for home and rental prices as well as everyday expenses, and there’s a low unemployment rate. The modern city is the third largest in Texas and is ranked as the seventh largest in the US. It benefits from a vast transportation network including an international airport and VIA Metropolitan Transit. With a warm climate and endless entertainment facilities including annual festivals and major events, this city a very desirable destination to live in.

Unfortunately, not everything is perfect in this bright and vibrant city. While commuters benefit from short journeys on the road network, the transportation network and close proximity to the Mexican border are fueling an extensive drug trade within San Antonio. Known to be the biggest, most populous drug market in South Texas, San Antonio has been labeled by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy as one of America’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA).

While numerous types of drugs are moved and distributed throughout San Antonio, two are causing major concern to city officials and law enforcement agencies. Heroin and methamphetamine are distributed and used at an alarming rate despite routine seizes of methamphetamine and the specialized unit — the HIDTA program — being enlisted to help stem the flow of drugs between Mexico and South Texas. In the South Texas HIDTA region, the substance abuse population within San Antonio is considerably larger than in any other part. With near epidemic proportions, heroin is a cheap alternative to prescription opioids, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and Fentanyl, which have also become harder to access. Because it’s easy to obtain, the demographic has changed in recent years to show that heroin is used by people of all backgrounds and financial statuses.

For struggling individuals looking to break free from their drug addiction, there are many San Antonio drug rehab centers. With many San Antonio drug treatment facilities and recovery programs throughout the whole of Texas, there are many to be found at a local level in San Antonio. This guide helps explain the various options available to you.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

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Drug overdoses are continuing to rise in Texas, but that doesn’t need to be the case. The Recovery Village has treatment centers across the country as well as drug rehabs in San Antonio, Texas. Call us today if you or a loved one is struggling to deal with a substance use disorder.

Finding Help in San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Centers

To safely and successfully kick your drug or alcohol habit, it is highly encouraged that you seek professional help. Professionals are on hand to help you through the detox process and ascertain the triggers for dependency on the substances while teaching you ways to handle life after substance misuse with the goal of retaining sobriety. Your current situation determines the level of treatment program you require. The differences between the treatment programs are detailed here to help you make an informed decision.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Residential treatment programs, or inpatient drug rehab centers in San Antonio, TX, require patients to stay at the facility. This not only removes them from the usual environment and temptations that feed the drug or alcohol addiction, but also it ensures that professional care and support is received around the clock. In this healthy environment, patients can meet peers who are also recovering from addiction and receive education as well as skills training from experts. Medical care is given when necessary and patients are supported by professionals throughout the treatment program.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    A step down from inpatient alcohol rehab in San Antonio, TX, partial hospitalization programs allow patients to return home overnight provided they have access to a safe, supportive environment. Every day, for a specified amount of time, structured therapy sessions and medical care are given. Patients benefit from similar amenities to residential treatment programs with the added flexibility of being able to go back home each day.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    Outpatient programs offer the most flexibility for patients seeking treatment. Often considered as an option after a residential treatment program or partial hospitalization program has been completed, this program gives patients the freedom to continue with normal responsibilities, such as employment, education or family commitments. Many of the amenities included in the other two programs are found in outpatient drug rehabs in San Antonio, Texas. Patients can expect to take part in physical activities, fellowship groups and therapy sessions with continued support to stay sober.

It’s important that you choose the right treatment program for your own circumstances. Consider the substance you are addicted to and how long your addiction has continued. Also take into consideration your addiction history, whether you need a San Antonio alcohol detox and your insurance coverage. An addiction specialist can help you make an informed decision. A national network of treatment centers is available through The Recovery Village and you can expect help from experts and professionals to work out the best plan for you.

Detox Centers

Once you’ve made the decision to seek help and get sober, the first step is to eliminate the harmful substances from your body through a detox process. To do this, it’s better to have medical assistance. You can go through your detox in a specialized San Antonio drug detox. As withdrawal symptoms are unpleasant and can be dangerous, experts monitor you closely and give medical assistance when necessary to ease you through the process. This prevents you from being overwhelmed and helps calm the negative effects of withdrawal. It may be better to combine your detox with therapy in a treatment program, which helps tackle emotional or psychological issues related to the drug or alcohol dependency.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Recovery programs are an essential part of aftercare, offering support to prevent a potential relapse. In San Antonio, there are numerous options for supportive meetings that you can take advantage of, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and SMART Recovery.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous has been helping individuals with their battles against alcohol misuse for over eight decades, and attendees often continue their recovery here after being in a San Antonio alcohol rehab center. The organization has a proven track record of success thanks to its program based on twelve steps. Free to all men and women who have the desire to quit drinking, AA has meetings all over the world where individuals are encouraged to share their experiences and help other members to stay on course in their personal fight against alcoholism. Here are some AA meetings in San Antonio.

  • Group Twelve
    Where:
    102 Thames Dr., Club 12 Meeting Place
    San Antonio, TX 78216
  • First One Today Group
    Where:
    5723 Kenwick St., Winner’s Club
    San Antonio, TX 78238
  • Goliad Group
    Where:
    537 Avondale Av., Goliad Meeting Place
    San Antonio, TX 78223

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Just like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous has a program of twelve steps for its members to follow when combatting drug addiction, and for many, this has been a necessary part of recovery after drug treatment in San Antonio. Working through these steps with a qualified sponsor is encouraged. Acts of service within the community are also encouraged but the only stipulation from NA is that the individual has a genuine desire to stop using drugs. Here are some NA meetings in San Antonio.

  • University Hospital, Downtown
    Where:
    1 Haven for Hope Way
    San Antonio, TX 78207
  • San Antonio Mennoite Church
    Where:
    1443 South Mary’s Street
    San Antonio, TX 78210
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe
    Where:
    1336 San Fernando St.
    San Antonio, TX 78207

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery works on a program of four steps rather than the 12 steps used by Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Self-empowerment and self-reliance are encouraged with members focusing on motivational, cognitive, behavioral and scientific methods of retaining sobriety. Here are some SMART Recovery meetings held near San Antonio.

  • Cicada Recovery Services
    Where:
    3004 South 1st St.
    Austin, TX 78704
  • Communities for Recovery
    Where:
    4110 Guadalupe St.
    Austin, TX 78751
  • Northwest Counseling & Wellness
    Where:
    12335 Hymeadow Dr.
    Austin, TX 78750

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Family, friends and spouses are just as vulnerable to the effects of drug and alcohol addiction as the addicted individuals themselves. Learning to cope with the destructive lifestyle and understanding the true facts of addiction are two of the aims of Al-Anon and Nar-Anon, along with offering vital support. Al-Anon is specifically for those who are affected by someone addicted to alcohol while Nar-Anon is for those affected by someone addicted to drugs. Instead of tackling issues and delving into stories related to the addicted people in question, these groups are solely centered on the spouses, friends and family members. Often regarded as the support system, it’s usually forgotten that they need just as much support. Here is an Al-Anon and a Nar-Anon meeting held in San Antonio.

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    Abramos El Corazon GFA
    722 Balcones Heights Rd.
    San Antonio, TX 78217
  • Nar-Anon
    Where:
    San Antonio Serenity Nar-Anon Family Group
    A Recovery Place, 10929 Nacogdoches Rd.
    San Antonio, TX 78217

Many recovery resources are available in and around San Antonio for those who are ready to put an end to their drug and alcohol addiction. It’s also worth considering looking further to make sure the treatment program and resources taken are the right ones for you or a loved one. The Recovery Villages has numerous treatment centers across Texas and the United States. It only takes a phone call to begin a new lifestyle that’s free from addiction to drugs and alcohol.

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San Antonio was last modified: October 9th, 2017 by The Recovery Village