Waxahachie Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Located just south of Dallas, the town of Waxahachie is known for its many gingerbread-bedecked Victorian homes and its annual Scarborough Renaissance Festival. The name “Waxahachie” may mean “cow’s tail” in the Muscogee language, or it may mean “fat wildcat” in the Wichita tongue, but it’s a memorable and interesting name regardless. The town has been used as a nostalgic location for several feature films due to the range of period architecture throughout the area.

An unspoken feature of Waxahachie is the increasing number of residents who are abusing drugs and alcohol. Texas and the nation are seeing a surge in drug overdose deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with the rate of drug overdose deaths tripling in Texas between 2000 and 2014.

Some people in Waxahachie unwittingly begin misusing prescribed opiate-based pain pills after an accident or injury. Other people mix benzodiazepines and alcohol for recreation, creating a deadly cocktail. By the time people realize they have a drug or alcohol use disorder, they often feel ashamed or stubbornly deny any problems. People with substance use disorder may be too afraid to ask for help, even though their lives are being disrupted and damaged by their substance abuse. If you are struggling — or someone you love in Waxahachie is struggling —with drug or alcohol misuse, there is help available.

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 Waxahachie

Waxahachie, Texas Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Centers

It takes bravery and commitment to enter a Waxahachie drug treatment facility or rehabilitation program. Many people enter and complete drug or alcohol treatment more than once. That’s okay. It’s not how many times you fall down that defines you, but how many times you get back up and try again. Whether it’s your first time entering a Waxahachie drug rehab or you’re repeating a recovery plan, take some time to consider which type of program is best for your needs. All drug and alcohol abuse programs require a time commitment on your part, with a month being the minimum time required to complete most plans.

Residential Treatment Programs

Residential treatment plans may last a month to six months. Patients check in and remain at the treatment facility for the duration of the program. A structured schedule of daily activities keeps you busy getting your life back on track, and may include a combination of medical exams, mental health counseling, educational gatherings and behavioral therapy. You may be prescribed medications to soothe any anxiety or other effects of weaning yourself from drugs and alcohol. The primary benefits of inpatient drug rehab are twofold. First, you have your basic needs met so you can focus on getting well. Second, you’re removed from people, easy access and situations that may trigger you to use drugs or alcohol in weak moments.

Partial Hospitalization Programs

It’s not always possible to stay long-term in a Waxahachie alcohol treatment facility or drug rehab center, either for personal or financial reasons. Perhaps you must help your partner or child, or you have severe anxiety about sleeping away from your own home. A partial hospitalization program gives you all of the organized activities of a residential program with the security of being in your own bedroom each night. You will need to show that you can refrain from accessing drugs or alcohol when you return home from the treatment program each night, and you’ll be tested to make certain you’re being honest.

Outpatient Treatment Programs

Outpatient substance-abuse treatment programs are a lifeline for people who don’t believe they have time to go to rehab. If you can’t quit working or attending college, you can still get help with your drug and alcohol misuse disorder. An intake counselor will help you determine which classes, therapies and other treatment features will help you, and these activities will be scheduled to work with your other commitments. As with partial hospitalization therapy, you must be strong enough to resist temptation and have strong support to keep you on track.

Consider which type of drug abuse treatment plan is best for your situation. If possible, develop a network of people who can help you throughout your treatment regimen.

Detox Centers

If you’ve tried to stop your drug or alcohol intake and failed, you realize how hard it can be to break bad habits and substance misuse on your own. Some drugs and alcohol have such profound effects on the body, your life may be threatened when you abruptly quit your intake of these substances. Even if your life’s not in physical danger, the symptoms of withdrawal may be so unbearable, you end up using drugs or alcohol again despite your best intentions.

With supervised detoxification you have a team of health care professionals monitoring you and helping you work through your physical, mental and emotional changes. You may be administered medicine to reduce your discomfort or cravings. You’re more likely to continue with drug detox than when trying to go it alone.

Recovery Meetings Near You

When you have a group of people behind you who’ve “got your back,” it makes a huge difference in your sense of belonging and your attitude during your Waxahachie drug detox. That’s the theory behind recovery organizations for people who misuse drugs and alcohol. The world-at-large may judge you or put you in a box based on your weaknesses, but recovery organizations view you as a valued individual who deserves fellowship and support. There are a variety of these organizations, but the groups listed below are well established and offer proven, reliable resources and programs in and around Waxahachie. Use them on their own or in conjunction with Waxahachie drug treatment facilities.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

AA is one of the oldest and most well-recognized recovery organizations. The group is self-supporting and offers meetings for people of all ages and lifestyles who are undergoing or wish to undergo alcoholism treatment. Many find the meetings helpful as they attend alcohol rehab in Waxahachie, TX. Some meetings are open, and anyone may attend. Other meetings are closed to people with alcohol use disorder only, but are helpful for people who are worried about their privacy. In AA, you’re assigned a sponsor to help guide and support you through the successes and setbacks. You work a 12-step program to find redemption and recovery from alcohol abuse.

Waxahachie Group
Georgetown Baptist
301 John Arden Dr.
Waxahachie, TX 75165

Park Meadows Come-As-You-Are Group
3350 U.S. 77
Waxahachie, TX 75165

Seniors In Sobriety
122 Park Place Blvd.
Waxahachie, TX 75165

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

If you’ve abused any kinds of drugs in the past, but you want to stop using drugs, you qualify for membership in NA. Meetings are very similar in format to AA meetings, with open and closed meetings available for participants. Like AA, you can utilize NA alone or with a Waxahachie, TX drug rehab center. You share your story, hear about the journeys of others who are struggling with drug abuse, and vow to support each other through the good and bad moments. Activities and educational events provide meaning and life enhancement for NA members and their families.

Ferris Heights Methodist
108 Center St.
Waxahachie, TX 75165

Lone Star Cowboy Church
1011 E. Ovilla Rd.
Red Oak, TX 75154

Cummings Recreation Center
2976 Cummings St.
Dallas, TX 75216

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery groups meet in person and online to support one another through any type of drug or alcohol abuse, gambling or other addiction. The organization believes in personal choice, personal responsibility and self-reliance. Group members follow scientific trends and up-to-date research when developing strategies to cope with recovery. A four-point program helps you get your personal and professional life on track in healthy ways.

Dallas VA Medical Center
4500 South Lancaster Rd.
Building One, Rm. 571
Dallas, TX 75216

Sync Yoga and Wellbeing
1888 Sylvan Ave, Suite 5-250
Dallas, TX 75208

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

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are not recovery groups for people who abuse drugs and alcohol. They are support groups for people affected by their loved ones’ abuse of drugs or alcohol. Your loved one does not have to attend a Waxahachie alcohol treatment facility or drug rehab center for you to utilize these support groups. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings provide a safe, welcoming space to share your heartbreak and your happiness with other people who have been where you are, or who are just starting to seek help. You learn tips and coping techniques from other members of Al-Anon and Nar-Anon, including ways to stop blaming yourself for other people’s choices.

Waxahachie AFG
301 John Arden Dr.
Waxahachie, TX 75165

N’Side Dallas Nar-Anon
11836 Judd Ct.
Dallas, TX 75243

As you explore all of your options in Waxahachie for substance-abuse treatment, detox and support, take some time to research the professional facilities and programs in neighboring areas.