Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment Resources in Weatherford
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Weatherford Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources
Weatherford, Texas, a town 20 minutes west of Dallas and Fort Worth with about 25,000 people, is known for its peaches, its rodeo and as the home of Broadway star Mary Martin, the mother of Larry Hagman of “Dallas” fame. It has a history referenced in Larry McMurtry’s novel “Lonesome Dove,” where pioneer cattle driver Oliver Loving of Weatherford is attacked by Comanches and makes a dying request that his best friend, Charles Goodnight, take him home for burial in a long journey by wagon. McMurtry told the tale through his characters Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call.
Unfortunately, Weatherford has not been isolated from the nation’s growing drug problem. Its proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth means the flow of drugs to the area has been consistent. Anyone who is struggling with alcohol or drug abuse can find help in Weatherford and the surrounding areas through treatment facilities as well as support meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. If you’re in the Weatherford area and ready to change your life by becoming sober, don’t hesitate to reach out and make the first call. Whatever your challenges may be, help is available at alcohol and drug rehab centers in Weatherford, TX. It could be the most important call you make.
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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.
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Finding Help in Weatherford
Weatherford, Texas Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Centers
There are many Weatherford drug treatment facilities, as well as counseling centers, and even more options are available in nearby Fort Worth and Dallas. Residential treatment programs, whether for a few weeks or longer, offer an immersive experience as the patient learns about his addiction and how to replace it with a healthier lifestyle. Partial hospitalization or outpatient treatment can be more flexible for those who don’t want a full residential experience. The variables might include time, money and insurance considerations, but even more important is that the program suits the personality and needs of the patient.
Residential Treatment Programs
Residential treatment can last from six months to a year. During this time of immersion in detoxification and recovery, the patient aims to heal the mind and body, dealing with the addiction and any concurrent medical or psychological problems. The approach might be one of acute care, aimed at remaining drug-free, or more of a recovery orientation, which encourages the patient to take responsibility for living a sober life. Medication, individual and group therapy and guidance toward cognitive changes are all available in inpatient drug rehab in Weatherford, TX. These elements all help lead to the realization that sobriety will be a lifelong decision.
Partial Hospitalization Programs
Partial hospitalization, sometimes known as “day rehab,” can offer many of the benefits of a residential program with more flexibility. Clients spend as many as six hours each day at the treatment facility, five days a week. As with residential treatment, partial programs can include medical and psychological counseling, support groups, individual and family therapy and possibly art or music therapy.
Outpatient Treatment Programs
Patients who need to continue with a career or school and don’t want to take time out for treatment can benefit from outpatient programs, which may also be more cost-effective. Regularly scheduled appointments with doctors and therapists for individual and family counseling can guide the patient as he works toward sobriety; when he is ready, support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous help as he continues the lifelong journey toward staying sober.
Whether you decide on residential or outpatient drug rehab in Weatherford, TX, the path toward the life you want begins with taking a step toward sobriety.
After you make the first step to call about getting help, the next step is detox. Managing detox as your body rids itself of drugs or alcohol is one of the most important steps. Detox can be uncomfortable, and with many drugs, sudden withdrawal can be dangerous. Medical supervision is highly advised. Treatment at a Weatherford drug detox or Weatherford alcohol detox might include medication that will depend on the drug you used, whether heroin, methamphetamine or alcohol. Attention will be given to physical symptoms and pain to make you more comfortable, and doctors will also watch for other problems such as depression, insomnia or anxiety.
Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can last between 8 – 72 hours, or even for several weeks. The length of time for drug withdrawal depends on the type of drug, but the most challenging withdrawal symptoms may last a couple weeks. While the factors influencing withdrawal depend on the drug and the individual’s physical and emotional makeup, it’s rarely easy and should not be attempted without medical consultation. Always check with your doctor before starting or stopping medication. Consultation with a recovery expert is the best way to begin your path toward sobriety.
Recovery Meetings Near You
When detox and rehabilitative treatment have been accomplished, many recovering individuals find after-care meetings, such as AA, NA or SMART, to be useful in encouraging continued abstinence. Several studies by experts, including one review of studies in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, have concluded that as long as meetings are attended at least weekly, they can be very helpful in continued recovery, especially when combined with alcohol treatment in Weatherford.
Neither AA nor SMART considers drinking or drug use to be a failing of will. AA regards it as a chronic disease, such as diabetes, that must be controlled. SMART regards it as more habit-based, and that the decision in reframing the habit into more healthy ones rests with the user. Whichever approach you decide would better fit your personality, meetings can be an important part of maintaining sobriety. If you’re in Weatherford, you can choose from several meeting times and places. A little longer drive to nearby cities can mean even more options. In addition, check websites for online meeting options for when you can’t get out of the house.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935 in Akron, Ohio. Today, it maintains 12 traditions and 12 steps that have been in place for decades. Those who attend meetings are encouraged to admit they have a problem, that only connecting with a higher problem can help them face that problem and that they must first make amends to others they have affected while under the influence. After they are on the path to continued sobriety, they should be a light for others undergoing the same struggles. Thus, someone who attends meetings is mentored by a sponsor also in the group. People seeking Weatherford alcohol rehab can find additional support at these local meetings.
- A WAYWARD GROUP
134 DALLAS AVENUE WEATHERFORD, TX, 76086
- ST. STEPHEN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
1802 BETHEL ROAD WEATHERFORD, TX, 76086
- ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
502 E. OAK STREET WEATHERFORD, TX, 76086
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings
Narcotics Anonymous, founded in 1953, maintains much of the same structure and similar traditions to AA, but the meetings are catered towards individudals addicted to other drug users. Those looking for support in addition to Weatherford drug rehab can attend these meetings locally.
- NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
502 E. OAK ST. WEATHERFORD, TX, 76086
- NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
934 W. McKORMICK WEATHERFORD, TX, 76086
- CHILDREN’S BUILDING
910 N. MAIN STREET WEATHERFORD, TX, 76086
SMART Recovery Meetings
For those who prefer a different approach, SMART Recovery has been around since 1994. SMART stands for Self Management and Recovery Training. Its secular approach uses cognitive and motivational therapy. Meeting attendees are encouraged to consider what they thought were benefits to drinking or using drugs, to list the downsides, and then to compare the two. They learn strategies for continuing sobriety through a cost-benefit type of analyis.
- WESTSIDE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH
901 PAGE AVENUE FORT WORTH, TX, 76110
- RECOVERY RESOURCE COUNCIL
2700 AIRPORT FREEWAY FORT WORTH, TX, 76111
Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings
As the recovering drug or alcohol user learns about the path toward lifelong sobriety, his family and loved ones face their own struggles. They may feel the user is withdrawing from them and immersing himself in his new life of recovery. They also may experience emotional overload from the difficulties and chaos that are behind them. Family groups and Al-Anon or Nar-Anon can help loved ones connect with others who face similar struggles and learn new coping techniques.
WEATHERFORD AA 502 OAK STREET WEATHERFORD, TX, 76086
WEATHERFORD AA 502 OAK STREET WEATHERFORD, TX, 76086
Sometimes completely removing yourself from the surroundings that led to drug or alcohol abuse can make a big difference in your recovery. In addition to finding help at drug and alcohol rehab centers in Weatherford, TX, you can find additional support and resources in these nearby cities.
- New Braunfels
- El Paso
- Del Rio
- Fort Worth
- Corpus Christi
- College Station
- Flower Mound
- Texas City
- Port Arthur
- Wichita Falls
- Grand Prairie
- San Angelo
- San Antonio
- Round Rock
- Tennessee Colony
- Sugar Land
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