Texas Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers
Finding detox facilities in Texas can be difficult. Here's information about TX rehab options and how to find a local addiction treatment center near you.
Takeaways from this article:
Types of drug and alcohol rehab centers in Texas
How to pay for drug and alcohol rehab in Texas
How to find rehab facilities in Texas
Types of Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers in Texas
There are three types of treatment programs for substance abuse: detox, inpatient care, and outpatient care.
Detox is the first step in long-term substance abuse treatment. It can also be the riskiest step due to the acute and potentially dangerous physiological effects of suddenly stopping the use of the addictive substance.  However, medically supported detox provides guidance to help stabilize the patient before moving into a long-term treatment plan. Detox alone does not address the psychological, social, and behavioral problems associated with addiction and will not produce behavioral necessary for recovery.  In order for a patient to fully recover from an addiction, they must also receive inpatient and/or outpatient care.
Inpatient care is administered in a residential treatment center with around-the-clock supervision from medical staff. Outpatient care follows inpatient care and does not require the patient to stay in a treatment center overnight. Outpatient care is also an option for those who do not have the flexibility to time away from work or family responsibilities.
The table below provides the number of drug and alcohol treatment centers in Texas that offer each level of care:
|Type of Care, by number and percent|
|Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization||83||16.53%|
|Methadone/buprenorphine maintenance or naltrexone treatment||126||25.10%|
In 2018 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 3,005 Texans died from a drug overdose—a mortality rate of 10.4 per 100,000 people.  As drug addiction and overdose rates continue to be a problem in the U.S. American Addiction Centers is committed to reducing this trend by helping people get treatment and support.
How to Pay for Addiction Treatment in Texas
According to a 2013 survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA), the inability to afford rehab is the number one reason why those suffering from addiction did not seek treatment at a specialty facility.  Most people in Texas either use private or state insurance plans when seeking rehab treatment. For those without health insurance, substance abuse treatment seems out of reach.
Treatment for substance addiction can be expensive. According to Help.org, the average cost for outpatient addiction treatment ranges from $3,000 to $10,000 for 90 days and inpatient treatment can range from $5,000 to $20,000 for 30 days. The final cost is determined by the type of care, whether it’s a private or state-run rehab, and the type of amenities offered by the treatment center.
Most detox and rehab treatment centers are either state-funded or privately-funded. State-funded rehab centers receive their funding from the government. This makes treatment affordable but can have limited treatment options. Private rehab centers offer a greater variety of therapies and programs but will cost more. Ultimately, the type of facility and treatment chosen will determine the final cost of treatment.
Private and State-Funded Drug Rehab in Texas
For most people with health insurance or those with independent financial security, private treatment is the best course for treatment. Texans without employer-based or private health insurance may have the option to receive addiction treatment in a state-funded rehab center. Both options offer accredited treatment plans but will vary on the diversity of treatment options.
Many private insurance plans cover a large percentage of the cost of treatment and offer a greater diversity of therapies and programs, such as more amenities and a better staff-to-patient ratio.  These programs offer the best flexibility and fewer obstacles and challenges that can arise with government-run addiction treatment programs
State-funded programs provide treatment to individuals who are not able to afford rehab services. Many of these programs are free or low-cost and may include detox, inpatient or outpatient treatment, and supportive services . Therefore, these programs are a good resource for patients that do not have the option to receive treatment in a private treatment center. However, many of these facilities run on government allocated funding, including federal grants, state grants, or Medicaid reimbursement. For this option, the patient must qualify for treatment, and the length of the program, treatment options, and client-to-staff ratio may be limited. Many state-funded rehab programs have a lengthy waiting list for prospective clients, only admitting severe cases first.
The table below lists the number of substance abuse treatment centers in Texas by private non-profit, private for-profit, locally funded, state-funded, or federally funded.
|Facility Operation, by number and percent|
|Private for Profit||243||48.41%|
|Local, county, or community government||27||5.38%|
Payment Options for Rehab Programs in Texas
There are 502 addiction treatment centers, both private and state-funded, in Texas. Of the 502 rehab centers, 320 accept private insurance and 448 also accept cash or self-payment. At least 187 of the 502 accept state-financed health insurance and 135 accept federal military insurance plans.
Nearly 18 percent of the population of Texas do not have health insurance of any type—that’s more than double the national average of 8 percent.  Although not having an insurance plan can limit your substance abuse treatment options, there are many treatment centers that will work with your financial situation in order for you to get proper treatment.
The table below lists the typical payment methods used and how many alcohol and drug treatment centers in Texas accept each payment type.
|Facility Payment Options, by Number and percent|
|Cash or self-payment||448||89.24%|
|Private Health Insurance||320||63.75%|
|State-financed Health insurance||187||37.25%|
|Federal military insurance||135||26.89%|
|No payment accepted (free treatment for all clients)||11||2.19%|
|IHS/Tribal/Union (ITU) funds||35||6.97%|
|Sliding fee scale||249||49.60%|
|Treatment at no charge or minimal payment for clients who can’t pay||224||44.62%|
Nearly 64 percent of addiction treatment centers in Texas accept private insurance, 20 percent accept Medicare and 58 percent accept Medicaid payments. For clients with lower income, nearly 50 percent of the centers use a sliding fee scale based on income and 45 percent provide treatment at no charge or a minimal amount.
Texas Treatment Center Accreditations
Once you understand the types of substance abuse treatment available, the difference between private- and state-funded rehab centers, and the myriad of options available to pay for treatment, there’s still one thing to consider—accreditation.
An accredited treatment center will use research-based practices that meet nationally recognized standards and best practices in addiction medicine. Reviewing the accreditation of a rehab center is an important part of selecting an addiction treatment provider. The 2018 Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act addresses the nation’s opioid overdose epidemic and includes provisions to strengthen the behavioral health workforce. The act guides accredited treatment centers by standardizing the delivery of addiction medicine, expanding access to high-quality, evidence-based care, and facilitate the delivery of coordinated and comprehensive treatment.
Clients may also refer to the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) to find accredited professionals and facilities. Additionally, the Joint Commission Accreditation for Addiction Treatment Providers, commonly referred to as the Joint Commission, provides accreditation to service providers.
The table below lists the typical types of accreditations or licenses to help you understand how many rehab centers in Texas have these and how common they are.
|Facility Licensing, Certification, or Accreditation, by number and percent|
|Any listed agency/organization||483||96.22%|
|State substance abuse agency||375||74.70%|
|State mental health department||123||24.50%|
|State department of health||346||68.92%|
|Hospital licensing authority||38||7.57%|
|The Joint Commission||155||30.88%|
|Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)||126||25.10%|
|National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)||9||1.79%|
|Council on Accreditation (COA)||11||2.19%|
|Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)||3||0.60%|
|Other national organization or federal, state or local agency||17||3.39%|
There are a number of reputable treatment providers with accreditations serving the state of Texas. Over 96 percent of all addiction treatment centers have some kind of accreditation and nearly 75 percent are accredited state treatment centers.
How to Find Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers in Texas
Struggling with withdrawal can be the most difficult part of achieving sobriety. It can also be the most dangerous. At American Addiction Centers, our mission is to help people achieve sobriety safely and effectively. As a leading provider of addiction treatment, we operate treatment centers all across the nation. Our Greenhouse Treatment Center is located in Grand Prairie.
If you are looking for help and aren’t sure where to start, give our confidential detox hotline a call. You’ll speak with one of our admissions navigators. Their purpose is to answer your questions and help you find treatment either at one of our treatment centers or educate you on where you may be able to find treatment if we are not a fit.
For more information on how to find a treatment center in another state, review the state guides below.