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Drug Rehab Centers in Austin, Texas

When looking for drug rehab in Austin, Texas finding a quality center that provides expert care is vital. Addicted.org understands this and has created a comprehensive listing of rehabs in Austin. This includes long-term rehab, inpatient, detox, and other drug rehab services. Each listing provides information to help you determine the quality of the center and helps you make an informed decision.

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List of Rehabs in Austin, Texas

Below is a list of the different drug rehab centers in Austin, Texas, as well as other addiction services. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center or service is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.

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Addicted.org's team of addiction professionals has over 100 years of combined experience in the field of substance use and addiction recovery. They use this experience when assessing each service listed in our directory. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding any of the listings in our directory, you can contact the team directly at Communications@addicted.org. We will utilize your feedback to make any necessary updates to our list of services.

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Addicted.org recommends a comprehensive approach involving detox, therapy, and aftercare support. Residential treatment is the best option, and there are extensive resources in Texas. Medicaid and private health insurance cover some of the costs associated with drug rehab.

Over ten substance use treatment centers take Medicaid in Austin, and over 15 programs accept private health insurance. Contact one of our qualified addictions professionals for more information. We also offer an extensive directory of programs and services for the city and state.

TIPS: If you feel you're going to use

  • Find a peer support group: Texas 12-step meetings and aftercare programs from the addicted.org directory.
  • Stay active and distracted—take long or short walks, join a gym, or frequent the local community center.
  • Utilize free or open behavioral health counseling or contact 2-1-1 Texas.
  • Find an extroverted activity—experience the beaches, arts and culture, history, sports, shopping, or outdoor adventures.
  • Avoid risky situations that lead to relapse. Be aware of stressful and overwhelming situations.

TIPS: If you want to help someone

  • Refer them to local resources through addicted.org or Texas Health and Human Services.
  • Be aware of overdose risks—resources available through Texas Health and Human Services and Overdose Prevention Strategies.
  • Assessment and screening are vital tools. These resources are available at state and local levels.
  • Consider hiring a professional interventionist and plan a family intervention.
  • Avoid enabling anyone addicted to drugs or alcohol as it worsens the situation.

Long Term Drug Rehab Austin

The professional opinion of Addicted.org is that long-term treatment has proven to be the most effective for rehabilitation and life-long sobriety—here are some reasons why:

  • Addiction did not happen in a day. In Austin, long-term drug rehab provides the best opportunities and time to overcome any addiction.
  • The mind and body need time to heal. Lengthier treatment within a residential setting offers more opportunities for healing.
  • Environmental triggers cause a person to use drugs or alcohol. Long-term programs in Austin remove you from these triggers.

There are limited options in Austin TX for long-term drug and alcohol rehab. Addicted.org recommends considering other cities or another state if that is a feasible option.

Cost of Treatment in Austin, Texas

The cost of drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Austin, Texas, varies and depends on multiple factors. Outpatient and inpatient drug rehab varies in cost. Generally, residential programs are more costly than outpatient facilities. In addition, long-term drug rehab costs more than short-term treatment. Finally, Medicaid and private health insurance also change the cost of treatment.

Paying for Treatment with Medicaid in Austin

Texas Medicaid covers the cost of some outpatient and inpatient drug and alcohol rehab. When going through Medicaid to access treatment, the payment is sent directly to the rehabilitation center. Medicaid is designed to help families and persons from low-income households who meet the criteria of the selections it offers. Medicaid may cover outpatient care, inpatient treatment, and detoxification.

Using Private Insurance to pay for Drug Rehab in Austin

Private health insurance is another option to cover residential and outpatient drug and alcohol rehab. Generally, the health insurance provider has specific criteria and works with in-network or out-of-network providers.

Most individuals have health insurance through their employer. Texas utilizes the federally run marketplace and has one of the highest exchange enrollments in the country.

The following insurers offer marketplace coverage in Texas:

  • Aetna CVS Health
  • Celtic/Ambetter (Ambetter from Superior Health Plan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Bright Healthcare
  • CHRISTUS
  • Friday Health Plan
  • Moda Health Plan
  • Molina
  • Oscar
  • Sendero
  • SHA/FirstCare
  • Community Health Choice
  • Scott & White Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare of Texas

Paying for treatment when uninsured

Paying for drug and alcohol rehab without private health insurance or Medicaid is not always easy. However, it is not uncommon for some treatment centers to offer payment plans to a sliding fee scale based on income. In addition, other options exist, such as free or subsidized drug rehab.

Contact one of our qualified addictions professionals for more information or consult our extensive directory listing of programs within city and state.

Addicted.org’s Evaluation of Austin, Texas

After reviewing state statistics and options available for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation in Austin, addicted.org discovered the following pros and cons:

Pros

  • There are nine drug and alcohol detox centers in Austin, providing excellent resources for withdrawal management.
  • Most of the drug rehab centers in the city are outpatient facilities, which is a good option for someone refusing residential care.

Cons

  • Texas leaders have been vocally opposed to the ACA, and the state has thus far refused to expand Medicaid, so a cornerstone of the law’s ability to reduce the uninsured rate is unavailable in Texas.
  • Just under half of Austin’s drug and alcohol treatment centers accept Medicaid.
  • Only one facility is classified as transitional housing, halfway house, or sober living home.
  • There are only two long-term residential drug rehab centers.

There are limited options offering well-rounded substance use treatment. Individuals and families may face financial barriers to accessing affordable care. However, there are excellent options for outpatient treatment.

What's Next?

After completing a drug rehab center in Austin, the next step involves arranging aftercare support. Most cities in Texas have outpatient therapy options, recovery meetings, access to sober coaching, or a sober living home. If few resources are available in the city where you or your loved one reside, perhaps consider another city. The goal is to achieve lifelong sobriety. Aftercare is a vital part of the recovery process.

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Treatment time varies depending on what level of care is received. Below is the general timeframe you can expect for each treatment type.

  • Outpatient – Ranges from 4-12 weeks, with a couple of hours each day spent receiving care. The length of time in outpatient depends on the needs of the client.
  • Detox – 1-2 weeks depending on the type and amount of substances the client is using.
  • Short-term inpatient – 28 days is the standard length of treatment for most short-term programs
  • Long-term Residential– The length of these programs usually ranges from 8-12 weeks. Still, it can go upwards to a year or even longer in some cases.

Generally speaking No. Anyone of legal age must be admitted willingly into a drug and alcohol rehab center. However, some states have laws to receive a court order for treatment, and if your loved one is a minor, they could be admitted without consent.

While it may seem that your loved one does not want help, there are ways to convince them to get treatment. Medical professionals and certified interventionists are trained in helping people realize they need to go to rehab. Enlisting their help can make a difference in someone gaining sobriety.

Once on a waiting list to attend rehab, one should do their best to stay motivated and not lose sight of why they sought help in the first place. It is not unusual to feel discouraged if you cannot get into treatment immediately but do not let this negatively affect your chance at recovery. Here on some tips while you wait to get admitted:

  • Understand the risk associated with coming off your drug of choice. Stopping alcohol, benzos, or opiates requires medical supervision, so consult a medical professional before completely stopping your substance use.
  • Check-in regularly with the rehab center and ensure you follow their guidelines to stay on the waiting list. Some centers require you to check in daily to remain on the list.
  • Understand that the wait time you are told is generally a worst-case scenario. Beds can open faster than expected, and you can sometimes get in sooner than you were initially told.
  • Consider getting on multiple waiting lists to better your chances of getting into treatment faster.
  • Utilize the time to your advantage. Examples of this are planning with your employer, handling your living situation, or settling any financial obligations. Taking the time to manage responsibilities before entering treatment ensures you will stay focused on your recovery and have less attention on things outside of treatment.

Most insurance will cover behavioral and mental health treatment for substance use disorder, but the amount covered can vary drastically from policy to policy. There are two ways to check your coverage quickly:

  1. Call the help number on the back of your insurance card. It will connect you to someone who can go over your coverage options for drug and alcohol rehab.
  2. Give your insurance information to the center you are interested in attending. They can check how much coverage you will receive.

It is important to understand that just because you have coverage does not guarantee your claim will be approved. The person attending rehab must be deemed to have a medical necessity for treatment. If this is not established, then it’s possible insurance will not pay. During the admissions process, it is vital to ask the intake counselor how the facility handles a patient who does not meet medical necessity.

Yes, it is worth going back. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs often provide refresher programs or outpatient services to graduates. However, consider the following before making the decision:

  • Contact the treatment center aftercare services or graduate helpline. Discuss the circumstances of the relapse.
  • Consider attending a 12-step meeting or support group.
  • Outpatient programs provide excellent aftercare support.
  • If relapses occur frequently, it would be time to return to a residential program.

The reality of recovery is relapse happens. Yet, how an individual handles the relapse determines the outcome. Keep pushing forward, reach out to other sober people, be grateful, and focus on the positive.

The questions from Addicted.org’s “Ask a Professional” are answered by Michael Leach, CCMA. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at M.Leach@Addicted.org.

CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ARTICLE

Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

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