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Addiction in Fort Worth | How Treatment Works | Drug Detox | Inpatient Rehab | Outpatient Rehab | Partial Hospitalization | Our Rehab Services | Get Treatment
Fort Worth Rehab
Fort Worth is one of the larger cities in the U.S. and among the largest in Texas. Due to how drugs cross the Texas-Mexico border, it has become a hub for drug trafficking, exposing nearby residents to large numbers of illegal drugs.
Thousands of Fortworth residents struggle with substance abuse, especially alcohol, heroin, cocaine, meth, and marijuana. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of these people are seeking addiction treatment.
Our goal at Riverwalk Ranch is to help those struggling in the Dallas-Fort Worth area get better through proper drug rehabilitation. With treatment options like drug detox, inpatient, outpatient, and partial-hospitalization, we are to develop flexible recovery plans that adapt to any patient’s needs.
Addiction in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
According to a SAMHSA report, The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arling area accounts for an estimated 400,000 persons with substance use disorders. That’s about 8.2% of the population in the area. In comparison, about 641,000 people in the same area had engaged in illicit drug use.
Moreover, an estimated 258,000 adults (6% of the adult population) experienced a major depressive episode in the past year — an indicator of substance abuse.
The Fort Worth, Texas area is also very familiar with alcohol addiction as 22.5% of persons aged 12 or older in the city engaged in binge drinking.
How Does a Substance Abuse Treatment Program Work?
Treatment center program offers and options almost always include drug detox programs and rehab programs together. The reason being is that a person chemically dependent on drugs most commonly needs medical supervision through their withdrawals and relapse prevention is enforced in the following weeks and months after detoxification.
Long term sobriety and mental health stabilization is never something that comes easy to an addict. This is why rehab facilities offer a range of services, including various psychotherapies and medication-assisted treatments where necessary.
All-in-all there are four different types of recovery programs with varying levels of care: drug detox, inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, and partial hospitalization. All of which are provided at Riverwalk Ranch near Fort Worth, Texas.
The first step to sobriety is stopping drug use. And many people addicted to drugs start their treatment with severe chemical dependencies. During this first step, the addict in early recovery must have medical attention and access to medicine that can counteract painful, nasty withdrawals.
This process typically takes 5-7 days, although the detox and withdrawal period varies significantly between different drugs and different levels of dependency.
Inpatient rehab typically immediately follows a drug detox program. A minimum stay is usually 28 days, but many patients in recovery see more significant benefit from staying longer than the minimum.
During an inpatient stay, patients stay overnight at the rehab center. This allows them to live in a controlled environment when cravings are the highest in the early months of recovery. It also grants them access to every service they need during treatment, providing the highest level of therapeutic treatment and healing the underlying causes of addiction.
Outpatient rehab requires those recovering to join in therapy for a few days a week a few hours at a time. It’s also suggested that recovering addicts attend support groups such as 12-step groups like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous on their own time. Here they can also strengthen bonds with their fellow recovering addicts, giving them a relatable support system.
The purpose of outpatient rehab is to reinforce what the patient has already learned about drug addiction and recovery. Therapy can achieve a lot in 28 days, though it’s best to receive consistent treatment over months, perhaps even years. We all go through ups and downs, and having therapy through both the good times and the bad can help a person better understand how to keep their quality of life at a high.
Partial Hospitalization Rehab
Partial hospitalization is the middle ground between inpatient and outpatient rehab. Here a patient may go to their treatment center five times a week for about 6 hours a day, yet they can go home in the afternoon. Some people look at partial hospitalization as a way to slowly graduate from inpatient 24/7 care to outpatient care. Others may use a partial hospitalization rehab program as an alternative to inpatient care due to work or family obligations.
How Our Fort Worth Rehab Services Help You Recover
Most programs include some behavioral therapy that attempts to identify problematic behaviors and replace them with healthier ones. Riverwalk Ranch’s rehab in the Fort Worth area utilizes behavioral therapy and other types of psychotherapy and experiential therapy. With these services, we find that patients can find joy in a life without drugs.
Services that you may experience at Riverwalk Ranch include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) — where patients recognize problematic thinking and behavioral patterns, replacing them with healthier, productive alternatives.
- Motivational Interviewing — and similarly Motivational Enhancement Therapy, to advocate self-motivation improve one’s life and keep them grounded through acceptance and confidence.
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) — a type of CBT that establishes a positive relationship between the therapist, allowing for more openness, understanding, and better communication.
- Relapse Prevention — teaching patients how to avoid drugs and temptation to do them, as well as using medicine to block the effects of certain drugs.
- EMDR — a type of therapy that more easily allows patients to recall disturbing past experiences and heal from them.
- Medication-assisted treatment — for substance use disorders like alcohol use disorder and opioid use disorder that allows patients to transition away from their drug abuse habits smoothly.
- Medication management — giving patients a detailed plan for continuous medicinal use that accounts for their history of medication use.
- Psycho-education — teaches patients about mental health conditions and how they can apply to their lives and the people around them.
- Mindfulness exercises — to help patients stay mindful of themselves and specific situations.
Get Drug Rehabilitation in Fort Worth, Texas
Riverwalk Ranch’s Fort Worth Rehab is located in Mansfield, and the vast majority of our patients come from the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area. We also welcome anyone outside the area that is looking to recover from drug addiction.
Both our location and our staff are top-notch. Our 27-acre ranch allows for fun therapeutic experiences in addition to our quality psychotherapy led by class-A therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists. The team is a knowledgeable, caring bunch dedicated to helping people become the best they can be.
Call today and see how Riverwalk Ranch can help you!