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Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab Near Dallas, Texas

Addiction affects many Texas counties, and Dallas is among them. Early data indicates that in the 12-month period from October 2022 to September 2023, there were 772 drug overdose deaths in Dallas County.1 But evidence-based treatment can change this statistic, and in Dallas County, there are many substance use treatment centers—64 of which are located within 25 miles of the city of Dallas. Additionally, 59 of those 64 facilities provide outpatient care, a more flexible treatment option that might be right for you or someone you love, who struggles with substance use or addiction.2
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What Is Outpatient Rehab?

Outpatient rehab varies in the types and intensity of services offered but refers to treatment programs that offer substance use disorder (SUD) care for patients who live offsite.3 Various outpatient levels of carepartial hospitalization programs (PHPs), intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), and standard outpatient programs—range in intensity and services rendered.3

Outpatient programs aim to help those struggling with SUD develop healthy coping skills and sustain recovery through participation in different evidence-based therapies.3 Individuals may begin treatment in outpatient rehab, while others may transition to an outpatient program after completing an inpatient or residential treatment program.4 Depending on the program’s intensity, individuals may be required to attend 1 weekly session that lasts for a few hours or visit the treatment center multiple times each week (even daily) for several hours each time.5

No two outpatient programs are exactly alike, but most provide individualized treatment plans to meet an individual’s specific needs. Group therapy generally plays a large role in outpatient care as it provides social reinforcement, enforces behavioral contingencies, and prevents relapse. Some of the modalities utilized in a group setting include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and contingency management. Individuals in outpatient programs may also participate in individual counseling and mutual-help groups.

What Are the Benefits of Outpatient Rehab?

Outpatient rehab benefits those struggling with addiction who don’t require 24/7 support. These individuals may have a lower risk of withdrawal, less severe addictions, and solid support systems.4 Some benefits of outpatient treatment programs may include:4

  • Flexibility. Some outpatient programs, such as IOPs, may offer day, evening, and weekend services so that individuals can maintain their school, work, and home responsibilities.
  • Ability to practice skills in real life. Outpatient programs provide opportunities to practice the recovery skills learned in treatment in an individual’s everyday life.
  • Lower cost. Generally speaking, because outpatient programs do not provide room and board or round-the-clock care, they cost less than an inpatient or residential program.
  • Longer time in treatment. While the time each week spent in treatment is less compared to inpatient care, outpatient programs tend to last longer because the sessions are spread out. Research indicates unequivocally that positive treatment outcomes are contingent upon adequate treatment length.

To decide which level of care might be most appropriate for you or a loved one, consult a primary care physician, mental healthcare professional, or an addiction care specialist, who can perform a thorough assessment and collaborate with you on a treatment plan that meets your needs.

Outpatient Treatment Programs Near Dallas

There are various levels of outpatient care available to individuals seeking treatment in Dallas. Standard outpatient care, the least intensive outpatient program—often only requiring weekly attendance—is available at 48 facilities within 25 miles of the city.2,5 IOPs, a step up from standard outpatient care, typically require 9 hours of treatment, split among 3, 3-hour sessions each week.5 In Dallas, there are 44 treatment centers providing IOPs. PHPs, the highest level of outpatient care, generally require 20 to 30 hours of treatment each week.5 There are 12 facilities offering PHPs or day treatment programs within 25 miles of Dallas.2

One of the facilities offering addiction treatment in Texas, and specifically in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, is Greenhouse Outpatient Treatment Facility in Arlington. The facility offers both a PHP and an IOP and is part of the American Addiction Centers (AAC) network of treatment facilities. Besides the flexible treatment options, Greenhouse outpatient also offers sober living housing.

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs)

Currently, the PHP at Greenhouse Outpatient Treatment Facility is only offered during the day, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. This program offers various evidence-based therapies, mutual-help groups, and psychoeducation to help you recognize and change the behaviors contributing to your addiction.

Additionally, individuals enrolled in the PHP at Greenhouse meet with a psychologist on a weekly basis and can be prescribed medications for addiction treatment, including (but not limited to) Suboxone, naltrexone, and acamprosate.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs)

The IOP at Greenhouse Outpatient offers individuals options that fit with their schedule. The IOP either takes place 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday or 3 days a week in the evening for 3 hours at a time on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Therapeutic interventions are similar to those in the PHP; however, psychologist visits are done as needed.

Outpatient Treatment Therapies Offered at Greenhouse

At Greenhouse, outpatient treatment involves a combination of evidence-based therapies, mutual-help groups, medication (if necessary), psychoeducation, and more. Specific interventions depend on the individual’s goals and needs but may include:

  • Individual therapy. One-on-one therapy focuses on addressing your addiction history, teaching you coping skills, helping you with aftercare planning, and more.
  • Group therapy. Many sessions take place in a group therapy setting, which allows you to process your recovery in a peer-supported environment. Peer relationships can be very beneficial in your recovery. They can help you build your interpersonal skills, feel less isolated, and allow you to learn from others who have been where you are.
  • Family therapy. At Greenhouse, family therapy is encouraged and can take place on a weekly basis—either in person or virtually for those who do not live nearby.
  • 12-Step programs. Spiritually-founded programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), or secular groups such as SMART Recovery provide a space for growth and connection with peers. Attendance is definitely encouraged at Greenhouse.
  • Medication for addiction treatment. Healthcare providers may prescribe medications to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms and aid you in recovery. Depending on your individualized plan, you may receive medications as part of your treatment.
  • Co-occurring disorder treatment. It is not uncommon to be diagnosed with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders; thus, Greenhouse Outpatient provides integrated treatment for addiction and mild, treatable co-occurring disorders. In these instances, healthcare professionals treat both conditions in tandem to promote long-term recovery.
  • Psychoeducational groups. These therapeutic groups—often held in a classroom environment—teach you recovery strategies to use following the completion of your treatment and focus on topics such as anger management, relationships in recovery, and relapse prevention.

What’s the Difference Between Outpatient and Inpatient Rehab?

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) categorizes addiction care into 5 levels of treatment. Highly supportive inpatient rehab programs with 24/7 medical supervision are at the highest level on this continuum of care, while less supportive standard outpatient programs that only require treatment attendance a few hours each week or even every other week are at the low end.6

Additionally, there are several key differences between inpatient and outpatient treatment. In an inpatient program, you live and sleep at a facility. You receive round-the-clock monitoring and support in a safe, structured, substance-free environment. Removing yourself from your home environment also eliminates your exposure to potential triggers and allows you to focus completely on your recovery.7 Inpatient care can also provide you with medically managed detox if you struggle with acute withdrawal.5

Outpatient care, on the other hand, allows you to live and sleep at home or in a sober living environment and visit the facility to attend scheduled counseling and therapy sessions. This means that you can still fulfill your responsibilities at home, work, or school while in treatment.4,6 As previously stated, an outpatient program may last for a longer period of time since the sessions are spread out, but the cost may be less than inpatient care.4,8

Inpatient and outpatient programs typically offer similar, even identical therapeutic interventions, including behavioral therapies, mutual-help programs, and psychoeducation.4

There are benefits to both types of treatment. The most effective treatment provides individualized treatment to meet your specific needs.3 That’s why it’s so important to seek advice from your primary care physician, mental healthcare provider, or an addiction care specialist, who can perform an assessment and determine the best level of care for you.

Paying for Outpatient Treatment in Dallas

The cost of outpatient rehab in Dallas varies based on several factors, including the facility’s location, your outpatient program, the length of your program, extra amenities offered at the facility, and your insurance coverage.

Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Outpatient Rehab?

Many individuals use insurance to cover outpatient rehab costs completely or at least in part. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) eliminates disparities in insurance coverage between mental health and substance use treatment coverage and other medical treatments.9 It secures equal addiction and mental health benefits by prohibiting health insurance companies from imposing unfavorable benefit limitations.9

While insurance covers substance use treatment, specifics vary by plan. Therefore, it can be helpful to have your doctor-performed substance use assessment done prior to contacting your insurance company so you can relay the medically necessary care you need and provide proof to your insurance provider if they require it.

Greenhouse Treatment Center is in-network with many insurance companies, including (but not limited to):

AAC can also help you verify your insurance to help pay for outpatient care in Dallas. You can call and speak to one of our compassionate and knowledgeable admissions navigators or fill out the form below.

If you don’t have insurance, or if it only partially covers treatment costs, there are several other ways to pay for outpatient rehab in Dallas, including:

  • Paying by credit card. Many facilities accept major credit cards or cash.
  • A payment plan. Facilities often create a payment plan for you, meaning instead of paying for treatment upfront, you pay a monthly fixed amount until the balance is paid in full.
  • Sliding scale fees. Eligible clients’ fees are based on their income and ability to pay.
  • Loans. You may ask family members or friends for a loan, apply for a loan through a bank, or look for companies that offer loans specifically for substance use treatment.
  • Crowdfunding. You may also consider using a platform such as GoFundMe to raise money for outpatient care.

Outpatient Treatment at Greenhouse Treatment Center

Starting the road to recovery can open the doors to potentially life-changing care. If you or a loved one are ready to begin outpatient care, or learning more about Greenhouse Outpatient Treatment Facility near Dallas, call our free, confidential helpline at to speak to one of our admissions navigators, who can explain your options, answer your questions, and help you begin your recovery journey.


Is Outpatient Treatment Right for Me?

As previously mentioned, seeking advice from your doctor, your mental health provider, or an addiction specialist is the best way to determine the level of care that best suits your needs.

In general, outpatient programs can function as an entry point into the continuum of care, be a beneficial step down form of treatment for individuals who have completed an inpatient or residential treatment program, or a step up program for those who need a higher intensity level of care.4

Additionally, individuals who might be good candidates for outpatient programs include:4,10

  • Individuals who are committed to weekly counseling and therapy sessions.
  • Those who have access to reliable transportation.
  • People who have supportive family and friends.
  • Those with a stable place to live.
  • Individuals who have previously completed an inpatient or withdrawal management program.
  • Those with minimal risk of acute intoxication or withdrawal.
  • People who have manageable or mild co-occurring physical or mental health conditions that won’t interfere with treatment.

How Long is Outpatient Rehab?

Rehab duration depends on your specific needs. As previously noted, the best outcomes are associated with an adequate time in treatment, which is different for every person. Generally speaking, outpatient programs last between about 2 months and 1 year.3,10

How Do I Start the Outpatient Treatment Program?

Starting outpatient treatment at Greenhouse is simple. Contact AAC at to complete the pre-screening process and receive an individualized treatment recommendation. Then, you’ll learn more about treatment costs and establish the financing that works for you—whether that’s using health insurance or another method to pay.

What Happens Once I Complete the Outpatient Treatment Program?

After completing treatment, you might transition to a lower level of care or begin an aftercare program, which may include ongoing therapy, residing in a sober living community, attending 12-Step meetings, participating in telehealth interventions, and attending alumni events. These services help you stay focused on recovery while receiving support and encouragement to transition back to life after rehab successfully.3


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