Fort Worth Addiction Treatment Center
Statistics about Fort Worth
Fort Worth has several issues when it comes to substance abuse. 18% of homeless people in Fort Worth suffered from mental illness and substance abuse in 2018 (about 321 people).1
In 2016, authorities seized 1,252 pounds of marijuana in Tarrant County—the most in all of Northern Texas.2 Authorities also seized 107 pounds of cocaine, 32 pounds of methamphetamine, and 2 pounds of opiates that same year.2
In October and November 2017, 182 kilograms of methamphetamine was seized in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.2 About 20% of substance abuse treatment in Texas Health and Human Services-funded treatment agencies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area was for youth ages 12 to 18 (949).2
Why Fort Worth?One of the fastest-growing cities in the country, Fort Worth is a happening place to be. Of course, you’ll be steeped in plenty of cowboy culture, with numerous rodeos and pioneers’ memorials to visit. In particular, you’ll want to hit up the Fort Worth Stockyards to catch some live cattle drives, bull riding, and more. The National Cowgirl Museum of Hall of Fame is also a great place to learn more about the daring adventurers who helped settle the West.
With its location in North Texas, Fort Worth is blessed with relatively mild weather in the winter and hot summers. In fact, the freeze-free period in the area is about 249 days, with average temperatures in the summer ranging in the mid-80s. In the winter, things are a bit colder, with an average in the mid-40s. In either season, expect humid air paired with relatively low amounts of precipitation.
This kind of weather makes it easy to get outdoors and have fun. You have to stop by the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge to try out the hiking trails and birdwatching. For something a little more exhilarating, try hiking to the waterfalls in Marion Sansom Park. It’s also fun to kayak the Trinity River and explore the city.
Rather than rely on your feet or kayak to get around, don’t be afraid to try out Fort Worth’s public transit system, Trinity Metro. This service offers numerous public bus routes, carpooling, vanpooling, and other services throughout the county. ACCESS paratransit service is a good option for those with impaired mobility. The Trinity Railway Express system connects Fort Worth and Dallas.
Why Choose American Addiction Centers?
American Addiction Centers offers a nationwide network of facilities, an alumni support system, quality care, and a 90-day promise. If a person relapses after completing 90 days of treatment at an AAC program, they can return for 30 days of complimentary treatment.
Additionally, American Addiction Centers alumni from across the country host fun gatherings and events while alumni coordinators check-in regularly to ensure those recovering from substance abuse benefit from continued support.
Start Your Drug Abuse Recovery Today
At American Addictions Centers we focus our treatments around healing the body, mind, and spirit. At our treatment centers we offer a wide range of treatment options and different levels of care to best fit our patients needs on their road to recovery.
You owe it to yourself to work with our experienced team of doctors, clinicians, and counselors to create a one-of-a-kind, constantly evolving treatment plan designed to help you get the most out of your recovery experience. Our goal is to treat the whole person, and that means addressing co-occurring mental illness, physical wellness, social issues, and more.Greenhouse Treatment Center is prides itself on its luxurious setting and high-end amenities, offered to all residential patients who come to start their path to recovery. Located in a former Neiman Marcus spa, Greenhouse provides its patients with indoor and outdoor pools, a fully-stocked fitness center with a proctored wellness program, and three meals a day crafted by expert executive chefs.
More Ways to Get Help
If you need help for addiction in Fort Worth, you are not alone. Try reaching out to some of the following organizations for assistance:
- Texas Health and Human Services, the official state guide for programs that can help families and specific populations with mental and behavioral health issues.
- Fort Worth Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous, Fort Worth’s official AA group that organizes meetings to help you with the 12 steps of recovery.
- Fort Worth Area of Narcotics Anonymous, Fort Worth’s official NA group that organizes meetings to help you with the 12 steps of recovery.
- Resource Center, North Texas’s premier resource for those in the LGBTQ community who are suffering from substance abuse.
- Challenge of Tarrant County, an organization that helps confront substance abuse by providing education, resources, collaboration, and more.
- Santa Fe Youth Services, an organization that helps teens and adolescents in Tarrant County fight back against drug and alcohol use.
- City of Fort Worth. (2018). Homelessness increasing slightly in Fort Worth area, count shows.
- S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration. (2018). 2018 national drug threat assessment.