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Drug and alcohol use disorders impact countless people throughout the United States. The 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) indicates that more than 20 million people across the nation aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder (illicit drugs and/or alcohol) and could have benefited from inpatient rehab for alcohol or substance use disorder in the past year.1 Unfortunately, many within this group did not receive any drug and alcohol treatment.1

Choosing the best Texas inpatient drug and alcohol rehab can be challenging, but American Addiction Centers (AAC) is here to help. If you or a loved one is seeking rehab for a drug or alcohol use disorder, you can find an array of diverse treatment options in Texas.

Inpatient Rehab and Addiction Statistics in Texas

Data obtained from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) found that there were about 16,000 opioid-related emergency department (ED) visits in 2019.2 Five counties represent most of these visits:2

  • 2,226 in Harris County (Houston and surrounding areas).
  • 1,556 in Dallas County (Dallas and surrounding areas).
  • 1,518 in Tarrant County (Fort Worth and surrounding areas).
  • 1,048 in Bexar County (San Antonio and surrounding areas).
  • 835 in Travis County (Austin and surrounding areas).

People aged 18-44 comprised the largest demographic (48%) of ED visits.2 Additionally, the latest Treatment Episodes Data Sets (TEDS) found that nearly 38,000 people received inpatient drug and alcohol rehab in Texas in 2015.3 Admissions involved the following substance use disorders:3

  • 6,586 people with heroin use disorders.
  • 6,233 people with methamphetamine use disorders.
  • 5,472 people with alcohol use disorders.
  • 3,213 people with cocaine use disorders.
  • 2,238 people with other opioid use disorders.
  • 1,143 people with other substance use disorders.

Though people between the ages of 25-34 years made up the largest demographic of total admissions, the majority of those seeking treatment for marijuana use disorders and inhalant use disorders were aged 12-19 years.3 In fact, people aged 13-19 made up 25% of calls to the Texas Poison Center Network regarding marijuana and related substances in 2020.4

Why Should I Go to Inpatient Rehab in Texas?

According to the 2020 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), there are 509 rehab programs throughout Texas.6 Offering varying levels of care:6

  • 430 offer outpatient treatment.
  • 122 provide residential rehab (non-hospital) care.
  • 43 are hospital inpatient facilities

If you are close to home, finding an inpatient drug and alcohol rehab center near your loved ones may be a part of your decision to seek treatment in Texas. With inpatient treatment facilities located in most metropolitan areas, finding a suitable fit is within reach. AAC’s Greenhouse Treatment Center is conveniently located at the center of the Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area and is accessible for anyone seeking help with substance use issues.

Regardless of whether you are a Texas local or are thinking of moving for treatment, there are benefits to seeking rehab in Texas. Some of these benefits include:7,8

  • Diverse environments. Whether you prefer a quieter, more rural setting or a fast-paced, urban setting, you will not have a problem finding either in Texas.
  • Recreational opportunities. Texas is home to eight major sports teams, numerous state parks, and major lakes. It also offers an abundance of fun attractions, culture, and history.
  • Economic affordability. Affordable housing, employment opportunities, access to resources, and more make Texas an ideal place to thrive for people in both early and sustained recovery.
  • Consistent climate. Texas is known for its sunny weather and steady temperatures, ensuring access to outdoor entertainment year-round.

American Addiction Centers offers inpatient rehab in Texas. Call There, an admissions advisor can advise you about our Dallas, Texas treatment center and verify your insurance coverage.

Tips for Finding the Best Inpatient Rehab in Texas

You can find alcohol and drug rehab centers near most major metropolitan areas of Texas, including:

  • Dallas.
  • Fort Worth.
  • Houston.
  • Austin.
  • San Antonio.
  • Corpus Christi.
  • El Paso.

When deciding which rehab to choose, it is important to take your time. Finding the best Texas inpatient drug rehab center for you largely depends on your medical needs and personal goals for treatment. Since Texas rehabs may vary in their treatment methods, finding the right fit is critical to your success in recovery. Things to consider might include staff and facility state licensure, types of therapies or specialized services offered, types of payments accepted, and extent of aftercare provided.9

As you are making your rehab decision, it may be helpful to consider asking the following questions:9

  • Is the facility accredited or licensed?
  • What credentials or therapeutic licenses does the clinical staff hold?
  • Does the level of care meet your needs and expectations?
  • Is the rehab licensed in providing the quality of service that you need?
  • Do you prefer short-term treatment (30 days or less) or long-term rehab services (60-90 days)?
  • What methods of payment does the addiction program accept?
  • Does the program provide specialized services for target populations, such as veterans, adolescents, LGBTQ+ people, or those with co-occurring disorders?
  • Does the program offer support for families?

Does Insurance Cover Inpatient Rehab in Texas?

Yes, insurance typically covers inpatient rehab in Texas. However, the extent of your coverage will depend on your treatment center, your insurance policy, and other factors. AAC’s Greenhouse Treatment Center in Dallas accepts many private insurance plans as well as several with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. If you do not have insurance, a considerable number of rehabs have the option for you to pay cash or provide self-payment.6,8

Some drug and alcohol rehabs accept insurance plans covered by state, federal, or tribal governments, such as Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, etc.6,10 Contact your insurance provider to learn more about the extent of your coverage for substance use disorders.

If cost is a barrier, there are still opportunities to receive treatment, depending on your circumstances. Free rehab may be available for certain individuals. Certain rehab centers may offer low-cost, flexible financing options such as sliding scale payments, payment plans, or state-funded rehab to make treatment more affordable.

If you’d like to find out whether your inpatient treatment stay will be fully or partially covered by one of American Addiction Centers’ various nationwide treatment centers, simply fill in your insurance information in the form below. An admission navigator will reach out to your shortly.

Inpatient Rehabs in Texas

If you’re searching for inpatient rehab in Texas, American Addiction Centers offers various options for your treatment needs. For example, Greenhouse Treatment Center in Dallas, Texas, is a renowned inpatient rehab center in Dallas, Texas, that helps those suffering from substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions.

During the COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) pandemic AAC is available to answer questions about addiction and treatment options. Our Dallas treatment facility, Greenhouse Treatment Center, is open and accepting patients and has medical experts and a caring staff who will stand by you on your journey to recovery.

Can Mental Health Issues Be Treated in Inpatient Rehab?

Yes, mental health issues can be treated in inpatient rehab in Texas. Many rehabs, including AAC’s rehab center in Texas, offer co-occurring disorder treatment.

During rehab, integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders typically involves using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) strategies to address co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use disorders together instead of treating each diagnosis separately.11 This approach fosters practical recovery, strengthens coping abilities, and builds healthy social skills.11 Integrated co-occurring treatment involves a joint effort among clinical providers and community organizations to manage issues such as:11

  • Homelessness.
  • Unemployment.
  • Vocational skills.
  • Family services.
  • Transportation.
  • Physical health.
  • Legal problems.

How Long Does Texas Inpatient Rehab Last?

Program length for inpatient rehab varies, often falling between 30-90 days. Inpatient rehab that lasts for 30 days or less is considered short-term and involves intensive therapy using an adapted 12-Step approach.12 Long-term rehab, on the other hand, may last between 60-90 days or more as determined by your progress and individualized needs.9,12 The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recommends that most people require at least 90 days in rehab to effectively stop or lower drug and alcohol use.13

Other Rehab Options in Texas

Drug detox, often considered the first stage of rehab, involves the process of safely managing withdrawal symptoms after a person stops using drugs and alcohol.14

Outpatient rehab varies in intensity and types of services provided; this can be a practical option for people who are unable to go into inpatient treatment due to employment or other reasons.14


  1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020). Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States.
  2. Texas Department of State Health Services. (2019). Opioid-related emergency department visits.
  3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2017). Treatment episode data set (TEDS): 2005-2015.
  4. Texas Department of State Health Services. (2021). Marijuana-related poison center calls.
  5. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019, January 17). Treatment approaches for drug addiction drugfacts.
  6. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2021, June). National survey of substance abuse treatment services (N-SSATS): 2020.
  7. Best states: Texas. (2018, September 28).
  8. Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism. (n.d.) Let’s Texas: Things to do.
  9. org. (2019, September 19). Choosing the right rehab.
  10. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020, July 22). Drug addiction treatment in the United States.
  11. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2021, April 13). Common comorbidities with substance use disorders research report: What are the treatments for comorbid substance use disorder and mental health conditions?
  12. org. (2019, August 6). How much does rehab cost?
  13. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020, June 3). How long does drug addiction treatment usually last?
  14. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020, June 3). Types of treatment programs.
Last Updated on Oct 21, 2022
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