Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Waco, TX
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Where Can You Find Addiction Treatment in Waco, TX?
Texas is home to more than 450 drug and alcohol treatment facilities, many of which are located near major metropolitan areas such as Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. Additionally, 15 of these facilities are positioned within 50 miles of Waco, TX.1
Situated roughly 95 miles south of downtown Dallas along I-35, Waco boasts roughly 139,000 residents. The city is known as the birthplace of Dr. Pepper, and it’s home to Baylor University and the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame and Museum.2
Like most U.S. cities, however, some Waco residents struggle with drug and alcohol misuse and overdoses. While related statistics for this relatively small city are hard to find, data regarding North Texas and the state as a whole shed light on alcohol and substance use issues near Waco.
- Between 2017 and 2019, of those aged 12 and older living in Texas 4.5% (1 million people) had a past-year alcohol use disorder (AUD) and 5.9% (1.4 million individuals) had a substance use disorder.3
- In 2020, 17.5% of adults in North Texas participated in binge drinking.4
- Texas reported 4,984 drug overdose deaths in 2021.5
- Between 2018 and 2020, the rate of drug poisoning in the North Texas region was 11.2 per 100,000 people.6
Despite these statistics, help is available. Along with the aforementioned 15 rehab facilities near Waco, American Addiction Centers (AAC) owns and operates the Greenhouse Treatment Center in Grand Prairie, TX, which is just a 90-minute drive from Waco.
Greenhouse offers recovery in a serene environment with renowned addiction specialists. Offering a host of treatment options—e.g., inpatient, traditional outpatient, intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), and partial hospitalization programs (PHPs)— Greenhouse Treatment Center also provides unique treatment solutions for special populations such as Veterans and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
How Much Does It Cost to Go to Rehab in Waco, TX?
Costs for rehab facilities in Waco and elsewhere vary depending on multiple factors such as:
- Amenities and services.
- Level of care (inpatient, outpatient, aftercare, etc.).
- Duration of treatment.
- How you pay for treatment (insurance or out-of-pocket).
- Your insurance plan (co-pays, deductibles, coverage levels, etc.).
Many people pay for treatment via insurance, and the best way to determine how much your plan will cover is to contact American Addiction Centers. Our admissions navigators at can assist you in verifying your insurance for use at one of our many facilities nationwide.
But don’t be discouraged if you don’t have insurance. As detailed below, there are several other ways to pay for alcohol or drug rehab in Waco, TX, and some low- or no-cost options may be available to those who qualify.
Does Insurance Pay for Rehab in Waco, TX?
Most insurance companies cover at least some of the costs for rehab facilities in Waco. The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) protect your right to affordable mental health and addiction care.7,8
Both of these acts increase substance use disorder (SUD) treatment accessibility in the U.S. and ensure you have options to find the help you need. Still, your specific amount of coverage depends on your insurance plan.
Regarding payment options, of the roughly 450 treatment facilities throughout Texas, the following types of payment are accepted at the respective number of facilities:1
- Private health insurance: 329.
- Medicaid: 310.
- Medicare: 166.
- State-funded insurance other than Medicaid: 208.
- Federal or government funding for treatment: 278.
- Military insurance (aka Tricare): 156.
- IHS/Tribal/Urban (ITU) funds (from the Indian Health Service): 33.
- Free/no payment: 6.
Of the 15 facilities within 50 miles of Waco, payment options accepted include:1
- Private health insurance: 9.
- Medicaid: 11.
- Medicare: 8.
- State-funded insurance other than Medicaid: 8.
- Federal or government funding for treatment: 12.
- Military insurance (aka Tricare): 7.
Additionally, many facilities take multiple types of insurance plans. For example, Greenhouse Treatment Center provides flexible payment options, such as sliding scale fees and payment plans; plus, it accepts most major insurance plans such as:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield.
- Carelon Behavioral Health (formerly Beacon).
- Molina Healthcare.
- Oxford Health Plan.
Types of Addiction Treatment in Waco, TX
Since what works for someone else may not work for you, a host of treatment options are available. To ensure you get the care you need, a healthcare provider and/or addiction professional will assist you in determining the most appropriate level of care. Treatment options include:9
- Medically assisted detox. Many people attend detox to ensure their safety during withdrawal and to minimize symptoms whenever possible.
- Inpatient rehab. Inpatient rehab provides a stable, supportive environment with 24/7 care. Treatment typically includes one-on-one counseling, psychoeducation, group therapy, and more, along with a host of therapies and services.
- Outpatient programs. Traditional outpatient programs offer similar treatment to inpatient rehab; however, patients live at home and care is provided at a lower intensity than inpatient care.
- Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs). PHPs are often considered the midway point between inpatient and outpatient treatment. Here, patients live at home but participate in intensive care for several hours multiple days per week.
- Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs). As a form of outpatient care, IOPs offer a slightly lower intensity than inpatient and PHP programs but a higher intensity than traditional outpatient care.
- Aftercare. After completing a treatment program, mental health professionals recommend that patients participate in some form of aftercare treatment, such as sober living, 12-Step programs, and outpatient therapy.
Within 50 miles of Waco, the following number of facilities offer the respective types of care:1
- Medically assisted detox: 2.
- Inpatient rehab: 4.
- Outpatient treatment: 13.
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): 8.
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): 1.
How to Pay for Rehabs in Waco, TX
Aside from private pay and government- or military-funded insurance, a host of payment options are available for facilities near Waco, including:
- Payment plans. Payment plans let you pay a fixed monthly cost until you pay the balance of your treatment fees. Most rehabs determine your monthly payment based on your income and treatment expenses.
- Self-pay. You can self-pay for rehab with cash, credit, or a loan via a loved one, a bank, or an addiction treatment lending company.
- Sliding scale fees. Some rehabs adjust costs for people with limited finances using sliding scale fees. Programs base these payment plans on your income and ability to pay.
- Government funding. Some institutions offer grants and scholarships to partially or fully cover the cost of addiction care based on your eligibility. For example, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides block grants covering addiction treatment costs.10
To put that information into perspective, data from the 2020 The National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services shows that more than 210 Texas treatment facilities offer care at no charge or for minimal payments for individuals who can’t pay for treatment. And data on FindTreatment.gov indicates that 146 treatment facilities in Texas offer payment assistance and/or sliding fee scales.1
What Addictions Are Treated at Waco Rehab Facilities?
Many facilities across Texas, including AAC’s Greenhouse Treatment Center, treat substance use disorders for a host of substances such as:
Along with drug and alcohol treatment, some treatment centers also treat for co-occurring disorders, which is when a person has a mental health disorder such as anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder, as well as a substance use disorder. Addiction specialists typically recommend treating both disorders at once to promote long-term recovery.9
How to Find Rehab Centers in Waco, TX
Given the relatively large number of treatment facilities near Waco, TX, locating a suitable rehab is fairly easy. Keep in mind, however, it’s important to select the treatment facility that best fits your needs rather than automatically opting for one that’s located in your backyard.
Visit FindTreatment.gov to search by location and filter by a host of criteria. Also check out the Texas Outreach, Screening, Assessment, and Referral program (OSAR), which has a searchable map of Texas substance misuse treatment providers and region-specific offices and websites to aid in locating substances misuse services. OSAR reps should be able to provide guidance on both state-funded rehabs as well as free rehab centers in Texas.
Offering a broad scope of treatment options, the nearby Greenhouse Treatment Center may be a viable option to fit your needs. It offers programming for special populations such as members of various faith-based groups, Veterans/first responders, members of the LGBTQ+ community, trauma survivors, families, and more. Greenhouse also provides amenities such as a fitness center, pool, and hot tub along with services such as yoga, meditation, and music and art therapy.
If you’re ready to embark on your recovery journey, reach out to American Addiction Centers at . Or explore other types of drug and alcohol treatment centers in Texas.