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Alpine, Texas Substance Use Statistics And Treatment Options

Almost 20 percent of fatal auto accidents in Brewster County involved alcohol or drugs. If you live in Alpine and struggle with substance misuse, you have access to outpatient treatment and general community health services in the community.

Substance Use Statistics In Alpine And Brewster County

Alpine is located in Brewster County, which is one of the six Texas counties in Texas Public Health Region 10, or Far West Texas. In 2019, Brewster County ranked 150 out of Texas’ 244 counties in overall health, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Other local substance use facts include:

  • 17 percent of Brewster County residents engaged in excessive drinking in 2019.
  • Brewster County’s 2016-2018 Health Needs Assessment estimated that 14.9 percent of adults in the county engaged in binge or excessive drinking (more than 5 alcoholic beverages at a time).
  • There were two underage DUI arrests and 20 adult DUI arrests in Brewster County in 2016.
  • 20 percent of Brewster County’s fatal auto accidents involved alcohol or alcohol and drug-impaired drivers.

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Addiction Treatment Options In Alpine, Texas

Substance use disorder (SUD) treatment should be individualized and respond to the needs of the person seeking recovery. Alpine residents have access to outpatient treatment and basic health services within the community.

You may need to travel to access intensive outpatient programs, residential drug and alcohol treatment, detox programs, and aftercare services. Learn more about each program so you can make an informed choice for your needs.

Drug And Alcohol Detox Programs

Detox programs help people safely overcome the physical symptoms of withdrawal. Medical monitoring is important during detox to ensure that people can cope safely with withdrawing from drugs and/or alcohol.

Medically supervised detox programs may take place in a residential treatment center or inpatient facility. However, some detox programs can be “ambulatory,” which means that they take place in an outpatient setting.

Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Inpatient treatment programs take place in a residential setting that’s free of substances and offers 24-hour supervision, treatment, and support. An inpatient program helps to build a therapeutic community where you can focus all of your attention on recovery and healing.

Inpatient programs can incorporate different kinds of group and individual therapy. Some therapy options include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and experiential therapies like equine (horse) therapy and art or music therapy.

Outpatient Drug Rehab

Outpatient treatment programs take place in a community-based setting. They can include group and/or individual counseling. Outpatient programs can be as brief as six weeks, or can last up to 12 weeks or longer.

Outpatient treatment can be used as a form of step-down care following an inpatient program. It can also be a treatment option for people who have a secure, substance-free, and supporting home living environment.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) uses FDA-approved medications to address opioid use disorders, alcohol use disorders, and even tobacco cessation.

MAT medications include naltrexone, buprenorphine, and methadone for opioid use. MAT also combines counseling and education with medication. After three decades, numerous studies have shown that MAT is effective.

Aftercare Planning And Services

People can continue their recovery and emphasize their ongoing health and well-being by participating in aftercare programs.

An individualized treatment plan for substance use disorders should always include strong aftercare planning, from counseling to peer group support.

How To Pay For Alcohol Or Drug Rehab

People can pay for substance use treatment through private or publicly funded insurance programs and out-of-pocket costs. When seeking treatment, people should work with their insurance provider and with treatment centers to determine which services will be covered.

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The Treehouse

The Treehouse is located approximately seven-and-a-half hours northeast of Alpine in Scurry, Texas. Offering a continuum of drug and alcohol recovery services, The Treehouse provides a serene and pristine environment where you can focus completely on your recovery.

For more information on The Treehouse or Vertava Health, please contact us today.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2019 County Health Rankings - https://www.countyhealthrankings.org/app/texas/2019/rankings/brewster/county/outcomes/overall/snapshot

Texas Criminal Justice Coalition - https://www.texascjc.org/county-resources?field_resources_list_value%5B%5D=A&field_county_value=22

Texas Prevention Resource Center - http://www.healthypasodelnorte.org/content/sites/pasodelnorte/PRC_Region10_2017_2018-RNA_without-graph.pdf

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