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Arlington, Texas Substance Use Statistics And Treatment Options

Over a four-year period between 2013 and 2017, there were 973 overdose deaths in Tarrant County, including Arlington. Addiction treatment options, including inpatient and medication-assisted treatment, in and near the Arlington area can help.

Substance Use Statistics In Arlington And Tarrant County, Texas

When compared to overdose mortality rates in 2008, 2010, and 2013, Tarrant County experienced a significantly higher rate in 2016.

From 2013-2017, more than 40 percent of overdose deaths involved either heroin or psychostimulants such as MDMA, methamphetamine, ADHD medications, and ecstasy.

These overdose mortality rates were not evenly dispersed across the different segments of the population. There were some sectors that had rates that were significantly higher than that of the general population:

  • Non-Hispanic whites made up most of the overdose deaths with 14.4 percent.
  • Blacks were the second-largest ethnic group affected with 7.8 percent.
  • The male overdose mortality rate was 12.1 percent compared to 7.3 percent for females.
  • The age group most affected by overdose deaths was between the ages of 45 and 64 with 17 percent of the mortality rate.
  • Those between the ages of 25 and 44 comprised the next-highest age group with 13.9 percent.

In nearby Fort Worth, the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) partnered with Thrive Pharmacy Solutions and Perrone Pharmacy to hand out Narcan and provide training on its use.

Part of a state opioid response grant called “More Narcan Please,” the medication can reverse the symptoms of an overdose and could save a life.

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Addiction Treatment Options In Arlington, Texas

Addiction treatment should be individualized to meet your needs. For many people, that means residential treatment once detoxification has occurred.

A step-down in treatment intensity to outpatient options and then aftercare often follows. The Treehouse, a treatment center that uses evidence-based methods to deliver comprehensive options, is located just an hour away from Arlington in Scurry, TX.

Drug And Alcohol Detox Programs

Some types of addictive substances, especially alcohol and opioids, can cause life-threatening symptoms as you detox and go through withdrawal.

Even those that do not can be extremely distressing — both mentally and physically — which can make it more likely that you’ll relapse. Medically-assisted detox provides trained medical staff and proven techniques to help make the process smoother and more successful.

Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Inpatient addiction treatment can span a range of time frames from a few weeks to a year or more. Residential addiction treatment provides access to 24-hour supervision, a range of therapeutic and clinical options, and support from both professional staff and peers.

Outpatient Drug Rehab

Outpatient drug rehab requires a firm commitment from you regarding your recovery. It’s also vital that you have a strong and stable support network at home to assist you. Instead of living at a treatment center, you’ll commute for treatment several days each week.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

While medications can be used during detox to address withdrawal symptoms, they are always an important part of medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

The FDA has approved certain drugs that, when coupled with behavioral therapy, comprise a specialized program that’s been proven successful at addressing addiction to opioids or alcohol.

Aftercare Planning And Services

Recovery from substance use disorder is a lifelong process. Once you complete your treatment program—whether that’s inpatient, outpatient, or medication-assisted treatment—it’s important to follow through on the aftercare planning and services offered.

Sober-living housing, 12-step programs, peer recovery support services, and outpatient counseling are just a few examples.

How To Pay For Alcohol Or Drug Rehab

For most people, substance use treatment is paid for by their health insurance or they pay out-of-pocket. Others use a combination of both strategies.

It’s important to contact either the treatment center you’re interested in using or your insurance company to obtain verification that these services are covered.

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Opting for virtual care with Vertava Health provides you with many benefits. You’ll have access to on-demand virtual care for both substance use and mental health disorders that fits into your schedule.

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The Treehouse

Within a one-hour drive to the southeast is The Treehouse. Located in Scurry, Texas, our full-service addiction treatment center offers comprehensive services in a tranquil and wooded campus.

Within our 65 grassy acres, you’ll find a nurturing staff who provides supportive, and compassionate care for those struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions.

For more information, please contact us today.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram - https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/fort-worth/article239716223.html

Tarrant County Public Health - http://www.tarrantcounty.com/content/dam/main/public-health/PH%20DOCUMENTS/Epi/Data%20Briefs/2019/2019_08_Data_Brief_Overdose_Deaths.pdf

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