Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in Weslaco, Texas

Weslaco, with more than 40,000 residents, is located east of McAllen Texas in the Rio Grande Valley and is across the Rio Grande from Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Weslaco is located on Interstate 2 and U.S. 83 in Hidalgo County and serves as a major cross-border trade, tourism, and retail center.

Rehab Centers In Weslaco, Texas

Weslaco is a thriving community of 40,000 people which benefits from local businesses. The community has a medical center and Level 3 Trauma unit, as well as behavioral health and alcohol and drug rehab centers.

Tropical Texas Behavioral Health

Tropical Texas Behavioral Health is a regional behavioral health and substance use disorder counseling organization which operates four outpatient clinics in South Texas. The organization’s outpatient clinic in Weslaco is located on W. Business 83 and offers a Veterans Drop In Center. The organization provides outpatient treatment, services for co-occurring disorders, and a Federal Court-ordered aftercare program.

Rehab Centers Near Weslaco, Texas

Weslaco is located approximately 12 miles southeast of McAllen in the Rio Grande Valley, and about 15 miles west of Harlingen. Weslaco residents who need residential addiction treatment may travel to either of those communities or find specialized programs and services by traveling to Corpus Christi or Houston.

Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas, Pharr

Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas provides outpatient treatment at its center in Pharr/McAllen. Located on North Cage Blvd., the program is a structured 12-week outpatient treatment program for drug and alcohol addiction recovery. The curriculum is based on cognitive behavioral therapy. The program accepts self-pay, Medicaid, and private insurance plans.

Serving Children And Adults In Need (SCAN), Pharr

SCAN is a Laredo-based organization providing counseling, therapy, residential treatment, and specialized services, including therapy for border trauma. SCAN’s location on West Polk in Pharr is an outpatient treatment center which offers group and individual substance use disorder treatment. 

SCAN provides treatment for co-occurring disorders, short-term and long-term residential treatment, and a variety of specialized programs for adolescents and adults in English and Spanish at its other facilities in South Texas.

Recovery Center Of Cameron County, Harlingen

The Recovery Center of Cameron County operates locations in Brownsville and in Harlingen. The organization’s center in Harlingen offers an intensive outpatient treatment program (IOP) and a regular outpatient treatment program for alcohol and drug use disorders. The Recovery Center provides programs for codependency, substance use disorders including opioids and methamphetamine, and treatment for co-occurring disorders including depression.

Substance Abuse In Weslaco And Hidalgo County

Weslaco is located in Hidalgo County, which is part of Texas’ Prevention Resource Center (PRC) Region 11, Tropical Texas. Because Weslaco is so close to Mexico, many people surveyed for the Prevention Resource Center’s annual needs assessment noted that it was easy to obtain any type of drug across the border in Mexico. It was also easy for young people to cross the border to drink alcohol. 

Details of the PRC Region 11 report include the following facts about substance abuse in Weslaco and Hidalgo County:

  • 35 percent of 12th-grade students surveyed in Hidalgo County and the region had used cannabis, and 12 percent had used it within the prior month.

  • Fentanyl is emerging in popularity in Hidalgo County, known as “cheesecake” and available in powder and vape form.

  • 34 percent of alcohol-related driving fatalities throughout the region occurred in Hidalgo County in 2017.

Traveling For The Best Program

Residents of Weslaco have outpatient substance use disorder resources in their own community, as well as faith-based counseling and support services. They will need to travel to the McAllen area or farther to access residential treatment. 

With a Level 3 Trauma Center in the community, emergency services are available for accidental overdoses and poisoning. Longer-term treatment and relapse prevention services are available in McAllen and throughout the region. To learn more about addiction treatment options in Texas, contact a treatment specialist today.

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