TEXAS ONLINE SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING

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TEXAS SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Recent statistics indicate that Texas is a much sought after state to live. In fact, US News & World Report dubbed Austin the best city in America. Dallas and Houston are also on the rise, offering big-city excitement, economic growth, and quiet, affordable metro living. However, even in its rise in popularity, Texas continues to face growing numbers as they correlate with addiction and substance abuse. Not unlike other states across the nation, Texas is facing a steady climb in opioid and prescription abuse and alcohol misuse, and many drug fatalities year-over-year. According to America’s Health Rankings, in 2019 Texas ranked fourth nationwide in total drug deaths with 

According to the CDC, in 2018 3,005 Texas deaths were connected to legal and illegal drugs. Drug overdose deaths now rank second only to auto collisions as the leading causes of accidental deaths in the United States.

It’s important to know that addiction treatment is possible. Finding assistance and support during a critical time should be a priority, and AspenRidge REACH can help. Our Texas online substance abuse counseling can provide many with the option and tools needed to overcome addiction. Contact us today to learn more. 

Texas Substance Abuse Statistics (2018)Totals
Number of Overdose Deaths3,005
Percentage of Fatal Overdoses Caused by Opioids46%
Percentage of Adults Drinking Excessively17.3%
Percentage of Rehab Centers Accredited by the Joint Commission26%

Everything is Bigger in Texas

From job opportunities to outdoor adventure to fantastic food, music scenes, and much more, Texas is known for doing everything bigger. Enjoying life in the Lone Star State is possible with its abundance of beauty. Deep in the heart of Texas, residents can explore open prairies, forests, rugged hills, desert lands, coastline, and endless venues. In fact, Texas is one of the most diverse geographic locations in the U.S. However, there’s a tragic side to its beauty.

In Texas and throughout the nation, many individuals and families are struggling with substance abuse. Located along a border of Mexico, drugs find a way across southern borders and from the Gulf. The Addiction Center reported the most commonly addictive substances used by Texas residents include:

  • Alcohol
  • Heroin
  • Meth
  • Opioids
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Ecstasy

The Texas Department of Public Safety points out that Texas is a prime location for drug cartels who traffic in such substances. Families and individuals are quickly discovering the long term impacts of ongoing substance misuse and abuse, and the ramifications are threatening a humble Texas way of life. The disease of addiction has been growing worse every year, with drug cartels and trafficking organizations rising.

Texas Drug Use Stats

Texas Health and Human Services note that substance use disorders can impact people from all walks of life. They affect people from all cultures, ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic levels, and all ages.  A 2013 study reported by The Addiction Center stated that over 40,000 Texans received substance abuse treatment.

Texas is also known to share a border with a country to the south, Mexico. Some 1,200-miles stretch across the southernmost border, following the course of the Rio Grande River. Large portions of this area are open and difficult to monitor by border enforcement agencies and are used by drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) to smuggle illicit drugs in the United States. The impact of DTOs makes dangerous and illegal drugs are much more accessible to Texas residents.

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Meth Use in Texas

The Drug Enforcement Administration has rated methamphetamine as the number one drug threat in Texas. It is particularly prevalent in large cities like Dallas and Houston.

Phenyl-2-propanone, known as P2P, accounts for 98% of meth drugs in the USA. A large provider of P2P-based meth is Mexico.

Opioid Use in Texas

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that opioid overdoses killed over fourteen hundred Texans in 2018. The Texas Medical Association said over 70 Texas health institutions received federal funding of $18million. The grants are earmarked for combatting Texas’ opioid epidemic.

Doctors, rural organizations, and academic institutions will receive support to expand access to substance use disorder and mental health services in their area.

Texas Alcohol Abuse Data

Alcohol use disorder is also another mounting problem in Texas. As a favorite pastime and with the thousands of dive bars sprinkled throughout the state, more residents find it easier to drink regularly and more challenging to find the motivation to stop. Texas online substance abuse counseling seeks to combat the rising numbers of alcoholism. According to the CDC, about 95,000 Americans die from alcohol-related deaths annually. Adequate alcohol treatment programs carry the potential of offsetting these preventable deaths.

Ten percent of Texans use alcohol, and 45,000 have a mild substance abuse disorder. In addition, around 30,000 Texas residents have a moderate to severe alcohol substance abuse disorder.

Texas Health and Human Services studies show that almost 20% of adults in Texas and one in four high school students admitted to binge drinking in a 2011 report.

Nicotine/Marijuana Abuse

Both nicotine and marijuana addictions concern Texas medical staff. In many states, the use of both substances has become more lenient. However, Texas has not shifted from prosecuting marijuana offenses. No form of cannabis is legal in Texas.

TruthIntiative.org estimates that Texans who smoke cost the state $8.85 billion annually and $8.22 billion in productivity loss.

A Texas Health and Human Services study found that vaping rates have never been higher. By 2018, vaping had reached epidemic proportions–especially among teens. Some have developed severe lung disorders, seizures, and nicotine addictions.

Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disability in America. 

Heroin Use in Texas

Texas heroin overdose deaths have more than doubled between 2007 and 2017. Mexican black tar heroin is prevalent in Texas because of the proximity to the Mexican border. Thirteen percent of drug abuse program admissions in Texas are heroin-related. Thirty-six percent of substance abuse treatment in Texas is related only to heroin.

Texas Online Substance Abuse Counseling & Treatment

Substance use disorders involve the recurrent use of a substance. This habit affects users’ daily domestic, social, and work life. Substance use treatment options try to deal with the whole person and underlying conditions for substance use.

The aim is detox if necessary, recovery, and rehab. Follow-up programs support the client in continuing to lead a substance-free life.

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How Many Seek Substance Abuse Counseling?

Texas has a complicated substance abuse situation. Its vast size and its proximity to Mexico make Texas a drug trafficking hotbed. Substance use varies widely from region to region. So, too, does the percentage of those who seek help.

Out of 502 treatment centers statewide, only 192 rehab facilities provided dual-diagnosis care and mental health therapy. 

Why is the Drug Addiction Treatment Success Rate so Low?

Co-occurring conditions are evident in three of every five who seek treatment. These co-occurring conditions often include depression or anxiety. If not addressed, the root of drug abuse is not treated, and relapse rates are high.

For many, admitting they have a substance abuse problem is embarrassing. It may well cost them their marriage, job, and friendships. Addicts often feel guilty about the pain they have caused their families, friends, and coworkers. Addicts lack self-worth and self-confidence. Substances are highly addictive. Getting clean is hard work. Rehab often fails because the pull to use is so strong. If drug and alcohol recovery and rehab programs do not address substance cravings and co-occurring mental issues, they often fail.

Dual diagnosis treatment centers are slowly on the rise. These particular programs aim to identify underlying mental health disorders that may impact an individual’s ability to fight addiction long-term. Some of these disorders include:

Avenues for Texas Substance Abuse Counseling

Because it is free and widely available, many people with alcohol or drug abuse issues try Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. Both of these peer support groups use a twelve-step, faith-based program.   

Colorado’s AspenRidge offers a wide variety of counseling and rehab programs tailored to mild to severe substance use and co-occurring needs.

  • Intensive In-Patient Residential Care
  • Intensive Outpatient Care
  • Evening Outpatient Counseling and Support
  • REACH Online Counseling and Support
  • After-Program Support and Maintenance

Why Online Substance Abuse Counseling?

Thanks to rapidly growing technology, AspenRidge Recovery’s trained, knowledgeable counselors are ready to serve clients anywhere in the world through its secure Texas online substance abuse counseling programs. REACH online provides a new way for certified recovery therapists to reach individuals throughout the great state of Texas and provide direct support during a critical time.

Many who have a drug problem often feel guilty or embarrassed. Due to this embarrassment and shame, many Texans will forgo seeking treatment and may resort to continued drug use. Also, factors such as cost, transportation, time, family, or job commitments make face-to-face drug abuse counseling impractical. Texas online substance abuse counseling seeks to overcome these barriers and provide folks battling with addiction the chance at a better life.

Texas online substance abuse counseling is highly praised by counselors and clients alike. Through individual and small-group virtual therapy, clients are receiving evidence-based techniques to address their unique needs.

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REACH provides treatment in these formats:

AspenRidge REACH Online Counseling Options

Individuals in Texas have access to AspenRidge Recovery’s REACH substance abuse online counseling program.  All you need is an Internet link and a computer, a tablet, a laptop, or a smartphone.

REACH users have several options. They will meet in both individual and group virtual therapy sessions with trained counselors three times a week. Virtual meetings take place through  AspenRidge’s secure platform. 

Twelve-Week Online Intensive Outpatient Program

Intended for moderate to severe substance abuse, this option provides an IOP program for 12 weeks in combination with ongoing counseling that is virtually based. Board-certified, licensed therapists work with clients in three weekly sessions using AspenRidge’s private, HIPAA compliant video. 

This intensive outpatient online program aims to facilitate participants’ sobriety and return to their life.

Therapy is custom-tailored to evidence-based treatment indicators. Our certified counselors use techniques like one-on-one therapy, group counseling, and family counseling.

Reset Six-Week Online Recovery Reboot

This is a less intensive six-week virtual recovery program. The goal is to help substance abusers control their drug urges. Ongoing therapy also addresses underlying mental health and wellness issues. In many circumstances, REACH counselors seek to provide individuals with the needed tools to succeed in everyday life without falling victim to self-medicating and relapse.

Reboot sessions help clients make healthier decisions. REACH Recovery Reboot is not a rehab program. It also doesn’t offer detox. Reboot acts as a support group, much like Narcotic Anonymous. 

The ultimate goal is educating and empowering participants to make wise choices about substance abuse issues. 

Online Outpatient Program

This acts as an extended care treatment option. The target group is anyone with only a mild drug habit. This group receives a 90-minute group counseling session each week using AspenRidge’s private, HIPAA compliant platform. 

Patients who have completed the twelve-week intensive counseling session often use this REACH option as follow-up support to stay clean.

Therapists in REACH online substance abuse online counseling are trained to work with patients online individually and in small-group sessions. If you are unsure which REACH online counseling option fits your needs, we’re here to help. Call (720) 650-8055 any time!

Find out more about REACH Texas Online Substance Abuse Counseling programs.

  • Twelve-Week Online Intensive Outpatient Program

    Our online IOP Program runs for 12 weeks. Clients will meet with our board-certified, licensed therapists counsel clients through a private, HIPAA compliant video.

    This intensive outpatient online program aims to help participants reach sobriety and regain their former life.

    Therapy is based on and custom-tailored to evidence-based treatment indicators. Counselors use techniques like one-on-one therapy, group counseling, and family counseling.

  • Reset Six-Week Online Recovery Reboot

    This is a less intensive six-week virtual recovery program. The goal is to help substance abusers control their drug urges. Therapy also addresses mental health and wellness issues.

    Reboot sessions help clients make healthier decisions. REACH Recovery Reboot is not a rehab program. It also doesn’t offer detox. Reboot acts as a support group, much like Narcotic Anonymous.

    The ultimate goal is educating and empowering participants to make wise choices about substance abuse issues.

  • Online Outpatient Program

    This acts as an extended care treatment option. The target group is anyone with only a mild drug habit. This group receives a 90-minute group counseling session each week using AspenRidge’s private, HIPAA compliant platform.

    Patients who have completed the twelve-week intensive counseling session often use this REACH option as follow-up support to stay clean.

    Therapists in REACH online substance abuse online counseling are trained to work with patients online individually and in small-group sessions. If you are unsure which REACH online counseling option fits your needs, we’re here to help. Call 720-650-8055 anytime!

MEET OUR TEXAS COUNSELOR

Darrin Miller Florida AspenRidge REACH

Darrin Miller, LAC, LPCC

REACH Program Director

Darrin Miller is a passionate treatment professional and the REACH Program Director. He specializes in treating younger adults and is a staunch advocate of AspenRidge’s extended care model. “The best part of my job is getting to see the amazing change I see in individuals in such a short period. When I first meet a person in treatment, they’ve lost all hope. Getting to watch them regain hope and develop a newfound sense of optimism is something truly extraordinary.”

ONLINE SUBSTANCE

ABUSE COUNSELING BENEFITS

Therapists in REACH online substance abuse online counseling are trained to work with patients online individually and in small-group sessions. If you are unsure which REACH online counseling option fits your needs, we’re here to help. Call 720-650-8055 anytime!

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HOW IT WORKS

1

GIVE US A CALL

Call us at (720) 650-8055 to talk to a caring and supportive admissions counselor who will help answer any questions you might have and verify your insurance coverage.

2

HAVE YOUR INITIAL ASSESSMENT

You and your counselor will get to know each other. Together you will review your history and discuss a wide range of topics to come up with a personalized treatment plan that will help you overcome your struggle with drugs and alcohol.

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GET STARTED

You will be able to begin treatment in as little as a day if you’re ready. Our evidence-based individual, group and family therapy can be done from the privacy of home via HIPAA compliant video chat.

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO HIT
ROCK BOTTOM TO GET HELP.

Is alcohol or drugs getting in the way of your happiness/life? Does it cost more than it gives? Are you drinking or using to escape reality or lessen the pain? What are your triggers? Can you navigate relationships and social situations without it? With AspenRidge REACH Online IOP, you will learn more about yourself and live a happier life.

Call us now at (720) 650-8055 or fill out the contact form to talk to a substance abuse specialist. We are here to help.

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ACCREDITED BY THE JOINT COMMISSION

The Joint Commission is a licensing and accreditation body that has strict guidelines and standards for mental health and substance abuse treatment centers. Their goal is to monitor and enforce quality care by holding treatment centers accountable and to very high standards in order to stay officially accredited. Monitoring and audits continue throughout time to ensure that quality care continues. You can rest easy knowing that every Joint Commission drug rehabilitation center is continually holding the highest standard of treatment in the country.