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Your Recovery Begins Here

If you’re finding yourself becoming more and more anxious in the face of a constant barrage of bad news, you’re not alone. The mental toll and stress caused by this...

Residential Treatment & Sober Living in the Dallas – Ft. Worth Metro

Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Texas doesn’t get grander than our upscale addiction treatment facility located in a former Neiman Marcus spa in Grand Prairie, TX. Our Texas rehab center...

Panacea for Pain Is Abundant in the Fields in North Texas

How do you curtail the opioid crisis? Many in the pharma industry, health care, laboratories near and far, and other disciplines have been hard at work trying to come up...

Two Campaigns to Combat Opioids Deep in the Heart of Texas

Local and federal authorities are stepping up. They are putting out the word about the dangers opioids pose and managing the risks. Federal Campaigns for Opioid Awareness in Texas KFDM/Fox...

Drug- and Alcohol-Related Deaths Across Texas Counties

Drug and alcohol abuse are not only costly and life-altering, they’re also oftentimes life-ending. Tens of thousands of Americans lose their life to overdoses each year, and many more continue...

Are Prescription Drugs Driving the Opioid Crisis in TX?

Methamphetamine has long been considered the primary drug of choice plaguing communities in East Texas, but the fact is that opioids have been a longstanding problem as well. Connie Caldwell...

Should Texas Institute Good Samaritan Laws?

Across the country, a number of states have Good Samaritan laws in place—legislation designed to protect people who call 911 on behalf of an overdose victim or assist someone who...

Texas College Students Teach Each Other How to Use Naloxone

Students at the University of Texas are being proactive when it comes to the fear of finding a friend in the throes of opioid overdose. Rather than taking the chance...

TX Border Agents Seize a Ton of Marijuana in a Single Weekend

Over the course of a single weekend, border patrol agents near Laredo seized a literal ton of marijuana with an estimated street value of almost $2 million in three different...

Texas to Determine the Role of Drug Makers in Opioid Addiction

As the opioid epidemic continues to spread and grow unabated, many government and legal organizations are looking to find someone to foot the bill for its effects. Healthcare expenditures, costs...

‘Operation Blue Shame’ Targets TX Corrupt Cops

South Texas has been spotlighted as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area by the Department of Justice National Drug Intelligence Center. It is well known that the Lone Star State...

Should Texas Ban Powdered Alcohol?

Maybe it’s the word powder in the title, a word that conjures up babies and pale blue, that makes powdered alcohol sound like a harmless idea. It is as it...

Lights Out for TX ‘Voodoo Doll’ Drug Dealer?

Lights Out, Voodoo Doll, Head Trip, Grave Digger – these are just a few of the names of the synthetic drugs that one man sold through his wholesale business based...

Synthetic Drug Abuse in Texas Skyrocketed This Year

More and more callers are reaching out to poison control centers in Texas, concerned about the effects of using different synthetic substances – more than ever before, in fact. Spice,...

Top 10 Weirdest Drug Smuggling Busts at the Texas Border

The border between Texas and Mexico is a finish line of sorts for drug cartels trying to smuggle their wares into the country. From crystal meth and heroin to marijuana...

TX Professor Convicted of Aiding Drug Ring

A professor at the University of Houston-Victoria pleaded guilty back in December to helping a synthetic marijuana drug ring transfer $200,000 out of the country. His lawyer’s characterization of the...

Is Cocaine the Deadliest Drug in Texas?

The focus in the media has been on opiate drugs and the shocking spike in drug overdose deaths caused by heroin and fentanyl across the country in the past few...

Crystal Meth Use Surges in Rural Texas

As opioid overdoses and addiction take the spotlight across the country, crystal meth is quietly making a return in many rural areas of the country, including across Texas. Why isn’t...

13-Year-Old Texas Girl’s Death Linked to Family Drug Theft

The search for a missing 13-year-old Texas girl ended tragically early this month when her body was found inside a home near Dallas. In the home was the body of...

Drug Dealer ‘Donates’ Corvette to Texas Police

If you live near New Braunfels or were recently driving through and saw a superhero-esque police car trolling around town and did a double take, you saw correctly. The New...

Detox Centers in Dallas

Millions of people in the United States struggle with addiction and substance abuse problems. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has a list of guidelines for appropriate, evidence-based treatment, and these...

Prison Sentencing for Drugs in Texas

In the United States, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) schedules drugs with the potential to be diverted, abused, or addictive into five categories of controlled substances. Drugs that are deemed to have...

Marijuana Laws in Texas

A largely conservative state, Texas has some of the harshest laws regarding the possession and sale of marijuana in the United States. On a federal level marijuana is classified as...

Guide to Treatment for Texas College Students

Within the United States, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) shows that the largest demographic of people who abuse drugs and/or alcohol are between the ages of...

Options for Sober Living Dallas TX

After a person successfully completes detox and an inpatient rehabilitation program, they may not feel completely ready to return home. Sometimes, a person who is participating in an outpatient rehabilitation...

Texas Mother/Daughter Drug Texts Go Viral

When the Texas mother of 16-year-old Ashley Banks found a baggie of colorful capsules in her daughter’s possessions, her response was typical of how most concerned parents would react. She...

Rehab Centers in Austin, Texas – Texas Alcohol and Drug Addiction Guide

Austin Drug Abuse Statistics Between 2006 and 2016, an average of 127 people died of drug overdose each year in Travis County. Of all the overdose deaths in this 10-year...

Arlington, Texas Drug and Alcohol Treatment Guide

Arlington’s citizens are all too aware of the detrimental effects substance abuse can have—not just on the individual who is abusing drugs and alcohol but on loved ones, too. Texas...

Houston, Texas Drug and Alcohol Rehab Information

Treatment facilities in the Houston area offer an impressive set of resources to individuals struggling with substance abuse. With 22.7 million people in need of treatment nationally in 2013, just...

Fort Worth Rehabs – Texas Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Guide

Substance abuse is a national problem, and Forth Worth, Texas is not immune to it. While the state does have one of the lowest rates of opioid overdose in the...

El Paso Texas Drug Treatment Centers

Regional, State, and Local Guides El Paso has a lot to offer to its local residents. Like any city across the United States, you’ll find a mixture of people from...

A Guide for Drug Rehab: Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, Texas is home to 326,554 residents,1 and drugs have taken their toll on many of these residents. When substance abuse hits close to home, it can turn lives upside...

Substance Abuse Treatment in Northwest Texas

Accessibility to treatment for substance abuse and addiction isn’t an issue in the northwestern region of Texas. The area houses various treatment facilities combined, broken down across the following cities: Lubbock,...

Northeast Texas

The Northeast Texas Landscape Visitors to northeast Texas generally expect a drug climate that isn’t as severe as it is in southern parts of the state. However, the drug trade...

Southeast Texas

Southeast Texas is home to several cities that are significantly impacted by the illegal drug trade due to its close proximity to Mexico. To address the issues of drug abuse...

Southwest Texas

The southwestern region of Texas has been blanketed in issues of substance abuse for years. Many who live in Southwest Texas suffer from drug addiction or alcoholism — conditions that...

Texas Alcohol Use Disorder Statistics and Alcoholism Treatment Data

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, also known as the DSM-5, includes a disorder termed alcohol use disorder and provides diagnostic criteria for it.1,2 The...

Texas Cocaine Use and Treatment Statistics

Cocaine, a stimulant, comes from coca leaves, which have been chewed and consumed for millennia; numerous elixirs and tonics contained cocaine in the early 20th century.1 A Schedule II drug,...

Texas Heroin Addiction Treatment, Rates and Statistics

Although the opioid epidemic has largely missed Texas, heroin, an opioid, still has a hold on some members of the community. Learn about how and why Texans are using heroin,...

Texas Meth Statistics and Treatment of Meth Addiction

A stimulant that is very addictive, methamphetamine may adversely affect an individual who uses it.1 Crystal meth can look similar to “rocks” that are blue-white and shiny or can look...

Texas Lifts Ban on Benefits for Drug-Related Crimes

The fear of taxpayer dollars inadvertently going to support drug use and addiction, and those who spend more time maintaining their drug dependence than working and investing back into the...

Texas Celebrates Recovery Month 2015

September is Recovery Month, and Texas is joining the country in celebrating the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) focus on issues related to untreated substance abuse and...

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