Texas Drug Rehab Information
The average drug use in Texas is slightly lower than the average drug use in the rest of the country. In the United States just under 3% of people struggle with drug addiction, the rate for Texas is just under 2.5%. Young people struggle with addiction, on average, more frequently than any other age group. In Texas people between the ages of 12 and 17 report illicit substance abuse just over 8.5% of the time. In the rest of the country slightly less than 10% of the same age group have a similar dependency to illegal substances. Although drug abuse tends to be slightly lower in Texas than the rest of the country, alcohol abuse is almost exactly the same. On average, 6.5% of people in both the state and the country are addicted to alcohol.
Marijuana is by far the most often abused drug in Texas. Marijuana was cited as the primary reason for seeking treatment by those in treatment facilities about 43% of those enrolled in rehabilitation programs in the state. Cocaine was the second most frequently mentioned drug in Texas with 20% of treatment center patients saying the drug was their biggest drug problem. 14% of those in recovery cited heroin as their primary drug abused. Various stimulants were the fourth most listed substance abused in Texas at 13%, and prescription pain-killers were the fifth most abused drugs in the state with 10% of people in recovery citing their abuse.
Addiction Treatment Admissions in Texas
In Texas about 8% of people who struggle with addiction ultimately enroll in a recovery program in order to overcome their addiction. Even fewer people who are addicted to alcohol receive treatment, about 3% of alcoholics enroll in a program. It is highly recommended that anyone in Texas that is struggling with addiction find the immediate assistance of a rehabilitation facility. Many people find it helpful to contact a drug rehabilitation referral service in order to find the best solution for their specific situation.
There are 413 different facilities in Texas that offer recovery programs for addictions to drugs and alcohol. In these facilities 44% of the people enrolled are in recovery for drug addiction, 15% are recovering from alcoholism, and the remaining 42% are recovering from both drugs and alcohol.
Texas Behavioral Health Resources
Texas Department of State Health Services
P. O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Phone Number: (877)-966-3784
Fax Number: (512)-206-5306
Web Site: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/mentalhealth.shtm
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