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Austin Drug Rehab & Addiction Treatment Guide

Local Information for Addiction Treatment and Dual Diagnosis

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Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin boasts hundreds of music venues, music festivals, and spectacular nightlife. Between the music spots and the UT flagship campus, the inland city also has issues with drug and alcohol use and addiction.

Our community offers practical resources and interventions to help, however. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use disorder or mental health disorders, learn more about treatment solutions that can help you get on the path to recovery.

Types of Addiction Treatment Available in Austin


Detoxification – or detox – is usually the first stop in your addiction treatment. Stopping the use of drugs or alcohol brings serious withdrawal symptoms, some of which can be life threatening, and increases the risk of relapse. Detox offers a solution to manage your withdrawal symptoms with medication and keep you safe and comfortable while the drug clears your system.

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Residential Treatment Programs

Residential or inpatient treatment provides intensive care in a supportive, structured environment. Free of external responsibilities and triggers, you can focus all of your attention and energy on getting better.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

After detox or residential programs, you can transition into PHP for full-time treatment in an outpatient setting. PHP offers more structured than standard outpatient care without the 24/7 commitment of an inpatient setting.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

IOP is ideal for people who need more intensive treatment than outpatient care. You can balance your responsibilities at work or home with rigorous treatment settings to move forward with your addiction treatment.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient care is a flexible environment with weekly treatment sessions at scheduled times. You can attend your sessions during the day and manage your obligations at work, home, or school.

Aftercare: Long-Term Recovery Journey

Aftercare is a long-term approach to your recovery journey. The focus of aftercare is transitioning into daily life with programs like 12-step groups, mutual-support groups, and relapse prevention skill building to strengthen your resolve.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorders, refers to a substance use disorder that occurs with a mental health disorder. People who struggle with mental health conditions are more likely to have a co-occurring substance use disorder, and these conditions require integrative treatment.[1]

Music Therapy Within Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs

Music therapy is a clinical use of music interventions to support emotional wellbeing, physical health, communication, and social functioning. Guided by a therapist, you can reach a new level of healing through writing, playing, and performing music.

Christian Addiction Treatment

Recovery Unplugged offers Christian addiction treatment in several regions; this treatment incorporates Christian music, Bible study, Christian 12-step, and more. We also have an index of many local Christian support groups that can assist you in your addiction recovery journey. To learn more, check out our resource on finding Christian recovery support in Texas and Austin.

Choosing an Austin Addiction Treatment Center

Austin addiction treatment centers offer a continuum of care to help you recover from drug or alcohol addiction with the proper support and guidance. With individualized treatment plans, experiential therapy, and evidence-based modalities, your treatment center should give you all the tools to succeed.

  • Individual therapy
  • Medication-assisted therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Faith-based treatment programs
  • 12-step programs
  • Inclusive LGBTQIA+ programs

    Sober Living Houses in Austin

    Our Austin and Travis County sober living homes help people in the Austin area get the help they need close to home. Whether you need inpatient rehab or outpatient treatment services, you can transition into day-to-day life in a supportive environment with peers along a similar journey.

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    Community Resources for Mental Health & Addiction

    Alcoholics Anonymous

    • Find an AA meeting near me here.

    Narcotics Anonymous

    • Find an NA meeting near me here.

    Narcan Classes

    • To find Narcan training near me, contact the Texas Department of Health here.

    Dual Diagnosis Anonymous

    • Find DDA meetings near me here.

    SMART Recovery

    • For online or in-person, find SMART Recovery meetings near me here.

    Local Stats About Drug and Alcohol Addiction

    In 2022, drug overdoses spiked in Austin and Travis County, leading officials to declare a public health crisis. Fentanyl-related deaths are of particular concern, since the fentanyl overdoses rose 237% from 2020 to 2021.

    Help for Addiction in Austin

    If you or a loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, dual diagnosis, or mental health disorders, healing starts here.

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    Paying for an Austin Recovery Center

    An addiction recovery center in Austin will have a robust network of insurance providers. Call to discuss your insurance options and private pay options. You can also check coverage or grants through the VA, Medicare or Medicaid, or SAMHSA.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Austin Addiction Treatment

    What Is the Most Important Point in Drug Rehab?

    For most people, the goal of drug rehab is to attain and maintain recovery – abstinence. This path isn’t always linear, however, and there may be setbacks or resets along the way before recovery is possible.

    What Are the Benefits of Drug Rehab?

    As expected, the biggest benefit of drug rehab is recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, and by extension, reducing the associated risks and complications that come with long-term substance use like overdose. Drug rehab also addresses underlying causes of addiction, including mental health conditions or trauma that contribute to substance use, so you can live a happier and healthier life.

    How Long Do I Have to Stay at Drug Rehab?

    The length of stay at a drug rehab center is highly individual. Some people may stay a month or a few months, while others may need longer treatment programs to reach their goals. Aftercare, such as mutual-support groups, may be long term.

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    Other Nearby Locations

    Emergency Services for Addiction in Austin

    St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

    901 W Ben White Blvd., Austin, TX, 78704

    (512) 447-2211

    Open 24 hours

    Dell Seton Medical Center

    1500 Red River St., Austin, TX, 78701

    (612) 324-7000

    Open 24 hours

    Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin

    1201 W 38th St., Austin, TX, 78705

    (512) 324-1000

    Open 24 hours

    Austin Police Department

    404 Ralph Ablanedo Dr., Austin, TX, 78748

    (512) 974-8243

    Open 24 hours

    Austin Fire Department

    4201 Ed Bluestein Blvd., Austin, TX, 78721

    (512) 974-0292

    Open 24 hours

    Sober Activities in Austin


    [1] Co-occurring disorders and other health conditions. SAMHSA. (n.d.). Retrieved from on 2023, August 29.