In recent Amarillo news, local and state law enforcement officers confiscated hundreds of thousands of dollars of illegal drugs coming into or passing through the community. In addition, various stories relay accounts of motor vehicle accidents, burglaries, drug sales and other crimes committed while individuals were under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.
Alcohol, heroin and methamphetamine use remain a major problem in Amarillo. Substance abuse often begins between the ages of 12 and 18. Sadly, what begins as a recreational past time too often transforms into a life-changing addiction.
Once addiction takes hold of someone's life, relationships fracture, associations change and getting the substance of choice becomes the major priority. Without a means of financial support, chemically dependent individuals commonly resort to immoral or illegal actions in order to acquire alcohol or drugs. Eventually, a life spirals out of control. Addicts often find themselves homeless and hopeless.
Rehab Offers Hope
Addicts are often aware of the uncontrollable urges and compulsive need to obtain alcohol or drugs. However, the addiction renders them helpless. Admitting that a problem exists is the first step. Agreeing to get help comes next. There are many avenues through which a chemically dependent individual can break the chains of addiction bondage.
- State-operated rehabilitation centers
- Private treatment centers
- Inpatient or outpatient programs
- Professional counseling or therapy
- Community self-help groups that provide sponsors
Not everyone can afford to enter a luxurious treatment facility. However, state run facilities offer bare bones assistance at no cost. Minors often qualify for coverage under a parent's health insurance policy. Many facilities also offer scholarship programs for individuals seeking help. Other options include:
- Raising money through crowd-funding sites
- Obtaining a health care credit card
- Borrowing money from family members or friends
- Finding a treatment facility that accepts a payment plan
We’ll Help You Find a Private and Personal Treatment Program
If you have made the decision to kick your drug habit and live a sober lifestyle, congratulations. This is the first step on your journey toward recovery. Upon deciding that drug rehab needs to be in your future in order for you to become sober, there are a plethora of choices you will need to make. One of the decisions surrounds where you will go to treatment. Aside from deciding between an inpatient and outpatient treatment center, you might consider attending treatment in another city besides the one you live in.
The most common reason that this choice is made is to make drug rehab more private and personal. Leaving town can make rehab more confidential for you. You will also need to decide whether or not you have familial responsibilities that would keep you at home. In addition, some people have jobs they must go to or school programs they're involved in.
As you can see, there are many considerations to make concerning this decision, but our skilled and experienced representatives are standing by to help. Give us a call today to discuss your options.