If overcoming drug and alcohol addiction was easy, millions of Americans would be able to quit using and never look back. However, getting clean is often difficult, even when you desperately want to leave substance abuse behind you. The right addiction treatment programs can help you achieve and maintain sobriety. The types of programs you’ll find at an addiction treatment center in Dallas, TX varies from facility to facility, but the best treatment plans focus on your unique needs.

What is Addiction? 

Addiction comes in many shapes and forms. Whether you’re addicted to an illicit substance, prescription drugs, or alcohol, your life can take a turn for the worst when your body becomes dependent. What exactly is addiction? It’s a brain disease that affects the structure of the brain and how it functions. It usually comes about as a result of ongoing substance abuse. 

An American is said to die every 19 minutes from a heroin or opioid overdose. This is a reminder that you aren’t alone and many people are battling addiction. One of the best ways to tackle it is by partaking in an accredited rehabilitation program. 


Addiction Treatment Programs at Discovery Point Retreat  


We have several high-quality treatment programs at Discovery Point Retreat. No matter how severe your addiction is, our programs can help you get on the road to recovery. So you have an idea of program structures and what kinds of activities you’ll be engaged with, see the description below. 

Medical Detox: A medical detox is recommended when you’ve depended on drugs or alcohol for some time. If you’re still under the influence, it can be difficult to focus on rehabilitation and treatment. During a detox, you have to abstain from using drugs or alcohol which can trigger a range of withdrawal symptoms. Some of them include tremors, sweating, headaches, hallucinations, nausea, anxiety, depression, inability to sleep, diarrhea, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure. 

Residential Program: When some people think about rehab programs, they imagine living in a furnished home and attending programs throughout the day. This is an accurate depiction of what residential programs are like. You’re expected to stay on the facility 24/7 so you can give your undivided attention to treatment and recovery. You won’t have outside distractions like friends, family, or daily responsibilities. Residential programs are also a good fit for people who need more structure. Addiction can consume you and disrupt your sense of normalcy, but the predictability of rehab programs can help get you back on track. 

Intensive Outpatient: Because we understand the importance of flexibility, we offer intensive outpatient programs at Discovery point Retreat. If staying on our premises isn’t practical for you, there’s the option to commute to our facility for your treatment and go home afterward. 

Intensive outpatient programs are also flexible because you can choose from day or night programs. This creates greater accessibility for people battling an addiction as work, school, and family commitments are no longer impediments to receiving treatment. Also, as you meet your milestones and begin seeing results along your recovery journey, your time commitment should reduce. 

Partial-Hospitalization: Some people can’t live at the rehabilitation center but want to feel as though they’re in a residential program. A partial-hospitalization will present you with the opportunity as you’re required to attend several days a week for multiple hours a day. 

Continuing Care: We understand the importance of continuing care beyond rehab, especially if the goal is long-term sobriety. Some things you’ll do during continuing care include counseling, self-help meetings, and undergo drug and alcohol monitoring. By attending, you could reduce your chance of relapsing seeing as you’ll have a strong support system. 

Addiction Treatment Programs at Discovery Point Retreat 

We want to meet you at whatever phase of your recovery journey you are in. For this reason, Discovery Point Retreat offers several different types of addiction treatment programs. Some of those programs include:

Rehab isn’t a one-size-fits-all deal, and it shouldn’t be. While some evidence-based practices are widely used, the most effective treatment tailors care to the individual. This is why our team develops a comprehensive treatment plan, customized to meet your unique needs. Our addiction treatment programs are designed to address your root causes of substance abuse, teach you productive and healthy coping skills for negative emotions and situations, identify your triggers and stressors, and give you tools for relapse prevention. In addition, we know your journey does not end when you leave treatment. Discovery Point Retreat has a large alumni network that you become a part of when you leave us and this support system helps you maintain your newfound sobriety.

Texas-Based Addiction Treatment

Discovery Point Retreat has several locations in and around Dallas, TX. Our Waxahachie and Ennis locations sit atop secluded, picturesque ranches and our Dallas location is conveniently located for those who want to slowly transition back into everyday life.

Texas is an ideal setting to begin recovery. The beautiful scenery allows our clients to enjoy our seasonal fishing pond and hiking trails during the day, and relax by our outdoor fire pit in the evening. In addition, our staff organizes optional weekend outings to Dallas and Arlington where our clients can go to arcades or sporting events. We want you to experience everything clean and sober living has to offer.


Paying For Addiction Treatment 

Some people are deterred from going to rehab because of the cost. If this is the case for you, know that there are different options you have when it comes to paying for drug and alcohol rehab programs. It’s good to know all of your options as it can be a major financial commitment. 

Credit Card

Medical credit cards are designed for you to pay medical expenses. If you don’t have one, you could get a promotion introductory interest rate for the first six months or so, making it worthwhile. Another benefit of medical credit cards is that if you pay your balance within a specified timeframe, you may not be obligated to pay interest. Some medical credit cards are specific about the types of treatment you can receive, so be sure to check the fine print. You can apply for a medical credit card at a doctor’s office. Some popular medical credit cards are CareCredit, Wells Fargo Health Advantage Card, and AccessOne. 


If you have savings stashed away or can get a loan from a friend, paying for rehab out-of-pocket is a viable option. You can also pull from a 401(k) or any investments you may have that will give you the cash you need for treatment. 


Think about taking a loan out for drug and alcohol rehab programs if you have a good credit history. You can choose from a personal loan provided by a traditional lender or a medical loan. Some lenders offer ones especially designed for rehab. However, you want to be aware of any upfront costs and high-interest rates. 

Also, look into getting an unsecured loan if you don’t want to put up collateral for the loan to be approved. If you own property, you can consider a home equity loan. It may not be as fast as getting a personal loan, but it may come with lower interest rates. 


U.S. health insurance covers most substance abuse treatment, but not all. To be sure, check with your insurance provider and ask. Specifics you need to know is what kind of treatment programs are covered in their network, whether you’ll be responsible for co-pays and how much you’ll have to put down in deductibles. If they don’t cover 100% of your treatment cost,  find out the exact amount they’ll cover and use a credit card or loan to foot the remaining costs. 


Choosing Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs 

Trying to narrow down drug and alcohol treatment programs can be tedious. However, you don’t want to make an impulse decision as you’ll be committing time and money to recovery. However, you can make your decision easier if you consider important factors. 


One is how comfortable the rehab is and whether they have the amenities you need. At Discovery Point Retreat, we have several amenities like a basketball court, spa, nature trail, seasonal pool, and a fishing pond. We also encourage physical activity, which is why we have a gym at some of our sites and offer yoga classes.  


Space and privacy are factors too, as you want somewhere that isn’t overcrowded. Ask about the staff-to-patient ratio, so you know how many nurses will attend to you. At our facility, we have semi-private rooms with bathrooms. We also have enough qualified staff to attend to your needs around the clock. 


Aside from amenities, think about whether the rehab you’re going to is reputable. One indicator is when the rehab is accredited as you know they’re following guidelines and can’t fall below a certain standard. Another tip is to think about the ambiance at your prospective rehab. Is the staff warm and accommodating? Do you feel welcome? Is the space comfortable? The answers to these questions could help you make a well-informed decision. 


Contact Discovery Point Retreat Today

Those who join us at Discovery Point Retreat have a greater chance of long-term success because we understand that the journey does not end at discharge. We know how vital continued support and guidance can be during this vulnerable time. Discovery Point Retreat is a part of Niznik Behavioral Health, and our facilities are fully accredited by the Joint Commission.

If you or your loved one are seeking treatment, consider reaching out to Discovery Point Retreat. Whether this is your first time enrolling in treatment or you are returning after experiencing a relapse, our team is dedicated to giving you the best chance at sustainable, lifelong sobriety. At Discovery Point Retreat, you’ll be able to reflect and focus solely on your recovery. To learn more about our addiction treatment programs, contact Discovery Point Retreat today.