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Austin/Travis County MH/MR Center
Austin/Travis County MH/MR Center is an alcohol rehab and drug treatment program that is located at 1631 East 2nd Street Suite A.You can contact Austin/Travis County MH/MR Center by calling (512) 804-3380.
Types of Services Drug and Alcohol Detox, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detox, Outpatient Treatment, Women, Hearing Impaired Clients, Spanish Speaking
Payment Structure/FormsPrivate Pay, Military Insurance, Self Pay, Sliding Scale Fee


 Austin/Travis County MH/MR Center offers the following services:

Drug And Alcohol Detox Centers

Drug and alcohol detoxification is one of the first steps in the treatment process toward recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The goal of drug detox is minimize and manage drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms in a medically safe setting. Keep in mind, drug detox is not designed to be the only treatment one receives when it comes to addiction recovery. It is solely intended to help the individual physically adjust to living without drugs. Attending a drug rehabilitation program is the next step in recovering from addiction.

Drug detoxification is the first step of all effective rehab and treatment programs. Until a person is mentally and physically stabilized, they are not prepared to participate in the treatement methods and counseling utilized by drug treatment centers. Most treatment centers have their own detox facilities on site while some others have affiliations with detox programs for their patients to use.

There are licensed drug and alcohol detox centers in most areas of the United States. Some are located in hospitals or clinics while others are privately run. Depending on the medications being abused, detox can sometimes be done on an outpatient basis under a doctor's care. However, for most people detox is best accomplished on an inpatient basis. Never try to detox from alcohol or other drugs without professional medical assistance.

The term detoxification covers all aspects of the individual's withdrawal and purification from drugs. The removal of drug residuals is the key goal in drug detox. Without this process, drug residues can remain in the body and cause cravings for years after drug use has ceased. A vital step in successful drug detoxification as well as drug rehabilitation is flushing out these accumulated toxic residues so that the individual no longer experiences unwanted adverse effects from the drugs they have taken.

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Methadone Treatment Programs

Methadone doses are given to people that are addicted to heroin and other opioids as a method of treatment called "Harm Reduction Treatment" Methadone is a long lasting synthetic opiate that does prevent symptoms associated with opiate withdrawal. It is important to note that methadone itself is an addictive opiate narcotic that is dispensed primarily at outpatient clinics. Although some people do show improvement through methadone maintenance, many continue to use addictive drugs and perpetuate negative behaviors and consequences associated with the illicit use of heroin and other opiates which includes: intravenous drug use, risk of drug overdose, spreading infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis, and drug related crime. It is true that some methadone maintenence programs have shown to reduce the "harm" associated with opiate addiction however this does not constitute a full recovery. Full drug addiction recovery is achieved by attending a comprehensive drug treatment program that focuses on complete abstinence rather than partial harm reduction or drug substitution. A methadone treatment program would not be a logical initial option but may be considered as a final option or last resort as methadone itself is a very powerful and addictive drug.

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Methadone Detox

Methadone detox provides opioid dependent patients with medication, health, social, and rehabilitation services that relieve withdrawal symptoms, reduce physiological cravings, and allow normalization of the body's functions. Methadone detoxification has been available for over 30 years and has been confirmed to reduce the harm associated with opioid dependence in numerous scientific studies.

Methadone is used to help people trying to get off heroin and other drugs. Unfortunately, methadone is also an addictive opoid narcotic. Going through methadone detoxification can be more difficult than getting off other opioids.

When you are ready to get help with your methadone addiction, look to a methadone detoxification center for help. Methadone detoxification can be very difficult on the person going through withdrawal. The dosage needs to be lowered slowly, and this process needs to be supervised by experienced medical personnel. When you are considering different methadone detoxification programs, ask about the center's experience with methadone users. You will also want to get some idea about the daily schedule, as well as how the staff will give you the support you need to get off methadone.

A very important factor in the chances of avoiding a relapse is to immediately begin participation with a comprehensive drug rehabilitation program in order to continue the methadone detoxification and recovery process. Many rehab programs will recommend that once graduates complete drug rehab, they enter a sober living home in order to continue the process of maintaining their sobriety while re-entering everyday life.

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Outpatient Drug Rehab Programs

Outpatient drug rehab programs employ group and individual counseling sessions in order to achieve results. Outpatient drug rehab programs are usually take place during the day evenings, and weekends.

Outpatient drug rehab is best suited for people with low level addictions in the beginning stages that simply just need a supportive therapeutic environment to overcome their addiction.

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Drug Treatment for Women

Drug treatment programs for women are specifically targeted toward the particular treatment needs of women afflicted with drug addiction and alcoholism. Drug addiction in women has a distinctive origin, progression, and specific addiction treatment methods. A growing body of research shows that drug abuse among women and the issues surrounding their addiction differs from that of men, requiring a specialized regimen of drug treatment.

Psychologically, women who become addicted to drugs or alcohol have a different narrative and profile than men who become addicted. As an often-underestimated rule, women have a greater tendency to have developed a drug addiction to cope with trauma and emotional pain. Women also have a range of social and cultural pressures and issues that men do not experience.

For many years, drug treatment programs were designed to offer simultaneous treatment to both men and women. And since the numbers of admissions favored men, approximately 60% to 40%, the programs were tailored more toward the male population. But recently, it has been discovered that by creating drug rehabs specifically for women, there is a greater chance that a woman would seek treatment. This is a huge step forward in the treatment of women suffering with drug addiction and alcoholism.

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Drug Treatment Programs For Hearing Impaired Clients

Today, many drug treatment programs offer assistance for hearing impaired clients. These treatment programs provide opportunities for those with impaired hearing to receive substance abuse treatment.

Assistance for hearing impaired clients is provided while at the same time they learn to be drug and alcohol free. They face all of the issues in their lives that have interfered with their health, happiness, work, and healthy relationships. The staff helps clients reconnect with family, community, and a sense of their own self worth. It is a chance to start over and overcome feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.

These specialized drug and alcohol rehab facilities offer assistance for hearing impaired clients and help recovering addicts to find their strengths while learning from their pasts and finding new ways to live life. Addiction is not a disease. It is a series of very poor choices made over a period of time that impacts the user's mind, body, spirit, families, and friends. The recovery process touches on all aspects of a person's life.

Different levels of impact on a person's life require different levels of treatment. Assistance for hearing impaired clients is no different. The rehab program will begin by meeting with the person, and at times, their families to talk and understand the full extent of the impact of drugs, alcohol, and crime in their life.

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Drug Treatment Centers For Spanish Speaking Clients

Drug treatment centers for Spanish speaking clients specialize in helping Spanish speaking people that have discovered within themselves the will to beat addiction, but are still searching for a way. The concept of a Spanish speaking drug treatment center has been around for over sixty years. The clients are usually bi-lingual in English and Spanish to some degree, but often a client comes in with very limited English. Counseling and questionnaires as well as information papers are offered in both languages, and the group sessions will use both languages as needed. Care is taken to be aware of the cultural diversity in vocabulary within both English and Spanish languages.

There are several different approaches to rehabilitation, but the common goal is to help people that are addicted to damaging substances learn to live happy being drug-free. Drug treatment centers for Spanish speaking clients are often completely bilingual and provide care in a culturally relevant setting. They service clients from all socio-economic backgrounds, and are committed to addressing issues relating to domestic violence, aftercare counseling, as well as housing and job development to allow the individual a functional place in his or her community.

Spanish and Latino family counseling is often the first step in making a genuine effort to stay free of alcohol and drugs. Therefore, participants are encouraged to maintain and protect their sobriety under specific guidelines. The program combines education with group therapy and individual counseling to help the client understand the addiction process. Spanish speaking rehab programs teach clients how to put an end to their addiction in order to maintain abstinence and achieve their treatment goals. Clients are also exposed to healthy life choices and taught how to apply these new choices to their lives.

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Drug Treatment Programs That Accept Private Health Insurance

The cost of drug treatment programs for drug addiction and alcoholism treatment are increasing. Both outpatient drug treatment programs and residential drug rehab programs come at a cost that most people who are caught in the grips of drug or alcohol addiction cannot afford. Most private insurance policies provide for at least a percentage of coverage for substance abuse treatment.

It is a sad fact that, even though a drug treatment program takes insurance, many who need treatment for drug and alcohol abuse are statistically less likely to have any medical insurance coverage at all. It is estimated that 15 percent of adults over the age of 18 have no coverage at all and that 30 percent rely solely upon government and federally funded health coverage services like Medicaid and Medicare. Surveys show that approximately 31 percent of people who felt they needed treatment for drug addiction or alcoholism could not enroll in a drug rehab program due to lack of finance and insurance coverage.

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Drug Rehab Centers That Accept Military Insurance

In October 1996, Congress passed the Veterans' Health Care Eligibility Reform Act, paving the way for the Medical Benefits Package plan, available to all enrolled veterans. The Medical Benefits Package emphasizes preventive and primary care, offering a full range of outpatient and inpatient services including drug rehabilitation for veterans that develop drug or alcohol abuse problems.

In addition combat veterans returning from active military service may be eligible to receive free health care services and nursing home care for up to two years, beginning on the date of separation from active military service. This benefit covers all illnesses and injuries except those clearly unrelated to military service (common colds, injuries from accidents that occurred after discharge, disorders that existed before joining the military). If you need treatment for health conditions and your claim is related to combat operations you will be assisted.

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Self Pay Drug Treatment Programs

When you or a loved one is overwhelmed by alcohol and drug abuse, we know that you want help fast. You're in an emotional tailspin, and need people and a place you can trust. You want assurance that the program you choose will offer the best chance of success. You want compassionate experts and a hassle-free process to help make one of the hardest decisions of your life a whole lot easier.

Self pay drug treatment programs offer a viable alternative to private medical insurance and are becoming increasingly popular. Having the choice of self pay drug treatment programs gives the individual the opportunity to pay the treatment costs in full. This does not necessarily mean that financial assistance is not offered; simply that self pay is an acceptable payment method. To find out more about self pay drug treatment program options please contact them directly. Also, don't hesitate to request information from more than one facility.

Drug addiction and abuse is one of the major concerns in the United States and other countries. Self pay drug treatment programs are crucial for those with drug abuse problems, to educate them about the facts about chemical dependency and help them make important changes in their lives to lead a drug free lifestyle. Drug treatment typically involves counseling and behavioral therapy coupled with group therapy, lectures and group discussions, to help those in recovery cope with their addiction. The success rates of self pay drug treatment programs are pretty high and most individuals attending self pay drug treatment programs are able to attain and maintain prolonged abstinence from drugs.

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Drug Rehab Centers With Sliding Scale Fees

Drug rehab centers that offer sliding scale fees are variable costs for treatment services, or taxes based on one's ability to pay for addiction treatment. Such fees are thereby reduced for those who have lower incomes or less money to spare after their personal expenses. Regardless of income, every person should be able to obtain treatment.

Drug rehab centers may have various motivations for offering their services at a sliding scale. These may include the desire to be charitable to those less able to afford addiction treatment, their ability to get a tax deduction for offering their services as charity, or their ability to benefit from the revenue even from a partial payment. Some drug rehab centers may have their profits that would have been obtained from a full-price sale subsidized by some other means. These may include charging a higher cost to a wealthier client, obtaining grants from government agencies or non-profit organizations, or obtaining a tax deduction.

Whatever the motivation the sliding scale payment method makes it less difficult to obtain addiction treatment, for those with lower income.

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