• Dallas-Fort Worth Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous

Website: https://www.aadallas.org/

This organization provides support and resources for individuals struggling with alcohol addiction.

  • North Texas Area of Narcotics Anonymous:

Website: https://ntana.org/

Narcotics Anonymous offers support for those dealing with drug addiction.

  • Dallas County Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

Website: https://www.dallascounty.org/

The Dallas County government's website may have information about local drug addiction programs and resources.

  • Texas Department of State Health Services - Substance Abuse Services:

Website: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/

This website might have information on state-funded drug addiction programs and services.

  • The Council on Recovery:

Website: https://www.councilonrecovery.org/

This organization provides various addiction-related services and resources for individuals and families.

  • The Treehouse:

Website: https://www.treehouserehab.org/

A rehab center in the Dallas area offering addiction treatment programs.

  • Recovery Resource Council:

Website: https://recoverycouncil.org/

Provides a range of substance abuse and mental health services.

  • Homeward Bound Inc

Website: Homeward Bound, Inc. | Non-Profit Behavioral Health Agency (homewardboundinc.org) 

The mission is to promote the development of positive behavior, health, and independence for individuals and families caught up in the cycles of substance abuse and addiction.

  • Enterhealth

Website: Enterhealth: Addiction Treatment & Substance Abuse Rehab 

Team of medical experts, addiction-trained physicians, psychiatrists, and therapists.

  • Nexus Recovery

Website: Home | Nexus Recovery Center 

We serve as a community of hope and recovery for all women and their families who strive to live healthy, resilient lives. 

  • The Right Step

Website: Texas Drug Rehab Centers | Addiction Treatment | The Right Step Centers 

Substance abuse treatment

  • Cenikor's

Website: Dallas Treatment Center | Cenikor 

Intensive Residential Treatment (male only), and Adult Outpatient Services.

  • Greenhouse Treatment

Website: Drug & Alcohol Rehab Center Near Dallas Texas | Greenhouse Treatment 

Treatment & Recovery

Dallas Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center
5554 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas , TX - 75235
(214) 630-5611
North Dallas Drug Rehabilitation Center
2307 Springlake Road
Dallas, TX - 75234
(972) 446-0972
Life's Second Chance Treatment Center
2615 South Lancaster Road
Dallas, TX - 75216
(214) 376-7388
Solutions Outpatient Services
4300 MacArthur Avenue Suite 270
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 369-1155
Recovery Resource Council2700 Airport Freeway Fort Worth, Texas 76111

Welcome to the Recovery Resource Council (recoverycouncil.org) 
Homeward Bound Inc.PO BOX 222194 DALLAS TX, 75222-2194214-941-3500Homeward Bound, Inc. | Non-Profit Behavioral Health Agency (homewardboundinc.org) 
Arise Recovery Center Fort Worth Tx6115 Camp Bowie Blvd
Suite #220
Fort Worth, TX 76116
817-381-0633Fort Worth Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Rehab | Arise Recovery Centers 
MHMR OF TARRANT COUNTYFORT WORTH800-866-2465My Health My Resources of Tarrant County – We change lives (mhmrtarrant.org) 
Phoenix Associates Counseling3001 W. 5th Street Suite A Fort Worth Tx 76107

Phoenix Associates Counseling (phoenixacs.org) 
Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center

2901 NE 28th St, Fort Worth, TX 76111
Ft Worth - ARC Command (arcsouth.org) 
Denton Treatment Services621 Londonderry Lane Denton, TX 76205
940-483-0644Methadone and Suboxone Treatment |Denton TreatmentTexas Treatment 
Brentwood Treatment Services4801 Brentwood Stair Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76103
Methadone and Suboxone Treatment |Brentwood TreatmentTexas Treatment 
Hemphill Treatment Services700 A. Hemphill St. Fort Worth, TX 76104
Methadone and Suboxone Treatment |Hemphill TreatmentTexas Treatment 
MedMark Treatment Centers5201 Mccart Ave Ste H, Fort Worth, TX 76115
Opioid Treatment in Fort Worth, Texas | MedMark 
Volunteers Of America4700 S Riverside Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76119
Home Page - Volunteers of America (voa.org) 
Dallas Drug Treatment Centers
11300 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75243
Dallas Drug Treatment Centers 
CDHS INC214 Billings St Ste 240, Arlington, TX 76010
Chemical Dependency Health Services – Offering Hope, Promoting Change, Reuniting Families and Rebuilding Lives! (cdhsinc.com) 
Volunteers of America300 Midway Dr E, Euless, TX 76039
Home Page - Volunteers of America (voa.org) 
Milwood Hospital1011 North Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76011
Behavioral Health Center | Arlington, TX – Millwood Hospital 
Lena Pope Home Inc601 W Sanford St, Arlington, Tx 76011
Lena Pope Homepage | LENA POPE 
RAPHA Christian Counseling6300 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75063 
Home - Rapha Christian Counseling 
Drug Use and Substance Use Disorder
  • Among people aged 12 or older in 2021, 61.2 million people (or 21.9 percent of the population) used illicit drugs in the past year. The most commonly used illicit drug was marijuana, which 52.5 million people used. Nearly 2 in 5 young adults 18 to 25 used illicit drugs in the past year; 1 in 3 young adults 18 to 25 used marijuana in the past year.  
  • 9.2 million people 12 and older misused opioids in the past year.
  • 46.3 million people aged 12 or older (or 16.5 percent of the population) met the applicable DSM-5 criteria for having a substance use disorder in the past year, including 29.5 million people who were classified as having an alcohol use disorder and 24 million people who were classified as having a drug use disorder.
    • The percentage of people who were classified as having a past year substance use disorder, including alcohol use and/or drug use disorder, was highest among young adults aged 18 to 25 compared to youth and adults 26 and older.
  • In 2021, 94% of people aged 12 or older with a substance use disorder did not receive any treatment. Nearly all people with a substance use disorder who did not get treatment at a specialty facility did not think they needed treatment.
Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorder with Any Mental Illness
  • 13.5 percent of young adults aged 18 to 25 had both a substance use disorder and any mental illness in the past year.
  • Nearly 1 in 3 adults had either a substance use disorder or any mental illness in the past year, and 46 percent of young adults 18-25 had either a substance use disorder or any mental illness.
  • The percentage of adults aged 18 or older who met criteria for both a mental illness and a substance use disorder in the past year was higher among Multiracial adults than among White, Black, Hispanic or Latino, or Asian adults. Asian adults were less likely to have had both AMI and a substance use disorder in the past year compared with adults in most other racial or ethnic groups.
  • 7 in 10 (72.2 percent or 20.9 million) adults who ever had a substance use problem considered themselves to be recovering or in recovery.
  • 2 in 3 (66.5 percent or 38.8 million) adults who ever had a mental health issue considered themselves to be recovering or in recovery.

Substance Abuse as a Cause of Homelessness image
  • Substance abuse can contribute to homelessness by straining personal relationships, leading to eviction, job loss, or financial instability.
  • Individuals struggling with substance abuse may prioritize obtaining and using drugs or alcohol over meeting basic needs, such as paying rent or maintaining stable housing.
Homelessness as a Risk Factor for Substance Abuse:
  • Homeless individuals face numerous challenges and stressors that increase the likelihood of substance abuse, including trauma, mental health issues, limited access to healthcare, and social isolation.
  • Substance abuse may be used as a coping mechanism to alleviate the distress associated with homelessness or to escape from the challenges of living on the streets.
Co-Occurrence of Mental Health Issues:
  • Many individuals experiencing homelessness and substance abuse also struggle with mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Substance abuse may be used as a form of self-medication to manage symptoms of mental health conditions, leading to a cycle of addiction and homelessness.
Barriers to Treatment and Recovery:
  • Homelessness can pose significant barriers to accessing substance abuse treatment and recovery support services. Lack of stable housing, limited financial resources, and social stigma can hinder individuals from seeking help.
  • The complex needs of individuals experiencing homelessness and substance abuse often require integrated services that address both issues simultaneously, including housing assistance, mental health treatment, and substance abuse counseling.
Health Risks and Vulnerabilities:
  • Homeless individuals with substance abuse issues face heightened health risks due to inadequate nutrition, exposure to harsh weather conditions, unsafe living environments, and increased vulnerability to violence and exploitation.
  • Substance abuse can further compromise physical and mental well-being, exacerbating existing health conditions and increasing the risk of overdose and infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS or hepatitis.
Homeless individuals may face an increased risk of criminal activity due to various factors such as limited access to stable housing, poverty, substance abuse, and survival needs.
  • Some homeless individuals may resort to petty theft, panhandling, or engaging in other forms of low-level criminal activity to meet their basic needs or support their substance use.
  • It is crucial to note that the majority of homeless individuals are not involved in criminal behavior, and stereotypes should not be applied to the entire homeless population.
Victimization and Homelessness:
  • Homeless individuals are often vulnerable to victimization, including assault, robbery, and harassment. They may be targeted due to their lack of secure housing and limited access to protection or support systems.
  • The experience of victimization can further exacerbate mental health challenges and increase the risk of ongoing trauma for individuals experiencing homelessness.
Mental Illness and Homelessness:
  • Mental illness, including conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression, is prevalent among the homeless population.
  • The lack of access to adequate mental health services and supportive resources can contribute to the cycle of homelessness and exacerbate mental health symptoms.
  • Some individuals experiencing homelessness with untreated mental illness may exhibit behaviors that come into contact with the criminal justice system due to the intersection of their mental health challenges and survival needs.
Criminalization of Homelessness:
  • Some jurisdictions have implemented laws and policies that criminalize certain activities associated with homelessness, such as sleeping in public spaces or panhandling.
  • These policies can further marginalize and stigmatize homeless individuals, leading to a cycle of arrests, incarceration, and limited access to support services, including mental health treatment.

Addressing homelessness and substance abuse requires a comprehensive approach that combines housing solutions, access to healthcare and treatment services, mental health support, and social services. Collaboration among government agencies, non-profit organizations, healthcare providers, and community resources is essential to provide holistic care and support to individuals experiencing homelessness and substance abuse. Strategies may include outreach programs, harm reduction initiatives, affordable housing programs, substance abuse treatment facilities, and supportive services tailored to the unique needs of this population.