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Chronic drug and alcohol misuse can lead to several harmful consequences, including tolerance, physiological and psychological dependence, and addiction. Substance addiction is progressive, which means it tends to worsen with time. But professional addiction treatment can help you quit using drugs or alcohol, address the underlying issues influencing your substance use, and equip you with the coping skills you need to avoid relapse.
Click here for a list of treatment centers in the San Antonio area.
24/7 SAMHSA Helpline: (800) 662-HELP (4357).
The San Antonio Roundup is an annual recovery conference hosted by members of San Antonio’s LGBTQ+ community.
Please join us for our next conference featuring amazing speakers, interactive workshops, meetings, and more. Click here for details and to register.
ReadyKidSA is your one-stop resource for raising Happy Healthy Ready Kids.
ReadyKidSA is a coalition of organizations across Bexar County that builds on successful child and family programs in San Antonio. Our partners offer a wide range of support services designed to help individuals and families navigate the different challenges that arise with each phase of life.
by North American Mental Health Professional Advice Council (NAMHPAC)
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A true approach to integrated healthcare, the Burns-Bank Primary Care Clinic offers primary care services to people receiving psychiatric services including counseling, and therapy, nursing services, case management, and rehabilitative services including recovery assistance for substance abuse, mental health disorders, and/or diagnosed with HIV.
Clinic providers often manage chronic diseases by partnering with other medical specialists to offer coordinated medical care.
Through its ReCAST program, WestCare San Antonio partners with local nonprofit organizations to promote community resilience and equity through programs and services that include:
- Capacity-Building Training
- Improvement in Community and Police Relations
- Healing Hubs
- Intensive Case Management
- Youth Leadership and Employment
- Re-entry Programs
- Go-Team Crisis Intervention
- Community Organizing and Neighborhood Engagement
- Drug-Free Communities
To learn about upcoming WestCare events, visit us on Facebook.
if your organization would like to partner with WestCare, call the number below.
ReCAST focuses on increasing access to resources in the Promise Zone—several ZIP Codes in San Antonio's long-neglected Eastside community.
Community First Health Plans (CFHP) helps families, children, expectant mothers, and children with special needs access affordable health coverage.
Our goal is to help you, from learning how to best use your plan benefits to locating one of our network doctors in your neighborhood.
CFHP assists with the following programs:
- STAR Medicaid
- CHIP/CHIP Perinatal
- STAR Kids
CFHP also provides these Health and Wellness programs to members at no added cost:
- Healthy Expectations
- Asthma Matters
- Healthy Mind
- Diabetes in Control
- Healthy Living
- Healthy Heart
- Empowering Pathway
- Financial Wellness
CFHP also provides these services to members at no added cost:
- 24/7 Nurse Advice Line
- Member Services Hotlines
- Help with finding doctors
Must qualify and become a CFHP member.
Who may qualify:
- Children age 18 or younger (up to age 20 in some cases)
- A pregnant woman of any age
- A Texas resident
- A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident (Only the child must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident to be considered for coverage. The citizenship or immigration status of the parent will not be asked.)
- Must meet the family income guidelines as set by Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).
Click here to fill out form or call the office for more assistance.
The mission of Alpha Home is to offer the community recovery, hope, and healing through spiritually based drug and alcohol treatment and support.
Spirituality, compassion, integrity, respect, and inclusivity are the core values that we live by.
Alpha Home offers gender-specific Outpatient Treatment in San Antonio for both men and women. Alpha Home’s Outpatient Program is for clients in need of treatment who have the skills and support to recover without residential care.
The Outpatient Program allows the client to enter or continue treatment in the least restrictive setting. The average length of stay is four to six months and will vary based on individual client needs and circumstances.
This program offers:
- Individual and group counseling
- Addiction and recovery education
- Trauma-informed counseling
- Domestic violence education
- Anger management
- Relapse support
- Co-occurring diagnosis support
- 12-Step support
- Parenting, family education, living skills, and case management
Alpha Home encourages clients to participate in Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or Cocaine Anonymous meetings as an adjunct to their treatment and hosts such meetings to facilitate participation. Our treatment program affirms the best practices of and is routinely informed by the Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide, published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Click here to inquire about Outpatient Treatment (for women and men) or to schedule an assessment. You may also call the number below.
Walk-in applicants will be seen as we are able, based upon staff availability. If no one is available at the time, a future appointment will be scheduled.
Alpha Home accepts the following health plans:
- Aetna Better Health
- Community First Health Plans
- Molina Healthcare
- Traditional Medicaid
- Value Options
In a homelike setting, Alpha Home’s residential substance use treatment facility helps women acquire the safe coping skills needed to lead a life of recovery.
With a gender-specific focus, evidence-based curriculums to improve skills, and counseling support to address all aspects of the difficulties women face in their addiction, Alpha Home offers a treatment philosophy that incorporates its core values of compassion, integrity, respect, and spirituality.
This program offers:
- Comprehensive assessment to create individualized treatment plans
- Case management to connect clients to needed community resources with our community partners
- Group counseling which includes process groups and Seeking Safety
- Individual counseling
- Educational groups that help build healthy living skills, parenting and family education, anger management, mindfulness and tobacco education, relapse prevention skills, health/wellness information, drug and alcohol education
- 24/7 direct-care staff in a homelike setting
- Behavior modification to address unsafe behaviors, build accountability, and recognize clients make and stick to their better choices
Women ages 18 and older
Click here to contact to inquire about Residential Treatment (for women) or to schedule an assessment, call OSAR at 210-261-3076. You may also call the number below.
Walk-in applicants will be seen as we are able based upon staff availability. An appointment may be set up for a future date if no one is available at the time of walk-in.
We strive to provide the means for women Veterans to gain self-knowledge and self-renewal. Serving to protect the veteran, connect the resource and renew the women. Connect Female Veterans. Supporting Women Veterans. Assisting Her Transition. Protecting Our Vets.
Through education efforts and community awareness, San Antonio Fighting Back’s Drug Free Community program aims to reduce substance abuse and substance use.
Focus population: youth ages 12-18.
Focus area: Eastside Promise Neighborhood and 78202, 78203, 78208 zip codes.
Community Health Programs strengthen women and their communities by working to reduce health disparities and barriers to care. We increase access to essential health care services, wellness tools, skills, and support for transformative community-wide change.
Empower House Parents
Together with San Antonio Metro Health, United Way HOPES Collaborative, and all their partner organizations, we’re raising awareness around family violence and empowering parents with skills and strategies to build life-giving relationships with their kids.
Empower House Women
Through skill-building and wellness workshops, we empower women with knowledge, skills, and a supportive community to make informed choices for themselves and their families.
Community Health Workers/Promotoras
Our community health workers/promotoras work with individuals to bridge access to education, healthcare, and resources. We support people in identifying and addressing their needs, empowering them to live healthy, whole, flourishing lives.
Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to sign up for parenting classes, emergency assistance, and other Community Health services
This program works with all children regardless of their background to build life skills and healthy habits by sharing Center for Substance Abuse prevention curricula taught in school based setting and out of school time (OST) sites.
Life Skills helps develop and/or strengthen youth’s character development and academic achievement. i.e. self-concept and self-esteem, recognizing and dealing with emotions, dealing with teasing, accepting consequences, refusing drugs and alcohol.
- Memorandum of Understanding must be in place with school districts during school and out-of-school-time.
- Parent/Guardian must sign and complete consent for youth to participate in group.
- Duration/Length of group will depend on curriculum being taught.
- Session/Lesson can last 30 minutes to an hour depending on curriculum being taught.
- Students are not pulled out of their core classes for groups.
(210) 924-0330 x: 224
Recovery Support Services acknowledges that persons with Substance Use Disorders need help dealing with many factors affecting their ability to sustain a newly healthy and sober life. Coaches walk hand-in-hand with a client from treatment to long-term sobriety and community involvement.
Recovery Links Support Services offer a wide range of services such as:
- Living Arrangements
- Nutrition Education
- Career Education
- Spiritual Connections
- Community Fellowship Fridays
It can be difficult to find credible information in a hurry and we know how overwhelming it can be to find help for yourself or your loved one.
The good news is that there are credible guides on how to pick a treatment center, what questions to ask, and what your options are. With over 24 million people in the US who are experiencing drug addiction, we know we can’t treat them all.
However, we have a monumental challenge to serve as many people as possible. So, we put this list of resources together to help you regardless of if you choose our treatment center for you or your loved one’s recovery.
Click here for the full list of resources.
We extend compassionate care for the disenfranchised, destitute, and debilitated people in our community through collaborative partnerships.
Through our outreach efforts we seek to meet women and at-risk youth where they live, work, and go to school. We establish connection and trust, offer an invitation into community, and provide access to practical resources and compassionate support.
We have an open door policy at our new community center at 8456 Broadway, Suite 255, SA, 78217. This inviting space offers a safe place for women to rest, access resources, and connect with each other. Whether you are looking to use a computer, attend a workshop, or share a cup of coffee with a friend, you are welcome.
The Charlie Naylor Campus offers a wide array of non-clinical services and supports to help youth initiate, support and maintain recovery from substance use disorders.
The Charlie Naylor Campus offers youth and young adults:
- Peer Counseling with trained staff who are also in long term recovery.
- Facilitated Support Group Meetings. Support groups afford participants an opportunity to share their experiences in an environment that encourages vulnerability and honesty.
- Social Activities that promote a healthy, sober engagement with life.
- Education and Employment Support. This include; resume building, homework help, application support, guidance and resources, and referrals to other agencies.
- Community Service Projects for our youth and young adults to give back to the community. Past projects have included a community garden, volunteering at animal shelters, and working community events.
Youth age 13-21.
Rise Recovery offers an array of recovery-oriented classes which are open to health care providers, mental health professionals, recovery paraprofessionals, students, and members of the recovery community. Our learning environment supports the development of compassion and empathy. Classes typically run on a 4-week schedule.
We work with graduate and undergraduate students offering internships and practicums placements. We also offer internships for students interested in organizational leadership, nonprofit management and administration.
For health care and mental health professionals, we offer Continuing Education Units. Rise Recovery is a Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals provider.
We also offer a Recovery Peer Support Specialist Training Program.
While peer support has been around for years, it has recently become recognized as a vital piece to recovery. If you are looking to provide hope to those who struggle with substance use and provide support in their recovery process, Rise Recovery can help make that happen. The Recovery Support Peer Specialist (RSPS) training will provide the necessary skills and knowledge needed to work as a peer support specialist in settings such as peer-run organizations, public or private substance use treatment, veteran services and corrections departments.
Click here for fees and registration.
SACADA provides recovery coaching and support services to individuals with or at risk of alcohol and drug problems by providing clients both online and face to face options to connect with a Peer Recovery Support Specialist. Our program supports both adult males and females in Bexar and the surrounding counties with the goal of increasing the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery from substance use disorders. Recovery Coaches can help individuals establish linkages with community organizations that can assist them in accomplishing their long-term life goals. Coaches also provide role modeling and mentoring as a way of guiding individuals to find their own pathway to recovery.
Our recovery grants also allow for targeted services. Recovery Coaches provide recovery support services to the general community, work alongside EMS and other first responders to assist persons who overdose using opioids, collaborate with various specialty courts to provide recovery coaching and with hospital departments that help new moms obtain recovery support services.
Our Recovery Support Services include:
- ID Recovery (Birth Certificates/Driver’s License/Social Security Card)
- Job Prep and Search
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Anger Management /Batters Intervention
- Provide services at flexible hours
- Traffic Tickets/ Municipal Court Warrants
- Family Violence Prevention Course
- GED Courses and Testing
- Link to medical and dental care
- Other Educational Training Programs
- HIV Testing/Counseling
- Family Counseling
- DWI Classes & Drug Offender Program requirements
- Community Service Hours
- Support with Probation Requirements
Grace House is a faith-based residential program to train, support and give hope to women following incarceration, drug and alcohol addiction or those in the midst of perilous lifestyles.
The Grace House setting and training affords an opportunity for women to overcome the addictive and destructive lifestyles that have kept them from becoming productive citizens.
Applicants must submit an application, and be interviewed and evaluated to determine their desire and potential for participating in the Grace House program.
Download the application form here.
It is our goal at Plum Creek Recovery Ranch to provide a safe place for people who struggle with substance abuse issues to find freedom from their addictions and explore new ways to lead a more fulfilling and healthier life.
At Plum Creek Recovery Ranch, we know the most effective way to recover from the disease of addiction is through medical and psychiatric interventions as well as social assessment.
What to Expect:
Plum Creek Recovery Ranch treats the issues that surround addiction to alcohol and other drugs and addresses any underlying mental health issues.
We offer individual therapy, group therapy, educational groups, fitness and nutritional counseling, yoga, and extracurricular activities. We also offer psychiatric and medical care, 12 Step meetings, SMART (Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment) Recovery, Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT), and family therapy.
We offer door to door transportation for new clients.
Click here to learn more about our residential services.
For Group Healing From Substance Abuse:
One individual’s addiction can have a significant effect on the entire family. Addiction can take an incredible toll on family members. The anger, worry and fear oftentimes paralyzes families who feel helpless to effectively intervene.
The Family Program at Plum Creek Recovery Ranch is designed to support the family while their loved one is in treatment. Research shows improved long-term recovery and sobriety when families also receive the support they need.
- Education about the disease model of addiction
- Understanding the dynamics of codependency,
enabling behaviors and setting healthy boundaries
- Improving communication skills
- Group and individual therapy sessions
- Information and exposure to Al-Anon
- Importance of self-care
The Family Program is by invitation only from the resident.
The cost of the family program is included in the cost of treatment.
Click here to learn more about our family program.
Aftercare services are an essential component in the continuum of care offered by Plum Creek Recovery Ranch. To support long term recovery, it is necessary to help a person navigate the transition from a highly structured inpatient residential setting to using the tools they learned in treatment to maintain sobriety in their everyday life.
Our staff’s goal is to be proactive and supportive throughout the long-term process of recovery. We will be on the journey with you for as long as you need. The connections you make in treatment can last a lifetime.
- Follow-up check-ins at 30, 60 and 90 days. Our caring staff will call you and your family to check in, continuing to support and guide you through your recovery while offering any needed recommendations.
- Aftercare - Once a client has completed treatment, we continue to work with them through our eight-week aftercare program. This program allows clients to meet with their primary therapist once a week for ongoing support and additional care. This is done through telehealth services so our aftercare groups can access care in a confidential and safe manner regardless of their location.
- Medication Management - When leaving treatment, we can connect you to psychiatric care provided by our network to assure you find the necessary follow-up care for your medication management.
We offer monthly activities and sober support for all our residents upon completion of inpatient treatment.
We can connect you to the fellowship of 12-step meetings and a sponsor in your area to support your ongoing recovery.
Click here to learn more about our aftercare program and a list of FAQS.
La Hacienda enhances the relapsed patient’s potential for long-term sobriety through the specialized and focused treatment of our Relapse Program.
Our experience teaches us that relapse is a process – recognizable, preventable and treatable. Before the recovering person starts to use alcohol or other drugs again, there is a pattern of behavior that starts with the return of denial and is marked by symptoms of isolation, depression, high levels of stress and impaired judgment.
La Hacienda’s Relapse Program provides specialized education and process groups which focus on the specific problematic issues the patient is presenting.
Those who have relapsed are able to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors which contributed to their relapse and identify future threats to recovery. Patients learn to identify mistaken beliefs about relapse and their justifications and relapse warning signs. They also work through the shame, guilt and fear associated with having been on the road of recovery and then relapsing.
We have found that many of our patients who have relapsed have lost their focus on the 12 Steps. La Hacienda emphasizes step work and offers assistance to these patients in moving beyond their previous “stuck points”. Patients help develop their own continuing care plans and are encouraged to find counselors and 12 Step sponsors who are compatible with relapse prevention concepts.
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We accept most major insurances.
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The First Responders Educational Campaign is a free, research-based learning service implemented to provide ?rst responders across Texas with information regarding substance use and mental health disorders.
Our materials cover mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and compassion fatigue; and substance use issues including alcoholic use and opioid use disorders, among others.
Our self-paced, online CE training provides first responders with the tools and information necessary to recognize and address symptoms of substance use and mental health disorders in themselves or others. In-person training and advocacy provide a group learning session for departments seeking live presentations and Q&A sessions.
Click here to enroll in the online catalog course.
This program offers education and advocacy for all first responders and healthcare workers in Texas.