Addiction Treatment in Alice, TX

Through programs for addiction treatment in Alice, a person can continue to engage in relapse prevention and stay drug- and/or alcohol-free.

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), addiction is "a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry." The condition causes a person to pursue a particular substance, even if it is causing them personal harm.

Addiction is a chronic and relapsing disease, meaning a person is highly likely to start using drugs again, even when they have been sober for some time. However, the ASAM states that with treatment and engagement in recovery activities, a person can prevent the progression of addiction that can lead to disability and even early death if left untreated.

Types of Therapy Programs for Addiction

A number of substance abuse recovery programs are available for addiction treatment in Alice. These can include art therapy, restorative yoga, group meetings, and individual counseling.

The benefit of having so many available programs is that a person can choose from is that if a person does not respond well to one program, they can try another program to see if it is better suited for a person and their needs in recovery. This is why it's essential to seek treatment at our drug rehab in Alice.

12-Step Programs

Examples of popular 12-step programs include Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Cocaine Anonymous. These therapy types are based on peer discussions and mentorship through "sponsors" that help a person receive encouragement to continue on their sobriety journey.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), there are three key concepts associated with 12-step programs. These include

  • Acceptance, where a person admits they have a problem with addiction and have lost control over their use of a particular substance
  • Surrender, where a person accepts they need the assistance of a higher power and support from others, including the 12-step program
  • Active involvement, which includes participation in 12-step meetings and other treatment forms for relapse prevention

According to the NIDA, 12-step programs are especially beneficial in helping people overcome addictions to alcohol, stimulants, and opiates. Examples of the 12 steps that a person may work through include:

  • "We admitted we were powerless over alcohol--that our lives had become unmanageable."
  • "12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics to practice these principles in our affairs."


Biofeedback is a method used to treat substance abuse that uses electroencephalography or EEG. According to the journal "Applied Psychophysiological Biodfeedback," EEG is a useful treatment for those who suffer from alcoholism and/or substance abuse. To perform the therapy, a medical therapist will apply special stickers called electrodes that can pick up brain waves.

A person will participate in therapy sessions where they will practice relaxation techniques that are similar in some ways to a hypnotic state. A medical specialist will watch a person's brain waves to determine if a person is engaging in a deep enough relaxation state in order to achieve and maintain sobriety.

Research has shown that the brainwave patterns of those who suffer from alcohol and/or drug addiction are different from those who do not. Biofeedback not only involves helping a person achieve a deeper state of relaxation, but also to identify the brainwave changes a person has already experienced and make recommendations for treatments based on the body of research surrounding biofeedback.

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. This program for drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Alice is often utilized as an alternative to traditional 12-step programs. Instead of 12 steps, the SMART recovery program revolves around four points:

  • Building and maintaining motivation
  • Coping with urges
  • Managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
  • Living a balanced life.

While the theme for 12-step programs revolves around admitting that a person is powerless, the SMART Recovery program instead focuses on empowerment to have a person learn the importance of self-reliance in achieving sobriety.

Participants in the SMART Recovery program can either engage in in-person meetings held in their area or they can participate in online support groups and treatments if there is not a program available in their area. There are also divisions of the SMART Recovery program that are for family and friends of those who suffer from drug addiction and for teens and youth who struggle with addiction.

These and other addiction treatments in Alice are available for those continuing in their sobriety. Call us now for more information (877) 804-1531.

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