Below you will find community resources visited and verified by Flourish Counseling and Consultation. New resources will be added regularly so check back often, or sign up for emails above.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an organization that holds regular support group meetings for those experiencing problems with alcohol use. AA welcomes new members to attend open groups. Go to the website to find a group in your area. AA uses a 12 step structured program to help members abstain from alcohol use, and is spiritual in nature. AA encourages members to obtain a sponsor, or a member having already completed the steps, to help them through their process of staying sober.
CitySquare, a non-profit in Dallas, provides food, housing, legal aid, health services, employment assistance, and case management to those in need. CitySquare's mission statement is to "fight the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy, and friendship."
Click here for CitySquare's program directory.
Fusion Academy is an accredited private middle and high school with one to one teacher to student ratio. Fusion is a good resource for students needing a personalized education with an emphasis on social and emotional well being. Students and teachers develop individualized learning plans, have classes year-round, and have flexible schedules with day and evening hours.
Eating Recovery Center is a medically-supervised treatment program that serves female and male adults and adolescents (10 and above) with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. ERC offers partial hospitalization program in which patients receive 10 hours of treatment 7 days per week. Intensive outpatient programs are also available in which patients receive 12 hours of treatment per week. Treatment includes medical and psychiatric support, individual and family therapy, case management, and nutritional support.
Helping Parents Heal is a monthly support group in Dallas for those affected by the loss of a child. The group meets the second Tuesday evening monthly at Unity Church in North Dallas.
La Hacienda Treatment Center is located in a remote setting in the hill country of Central Texas. As their official description states, "It continues to set the standard in professional residential care facilities for alcohol and drug rehabilitation. For over 40 years, individuals and families seeking to improve their quality of life have come to the serene campus to heal and ultimately join the growing number of those who have successfully left their addictions behind. La Hacienda is one of the leading privately-owned drug and alcohol rehab centers in the state of Texas and is ideal for those desiring to escape the bustling city while working toward a full and lasting recovery from addictions and addictive behavior." La Hacienda offers medical services, detoxification, residential treatment based on the 12 steps of AA, specialized programs for college students and recovering professionals. They hold intensive outpatient groups in both Austin and College Station, and family groups throughout many Texas cities. Alumni events and services help support recovery after patients have left the facility.
Narcotics Anonymous is similar to Alcoholics Anonymous but broadens its focus to any addiction, regardless of the drug of choice. It uses the same 12 steps of AA and is based on spiritual principles. Click on the link to find a meeting.
Mobile Counseling is now offering free counseling services through the Family Tree Program for Dallas County youth and their families. This program is for youth 17 or younger who are experiencing family conflict, running away, truancy, delinquency. Appointments are available either in office or in the client's home.
Moderation Management is a group dedicated to helping others drink responsibly in moderation, without the prerequisite for total abstinence. Dallas doesn't have a face to face meeting opportunity currently, but there is an online community of support.
Origins Recovery Center treats substance abuse disorders and with locations in South Padre, TX and Florida. The treatment philosophy of Origins Recovery Centers represents a rare fusion of contemporary addiction medicine and clinical sciences with a profound immersion in the timeless 12-Steps experience. With a combined total of over 35 years of addiction and recovery experience, Origins’ drug and alcohol treatment programs have focused on the holistic recovery of individuals and their families. Co-occurring physical and mental conditions are common factors in addiction. This is why Origins Recovery Centers comprehensively address the individual medical, psychiatric and psychological needs of each patient with a full-time staff of professionals. One of the most prevalent factors that occurs with addiction as well as other destructive lifestyles is the erosion of the brain function. One of the primary needs is the underlying healing of the negative neurological patterns and the successful transformation into new life and awareness.
Sante Center for Healing, inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment located north of Dallas in Argyle, Texas.
Founded nearly 20 years ago in the DFW metroplex by a brother/sister team of nationally renowned therapists, Santé Center for Healing’s ultimate goal is long-term recovery for individuals and their families. International research, and Santé’s experience and expertise shows this is best achieved when providing patients simultaneous, integrated and individualized care in an intimate, environment - in addition to providing education, therapeutic support and referrals for family systems. At Santé patients work to identify core, trauma-level issues (often complicated by a dual-diagnosis) that have resulted in their substance abuse disorders, eating disorders, process/behavioral addictions including sex addiction, compulsive behaviors, trauma-related issues, co-occurring psychiatric disorders, and professional and safety-sensitive issues. Once assessed, patients can enter at any point of Santé’s therapeutic continuum of care – medical detox, residential care, intensive outpatient and transitional living services. Throughout all levels of care, treatment is individualized to the patient, spirituality is key, and length of stay is determined by goals identified and achieved. Every Tuesday night, they host a family night, both on campus and online, to learn about how addiction impacts the whole family. The group is open to all family members who have loved ones suffering with addiction, whether that loved on is getting help at Santé, elsewhere or not at all; there is also no charge for this program. For campus safety and security reasons, an RSVP is required.
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Secular Organization for Sobriety is a recovery community that is not spiritually based. Click for information about Dallas meetings.
Smart Recovery uses a 4-point system of sobriety that is secular in nature and based on the science of cognitive behavioral therapy. It tends to work better for those that aren't comfortable with the spiritual emphasis of 12 step programs. Structured meetings are held to support abstinence from drugs and alcohol, as well as other addictions like sex and gambling, There is a meeting locator at their website, as well as many self-help materials that are helpful in determining reasons for using and reasons for quitting.
Solutions Outpatient Services is an alcohol, drug abuse, and separate eating disorder intensive outpatient treatment program for adults in Dallas, Texas. They provide the inpatient treatment process on an outpatient basis at a much lower cost. Their goal is to provide a safe and healing environment for their clients and families so they can recover from addictions and become equipped with the tools to sustain and maintain a lasting, comfortable recovery.
Sundance Behavioral Health opened a new hospital this year in the Garland area (2696 W Walnut St, Garland, 75042) with inpatient services for children, teens, adults, and veterans. They are a crisis stabilization facility open 24 hours, 7 days a week for those who are having a mental health or substance abuse emergency. Sundance provides medication management and group therapy to facilitate recovery with lengths of stay averaging 8-12 days. Click here, http://www.sundancehealthcare.com/services/, for a list of symptoms that Sundance can assess and help treat.
University Behavioral Health located in Denton, TX provides a range of mental health services including both inpatient and outpatient treatment for individuals of all ages. UBH offers specialized programs to address the needs of those with trauma, military personnel, and women. Call 940.320.8100 or 1-888-320-8101 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.