Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment in Dallas Area
July 20, 2016 4:55 AM   Subscribe

A family member is in a very bad way with alcohol, pills, and whatever else he can get his hands on. He refuses to go to an in-patient facility, despite losing his family and home. Outpatient is a possibility. Does anyone have any recommendations for a center in the Dallas area, or advice on how to pick a good one?
posted by oneironaut to Health & Fitness (2 answers total)
Sundance is nice but I only have experience with the Mansfield location. It is not a religious place, more of a behavioral focus: setting boundaries, journaling, etc.

I only know about that one because it was the closest to our house, so we lucked into it. Good luck and stay strong!
posted by LizBoBiz at 6:47 AM on July 20, 2016

You're going to want something harm reduction focused outpatient groups at first. If he becomes more treatment ready you can find him into more abstinence only programs.

Most outpatient places are going to require sobriety which involves at least detox but sometimes longer inpatient stays.

I'm not sure what is available, but harm reduction focused will get him in to see professionals who can work on treatment readiness and motivation.
posted by AlexiaSky at 7:35 PM on July 20, 2016

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