While Abilene’s economy is reasonably stable, the need for addiction treatment facilities in the area is rising. County health data from 2016 reveals that 19% of Taylor County residents aged 18 and older reported engaging in binge or excessive drinking. Furthermore, between 2008 and 2017, 13.18% of Taylor County deaths were due to alcohol and drug-related causes. Below, you can find facts about Abilene’s eight best substance abuse rehabilitation facilities, including detailed information about each facility’s services and patient reviews.
We used five core metrics to determine the quality of each treatment center. These metrics covered aspects such as cost, treatment approaches, and rehab services provided. For more information, read the full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.
150 Orange Street
Abilene, TX 79601
Serenity House offers residential and outpatient drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs. The center’s rehabilitation programs are based on the 12-step model, which encompasses actions and thoughts designed to help patients recognize the root of their addiction and become accountable for their choices and actions. Before patients begin the first step, they are fully assessed by a team of medical professionals and, in some cases, may require detoxification services. Serenity House’s detoxification program uses medication assistance and is supervised by the center’s nursing staff 24/7. Upon successful completion of detoxification, patients begin therapy, which includes individual and group counseling and recovery education. The center also provides aftercare and relapse prevention programs, including group meetings and continuation of the 12-step model.
What patients are saying:
Online reviewers agree that Serenity House’s rehabilitation program is effective, and the staff is caring. One reviewer says, “This place changed my life. It saved me when I was at my lowest and didn’t want to go on.”
Reviews: 4.63 stars, 96 reviews
6960 Dick Price Road
Mansfield, TX 76063
Riverwalk Ranch is located on a tranquil, secluded ranch in nearby Mansfield. It offers medically-supervised inpatient rehabilitation programs that focus on long-term addiction recovery. The facility has a full range of amenities to help patients relax and focus on improving their physical and mental health, including a meditation garden, swimming pool, walking trails, and a movie theater. Treatment programs may include medical detoxification, partial hospitalization and residential therapy, which has round-the-clock monitoring by addictions treatment specialists, as well as addiction education and individual and group therapies.
What patients are saying:
Many patients agree that the staff at Riverwalk Ranch is attentive, and the center’s atmosphere is peaceful and well-maintained. One former patient says, “I was a client at River Ranch for alcoholism. My caseworker met me at the front steps upon arrival and immediately comforted me and shared her sobriety story. She made me feel at ease and was so kind throughout my stay. I learned quickly that I wasn’t alone with my disease and that others understood exactly what I was going through.”
Reviews: 2.70 stars, 22 reviews
1099 Flat Rock Road
Azle, TX 76030
Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas in neighboring Azle is a men-only rehabilitation center that offers a faith-based program for individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addictions. The center is staffed mostly by recovering addicts who have completed the program and is supported by certified addiction treatment specialists. Patients receive residential treatment that consists of individual and group counseling, as well as addiction education, anger management counseling, and vocational rehabilitation. The center also provides its patients with opportunities to participate in recreational activities and offers a sober living program for individuals who successfully graduate from its treatment program.
What patients are saying:
Reviewers agree that Adult & Teen Challenge makes a difference in the lives of those individuals who attend the center. One reviewer says, “Truly, my life wouldn’t be the same without Teen Challenge! They’re my family and my forever home!”
Reviews: 4.54 stars, 25 reviews
1 Village Drive, Suite 350
Abilene, TX 79606
Life Renovations works with health care insurance providers, including Medicaid and Medicare, to help more patients access the programs it offers. The center provides outpatient counseling, group counseling, and support groups to help its patients overcome personal hurdles, as well as psychiatry and telepsychiatry for those who are unable to visit the center in person. Life Renovations was awarded the 2019 Best of Abilene award for its achievements in mental health.
What patients are saying:
Patients consistently commend Life Renovations on its caring staff and successful group counseling programs. One pleased online reviewer says, “Every time I’ve gone in for my counseling appointments so far, everyone has treated me warmly, and my counselor actually takes the time to listen to my complaints on life and about my experience with my health issues. I truly love it here and recommend this place.”
Reviews: 4.24 stars, 10 reviews
402 A Mulberry Street
Buffalo Gap, TX 79508
Shades of Hope is located in nearby Buffalo Gap and offers residential and outpatient programs to treat all types of addiction, including alcohol and drug addictions and eating disorders. The center employs the 12-step model to help its patients successfully overcome their addictions, and its staff is specially trained to provide care to patients with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring addictions. Residential patients are supervised around the clock by medical staff and addiction counselors. Inpatient programs are typically 42 days long; however, the center also offers a five-day intensive treatment program specifically designed to treat the root cause of addiction.
What patients are saying:
Patients and their loved ones agree that Shades of Hope offers a successful treatment program and that the staff at the center is responsive and caring. One online reviewer says, “My fiance went there a while back… I appreciate all your efforts because I was able to find my better half. She has been clean for a while now, and if she ever goes back and falls off, I will fly her down to you personally.”
Reviews: 4.49 stars, 110 reviews
230 Mesa Verde Drive
Center Point, TX 78010
Starlite Recovery Center in neighboring Center Point works with adults and adolescents who are suffering from drug and alcohol addictions. The facility offers several specialty programs, including a faith-based Christian program, an LGBTQ+ program and a program specifically for females aged 13 to 17. Its treatment program uses techniques such as dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, which are designed to help patients understand the behaviors that led them to use drugs or alcohol and find new ways to cope with their triggers. Starlite Recovery Center offers treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders and addictions and utilizes both the 12-step model and an aftercare program to ensure long-term success.
What patients are saying:
Many online reviewers mention that Starlite Recovery Program’s wide range of therapy options truly cater to the needs of its patients. One former patient speaks highly of the program’s efficacy, saying, “This is a great place to get away from whatever caused the addiction and to work toward recovery. It removes you from the world where the drug/alcohol was available AND gives you the time to think about and work on getting well so when you leave, you can face that world again with the understanding of how not to slip back into the addiction thinking.”
Reviews: 3.67 stars, 178 reviews
11210 FM 102
Egypt, Texas 77436
Great Oaks Recovery Center located in nearby Egypt offers a residential alcohol and drug addiction treatment program that includes three phases: detoxification, residential treatment, and continuing care. During detoxification, patients are kept as comfortable as possible and supervised by the center’s nursing staff 24/7. After completing successful detoxification, patients enter residential treatment, which encompasses individual and group therapy, as well as relapse prevention planning, 12-step studies, and addiction education. The facility is located on a serene, 50-acre property and features amenities that help patients relax and recover, including a swimming pool and a fitness center.
What patients are saying:
Many former patients speak highly of Great Oaks Recovery Center’s addictions programs, with one successful patient stating, “This is a wonderful place! After 6 years of fighting addiction, this place helped me, and now I have over a year sober.”
Reviews: 3.92 stars, 37 reviews
2102 Amy Lyn Avenue
Abilene, TX 79603
180 House offers both drug addicts and alcoholics the opportunity to transition to sobriety in a clean, safe environment. The facility has boarding and on-site staff to help guide recovered patients as they embark upon a life of sobriety. Residents at 180 House are responsible for their own care and are provided with shared laundry and kitchen facilities, as well as a weight room and private bathrooms and accommodations.
What patients are saying:
Former residents frequently mention the positive experience they had while staying at 180 House. One successful former resident says, “A SAFE environment to allow us to get well. Addiction is a hard enough thing to overcome. This place helps in the ways a person needs to become sober not just clean.”
Reviews: 4.25 stars, 135 reviews
The cost of rehab can be high, depending on both your location and your specific treatment needs. Whether or not you have insurance, you can find help to break free of your addiction. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 131 substance abuse treatment centers in the Abilene area. Many of these organizations strive to provide substance abuse recovery services to residents, regardless of their financial status.
We used these five core metrics to determine the quality of each treatment center. For more information, feel free to read a full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.
To determine your best options for a rehabilitation center, it is important to first learn about your health insurance coverage. Reach out to your private or healthcare marketplace insurance provider to find out which substance abuse treatment centers are available to you. To discover if you qualify for low-income Medicaid services, and to determine eligibility, visit Texas Health & Human Services. Regardless of the type of coverage you have, both public and private insurance companies must cover substance abuse treatment for qualified individuals.
The tool below lists all of the treatment centers in the state of Texas recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Enter your zip code and select the filter icon to find relevant treatment centers near you.
If you are pursuing treatment that your insurance will cover, your first step will likely be scheduling an assessment by a qualified individual, such as a therapist or counselor. Most facilities do provide assessments, or your primary care provider may refer you. Contact the companies in the above database to discover if they will provide this service.
There are multiple resources in Abilene and surrounding areas for those that are struggling with substance dependency. Use our tool to discover a rehabilitation center near you that can help you determine your insurance coverage and your rehab needs. Many low-cost centers can help you if you don’t have insurance or feel like you are unable to afford rehab.
Substance abuse and addiction have high costs, often adversely affecting work performance, personal relationships, and your physical health. To determine if you are addicted, the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence has two quizzes to help you find out: Am I Alcoholic? and Am I Drug Addicted?
Different programs and levels of addiction require different program lengths. If you are very addicted to a drug, you will likely take longer to fully rehabilitate than someone with a mild addiction. Also, the type of treatment program you choose will offer different duration options.
The common rehab lengths are:
Pricing depends on the program, services, and amenities offered. Typically, outpatient programs are cheaper than inpatient, and live-in inpatient facilities are the most expensive, costing anywhere from $6,000 to $30,000 or more per month (for the luxury centers).
In the middle are outpatient treatment centers that can provide multiple hours of services per day. They usually cost somewhere between $3,000-$10,000 for a three-month program. However, with insurance, some types of rehab and individual therapy with a counselor can be very affordable, only requiring a co-pay. Another affordable option is group therapy through non-profits or secular organizations like AA or NA, which is free.
To learn more, read our guide on The Cost of Rehab
The main goal of a rehabilitation process is to help individuals overcome their problems with their drug-of-choice and go on with the rest of their lives functioning well without it. So, rehabilitation is considered to be successful if a person is able to leave the program and stay clean and sober. The intent of rehabilitation is to enable a patient to be successful in life and avoid the drastic consequences that substance abuse can cause. Some other goals of rehabilitation include:
To find a free drug rehab or detox center near you, you can start your search with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Use the directory on this page to find the local resource to contact in your state. Use the navigation bar above to look for rehab in other areas.
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|Alcoholicos Anonimos Distrito 7||El Paso||AA||N/A||(915) 351-1141|
|Big Country Area NA||Big Country Area (Abilene)||NA||(325) 691-9209||N/A|
|Big Country Area NA||Big Country Area (Ballinger)||NA||(325) 365-2187;(325) 365-3339||N/A|
|Big Country Area NA||Big Country Area (San Angelo)||NA||(325) 657-6646||N/A|
|Brazos Valley Area NA||Brazos Valley Area||NA||(979) 822-9094||N/A|
|Brazos Valley Intergroup||Bryan||AA||N/A||N/A|
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|Central Service Office||San Antonio||AA||(210) 828-6235;(210) 821-6325||N/A|
|Central Service Office||Tyler||AA||(903) 597-1796||N/A|
|Central Texas Area NA||Central Texas Area (Austin)||NA||(512) 480-0004||N/A|
|Central Texas Area NA||Central Texas Area (Spanish)||NA||N/A||(512) 480-0007|
|Central Texas Intergroup||Waco||AA||(254) 754-3336||N/A|
|Coastal Bend Area NA||Coastal Bend Area (Corpus Christi and surrounding)||NA||(361) 992-2113||N/A|
|Coastal Bend Intergroup Association||Corpus Christi||AA||(361) 992-8911;(866) 672-7029||N/A|
|Dallas Area NA||Dallas Area||NA||(972) 699-9306||N/A|
|Dallas Area NA||Dallas Area (En Espanol)||NA||(888) 600-6229||N/A|
|Dallas Intergroup Association||Dallas||AA||(214) 887-6699||N/A|
|Diamondback Area NA||Diamondback Area (Lubbock & Levelland)||NA||(806) 747-1976||N/A|
|District III 24 Hour Answering Service||Amarillo||AA||(806) 329-3088;(877) 421-4334||N/A|
|Distrito 12||El Paso||AA||N/A||(915) 838-6264|
|En todo el estado de Texas espanol NA||En todo el estado de Texas espanol||NA||N/A||(888) 600-6229|
|Esperanza Area NA||Esperanza Area (Larado, San Antonio local)||NA||(800) 221-9091||N/A|
|Esperanza Area NA||Esperanza Area (Laredo, San Antonio)||NA||(210) 434-0665||N/A|
|Fort Worth Area NA||Fort Worth Area||NA||(888) 629-6757;(817) 624-9525||N/A|
|Heart of Texas Area NA||Heart of Texas Area (Killeen, Temple, Waco)||NA||(888) 629-6757||N/A|
|Hill Country Area NA||Hill Country Area (Lockhart, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Schertz, Seguin, Universal City)||NA||(855) 864-2262||N/A|
|Hill Country Intergroup||Austin||AA||(512) 444-0071||N/A|
|Houston Area NA||Houston Area||NA||(713) 661-4200||N/A|
|Intergroup Association Inc.||Houston||AA||(713) 686-6300||N/A|
|Intergroup Central Office||El Paso||AA||(915) 562-4081||N/A|
|Lone Star Region - En Espanol NA||Lone Star Region - En Espanol||NA||N/A||(888) 600-6229|
|Lone Star Region NA||Lone Star Region||NA||(888) 629-6757||N/A|
|Lubbock AA Hotline||Lubbock||AA||(806) 741-8780||N/A|
|Ninth District Intergroup||Beaumont||AA||(409) 832-1107||N/A|
|Northside Area NA||Northside Area (Galveston, Santa Fe)||NA||(713) 661-4200||N/A|
|Not High Plains Area NA||Not High Plains Area (Amarillo, Spearman, Dalhart)||NA||(806) 429-2171||N/A|
|Oficina Interg Hisp De Houston||Houston||AA||N/A||(832) 620-8280|
|Oficina Intergrupal Del Valle||McAllen||AA||N/A||(956) 638-6346|
|Oficina Intergrupal Hispana||San Antonio||AA||N/A||(210) 533-9770;(210) 409-8524|
|Oficina Intergrupal Hispana A.A.||Austin||AA||N/A||(512) 619-2458;(512) 832-6767|
|Oficina Intergrupal Hispana AA||El Paso||AA||N/A||(915) 838-6264|
|Oficina Intergrupal Hispana De Fort Worth||Fort Worth||AA||N/A||(817) 921-6882|
|Oficina Intergrupal Hispana Del Sureste De Texas||Beaumont||AA||N/A||(409) 926-6537|
|Oficina Intergrupal Hispana Of A.A||Dallas||AA||N/A||(214) 905-0770|
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|Panhandle Area NA||Panhandle Area (Fritch)||NA||(806) 331-6262||N/A|
|Piney Woods Area NA||Piney Woods Area (Longview)||NA||(903) 234-5449||N/A|
|Red River Region NA||Red River Region (NE Texas)||NA||(888) 851-1246||N/A|
|Rio Grande Valley Area NA||Rio Grande Valley Area (McAllen, Brownsville)||NA||(956) 949-1900||N/A|
|Southeast Texas Area NA||Southeast Texas Area (Orange, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Nederland)||NA||(855) 627-3826||N/A|
|Southwest Texas District 7 AA Hotline||Victoria||AA||(866) 672-7029||N/A|
|Tri-Country Area NA||Tri-Country Area (Galveston, Fort Bend & Brazoria Counties)||NA||(888) 955-8822||N/A|
|Unity Area NA||Unity Area (Midland, Odessa)||NA||N/A||N/A|
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