- Nationally, the rate of substance dependence or abuse was about nine percent for youths aged 12 to 17, almost 22 percent for persons aged 18 to 25 and about seven percent for persons aged 26 or older. (2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, NSDUH).
- In 2000, about 16 percentof all Texas adults had a problem with alcohol and five percent had a problem with drugs. TCADA: 2000 Texas Survey of Substance Abuse Use Among Adults
- In 2001, 20.5 percent of adults living in the Austin metro area reported alcohol problems and 10.7 percent reported drug problems (PDF) TCADA: 2000 Texas Survey of Substance Abuse Use Among Adults
Addiction/alcoholism is a disease, not a moral weakness or a matter of character. Like many chronic disease (such as cancer), while there may not be a cure, there are effective treatment options and people do have the ability to live a long, beautiful lives in a state of recovery.
Recovery represents an entire lifestyle change including physical, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual changes.
Source: Austin Recovery
Austin Recovery is located in Austin, Texas, and provides effective and compassionate chemical dependency treatment at very affordable rates. Our Transformational Treatment Model aims to bring about the in-depth cognitive, behavioral and spiritual changes essential for overcoming addiction through medical detoxification and separate mens and womens campuses for 30-day and 90+ day programs. Austin Recovery also provides the opportunity for women to bring their children into treatment with them at Austin Recoverys Family House. Additional Austin Recovery programs include: free intervention classes, outpatient services, alumni support, family programs, aftercare and community education. For more information on our addiction treatment center, please contact the Austin Recovery Admissions Office at 512-697-8600 or 800-373-2081 or go to http://www.austinrecovery.org.
Being at Austin has allowed me to learn why its important to love myself. I feel very good about myself because I am happy and healthy and able to think clearly and to understand why it is important to be and stay sober for my children. Austin Recovery has allowed me an opportunity to reestablish a positive relationship with my children and be a positive mother.
Thank you Austin Recovery for showing me I am a good mother and sober-free is the best way for me.
I can honestly say I love Austin Recovery. I am so grateful for the opportunity to make changes in my life for me and my kids.
Austin Recovery has made me a better mom in helping me learn how to be a sober mom for my precious daughter Aniah. I am very thankful to have got the opportunity and this chance to be in treatment. I am a totally different person than I was when I got here. I have learned coping skills and also have gained tools to continue to be a sober mommy after completion of this program.