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Local and national resources and treatment centers

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    Alcohol/Drug Abuse Women's Center (ADA House). ADA, the Alcohol/Drug Abuse Women's Center, provides Texas Department of State Health Services licensed intensive and transitional treatment for indigent women in Galveston and Brazoria Counties in coastal Texas.

    Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol (BACODA). BACODA remains firm in its belief that chemically dependent individuals and their families can and do recover. BACODA offers a wide range of services to aid in the recovery process. Services are offered in a confidential setting. Low-cost professional help is available close to home with BACODA's trained staff and volunteers.

    Council on Alcohol and Drugs in Houston. The mission of The Council is to keep our community healthy, productive, and safe by providing services and information to all who may be adversely affected by alcohol and drugs.

    Family Service Center of Galveston County in Galveston. Family Service Center of Galveston County is a private, not-for-profit agency dedicated to enhancing the potential for growth of individuals and families. The Center strives to help people pursue healthy, independent, and fulfilling lives through the provision of counseling, education, and related social services. The agency operates from offices in Galveston, Texas City, and Mont Belvieu, Texas.

    Gulf Coast Center: Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Recovery Services Center (GCC). The Gulf Coast Center is one of thirty-nine community MHMR centers in the state of Texas providing services, programs, and employment assistance for individuals with mental retardation and mental illness, HIV outreach, and substance abuse recovery services under the Texas Commission for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (TCADA). Programs and services offered by the Gulf Coast Center have made progress toward enabling and empowering individuals and their families to live quality lives.

    UT Health Sciences Center Houston, Center on Excellence on Mood Disorders. This comprehensive specialty clinic aims to search for the neurobiological mechanisms causing mood disorders and the development of new treatments for these mental illnesses. The center seeks to provide the latest evidence-based care to adults, adolescents, and children suffering from mood disorders and also for patients suffering from co-morbid illnesses requiring complex psycho-pharmacologic and psycho-therapeutic interventions. Services include Patient Assessment and Care (Psychiatrists specializing in mood disorders provide consultations, evaluations, and treatment of individuals with mood disorders); and an adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Mood Disorders (An intermediate-level program designed for those adults whose mood disorder symptoms have not improved with standard outpatient care. Provides group skills training, individual psychotherapy, and medication evaluation and management. Three hours of group therapy, three days per week, in addition to weekly individual therapy and medication management. Family therapy is provided on an as-needed basis.

  • National


    Alcoholics Anonymous. Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. The primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

    Addiction Policy Forum. The Addiction Policy Forum (APF) is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating addiction as a major health problem. National headquarters are located in Bethesda, MD with resources and services in every state. Founded in 2015, APF’s strategic priorities include helping patients and families in crisis, ending the stigma around addiction, expanding prevention and early intervention, increasing the uptake of evidence-based practice and advancing patient-led research.

    American Addiction Centers. American Addiction Centers is a comprehensive information resource regarding addiction treatment and mental health. Their staff of addiction treatment professionals and experts have contributed a wealth of information, with the hope of providing a quality website for individuals seeking addiction treatment programs, drug interventions, and resources. This website includes an in-depth directory of addiction treatment centers, detox centers, and interventionists. American Addiction Centers provides free consultation and independent referral services for individuals seeking recovery solutions. Visitors can search for addiction treatment facilities based on location or specialty, read bios of clinicians and therapists nationwide, as well as chat with a certified counselor through this site.

    B4UDrink Educator. B4UDrink Educator is an interactive program that educates the user about how alcohol consumption affects an individual's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level. The program allows users to project their BAC level based on gender, weight, the type and number of drinks consumed, and time elapsed at the safe "Virtual Bar." B4UDrink also provides users with drinking and driving laws by state, information about the effects of alcohol at various BAC levels, how food impacts BAC levels, and the facts about how alcohol affects everyone differently. So that you can quickly and easily project your BAC, bookmark B4UDrink.Mobi on your mobile device so that your access to this program is always just a few clicks away. Learn Psychology created this guidebook to help students (current and prospective) and their families better understand the dangers of substance abuse in college and how to find help if addiction becomes a looming prospect. Key elements of the guide include: - A comprehensive look at the differences between abuse and addiction - Addiction warning signs and common paths to alcohol addiction - An in-depth overview of common drug abuse among students - Spotlight on how colleges across the country are preventing addiction on their campuses.

    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). NIAAA Vision - To support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all by 1.) Increasing the understanding of normal and abnormal biological functions and behavior relating to alcohol use; 2.) Improving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol use disorders; 3.) Enhancing quality health care

    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention, treatment, and policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA was established in 1992 and directed by Congress to target effectively substance abuse and mental health services to the people most in need and to translate research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the general health care system. Over the years SAMHSA has demonstrated that - prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders. Behavioral health services improve health status and reduce health care and other costs to society. Continued improvement in the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services provides a cost-effective opportunity to advance and protect the Nation's health.

  • Treatment Centers


Narcan Locations

  1. Central Church, Galveston, TX
  2. Galveston County Jail, Galveston, TX
  3. St. Vincent’s House, Galveston, TX
  4. Hart Pharmacy, LaMarque, TX
  5. One Stop Hardware, Hitchcock, TX
  6. Sullivans Pharmacy, Bacliff, TX
  7. Coffee Connection, Texas City, TX
  8. Zion Baptist Church, Texas City, TX
  9. HIS Ministries, Santa Fe, TX
  10. By the Bayou Nutrition, Dickinson, TX
  11. Kemah Palms Recovery, Kemah, TX
  12. ADAPT Programs, Angleton, TX

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Center for Addiction Sciences and Therapeutics
Phone: (409) 772-3093
Mailing address:
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-0615

Last Updated: April 19, 2024 RMG