The Amarillo Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is a non-profit outpatient treatment facility located in Amarillo, Texas first established in 1963. This facility offers 12-step-based therapy services to adult men and women with group counseling. ACADA’s primary goals are to provide community support for those in recovery and offer outreach services for those with HIV/AIDS.
Treatment and Staff
After an assessment either over the phone or in person, clients are placed into one of two outpatient treatment paths. The first is a two day a week schedule that runs either Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 pm, or Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the same time. The more intensive program requires four days a week at the facility for about two and a half hours per day. These programs are available to both men and women over the age of 18.
In these programs, clients attend group therapy sessions and seminars about anger management, domestic violence education and self esteem building, as well as work on the 12 steps. Counselors also include the Stages of Change model in therapy, as well as having clients focus on changing their behavior through CBT and Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques.
ACADA also offers a women’s only treatment program that meets two evenings a week. This program is specifically for women who have had children placed in foster care or have used drugs while pregnant (in addition to having pre-existing issues with drug abuse). This track focuses on trauma, parenting skills, stress management, DBT and the effects of drug and alcohol abuse on the brain and body. In addition to treatment at the facility, the counselors recommend all clients attend off-site AA or NA meetings at least once a week, though this is not strictly required. The staff at ACADA consists of LPCs and LCDCs.
A family program meets once a week for an evening group session. This program is designed for family members and partners of those in treatment and offers additional support. Spanish language programs are also available. ACADA participates in local HIV/AIDS outreach events, educational seminars and health fairs.
The treatment provided at the Amarillo Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse gives each client education as well at counseling, which not only gives the individual attending the program the tools to maintain sobriety, but also discover the origin of the addiction itself and make healthy, informed choices there after.
Amarillo Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
803 Rusk St
Amarillo, TX 79106
Amarillo Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Cost: Sliding scale; $200 (assessment screening for out-of-state clients). Reach the Amarillo Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse by phone at (806) 374-6688.
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