• How would I know if I had an alcohol or drug problem?

    The medical profession diagnoses people as being addicted by rating their usage, cravings, and feelings about alcohol or drugs. Specifically, doctors and counselors look for these symptoms:

    1. Do you drink or use drugs for a longer time than you meant to?
    2. Have you tried to quit drinking or using and can’t?
    3. Do you spend a great deal of time getting, consuming, or recovering from alcohol or drugs?
    4. Do you crave alcohol or drugs? Or, to put it another way, do you have a strong urge to drink or use drugs?
    5. Have you missed deadlines, work, or any other major obligation because you were drinking or using?
    6. If you have problems because of drinking or using, do you drink or use anyway?
    7. And if you do have problems caused by drinking or using, have you given up doing something important?
    8. Do you keep drinking or using drugs even if it’s risky to do so?
    9. Do you keep drinking or using despite psychological or physical problems alcohol and drugs may cause?
    10. Do you find that it takes more and more alcohol or drugs to get the same feelings you used to?
    11. Finally, if you try to quit, do you feel symptoms of withdrawal? Can you get rid of these symptoms by drinking or using drugs again?

    If you have two three of these symptoms, your diagnosis is a mild substance use disorder. Four or five symptoms make for a moderate substance use disorder, and six or more symptoms mean your substance use disorder diagnosis is severe.

  • Isn't it OK if you just drink beer and wine?

    Beer and wine are still alcohol, and the characteristics above apply.

  • How do I get admitted to Homeward Bound’s facility?

    First, a note that we have moved to a new facility. Our detox unit is open. We have limited resources for residential treatment services.

     

    The following is our admissions policy: Detox and residential admission is first come, first served from people who are at our facility on weekdays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; the lobby is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The number of people we can admit on any given day depends on the availability of beds. Intake is closed on the weekend. Outpatient FAQs are here.

  • Once I am admitted, how long will I stay?

    In our detoxification program, clients stay five to seven days. Clients in our residential program stay up to 28 days, depending on the program they qualify for.

  • What kind of ID is required?

    You can bring one of the following: driver’s license, birth certificate, an ID from The Bridge in Dallas, or Matricula from Mexico. You’ll need proof of residence. If you are living with another person, you need a letter from that person confirming that and a utility bill addressed to that person. If you are employed, bring the three most recent check stubs. If you are on SSI disability, bring your reward letter. If you have Medicaid or any other state insurance, bring your insurance card.

  • If I am admitted to the detoxification unit, what should I bring with me?

    In our detoxification program, you’ll need:

    • An ID card (see above)
    • 3-5 pairs of underwear
    • 3-5 pairs of socks
    • 3-5 shirts
    • Unopened packs of cigarettes if you smoke

    We provide all hygiene items for detox clients.

     

  • If I am admitted to the residential unit, what should I bring with me?

    • Hygiene items such as soap, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste.
    • Books (books to read, notebooks, etc.)
    • Unopened cigarettes or tobacco
    • Shower shoes

    Residential clients can also bring seven sets of clothing.

     

  • Can you tell me if a person is in treatment at Homeward Bound?

    We are unable to confirm whether specific clients are at Homeward Bound unless they have signed a release of confidentiality that allows us to acknowledge their presence. This is necessary for us to be in compliance with federal and state privacy rules.

  • How can I bring something to a client at Homeward Bound?

    Property can be dropped off at the front desk between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

  • When are visiting hours?

    Residential Visitation for Men’s, Women’s and Statewide is on Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is a thirty minute orientation for visitors that begins at 2:30 p.m.

  • Does Homeward Bound serve meals?

    We provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner for our clients in residential treatment.

  • I have private insurance. How much will treatment cost me?

    It’s best to call your insurance company for an estimate because the cost will depend on the plan you have.