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Athens, TX Profile

Athens, TX, population 11,297 , is located in Texas's Henderson county, about 58.2 miles from Mesquite and 66.9 miles from Garland.

In the 90's the population of Athens has grown by about 3%. It is Estimated in recent years the population of Athens has been growing at an annual rate of 1.8 percent.

Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Athens area were higher than Texas's average. The same data shows violent crime levels to be higher than the Texas average.

Athens Statistics Athens Gender Information

Males in Athens: 5,356 (47%)
Females in Athens: 5,941 (53%)

As % of Population in Athens in Athens    

Race Diversity in Athens

White: 72%
African American: 19%
Asian: 1%
Other/Mixed: 8%

As % of Population in Athens in Athens        

Age Diversity in Athens

Median Age in Athens: 34.7 (Males in Athens: 31.4, Females in Athens: 38.3)

Athens Males Under 20: 16%     Athens Females Under 20: 15% Athens Males 20 to 40: 13%     Athens Females 20 to 40: 13% Athens Males 40 to 60: 10%     Athens Females 40 to 60: 11% Athens Males Over 60: 8%     Athens Females Over 60: 14%

Economics in Athens in Athens

Athens Household Average Size: 2.55 people
Athens Median Household Income: $ 29,372
Athens Median Value of Homes: $ 65,700

Law Enforcement in Athens

Reported crimes in the Athens area during 2003:

Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 1
Forcible rape: 0
Robbery: 14
Aggravated assault: 82
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 815

Burglary: 156
Larceny-theft: 423
Motor vehicle theft: 37
Arson: 0
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 5,177

Athens Location Information
Elevation: 492 feet above sea level. Land Area: 13.8 Square Miles. Water Area: 0.1 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Athens Murchison 8.0 Miles Malakoff 9.5 Miles Log Cabin 9.8 Miles Caney City 10.5 Miles Eustace 11.3 Miles Star Harbor 11.6 Miles Payne Springs 13.4 Miles Trinidad 14.4 Miles Enchanted Oaks 15.4 Miles Brownsboro 15.7 Miles Big Cities Nearest Athens (Population 100,000+) Mesquite 58.2 Miles Garland 66.9 Miles Dallas 68.1 Miles Plano 74.8 Miles Irving 76.4 Miles Grand Prairie 76.4 Miles Carrollton 79.5 Miles Arlington 81.8 Miles Waco 88.4 Miles Ft Worth 92.8 Miles


The listings in Athens, Texas and surrounding areas provide the following services:

(16) Outpatient
(6) Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
(6) Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
(8) Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
(8) Teens and Adolescents
(9) Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders
(6) Drug/Alcohol Detoxification
(6) Halfway House
(4) Females
(4) Males
(7) Clients With Legal Issues
(4) Methadone Maintenance
(2) Methadone Detoxification
(2) Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum
(5) Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
(3) Spanish Speaking
(2) Persons with HIV/AIDS
(1) Gay and Lesbian
(1) Residential Beds for Children
(3) American Sign Language
(2) Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders
(1) General Health Services
(3) Hospital Inpatient
(1) Seniors/Older Adults
(1) Mental Health Services
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If you or a loved one in Athens is currently struggling with a drug or alcohol abuse problem, you do not have to face this dilemma on your own. Our compassionate staff can help to take the guesswork out of finding the best Alcohol Rehab or Drug Treatment Program that will be perfectly suited to your personal needs and preferences. Why should you or anyone in Athens try to handle this on your own, when professional help is so readily available? We have helped many people in Athens, Texas to take the first step towards being free from their drug or alcohol addiction, and they are now living successful lives within their community.

An Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Facility can help an individual from Athens, TX. that has suffered with a drug and alcohol addiction to make the changes needed to have the ability to live their life drug-free. Drug or alcohol rehab treatment works by first helping the individual from Athens, Texas to recognize the existence of a problem and to overcome the irrational thinking that is so commonly associated with a drug or alcohol addiction. An Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Program will encourage the individual from Athens to take full responsibility for their drug or alcohol addiction and will reinforce this knowledge in the recovering addict and help them to see that they are responsible for maintaining their sobriety once they complete the treatment process and return home. This gives the recovering addict from Athens, Texas the power over their drug or alcohol addiction and the ability to know they can make their own individual choices.

There are so many types of Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Centers in and around Athens, that may include Outpatient Treatment Centers, Short-term Treatment Facilities, Long-term Treatment Facilities, Inpatient Treatment Facilities, non-traditional, religious-based, or holistic treatment. A factor that may influence an individual from Athens in their choice of treatment options could be due to the fact that they may have already tried a particular Drug Rehabilitation or Alcohol Rehab Center and failed. Various other factors can limit an individual to a specific type of drug or alcohol addiction treatment due to specific situations, and other times the individual from Athens can be open to all of the different available options.

The main objective in all of the different types of Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Facilities should be to be able to motivate the individual from Athens, TX. to achieve a state of long term abstinence. Additionally, a quality Athens Drug Treatment or Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility will have to address all of the aspects of an addiction, including behavioral and social symptoms, and the physical and psychological symptoms that are commonly linked to a drug or alcohol addiction.

The physical aspects of a drug or alcohol addiction are addressed in the detox portion of the Athens, Texas treatment program; a quality Alcohol Rehabilitation or Drug Treatment Program will be able to support the individual during the detoxification process and can help the individual to be more comfortable during this difficult process. Drug withdrawal symptoms will occur because the brain has adapted to the presence of the substance; after a period of time; thus the individual will now have to use more of the drug in order to produce the same effects. It is at this point, that the individual from Athens, TX. has developed a tolerance to the drugs that they have been taking, whether it is tranquilizers, cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol, or a combination of these substances. Withdrawal symptoms associated with some illicit drugs such as heroin can often produce withdrawal symptoms that may be severe and prolonged.

An effective Drug Treatment or Alcohol Rehab Center in Athens, Texas will specifically target the psychological issues that are related to the drug or alcohol abuse. The Athens, TX. Drug Rehab or Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility may incorporate treatment techniques such as counseling and relapse prevention courses. The combination of all these, along with helping the former addict to recognize and cope with familiar drug triggers, can help the individual to finally get to the root of the drug or alcohol addiction; this will provide the individual from Athens with the best chance of being able to get sober and to remain that way.

As the individual from Athens, TX. becomes educated about the addiction process; they will begin to understand that they did not have a chance to stop using drugs or alcohol without receiving professional help. They will learn about the effects of drug and alcohol abuse on the functions of the brain and come to understand that their not being able to stop using drug was not due to weakness, but instead their body's chemical response to the chronic chemical abuse that was encountered.

Reach out for professional help so that you or someone that you care about in Athens that has a substance abuse problem can finally be free from the prison of addiction.

Getting Help

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There are no listings in Athens, TX. so we have provided the 20 closest treatment facilities arranged by distance from Athens, Texas:

Sundown Recovery Center Canton, TX 30.2 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehab Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid)
Dwayne M Cox LCDC Tyler, TX 35.5 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility
Services Offered: Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
Burning Tree Recovery Ranch Kaufman, TX 36.6 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Program
Services Offered: Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Burning Tree Recovery Ranch Ltd Kaufman, TX 36.8 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehab Center
Services Offered: Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Halfway House, Males, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
County Rehabilitation Center Inc Tyler, TX 39.2 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Clients With Legal Issues, Halfway House, Outpatient, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Methadone Clinic of East Texas Tyler, TX 39.2 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center
Services Offered: Clients With Legal Issues, Methadone Detoxification, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
Azleway Inc Big Sandy, TX 41.9 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Center
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance
Azleway Boys Ranch Tyler, TX 41.9 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance
Catholic Charities Diocese of Dallas Dallas, TX 57.2 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Rehab Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Outpatient, Spanish Speaking
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance
Dallas County Juvenile Department Dallas, TX 57.2 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Rehab Center
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Spanish Speaking
Salvation Army A GA Corp The Salvation Dallas, TX 57.2 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Residential Beds for Children, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Gay and Lesbian, Halfway House, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Males, Outpatient, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less, Females
Southwest Behavioral Systems Inc Dallas, TX 63.5 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehab Center
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Males, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance
Community Alcohol Drug Aftercare Prog Dallas, TX 64.2 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehab
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Halfway House, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
North Texas Healthcare System Dallas, TX 64.2 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, General Health Services, Hospital Inpatient, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less, Spanish Speaking
Payment Forms Accepted: Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Cedars Hospital Desoto, TX 64.2 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Halfway House, Hospital Inpatient, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Seniors/Older Adults
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Crossroads Recovery Dallas, TX 65.1 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Treatment Center
Services Offered: Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Glen Oaks Hospital Greenville, TX 65.6 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mental Health Services, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Green Villa Greenville, TX 65.6 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Clients With Legal Issues, Halfway House, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Males, Outpatient, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Holmes Street Foundation Inc Dallas, TX 66.3 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance
STEP Med Dallas, TX 66.3 miles from Athens
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Methadone Detoxification, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment

Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:

Past month and binge drinking rates among underage persons (aged 12 to 20) have remained essentially unchanged since 2002. In 2007, about 10.7 million persons aged 12 to 20 (27.9 percent of this age group) reported drinking alcohol in the past month. Approximately 7.2 million (18.6 percent) were binge drinkers, and 2.3 million (6.0 percent) were heavy drinkers.

People's perceptions of the risk of binge drinking were moderately related to their actual rates of binge drinking at the State level in 2002. Six of the States with the highest rates of binge use of alcohol in 2002 also were States with the lowest perceived risk of binge drinking for the population aged 12 or older. Five out of ten States with the lowest perceived risk were common to all three age groups (12 to 17, 18 to 25, and 26 or older) and for persons aged 12 or older: Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. The States in the highest fifth of rates of perceived risk (aged 12 or older) were either from the South (seven States) or the West (three States).

Increases in the perceived risk of using a substance often are associated with decreases in the rate of use of that substance. Looking over 4 years, the proportion of teens aged 12 to 17 who reported perceiving great risk from smoking one or more packs of cigarettes per day increased from 63.1 percent in 2002 to 68.3 percent in 2005. Over the same period, the rate of past month cigarette smoking among teens decreased from 13.0 to 10.8 percent, and the rate of lifetime cigarette smoking declined from 33.3 to 26.7 percent. There was no change between 2004 and 2005 in the percentage of teens who perceived a great risk of smoking one or more packs of cigarettes per day (67.5 percent in 2004 and 68.3 percent in 2005).

Perceived risk is measured by NSDUH as the percentage reporting that there is great risk in the substance use behavior. The percentage of teens aged 12 to 17 perceiving great risk in smoking marijuana once or twice a week increased from 51.5 percent in 2002 to 55.0 percent in 2005, but dropped to 53.1 percent in 2008. A decline from 2005 to 2008 also was observed for using LSD once or twice a week (76.2 percent in 2002, 76.1 percent in 2005, and 73.9 percent in 2008). Between 2002 and 2008, the percentages who reported great risk in using alcohol and cigarettes increased. In 2002, 63.1 percent of teens reported great risk in smoking one or more packs of cigarettes per day, and in 2008 the percentage increased to 69.7 percent. In 2002, 38.2 percent reported great risk in binge drinking once or twice a week, and in 2008 the percentage increased to 40.5 percent.

The percentage of persons estimated to be dependent on illegal drugs in the past year was about 65 percent of those who were estimated to be dependent on or abused illegal drugs in the past year (Tables A.15 and A.16). State estimates for illegal drug dependence for persons aged 12 or older ranged from 1.5 percent in Hawaii to 3.3 percent in the District of Columbia. The highest rates of illegal drug dependence were among persons aged 18 to 25, with the highest rate in Rhode Island.10.0 percent.

Rolled up banknotes, hollowed-out pens, cut straws, pointed ends of keys, specialized spoons, long fingernails, and (clean) tampon applicators are often used to insufflate cocaine. Such devices are often called "tooters" by users. The cocaine typically is poured onto a flat, hard surface (such as a mirror, CD case or book) and divided into "bumps", "lines" or "rails", and then insufflated.


Strong support groups and sober friends are very helpful for recovering Alcoholics after rehab. Alcoholics Anonymous provides meetings that recovering alcoholics can attend to help stay focused on their sobriety. You can find AA meetings at the following locations in Athens:

Athen's Group
408 W Tyler Street
Athens, Texas 75751

AA Meeting Days and Times
Friday, 12:00 PM
Monday, 12:00 PM
Tuesday, 12:00 PM
Wednesday, 12:00 PM
Thursday, 12:00 PM
Saturday, 12:00 PM

Athen's Group 2
Athen's Group
408 W Tyler Street
Athens, Texas 75751

AA Meeting Days and Times
Monday, 6:30 PM

Athen's Group 3
Athen's Group
408 W Tyler Street
Athens, Texas 75751

AA Meeting Days and Times
Thursday, 8:00 PM
Monday, 8:00 PM
Wednesday, 8:00 PM
Tuesday, 8:00 PM
Saturday, 8:00 PM
Friday, 8:00 PM

Athen's Group 4
Athen's Group
408 W Tyler Street
Athens, Texas 75751

AA Meeting Days and Times
Friday, 10:00 PM

Athen's Group 5
Athen's Group
408 W Tyler Street
Athens, Texas 75751

AA Meeting Days and Times
Sunday, 9:00 AM

Athen's Group 6
Athen's Group
408 W Tyler Street
Athens, Texas 75751

AA Meeting Days and Times
Sunday, 7:00 PM

Big Book Group
Henderson County Fairgrounds
Cowboy Church
Athens, Texas 75751

AA Meeting Days and Times
Monday, 6:30 PM
Friday, 6:30 PM
The following survey was completed by residents of Athens, Texas as part of the USNODRUGS monitoring program. The survey below is a representation of perceptual drug and alcohol usage rates in Athens, Texas. We cannot guarantee complete accuracy, but our monitoring team uses the highest standards for survey compilation.
You do not have to answer all of the survey questions, you should only answer questions that are relevant to your thoughts and experiences.
Survey results as of December 1, 2014
Perception of marijuana in Athens, Texas.
Do you believe that using marijuana can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
87%
3%
10%
Marijuana use in Athens, Texas.
Have you used marijuana in your lifetime?
No
Yes
83%
17%
Have you used marijuana in the past month?
No
Yes
81%
19%
Do you use marijuana regularly?
Maybe
No
Yes
5%
89%
6%
Perception of Alcohol in Athens, Texas.
Do you believe that drinking alcohol can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
2%
17%
81%
Have you had a binge drinking experience in the past month?
No
Yes
81%
19%
Do you consume alcohol daily?
Maybe
No
Yes
0%
93%
7%
How old were you when you first experimented with alcohol?
0-10
11-21
22-31
32 or older
9%
30%
41%
20%
What motivated you to use drugs or alcohol for the first time in Athens, Texas?
Boredom
Curiousity
Drugs were all around
Family problem
Hopelessness
It was easy to get
None of the above
Peer Pressure
To fit in
Unhappiness
8%
18%
2%
6%
8%
2%
36%
12%
0%
8%
Most common first drug experience in Athens, Texas?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
23%
5%
2%
8%
3%
3%
11%
2%
11%
5%
20%
7%
Use of drugs and alcohol in Athens, Texas schools.
Have you ever gone to school in Athens, Texas under the influence of marijuana?
Maybe
No
Yes
10%
82%
8%
Have you ever gone to school in Athens, Texas under the influence of alcohol?
Maybe
No
Yes
1%
90%
9%
What is the most common drug used in your school in Athens, Texas?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
18%
6%
3%
7%
3%
5%
14%
3%
7%
9%
17%
8%
Your Age?
0-10
11-21
22-31
32 or older
3%
23%
48%
26%
Your Gender?
Female
Male
74%
26%
Surveys updated monthly.

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