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Waco, Texas

Introduction to Waco, Texas

The Texas city of Waco, county seat of McLennan County, is located in the center of the Texas manufacturing and technology corridor, about 90 miles south of Dallas and 100 miles north of Austin. Sitting along Interstate I-35, the city is serviced by several secondary thoroughfares which include U.S. Routes 77 and 84; and Texas State Highway 6. Waco is the home of Baylor University and the city where the Dr. Pepper soft drink was first established.

Named after the area's first inhabitants, the Huaco Indians, Waco began as a village which didn't take shape until 1849, when surveyor George B. Erath laid out its first streets. In 1856, Waco became incorporated as a city, and by the 1870s became a hub of commerce for the state of Texas with the arrival of several railroad lines. In 1886, Baylor University relocated to the city from Independence, Texas, merging with Waco University. By the turn of the century, Waco had established itself as one of the world's leading producers of cotton. In more recent times, Waco made the news as the site of a 1993 shoot-out claiming the lives of six members of the Davidian cult and four agents of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). A 51-day standoff ensued, culminating in a fire which destroyed the Davidian compound located in Mt. Carmel, near Waco.

Attractions in Waco

One of the largest municipal parks in the state is Waco's Cameron Park, a favorite for visitors who enjoy outdoor recreation such as picnicking, hiking, canoeing and more. Nearby is the Cameron Park Zoo, a natural-habitat zoo which houses dozens of species from around the globe. Located in downtown Waco is RiverSquare Center, a collection of restored warehouses which date back to 1900 and now feature a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and shopping. Other popular attractions in Waco include the following:

  • Dr Pepper Museum: Home of the world's oldest major soft drink contains a replica of the drug store where Dr Pepper was invented.
  • Art Center Waco: Hands-on activities for the kids of all ages.
  • Texas Sports Hall of Fame: Interactive displays and exhibits on sports of all types.
  • Mayborn Museum Complex: Features themed discovery rooms.
  • Armstrong Browning Library
  • Homestead Heritage
  • Lake Waco
  • Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas
  • Ranger Wing Of The Commemorative Air Force
  • Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Waco Suspension Bridge

Waco is home to a semi-pro football team, the Waco Thunder. The Thunder compete in the Texas United Football League, which is comprised of over 32 Texas teams. Waco is also home to a professional minor league basketball team. The Waco Wranglers played their inaugural season in 2006-2007 as part of the American Basketball Association (ABA) and will join the United Basketball League (UBL) in 2008. Fans of collegiate sports can root for the Baylor Bears, who play in the NCAA's Division I as members of the Big 12 Conference.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPop.Median Family
Income (2000)
Waco113,726$33,919
Bellmead9,214$31,927
Hewitt11,085$59,409
Marlin6,628$26,861
Mcgregor4,727$37,143
Robinson7,845$51,953
Woodway8,733$80,161

High Points

Waco strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

CategoryTrophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 4%Waco Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 5%Waco Public Transportation Use
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 7%Waco Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 8%Waco Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 16%Waco Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 17%Waco Affordability of Rents


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

(8) Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
(16) Outpatient
(10) Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders
(4) American Sign Language
(3) Spanish Speaking
(7) Drug/Alcohol Detoxification
(3) Halfway House
(4) Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
(8) Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
(4) Teens and Adolescents
(2) Persons with HIV/AIDS
(4) Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum
(6) Females
(2) Residential Beds for Children
(5) Males
(7) Clients With Legal Issues
(3) Hospital Inpatient
(1) Mental Health Services
(3) Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
(1) Seniors/Older Adults
(3) Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders
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Do you or someone that you care about live in Waco, Texas and are seeking help for a drug or alcohol addiction? It does not matter what drugs have been used or how long the addiction has been going on, you are not alone, and help is readily available. We truly understand what you are going through and want to support you through ever single step in the process of finding an Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Program, so that you or your loved one can finally be free of your drug or alcohol addiction. You are not alone in this situation; we are here to hold your hand and guide you every step of the way.

The best possible option for the treatment of a drug or alcohol addiction is to find a quality Alcohol Treatment or Drug Rehabilitation Facility in Waco. The most important goal of any Drug Rehab or Alcohol Treatment Facility in Waco, TX. should be to help the individual that is in treatment to get to the place where they will be able to live their life successfully without using drugs and alcohol. By doing this, these individuals can avoid the dreadful consequences that are so often associated with addiction and alcoholism. An individual that is able to remain sober will not have to deal with all of the negative consequences are so often linked to a drug or alcohol addiction problem.

There are so many available treatment approaches that are in close proximity to Waco, including Short-term Drug Treatment Centers, Long-term Drug Treatment Centers, Outpatient Treatment, Inpatient Drug Treatment Centers, sober living, halfway houses, support group meetings and drug counseling. We are here to help you to figure out what drug rehab treatment approach would best serve you or your loved one in Waco, Texas that is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction.

A quality Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Facility in Waco, should make a point of focusing on both the physical and the psychological aspects of the drug or alcohol addiction. The physical aspect of the drug or alcohol addiction can be treated by the detoxification component of the Waco, Texas Drug Treatment or Alcohol Rehabilitation Program; a treatment program will be able to assist the individual by helping to alleviate some of the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that accompany the detox process. The withdrawal symptoms occur because the brain has adapted to the consistent use of the substance; after a period of time, it will take more and more of the substance, in order to produce the same desired effects. It is at this point, that the individual from Waco has developed a physical tolerance to the drugs such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, opiates, and alcohol, just to name a few. When an individual from Waco, Texas abruptly discontinues any type of substance that their body has become accustomed to having, serious withdrawal symptoms may occur; the body may take several weeks or even months to return to normal functioning, depending on what types of drugs have been abused. If an individual from Waco has been addicted to a drug such as heroin, the associated withdrawal symptoms may be much more severe.

A Drug Rehabilitation or Alcohol Treatment Program in Waco also needs to address the various psychological issues that are invariably associated with a drug or alcohol addiction; a comprehensive recovery program will utilize various treatment techniques in order to accomplish this. These components of the Waco, Texas Alcohol Rehabilitation or Drug Treatment Program can include individual or group counseling, drug relapse prevention education and some form of aftercare treatment or follow up care. All of these elements of a Drug Treatment or Alcohol Rehab Center will work in unison to help the individual from Waco to get to the root of the drug or alcohol addiction, so that they can maintain long term sobriety.

The best possible solution for an individual from Waco, TX. with a severe drug or alcohol addiction, is to locate an Alcohol Rehabilitation or Drug Rehab Facility that statistically has a high rate of long term success. A top notch Alcohol Rehab or Drug Treatment Facility in Waco will ultimately be equipped to administer a comprehensive treatment program that will help the individual in every single aspect of their daily lives.

In order for an individual from Waco to experience a successful drug recovery, they have to relearn many of the skills that they will use in their daily lives. They will need to use these skills daily, when they return home to Waco, Texas, where they will encounter some of the reminders and triggers from their drug using days. An Alcohol Treatment or Drug Rehabilitation Center in Waco will have educated the recovering addict on how to successfully respond to these familiar triggers that can often produce a high amount of psychological stress.

Many individuals from Waco, TX. may try to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction without professional help. Because of the ways in which drugs alter the various functions in the brain, an individual from Waco with the strongest desire to overcome their drug or alcohol addiction on their own will only meet with failure. With all of the above mentioned challenges that are associated with overcoming a drug or alcohol addiction, it is no wonder that so many people from Waco each year enroll in an Alcohol Rehabilitation or Drug Rehab Center. There are so many important reasons why an individual should enroll in a Drug Rehab or Alcohol Rehabilitation Center in Waco, but the best reason is to be able to once again be close to family and loved ones.

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There are 6 local Alcohol Rehab and Drug Rehabilitation Programs in Waco, Texas. We have also provided 14 additional Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment Programs that are closest geographically to Waco:

COPSD Unit Waco, TX
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Faciltity
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient, Spanish Speaking
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
COPSED Unit Waco, TX
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, American Sign Language, Residential Beds for Children, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, 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, Spanish Speaking, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid)
DePaul Center Waco, TX
Primary Service: Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehab Program
Services Offered: Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicare, Private health insurance
Freeman Center Waco, TX
Primary Service: Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehabilitation Facility
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Residential Beds for Children, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
Lake Shore Ctr for Psychological Servs Waco, TX
Primary Service: Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehab Program
Services Offered: Mental Health Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Manna House Waco, TX
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Rehab Program
Services Offered: Persons with HIV/AIDS, Males, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
DePaul Center Woodway, TX 7.2 miles from Waco
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Males, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Seniors/Older Adults, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Central Texas VA Healthcare Services Temple, TX 33.5 miles from Waco
Primary Service: Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehabilitation Center
Services Offered: Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Halfway House, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Private health insurance
Christian Farms Treehouse Inc Belton, TX 34.7 miles from Waco
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center
Services Offered: Clients With Legal Issues, Halfway House, Males, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Central TX Veterans Healthcare System Temple, TX 34.7 miles from Waco
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facility
Services Offered: Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
CEN TEX Alcoholic Rehabilitation Ctr Temple, TX 41.3 miles from Waco
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Program
Services Offered: Clients With Legal Issues, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Scott and White Alcohol and Drug Temple, TX 41.3 miles from Waco
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Recovery Facility
Services Offered: Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Army Substance Abuse Services Fort Hood, TX 42.9 miles from Waco
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Program
Services Offered: Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Central Texas CADA Killeen, TX 44.4 miles from Waco
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehab Program
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient, Spanish Speaking
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance
Central Texas Council on Harker Heights, TX 45.7 miles from Waco
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Rehab Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid
Helping Open Peoples Eyes Inc Cleburne, TX 55.0 miles from Waco
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Clients With Legal Issues, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Pecan Valley MH MR Region Cleburne, TX 55.0 miles from Waco
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehab
Services Offered: Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center Hico, TX 59.5 miles from Waco
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Faciltity
Services Offered: Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Males, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, 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
Helping Open Peoples Eyes Inc (HOPE) Cleburne, TX 59.7 miles from Waco
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehab Center
Services Offered: Clients With Legal Issues, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Huguley Psychotherapy Clinic Cleburne, TX 59.7 miles from Waco
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation 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, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

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

Boys are twice as likely to be classified with dependence on or abuse of illegal drugs or alcohol as girls. Among boys, 10.0 percent were classified with illegal drug or alcohol dependence or abuse, while 4.9 percent of girls were classified with illegal drug or alcohol dependence or abuse.

Every person that is taking Ambien, whether through prescription or illegal use, is vulnerable to an Ambien addiction, although not everyone will develop one.

Like many addictive drugs, when the level of Xanax in the body falls below a certain threshold, uncomfortable symptoms will appear and another dose of the medication will need to be taken in order to feel "better".

According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), over two-thirds of the top twenty most abused controlled substances in the United States are prescription medications; benzodiazepines top the list.

Current illegal drug use remained stable from 2005 to 2006 among teens aged 12 to 17, young adults aged 18 to 25, and adults aged 26 or older. From 2002 to 2006, however, the rate of illegal drug use among 12 to 17 year olds decreased from 11.6 to 9.8 percent.

The percentages of persons aged 12 or older with dependence on or abuse of illegal drugs remained the same between 2007 (2.8 percent) and 2008 (2.8 percent) and were stable between 2002 (3.0 percent) and 2008. During the 7-year period, the percentages of persons with dependence on or abuse of alcohol remained stable as well (7.7 percent in 2002, 7.5 percent in 2007, and 7.3 percent in 2008).


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 Waco:

Attitude Adjustment
Spectrum Health Kelsey Campus
418 Washington
Waco, Texas 76701

AA Meeting Days and Times
Thursday, 8:00 PM
The following survey was completed by residents of Waco, Texas as part of the USNODRUGS monitoring program. The survey below is a representation of perceptual drug and alcohol usage rates in Waco, 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 November 1, 2014
Perception of marijuana in Waco, Texas.
Do you believe that using marijuana can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
85%
4%
11%
Marijuana use in Waco, Texas.
Have you used marijuana in your lifetime?
No
Yes
93%
7%
Have you used marijuana in the past month?
No
Yes
96%
4%
Do you use marijuana regularly?
Maybe
No
Yes
8%
75%
17%
Perception of Alcohol in Waco, Texas.
Do you believe that drinking alcohol can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
6%
7%
87%
Have you had a binge drinking experience in the past month?
No
Yes
75%
25%
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
2%
3%
67%
28%
What motivated you to use drugs or alcohol for the first time in Waco, 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
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%
1%
68%
6%
0%
9%
Most common first drug experience in Waco, Texas?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
20%
2%
2%
4%
3%
3%
12%
3%
10%
8%
26%
7%
Use of drugs and alcohol in Waco, Texas schools.
Have you ever gone to school in Waco, Texas under the influence of marijuana?
Maybe
No
Yes
13%
77%
10%
Have you ever gone to school in Waco, Texas under the influence of alcohol?
Maybe
No
Yes
1%
93%
6%
What is the most common drug used in your school in Waco, Texas?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
18%
4%
3%
6%
3%
5%
11%
2%
10%
4%
25%
9%
Your Age?
0-10
11-21
22-31
32 or older
8%
14%
57%
21%
Your Gender?
Female
Male
64%
36%
Surveys updated monthly.

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