The Role Of Chemical Dependency In DWI

When you think of a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) citation, you may think it happens as a result of a one-time mistake. However, what do you think of when you think of someone who has had multiple DWI citations? This may not be thought of as often, but it is typically rooted in underlying battles and burdens an adult faces, which manifest as a chemical dependency.

Can Anyone Who Gets A DWI Be An Alcohol Or Drug Addict?

In short, yes. It’s not always true that someone who got a DWI suffers from alcohol addiction, but we have found that this may be more likely for adults who are considered repeat offenders, meaning they have received more than one DWI citation. If they aren’t addicted to alcohol yet, then an alcohol dependency (substance abuse) may be present or on the rise. True addiction, however, occurs when an individual continuously drinks even though several problems with the law, their health, and their relationships have occurred.

The more often someone gets cited with a DWI, the more likely it is that they are, in fact, suffering from underlying substance abuse and addiction. In Texas, 3 DWI citations is a felony, so for adults who have been cited multiple times, we offer a DWI Intervention Program for Repeat Offenders.

DWI Intervention Program Alongside Our Outpatient Therapy for Adult Chemical Dependency

Our Houston DWI Intervention Program for Repeat Offenders is approved and mandated by the Texas Court System and offers insight on the individual’s underlying chemical dependency. When the individual participates in both our intervention program and our Intensive Outpatient Program or Supportive Outpatient Program (SOP), adults suffering from substance abuse or alcohol addiction can very successfully start walking their path to recovery and live a sober, healthier life.

Our Houston Rehabilitation Center Offers Resources That Encourage Recovery From Chemical Dependency

Substance abuse is an illness, not a fault. At Sacred Oak Medical Center in Houston, our staff custom tailors a recovery plan for patients who suffer from adult chemical dependency, so if you or someone close to you is suffering from alcohol abuse or addiction, please get an assessment so we can determine which treatment plan and outpatient therapy program are most suitable.

Sacred Oak Medical Center is a recently constructed, state-of-the-art facility which opened its doors in March of 2017. Our services include Adult inpatient mental health, Adult medical detox and substance abuse rehabilitation, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs. Our hospital hosts 80 beds and expanded facilities. We are accepting referrals for all programs.


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