Texas is America's second largest state by size and second in total population figures with just over 25 million people. Adding to Texas' impressive statistics is the fact that Texas has five of the country's top 20 largest cities: Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, and Fort Worth.
The U.S. database of opioid treatment clinics currently lists 81 separate methadone clinics in operation throughout Texas. Many of these methadone program clinics also offer suboxone. This number does not include the individual suboxone-approved physicians in private practice. That number is many times larger. For example, there are 132 suboxone doctors in Houston alone. These numbers offer some indication of the magnitude of America's opioid abuse problem as well as the ever increasing availability of treatment professionals ready to help.
The diversity of opioid treatment programs is somewhat revealing too with many being private clinics, and others being state-funded ...read more