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Overcoming Substance Abuse with New Choices Treatment Center

Learn more about the benefits of seeking substance abuse treatment at New Choices Treatment Center.

Empowering You With New Choices

At New Choices Treatment Center (NCTC), we understand the challenges of overcoming substance abuse. Established in 2018, our comprehensive treatment center is located in San Antonio, Texas, with facilities designed to provide a supportive and nurturing environment for those seeking recovery.

Our team of dedicated professionals offers a wide range of evidence-based treatment services, including:

  • Medical detox
  • Residential care
  • Intensive outpatient programs
  • Outpatient services

We are committed to helping people break free from the cycle of addiction and embark on a journey toward lasting sobriety.

Why Choose NCTC?

NCTC stands out from other treatment providers by offering a clinically-based approach that goes beyond the traditional 12-Step model. While we respect and incorporate elements of 12-Step principles, our treatment philosophy is rooted in evidence-based therapies and personalized care.

A Healing Environment for Sustainable Growth

Our intimate living accommodations foster a sense of community and connection. This allows clients to feel at home while receiving the support they need. 

Experienced and Compassionate Team

Our caring and passionate staff prioritize building meaningful relationships with each person, ensuring they feel understood, valued, and empowered throughout their recovery journey.

Healing for the Whole Family

We believe that family involvement is crucial in the healing process, and we actively encourage loved ones to take part in various aspects of treatment. This helps foster a supportive and inclusive environment.

Our Core Values and Philosophy

At the heart of NCTC lies our commitment to empowering clients with the necessary skills and tools to maintain long-term sobriety. 

We understand that recovery is a unique journey for each person, and our team is dedicated to helping clients find their path to a fulfilling, substance-free life.

Our approach is grounded in compassion, honesty, and encouragement. We foster a culturally sensitive and non-judgmental environment, where people from all walks of life can feel welcomed and supported. 

Our goal is to create a safe space for healing, growth, and personal transformation.

Our Mission: Connection for Recovery

At NCTC, we firmly believe that connection is vital for maintaining sobriety and achieving lasting recovery. Substance abuse often stems from a sense of disconnection – from oneself, loved ones, and the world around us. 

By fostering meaningful connections within our community, we empower people to break free from the isolation and loneliness that can fuel substance abuse.

Take the First Step

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, know that you are not alone. At NCTC, we are here to support you every step of the way. Take the first step toward a brighter future by reaching out to our admissions team today. 


What is Substance Abuse?

A substance use disorder (SUD) is a complex condition characterized by the continued use of drugs or alcohol despite significant negative consequences. 

It is a chronic brain disease that affects a person’s ability to control their substance use, leading to compulsive behaviors and a strong desire to obtain and consume the substance. 

This behavior can continue even in the face of adverse effects on one’s:

Physical and mental health


General well-being

Diagnosing Substance Abuse and Addiction

Some of the criteria for diagnosing SUD includes:

  • The inability to control or cut down substance use
  • Spending a significant amount of time getting, using, or recovering from the effects of the substance
  • Cravings or strong urges to use the substance
  • Continued use despite negative consequences on personal, social, or occupational functioning
  • Development of tolerance (needing increased amounts of the substance to achieve the desired effect)
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when stopping or reducing substance use

Commonly Abused Substances

Substance use disorders can involve various types of substances, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Opioids (e.g., heroin, prescription painkillers)
  • Stimulants (e.g., cocaine, methamphetamine)
  • Sedatives (e.g., benzodiazepines, barbiturates)
  • Hallucinogens (e.g., LSD, psilocybin mushrooms)
  • Inhalants (e.g., solvents, aerosols)
  • Marijuana and synthetic cannabinoids

Symptoms of Substance Abuse

Substance use disorders can manifest in various physical, behavioral, and psychological symptoms, including:

  • Physical symptoms: Withdrawal symptoms, changes in appetite or sleep patterns, neglected appearance or hygiene
  • Behavioral symptoms: Engaging in risky behaviors, neglecting responsibilities, social isolation, secretive behavior
  • Psychological symptoms: Mood swings, irritability, anxiety, depression, difficulty concentrating

Recognizing these symptoms in yourself or a loved one can lead to early intervention and sustainable recovery.

The Importance of Professional Treatment

Overcoming a substance use disorder can be an incredibly challenging and complex process. While some people may try to quit on their own, the reality is that professional treatment significantly increases the chances of achieving and maintaining long-term recovery.

With a structured and supportive environment, evidence-based therapies, and a network of professionals and peers, individuals have a better chance of breaking the cycle of addiction and developing the skills necessary for lasting sobriety.

How NCTC Can Help You Overcome Substance Abuse

At NCTC, we understand that every person’s journey to recovery is unique. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of treatment programs tailored to meet the specific needs of each client.

Our Comprehensive Treatment Programs

Our substance abuse treatment programs include services such as:

Medical detox: Our medically-supervised detox program provides a safe and comfortable environment for people to withdraw from substances under the care of experienced professionals.

Inpatient/residential rehab: Our residential treatment program offers a structured, 24/7 supportive environment where clients can focus solely on their recovery, away from the triggers and stressors of daily life.

Partial hospitalization program (PHP): For those who need a higher level of care but can return home in the evenings, our PHP provides intensive therapy and support during the day.

Intensive outpatient program (IOP): Our IOP allows people to receive comprehensive treatment while maintaining their daily responsibilities, such as work or school.

Outpatient treatment: For those who have completed a higher level of care or have a less severe addiction, our outpatient program provides ongoing support and therapy.

Sober living and aftercare: Our sober living facilities and aftercare service partners provide a supportive transition back into daily life. This helps clients maintain their sobriety and prevent relapse.

Personalized Treatment Planning

At NCTC, we understand that each person’s needs are unique. That’s why we create personalized treatment plans tailored to address the specific challenges, goals, and circumstances of each client. 

Our team of professionals works closely with clients to develop a comprehensive plan that incorporates evidence-based therapies, holistic approaches, and ongoing support.

Dual Diagnosis Support

Many people struggling with substance abuse also experience co-occurring mental health disorders, such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma-related conditions

At NCTC, we offer specialized dual diagnosis treatment to address both the SUD and any underlying mental health issues at the same time. This integrated approach ensures that clients receive comprehensive care and support for their well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions About Substance Abuse

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about substance abuse treatment at NCTC:

At NCTC, we provide comprehensive treatment for a wide range of substance use disorders, including:










  • Stimulants – including:



  • Sedatives – including:






  • Hallucinogens – including:

PCP (Phencyclidine)

Our experienced team is equipped to address the unique challenges associated with each type of addiction. This ensures personalized care tailored to your specific needs.

The duration of substance abuse treatment varies depending on the person’s unique circumstances and the level of care needed. Our programs range from short-term outpatient treatment to more intensive residential programs lasting several weeks or months. 

During the admissions process, our team will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific goals and needs. This ensures you receive the appropriate level of care for a successful recovery.

We understand that substance abuse affects not only the individual but also their loved ones. At NCTC, we actively involve family members in the treatment process, offering education, counseling, and support services. 

These services help loved ones:

  • Understand addiction
  • Develop healthy coping strategies
  • Strengthen their relationships with their family members in recovery

Achieving sobriety is a lifelong journey, and we are committed to supporting our clients even after they complete their primary treatment program. 

Our sober living facilities and aftercare services provide a supportive transition back into daily life, helping clients maintain their sobriety and prevent relapse. We also offer ongoing outpatient therapy and support groups to ensure our clients have the resources they need for long-term success.

Taking the first step toward recovery can be daunting, but our admissions team is here to guide you through the process. 

You can reach out to us by calling (726) 888-7003 or via our website. Our team will:

  • Provide you with information about our programs
  • Answer any questions you may have
  • Assist you with the admissions process, including insurance verification

We are here to support you every step of the way on your journey to lasting recovery.

Our Approach to Treatment

At NCTC, we believe in a holistic and evidence-based approach to treatment, incorporating a variety of therapies and modalities to address the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of addiction.

Evidence-Based Therapies and Modalities

Some of the most commonly used methods in substance abuse treatment include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT helps clients identify and modify negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to substance abuse.
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT): DBT teaches mindfulness, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills to manage cravings and improve well-being.
  • Trauma-informed care: Our trauma-informed approach recognizes the impact of past trauma on addiction and incorporates therapies like EMDR to address underlying issues.
  • Experiential therapies: We offer a range of experiential therapies, such as art therapy, music therapy, and recreational therapy. These modalities aim to promote self-expression, creativity, and personal growth.
  • Holistic wellness: Our program emphasizes holistic wellness. We incorporate nutrition education, fitness activities, and mindfulness practices to support physical and mental health.

Insurance and Admissions

At NCTC, we strive to make our comprehensive treatment services accessible to those in need. We are in-network with many major insurance providers, including:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HealthNet, among others

Our admissions team is available to guide you through the insurance verification process and answer any questions you may have.

Start Your Journey Today

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, know that there is hope and support available. At New Choices Treatment Center, we are dedicated to providing compassionate, evidence-based care to help people overcome addiction and reclaim their lives.

Take the first step toward a brighter future by reaching out to our admissions team today. Call us or reach out online to learn more about our comprehensive treatment programs and how we can support you on your journey to lasting recovery.