William Smith

LCDC, SAP, ADC, Admissions Director

William, better known as Billy around here is head of our admissions team. If you inquire about any of our treatment services, you will most likely speak with Billy in some capacity. Billy is one of the most passionate people when it comes down to recovery. You don’t have to have a long conversation to understand how much he cares about helping others. A recovered addict himself, he knows how miserable it is for those and their families who suffer from alcohol and drug addiction. He has been a part of Bay Area Recovery Center since 2008. Billy is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Substance Abuse Professional and Board-Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor on a state, national and international level. Billy is married to his high school sweetheart of 35 yrs. They share two daughters and two grandkids. When there is ever a chance Billy is not working, he loves to spend time with his wife or on his back yard pier, fishing in Galveston Bay.

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What Is Medically Assisted Detox?

What Does Detox Medication Do? Individuals who are addicted to alcohol or drugs frequently need to go through a medically assisted detoxification process as a key first step in their recovery from addiction. In an intensive addiction rehab program, the goal of detox medication is to remove substances from the body so that patients are ready to address the physical...

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5 Reasons to Consider Alcohol Detox Treatment

Alcohol addiction has been prevalent in our society for thousands of years. The need to escape paired with the availability of alcohol as a means of doing so has long been a recipe for alcohol dependency. Alcoholism causes drastic changes in behavior, despair, and harm to all aspects of a person's life, including their schooling, interpersonal relationships, employment, and other...

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Dealing with Drug & Alcohol Addiction in the Family

Modern society is dealing with the realities of chemical dependency through a variety of drug rehab programs. Chemical dependency is a disease that can impact anyone regardless of age, gender, ethnic identification and or religious beliefs. No one is immune from substance abuse. Treatment centers are assisting those from all walks of life and economic levels, offering hope as well...

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Bay Area Recovery Response to COVID-19

Dear BARC Community: Though times surrounding COVID-19 are changing rapidly every day, our services are here. Our services are evolving with consideration to CDC, HHS, State, and local government guidance to keep our clients and staff as safe as possible while maintaining all rules and regulations. Our Outpatient Services remain fully functional, though we have switched to Telehealth until further...

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When Your Loved One Is Unwilling To Get Help

Helping an Unwilling family member get help with their addiction Some people who have become addicted to a drug are unwilling to get help for themselves. They blame others for causing them to turn to their drug of choice. Some have undergone repeated stints in treatment centers only to return over and over to their addiction. They resist more treatment...

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How Gender-Sensitive Drug Treatment Can Improve Outcomes

A recent UMass Amherst study published in Addictive Behaviors has revealed that delving deeper into the triggers of someone struggling with opioid addiction can inform treatment and improve outcomes. Many of these triggers can be gender-specific, requiring tailored advice and support services to overcome. Learn more about how this research could assist those struggling with opioid addiction and other types of addiction. What Did the Addiction Study...

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Relapse Prevention Tips

Recovering from addiction is not easy and many who first seek help have tried on their own to overcome their addiction, only to find they need help. Estimate are than between 40 and 60 percent of people who have been treated for addiction relapse within the first year. Relapse is often thought to be part of the recovery process, but it does...

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Can You Recognize A Loved One’s Struggle With Alcohol?

Many holiday family gatherings include alcohol as a main refreshment. And during the holiday season, indulgence—and sometimes even overindulgence—can be the norm rather than the exception. But sometimes, the subject of who drinks how much and when can be a touchy one. When should you be concerned about a family member's relationship with alcohol this holiday season, and what should you do...

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Hope In Rehabilitation

Loving someone who is addicted to a mind-altering substance is more than frustrating. You may have watched the person lose their job, turn away their spouse, lose their home, and even give up contact with their children. You may have witnessed the person repeatedly enter rehabilitation programs only to exit and soon turn back to using their drug of choice. Your...

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