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Austin Recovery Residential

4.3 Great (43 Reviews) |
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13207 Wright Road
Austin, Texas 78745

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Facility Highlights

Family-centered

Evidence-based practices

12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

Philosophy

Over the years, research has taught us much about the illness of addiction and how it best responds to treatment. Many of these evidence-based practices are fully incorporated into our treatment approach. We have also incorporated the principles and 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as originally practiced in the early days of the Fellowship where members achieved very high recovery rates. Finally, we have added a unique group of experience-based therapies specifically designed to help you feel and experience the changes as they occur. Taken together, these three components form what we call “The Austin Recovery Way.”

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

William ‘Mel’ Taylor
Chief Executive Officer

William M (Mel) Taylor, MSW has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston for 20 years. During his tenure with The Council, the organization has become the place for families in the Houston area to start when seeking assistance with substance abuse issues. He has led The Council in becoming one of the most comprehensive non-profit family addiction agencies in the greater Houston area, providing best in class service while turning no one away. Now, as Chief Executive Officer of Austin Recovery, he is charged with developing the Austin non-profit toward that same goal. Mel is adjunct faculty at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, and a Senior Facilitator with the American Leadership Forum. In addition, he serves on numerous national, state and local behavioral health committees and policy groups, and is speaker on numerous topics regarding leadership and behavioral health.

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Sarah Hartford
Director of Admissions

Sarah Hartford is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Before transitioning to her current role, Sarah worked as the Senior Counselor for Austin Recovery’s detox and as an admissions counselor. Prior to her time with Austin Recovery, Sarah worked to provide in-depth community-based treatment to individuals with chronic mental health disorders and dual diagnosis. Sarah holds a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Texas and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Anselm College.

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5.0
Excellent
I completed the 30 day program earlier this year and was extremely satisfied with my treatment. The facility is clean and comfortable, the meals were great, and the staff was friendly, caring, and supportive. I have been able to maintain my sobriety and owe it to Austin Recovery.
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1.0
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Avoid this place, if you are dually diagnosed. Also, they house patients like they are in jail.
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5.0
Excellent
Austin Recovery is a very caring and effective treatment facility. They have a high standard of accountability and treat.all residents equal, regardless of their financial situation. They treat "funded", self-pay, and insured and they all seem to receive a similar level of treatment. A caring and well trained staff who go an extre mile to reach an addicts desire to change.
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3.3
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5.0
Excellent
My daughter went to Austin Recovery. Her father and I had taken custody of her 2 young sons due to her heroin addiction. She had been living on the streets for a year with their loser father. She completed the program, came home, relapsed, and has now been clean on the methadone program for 2 years, working full time since she got out, is a fabulous mom to her boys (now 11 and 12), and we thank Austin Recovery for saving all of us! IT CAN BE DONE.
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4.7
Excellent
being around people with similar problems. it helped a lot. knowing theres others with the same problems helped me get through it
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4.7
Excellent
comfort and conversations. they are very good at conversating with eachother and telling problems
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4.7
Excellent
Clean and happy It was great!
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4.3
Great
friendly but strict staff location was bad. great place so long as you are willing to try and do what they say.
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5.0
Excellent
the positivity and communication within the place. i had a great time they are very supportive there
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5.0
Excellent
I want to say THANK YOU to Austin Recovery for your help. I am proud to say I have been sober for 10 years, the staff and the 12 step program really taught me how to make better decisions. THANK YOU, Paul
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5.0
Excellent
Overall a good facility
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4.3
Great
Experiential opportunities, integrative brethwork, strong alumni program, workshops, spiritual not religious. Needs exercise classes more. Austin Recovery helped me heal my trauma with the Musical journey, Inner child work, and amazing counseling.
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4.0
Great
Accept Medicaid. But it took forever for her to get in because she wasn't paying for it. Not enough beds for medicaid patients. Not a long enough program unless you pay direct or have insurance. More rehab facilities must offer scholarships and accept medicaid. People with severe mental health issues are not insured. It's nearly impossible for them to get the help they need.
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4.7
Excellent
Most of The staff are compassionate and well qualified. The vast majority of the staff made my stay comfortable and made me feel safe and cared for. There were only a few members of the staff that were not qualified and had no business in the recovery community. Interactions with specifically 2 members of the staff were very uncomfortable and discouraging. It is a great facility and I highly recommend it. They have a very active alumni community.
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5.0
Excellent
Helpful but expensive. It helped.
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3.0
Good
Musical journey was good, The men are able to play basketball and volleyball and table tennis and horseshoes and the women have onl volleyball available to them. Hands down musical journey is the most life changing event anyone could go though
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5.0
Excellent
Well equipped with skillful and caring staff. Highly recommended for substance abuse. I have several friends who are benefitting from having visited or stayed at this facility. The success rate is unbelievable.
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4.7
Excellent
They kept you busy and really thinking about recovery with all the information in the classes. They didn't seem to address other issues that coexisted, like mental health.
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5.0
Excellent
Food was good, Management needs improvement
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5.0
Excellent
One on one counseling was a strength. I found peace and solitude in this facility. Many friends have been really recommended and rehabilitated.
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5.0
Excellent
Three AA meeting every day, location was good.
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4.7
Excellent
well organized. caring. helpful, they helped me a lot. they were very nice
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4.0
Great
caring employees, relaxing environment, one on one counseling, group counseling, music, meditation
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5.0
Excellent
other people there were a weakness. it help me
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2.0
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Wasn't terribly personal. Felt like they just went through the motions. It was a 12-step based program and felt very generic. Like they primarily wanted to cycle us through.
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5.0
Excellent
I never would have believed that I would be 21 years plus drug and alcohol free. I was so beat down when I entered treatment I just wanted to stop using drugs and this program has given me so much more. It has all you need to be successful, if you are ready for the tools offered by this program. They truly saved my life.
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4.0
Great
The programming was wonderful and it was a supportive community. However, the staff's attitude stunk.
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3.3
Good
Overall the treatment helped me get clean and stay that way for over six years. I attribute them with saving my life and for that I am forever grateful. Good clinicians. Strong 12 step presence. Strong alumni association. However, there were weak alternatives to 12 step and there was no individualized treatment options- it was not holistic in nature.
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5.0
Excellent
They allow family in participation so we didn't have to worry about the unknown with my nephew. They gave compassionate care and it was definitely effective.
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5.0
Excellent
This was the best facility in Texas. Everything was wonderful.
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5.0
Excellent
Of those being helped, there was a lasting positive affect. Understanding and very experienced.
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4.0
Great
This facility treated me like family and gave me the help I needed. It really worked. It was an effective, affordable, experienced and compassionate treatment program. The only is that they could work on better food.
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2.7
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This was a great place! However, I did relapse after two years.
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4.7
Excellent
There was excellent staff support.
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4.0
Great
Effective and cost most reasonable for services
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3.7
Very Good
I don't believe AA based treatment is any more effective than lack of treatment. Expensive.
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4.0
Great
Offer family/friend visitation days. Didn't work for my friend.
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5.0
Excellent
Offer experiential therapy, 12-step, education, and family therapy.
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3.0
Good
A couple of the staff/counselors really tried to get thru to my son, but then others were rude and not compassionate. I realize they live this daily, but that was his first try at rehab. I understand they see actions or attitudes and know this one isn't ready, why waste our time, but they could also have possibly reached a little deeper and made a difference in the outcome of the stay. I was later informed this facility take mostly ones who have been convicted of a crime and the state pays for their accommodations.
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3.7
Very Good
Very experiential. Changed things for me!
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4.0
Great
Very very high quality rehab facility. It gave me back the will to live once again and now I have a wonderful life and `15 years of sobriety.
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3.3
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They do give you a patch now to help quit smoking as well. However I do feel my smoking rights would be something I would be more concerned with now. This is why I would not go there again. However I would look for somewhere that was exactly like Austin Recovery where you could smoke.
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