ABOUT STONEGATE CENTER
Set on 125 acres of land in small-town Azle, northwest of Fort Worth, Texas, Stonegate Center offers gender-separate, faith-based residential treatment for men and women. Detox is not available on-site, and clients must not be under the influence of drugs on arrival. The center also operates sober living facilities for men. Like 78.1 percent of rehabs in the state of Texas, Stonegate Center bases its treatment on the 12-step model of recovery.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Stonegate offers a traditional program, rounded out with some holistic elements, for those who are looking for a Christian-based recovery. In Texas, Stonegate is among the 48 percent and 45.2 percent of facilities to provide specialized, gender-specific programming for women and men, respectively.
Aside from the 12-Steps, clients participate in Christian counseling, weekly individual therapy, and group therapy. In addition, the facility utilizes eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) for clients with a history of trauma. Clients' families are also invited to attend treatment, in the form of family and/or couples' therapy.
Outside of formal counseling, clients can participate in more holistic therapies such as fitness programs, equine therapy, and a low ropes course. Residents also receive robust training in life skills to help them find their way to living healthy, productive lives in the community.
After completing the residential program, clients can take advantage of ongoing recovery support, though the specifics of this are not provided. For men who require a more structured aftercare plan, a sober-living home, Trevor's House, is available — note, sober-living facilities are not available for women.
Stonegate Center's team includes a nurse practitioner and master's level counselors. The seven individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the staff gave them glowing ratings:
Staff Training and Experience: 4.7/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Both men and women are treated on the same 125-acre stretch of secluded land, though their programs and residences are entirely separate. Men sleep in a modern barn conversion with 32 beds, bright indoor/outdoor meeting areas, a vegetable garden, and an on-site fitness center. Women sleep in a newly built 26-bed facility with an outdoor pool, a cozy common area with a fireplace and a TV, porches, and a stylish kitchen and dining room. All bedrooms are shared, in both facilities.
According to information provided by the facility to Rehabs.com, the whole campus is non-smoking, and the seven individuals polled on the center's quality of facilities gave it excellent ratings:
Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 5/5
Exercise and Leisure Options: 5/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alumni reviews submitted to Rehabs.com are roughly evenly split between very positive and very negative. The three alumni who were polled on the facility's performance in a variety of treatment metrics gave it three- and four-star ratings for its counseling options, but perfect five-star ratings for its family participation, faith basis, and treatment effectiveness.
All three of the very negative reviewers complained of immature or unprofessional staff. "It is staffed by a bunch of unseasoned young men who really don't understand leadership or motivation," Randy wrote in a typical comment. Isolated complaints cited "poor boy facilities" and a sense that the cost of treatment should buy more than AA guidance.
However, other reviewers repeatedly praised the center's Christian-focused treatment and the efficacy of its program. "The staff helped me find the root to a lot of my issues, they helped reconnect with Christ and build a positive community," James wrote in a typical comment.
Stonegate Cener also has mostly positive feedback on secondary sites, with average ratings of 4.5 out of five stars based on 45 reviews on Facebook (where the facility can manage its own page), 4.3 stars based on 11 reviews on Google, 3.7 stars based on 10 reviews on Yelp, and a single four-star rating on YellowPages.com.   
The few negative reviews cited disorganization and an excessive interesting in making money. However, the numerous positive reviews often described life-changing care at Stonegate. "My life was completely changed in May of 2013 thanks to the caring, loving, and welcoming staff at Stonegate. I feel extremely blessed and know that it was God's will for me to find and spend 90 days at Stonegate," Jason wrote in a typical comment on Yelp.
WHAT STAFF SAY
All five of the staff polled by Rehabs.com to date gave glowing feedback. The four staffers polled on the facility's performance in a variety of treatment metrics gave an array of excellent ratings:
Family Participation: 5/5
Counseling options: 5/5
Holistic Offerings: 5/5
In their comments, the staff repeatedly praised the Christian focus of treatment as well as the staff's caring and expertise; two employees also highlighted the value of the program's 90-day length. "The Christ centered approach to recovery allows for a greater spectrum of healing and recovery. The length of treatment being 90 days allows for a fuller recovery," C.E.M. wrote in a typical comment.
Stonegate is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and HealthChoice, and accepts other insurances on an out-of-network basis — making the center one of the 63.1 percent of facilities in the state of Texas that accepts private insurance. The six reviewers polled on the center's affordability gave it strong ratings:
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