ABOUT GREAT OAKS RECOVERY CENTER
Located in pastoral Egypt, Texas, 60 miles southeast of Houston, Great Oaks Recovery Center offers a full continuum of treatment services to individuals struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health concerns. Founded in 2014, Great Oaks Recovery Center provides upscale residential treatment and medically supervised detox, and facilitates continuing care services. The center is one of only 108 non-hospital, residential facilities in the state.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, each client undergoes a psychosocial assessment that will inform his or her individualized plan. Clients in need of stabilization start treatment with detox, for which they have access to a physician-led team of licensed nurses, who are available around the clock. Only 36 facilities in Texas offer residential, non-hospital detox programs.
Great Oaks Recovery Center’s residential program incorporates 12-step participation with individual therapy sessions, group counseling, and psychoeducational classes. The facility promotes physical health through therapeutic recreational activities. Specialized treatment groups complement the traditional programming. These include a chronic relapse program, addiction biochemistry education, humor-based therapy, and trauma recovery.
The center also facilitates loved ones’ participation through family programming, designed to educate family members, foster open communication, and assist families with aftercare planning. The facility opens its doors for visitation hours on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Graduates of residential treatment have access to continuing care services, including referrals to the appropriate level of outpatient care (either an intensive outpatient program or partial hospitalization program), sober living facilities, and 12-step groups. Clients are also encouraged to take advantage of Recovery Renewal weekends and ongoing alumni meetings or events.
Great Oaks Recovery Center employs a multi-disciplinary team of licensed addiction counselors, social workers, physicians, and nurses. In support of client’s physical well-being, the facility also staffs a team of nutritionists, recreational therapists, and personal trainers. It is also part of the 27.6 percent of facilities in Texas accredited by the Joint Commission.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Set across 50 acres of serene Texas landscape, Great Oaks Recovery Center provides its clients a homelike, comfortable facility conducive to treatment and early recovery. A former Texas ranch, the facility includes a main house and a guesthouse, equipped with 32 beds and full kitchens.
Clients are housed in private rooms, and the facility features spacious, well-appointed living areas, patios, and landscaped grounds. The center also has a gym and an on-site pool.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the five alumni who left reviews with Rehabs.com, four were positive and one negative. "Grate Oaks was god sent for me i did 41days there and u could not Ask for a better place to go for recovery each and evey one there were A blessing to me," wrote alum Billy, who rated the facility's treatment effectiveness, accommodations & amenities, and meals all five out of five stars. Heather agreed, giving five stars for treatment effectiveness and adding, "The most helpful was my counselor, who helped me identify my triggers...The staff at Great Oaks was wonderful."
The sole negative alumni review, from L.I., rated the facility only one out of five stars for accommodations and amenities as well as treatment effectiveness. "While the nurses, medical techs and kitchen staff are wonderful, management is poor and it seemed to be becoming like an institution or boot camp despite the beautiful setting. I would highly discourage anyone from going or sending a loved one to this facility."
Secondary sources revealed positive alumni feedback. On third-party sites, 14 reviewers on Google gave the facility 4.2 out of five stars. Two reviewer on Yelp to date gave Great Oaks Recovery Center perfect five-star ratings, and 30 reviewers on the facility’s Facebook page, which the facility may have the ability to control, rated it an average of 4.6 out of five stars. Reviewer feedback praised the staff’s treatment of clients, the effective treatment, and the food at Great Oaks Recovery Center.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The four loved ones polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave positive feedback of Great Oaks Recovery Center. Although he offered three-star ratings for treatment effectiveness, accommodations, and the quality of nutrition, the sole loved one polled on the following metrics offered maximum five-star ratings for the level of connectivity during treatment, the level of family participation, the cleanliness of the facility, the staff's level of training and experience, the treatment of co-occurring disorders, and the admin and discharge procedures. When asked, on a scale from one to five, whether they would recommend treatment at Great Oaks Recovery Center to others, the loved one offered a perfect five-star rating.
The three remaining friends and family members to leave commentary each praised Great Oaks Recovery Center for changing the lives of their loved ones. "My son has only been out a few days. But can really see a difference. All the staff were so nice and supportive," a parent wrote.
Although the cost of treatment is not listed on the facility’s website, Great Oaks Recovery Center accepts private insurance, including from Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and United Behavioral Health.
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