ABOUT SERENITY HOUSE DETOX
Founded in March of 2017, Serenity House Detox in Houston, Texas provides comprehensive, short-term stabilization services and residential treatment for adults seeking treatment for chemical dependency. Serenity House Detox is a part of Texas’ 44.1 percent private, for-profit facilities. The facility is also one of the 41(9.5 percent) treatment facilities in Texas that offer detox services. Serenity House Detox also provides programming to promote sustained, long-term recovery.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
At the start of treatment, clients undergo an initial substance abuse assessment, which is used to determine an individualized treatment plan. The facility provides ongoing assessments throughout treatment to continually evaluate the client’s physical and emotional health during the detoxification process.
To ensure clients undergo detoxification as safely and comfortably as possible, the facility utilizes medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to help alleviate the discomfort of withdrawal and help curb cravings. The average length of inpatient treatment is seven days, although the length of treatment is determined by the specific needs of the client. Serenity Hous is one of the 81 (18.8 percent) short-term inpatient treatment options in Texas.
Along with treating the physical effects of chemical dependency, Serenity House Detox also addresses the emotional and mental issues associated with addiction and early recovery. When stable enough to participate, clients attend individual counseling sessions to identify any underlying issues that may contribute to addictive behavior, including any mental health difficulties.
In addition, clients are introduced to the principles and practices of 12-Step. Clients may be invited to attend on-site meetings, study fellowship literature, and participate in workshops. While individuals are encouraged to learn the tenets of 12-Step, clients are free to explore alternative peer-led support fellowships, such as SMART Recovery or the faith-based fellowship, Celebrate Recovery.
Serenity House also provides chiropractic services and meditation therapy. According to its website, realigning the spine promotes healthy neurotransmitter function, which contributes to mood and emotions.
Once a client is physically stable, clinicians may provide aftercare planning assistance to help clients locate support and treatment to continue their recovery. Aftercare planning may include linkages and referrals to sober housing, long-term treatment programs, outpatient-based services, and community-based resources.
Serenity House Detox's website noted it employs a multidisciplinary team of physicians experienced in addiction medicine, nurses, licensed substance abuse counselors, mental health technicians, and a support staff. It is one of the 119 (27.6 percent) facilities in Texas that are accredited by the Joint Commission..
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Serenity House offers a homelike atmosphere with private and double-occupancy bedrooms, well-furnished lounging areas, outdoor patios, and landscaped lawns. An on-site chef prepares nutritious meals daily.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided positive opinions of Serenity House Detox, and gave five out of five star ratings for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, as well as meals and nutrition. "Serenity House is an amazing environment focused on positive support to encourage long term recovery," one alum wrote.
Alumni who left reviews on secondary sites to date also provided positive feedback for the treatment center. On Google, Serenity House Detox Houston earned an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars from 13 reviews to date. "Better experience than I could've ever imagined," an alum wrote. "They do whatever they can to make sure you're comfortable and the entire staff was very helpful and knowledgeable." Staff are described as “knowledgeable” and “helpful.”
The 11 people who left reviews on the facility's Facebook page, which the facility may manage, all gave five out of five-star reviews. The four individuals who left commentary provided positive feedback concerning the staff and the warm environment. On Yelp, there was one positive and one negative review at the time of this writing. In the negative review, the alum noted trouble with the high fees charged since his insurance didn’t cover the program.
WHAT STAFF SAY
On Indeed, Serenity House Detox earned an average rating of 3.6 out of five stars from nine reviews to date. While current and former employees provided positive feedback about the workplace culture, they had negative feedback about the pay, benefits, and job opportunities. Another reviewer noted that the facility was “short staffed.”
Serenity House Detox accepts most major insurance providers, making it one of the 271 (62.9 percent) of all Texas treatment facilities to accept private insurance.
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