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The Right Step Houston Central

902 West Alabama Street, Houston, Texas, 77006
Right Step has been treating patients with chemical dependency issues for more than 20 years. The Houston Central location was one of the first Right Step facilities to open in 1991 and offers residential and outpatient drug and alcohol addiction treatment for adult men and women. Evidence-based modalities are coupled with 12-step practices and holistic therapy to provide patients with a complete continuum of care. An empathetic staff and intimate environment gives clients a safe and supportive environment to develop healthy coping skills and learn practical tools for long-term sobriety.

Facility Highlights

  • Day Treatment
  • Residential Treatment
  • Inpatient Detox


  • Aftercare Support

    Clients are invited to take advantage of up to two years of no-cost aftercare support upon the successful completion of treatment. Program offerings include services such as counselor referrals and weekly group therapy sessions. Clients are encouraged to collaborate with their peers in order to strengthen support networks and reinforce positive recovery strategies.
  • Residential Treatment

    The Right Step provides a comprehensive 30-day residential treatment program in a comfortable, community-like setting for optimal healing. Utilizing a 12-Step approach to recovery, The Right Step provides effective, evidence-based treatments for long-lasting recovery. Program offerings such as individual, group, and family therapy, educational classes, relapse prevention planning, and recreational activities such as basketball, softball, yoga, meditation, and more.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Grantham Hart Perry
    Grantham Hart PerryExecutive Director
    Grant began his career in 1986 as founding manager of a treatment center in San Diego, California, and was named to the San Diego County Advisory Board on Drug and Alcohol Treatment. He has served as program director for hospital treatment programs in St. Louis, Missouri, and Houston, Texas, headed outpatient treatment programs in Chicago, Illinois, in the late 1980s, and developed several alternative peer group programs in the greater Houston area from 1990 to 1992. Before joining Right Step in 1999, Grant worked for five years as Harris County Treatment Alternatives to Incarceration program liaison for Career and Recovery Resources, a United Way affiliate. His treatment philosophy is based in a multi-modal eclectic approach to counseling, combined with strong Twelve Step applications.
  • Jason Powers, M.D.
    Jason Powers, M.D.Clinical Director
    Dr. Powers joined Right Step and Promises Austin as chief medical officer in 2006. Originally trained and board certified in family medicine, Dr. Powers re-dedicated his career to helping addicts and their families after he personally faced addiction in 2003. He is now also board certified in addiction medicine and develops programs that help addicted individuals and their families embrace the healing path of recovery. Dr. Powers has been recognized four times as a top addiction doctor by H Texas Magazine, and is currently secretary/treasurer of the Texas chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a local expert for The Partnership at Drugfree.org. Dr. Powers is also the author of the comprehensive book about addiction When the Servant Becomes the Master.

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A part of The Right Step organization, one of the largest networks of rehab centers in the southwest, The Right Step Houston Central location offers residential addiction and mental health treatment services to adults. It also provides medical detox, which is available in just 8.4 percent of residential treatment facilities in Texas.


All clients receive a comprehensive assessment upon admission to determine the appropriate level of care. Residential programming is gender-specific and incorporates evidence-based treatment modalities such cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), the latter of which is offered by less than half of treatment centers in Texas (44.1 percent).

In addition, the rehab offers a specialized group designed to help clients address shame and trauma. Only 30.2 percent of treatment facilities in Texas offer special programming for clients who have experienced trauma.

Clients participate individual, group, and family counseling. They also attend 12-step meetings, educational lectures, spirituality sessions, life skills workshops, and relapse prevention classes.

Holistic activities such as yoga, meditation, art and music therapy are also offered, along with recreational activities such as basketball, softball, and group outings. Additionally, weekly aftercare support meetings are provided free of charge for clients who successfully complete residential treatment


The facility’s treatment team consists of a board-certified psychiatrist, registered nurses, master’s level clinicians, and other addiction specialists and therapists. To date, the 23 individuals polled by Rehabs.com about the staff gave them above-average ratings.

Staff Experience and Training: 4.3/5


Clients are housed in comfortable “home-like bungalows” in a neighborhood close to museums, restaurants, and other attractions. At the time of this writing, the nine alumni surveyed about the rehab's overall upkeep gave it above-average ratings.

Cleanliness: 4.4/5


The majority of former clients surveyed by Rehabs.com to date (13 out of 15) gave The Right Step Houston Central positive feedback. Many credited the rehab with saving their lives, and praised the facility for its effective and comprehensive therapy. "The Right Step really helped me to understand my disease and what was happening to my mind, body and soul. Without this information and the support from the staff to this very day, my life would have been over," Leroy wrote in a representative review.

To date, the nine alumni polled specifically on the matters appreciated many aspects of the facility's overall programming and reported being highly likely to recommend the facility to others.

Would Recommend: 4.6/5
Family Participation: 4.6/5
Counseling Options: 4.3/5

The facility earned an average rating of 3.4 out of five stars based in 26 Google reviews[1] and a 4.1 out of five star rating based on the opinions of 70 individuals on Facebook, which the facility may manage[2]. Across both sites, feedback left by alumni was mixed. While many people reported positive experiences and success in the program, there were also complaints about rude staff and a lack of aftercare support. "Not enough support after inpatient.. Intake is rude and you can never get the same person to talk with twice," Judy noted on Facebook.


To date, the 13 loved ones polled by Rehabs.com on specific metrics approved of most aspects of the facility, specifically praising the facility's staff and the level of family participation. "My loved one was there a month and the rehab was successful. There was a very fine doctor on staff," one loved one wrote. Another survey respondent added: "It helped my mother with her alcohol addiction. She is now a much happier, healthier person."

Staff Experience and Training: 3.8/5
Connectivity/Visitor Policy: 3.8/5
Family Participation: 3.7/5

Some loved ones were critical of the cleanliness of the facility, a lack of aftercare, and a perceived leniency in terms of client supervision.


The one staffer polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the facility positive feedback, awarding it five out of five stars for its connectivity, its family participation, its cleanliness, and its counseling options. “I been with the company for 10 years and it help a lot of people and doors always open to to help,” they wrote.


The Right Step is a preferred provider with Aetna and United Healthcare, and it also works with more than 15 other well-known insurance companies. The 23 individuals polled by Rehabs.com concerning the rehab's costs indicated that it was generally affordable.

Affordability: 4/5

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/rightsteprehab/reviews/?ref=page_internal

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