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The Right Step Hill Country

440 Fischer Store Rd, Wimberley, Texas, 78676
The Right Step has been treating patients with chemical dependency issues for more than 20 years. The Texas Hill Country/Wimberley alcohol and drug rehab location offers residential addiction treatment for adult men and women. The program uses a strength-based approach that focuses on positive reinforcement. Situated on a serene, 30-acre campus, the facility provides patients with a comfortable and supportive setting to develop new tools for long-term sobriety.

Facility Highlights

  • Serene setting
  • Clinical expertise
  • Family involvement

Specialization

  • Inpatient Detoxification

    In order to assist individuals struggling with uncomfortable and potentially-life threatening withdrawal symptoms, clients are provided medically-assisted detoxification services. Physicians supervise progress and administer medications such as Suboxone® and Campral® to ease discomfort and accelerate the healing process.
  • Positive Recovery

    Developed by The Right Step’s chief medical officer, Positive Recovery® is a scientifically validated addiction treatment approach. Specially trained staff help clients focus on their strengths and encourage gratitude in recovery. Approaches include evidence-based traditional therapies, experiential therapies and practical skill-building.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Jon Perkins, LCSW
    Jon Perkins, LCSWExecutive Director
    Jon has extensive experience in the behavioral health field. He has held positions in psychiatric hospitals, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, the foster care system, residential treatment and private practice. Before joining The Right Step, Jon served as director of behavioral health in a large non-profit medical system. One of Jon’s clinical and career focuses has been on the relationship between mental health and substance use disorders and treating individuals who struggle with these co-occurring issues. Jon received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Centre College and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Louisville.
  • 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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ABOUT THE RIGHT STEP HILL COUNTRY

The Right Step Hill Country, located in Wimberley, Texas, offers residential and detoxification treatment to adults seeking treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. It is one of Texas’ 36 (8.4 percent) residential detox facilities. The facility sits on thirty acres located halfway between San Antonio and Austin. The Right Step has fifteen other locations throughout Texas.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

The residential treatment program lasts up to 30 days, making it one of the 94 (21.8 percent) of long-term treatment facilities in Texas. Length of stay varies based on the client's needs.

The Right Step uses the 12-Steps as a general philosophy while incorporating a variety of other treatment modalities. These include a shame-resilience curriculum called The Daring Way and Positive Recovery, a program developed by The Right Step’s own chief medical officer. Positive Recovery focuses on discovering meaning and purpose in life post-recovery. This makes the center one of the 310 (71.9 percent) of treatment facilities that use trauma-based treatment methods. The rehab also uses trauma-based therapies such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

Treatment also includes group therapy, educational groups, family therapy (including a family therapy day and family aftercare), and at least two sessions per week of regular individual therapy. A number of alternative therapies, including yoga, creative therapies, meditation, and a fitness program, are offered.

All residents who complete the residential program at any location are eligible for a free, two-year aftercare program consisting of weekly support groups. Some locations offer 12-month continuing care program services - called Javelin Continuing Care - which links each graduate with a coach who checks in regularly via phone, text, and email.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The treatment team at The Right Step Hill Country includes a medical doctor, a doctor of psychology, a licensed clinical social worker, and a registered nurse. It is one of 119 (27.6 percent) of Joint Commission-accredited facilities in the state.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The facility sits on a 30-acre campus in Wimberley, Texas. Residents are housed in gender-separate cottages and can enjoy a swimming pool, a putting green, a fitness room, and a volleyball sports court, or spend their free time strolling the grounds.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

At the time of this writing, there have been nine alumni polled by Rehabs.com, with 11 more that left written commentary on the website.

When asked about the strengths of The Right Step, alumni indicated that they felt the staff truly cared for their well-being and that the secluded location and small group size helped them maintain a focus on recovery. When asked about facility weaknesses, the reviewers wrote about the short program length of 30 days and long drives to 12-step meetings in the evenings. One alum noted that there were a lot of clients sent to the facility from the department of corrections. Another alum added to her review, saying, “I went in only thinking I was going to stay a few days for detox, but the caring staff convinced me to stay one day at a time. I felt safe and comfortable there immediately.”

Holistic Offerings: 3.1/5
Family Participation: 3.3/5
Cleanliness: 3.6/5

On Google, the Hill Country location has an average rating of 3.2 out of five stars from 28 reviews to date.[1] The feedback is mixed about the staff. As D.B. wrote: “There are a handful of delightful people here who care About your recovery.. They are racist and rude..don't follow proper protocol to identify clients for meds..several of us almost given wrong medications.. Staff lie.they don't relate phone calls from family.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

At the time of this writing, three loved ones left feedback on Rehabs.com about their experience with the Right Step. Despite describing the facility as “remote,” “small,” and having a general lack of phone reception, loved ones gave positive feedback about the cleanliness of the facility, the holistic offerings, and the meals and nutrition. In terms of family participation, the two loved ones polled gave a five and a three out of five star review respectively.

FINANCING

The Right Step accepts a number of insurance providers. 271 (62.9 percent) of the substance abuse treatment facilities in Texas accept private insurance plans.

[1] GoogleReviews

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