Texas Rehab Centers and Addiction Resources

AllTreatment Texas' mission is to become the most comprehensive resource for substance abuse treatment and mental health services within the Texas state community. Despite the low prevalence of marijuana use in Texas, cocaine use among youth has demonstrated a rate among the highest in the country across all survey years. Our goal is to face issues such as addiction, recovery and relapse through education and advocacy. Do you have knowledge or experience that you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you! Email us at sharon@alltreatment.com or rita@alltreatment.com.

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Substance abuse and addiction are well known to have devastating effects upon their hosts, both physiologically and mentally. However, equally devastating and no less important, is the effects these conditions have upon people close to the afflicted individual. Due to this exceptional affect, family therapy can be a beneficial and important part of the recovery process. Read More

Substance abuse and addiction are well known to have devastating effects upon their hosts, both physiologically and mentally. However, equally devastating and no less important, is the effects these conditions have upon people close to the afflicted individual. Due to this exceptional affect, family therapy can be a beneficial and important part of the recovery process.

What is Family Therapy?

Family therapy is a broad overarching term that encompasses, quite simply, therapy that extends beyond an afflicted individual. That is to say, a typical therapy session will involve the professional, the patient, and one or more people related to the patient. For instance, the term ‘family therapy’ can encompass couples therapy. Suzy Anderson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist at Authentic Insights, Inc. explains, “Support groups and group therapy can help differently than individual therapy, and sometimes people will do a combination of all types of treatment to help them get better.”

Family TherapyThe Importance of a Supportive Network

If concern about an addiction’s impact upon someone’s family is the major motivator for seeking treatment, family therapy is likely to be not only effective, but helpful. In this scenario, the addict will have even greater motivation to ditch the habit, whatever the cost. Additionally, the addicted individual will also have access to the strength and energy of his or her family to draw upon.

Kathryn Martin discusses the process, “Even before an addicted individual seeks treatment, if he or she does at all, I am a resource to the family and friends of the substance abuser. I support partners, parents, children and friends of those who abuse alcohol, drugs, food or behaviors in finding sanity and safety, wherever in the process the loved one is, if they are at all.”

This is a practical method if any children involved in the situation are of a mature age. Their presence in the therapy session may be difficult, but it exposes them to the raw truth of what is going on. Children can be some of the most profoundly affected in a parent’s struggle with addiction, whether they are aware of it or not.

However, depending on the nature of the family, of course, it may be more appropriate to use a couples-oriented format. Proposed by Gregory Bateson and colleagues in the 1950’s, communication is a key facet of family therapy that is far more important in group-oriented therapy structures. Marriage & Family Therapist, Mark DeYoung, talks about the importance of relationships, “Family systems work is strongly supported in literature as a model for helping those struggling with substance abuse issues, find healthy and supportive relationship networks that move them away from addictions.”

Alan Schneider of Houston discusses the timeliness of therapy, “I believe that a person should seek treatment when they experience their life as living them rather than them living their life.”

Family TherapyAddiction as a “Family Disease”

Many Texas therapists and counselors interviewed by AllTreatment are licensed for group, family, and couple counselings. Dr. Carol Doss of the Family Counseling Center discusses the timeliness of therapy, “There are moments in most lives when individuals struggle to know how to create the experiences they want. Parenting and relationships are challenging, as well as rewarding.”

When asked about substance abuse and mental health, local therapists seemed to have similar perspectives. By far the common consensus examined the overlap between mental health and substance abuse. Many therapists have witnessed individuals self-prescribing medications in the form of drugs and alcohol for various issues, which often turn into an addiction. Most agreed that mental health is most assuredly related to substance abuse.

As Counselor Barbara Fountain of Lifeline Family Enrichment in Austin put it, “Mental health and substance use/abuse go together like the chicken and the egg. We are constantly searching for which came first; did the individual become overwhelmed with emotional issues to the point they began self medicating or were they using substances that triggered a dormant mental disorder.”

With addiction known as a “Family Disease” it’s important that patients, as well as their loved ones, are well-educated as to the struggles associated with substance abuse in order to more fully understand the recovery process. Family members, partners, children and parents of those suffering with addiction need support and resources.

Cenikor Foundation
Houston, TX 77079
Payment: Cost varies per program. MHNet, Blue Cross, Medicaid.
Specialty: Adolescent Inpatient, Detoxification, Inpatient.
Pathway to Recovery
Angleton, TX 77515
Payment: Insurance accepted, Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Value Options
Specialty: Family, Residential, Outpatient, 12 Step Involvement
Sante Center for Healing
Argyle, TX 76226
Payment: Financing Available, Insurance Accepted (some private)
Specialty: Family, Eating Disorders, Aftercare/Relapse Prevention
Austin Recovery
Austin, TX 78745
Payment: Insurance, Credit Card.
Specialty: Residential, Outpatient.
Homeward Bound
Dallas, TX 75208
Payment: Insurance, Value Options, Offers Scholarships based off need.
Specialty: In/Outpatient. Non-profit.
Nexus Recovery Center Inc
Dallas, TX 75219
Specialty: Adolescent Youth, Women.
Right Step
Houston, TX 77006
Payment: Insurance. Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United.
Specialty: Detox, Inpatient.
La Hacienda Treatment Center
Hunt, TX 78024
Payment: Varies per service. Insurance accepted.
Specialty: Detox,Adult, College, Dual Diagnosis.
Burning Tree Recovery Ranch
Kaufman, TX 75142
Payment: Private payment
Specialty: Family, Dual Diagnosis, Neurofeedback Therapy
Lifetime Recovery Residential Servs
San Antonio, TX 78223
Payment: $100-120/day. $228-295/week. Pending Program.
Specialty: Inpatient, Outpatient, CBT.
Spicewood, TX 78669
Payment: Insurance. Aetna, PHCS, Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Specialty: 24/7, Detox, 35-Day Inpatient, 60-Day Inpatient.
Enterhealth Life Recovery Center
Van Alstyne, TX 75495
Payment: Private payment
Specialty: Dual Diagnosis, Trauma Resolution, Anxiety & Pain Management

Mental Health


  • Texas Department of Human Services - For many suffering from mental illness and addiction, even the basic necessities of life can seem out of reach. Texas' Department of Human Services can help you.
  • Texas 211 - Browse Texas community resources, including basic needs, medical services, financial assistance, and employment.
  • Texas HSD - Finding food and shelter should never be difficult. Find community support near you with Texas’ Homeless Shelter Directory.

Alpha Behavioral Health Services
Family First Counseling
Sentido Center LLC
Sanctuary Therapy