Better Health, Better Lives

Cenikor is committed to helping people deal with behavioral health issues and addictions by providing a full continuum of care. The Foundation has a variety of programs including short-term and long-term inpatient programs, detoxification, outpatient and intensive outpatient services. Cenikor also provides adolescent short-term inpatient treatment, outpatient and intensive outpatient care.


The Foundation is one of the oldest and most successful substance abuse treatment centers in the nation with services throughout Texas and Louisiana. Since 1967, Cenikor has expanded to assist approximately 1,000 people a week achieve better health and better lives.


Adult Inpatient: Detoxification


Medically supported acute-care detoxification, up to 5 days, provides stabilization for clients going through active withdrawal symptoms associated with recent substance abuse. This is a critical period in the treatment process, and professional assistance is especially important. At Cenikor, medical support, including individualized medication protocols, is provided around the clock along with individual and group counseling. Their detoxification facilities are located in Waco, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Short-Term Inpatient Programs


Cenikor’s  short-term inpatient facilities, where one can stay for up to 28 days, provides non-emergency care and includes a planned, professionally implemented program for people with substance abuse and mental health disorders. Comprehensive, individualized treatment plans include individual and group counseling, education for gender-specific issues, life skills training for clients and education for family members. Their short-term facilities are located in Waco, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana.


Long-Term Inpatient Programs


The main requirement to be accepted into Cenikor’s adult long-term treatment facilities is  simple, but profound: you must have a strong desire to change. The program is designed for people who are physically ready, mentally capable and willing to participate in all aspects of the recovery program, including education and workforce development.


Cenikor’s inpatient therapeutic community model uses peer influence and clinical counseling to help residents change attitudes, behaviors and perceptions associated with substance abuse. Employment is vital to recovery; their Career Services program provides a centralized, comprehensive career and adult education center for all residents. Career Services empowers residents to take control of their own career development and job search by providing the necessary knowledge, tools and resources to be competitive in today’s job market. The long-term program lasts for approximately 18 to 24 months. Cenikor’s long-term facilities are located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Fort Worth, Texas; and Houston, Texas.


Adolescent Inpatient Treatment

The intensive inpatient treatment model, where one can stay for up to 60 days, focuses on recovery for teens at Odyssey House Texas. The community acts as a change agent, teaching residents, ages 13-18, to live within the structure of the house, as behaviors and attitudes are addressed by peers and counselors. In addition to individual, group and family therapy, teens continue their education with qualified teaching staff and learn how to have fun in a sober environment. Cenikor’s adolescent program is located in Houston, Texas.


Outpatient Programs

Care Counseling Services are outpatient programs that provide mental health and recovery services to children, adolescents and adults on an individual, group or family basis. Licensed clinical staff provide comprehensive services, including screening, assessment, early intervention, issue-specific classes, recovery after-care services and more. Cenikor’s outpatient programs are located in Waco, Texas; Jennings, Louisiana; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.



Fees for services vary. Many are provided on a sliding scale based on income. Self-payment and most insurance plans are accepted. Call today or go online to to learn more about Cenikor Foundation’s programs. All inquiries about admissions and referrals are confidential.


For more information or to start the admissions process call us at 888-CENIKOR(236-4567) or visit us at


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Facility Info
Payment Assistance: Sliding Fee Scale
Payment Assistance
Payment Options: Self Payment
Private Health Insurance
Residential Options: Residential Long Term Treatment
Outpatient Level I
Residential Short Term Treatment
Service Types: Detoxification
Substance Abuse Treatment
Special Programs: Beds For Client
Treatment Types: Substance Abuse Treatment Services