Situated on 55 acres in the bucolic Texas Hill country, Starlite Recovery Center provides detox and residential treatment in its standard program for adults over 18 and its Neoteric program, which serves young men between the ages of 18 and 28. Starlite is unique in that its standard adult program has a both a Chrisitian-oriented track, called The Journey, and a LGTQIA track called Freedom From Addiction. Starlite has been in operation for over 50 years.
Located 60 miles north-west of San Antonio, Starlite recently joined the Acadia provider network, an international group of mental and behavioral health facilities providing outpatient and residential treatment throughout the United States and United Kingdom.
Accommodations and Food
Adults in the standard program reside in a modern facility described as “hotel-like.” They have roommates and private bathrooms. Young men enrolled in the Neoteric (which is Latin for “modern”) share double-occupancy accommodations in a residence nearby. Both facilities have common areas for TV, games and recreational projects.
All residents take their meals in a cafeteria that serves standard American fare. Clients can also use the well-equipped on-site gym, working with a staff trainer. Additionally, the campus features a swimming pool, chapel and ample lawn and deck spaces for recreation and gathering.
Treatment and Staff
The Neoteric program lasts 45 days and the standard adult program lasts 30. In each, clients have full days of group and individual therapy, psychoeducation groups that address the disease of addiction, experiential therapy and peer support meetings. Therapy is CBT-based and also uses the 12-step framework. Residents attend daily 12-step meetings on-site, for which they break off into small groups. Experiential therapy includes art and equine therapy and a ROPES course.
The treatment team include LCDCs, LPCs, LVNs and an addictionologist. Staff are also credentialed to provide therapy and medication management for clients with co-occurring disorders, and a psychiatrist visits the campus each week. However, since it is not a locked facility, it cannot accommodate clients needing acute care and/or having psychotic episodes.
The Neoteric Program is especially focused on experiential therapy, and staff take the young men on regular canoeing, bowling and other recreational activities to build their self-esteem and recovery skills.
Residents enrolled in The Journey track follow a Christian-oriented approach to recovery. These clients attend groups and classes with other adults, but then split off for additional activities such as Bible Study, Celebrate Recovery and Worship meetings.
Residents in the Freedom From Addiction program for LGBTQIA adults have special process groups that are “affirmative and integrative.” They also attend Lamda 12-step meetings.
Starlite treatment also includes acupuncture and massage in treatment plans. It encourages clients’ families to take an active role in treatment. For the third weekend of each client’s stay, it invites their family members for a weekend of workshops, support meetings and family therapy.
The treatment team at Starlite provides extensive aftercare planning. It works with each client to locate outpatient treatment, therapists and/or sober living facilities compatible with their budget, location and treatment goals.
Over the last 50 years, Starlite Recovery Center has created several dedicated treatment tracks to serve a diverse population in central Texas. With all clients residing on its rural campus, Starlite’s community not only provides thorough evidence based treatment, but also helps clients learn empathy by recovering with others of varied backgrounds and philosophies.
Starlite Recovery Center
230 Mesa Verde Dr. East
Center Point, TX 78010
Starlite Recovery Center Residential Cost: Accepts Insurance. Self-pay $17,300 (30 days). Reach Starlite Recovery Center by phone at (830) 469-4787. Find Starlite Recovery Center on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube
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