Located in Austin, Texas, Cross Creek Hospital provides detox and inpatient treatment for adults struggling with behavioral health issues, including addiction and co-occurring disorders. Clients detox under medical supervision, with the benefit of the latest medical technology. The highly structured 28-day inpatient program includes daily group sessions, 12-step meetings, individual therapy, exercise and psychoeducation.
Accommodations and Food
The adult programs take place on the main hospital campus, which is about 10 miles from downtown Austin. This facility can accommodate up to 30 clients in semi-private rooms and shared bathrooms throughout the building, and though the rooms aren’t huge, they’re spacious and comfortable. Bedrooms feature dressers and shared closet space, and linens and towels are provided. This program is co-ed, but the men and women are separated during treatment and sleep on opposite sides of the building.
There is an on-site gym where clients can work out using free weights or a few cardio machines, and areas designated for relaxing, reading or meditating. There is also a dining room and TV area for weekly movie nights, and clients enjoy the outdoor eating area and beautifully landscaped grounds during family visitation. There are no personal devices allowed on campus, like cell phones or tablets, and no Internet access during treatment. There is a floor phone that clients have access to during leisure activity times.
Clients are served three meals a day in a cafeteria. There is a cafeteria with a salad bar and many drink options; kitchen staff prepares the meals that are created from menus designed by a nutritionist. Snacks, like fresh fruit or granola bars, are also available during down times.
Treatment and Staff
The treatment is heavily based on education and utilizes many different therapeutic modalities in order to establish an individualized plan for each client. The programs typically last between 21 and 28 days and can begin with detox, which is usually between three and five days depending on the substance.
The daily routine begins with a 7 am wake up and consists of up to six groups, one individual session, process groups and psychoeducation classes. Time is also set aside for journaling or assignments and daily on-site AA meetings. A thorough assessment before the client starts treatment can determine if psychiatric medications are also required, and for those with co-occurring disorders, medication management services are provided.
Therapy is a combination of different approaches, like Motivational Interviewing (MI), CBT, expressive and experiential methods, relapse prevention and coping skills. These programs are designed and executed by a medical staff and experienced addiction specialists, including Master’s-level LCSWs, CADCs, medical doctors, RNs and psychiatrists.
There are step down programs available at Cross Creek that include an outpatient program or local referrals to a longer-term residential treatment facility. Family and couples therapy is offered on an individualized basis.
Cross Creek Hospital aims to give its clients a jump-start into a life of sobriety through education-focused programming. Though the stay is typically not very long at the facility, there are plenty of resources available to help build and maintain a foundation for recovery.
Cross Creek Hospital
8402 Cross Park Dr
Austin, TX 78754
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