Usually rehabs don’t take on alcohol, drugs, eating disorders and sex addiction all at once; Santé Center for Healing, a 14-acre plot in Argyle, Texas, is one of the exceptions. Founded in 1996 by brother and sister team Rip and Deb Corley after the Dallas psych hospital they worked at got sold, Sante has room for 46 people at a time to find recovery through a variety of program tracks.
Accommodations and Food
As part of its community-building focus, things can be pretty strict during inpatient treatment. Everybody gets a roommate, plenty of chores to complete and no TV or Internet privileges, all to encourage group bonding. Rooms at Santé are bare but cozy with just beds and a small desk, though the beds themselves are ample—full beds rather than the twins other facilities provide. Food is served cafeteria style with plenty of chicken and traditional comfort food.
Treatment and Staff
Treatment includes on-site detox and comes in short and long-term versions, with a self-reported average stay of about 80 days (though Santé prefers people stay for a full 90). For the most part, Santé’s program relies on the 12 steps (which means daily off-site NA/AA/SAA meetings), but they are supplemented with a variety of other options including group and individual sessions, family trauma sessions, EMDR, neurofeedback and massage.
Another unique aspect of Santé’s program is how family-friendly it is. Upon enrolling, each resident’s family is sent a workbook to fill out that helps the therapists understand the situation at home. It also offers intervention services, individual and couples therapy for family members and weekly free family night meetings, which are made up of lectures and process groups (those groups even include family of origin groups using “genograms” to map out a family tree in terms of relationships and dysfunction).
Aside from the aforementioned offerings, Santé also has an extensive transitional care program structured as separate programs for men and women, with a Master’s-level therapist on-site all week. These homes come with satellite TV, on-site laundry and high speed Internet. Transitional living also has daily group therapy and meetings, morning meditations and general life skills groups and is within walking distance of the University of North Texas and a nearby gym.
Finally, Santé offers a 24-week, three stage outpatient program with 10 and-a-half, seven and three-and-a-half hours a week of group, respectively (with nine hours of individual sessions spread throughout as well).
Staffing includes 15 residential and outpatient case managers on-site, three nurses and several employees specializing in psychodrama, family therapy, spiritual advice, diet and yoga. Though Santé’s inpatient program doesn’t have on-site doctors, it works closely with three independently affiliated MDs for whatever medical emergencies that arise.
Santé also offers a special “shame resilience” lecture series, based on the work of Brené Brown (the professor who gave a TED talk on vulnerability that went insanely viral). Experiential therapy options also include a high and low ropes course, equine therapy and music therapy.
Santé Center for Healing provides numerous, individualized options to the financial costs associated with its life-saving treatment. It is in-network with most insurance companies and can work with all insurance companies. Santé Center for Healing is a well-rounded program that provides substantial, comprehensive support for the clients its serves.
Santé Center for Healing
914 Country Club Rd
Argyle, TX 76226
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