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Texas Star Recovery Residential


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Texas Star Recovery is a program of the Texas Neurorehab Center, which provides long-term rehabilitative services and mental health services in Austin, Texas. TSR has both inpatient (which includes a detox unit) and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs, and the inpatient program provides dual diagnosis support. TSR is located the 67-acre campus of the Texas Neurorehab Center in the Greenleaf Estates section of Austin and has been in operation for over 60 years.

Accommodations and Food

Residents are housed in double-occupancy rooms in a treatment facility with one roommate. A kitchen staff makes standard American fare and delivers snacks to the treatment locations. The facility is home-like, with traditional décor, plants and colorful textiles.

The campus has a recreational area and ample grounds for walks as well as two swimming pools and staff accompany residents on weekly swimming outings.

Residents can also relax in the facility’s TV room and use the unit phones to make calls home. Cell phones and personal computers are not permitted. Additionally, TSR provides residents with a free on-site laundry facility.

Treatment and Staff

Treatment plans at TSR are typically two- to four-weeks in duration. Residents in need of detox stay in the detox unit for three to five days before enrolling in the inpatient treatment program. After their intake and assessment, residents are given a treatment plan that includes daily group and individual therapy. Clients are also asked to attend daily 12-step meetings, with transportation provided by staff.

Therapy uses both CBT and DBT, among other evidence-based modalities, and addresses coping skills and anger management. Groups are led by Master’s-level therapists including LCSWs, LPCs and LMFTs and LCDCs. The treatment team also includes psychiatrists and nurse practitioners who can provide additional therapy and medication management for clients with co-occurring disorders.

TSR also offers Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opiate addicts using Suboxone.


Inpatient clients can also attend weekly yoga classes. Family members can visit on Friday evenings and weekend days. For aftercare, many of TSR’s residents step down to the outpatient program. The treatment team provides non-local clients with recommendations and referrals for outpatient treatment in their area.

Families are encouraged to attend a Monday evening family education group (with visitation time available after). Alumni of TSR can also attend its weekly alumni meeting every Wednesday.

TSR is an approved Tricare provider, offering treatment to military personnel and their families.

In Summary

Texas Start Recovery is one of the oldest substance abuse treatment programs in Austin, Texas. With its extensive aftercare options and dual diagnosis support, Texas Star Recovery might be a strong choice for local residents who wish to make a long-term commitment to their mental health and recovery.

Texas Star Recovery Location

1106 W. Dittmar Rd
Austin, TX 78745

Texas Star Recovery Inpatient Cost

Accepts Insurance, Medicare and Tricare only. Call for details. Reach Texas Star Recovery Inpatient by phone at (512) 462-6729. Find Texas Star Recovery on Facebook

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  1. Don’t go here. I went here in about 2009 or 2010 and I was an opiate addict and had been placed on benzo’s for anxiety. They titrated me off of the benzos, but, they put me on more and more Suboxone to treat my addiction to heroin and other opiates. When I got to the end of my treatment, I was on 16 mgs of Suboxone (when out of rehab I was only taking up to 8mgday). The doctor (Dr. William Loving) told me that I’d always have to be on Suboxone and could NEVER get off opiates. That is not true (addicts out there). You CAN be freed from opiate addiction. I remember that the small group sessions were not helpful at all and that a lot of the times, when there were no staff to lead groups, that they had us lead groups on our own. There was no therapy, I gained like 20lbs or more while I was there for 2 weeks, the Outpatient therapy was aweful. It was like the inmates were running the place. Don’t go here. Even if your insurance covers it, don’t go here. I remember in a small group session, I was talking, and the “therapist” got onto me and I walked out of the group. I did not feel supported, I felt like just another patient to have to take care of.
    Most of the time, the DR wasn’t in, and I had to see the Nurse Practitioner, who had no idea what doses I was on, and I could just ask for an increase to my Subxone, and they’d give it to me. Also, I would fake like I was having withdrawals from benzos, or like I was having a panic attack, then go to the med room and just to shut me up, they would stick a needle full of ativan in my arm. This is NOT healing, this is NOT a helpful rehab/detox center, and I came out worse than I was before. I even went there a 2nd time and gained another probably 20 lbs (they have a lot of food, and those of you on Subs or other mental meds and/or depression know the plight of wanting to eat more and more). Look at ratings before you place yourself or your loved ones in this rehab center. I was on MORE medication after I got out of this place than I was on before. BIG MISTAKE. Just DON”T go here—-I’m warning you. Go to Dove Tree in Lubbock, TX, go to a better facility with more support. Just don’t go here—please.

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