Unlimited Visions Aftercare (UVA) was founded in 1996 in Houston, Texas. Marilyn Jones, a LCDC, asked her father for a $200.00 loan and has since expanded her vision to three separate locations—with branches in Pasadena and Baytown. UVA now treats over 1,200 outpatient clients every year. UVA provides state-funded inpatient beds to clients who cannot afford the cost of their residential treatment.
Accommodations and Food
UVA’s inpatient adolescent residential facility looks and operates very much like a dorm. The male-only program can accommodate up to a total of 32 clients, housing two residents per room. Each room has two twin beds and the clients share a community bathroom in each hallway.
The facility has a cafeteria where a cook prepares three meals a day. UVA makes an effort to serve healthy meals and does not use processed foods. The chefs can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Treatment and Staff
The adolescent residential program does not offer detox or medical treatment, so clients will have to seek these services elsewhere. This program provides treatment for adolescent males only between the ages of 12 and 17. If the client is enrolled during the school year, the program also requires 10 hours of on-site schooling each week run by the counselors.
The residential program lasts for 90 days and is broken up into two phases—intensive and supportive. The intensive phase lasts 45 days and consists of 15 hours of group therapy and one hour of individual therapy a week. The supportive phase lasts for the remaining 45 days and is less intensive with 10 hours of group a week and one hour of individual counseling.
UVA is not 12-step oriented, but they do take clients through the first three steps. The group meetings are both sharing and educational based, but do not use CBT. The counselor teaches clients about how drugs affect their body and life and includes discussion and education on relapse prevention.
The program is dual-diagnosis and an onsite LPC helps assess clients who may have co-occurring disorders. While UVA does not have a doctor or medical staff on site, the program has four LCDCs and a MFT.
UVA also offers a co-ed adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). When clients enter the IOP, they undergo a one-on-one meeting with a counselor who determines the length of treatment required and the appropriate course of treatment.
Clients are then assigned an individual counselor who they will work with throughout their recovery. Although the length and intensity of the program is individualized, clients on average attend two to three group meetings a week. The group sessions are sharing and education based. The size of each meeting is on average 20 to 30 clients and they are lead by a LCDC.
Every Sunday UVA offers a family program for clients in the adolescent program which includes a group meeting between clients and their families. The program has a relapse prevention program that checks in on former clients occasionally.
With special focus on young people and addiction, UVA also has a Youth Prevention program with education, skills training, prevention activities, and family strategies using the “Project Towards No Drug Abuse” curriculum for outreach.
UVA is a great option for adolescent clients who need an affordable residential option. Also, the adult IOP is a great fit for clients who need an intensive program on a budget. Since UVA does not use the 12-step model of recovery, this would be a good environment for clients who do not like the approach used in AA or NA. All UVA programs place a strong focus on relapse prevention making this an excellent choice for clients who struggle with relapse.
Houston, TX 77023
Office: (713) 921-2276
Pasadena, TX 77503
Office: (713) 534-8191
313 Highway 146 S.
Baytown, TX 77520
Office: (281) 427-8786
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