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11711 North Lamar Blvd
Austin TX 78753

Briarwood Detox Philosophy


Nearly 70 percent of people entering addiction treatment have a mental issue and often it's previously undiagnosed. Our goal is to stabilize each client so they are both physically and mentally prepared to participate in the next stage of recovery.
Our substance abuse detox is based on proven addiction treatment methods, including strategies and principles that encourage quality of life. Our addiction treatment professionals, counselors, and coordinators have the experience and expertise to help encourage trust and the values associated with the addiction recovery process for every client.

Areas of Specialization

  • Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)
    Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.

  • Individual Therapy
    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.

Facility Highlights

On-Site Medical Team 24/7

We Provide Detoxification from All Addictive Substances

Individualized Wellness Therapies

Rehabs.com Editorial Review

Review by Rehabs.com Contributors


Opening its doors in August and located in the North Lamar neighborhood of Austin, Texas, Briarwood Detox Center offers medical detox for adult men and women. According to its website, the facility provides safe detox from all addictive substances.


According to the facility’s website, the intake process takes around an hour, and includes a urine and drug screening, breathalyzer test, alcohol and drug history, and other paperwork.

The length of stay depends on the individual client’s needs, but is generally between three and 14 days.

The medical component of detox is complemented by group and individual therapy sessions designed to lower clients’ resistance and prepare them to enter rehab.


According to Briarwood’s website, there’s a medical team on-site 24/7 (though their specific credentials are not given), and each client is assigned a case manager and a family support liaison. The center also employs addiction counselors.


Briarwood prides itself on its homey atmosphere and comfort, offering bright, simple, shared rooms, a full kitchen, and meals prepared by an on-site chef. Photos published on the facility’s website show a cosy log-cabin style interior and ample outdoor meeting space.

This is a 15-bed center located on a one-acre plot, according to the local publication Community Impact.


Perhaps because Briarwood Detox is just three months old, review coverage is very scarce. Rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff. Yet on Facebook, where the center manages its own page, the facility has received two five-star ratings.Briarwood is a new facility and I have not yet had direct experience with it. But, I know their leadership and would expect their work to be excellent,” Dave wrote. The other Facebook reviewer left five stars but no commentary.


According to its website, Briarwood accepts most private insurance policies, including but not limited to Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and United.

Published October 2016

Published on October 2016

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