Treatment Center Setting
Cedar Creek Recovery Philosophy
Cedar Creek Recovery provides a safe and supportive atmosphere to help you recover from alcohol and substance abuse addictions. In a residential setting, you will utilize the 12-step program to help them through the different stages of recovery. Daily schedules are individually tailored to meet the specific needs of each client's recovery goals and include therapy sessions, recreational activities, and nutritional and fitness guidance.
Areas of Specialization
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Meet the Staff
Dr. Carlos F. Tirado, MD, MPH, FABAM
Dr. Tirado is founder and owner of ABRI Integrated Health, a chronic disease management and consulting company dedicated to providing specialized evidence-based psychiatric, medical and behavioral treatment services to individuals, families and institutions. Dr. Tirado is board certified in general and addiction psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and addiction medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Tirado received specialty training in addiction psychiatry and research at the internationally recognized Center for Studies on Addiction at the University of Pennsylvania and has a Master’s in Public Health from the University Of Texas at Houston School Of Public Health.
As Executive Director, Michael O’Mahony brings extensive knowledge of both addiction treatment and successful program management to the Cedar Creek Recovery team. Possessing a B.A in Management and Finance from Gettysburg College and a Masters Degree from New York University’s prestigious Interactive Telecommunications Program(ITP,) Michael is able to provide Cedar Creek Recovery with the proper support and guidance needed to make it a premier provider of addiction treatment. Michael also brings qualities of understanding, compassion and empathy that are integral in creating an environment of care that is conducive to working on long-term recovery.
Laurie Stevens-Beck joins the team of Cedar Creek Recovery as the Clinical Director. Laurie has worked with adults, children and adolescents as well as extensive family work in both private practice and various psychiatric and residential treatment settings. Laurie specializes in dual diagnosis/addiction treatment, with a primary focus on issues concerning women, empowering clients to find hope and healing from trauma and abuse.
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ABOUT CEDAR CREEK RECOVERY
Located in Manor, Texas, about 20 miles northeast of Austin, Cedar Creek Recovery provides a full continuum of treatment plans for adults struggling with substance abuse. It is one of the 36 (8.4 percent) facilities in the state to offer detox services, along with being amongst the 193 (44.8 percent) treatment centers in Texas with programming for individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders.
Available from 30 to 90 days, residential treatment care (RTC) follows a traditional 12-step based approach, while the center’s unique life skills curriculum – AVEnues – guides outpatient clients towards a successful recovery through academics, volunteering, and employment. Aftercare services are also available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the facility's website, as a first step for many, detoxification affords clients the proper time and place to assess their conditions and needs before heading into treatment. Once physically stable, clients in RTC begin working with their assigned therapist and case manager, who help build individualized treatment plans.
Whether in treatment for 30 or 90 days, programming includes off-site 12-step meetings, individual counseling, and group therapy sessions designed to help with relapse prevention, communication skills, meditation and relaxation, and relationships.
Partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) programs, each available as step-down levels of care, aim to increase and improve clients’ range and depth of life skills. Through participation in the skills-based AVEnues, clients can earn their G.E.D. or certificate from a vocational program, volunteer in the community, and practice mock interviews and targeted job searches.
Understanding the wide impact addiction can have, the facility also involves clients’ loved ones in its Family Recovery Program. Successful graduates also have access to continuing care for an additional year. Typically, this consists of follow-up calls and alumni events.
The center's website notes the treatment team is led by a board-certified physician who has more than a decade of experience in clinical, academic, and administrative psychiatry and medicine. Many of Cedar Creek’s staff members, therapists and case managers alike, are also in recovery.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility's website notes the facility’s “team of culinary experts” prepare healthy, balanced meals daily, and clients have access to a gym, fitness classes, and outdoors recreation. Pictures on the treatment center’s webpage depict fully-furnished rooms, common areas with couches, a spacious, modern kitchen, and a working garden.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The single alum surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided positive feedback, despite not offering any written commentary. The former client gave five out of five stars in almost every category evaluated, including the staff's level of training and experience, when asked if they would recommend the treatment center, family participation, and counseling options.
The four individuals who left Google reviews for Cedar Creek Recovery at the time of this writing provided an average rating of 4.8 out of five stars. The alum praised the center's staff and noted the effectiveness of the program. "It's a smaller community so I think you gain and sustain more knowledge of your treatment and recovery. The ranch is beautiful and peaceful," S.H. representatively wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The two staff members polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided similarly positive feedback. They both gave five out of five stars when asked if they would recommend CCR, the staff's level of training and experience, level of family participation, and the facility's ability to treat co-occurring disorders.
"CCR is an excellent place for you or a loved to receive treatment," an anonymous staff member wrote. "The staff is highly knowledgeable in the treatment of co-occuring disorders, grief, trauma therapy and CCR meets each and every client right "where they are at". Every staff member treats you, the client, with the utmost dignity and respects."
The other staff member echoed that statement. "The program is managed by a professional team that truly cares about their clients recovery," they wrote. When asked about the center's weaknesses, the staff members mentioned its location and the lack of variety in activities.
Cedar Creek Recovery's webpage maintains that, “many times the patient’s insurance covers the whole cost of treatment leaving very little out of pocket expense."
Published on December 2018
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