Treatment Center Setting
Discovery Point Retreat Philosophy
Discovery Point Retreat delivers medical based care with the hospitality and amenities of a 4 star bed and breakfast.
Areas of Specialization
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.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.
Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
Meet the Staff
Paul Kula, MD
Board Certified Psychiatrist/Medical Director
Greg Powers, LCSW
Tina Johnston, LPC, NCC, EVGP, GCDF, MCC
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ABOUT DISCOVERY POINT RETREAT
Located outside the pastoral community of Waxahachie, 30 miles south of Dallas, Discovery Point Retreat is an upscale treatment facility offering a full continuum of programming for adults struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. The facility offers a residential treatment program, partial hospitalization program (PHP), and an intensive outpatient program (IOP). If necessary, the facility also provides on-site medical detoxification services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, clients participate in an initial substance abuse and mental health assessment to help clinicians determine an appropriate level of care and individualized treatment plan. If necessary, clients may first undergo the facility's detoxification protocol. Discovery Point Retreat utilizes non-addictive medications to alleviate the discomfort of withdrawal, and the supervised detox process typically lasts approximately seven days.
If a client requires a highly structured schedule and supervision to obtain and sustain initial sobriety, the individual may be referred to the residential program. Discovery Point Retreat utilizes evidence-based modalities, namely cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), 12-step immersion, as well as recreational therapy to treat its clientele.
Through CBT approaches, clinicians help clients to increase mindfulness, identify patterned behavior, and modify irrational thinking. During residential treatment, clients participate in both group and individual counseling sessions to identify the links between destructive thinking and behavior. Clients are also introduced to the principles and practices of 12-Step. Along with attending 12-step meetings, Discovery Point Retreat emphasizes surrendering to a Higher Power. Clients attend off-site chapel services, 12-step group sessions, and daily Bible study classes.
In addition to evidence-based approaches, Discovery Point Retreat facilitates a range of therapeutic recreational activities for its residents, which includes music, art, equine, and dance therapy sessions. Residents also have access to the nearby walking trails, a fishing pond, and a fully equipped gym, and clients also regularly enjoy off-site outings to Dallas for concerts, sporting events, and more.
Before program completion, clinicians help clients to form comprehensive discharge plans, which may include encouraging the individual to utilize one of the facility's outpatient programs as a "step-down" aftercare service and/or referrals to community-based resources.
Discovery Point Retreat's PHP caters to individuals with co-occurring disorders and a history of relapse. Although programming is similar to residential care, clients reside off-site each night. The facility's IOP is less-intensive and involves group and individual therapy, as well as regular drug testing.
According to its website, Discovery Point Retreat's treatment services are provided by a team of "professional and compassionate master clinicians," which includes psychiatrists, licensed professional counselors, specialized recreational counselors, and case managers.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Nestled among the rolling pastures of southern Texas, Discovery Point Retreat is an upscale, two-story ranch that can accommodate up to 20 residents. The facility offers semi-private living arrangements, and bedrooms feature an X-Box, television, and memory-foam mattress. The ranch also offers a fully equipped gym, an on-site pool, and a communal, well-furnished lounge. Clients also have access to the facility's private fishing pond and nearby hiking and horseback riding trails.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The four alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing praised all elements of the facility. Alumni tended to appreciate the facility's accommodations, food, staff, and overall treatment approach. Alum Meg cited the facility's "activities, therapies, 12 step treatment, recreational therapy and great food,"as facility strengths, while Frans wrote: "The therapists were wonderful and the atmosphere was very peaceful." Alum Steve simply wrote:"Awesome."
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date agreed with alumni opinions, praising the facility's staff, activities, and overall effectiveness. "He really enjoyed the outdoor recreational activities here and came back home like a brand new person," Myrtle A,, a sibling of a client, wrote. Reporting a successful experience of their sister, Sharon added: "She is more confident and is ready to integrate back into the real world."
Discovery Point Retreat accepts a range of private insurance plans, including policies by Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, and Optum.
Published on November 2017
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