Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center Philosophy
PaRC brings its award-winning experience and depth of expertise to the forefront of alcohol and drug treatment. Incorporating the newest medical approaches along with proven treatment models and methodologies, our clinical team and the entire staff are dedicated to delivering exceptional patient care experiences. Our goal is to improve the behavioral health of individuals and families in the community by assisting all persons adversely affected by alcohol and substance abuse onto the path of recovery and long-term sobriety.
Areas of Specialization
At Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center, teens ages 13-17 are provided a comprehensive continuum of services for enduring wellness. Program offerings include inpatient detoxification, 30-day residential care, and intensive outpatient treatment. Teens are invited to attend University of Texas Charter School to recover academic credits while receiving care.
Young Adult Program
Individuals ages 18-24 are provided a plethora of intensive therapeutic offerings for a thorough and effective approach to addiction treatment. Medical professionals and counselors work together to craft individualized treatment programs designed to suit each client’s particular needs and goals.
Meet the Staff
Matt Feehery, MBA, LCDC
Matt Feehery has worked in the addictions treatment field since 1979, first working as a counselor for adolescents and families. He has since served as Executive Director, CEO and consultant for numerous alcohol and drug treatment organizations and psychiatric hospitals throughout the country, including the nation’s first alcohol and drug treatment center, Beech Hill Hospital in New Hampshire. Matt has been the CEO of Memorial Hermann Prevention & Recovery Center since 2002. A Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) in Texas, Matt is Immediate Past President of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP) and also serves on the Behavioral Health Services Council for the Texas Hospital Association (THA).
His education includes a MBA in Healthcare Management. In addition to being a LCDC, Matt is an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC). Matt was inducted into the TAAP Hall of Fame in 2013 for his service and commitment to the addiction counseling profession. He received the prestigious George R. Farris Management Excellence Award from Memorial Hermann Health System in 2012, the Behavioral Healthcare Champion Award in 2011, the NAADAC Organizational Achievement Award in 2010, the TAAP Addiction Professional of the Year Award in 2005, the TAAP Counselor of the Year Award in 1995, and the Fr. Charles Wyatt-Brown Distinguished Service Award in 1981.
Dr. Mike Leath, R.Ph, MD
In addition to being Chief Physician Mike Leath, R.Ph., M.D., also sees adult patients throughout all levels of care from detox, through residential and until they complete the outpatient program. Dr. Leath was first educated as a Pharmacist, graduating from the University of Houston, College of Pharmacy, in 1982. He was awarded his M.D. degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, in 1987 and completed a Family Practice Program at the University of Texas in 1990. He has worked as an ER physician and is currently working at the PaRC and at Contemporary Medicine Associates as a staff physician. He serves as Medical Director for the Pain in Recovery Program, IOP Programs and Performance Improvement.
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ABOUT MEMORIAL HERMANN PREVENTION AND RECOVERY CENTER
For over 30 years, Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC) has provided a full continuum of substance abuse treatment services for teens, young adults, and adults. Programs offered include detox, inpatient residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment (IOP), partial hospitalization (PHP), and aftercare services. The center also offers specialized tracks for executives and professionals, as well as individuals struggling with chronic pain.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The detox unit at PaRC is open 24 hours a day and can provide same-day treatment. While in detox, clients remain under constant supervision. They are administered symptom-relieving medications and regularly meet with counselors for support and guidance.
Clients who move on to residential inpatient treatment typically stay at PaRC for 30 to 90 days. During this time, clients are introduced to the 12-Steps and participate in individual, group, and family therapy. Holistic and alternative offerings include equestrian therapy, aquatic therapy, drum/music therapy, acupuncture, and physical therapy. Workshops focus on addiction education and relapse prevention. Though the program is structured, clients are allotted free time for relaxation, exercise, and recreation.
For those who require less intensive treatment, PaRC offers outpatient care at two levels. Partial hospitalization clients receive counseling and education during business hours, Monday through Friday, and for two hours on Saturday mornings. PaRC’s intensive outpatient clients participate in similar activities, but attend four three-hour sessions a week. Intensive outpatient treatment typically lasts between four and six weeks. All clients, regardless of their treatment program, are eligible to participate in one year of aftercare services.
According to the facility’s website, the treatment staff consists of physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients share modestly furnished bedrooms with one other resident. Meals are prepared on-site by PaRC’s dietary team, and clients have access to snacks day and night. When not in therapeutic or educational sessions, clients may use the on-site fitness, computer, and recreation rooms. Outdoor amenities include serenity gardens and a functioning greenhouse. Services are offered in the campus chapel, but participation is voluntary.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The 21 alumni surveyed at the time of this writing by Rehabs.com reported mostly positive treatment experiences. When asked, on a scale from one to five, how likely they were to recommend the facility to others, 12 alumni provided an average rating of 4.67 out of five stars. “The steps they have you work to get sober and to handle detox are amazing,” Shaun wrote.
Other highly rated aspects of the facility included the staff’s level of experience and training and the program’s family participation, which received respective ratings of 4.5 stars and 4.42 stars. Kathryn noted the “understanding, non judgemental enviorment” and “amazing counselors.”
Alumni were also impressed with the facility’s level of cleanliness — which received an average rating of 4.85 out of five stars — and the center’s connectivity/visitor policies, which received an average rating of 4.14 stars.
While no evaluated aspects of the center received less than three stars, alumni were least impressed with the center’s holistic offerings, which received a rating of 3.23 stars, based on 14 survey responses. Additionally, some alumni mentioned overcrowding and inadequate staffing. One anonymous alum wrote that “there were not enough doctors for one-on-one.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Overall, the 13 friends and family polled by Rehabs.com to date were pleased with their loved one’s care. When asked, on a scale from one to five, how likely they were to recommend the facility to others, 12 survey respondents provided an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars. Karen described her son’s experience as “positive” and the family groups as “powerful.”
Loved ones were also impressed with the staff’s level of experience and training, the program’s counseling options, the facility’s affordability, and the program’s level of family participation, which received respective ratings of 4.67, 4.08, 4.25, and 4.42 out of five. “Offered family meetings, family aftercare, three-day family program, Al-Anon meetings. Best place to send a loved one,” one anonymous loved one wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
To date, two staff members provided positive reviews of the facility, while two staff members provided more mixed reviews and one provided a negative review. The staff members gave four out of five star ratings for the facility’s holistic offerings, family participation, affordability, and available counseling options.
However, one staff member commented on the lack of management encouragement to receive training and certification “outside the facility.” The staff member wrote: “Too much of a cookie cutter program. Not enough use of alternative evidence based therapies for related problems such as insomnia, tension, etc.”
According to the facility’s website, many insurance plans are accepted, including those from Aetna, Blue Cross, and Cigna.
Updated April 2017
Published on June 2017
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