SOBA Recovery Center in San Antonio, TX

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1401 Dezarae
San Antonio TX 78253

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SOBA started as a luxury rehab facility in Malibu, California, and now offers a second program from a ranch set on 10 acres of land, 20 miles west of San Antonio in south central Texas. The program offers residential treatment in a "social model recovery community" that functions more as a transitional home toward the later stages of treatment.


The length of stay varies according to the client's needs, but SOBA recommends at least a 90-day stay. The rehab is one of 94 non-hospital substance abuse treatment facilities in Texas (just 22 percent of all non-hospital facilities in the state) to offer long-term residential treatment that lasts longer than 30 days.

Treatment includes evidence-based therapies such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and brief strategic family therapy (BSFT). There are also specialized groups for clients with co-occurring disorders, as well as LGBT clients (the latter of which is offered in only 20 percent of Texas treatment facilities).

Clients are encouraged to participate in 12-step programs, and are required to do so as part of their continuing care after graduation. During the final stages of the program, clients are expected to either return to their jobs or secure one, with the assistance of SOBA staff. In 2017, 38 percent of treatment facilities in Texas provided its clients with employment counseling or training.


SOBA Texas employs two psychiatrists, a nurse, and an acupuncture technician, as well as chemical dependency counselors. The one individual polled by to date gave the facility five out of five stars for its staff's level of training and experience.


SOBA Texas operates out of a family-style home complete with an outdoor pool, an outdoor grill, and a basketball court. To date, the one individual surveyed by gave the facility five out of five stars for its cleanliness, its exercise and leisure activities, and its holistic offerings.


While has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, SOBA Texas fared well on secondary sites, where it earned average ratings of 3.7 out of five stars based on 11 Google reviews[1] and four out of five stars based on eight Yelp reviews[2] (five of which were unrecommended). In addition, the rehab received a 4.6 out of five star rating based on the opinions of 64 individuals on Facebook.[3]

The majority of former client across all three sites described the facility as a comfortable, supportive, and effective place for recovery. "Soba saved my life and taught me to be happy again," Mike wrote in a representative review on Yelp. "Every member of the staff always took the time and effort to make themselves available to me."


The sole loved surveyed by at the time of this writing gave SOBA Texas a highly positive review. They awarded the rehab five out of five stars across almost all metrics evaluated, including counseling options, connectivity, family participation, and treatment of co-occurring disorders. When asked, on a scale from one to five, if they would recommend the facility, the reviewer gave a rating of five.


According to the facility's website, SOBA Texas works with most insurance companies. The one person polled by to date gave the rehab five out of five stars for its affordability.

[1] GoogleReviews

Published on December 2018

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