Stages of Recovery, Inc. in Lubbock, TX

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(5 of 5)
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4913 South Loop 289
Lubbock TX 79424

Stages of Recovery, Inc. Philosophy

Our mission is to promote a foundation in recovery from alcohol, drugs and other related behaviors by providing a safe and structured environment. We provide independent sober living and Intensive Outpatient services for both men and women. Our programs emphasizes honesty, trust, and respect so clients can heal with the help of a nurturing 12-step based home where coping and communication skills are encouraged. This allows a safe way of learning to live when getting out of a rehabilitation environment or a home that was of complete isolation. Our focus is to provide a peaceful and structured sober community in which residents are proactive in their recovery while learning to address their needs and problems in a mature manner. We are supporters of the continuum care model of recovery. It’s important to us and our clients that they attend our Intensive Outpatient Program. We feel that it’s important to have a strong clinical foundation as well as having a quality of living that is conducive to ones sobriety and personal growth. This will enable confidence and self worth, while learning how to build on their strengths and utilize the tools provided by our compassionate staff as well a 12-step program. Our structured sober living is instrumental in building a new way of living. It will not feel normal in early recovery but this allows each person to help each other remain disciplined with the day to day things that are essential to maintain a strong foundation for long term sobriety.

Areas of Specialization

  • 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.

  • Client & Family Support Groups
    Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.

Facility Highlights

Our founders are in recovery themselves

Highly focused on fostering the value of self-reliance

We are rated A+ with the BBB

Meet the Staff

Stephen Medley

CEO and Marketing Director

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Steve is the founding owner of Stages of Recovery, Inc. and The Door Sober Living Community. A visionary with a passion for those in recovery, Steve saw a need in the community and decided to take matters into his own hands. Steve has 16 years of recovery time, getting clean at the age of 19, and showing many of our younger clients that it is still possible to have fun in recovery. Steve graduated from Texas Tech University as a member of the Collegiate Recovery Community at The Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. Steve is the leader of the company and an inspiration to all the other staff members.

Ian "Cole" Watts

CFO and Program Director

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Cole and Steve founded The Door Sober Living Community together. Cole is the details behind the program. As Program Director, he conceived and implemented The Door concept and has written multiple grants for the program and others. Cole was born and raised in Lubbock and has been in recovery for 8 years, proving that you can get clean in the same town you live in. He is a proud graduate of the Lubbock Country Drug Court program. Cole graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor Degree in Social Work. His focus in the company is to make sure that the activities stay true to the spirit of recovery and the mission and vision of the company. 360 Guide

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Located in Lubbock, Texas, Stages of Recovery, Inc. provides adults and adolescents with independent sober living and intensive outpatient services for drug and alcohol addiction. The facility is designed for individuals in early recovery who may need extra support while they learn to navigate and establish a long-term sober lifestyle. Detox is not available on-site.


Treatment at Stages of Recovery, Inc. begins with an assessment to determine what type of treatment clients qualify for at Stages of Recovery. The results of the assessment are used to qualify clients for different programs, as well as to identify the specific treatment needs of each client. Clients are assigned to the appropriate programs.

The facility operates on a Matrix Model of treatment but also utilizes the 12-Steps principles. Clients also participate in weekly group therapy sessions with a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and can take advantage of sober coaching services provided by a partner facility for an additional fee.

For adolescents, Stages of Recovery, Inc. provides Recovery High School, where clients take classes through the accredited Texas Tech University School District on a schedule oriented with recovery. Adolescents may also attend an IOP program.

There is a specialized program for professionals returning to work. The program focuses on educating clients on ways to use sober living skills in the workplace. Coping skills also play a big part of the training to help clients deal with the added stress of working.

Family participation is encouraged throughout treatment. Family counseling and other services can be provided. Clients are also encouraged to get family members involved in community-based support programs.


The staff-to-client ratio at Stages of Recovery, Inc. is 1:7 and the clinical director is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). The facility also employs doctoral-level counselors, recovery coaches, house managers, and licensed therapists.


Stages of Recovery, Inc. operates The Door, a sober living facility. The apartments are gender-specific, fully furnished, and offer both private and semi-private bedrooms, along with kitchens, cable TV, Internet access, and washer/dryers. House managers live on-site and administer regular and random drug and alcohol screenings. There are three-month, six-month, and one-year leases available.


Mat, the only alum surveyed by at time of writing, gave the facility five out of five stars for its treatment effectiveness, meals and nutrition, and accommodations and amenities. The alum wrote that he’s “still going strong and sober.”

On its Facebook page, which the facility can manage, Stages of Recovery received an average of 4.7 out of five stars based on 27 reviews to date. [1] Many alumni praised the staff and the effectiveness of the treatment program. In a representative review, alum Seth wrote: “Best decision of my life! Great people, great staff, great life!”


Stages of Recovery, Inc. accepts private insurance and offers financial assistance to clients who qualify. Fees for sober living range from $565 - $665 per month for men and $795 - $895 per month for women.


Published on February 2018

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This place is amazing in what they do for the recovery community in Lubbock. They are dedicated, encouraging, and have the tools to help guide and strengthen those that are struggling with addictions and also help in supporting the families that are affected as well. Addiction affects whole families. I am thankful for the staff.. I remember dropping my son off and driving away.. Now he is there helping others.. Never give up.. There is always hope and people out there. At Stages of Recovery that are eager to help and dedicated to serving you. Thank you!


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Thankyou for all the help and support you guys gave me when I lived there .... Still going strong and sober 6/11/2013

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Mat, It was pleasure to have you as a client. Your beaming personality and positive outlook on life was encouraging to all of us. Should ever need us we are here for you, don't hesitate to stop by, call or email us.

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