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ABOUT THE BRAZOS VALLEY COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE (BVCASA)
Located about 90 minutes northwest of Houston, The Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse (BVCASA) is a nonprofit treatment center, which make up about 46 percent of all treatment facilities in Texas. The center provides treatment to adults and teens who are struggling with substance abuse. Comprehensive substance abuse treatment is available on both outpatient (for adults and adolescents) and residential (for adults) levels.
The nonprofit also offers DWI classes, school-based, and educational programs.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to The Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse's website, upon completion of an initial screening with a licensed counselor, prospective clients are referred to the appropriate treatment program. In order to be eligible for treatment, prospective clients must be medically and mentally stable.
The Youth REACH (Recovery, Empowerment, Acceptance, Courage, and Healing) program is designed for adolescents ages 13 to 17. Here, teens are engaged in a regime of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), process groups, tobacco cessation groups, and sex education groups. Parents join in their teens’ recovery process through regularly attending parent education sessions. And once a week for a month, teens partake in at-home therapy.
The eight-week long Adult Outpatient Treatment (TRA) program employs the highly acclaimed Matrix Model, an evidence-based intensive outpatient modality. For three hours a night, Monday through Thursday, adults attend 12-step meetings, process groups, and psychoeducational sessions that center around relapse prevention, recovery skills, and various health issues. The TRA also provides gender-specific programming for women who are either pregnant, have children in foster care, or have children who are minors.
The Transitional Treatment Center is a residential treatment program designed for non-violent adults in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). In a structured and supportive environment, residents learn recovery principles and cultivate a balanced lifestyle for six to nine months.
The Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse's website notes the center employs licensed chemical dependency counselors, program directors and managers, and other administrative staff. The three people surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave five-, four-, and three- out of five stars for the staff's level of training and experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. The two individuals polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave five- and four- out of five stars for accommodations and amenities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s former clients. However, the three people who left Google reviews gave five-, four-, and one out of five stars. The only individual to leave commentary called the center useless and staff incompetent. 
To date, the 10 people who left reviews on the center's Facebook page, which it has the ability to manage, gave an average of 4.4 out of five stars. Both people who left commentary praised the staff. "Such amazing staff and great organization for the Brazos Valley," Penny wrote in a representative review on Facebook.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing, Rehabs.com has received mixed feedback from two anonymous loved ones. Despite noting a need for a bigger facility, one felt that “all the people who go there seem to recover.”
The second loved one found the staff to be helpful. “I’m not sure how effective the program was... I feel like they needed more time to be there,” they also wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The one staff member polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided a mostly neutral opinion of BVCASA. They gave the center three out of five stars for almost all categories evaluated, including when asked if they would recommend the center, the staff’s level of experience and training, and counseling options.
However, they did give the center five stars for accommodations and amenities and meals.
According to the Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, the facility works with private insurance, Medicaid, and accepts self-pay. Those without insurance or Medicaid may qualify to have their treatment covered by state grants. To date, the three people polled by Rehabs.com gave three-, four-, and five- out of five stars when asked if treatment was worth the cost.
Published on April 2018
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