The Ranch at Clear Springs Philosophy
The Ranch at Clear Springs provides residential substance abuse treatment for men and women. Services include individualized treatment plans, medically supervised detoxification and stabilization, assessment and treatment of co-occurring disorders, addiction education, individual and group therapy, family programming, 12-Step meetings, equine-assisted therapy, yoga, life skills training, continuing care and relapse prevention.
Areas of Specialization
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Meet the Staff
In his thirty years in the field, John has helped to build and operate some of the nation’s most successful treatment programs. He began as a counselor intern early in his own recovery, and rose to become Executive Director of a prominent Texas facility before leaving to become regional director of a fast-growing chain of addiction programs. Later he served as CEO of a psychiatric hospital and Executive Director of four Maryland programs. In 1999 he returned to Texas to lead the remarkable turnaround of a facility there, expanding capacity from 40 to 104 beds. As the parent company grew, John was promoted to a regional VP position, responsible for seven residential facilities in Texas and the Southwest.
Cary Linzy, LCDC
Cary has been in the field of addiction since 2005, her passion grew from the death of her paternal aunt to a heroin overdose, the death of her grandfather to cirrhosis of the liver at 65 years of age, and the co-occurring addiction and mental health with her elder son. “I knew from the moment class started way back then I made the right career choice in my attempts to understand the chronic disease of chemical addiction”. In 1978 while living in California, Cary graduated from the CETA LVN program. She later found an interest in law enforcement in which she remained in for ten years. She describes herself as a “jack of all trades” and is currently working on her master’s degree from Grand Canyon University. Cary has an unparalleled connection with people; she strives to find the common thread in each client to allow them to see that we are more alike than we are different.
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ABOUT THE RANCH AT CLEAR SPRINGS
Located on a tranquil expanse of land that was once a luxury resort, The Ranch at Clear Springs in Aquilla, Texas, provides residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment to men and women. As stated on its website, The Ranch offers multidisciplinary, holistic healing that may also treat co-occurring disorders. Detox services are provided on-site, and clients typically stay for 30 days.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to The Ranch's website, the treatment center has five main goals of treatment: stabilization through safe detox, motivating clients beyond emergencies, introducing effective treatment, developing plans for ongoing success, and successfully integrating family involvement and support.
To meet these goals, clients participate in daily individual and group counseling, community activities, recreational therapy, 12-step meetings, life skills workshops, spiritual counseling, and healthy nutrition.
The Ranch also offers a variety of specialty services, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a “Healthy Outdoor Activities Program,” equine-assisted learning, yoga, and R.O.P.E.S. coursework.
Weekly aftercare meetings are offered to all alumni, as well as the chance to participate in OnTrac Recovery — a structured monitoring system wherein graduated clients check in daily. A two-day family workshop brings counselors and loved ones together to educate loved ones on addiction and develop ways to resolve conflicts surrounding it.
The Ranch's website notes the staff share a combined 200 years of experience in behavioral health. The treatment team includes a chief medical officer board-certified in neurology and addiction, a director of nursing, a medical director who specializes in detoxification, counselors, and various administrative professionals.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The Ranch's website indicates the treatment center offers cozy, semi-private rooms. Residents eat together in a cafeteria-style café that serves mostly American dishes. On the grounds, there is plenty of outdoor space for reflection, including a spring-fed ponds.
The eight people polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided an average of 3.9 out of five stars for accommodations and amenities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The seven alumni questioned by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mixed feedback. Four gave positive feedback, and three alumni provided negative opinions of the center.
The three alumni who left negative feedback wrote that they wouldn't recommend the center and complained about the center's staff. "This place is terrible," J.G. wrote in a representative review. "Extremely rude and judgmental. Counselors aren't helpful and condescending. I would never recommend anyone for treatment here."
However, the other four alumni praised the center and its staff. "Life changing experience! Clinical team is caring and knowledgeable. 12 step philosophy is just what I needed to get my life back on track... I will recommend Clear Springs Ranch to anyone looking for strong, back to basics treatment," an anonymous alum wrote.
The 17 individuals who left Google Reviews left an average of 4.2 out of five stars. Most reviewers commented on how great the center's staff is. 
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved one polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided negative opinions of the center. The loved ones raised concerns of the Ranch prioritizing comfort over treatment.
An anonymous loved one, gave the Ranch four out of five stars for holistic treatment offerings and counseling options. However, they only gave two stars for treatment effectiveness. “This type of treatment facility is more concerned with making people comfortable than actually addressing what the issues might be," the loved one wrote.
Loved one Debbie agreed. “Someone I used to know that used me for money to buy her drugs and rides ended up here … she puts on the fake recovery facade on while shes using again and manipulating everyone again,” she wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Staff member B.M., the only employee polled by Rehabs.com to date, gave The Ranch five out of five stars in family participation, four stars in counseling options, and three stars in holistic treatment offerings, giving mostly positive ratings.
“Staff fully trained, licensed and genuinely care about the clients,” they wrote.
According to the facility's website, the Ranch at Clear Springs accepts private pay and some insurance, but does not accept Medicaid or Medicare. Specialty loans are available through MyTreatmentLender
Published on January 2018
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