The Ranch At Dove Tree Philosophy
The Ranch at Dove Tree is one of the nation's leaders of collegiate-focused addiction and behavioral health comprehensive treatment with recovery resiliency services.
We offer hope through two separate programs, one for collegiate aged men, women and their families as well as one for other traditional adults by providing individualized, skills-focused treatment for addiction based on evidence based practices combined with the 12-Step foundation model.
We specialize in alcohol and drug addiction with co-occurring issues such as depression, anxiety, disordered eating and trauma. Founded in 2002, we are privately owned and operated and licensed through the Texas Department of State Health Services to ensure high-quality standards are met and exceeded through our comprehensive treatment programs.
Areas of Specialization
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Meet the Staff
Karmen Adkins, LPC-S, LCDC
Clinical Director of Inpatient Services
After receiving an undergraduate degree in Human Development at Texas Tech University, Karmen pursued a 9 year career with Children’s Protection Services. Through this work, Karmen found her passion for working with young adults who struggled with addiction. She began working for The Ranch at Dove Tree in 2006 while attending graduate school and received her masters of education in community counseling in 2008. Karmen has been a part of the collegiate program since the day it began and currently serves as the clinical director. She believes in the power of healing and recovery and the developmental approach the collegiate program focuses on with each client, individually. Her specific interests are program development and identity specific work. Karmen enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends, reading, and being outdoors.
Doug Spearman, B.S., RN, CARN
Administrator and Director of Nursing
Doug earned a bachelor of science degree in organizational management from Lubbock Christian University and an associate degree in nursing from Odessa College. Doug is certified as an addictions registered nurse by the Addictions Nursing Certification Board. He is experienced with regulatory and licensing compliance, quality management, nursing administration and nursing services, detoxification services, insurance contracting and utilization management services. Recognized as an outstanding employee on a national level, Doug brings 28 years of service in the behavioral health setting.
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ABOUT THE RANCH AT DOVE TREE
The Ranch at Dove Tree, located in Lubbock, Texas, offers a full spectrum of treatment for individuals struggling with substance misuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Founded in 2002, Dove Tree is a privately owned organization with a traditional residential program for adults, as well as a dedicated program for collegiate-aged young adults. The facility also offers on-site detox services and outpatient-based programs.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Dove Tree's detox program generally takes between 24 and 72 hours. The medical component of detox may be supplemented by individual counseling, family counseling, and educational classes. Once stable, clients may transition into primary programming.
Dove Tree utilizes the 12-step model of recovery in conjunction with trauma-informed and evidence-based treatment approaches, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Spirituality groups, relapse prevention training, and experiential therapies, such as equine therapy and outdoors pursuits, are also part of the treatment program.
Residential treatment lasts 30 or 60 days, depending on each client’s level of need. Dove Tree is also one of only 72 treatment facilities (14.2 percent) in Texas to offer a partial hospitalization program (PHP), which clients may undergo instead of residential treatment when appropriate.
After completing one of these programs, clients may enter an intensive outpatient program (IOP) followed by general outpatient treatment and optional sober living facilities. Alumni who have successfully completed treatment will receive a plan for a year’s worth of structured aftercare support.
Detox is monitored 24 hours a day by licensed nurses** and mental health technicians. The center also employs physicians and licensed counselors. The Ranch at Dove Tree is accredited by the Joint Commission, which comprise 29.1 percent of treatment facilities in Texas. Out of the 20 individuals polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, survey respondents polled on the matter generally approved of the aptitude of staff.
Staff Experience and Training: 3.5/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Dove Tree is 15-acre ranch can accommodate up to 56 clients at a time. Bedrooms are shared by two clients each and decorated in the facility’s rustic style. The tranquil, rural setting also offers a swimming pool, indoor and outdoor volleyball and basketball courts, a gym, a chapel, fire pits, and ample outdoors space. The kitchen staff can accommodate vegetarian diets and food allergies. Detox is completed in a separate, five-bed center in central Lubbock. Survey respondents polled on the matter felt the facility was clean and well-maintained.
Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.3/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, 12 alumni polled by Rehabs.com gave mostly positive reviews. Many highlighted the effectiveness of the treatment and even those who gave negative feedback praised Dove Tree's food and clean facilities. The primary criticism of Dove Tree was the affordability of their programs, though not all alumni agreed on this point.
One alum, Daniel, who gave mixed feedback, captured this dynamic in his review: "Food, groups and leisure time activities were great...The prices I was charged were not comparable to the services rendered." However, alumni polled on the matters generally approved of the facility's counseling options, holistic offering, and amount of family participation.
Family Participation: 4/5
Holistic Offerings: 3.8/5
Counseling Options: 3.5/5
Secondary review sites also yielded mostly positive feedback. On the Ranch's Facebook page, which staff can manage, the facility received an average 4.9 star rating based on over 60 reviews from alumni. On Google, 19 reviewers left similarly positive feedback, offering an average rating of 3.5 out of five stars, though there were several outliers. "Dove tree is a phenomenal place to recover from any kind of addiction," Ashlyn, a representative reviewer, wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing, seven loved ones polled by Rehabs.com gave the facility mostly positive reviews. These loved ones tended to agree with alumni that the food, accommodations and amenities, and the facility's cleanliness were all strengths of Dove Tree.
Many loved ones also gave high marks for family involvement and the level of staff training and experience. However, like several alumni, some loved ones had concerns about Dove Tree's affordability. "I would highly recommend this facility for anyone that is needing assistance with any addictive behavior. I would use this facility again...if I was able to afford it," wrote WEB in a representative review.
WHAT STAFF SAY
While Rehabs.com has not received any feedback from staff members, a single employee left a five-star review on Google.
According to its website, the center accepts most major insurances including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, ValueOptions, and more. Overall, individuals polled on the matter gave mixed opinions concerning the facility's cost.
Published on July 2018
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