The Right Step Houston Central in Houston, TX

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902 W Alabama St
Houston TX 77006

The Right Step Houston Central Philosophy

Right Step has been treating patients with chemical dependency issues for more than 20 years. The Houston Central location was one of the first Right Step facilities to open in 1991 and offers residential and outpatient drug and alcohol addiction treatment for adult men and women. Evidence-based modalities are coupled with 12-step practices and holistic therapy to provide patients with a complete continuum of care. An empathetic staff and intimate environment gives clients a safe and supportive environment to develop healthy coping skills and learn practical tools for long-term sobriety.

Areas of Specialization

  • Aftercare Support
    Clients are invited to take advantage of up to two years of no-cost aftercare support upon the successful completion of treatment. Program offerings include services such as counselor referrals and weekly group therapy sessions. Clients are encouraged to collaborate with their peers in order to strengthen support networks and reinforce positive recovery strategies.

  • Residential Treatment
    The Right Step provides a comprehensive 30-day residential treatment program in a comfortable, community-like setting for optimal healing. Utilizing a 12-Step approach to recovery, The Right Step provides effective, evidence-based treatments for long-lasting recovery. Program offerings such as individual, group, and family therapy, educational classes, relapse prevention planning, and recreational activities such as basketball, softball, yoga, meditation, and more.

Facility Highlights

Aftercare

Supportive Outpatient Treatment

Inpatient Detox

Meet the Staff

Grantham Hart Perry

Executive Director

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Grant began his career in 1986 as founding manager of a treatment center in San Diego, California, and was named to the San Diego County Advisory Board on Drug and Alcohol Treatment. He has served as program director for hospital treatment programs in St. Louis, Missouri, and Houston, Texas, headed outpatient treatment programs in Chicago, Illinois, in the late 1980s, and developed several alternative peer group programs in the greater Houston area from 1990 to 1992. Before joining Right Step in 1999, Grant worked for five years as Harris County Treatment Alternatives to Incarceration program liaison for Career and Recovery Resources, a United Way affiliate. His treatment philosophy is based in a multi-modal eclectic approach to counseling, combined with strong Twelve Step applications.

Jason Powers, M.D.

Clinical Director

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Dr. Powers joined Right Step and Promises Austin as chief medical officer in 2006. Originally trained and board certified in family medicine, Dr. Powers re-dedicated his career to helping addicts and their families after he personally faced addiction in 2003. He is now also board certified in addiction medicine and develops programs that help addicted individuals and their families embrace the healing path of recovery. Dr. Powers has been recognized four times as a top addiction doctor by H Texas Magazine, and is currently secretary/treasurer of the Texas chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a local expert for The Partnership at Drugfree.org. Dr. Powers is also the author of the comprehensive book about addiction When the Servant Becomes the Master.

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ABOUT THE RIGHT STEP HOUSTON CENTRAL

This facility is part of The Right Step organization, one of the largest network of rehab centers in the southwest. Houston Central location opened in 1990, making it one of the first centers of the organization, and currently offers residential and outpatient addiction and mental health treatment services. The length of stay for residential treatment is typically 30 days, and on-site detox services are available.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Individuals who require detox upon admission, which typically lasts three to five days, have the option to begin therapy sessions from within this initial phase of treatment.

Inpatient programming at the center is gender-specific, and incorporates a balanced schedule of traditional, evidence-based, and holistic therapies. Clients can expect individual, group, and family counseling; on-site and off-site 12-step meetings; and educational lectures spirituality, life skills, and relapse prevention. The center also prides itself on utilizing Positive Recovery, which focuses on empowering the individual, and The Daring Way, a shame resilience methodology.

Holistic activities such as yoga, meditation, music, and art therapy, as well as recreational activities such as basketball, softball, and group outings are also incorporated into treatment.

Individuals who need help leading a sober lifestyle but do not have the time to commit to an inpatient program can enroll in the outpatient program. Outpatient sessions meet for three hours in the afternoon or evening on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. And weekly aftercare support meetings are provided free of charge for clients who successfully complete residential treatment.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The facility’s treatment team consists of a board-certified psychiatrist, registered nurses, master’s level clinicians, and other addiction specialists and therapists.

At the time of this writing there was one staff member who has been polled by Rehabs.com. The anonymous staff member gave the facility five out of five stars for several categories including treatment effectiveness, accommodations, and meals and nutrition offered at the facility. The staff member strongly agreed when asked if the facility was clean and well maintained; if family and loved ones were able to participate in treatment through facility programming; if the treatment plan was affordable and/or payment plans, scholarships, or financial assistance were made available; and if the facility was adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems in addition to substance use disorders. “I been with the company for 10 years and it help a lot of people and doors always open to to help,” they said.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Clients are housed in comfortable “home-like bungalows” in a neighborhood close to museums, restaurants, and other attractions. Rehabs.com reviewers generally gave average to high ratings for accommodations.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

At the time of this writing there have been seven alumni survey responses received by Rehabs.com. Alumni gave the facility an average of 4.3 out of five stars for exercise and leisure, an average of 4.4 out of five stars for family participation and cleanliness of the facility, and an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars for staff experience. All alumni polled answered “yes” when asked if they would recommend the facility to a friend or loved one who was considering rehab or if they would consider entering the facility again themselves if needed.

One alum, when asked if he relapsed after completing the program, responded that he did relapse but did not re-enter the facility again. He stated, “I did not stay in the relapse long and decided to attend the Alumni meeting and other outside meetings, also due to financial pueposes.”

They added: “The Right Step really helped me to understand my disease and what was happening to my mind, body and soul. Without this information and the support from the staff to this very day, my life would have been over.”

Another alum stated, “Very basic 12-step program No individual treatment even after assessment Very disappointed”.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

At the time of this writing there have been 13 friends and family members polled by Rehabs.com. The friends and family members gave affordability of the facility, counseling options offered, and family participation options an average rating of 3.7 out of five stars. Friends and family members gave an average 3.8 out of five stars rating for the facility’s cleanliness and the experience of the staff. Exercise and leisure options as well as holistic offerings at the facility were rated on average 3.4 out of five stars by the friends and family members polled.

When asked about the facility’s strengths, one friend/family member wrote “Welcoming and helpful” while another stated, “good workers and doctors”. When asked about weaknesses a friend/family member wrote, “Very little one on one therapy with client Therapist not helpful, seemed distant Overstepped boundaries Food Old facilities Nothing but recommended recovery plan No life skills Not helpful for aftercare Very disappointed daughter one completed 28 day program Adult son 3 different 28 day program No help for dual diagnosis One 15 minute visit with visiting psychiatrist”. When asked for commentary, she added “Very basic 12-step program No individual treatment even after assessment Very disappointed”.

FINANCING

The Right Step is a preferred provider with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and UnitedHealthcare, and it also works with more than 15 other well-known insurance companies.

Updated February 2017

Published on March 2017

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I went to IOP in 2016. Galleria area - great program for people with day jobs and not able to devote full time inpatient program. It was a good transition for me after my inpatient program. The IOP for right step is a well managed program, the galleria area was my favorite. Katy at Humble is a great Javelin coach.

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I would recommend this treatment center to any family members or friends going in recovery.

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Very basic 12-step program No individual treatment even after assessment Very disappointed

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Great place, a true life changing experience if you commit yourself to the program. I learned more about myself in the 30 day program than i have in the last 10 years. The counserlors are the best ive ever worked with, they love what they do and care for one unconditionally

i went for Residential Treatment. I recently was succesfully discharged. and i have to say going to the Right Step saved my life and was the best thing that i Could of done. Staff was awsome and so were other people

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After having to pay upfront for 30 days of treatment, my husband was allowed to stay for only 5 days because of suspected sleep apnea. The best part is after billing my insurance for the 5 days of treatment and being paid by insurance we are owed a refund of over $800 and The Right Step will not respond to emails or phone calls regarding the refund. It has been over 2 months since he left the facility, 8 weeks since they were paid by insurance, and 5 weeks of no one answering phone calls or emails.

TRS is a tremendous facility with top notch care. They saved my life and I've been sober for 7+ years now. My only regret was not going back to visit and give back. The Dr. is the best in the business! Hands down the best facility to make a change in your life.

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As someone who was stubborn and not ready to go to treatment, this place made it so much easier!! The Right Step treats you like an adult and I did not feel like I was in a prison. They allow you to use the phone and go on weekend "day" passes which was really refreshing. The staff at The Right Step truly wants the best for their patients and they offer aftercare once treatment is completed. There is a program called Javelin which assigns a sober coach to you to help you stay on track when you graduate- it's an amazing tool for my sobriety!! I love my coach and meet with her every week! I definitely recommend The Right Step Javelin.

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Right Step gave me the tools to save my life. I went in there a scared and desperate person. By the time I graduated something had shifted. I was now armed with a begining. I will before forever grateful. The staff are beyond wonderful. They care. If you want to save your life and are willing to go to any lengths then Right Step can help. I am living proof that even after 30 years of IV drug use a new life is available if you want it... God bless... DB

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My loved one was there a month and the rehab was successful. There was a very fine doctor on staff.

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My experience was overall pretty good. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The residential treatment, medical detox, day treatment and alumni activities are all great benefits of the facility. However, the price was very high.

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I have been with the company for 10 years and it helped a lot of people and the doors are always open to to help. Sometimes don't have a bed but will help you to go somewhere else.

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I relapsed after 2 months. Housing was very close quarters; it was shared space with other people. There was no privacy.

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Inpatient and outpatient were effective in understanding the problem and the solution. The alumni association is a great asset in keeping in touch with not only newly recovering people, but also those you were in treatment with. I have seen the success rate of those who work the program and follow the right step suggestions. I would urge anyone whose life has become unmanageable due to drug or alcohol dependence to give Right Step a chance.

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The Right Step really helped me to understand my disease and what was happening to my mind, body and soul. Without this information and the support from the staff to this very day, my life would have been over. Although I did relapse, being a part of the alumni gave me hope and a deep desire to return to what was truly working to keep me sober. Get a sponsor, work the steps, believe in a power greater than yourself and staying connected is where my journey began and continues one day a time. I did not stay in the relapse long and decided to attend the Alumni meeting and other outside meetings. I felt like they were truly dedicated to helping me understand my addiction.

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If I every was to relapse ( which I never will )I would return to the Right Step. The Right Step is a fantastic program; it has kept me clean for 15 months. It's the meeting and the steps that keep me going. TRS did a fantastic job in my recovery I'm so grateful for the program.

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It saved my life.

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Worth it

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Left before completing treatment...(it was) like jail.

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The staff were very educated, confident in their position with helping someone become sober....Awesome people awesome doctors, and awesome care and new beginnings...Do research on facilities and then admit yourself immediately. With right attitude you will beat this and recover. DO NOT HESITATE!

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