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
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.
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.
Meet the Staff
Grantham Hart Perry
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.
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 networks of rehab centers in the southwest. The Houston Central location opened in 1990, and it currently offers residential and outpatient addiction and mental health treatment services as well as on-site detox services. The nearby Houston Galleria facility offers additional intensive outpatient (IOP) programs and specialized tracks for those who identity as LGBTQ.
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. Vivitrol, Suboxone, or Campral may be utilized.
Residential 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 sessions, life skills workshops, and relapse prevention. The center also prides itself on utilizing Positive Recovery, which focuses on empowering the individual, as well as motivational interviewing (MI), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).
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 a residential program can enroll in the outpatient program. Outpatient sessions are three hours in the afternoon or evening on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Additionally, weekly aftercare support meetings are provided free of charge for clients who successfully complete residential treatment, as well as a 12-month continuing care plan. A weekly alumni group is also available and sometimes includes recreational outings.
The facility’s treatment team consists of a board-certified psychiatrist, registered nurses, master’s level clinicians, and other addiction specialists and therapists.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients are housed in comfortable “home-like bungalows” in a neighborhood close to museums, restaurants, and other attractions.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, Rehabs.com polled over a dozen alumni of The Right Step Houston Central. The nine alumni polled on treatment effectiveness gave almost exclusively four- and five-star ratings. The staff's level of training and experience was a primary strength, earning 4.8 out of five stars, followed by family participation with 4.5 stars, cleanliness with 4.4 stars, and affordability and counseling options with averages of 4.3 stars each.
In a representative review, one alum wrote: “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.”
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 average ratings of 3.7 out of five stars each. Loved ones gave an average 3.8 out of five stars for the facility’s cleanliness and the staff's level of training and experience. 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.” When asked for more commentary, she added “Very basic 12-step program No individual treatment even after assessment Very disappointed”.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Rehabs.com has polled one staffer of The Right Step Houston Central at the time of this writing. 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. “I been with the company for 10 years and it help a lot of people and doors always open to to help,” they said.
The Right Step is a preferred provider with Aetna and United Healthcare, and it also works with more than 15 other well-known insurance companies.
Published on November 2017
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