Residential Inpatient

Residential Inpatient is usually the first step of treatment. This phase will allow you to relax in a safe environment and begin to focus on treatment issues. You will begin to understand the cycle of addiction and start making changes that are required to live a positive life without drugs and alcohol. Duration 7-30 days. In residential inpatient clients will receive the following services:

  • Individual counseling with an experienced counselor
  • Group counseling
  • Chemical dependency education
  • Relapse prevention planning
  • 12-Step meetings
  • Structured recreation
  • Nutritious meals
  • Daily schedule

Supportive Residential Treatment

Lasting recovery requires a period of sustained participation in structured treatment upon completion of Residential Inpatient phase. We provide a period of 60-90 days of ongoing treatment and support while the client begins to plan a return to work and family.


Medically supervised residential detoxification is appropriate for some clients. Detoxification sets the stage for treatment engagement. Our staff physicians assess the need for medical detox and prescribe an appropriate medical protocol.

Detoxification can be dangerous if not properly supervised by trained medical professionals.  Some addicts who try to detox themselves or who are under the supervision of poorly trained professionals relapse because of unpleasant detox symptoms.

At Directions our medical staff will assess the level of medication detox appropriate for each client.  Medical advances have produced medical protocols that minimize the discomfort and danger associated with detoxification. You can expect a safe and comfortable detox.

As a part of your initial phone consultation your need for drug or alcohol detox services will be discussed. Upon admission you will meet with medical staff who will detail your detox protocol.

Outpatient Treatment: Intensive and supportive

While some clients may benefit from outpatient treatment initially, outpatient services usually follow residential treatment. Gains made in residential treatment are consolidated as clients work in the community and live at home. Duration: 60-120 days. Both Intensive Outpatient and Supportive Outpatient Programs are available. Services provided include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Chemical dependency education

Mental Health Treatment

The Directions of Recovery, Inc. program is geared to provide services for clients with concurrent chemical dependency and mental health (dual diagnosis) problems. The Medical Director, Staff Psychologist and substance abuse counselors work with each client to address underlying mental health issues. It is our experience that lasting recovery can only be achieved when mental health problems receive effective treatment.

Group and Individual Counseling

Individual and group counseling services are provided by a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Both "Supportive" and "intensive" level services can be scheduled to meet personal recovery needs.

Services can be arranged around your busy schedule, including evening and weekend appointments. Your counselor will recommend the frequency of services needed to foster a lasting recovery. If you are under supervision, regular reports to the supervising agency will be prepared to document your program participation.

Group counseling is the proven modality for chemical dependency treatment. Under the supervision of an experienced counselor; clients share and learn from the life experiences of other clients.

Individual counseling is provided on a regular basis for every client and allows expression and sharing of more personal information.


Lasting recovery is usually not achieved after a brief period of treatment. Recovery requires commitment over the long term. Recovering persons typically make recovery the cornerstone of their lives. Aftercare services consist of attendance of group counseling sessions as an "alumni" as well as continued individual counseling as needed.





Programs licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services D.S.H.S.