Pathway To Recovery

Pathway To Recovery

ABOUT PATHWAY TO RECOVERY – ANGLETON

Located on the Gulf Coast about 45 miles from Houston, Pathway to Recovery in Angleton is one of the organization’s three chemical dependency treatment centers in southeastern Texas. In addition to providing gender-specific, residential substance abuse treatment for adult men, the facility offers partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient treatment (IOP), and standard outpatient (OP) treatment. Detox services are not offered on-site.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

According to its website, Pathway to Recovery admits a small number of clients to ensure close contact and bonding with staff. Along with an introduction to the 12-Steps, clients participate in a range of evidence-based treatment methods.

To help clients understand the underlying causes of their addiction and promote sustained sobriety, the program utilizes motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Clients participate in individual and group counseling and attend specialized process groups on grief, anger management, and denial reduction, as well as learn essential coping skills.

During their 30, 60, or 90-day stay, clients also engage in indoor and outdoor activities. They attend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings, which are held daily.

The center emphasizes family involvement and offers a drug and alcohol treatment education program for family members of patients. After discharge from the residential program, clients are encouraged to utilize the PHP and outpatient programs — IOP and OP — as well as unlimited aftercare.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Pathway to Recovery is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The Angleton treatment team includes a medical director, licensed social workers, and chemical dependency counselors. According to the website, the facility typically has an average patient to counselor/therapist ratio of 1:5.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

While there’s currently no specific information provided on the website about living arrangements, the men’s drug and alcohol rehab in Angleton is situated in a well landscaped, modest house in a tree-lined residential area. This 25-bed facility offers a therapeutic, homelike environment conducive to recovery. Best-rehabs.com survey respondents gave the accommodations and meals average ratings.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Two alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date provided divergent feedback. One gave the top five-star rating for overall effectiveness. However, this former client described the facility as “basic” and underscored the need for participants to commit to their success: “An individual is responsible for their own recovery. You have to make it work. They give you the tools to make this happen. I worked my program and I have been sober since my stay. You can’t put a price on that.” He rated the facility three out of five stars for meals/nutrition and exercise, as well as two stars for accommodations/amenities, leisure, and connectivity.

The other reviewer felt disgruntled about the lack of staff on-site. “There are no full time medical personnel on staff…A nurse comes once a week to take vitals…no psychiatrist, no psychologist, no doctor of any sort EVER visits.” This reviewer gave the lowest one-star rating for overall effectiveness, as well as for accommodations/amenities, and meals and nutrition.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The sole loved who responded to the Best-rehabs.com survey to date provided a mixed review. This anonymous person wrote that their mother was helped at the facility. “Counseling was a strength but the place was very small. My mom was in as an alcoholic. She was treated and diagnosed bi-polar when she was there. When they treated that, she no longer had problems with alcohol.” This reviewer gave three out of five stars for overall effectiveness and four stars for accommodation/amenities, affordability, counseling, and worth the cost.

WHAT STAFF SAY

One staff member polled by Best-rehabs.com to date, who used to be a client and now is a counselor, gave the top five-star rating for overall effectiveness. He wrote: “PTR encourages family participation in the treatment of their loved ones. We have lunch for the families each Sunday before visitation.” He cited experience of counselors as a strength and noted “all of our counselors are former addicts.”

FINANCING

The facility contracts with major private insurance companies as well as company Employee Assistance Programs. It also accepts self-pay clients. According to its website, current fees are $6,000 for 30 days, $10,000 for 60 days, and $15,000 for 90 days of treatment.

Reviews about Pathway To Recovery

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • I don't really know where to start, so here's a list of some of the more egregious offences: ... 2. Facility: Mold visibly painted over in multiple places. The roof leaks in several areas, some places directly through light fixtures. No effort or care was made to fix this, and I was told to mind my own business when I pointed out that this was a fire hazard and that we could all burn to death if a fire started. 3. Staff: There are no full time medical personnel on staff. A nurse comes once a week to take vitals and follow up with clients existing care. No psychiatrist, no psychologist, no doctor of any sort EVER visits. Interestingly, one evening they had a guest speaker, who claimed to be a doctor, and referred to himself as a "meta-physician". Yes, it's as dumb as it sounds; he was a quack pedaling snake oil. He claimed we needed to get on god's vibrational frequency so that we could speak with him and recover from our addictions. (I WISH I was making this up). The 2 therapists they have on staff seem have gotten their certifications out of a cereal box. Neither of them provided any actual therapy; there only job appeared to be monitoring the clients' progress through their 12 step work. The icing on the cake for their staffing deficiencies is that they didn't even run the multiple meetings we had throughout the day, it was all done by the clients. 4. 12 step program: Probably the biggest lie on their website is how much they minimize the use of the 12 step program. Because it's all they use; no cognitive behaviour therapy, no relapse regression therapy, nothing. No actual recovery took place, just indoctrination into their 12 step cult, and I do not use the term cult lightly. It was very disturbing, to say the least. Anytime I brought this up I was told I could leave whenever I wanted. And for some reason, the only book were allowed was a bible and the AA big book. The Bible. Nothing else actually useful; they wouldn't let me have a philosophy book I brought, or a book on alcohol abuse disorder that I brought. There reasoning was that it wasn't part of my recovery. But a bible was. 5. Religion: I don't know how this works at the state level, but I find it highly suspect that taxpayer money is being spent to send people with diagnosed Alcohol/ Substance Abuse Disorders (see DSM V for full definitions) to a treatment facility that essentially teaches its clients to pray away their addiction. Not only is this ludicrous, but it's extremely dangerous to the physical and psychological health of the patients. I was told multiple times each day that I needed to find my "Higher Power" and pray for recovery, or that I'd never be sober again. Again, when I pointed out how little sense this made, I was told that I could leave whenever I wanted. Would you tell a cancer patient to find their higher power and pray for remission, or they'd never get better? I think not. 6.The facility had about 6 "technicians" on staff (I use the term technician lightly, as each one of them was a graduate of the Pathway program and had no real training), whose primary job was making sure we did our chores. And when I say chores, I mean all the facility maintenance, prepare all the meals, and as mentioned, run all the classes. To be clear, the clients cooked all the food, cleaned the bathrooms, did the laundry, swept, mopped, vacuumed, mowed the lawn, weeded the garden, pulled weeds from the parking lot. There was no maintenance staff, no custodial staff, nothing.
  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Counseling was a strength but the place was very small. My mom was in as an alcoholic. She was successfully treated and diagnosed bi-polar when she was there. When they treated that, she no longer had problems with alcohol.
    • Treatment Effectiveness
    PTR encourages family participation in the treatment of their loved ones. We have lunch for the families each Sunday before visitation.Visitation is on Sat. and Sun. We have 3 male only facilities and 1 women's only facility. They all get the same quality of treatment. I got clean here 11 years ago.
    • Treatment Effectiveness
    It's a basic facility. An individual is responsible for their own recovery. You have to make it work. They give you the tools to make this happen. I still go back to help people in the facility. I share my experience, strength, and hope that allows me to be happy, joyous, and free. I wouldn't have this without Pathway.