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.
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.”
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.