ABOUT TEXAS STAR RECOVERY
Located on a 67-acre wooded campus, Texas Star Recovery operates two rehab programs for adults. The larger Texas Star program prioritizes short-term inpatient as well as intensive outpatient,for individuals struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders. Medically monitored detoxification is provided, and a multi-disciplinary treatment team integrates evidence-based psychotherapeutic, biological, and .
The facility’s Vista Recovery program provides longer-term residential substance use disorder care. Special attention is given to military-connected clients in all treatment programs offered on the campus of Texas NeuroRehab Center, which also houses units serving children and adolescents living with severe neurological impairment.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
After an initial phone call, clients are scheduled for admission to Texas Star Recovery, with the exception of those who are referred from an emergency room. All Texas Star treatment programs begin with medical detox and all apply dual diagnosis treatment, according to the facility’s website. The three- to five-day detox process is based in a hospital setting on-site and typically utilizes medication-assisted therapy. Clients needing further intensive treatment in a 24/7 medical environment remain inpatient for another two to three weeks.
When clients are ready to begin outpatient treatment, they enroll in either the partial hospitalization (PHP) or intensive outpatient program (IOP). The latter runs for 20 sessions over six-and-a-half weeks. During this process, Texas Star staff are equipped to help manage medically complex situations for clients, including military personnel, their dependents, and veterans. Group psychotherapy sessions provide the core of the facility’s addiction treatment plans, but physical therapy is integrated as needed. PHP clients meet for three full days a week and IOP clients meet on three evenings.
Vista Recovery is a 30-day residential treatment program that is less focused on dual diagnosis. Clients live in a non-hospital setting and begin integrating into Austin’s recovery community through 12-step meetings and social activities. In addition to weekly individual counseling sessions, residents receive medication management services and yoga instruction. They also participate in meditation, expressive art, and physical exercise. The rehab center’s treatment practices are trauma-informed and utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Texas Star Recovery alumni meet weekly.
Among the Texas Star and Vista Recovery treatment team members are four board certified physicians with specializations that include psychiatry, addiction medicine, and chronic pain. Most are also licensed buprenorphine providers. The facility also employs a spirituality counselor/chaplain and a master’s-level social worker who is trained in mindfulness counseling.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The two Texas Star Recovery programs are located on a former cattle ranch that has been used as a rehab center and behavioral health facility for more than half a century. Texas Star’s 28-bed inpatient unit and Vista’s eight-bed residential setting both provide access to walking trails. Vista’s amenities feature private rooms and a dedicated fitness center, ropes course, woodshop, garden, and office resource room. Smoking is allowed on campus, but use of personal phones and electronic devices is not.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At time of writing, Best-rehabs.com has received feedback for Texas Star Recovery from three former clients. All three rated their likelihood to recommend the facility to others a maximum five stars, also awarding four or five stars apiece for the effectiveness of treatment. Metrics measuring accommodations likewise revealed strong satisfaction, with four- and five-star ratings for meals, nutrition, the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep, and exercise and leisure activities. One alum granted just three stars for policies regarding outside communication. This reviewer cited “too many locked doors” as a weakness.
Reflecting well on aspects Texas Star takes pride in, all three alumni also rated the staff’s level of training and experience five stars apiece and the two polled on co-occurring treatment also selected the highest rating. However, one of the three offered a more moderate, three-star perspective on the availability of options in counseling approaches. Overall, these alumni represented the facility as professional, accessible (via Medicare coverage and proximity), and effective.
Reflecting more diverse perspectives, five alumni contributed to an average rating of 3.8 out of five stars on Google. The facility received three five-star reviews, including two that characterized the program as life-saving. However, a one-star reviewer wrote that their experience did not match Texas Star’s advertising, citing under-staffing and “incompetent medical staff.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Four friends and family members submitted mixed reviews to Best-rehabs.com, split between two very favorable and two critical, while nevertheless positive about the facility’s accommodations. Comments represented Texas Star’s staff and treatment either as helpful and expert or ineffective and too reliant on medication. They gave an average rating of three stars for the staff’s training and experience.
Similarly, two out of three polled rated holistic offerings highly, while the third granted just two stars, and the two polled on co-occurring treatment split between five and two stars. Opportunities for family participation ratings ranged from one to five stars, and opinions about the affordability of treatment included one conclusion that the program was not worth it and two ratings of four and five stars.
Texas Star and Vista Recovery accept a dozen private and managed insurance plans as well as Medicare and TRICARE. Self-payment plans can be arranged.