The Right Step Houston Central

The Right Step Houston Central Houston Texas

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.


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.


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.


Clients are housed in comfortable “home-like bungalows” in a neighborhood close to museums, restaurants, and other attractions.


At the time of this writing, 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.”


At the time of this writing, there have been 13 friends and family members polled by 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 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.

The Right Step Houston Central Reviews

I am a graduate from The Right Step. If it seems impossible for you to stop drinking or using drugs or you have a family member or friend with this dilemma, then this post is for you. The Right Step is a safe and effective treatment center for you or your loved one. It's comprehensive "Positive Recovery" curriculum is second to none. Their staff is caring and non-judgemental. Most, if not all of them are also recovering addicts and alcoholics. Who better to guide you through the beginnings of your recovery? From the moment I arrived, I was given a medical detox to lessen the pain of withdrawals. The food was delicious and plentiful. I had my own room with a comfortable bed. There was also the availability of exercise equipment and a staff member to help you train if you desired. I also attend a weekly alumni meeting here to give the newcomer hope that, along with me, they too can recover and are not alone. I hope that you or your loved one makes the decision to stop this horrible disease in it's tracks and there's no doubt in my mind or soul that there is no better place than The Right Step. Nobody paid me or had to convince me to write this review. I'm doing this out of the love I have for you and the hate I have for this disease.
I am so grateful that The Right Step will always be part of my recovery and sobriety. I'd like to thank the staff for the care, concern and fellowship they provide. You will not feel alone and truly understood at the Right Step.
The Right Step gave me back my life. I learned so much about myself & my addiction. If you attend the sessions, listen, do your assignments & are honest with the counselors your leave with the necessary tools to be successful in your sobriety. I cannot say enough great things about this center!
The counselors were very involved. Counselors were phenomenal and available. Self pay costs were too high.
Based on the outcome the services were 100% effective. They had strong supervision and counseling.