ABOUT WILLIAMSON COUNTY ADULT PROBATION (CSCD) – CENTRAL TEXAS TREATMENT CENTER (CTTC)
Located in Granger, Texas, about 50 miles north of Austin, the Central Texas Treatment Center (CTTC) of Williamson County provides residential treatment for “serious alcohol and drug abusers sentenced by the courts.” Through a joint effort by State and local branches, including the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the CTTC was established in 1990. Admission is by referral only.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
As a criminal justice facility, the CTTC is supervised 24 hours a day. Beyond supervising residents, the center aims to rehabilitate participants’ chemical dependency and address criminal thinking, so they can reintegrate into society. Over the course of the program, residents learn about responsibility, the consequences of their actions, and how to comply with conditions of supervision. Services offered include adult education, cognitive learning, life skills training, psychological services, physical education, and spiritual development.
The center also makes mention of “substance abuse treatment” among its services, but offer no further details on these. Reviews submitted to Best-rehabs.com to date indicated that treatment lasts more than 90 days and makes use of the 12 Steps, individual counseling, and group therapy.
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff, however, all four individuals surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave at least four stars on the matter.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to its website, the Central Texas Treatment Center has 100 beds.
Collectively, the eight Best-rehabs.com survey respondents to date gave the CTTC an average rating of 4.25 out of five stars for its accommodations and 4.38 stars for its level of cleanliness.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the four alumni reviews submitted to Best-rehabs.com to date, three were positive and one was mixed. On average, alumni gave the facility 4.25 stars for its staff support/level of training and experience and 3.75 stars for its exercise and leisure opportunities.
There was little overlap in reviewers’ written commentary. While one anonymous alum claimed that the program “saved” their life, Cynthia added: “There are no massages, you don’t get cradled, it is a tough place and it makes you look at yourself, and helps you change your way thinking, with classes and group sessions and makes you focus on you.” Without specifying further, alum Jay felt that the CTTC needed several improvements.
Secondary sources yielded almost unanimously positive feedback. To date, the CTTC has a five-star Google review and an average rating of 4.1 stars out of five from nine Facebook users. Though Kenneth alleged that his experience at CTTC gave him nightmares, others claimed that while they did not want to be at the facility at the time, they were very grateful for their time there; one reviewer even credited the center with saving his life. “If it were not for them, I probably wouldn’t be alive today,” Rodney wrote in a representative review.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Of the four reviews submitted by loved ones to date, three were positive and one was mixed. Of the three reviewers polled on the matter, loved ones gave four stars for family programming and for co-occurring treatment, yet only two or three stars for the holistic opportunities.
As with alumni, there was little overlap in loved ones’ feedback. One highlighted the one-on-one counseling, while another wrote: “We both enjoyed the place and group for the family and friends invited.” A third told felt the program “needs a better holistic approach.”
According to Williamson County’s website, probation payments may be made via credit card or cashier’s check. Two alumni surveyed by Best-rehabs.com indicated that their treatment was paid for by the state.