When a mom needs help recovering from alcohol and drug addiction, she needs to know her children are safe. Austin Recovery is one of only a handful of treatment centers in Texas offering women the opportunity to bring their children with them into treatment. This allows women to focus fully on recovery without worrying about their family.
For more than 25 years, Austin Recovery’s Family House has pioneered this highly specialized form of treatment providing quality services to a mother and two of her children under the age of six-years-old. A state grant affords women 60-to-90 days of treatment for themselves and specialized therapies for their young children.
During the day, children go to a nearby state-approved child care program. This allows mothers to participate in a full, daily, treatment schedule until their children return to Austin Recovery in the afternoon.
Austin Recovery provides three, balanced, nutritious meals a day plus snacks for you and your children.
Living quarters in Austin Recovery’s Family House are semi-private and allow families to stay together. The community in Family House works as a team and grows together in a family-like environment.
Family House clients receive weekly intensive on-site case management while in residential treatment, as well as continued intensive in-home case management post discharge from treatment. Parent Educators also provide evidence-based parenting education using the Nurturing Parenting curriculum.
We work hard at Austin Recovery to help rebuild families suffering from addiction. Therefore visitation is often encouraged on Saturdays from 1-3:30 p.m. Phone visits are also allowed as determined by each client’s individual counselor.
Austin Recovery’s treatment program is created to help families form healthy boundaries and relationships while recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. During the day, mom learns more about her addiction and how to create a new life in recovery for her and her family.
Daily schedules include classes on 12-Step recovery, relapse prevention, parenting skills, life-skills, self-esteem and self-awareness. Each mom participates in weekly, individual, counseling sessions and daily process groups to learn healthier ways to process information and feelings that will help them in their recovery.
While moms attend classes at Austin Recovery, they can be assured their children are receiving the best possible care while building friendships and learning as they go. Once children return in the afternoon, playtime is used to teach them how to interact with other kids and share the many joys of bonding with mom. Austin Recovery’s facilities include a complete, well-stocked playroom as well as a protected, outside, gated playground.
Austin Recovery wants to help women become whole and happy again. For more information, please Contact Us or call an Admission Specialist at (800) 373-2081 or (512) 697-8600. We also invite you to take a virtual tour of our facilities.
For the latest information on Family House, see this press release:
Austin Recovery Announces New Family House Facility; Space to be Designed by Austin-based Sixthriver Architects (7/27/2011)