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Promises Austin

840 County Rd 420, Spicewood, Texas, 78669
Promises Austin provides drug and alcohol addiction treatment in a luxury setting. The residential rehab admits a limited number of clients at a time to ensure that each individual receives customized care and a personalized treatment plan. Evidence-based modalities are coupled with 12-step practices and holistic therapy to provide patients with a complete continuum of care. There are also plenty of amenities and activities offered to establish healthy, feel-good habits and ensure that the challenges and obstacles faced during treatment are handled and overcome in comfort.

Facility Highlights

  • Experiential Therapies
  • Trauma-Focused Care
  • Healing Retreat

Specialization

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a non-invasive short-term therapy designed to complement conventional therapeutic techniques and treat individuals who have struggled with traditional forms of addiction treatment therapies in the past. EMDR has been found to be especially effective for individuals suffering from trauma-related conditions as well as those struggling with anxiety, eating disorder issues, chronic pain, and depression.
  • Therapeutic Recreation

    Clients are encouraged to participate in carefully selected therapeutic recreational activities for holistic wellness and lasting recovery. Program offerings include swimming, hiking, kayaking, volunteer work, cultural excursions, and more. Through therapeutic recreation, clients reinforce positive coping strategies and develop healthy habits.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Jason Powers, MD
    Jason Powers, MDChief Medical Officer
    Dr. Powers joined Right Step and Promises Austin as chief medical officer in 2006. Originally trained and board certified in family medicine, Dr. Powers re-dedicated his career to helping addicts and their families after he personally faced addiction in 2003. He is now also board certified in addiction medicine and develops programs that help addicted individuals and their families embrace the healing path of recovery. Dr. Powers has been recognized four times as a top addiction doctor by H Texas Magazine, and is currently secretary/treasurer of the Texas chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a local expert for The Partnership at Drugfree.org. Dr. Powers is also the author of the comprehensive book about addiction When the Servant Becomes the Master.
  • Stevie Stanford, PhD
    Stevie Stanford, PhDClinical Director
    Dr. Stanford is a licensed psychologist with an extensive background in family work, substance abuse treatment, working with the LGBTQ community, and trauma resolution, particularly eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). She earned her doctorate in counseling psychology and master's degree in community counseling from Northern Arizona University. While working on her doctorate, she developed a measurement tool called the EDAM (Eating Disorder Assessment for Men) to help measure eating disorders, muscle dysmorphia and body image issues in men. Dr. Stanford brings to Promises Austin a wealth of knowledge as a certified clinical supervisor in a dual diagnosis residential treatment setting. Having worked as a clinical director in other residential programs, her strengths also lie in clinical enrichment, program management and curriculum development. She believes the foundation of effective treatment is a trusting therapeutic relationship and that experiencing new things and challenging ourselves is how we grow.

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I had no idea what to expect but I was truly amazed on a daily basis how much I learned from group sessions, feedback, and counselors - it was all such an enriching experience. The grounds are beautiful and the food is excellent! I’m looking forward to a healthy new life and I couldn’t be more excited!
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First of all, they don’t tell you that personal trainers,yoga and message therapy is not included in the day rate,and costs extra (fine print).Also,doctor’s bills are separate and the session rate is not in the financial agreement.So basiclly,you are giving them the ok to say the doctor can charge you whatever the doctor wants,by signing agreement.I gather this could mean a massive bill outside what insurance will pay.The admission process in my case was handled in the open (dayroom/kitchen) in front of other clients/chef.The “medical assistant” tried to act like a nurse and was not very nice to my loved one.I wouldn’t say rude,but I will say for the already stressful experience of going to a new place and starting treatment that kindness and understanding would be the order of the day.Which,it was not.Most concerning was the inability to answer simple,but obvious questions by the “facility’s director”.I did not let my love one complete admissions process.Red flags everywhere!We need treatment,but not theirs.
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What a waste of time, energy, emotion, and money! Would never recommend, we came out worse than going in.
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Promises saved my life. As someone coming in with severe addiction and suicide being what seemed to be my only option, this place was absolutely the LIGHT I needed! My doctor was first rate with dual diagnosis. He took me away from my daily narcotic regime (which at first I hated him for) and put me on a new one that addressed all my issues, but didn't have the propensity for abuse. My therapist was the perfect combination of blunt realism and empowering positivity. The groups were powerful and eye opening. The fostering of "getting to the root of the illness/ addiction" so I could [understand] appropriate my feelings.... was (in MANY years of therapy) something no one had ever thought important for me to [recognize] learn. Promises is an all encompassing program. We attended [in] facility meetings, as well as a variety around town. The weekend outings were therapeutic, esteem building and gave me a chance to realize I could (a) HAVE FUN (b) ACHIEVE A NATURAL (adrenaline rush) . HIGH (c) BE PART OF A TEAM (healthy . relationships with others) (d) START TO TRUST (myself and others) As for the others... who had less than stellar reviews, all I can conclude is that maybe they weren't ready to do ANYTHING IT TOOK ( trust tyre process by turning their OWN will over even though they didn't like some of the requirements) to get clean. ....... oh they DID get one thing right though. The food is PHENOMENAL😄😄😄😄 Give this place a chance (I would have said SHOT.. but it seemed inappropriate😂)!
stonefruit
    good food, good location. worse than worthless management, treatment program (treatment staff unqualified, authoritarian, and stupid), and \"educational\" programming. absolutely horrible place, not to mention it costs a fortune - for nothing. do not go uder any circumstance