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Tailored Aftercare for Burning Tree Ranch Graduates


At Burning Tree Ranch, we understand the unique challenges faced by the chronic relapser. Our aftercare program is customized for those who have not been able to maintain sobriety in other, less specialized environments. By providing a focused degree of structure, accountability, and personalized care, we help our clients achieve realistic milestones that position sobriety at the forefront of life.

Unlike other aftercare programs, we integrate our entire staff and the whole family into the transition process that our clients undergo. From day one to graduation, we emphasize a teamwork approach that supports the chronic relapser as they create a life of excellence beyond sobriety.

Studies indicate that continuing care interventions were more likely to produce positive outcomes when they had a longer planned duration.
Source: National Institutes of Health
Burning Tree Ranch maintains one of the strongest and most comprehensive aftercare programs in the country. We offer our clients an environment where sobriety is merged with challenging, real-world scenarios. As the chronic relapser continues to practice the sober skills they learned in our long-term residential program, they begin to find a renewed sense of confidence not only in themselves and their sobriety, but in life in general.

Our mission is to help prevent the risk of relapse as our clients transition to a life of excellence after sobriety.

Burning Tree Ranch helps the chronic relapser transition to a sober lifestyle outside of treatment. As the nation’s only authentic long-term treatment provider for chronic addiction, our aftercare program remains dedicated to the following:
  • High accountability from client community and staff
  • Safe and structured, gender-specific sober living managed directly by our aftercare staff
  • Implementation of responsible life skills such as budgeting, accountability, and work ethic
  • A slow, tempered transition that promotes the practice of recovery disciplines in everyday life
  • An opportunity to engage a sober lifestyle while merging recovery, work, family, social and recreational activities in a balanced way
  • A monitored, aware, and watchful environment where sobriety remains squarely at the forefront
Dawn Wilson
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I believe that aftercare makes the difference for so many who have been unable to stay sober in previous attempts at sobriety.”

~ Dawn Wilson, Director of Transition Services

Aftercare Clients are Expected to Do:

12-Step Program Development
  • Attend a minimum of 3-5 Twelve Step Meetings per week
  • Carry the message to Hospitals and Institutions
  • Talk to their sponsors 3x per week & meet every other week
  • Maintain a service position and home group
  • Sponsor others through the Twelve Steps
  • Seek to enlarge their spiritual life on a daily basis
Life Skills Development
  • Work 32 hours per week
  • Pay rent weekly
  • Schedule and attend therapy, psychiatric and doctor’s appointments as needed
  • Live within an established financial budget approved by staff
  • Be responsible for food shopping, meal preparation, and transportation

Families Can Expect:

  • That your loved one will receive a structured program that supports them as they transition into sober living and aftercare
  • That your loved one will receive a therapeutic continuation of the clinical services received during the inpatient phase
  • That you will be provided consistent updates from the aftercare team, along with continued support on how to best support your loved one’s recovery
  • That your loved one will be introduced to and participate in the larger Burning Tree Alumni community
  • That we will emphasize the importance of honesty, transparency, and integrity in all of our interactions

Two Phases of After Care

After completing the progress-based inpatient phase of treatment at Burning Tree Ranch, along with the Family Program, our clients begin transitioning to our long-term aftercare program.

This transition process is designed to be slow and strategic. When helping chronic addicts and alcoholics we have found that most of our clients needed a smoother, more tailored transition from inpatient treatment back into the real world.

Similar to the inpatient portion, our aftercare program is one year long. It is designed to offer the chronic relapser the sufficient time, support, and monitoring to help them more fully adjust to permanent, lifelong sobriety.

1. Sober Living Aftercare Phase:
The first phase of our aftercare program includes gender-specific sober living at our privately owned and operated residence in Dallas. Our sober living homes are structured to provide high accountability and a deep sense of community.
2. Independent Living Phase:
During the second phase of our aftercare program, our clients transition into independent living with one or two peers from the Burning Tree Ranch community. This helps each member of our aftercare program hold one another other accountable within the Burning Tree community.

Our Chronic relapse therapies

Burning Tree Ranch utilizes
addiction medicine to aid in the diagnosis, treatment and recovery of persons with the disease of addiction.

A form of goal-oriented therapy that helps our clients understand how their thoughts affect their actions, leading to healthier thinking patterns and behaviors.

An evidence-based psychotherapy approach that helps our clients better manage stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others.

An interactive psychotherapy
technique that helps our clients reduce the emotional distress caused by the unresolved pain associated with trauma.

An experiential therapy that imparts physical, cognitive, and emotional benefit to our clients as they engage the important work of establishing lifelong recovery.

A form of positive psychotherapy that helps our clients clarify their values and connect with their authentic selves, leading to a greater sense of self-worth and empowerment.

A humanistic form of psychotherapy that helps our clients concentrate on the present moment, and engage the
opportunity to they have increase
personal freedom and fulfillment.

Facilitated by a licensed clinician, group therapy helps our clients develop improved communication skills, boundaries, and self-awareness in a therapeutic setting.

We take into account the whole
person, not just the addiction. Our holistic approach enables our clients to discovery well-being for the mind, body, and spirit.

The goal of individual therapy is to motivate the client to explore certain behaviors that may interfere with, delay, or sabotage the opportunity to achieve permanent, lifelong recovery.

A form of psychotherapy that helps our clients re-build relationships with loved ones, and establish new relationships with a healthy support group of peers.

Neurofeedback Therapy is a noninvasive treatment designed to instruct patients as to how to control brainwave activity in order to change behaviors.

The Twelve Steps teach our clients how to live by a set of spiritual principles that are taught in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.