From the outside looking in, addiction can seem like a black-and-white issue. An observer sees an individual battling a disease, and assumes that the clear solution is treatment. After all, they may reason, you would get the care you needed if you had a physical illness — why not do the same for a substance use disorder? Friends and family members of an addicted individual may feel hurt or confused when their loved one avoids or refuses treatment, or when the individual goes through a relapse. To them, it may appear as though they are not even trying to get better.

Those who have seen the reality of substance use disorders, however, know that asking for help and getting treatment is far more complex than it looks. The compulsions of addiction make it much harder to consciously choose the path toward sobriety. What’s more, the road to recovery can seem long and full of obstacles. From the view of an addicted person, getting treatment may look like a lifelong commitment of time and effort that is not even guaranteed to work. They may feel discouraged and overwhelmed — negative emotions that only serve to maintain the status quo of addiction.

At the Renewal Lodge, we want to make the process of addiction treatment a journey of hope, reassurance and inspiration for our clients and their loved ones. We provide mental, physical and spiritual healing for adult men and women who are struggling with a range of addictions including alcohol, prescription drugs and illicit drugs. We work tirelessly to make our program accessible and effective. Our short-term residential program in Austin, Texas gives participants the chance to fully immerse themselves in treatment, engage with recovery and find long-lasting solutions to substance abuse. Contact us today at 866-287-2877 to learn more or to start the admissions process for yourself, your loved one or your patient.

Our Substance Abuse Treatment Model

As one of the oldest formal methods of addiction treatment, the 12 steps sometimes have a reputation of being too traditional or outdated. And they can feel restrictive or alienating for some clients, particularly when used without flexibility or modern approaches. A purely 12-step treatment program is not for everyone — but the 12 steps do have much to offer when their tried-and-true framework is adapted for a broader audience. In combination with modern practices and techniques, the program’s clear, goal-oriented structure is the ideal fit for a short-term, immersive treatment program. An enriched 12-step approach can distill a top-quality recovery experience into its most essential components, allowing participants to accomplish more in less time.

The Renewal Lodge by Burning Tree provides effective short-term treatment using our own unique combination approach. Our programs utilize the time-tested framework of the 12 steps along with mindfulness-based methods, as well as individualized treatment plans with one-on-one attention from our staff.

12-Step Framework

We guide our clients through the 12 steps, but we do not merely focus on completing the steps in treatment. We emphasize creating and adopting a 12-step lifestyle, one that includes the empathy, community and accountability so distinctly lacking in a life of addiction. Here, the 12 steps serve to enact a spiritual awakening, instill a sense of higher purpose and rebuild connections with others.

Mindfulness Focus

Practicing mindfulness encourages purposeful thoughts and actions — an essential component of substance abuse recovery, when assessing one’s behaviors is needed to change habits and sustain sobriety. In combination with the 12 steps, mindfulness creates a richer experience by leading participants to think critically about each step and how it factors into a sustainable sober lifestyle.

Individualized Treatment

A top complaint about traditional 12-step programs is that their approach leaves no room for the different experiences that every person has with substance abuse. Not everyone struggles with addiction in the same way, and studies have shown that treatment is most effective when adapted to each person’s needs and concerns. We provide individualized care that accounts for each client’s differences through one-on-one therapy, discharge planning, family programming and more.

Our approach has been carefully developed by our team after years of observing traditional programs and seeing an opportunity for improvement. Too often, short-term options only give participants a cursory view of the recovery experience before sending them back to independent life. The lack of long-term structure or guidance leads many to relapse and fall back into negative behavior patterns. Our combination of methods is fully immersive and drives our clients to dig deeper, explore further and aim higher in the same 30- to 60-day schedule. We build stronger foundations for sustainable sobriety and provide customized guidance for ongoing recovery, without extending time away from work or family.

Substance Abuse Treatment at Renewal Lodge

Our residential substance abuse treatment program is a short-term, 30- to 60-day program for adult men and women. Our updated, comfortable treatment facility is conveniently located just outside of Austin, Texas, and promises a comprehensive, engaging experience away from distractions and pressures. Our exceptional staff is highly trained and qualified to provide several therapeutic modalities and to treat various substance use disorders, including addiction to:

  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Oxycodone
  • Cocaine/Crack
  • DXM/Cough Syrup
  • Heroin
  • Meth/Adderall
  • Fentanyl
  • Ecstasy/Molly/MDMA

On-site detox services for a full range of substances will be available in 2020. We also provide personalized discharge planning to pair clients with appropriate intensive outpatient, outpatient and/or sober living care following completion of our program. In addition, we provide specialized mental health services for clients with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, as well as a family therapy program when appropriate.

Get the Treatment You Need Today

We envision a bright future for every client — one where substance abuse no longer controls their actions, weighs down their spirit or limits their potential. We know that every person who struggles with drug or alcohol addiction is capable of achieving a better, healthier life, no matter how long they have been living with a substance use disorder. We welcome clients who are seeking recovery for the first time and those who have not found success in other short-term programs. Our doors are open to those who have struggled with addiction for months, years or decades. We are proud to offer proven effective treatment for those who are ready to commit to finding their purpose in recovery and sobriety. If you, someone close to you or your patient needs an immersive short-term substance abuse treatment program like ours, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Call the Renewal Lodge in Austin, Texas today: our team is available at 866-287-2877 to answer your questions or to help you start the admissions process.