Great Oaks Recovery Center’s drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs can set a foundation for sobriety via medically supervised detox and intensive counseling.
However, addiction is a chronic illness. Taking advantage of community-based resources in addition to the continuing care services that Great Oaks offers can provide you with the support you need to build a new life free from the burdens of substance abuse.
The following list covers some of the most popular resources in Southeast Texas, including programs in Egypt, Wharton County, and the Houston area. You can discuss these options with your treatment team to develop an aftercare plan that best fits your needs.
AA District 90, Area 67
Alcoholics Anonymous has been helping people in recovery since it was founded by Bill Wilson (known as Bill W.) and Dr. Robert Smith (known as Dr. Bob) in 1935. The 12-step principles are designed to provide a way for men and women struggling with addiction to help each other get and stay sober.
AA Beaumont provides information about Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Southeast Texas Area 67. The site is updated and maintained by volunteers, but strives to serve as a comprehensive resource for anyone searching for AA meetings or events in the area. The meeting schedule includes listings for both closed and open meetings.
Southeast Texas Area NA
Narcotics Anonymous was founded by Jimmy Kinnon in the 1950s using the principles of the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step program. Today, it is the largest peer led drug addiction recovery program.
The South East Texas Area of Narcotics Anonymous serves residents of Anahuac, Beaumont, Buna, Jasper, Port Arthur, Orange, Nederland, Vidor, and the surrounding areas. Their website offers general information about the NA program, as well as a list of meetings and calendar of social events.
Celebrate Recovery in Houston
Celebrate Recovery is a biblically-based 12-step program for people struggling with addictions of any kind. The program is offered at over 35,000 churches around the world, but you can find out about options in Southeast Texas by visiting the Celebrate Recovery in Houston website.
The group listing page organizes available meetings by the day of the week they occur, but there are special programs for veterans, teens, and incarcerated individuals that can be viewed separately. The website also contains information about starting your own group, if you can’t find an available group to fit your needs. Subscribe to the email newsletter to make sure you have access to the most up-to-date information on local programs.
The Council on Recovery
The Council on Recovery is Houston’s oldest and largest non-profit organization providing prevention, treatment, and recovery services to people suffering from substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Services offered include outpatient counseling, yoga and meditation, support group meetings, and community education programs. The Cradles Project offers special resources for pregnant and postpartum women, while the Wellderly Program supports older adults struggling with drug or alcohol abuse.
The Council on Recovery is a nonprofit organization, so services are provided regardless of your ability to pay. However, those with the ability to do so are encouraged to support the organization’s outreach efforts with monetary donations or volunteer hours.
Recovery People is a charitable nonprofit supporting peer-led drug and alcohol addiction recovery by connecting people, communities, and resources; building the capacity of the recovery workforce and related support services; and shaping recovery policy and program development. Their work is supported by grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
To learn how Recovery People can help you or your loved one, fill out the support services request form on their website. Services are provided throughout the state of Texas.
Located in Beaumont, the Spindletop Center offers outpatient substance abuse counseling as well as general mental health counseling. Treatment includes individual, group and family counseling as well as with aftercare, relapse prevention, education, and support groups.
This community mental health center was formed in 2000 and currently serves over 8,000 clients per year. It is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), and the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). A Crisis Line is available 24 hours per day/7 days per week at (409) 838-1818 or 1-800-937-8097.
Cougars in Recovery
Cougars in Recovery helps students at the University of Houston manage the demands of their studies with maintaining their sobriety following residential or intensive outpatient treatment. They offer recovery support meetings, community check-ins, and sober social events. Sober living housing is available for interested parties.
Cougars in Recovery (CIR) scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 per year are awarded each year based on funding and availability. The scholarships have a minimum GPA requirement and recipients must agree to complete specific recovery-related activities throughout the year.
The BES Group, Inc.
The BES Group, Inc. provides intensive outpatient and supportive outpatient counseling services, as well as a suboxone maintenance program. These resources allow participants to continue with school, work, family, and other responsibilities while still receiving the support they need for long-term sobriety.
Lonestar Counseling Services
Lonestar Counseling Services in Houston offers a number of services for people struggling with addiction, including both intensive outpatient and supportive outpatient counseling. Drug offender and DWI education programs are also available.