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Memorial Hermann Prevention & Recovery Center

What Is Memorial Hermann Prevention & Recovery Center?

The Prevention & Recovery Center is part of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, which is the largest, not for profit hospital in Texas. The center serves as the drug and alcohol treatment center with 60 beds for young adults who come to the center for their alcohol and drug problems.

The center provides comprehensive services for drug and alcohol treatment which include a growing alumni association, 12-step meetings, relapse prevention, aftercare, family services, transitional living, residential and day treatment, detox, and intensive outpatient evening programs.

Memorial Hermann Prevention & Recovery Center Program

The Adolescent Residential Program creates a family-like environment where the participant will be comfortable. The residential unit is not locked down so that the teen won’t have the feeling of being trapped while in rehabilitation. The whole center has 24/7 security staff and a state-of-the-art security system is installed to monitor both the inside and outside of the center. Each room can accommodate 2 participants with cabinets, desks, and beds. All rooms also have its own bathroom. Meals are prepared by the dietary team in order for each participant to have the necessary healthy foods to repair his/her body.

Friends and family can visit the participant on assigned visiting hours. There is also a scheduled 3-day family program for each participant and his/her family. The teen can also earn therapeutic passes which he/she can use to visit his/her family. Every participant is also encouraged to engage in sports with the provision for an in-door fitness center, volleyball court, and covered basketball court. There is also a designated Recreation Room where he/she can play various games, play pool, or watch movies.

The 12-step, abstinence-based program provides intensive education about addiction; individual, family, and group counseling; relapse prevention and relapse triggers; weekly education medical lectures; and regular scheduled “Big Book” study groups. Aside from the 12-step program, the center also utilizes different treatment methods like drama, art therapy, equine therapy, the center’s music room, and group empowerment drumming. Each participant is required to continue with his/her education to at most 6 hours a day through Southwest Schools, the center’s onsite school recognized by the Texas Education Agency.

The center believes in positive reinforcement in order to bring out the teen’s positive behaviors. A mentoring program is also made available to permit the participant to participate in the Leadership Committee. A series of incentives are prepared to reward the teen for every positive behavior he/she has manifested. Fun and therapeutic activities are also scheduled outside the center. There are movie theater trips, trips to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, excursions to Bear Creek Park and Hermann Park, trips to the Museum of Fine Arts, community service at Way Station, and activities at the YMCA. Spiritual care is also integrated to the treatment program in order for the participant’s spiritual well-being to be nurtured and developed.