By Dr. Jason Powers Chief Medical Officer, Right Step, Promises Austin, and San Cristobal Among the first doctors certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). H Magazine Texas\u2019 \u201cTop Doc\u201d in Addiction Medicine, 2007-2009. 2008 winner of Sierra Tucson\u2019s Gratitude for Giving, Compassion Award. Dr. Powers, Right Step Chief Medical Officer, has worked in addiction recovery for over eight years and has helped Right Step\u2019s inpatient detoxification program reach out to, and reform, hundreds of addicts over the years. \u201cHolistic medicine is all about addressing the patient as a whole person: body, mind and soul,\u201d explains Dr. Jason Powers, when asked about the Promises Austin alcohol treatment center. \u201cThe Promises Austin program is a 35- or 60-day holistic program designed to help mature guests over the age of 26 meet their recovery needs.\u201d Promises Austin, set in a lush landscape near Austin, Texas, is unlike many other drug rehab centers. \u201cIt offers a recovery fitness program,\u201d Dr. Powers notes, \u201cthat is designed specifically to enhance patients\u2019 recovery.\u201d Other amenities include spa services (such as massages), a culinary program that includes gourmet meals and cooking classes, spiritual guidance, expressive art therapy, yoga, acupuncture, and a concierge to help guests arrange group activities that suit their interests and help them find their passions. Each of these offerings is created especially for people undergoing addiction recovery and aimed at helping to boost every element of their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. \u201cPromises Austin also offers a unique family program,\u201d explains Dr. Powers. The Family Weekend is a monthly three-day event during which patients\u2019 families join them on their journey to recovery. \u201cAddiction recovery is not a spectator sport,\u201d Dr. Powers says. \u201cWhen a loved one has an addiction, we all have it.\u201d The supportive and educational program helps families strengthen or reform the bonds that may have weakened while the patient was using. A vital component to any recovery program is the spiritual component, \u201cno matter what higher power you believe in,\u201d according to Dr. Powers. Promises Austin provides a spiritual counselor who can help fuse patients\u2019 physical and emotional healing with spiritual healing and guidance. Supporting and renewing one\u2019s spirituality is an essential part of recovery. In addition to these holistic approaches to alcoholism counseling, Promises Austin offers medically supervised inpatient detoxification, Suboxone\u00ae detoxification, and aftercare that meet the same high standards as all the Right Step treatment centers located throughout Texas. Remember that helping someone overcome addiction is a gift born of compassion. For more information on admission to the Promises Austin, please click here.