Doc Talk – Dr Powers on Promises Austin
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’ “Top Doc” in Addiction Medicine, 2007-2009. 2008 winner of Sierra Tucson’s 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’s inpatient detoxification program reach out to, and reform, hundreds of addicts over the years.
“Holistic medicine is all about addressing the patient as a whole person: body, mind and soul,” explains Dr. Jason Powers, when asked about the Promises Austin alcohol treatment center. “The 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.”
Promises Austin, set in a lush landscape near Austin, Texas, is unlike many other drug rehab centers. “It offers a recovery fitness program,” Dr. Powers notes, “that is designed specifically to enhance patients’ recovery.” 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.
“Promises Austin also offers a unique family program,” explains Dr. Powers. The Family Weekend is a monthly three-day event during which patients’ families join them on their journey to recovery. “Addiction recovery is not a spectator sport,” Dr. Powers says. “When a loved one has an addiction, we all have it.” 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, “no matter what higher power you believe in,” according to Dr. Powers. Promises Austin provides a spiritual counselor who can help fuse patients’ physical and emotional healing with spiritual healing and guidance. Supporting and renewing one’s spirituality is an essential part of recovery.
In addition to these holistic approaches to alcoholism counseling, Promises Austin offers medically supervised inpatient detoxification, Suboxone® 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.