Recovery Services

The extensive recovery services provided to our members allows them to maintain a sober lifestyle that is similar to what many upscale rehabs provide at a fraction of the cost. Unlike other recovery houses, our recovery houses are not just a place to live, but a place to thrive, to change, and to implement real steps that lead to a recovered life.

Our high success rate is attributed to providing a upscale, spacious, and serene environments with complimentary recovery services that helps restore our members to a high quality of life. Listed below is a list of the support we provide our members to further assist them with their development.

Housekeeping – Once a Month

Our housekeepers come and and do a deep cleaning every month. While our Members still have weekly chores to maintain, this service provides an extra effort to maintain a clean and healthy living environment. Members are still responsible for keeping their bedrooms and bathrooms cleaned each week.

Personal Fitness Trainer – Once a Week

Members receive two coaching sessions per month included in their rent. They can choose if they’d like a a personal fitness/nutrition session or a recovery/life coaching session.

Benefit: You’ll receive personal hands on attention through one of our full time Wellness/Recovery coaching who can go over your nutrition and help you develop small goals along with a plan to ensure you reach the next level of your health & wellness.

Premier YMCA Townlake Austin – Daily

Members can enjoy the most upscale fitness facility options at Lifetime Fitness.

Benefit: Members have access to one of the premier fitness facilities in the U.S. (YMCA ON TOWNLAKE) which is conveniently located a few miles from our sober living home and includes weights, yoga, pilates, racquetball courts, basketball courts, spin classes, swimming pools, steam rooms, jacuzzi’s, saunas, and a reading lobby area.

Trauma Resolution Therapy – 2 hour session Monthly

All of our members receive monthly 2 hour sessions of holistic Trauma Resolution Therapy through Susan Davis, where she guides you through meditation back into your childhood to help you or your loved one understand where the inner child felt pain and how it was repressed and denied, leading to survival patterns, character defaults and ultimately, the disease of addiction.

Susan is an expert of helping individuals name and identify their past, gain awareness and consciousness of what happened, and begin to feel the buried feelings, helping the individual to thaw out the emotions that have not been accessible, ultimately leading to experience wholeness, love and your true self. These sessions will need to be initiated by the member, which is included and optional.

Personal Recovery Coach – Twice a Month

A personal recovery coach meets with our members twice a month to proactively look out for any recovery issues that may come up and offers healthy suggestions.

Benefit: The recovery coach helps the member create a customized daily and weekly recovery schedule and helps them plan out their week with recovery filled activities and services, in order to address any obstacles they may be facing and assisting members with finding a recovery based solution. This helps our members find new and healthy ways to cope without trying to do it alone.

Meditation Sessions – Daily

Meditation has proven to be so successful, that it is listed as the 11th step in the 12 step recovery program.

Benefit: Members can participate in on-site meditation daily at the Gym which is included in the rent. This helps our members ease the mind, connect with their heart, get grounded, refocus thoughts to higher levels, calm emotions and connect with their higher power & true self.

Nutrition Session – Complimentary

Nutrition physically aids in recovery by replenishing the body with healthy vitamins, minerals, herbs.

This helps reduce cravings, increase energy, decrease anxiety and assist with adapting to a naturally healthy and balanced life.

Benefit: Members can choose to receive a session with our wellness and fitness coach to help them develop a healthy lifestyle and achieve their health and fitness goals.

Yoga – Daily

Yoga addresses all three areas of addiction; the physical, mental and spiritual components as well as the underlying issues.

Yoga has also been proven to help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression and increase peace and understanding.

Benefit: Yoga has been used for thousands of years to help release toxins from the body, calm the mind, and allow healthy, positive energy to flow. Many different yoga classes such as; Kundalini, Hatha, Ashtanga, and Bikram are offered at the YMCA on Town Lake where our members receive a complimentary membership.

Recovery Spiritual Guidance

The 12 step program allows members to believe in a higher power greater than themselves, based on a god of their understanding.

Benefit: We like to assist our members with their spiritual guidance journey by suggesting one of the only recovery based churches or zen centers that practices daily meditation, and is a non-denominational, non-judgmental Christian church, founded by Father Thomas Keating, the founder of the Christian Contemplative Movement who has also written the book “AA and Meditation”. The Shambhala center is located in the Boldin Creek neighborhood centrally to all of our homes which our members can enjoy complimentary.

Recovery Literature – Complimentary

One of AA’s most popular books explains how to put the process in place through a simple guide that allows a recovery lifestyle to be reflected on and lived out one day at a time.

Benefit: This book is called “Living Sober” and is offered complimentary to our members. It contains action items so members can live out their recovery practice. The book is sometimes read during our in-house recovery meetings along with other recovery literature to explain and elaborate on the AA recovery practices.

10th Step Inventory Journal – Complimentary

Creating a personal inventory is so important, it is listed as the 10th step in the 12th step recovery program.

Members notice that putting their thoughts onto paper somehow releases emotions, and allows them to experience their feelings in a healthy way which allows them to handle circumstances better. Westlake Recovery provides a journal, pen and a candle when you enter into the home, creating the essence to continue doing the deep healing and self discovery work of your spiritual journey.

Benefit: Every member receives a free inventory journal. Use of this daily journal helps our members with tracking their personal progress and is very effective for many in recovery.

Drug Testing – Twice a week

Our extensive drug testing allows us to detect several drugs, in which we test our members twice per week.

Here is a list of all of the drugs we can detect;

  • Alcohol

  • Amphetamines

  • Barbiturate

  • Benzodiazepine

  • Buprenorphine

  • Cocaine

  • Ecstasy

  • Marijuana

  • Methadone

  • Methamphetamine

  • Mephedrone (Bath Salts)

  • Opiates (Heroin)

  • Oxycodone

  • PCP (Phencyclidine)

  • Propoxyphene

  • Spice

  • Tricyclic Antidepressants

12th Step Group Service Work – Monthly

Members share their experience, strength and hope with others in recovery, and live out the 12th step by helping outside meeting rooms that provide these services.

We do this by simply arriving early to help set up meetings, volunteer to lead meetings, serve coffee and food, help fold chairs and put away the trash. One such meeting is called Austin City Wide which allows members together as a house to serve once each month in a very large setting where approximately 500 individuals in recovery attend. A pot luck dinner is offered before a popular AA circuit speaker presents his story for overcoming addictions.

Benefit: By taking the focus off of our addiction and serving others in a recovery fellowship we find that we are the ones who also greatly benefit with this service which helps maintain our sobriety.

In-House Recovery Meetings – Twice a Week

Members share their “experience, strength and hope” in a small, friendly environment.

Benefit: Members are able to share their recovery stories with friends in a comfortable, safe environment at our in-house recovery meetings held twice each week. Inspirational reading and meditation is also practiced before sharing to help establish a positive and encouraging environment.

90 Meetings in 90 Days

Depending on what is best for our members sobriety we can request or suggest they attend 90 meetings in 90 days with the option of providing attendance cards.

We assist in this with providing attendance cards that we collect on a weekly basis during our weekly 1 x 1 counseling session. There are literally hundreds of recovery meetings that occur each week within a 15 minute drive from our recovery house and we provide assistance with suggesting where some of the most effective ones based on different demographics are.

Benefit: Recovery peer support meetings are the cornerstone to almost every effective recovery program, whether it is a 12 step meeting or non-12 step meetings, such as, SMART meetings, which is why we encourage our members to attend 4 outside recovery meetings per week and provide 3 in-house recovery meetings per week.

Music Therapy – Daily

We encourage members to utilize music therapy, art therapy, dance, yoga, qi-gong and other rehab proven methods for dealing with emotions and feelings in a healthy way. We allow you or your loved one to bring the instrument of their choice to play during meetings, connection nights or for simple enjoyment.

Prescription Medicine Program – Management

Individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction may find that prescription medicine approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration to be helpful. Specific prescription medicine can be used to help those in recovery achieve sobriety and limit the ability for the medication to become abusive.

Benefit: Members may receive personal lock box so they can keep their medication in a safe place. Members who would like their medication handed out daily can have their medicine located off-site and presented to them so that others cannot come into contact with their medicine.

Nicotine Reduction Program

Electronic cigarettes have been proven to help reduce the cravings of nicotine which are found in the same trigger point of the brain where alcohol and drug cravings are located.

Westlake Recovery is one of a few sober living environments that allows members to use vapor-less tobacco products through a nicotine reduction program. This has helped many of our members switch from cigarettes which are filled with over 100 harmful chemicals to a water based alternative that allows them to dial down the amount of nicotine and reduce cravings for alcohol and other drugs.

Morning GreenBelt & Townlake Runs – 3 times a week

Three times a week, join our on staff wellness coach who meets residents out at Townlake or the Greenbelt for an early morning run! Charlie served on staff at Origins for several years teaching health, wellness and nutrition and now he is a full time staff member for Westlake Recovery.

Benefit: Start your mornings off right and get momentum on a true life change, gaining traction on your health, wellness and fitness goals. Be guided by a trainer who will meet you in the mornings and be an accountability partner to helping you get to the next level of your overall wellness.

Fun Community Events – Monthly

Our Members will have the opportunity meet and fellowship monthly for fun community events. In the past, we have gone Laser tagging, played Kickball, Cliff Jumping, Flag football, etc. Our parent company owns several sober living homes all over the city of Austin and community & family is one of our core values.

Benefit: Fellowship, community, friendships, relationships – all of which are important when we recover and gain a new sense of wholeness and work through our recovery. Originally we were wounded while in relationships, and through finding a higher power and healing our soul, we become healed through relationships Also, fun & play are also core values that we strive to implement in our organization, as it says in the big book – We are NOT a glum lot!