Residential Treatment program

Residential drug and alcohol programs are often excellent options for individuals seeking treatment.  While some people may benefit from an outpatient combined with a 12-step program, others may require a more comprehensive approach, such as a residential program. Residential programs help reduce outside distractions and allow residents to focus on recovery.  Orchard on the Brazos provides unique, individualized residential treatment programs to assist our residents in reclaiming their lives and learning how to live a life free of drugs and alcohol. Orchard’s highly trained staff and physicians treat addiction and co-occurring mental disorders to determine the root cause of each resident’s condition.  If one is left untreated, the chance of relapse increases significantly.


Orchard on the Brazos specializes in friendly customer service and features world-class amenities you would expect to find at a luxury resort.  We strive to provide a peaceful environment where each resident receives the treatment and care they deserve.  Nestled on the Brazos River, surrounded by lush forest, and pristine accommodations, Orchard offers the perfect setting to put your mind at ease so that you are ready to receive all the benefits our treatment offers.


Orchard on the Brazos’ residential programs operate on a very low staff-to-resident ratio, and single-occupancy rooms are available upon request.  The Orchard provides its residents with all the culinary comforts of home as our on-site Chef prepares three meals daily.  We use a combination of 12-step principles, focused work, and therapy to offer our residents one of the most effective drug and alcohol residential treatment programs anywhere.


Checking into a residential program can be an overwhelming experience for alcoholics and addicts.  The thought of leaving a lifestyle centered on drug and alcohol use can seem impossible.  Many of Orchard’s staff members can relate, as they are recovered alcoholics and addicts themselves.  Orchard’s staff knows firsthand how a resident feels when separated from alcohol or drugs.  They understand how frightening it can be to enter a residential treatment program.  The Orchard creates a safe space for residents because they feel seen and understood.  Some things are difficult to understand without experience, especially in addiction recovery.  We kept this in mind when designing our program.


Our residential treatment program teaches residents how to replace addictive habits with healthier behaviors.  In essence, Orchard teaches addicts how to live normal lives again.  We help residents identify patterns of use and triggers while equipping them with alternative solutions to help prevent their return to drugs and alcohol.  Once a resident learns to recognize uncomfortable thoughts that may trigger their desire to use drugs or drink alcohol, they can retrain their brain to choose healthier alternatives when those thoughts or situations arise. Educating residents about addiction helps them understand how addiction works, its impact on the brain, and, most importantly, how to overcome it.  Knowledge is power; the more we know about something, the better equipped we are to handle it.  Orchard’s residential treatment program includes these education opportunities.

At Orchard on the Brazos, we want to understand everyone fully.  Knowing a person’s life experiences, beliefs, morals, values, and situations allows us to tailor a treatment program to fit their unique needs better.  No two residents are created the same or share the same circumstances.  Orchard values individuality; therefore, every treatment plan will look a little different than the next.


Orchard on the Brazos’ Residential Treatment Program includes:

  • Individual counseling
  •  Group Therapy
  •  Trauma Therapy
  •  12-Step Integration
  •  Family and Spouse Visitation Day
  •  Substance Education
  •  Relapse Prevention Plans
  •  Life After Treatment Collaboration
  •  Alumni Fellowship


Group therapy is integral to our residential programs for alcoholics and addicts.  Knowing that they aren’t alone in their struggle with drugs and alcohol has greatly relieved many of our residents.  Drug and alcohol addiction can be very isolating, and group therapy introduces positive socialization into the addict’s life.  Strong bonds form when similar struggles are shared.  Combine that with the common goal of recovery, and you gain a built-in support system.  Having a community of people to “do life with” sets our residents up for a higher rate of success. Most people are encouraged and inspired by their peers.  Group therapy promotes that same encouragement and inspiration among our residents.  Addicts and alcoholics usually share a commonality of bottling up their problems and feelings.  Our goal is to assist residents in normalizing and dealing with their struggles head-on. Group therapy helps residents become comfortable talking about their experiences and emotions.  Human beings are relational beings, and group time allows for friendships and bonds to form that will last far beyond treatment.  Group time resembles AA and NA meetings, which should be attended regularly after treatment.  Getting acquainted with the format beforehand helps our residents become comfortable in this setting.


Part of being human is having an array of emotions, and we teach our residents that this does not make them weak – only normal.  The more we can normalize this, the better-equipped residents will be at working through feelings and not numbing them with drugs and alcohol. Many addicts and alcoholics have suffered severe trauma, which can create a favorable environment for addiction when left untreated.  Orchard’s residential treatment program identifies the sources of trauma and provides opportunities to face them.  We accomplish this with licensed professionals trained in this field alongside talk and behavioral, cognitive therapy.


Another critical component of our residential program is Orchard’s Family Days when we provide residents’ immediate family members with healing opportunities.  Addiction usually affects the entire family, and we understand how important it is to heal the whole family unit.  Frequently our residents have not dealt with hurts or trauma that their family members may have caused.  Orchard provides residents the space to deal with their trauma safely, healthily, and productively.  Orchard’s staff members facilitate opportunities for families to unite and heal.  Much like in an intervention, family members are allowed to express the effects their loved one’s addiction has had on them.  A critical difference between an intervention and a Family Day is that the addict or alcoholic is now wholly sober and clear-minded.  Family Day also allows family members to witness for themselves the progress their loved one has made.  Many family members enjoy renewed hope about their loved one’s future.  It is during these times that true healing can begin.


Orchard on the Brazos incorporates the twelve-step program outlined by NA and AA into everything we do.  Attending NA and AA meetings regularly while working on the twelve steps will play a significant role in a resident’s life once they leave treatment.  We aim to familiarize our patients with this program as much as possible beforehand. At Orchard on the Brazos, we know our residents must learn to face their problems and not avoid them.  Most of our residents do not know how to deal with life’s daily issues and frequently choose to avoid them by using drugs and alcohol.  When residents learn to face their problems, they are less likely to relapse at the first sign of trouble. Much of what we address during residential treatment is intended to reduce the rate of relapse and increase the rate of success.  Long-term sobriety is Orchard’s goal; every component of our treatment program is geared toward that end.

We sincerely hope that our residents leave our drug and alcohol residential program renewed, restored, and full of hope.  Our goal is for residents to go better than they arrived and be ready to face the world with a new belief system and the tools to be successful.  A little willingness and the right tools go a long way.