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Serving Austin

The only way to recover

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Don’t let COVID-19 delay getting the treatment you need. A half-day’s drive or just over a one-hour plane ride, the Enterhealth Ranch is a 43-acre private, secure residential treatment facility in secluded Van Alstyne, Texas.

Unlike other treatment facilities, Enterhealth Ranch offers private rooms with private bathrooms, chef-prepared meals, and 24/7 access to doctors, nurses and addiction trained specialists.

Don’t do detox alone. If you or someone your love is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, call us today for an assessment. If needed, we offer complimentary concierge transportation to Enterhealth Ranch by our trained safety team.

Our approach and commitment lead to better outcomes

We believe you can get well and we will stop at nothing to help you recover. From the beginning, we’ve taken a different approach to effectively treat addiction, which led to our creation of the Enterhealth Brain Healing Institute. Starting with research from the National Institutes of Health, we designed an evidence-based treatment program and protocols – based on the fact addiction is a treatable brain disease – which completely revolve around patient and family care. Our 84% percent recovery outcomes are a testament of our approach, industry leadership, and relentless pursuit of better outcomes, including yours.

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We want to make sure you have all the information you need to begin your journey through recovery.  Day or night, contact us or call 1.800.388.4601 to answer your questions. You can also visit our Admissions page where we provide information about what to bring, what to leave at home, how your family is involved in your recovery, and what a typical day at Enterhealth Ranch is like.

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Using the latest evidence-based medical protocols, the most effective anti-addiction medication therapy and a 24-hour on-site medical staff, our detox services are provided in a safe, private environment.

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Learning your whole story helps us pinpoint the deep physical and emotional connections your brain has with the abusive substance. Then, we design a personalized plan to help you break free.

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Addictive behaviors can serve a purpose — to cope with life’s problems and emotional upsets. There can be drawbacks, however: while addictive behaviors may be effective coping methods in the short term, but they may cause harmful problems in the long term.

SMART focuses on learning coping skills that work well short- and long-term. Based on what addiction science has shown to be effective, SMART has adapted tools for change. Not much concerned with the past, except to learn from it. Focused on present-day events and the causes of self-destructive behaviors. SMART concentrates on what to do about them to achieve a positive lifestyle change, especially in the areas of our lives that are related to harmful addictive behavior.

Key Areas of Awareness and Change

SMART Recovery’s approach to behavioral change is built around our 4-Point Program®: (1) Building and maintaining the motivation to change. (2) Coping with urges to use. (3) Managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in an effective way without addictive behaviors. (4) Living a balanced, positive, and healthy life.

Motives and Goals

Motivation is a key element in nearly all you do. Consider that all human beings share several primary goals: survival, the avoidance of pain, happiness. Any addictive behaviors you engage in are to pursue these primary goals. We can help you see that you may be meeting these goals short-term but impairing your ability to meet them in the long-term.


What you believe about addiction is important, and there are many beliefs to choose from. You may believe, for example, that you’re powerless, or that after the first drink you lose all control and can’t stop. These beliefs may actually be damaging to you. Similar examples include, “I’ve tried and failed, so I can’t do it. I need alcohol to cope.” Or, “Because I’ve tried to quit and failed, I’m no good.” Those beliefs, and many like them, can’t be justified because the evidence just doesn’t support them. We will help you identify, examine, and modify your beliefs about yourself, your problems, and how to change.


People often engage in addictive behavior to cope with emotional problems, including anger, guilt, anxiety, and low self-esteem. SMART Recovery teaches you how to diminish your emotional disturbances and increase self-acceptance. Then you can have greater motivation and the ability to change and to live more happily.


Changes in thinking and emotions alone are not enough. Commitment and follow-through are essential. We encourage participants to become involved in enjoyable activities that replace their problematic addictive behaviors.

How SMART Provides Help

Our meeting format is straightforward and organized. Our facilitators are trained to follow the SMART Recovery program and principles to help participants change their behavior. Some of them have had addictive problems, and some haven’t. That doesn’t seem to make any difference. Remember, SMART Recovery is a mental health and educational program, focused on changing human behavior. SMART Recovery meetings are serious but often fun. We don’t dredge up the past, about which we can do nothing. We can do something about the present and the future. Our meeting discussions focus on how to apply SMART’s tools for change so that you can go on to lead a more productive and connected life. Near the end of the meeting, the “hat” is passed for donations, which are encouraged but not required.

The Enterhealth difference includes daily treatments led by Master’s Level Therapists who employ family training as well as a host of other clinical specialties. Additionally, Enterhealth offers many different levels of treatment throughout our continuum of care that are designed to address your specific addiction and psychiatric circumstances. We direct your specific treatment plan based on the overall health and wellness of your brain in order to accelerate its long-term healing.

Private Rooms

Enterhealth Ranch is purposely designed with you in mind, starting with nicely appointed private rooms that provide you with the privacy and dignity you deserve – your personal space for relaxation and healing. While you focus on your recovery, we take care of everything else including weekly cleaning services and access to top-notch amenities designed for your comfort. Your room includes a comfortable bed, private bath and cable television. Just outside your door, you also can enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or a workout in our fitness center. Of course, you’ll want to take advantage of 43 acres of beautiful, serene land which includes miles of walking and running trails and plenty of places to sit, relax and reflect.

Payment Information

Our goal is to provide care that is second to none so we can help more people find a fulfilling life in recovery. Our Admissions team works with several different insurance companies to review costs and payment options. When insurance coverage doesn’t apply, we help patients and families find financing and payment options to make treatment more affordable. Financing for treatment may be available through SmartHealth PayCard.

Please call us today at 1.855.393.8656 to talk to one of our admission specialists about your particular situation and payment options so we can get you on the road to recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

We want to answer all of your questions so that you’ll have confidence in selecting Enterhealth and for you to have a comfortable, healing experience at Enterhealth Ranch.

We understand that residential treatment is disruptive to families, careers and everyday life. But that’s the point. If a thorough assessment leads to a medical prescription or recommendation of residential care for your loved one, it’s because their brain needs disrupting in order to break the harmful patterns it has created. Every patient is unique, of course, but medical studies show that the optimal amount of time needed to reboot the brain’s chemistry and rewire its pathways is about 45 to 90 days. A recent report by the U.S. Surgeon General supports that longer stays lead to more promising outcomes. We realize that sounds like a lot, but isn’t two to three months of effort now worth a lifetime of sobriety?

Additionally, people who enter residential treatment typically have problems that require combined medical, psychological and/or physical therapies over a sustained period of time in a controlled environment. Residential treatment is often the most practical and effective course of action.

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It’s an unfortunate myth that an addicted individual must hit “rock bottom” to be ready for treatment. Helping your loved one get help early in their addiction cycle will result in fewer accompanying psychological and physical problems and a better prognosis for long-term recovery. Furthermore, “rock bottom” is a dangerous place to be; for many addicts, that point is when a near-fatal or fatal overdose, serious accident or criminal justice consequence has occurred.

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Calling may seem difficult especially during a time of crisis, but we are here to listen and to help. Whether you, a family member, a co-worker or a friend are experiencing problems with alcohol or drugs, we are here for you. We’ve assisted thousands of people by assessing the situation and walking them through viable options. With this first contact, we will find the right solution for your unique situation and guide you through the next steps.
Calling us is also a great way to get answers to your questions about the admissions process or to arrange a personal tour of our facilities.

Call 1.800.388.4601 day or night, or you can go to our Contact page and fill out the online form, or send us an email.

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While participating in the Enterhealth Ranch residential treatment program, we want our clients to be comfortable. To that end, we encourage you to pack a few personal items.

What to bring to Enterhealth Ranch

All bedding, towels, pillows, writing materials, and alarm clocks will be provided. But you should bring clothes for approximately 7-14 days. There is a laundry room available or clients may choose to send
clothes out for dry cleaning services. All laundry supplies (detergent, stain remover, starch, iron and ironing board) will be provided. Pack toiletries, a personal blanket (if desired), a small amount of cash or
credit cards, any sentimental items, photos, comfortable clothes, tennis shoes and a sweater or jacket depending upon season. During summer, guests can take advantage of the outdoor swimming pool – ladies are encouraged to bring one-piece bathing suits; gentlemen may bring swim trunks.

Other useful items include:

  • Recovery-related books or literature
  • Books or magazines
  • Stationery and stamps
  • A personal journal or diary
  • Hair dryer
  • A portable stereo/iPod (must have headphones and no video or recording capability)
  • Musical instruments
  • Family or personal photos
  • Please bring all your current medications that you are taking for any reason, including over-thecounter vitamins and supplements, and any sprays or creams that you use routinely.
  • Please inform intake staff of any special medical equipment you currently use to determine
    whether you will need to bring it upon entering treatment.

What NOT to Bring to Enterhealth Ranch

For the safety and confidentiality of our patients, please do not bring the following items:

  • E-cigarette or vaping products
  • Alcohol, drug products or paraphernalia
  • Weapons or firearms
  • Laptop computers
  • Cellular phones
  • Valuables (expensive jewelry or large amounts of cash)
  • Apple watches/Fitbits – no devices with texting capabilities
  • Cologne/perfume
  • Cameras or audio/video/recording equipment
  • Aerosol spray products – hairspray, deodorant, etc.
  • Mouthwash or hand sanitizer that contains alcohol
  • Clothing that depicts alcohol, drugs, sex or violence
  • Food or beverages
  • Vehicles – patients’ cars are not allowed at the Ranch

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Yes. In fact, family involvement improves recovery outcomes, which is why our treatment program includes a very robust Family Involvement program.

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Absolutely.  We work with a large number of referral sources including doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors. Please read more information on our Referring Professionals page.

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