About Us

M emorial Women's Recovery House is a safe and successful transitional living environment for females recovering from alcoholism and chemical dependency. House rules include mandatory sobriety and 12 step meetings. Our goal is to help clients return to their families and communities as happy, sober and productive members of society. Screen Shot 2015-12-27 at 3.13.27 PM Here at MWRH, we are dedicated and passionate about providing caring, quality recovery at a reasonable cost.  We understand that your decision to come to MWRH is a financial investment as well as a commitment of time and effort.  We also know that it may be one of the most important investments of your life.  For this reason we offer the same services other treatment centers offer but at 75% of the cost.  We have a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor on staff with more than 30 years of experience.  We are able to provide care for dual diagnosis clients as well as offering counseling sessions for clients and family members to help rebuild the bonds strained by drugs and alcohol. We would also like to mention that we have extensive experience dealing with synthetic drug addiction. Spice, K2, and bathsalts are becoming increasing problems among the younger generations, which is not any less serious than any other drug problem. In many cases it seems to be worse. Our Blueprints to Recovery care plan uses rewards and consequences to increase privileges, self-esteem and accountability. Residents learn and apply real world life skills with daily chores such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, household maintenance and budgeting.  In addition to completing the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, residents learn to maintain an active participation in their own recovery from addiction(s). Our atmosphere sets up a foundation for life-long sober friendships and a sense of community while learning to live life on life’s terms without using drugs, alcohol and other forms of instant gratification. Call Today!

Services

A ddiction Treatment and Chemical Dependency Professionals stress the importance of extended client exposure to recovery and addiction treatment. Alcohol and drug addiction studies have shown that the odds of achieving lengthy sobriety are greatly enhanced by an extended stay in a sober living home that offers 12 Step support and a healthy environment. If a client chooses not to strengthen his or her foundation of sobriety by attending a sober living home, the result is all too often a rapid return to the old behaviors of alcohol and/or drug abuse, leading to further costly addiction treatment, hospitalization, time, and effort. MWRH is passionate about devoting the time to assist the women in the house in acquiring the necessary skills to effectively transition into a healthy sober lifestyle and return to work. MWRH provides our residents time to build and participate in a 12 Step support group and learn to apply the 12 Step recovery program appropriate to her chemical dependence recovery and her future. Residents live in our facility for a period of months as they acquire the tools necessary to sustain long term sobriety. MWRH provides a home setting with meals and recreational activities in a structured and safe environment. While stressing the importance of 12 Step program involvement, including a sponsor and the fellowship, MWRH also offers a wide array of other services a client or family might need during this time. Below are some of these services we offer. Please take the time and familiarize yourself with some of the information on each. This time tested structure of long-term recovery has proven to be arguably the best method of recovery.

Hybrid Outpatient

Here at MWRH, we offer a non-mandatory program that is coupled with a reliable outpatient treatment. It is an opportunity for our clients to receive a kind of inpatient experience with out having to go through the financial extremes it sometimes takes to actually do so. We feel it is important that each client acquire as much knowledge and insight into herself as possible, and the outpatient programs we incorporate are well equipped with professionals that do just that. We also cater to any outpatient programs that may already be in place and will provide necessary transportation.

Along with our outpatient, we stress the importance of being able to function in the outside world, including employment. After two weeks, if a client is not attending an outpatient program regularly, we stress the importance obtaining and maintaining employment. This ensures that her time is being utilized efficiently and responsibly, leaving less time for idle hands. We believe that a 24-hour schedule, which can be outlined and monitored at any point through out the day, prepares the client for a more solid transition into the outside world by forming habits of discipline and structure.

Mental Health Dual-Diagnosis

MWRC consults with other mental health professionals to offer a wide spectrum of addiction services.

  • Psychiatrists with background in addiction;
  • LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker;
  • LMFT – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist;
  • PhD – Doctorate in Psychology
  • LPC – Licensed Professional Counselors
  • CSAT – Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
  Here at MWRH we also cater to clients that have been, or are currently, dual-diagnosed with separate mental illnesses. We feel that it is important to address both issues simultaneously in order to obtain the best results of recovery. Dual Diagnosis can be confusing for the individual in question and his or her family. What follows is a list of important information that will help demystify dual diagnosis and make it easier for you to find proper treatment.

Counseling and Intervention

MWRH offers 24-hour professional intervention services for families in crisis. Interventions ensure family involvement from the beginning of the recovery phase.An intervention is a selfless act by a loved one, friend or co-worker to show the addict that you care about them. This is the first step you can take to help an addict understand and grasp the reality that they have a problem. An intervention done properly and conducted by an expert can be very effective in helping an individual accept treatment. Our addiction interventionists have not only been where your loved one is now, but have also been where he/she is going if he/she does not stop. An intervention is equally important to the family members and friends as it not only helps the addict see that there is need for treatment, but also by helping family members and friends to understand what the addict is going through. The information contained within this site was created to educate those who are in need of an intervention for a friend, co-worker, family member or loved one. 24 hour assistance is also provided as a service by calling our helpline at 832-263-1950.

Admissions

With over 40 years of accumulated experience in the field of recovery, our staff is devoted to providing secure and affordable housing for women who are serious about their desire to live life free from drugs and alcohol. Our amenities are second to none. By providing a higher standard of living and resources, we are able to better asses personalized recovery plans to ensure greater opportunities for success. Located in the heart of Houston, Texas, we are networked and connected with an enormous community involved in recovery, recovery-related fields and activities. Our philosophy is that the more options and resources one has laid at their feet, to see how their lives can change, the more likely one will come to see the truth that there is peace and happiness on the other side. MWRH also has an outstanding completion rate and great standing within the community. We understand that personal recovery depends on unity. MWRH accepts clients with co-occurring disorders, however, clients must be alcohol and drug free prior to admission.

Admission Process:

  • Admissions Coordinator Phone Interview
  • Financial Finalization Arrangements
  • Admission Date and Time Confirmation
A Client’s Blueprint Care Plan will begin on her first day and develop throughout her stay. Upon discharge from alcohol and drug treatment centers, self-accountability and a sober fellowship is essential to sustainable recovery. MWRH teaches self-accountability in a semi-structured environment while providing continued support needed in early recovery to be successful.

Our Requirements:

  • A desire to be sober
  • Abstinence from drugs and alcohol
  • Mandatory drug tests
  • Daily 12-Step meetings
  • Regular in-house meetings
  • Daily meditation and reading
  • Exercise program
  • House chores
  • Work all 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Continue after care treatment programs
  • Gain employment (post-step work) or volunteer work

What To Bring:

  • Seven days of appropriate clothing
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Cell phones and laptops are welcome
  • A notebook and writing utensils
  • Personal cars and bikes are welcome
  • Items or tools needed to gain and maintain employment (drivers license, Social Security card, etc.)
  • A willingness to do whatever it takes to live sober.
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House Schedule

Fortunately, there is an alternative to release straight back into the client’s usual environment. Sober-living homes occupy the space between inpatient care and returning home. They are intended as a supplement to the formal treatment and recovery process by creating an intermediate sober environment with generally less supervision than found in a clinic but with more structure and peer support than can be expected in the patient’s home environment. Sober living houses, also known as halfway houses, can be a vital link back to the community. They help bring together people from all walks of life, who are at varying stages of addiction recovery, to provide support and community for clients who have recently been discharged.

Morning:

  • Wake Up and Exercise Program
  • Breakfast
  • Clean Up
  • Morning Meditations
  • 12-Step Tutoring and Chores

Noon:

  • Lunch
  • Clean Up
  • Life Skills
  • 12-Step Tutoring and/or AA-Meeting

Afternoon:

  • Chores
  • Independent Reading and Meditation
  • Down Time
  • Dinner
  • Clean Up and Down Time

Evening:

  • AA/NA-Meeting
  • Fellowship
  • Down Time
  • Lights Out

Daily Reflection

OUR CHILDREN

dailyreflections“The alcoholic may find it hard to re-establish friendly relations with his children. . . . In time they will see that he is a new man and in their own way they will let him know it. . . . From that point on, progress will be rapid. Marvelous results often follow such a reunion.”

— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 134

While on the road to recovery I received a gift that could not be purchased. It was a card from my son in college, saying, “Dad, you can’t imagine how glad I am that everything is okay. Happy Birthday, I love you.” My son had told me that he loved me before. It had been during the previous Christmas holidays, when he had said to me, while crying, “Dad, I love you! Can’t you see what you’re doing to yourself?” I couldn’t. Choked with emotion, I had cried, but this time, when I received my son’s card, my tears were tears of joy, not desperation.

From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

 

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