Opioid Recovery

Treatment for Opioid Addiction: Recovery is Possible


The current opioid epidemic in the United States is at an all-time high. In 2017 alone, the US Department of Health and Human Services issued over $800 million in grants to support treatment, prevention, and recovery.

What are opioids?

Cultivation of the poppy plant for recreational and medicinal purposes goes back centuries.

Originating from the opium poppy, heroin and opium are highly-addictive illegal drugs and are taken for a euphoric high. Overdose can result in death. 

The active ingredient in opium is morphine and is used in many prescription pain-relievers. Continued use and abuse leads to dependence, withdrawal and death.  

opioid-statistic-HHSWhich opioids are available by prescription?

Fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Fentora, Abstral, Onsolis)
Hydrocodone (Hysingla, Zohydro ER)
Hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Vicodin)
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo)
Meperidine (Demerol)
Methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)
Morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, Morphabond)
Oxycodone (OxyContin, Oxaydo)

What are effective treatments for opioid addiction?

Many different treatment models, therapies and modalities are being used but some of the highest success rates are with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), defined as FDA-approved medications combined with behavioral counseling for a “whole patient” approach for the treatment of opioid dependence and substance use disorders.
12 page PDF document produced by American Society of Addiction Medicine, 2016

Opioid Addiction Treatment: A Guide for Patients, Families and Friends 

The following Austin and Central Texas providers are addressing the opioid crisis and providing support and services in the areas of prevention, treatment and recovery.


Austin Harm Reduction Coalition

Community support consortium providing services for harm reduction, medical, and overdose prevention includes The Center for Health Empowerment, Train Safe Austin, Integral Care, Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative, and The People’s Harm Reduction Alliance.

Austin Opioid Workgroup

The Opioid Work Group’s mission is to bring together the recovery community to identify gaps in service, best practices, needed and existing resources, and whatever else the group sees fit to assist the population that has history or presently suffers from opioid dependency. This group will welcome and include those that work with Medically-Assisted-Treatment recovery services as well as the Harm Reduction community. Please come share your experience and your questions with us the third Thursday of every month.

BRC Recovery

World Class Addiction Treatment
11503 Parsons Road
Manor, Texas 78653

90-Day Gender-specific
Clinical and residential programming
Dual diagnosis
Fully integrated family program
High levels of structure and accountability
Full continuum of care including residential treatment, sober living, and aftercare case management
Evidence based treatment
Life Skills, fitness, and nutrition
Fitness/Nutrition Program
Spirituality Focus
High Staff to Resident Ratio

CARMA Health

630 West 34th Street, Suite 301
Austin, TX 78705

Primary Medical Care
Behavioral Health Services
Addiction Recovery Support
Medication-Assisted-Treatment (MAT)
Telehealth Services
Austin and Dripping Springs locations
Insurance accepted
Carlos Tirado, MD, MPH – Founder/CMO

Makana Path

826 Lexington Road
Elgin, TX 78621
ADMISSIONS: (866) 905-4550

Medically-supervised detoxification for drugs and alcohol
Admissions 24/7
Onsite Medical Staff
Adults age 18 and up
Individualized treatment planning
Masters Level Clinical Programming
Experiential Trauma and Evidence Based Modalities
Individualized Weekly Therapy Sessions
Designed for individuals facing relapse
Insurance and self-pay payment options available

Matthew E. Masters, Jr., MD


Diplomate, American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

2525 Wallingwood Dr.
Building 1, Suite 124
Austin, TX  78746
Phone: (512) 329-0435
Fax:  (512) 329-0435

New Choices Treatment Center

3050 Eisenhauer Rd.
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Admissions 726-888-7002

30-day Residential Treatment
Adult men and women 18 and up
16 beds
Individualized comprehensive treatment program
Beautiful upscale urban setting
60-Day Intensive Outpatient Treatment
12 months Certified Peer Recovery Support Services
Medication-Assisted-Treatment (MAT) when clinically appropriate
3 Masters Level Clinicians, low client ratio
Family program including weekly therapeutic sessions, group education and support
Wellness focus, yoga, personal trainer, gym membership
Out of Network, reasonable private pay rates

Second Chances Sober Living

Men’s Graduate – Central Austin 78750
Men’s Newcomer – North Austin 78723
Women – Northwest Austin 78750
Women expecting or w/children – Central Austin 78702

All houses medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and Suboxone® friendly

Jeff Lewis , Executive Director

Spearhead Lodge

Premiere Extended Care for Young Adults
8455 Lyndon Lane
Austin TX 78729

Young adult men, ages 18-28
Specialized programming for young adults
Minimum of 15 hours of clinical programming per week
Trauma intensive and healthy intimacy workshops
12-Step Immersion and completion program
90-day High Accountability Sober Living
Physical Fitness, Life Skills, Health and Self-Care