As our most flexible residential addiction treatment program, the Forest Collective trail to recovery is appropriate for clients who have been through treatment before and are experiencing a setback or are otherwise looking for more depth in their therapeutic encounters throughout the week. This program affords clients the opportunity to engage in more in-depth, insight-oriented therapies while also allowing increased autonomy due to their decreased need for strict supervision.

Professionals from the business sector, as well as first responders and mental health practitioners, would do well in this tier geared towards the advanced client who may already be familiar with many of the concepts reiterated in the Hope House and Growth Collective tiers of service. All of The Right Step Hill County’s drug and alcohol treatment programs provide comprehensive, evidence-based treatment for substance use. However, our trails to recovery are our most innovative solution in providing truly individualized treatment that matches each client’s needs.

The Trails to Recovery at The Right Step Hill Country

Although addiction is the great equalizer in that it affects individuals from all walks of life, no two persons come into treatment with the same story, and they certainly have different needs. Here at The Right Step Hill Country, we recognize that our clients benefit from established programs tailored to their individualized needs and from opportunities to connect with others at a similar stage in recovery.

As a pioneer in addiction treatment, and as we seek to accommodate the diverse needs of our clients, we have divided our residential programming into three different Trails to Recovery: Hope House, Growth District, and Forest Collective. As our most intensive programming, Hope House works best for clients new to treatment who live with a co-occurring disorder. In contrast, Growth District will offer clients a more traditional treatment environment. The Forest Collective trail is our least restrictive—and yet therapeutically intensive—treatment environment.

Even if you’re still unsure which residential program at The Right Step Hill Country is right for you, with just a quick call, our friendly admissions coordinators will be able to point you in the right direction.

An Ideal Setting for Recovery: Texas Hill Country

The Right Step Hill Country’s scenic 30-acre campus, nestled between Texas’s rolling hills and mighty oaks in Wimberley, Texas, is the ideal setting for your recovery. Located halfway between Austin and San Antonio, The Right Step Hill County is easily accessible to these major cities, and yet here on the edge of the Southwest, the stresses of life back at home can melt away. Scenic overlooks of the peaceful Texas Hill Country backdrop offer everyday opportunities to slow down, regroup and reflect.

To complement the abundance of beauty outdoors, the rustic cabin accommodations for the Forest Collective feature decor reminiscent of the local culture rather than a sterile hospital-like environment. Each cottage in the Forest Collective is equipped with bedrooms, bathrooms, an inviting common area and comfortable furnishings. With separate cottages for men and women, a swimming pool, fitness room, volleyball court, a sports court for basketball or tennis and homey cabins dotted among the landscape that house individual and group sessions, the entire Right Step Hill Country campus is designed with you in mind.

Our Hill Country Texas residential drug rehab center provides the perfect frame for the life-changing, comprehensive, evidence-based treatment offered on the Forest Collective.

A Typical Day At The Forest Collective

Programming for The Forest Collective residential addiction treatment center in Texas represents our most autonomous daily schedule that still offers a full day of engaging and effective treatment.

Daily schedules and activities vary, but here’s a snapshot of what a typical day might look like:

Mornings – Clients congregate at The Lodge for Breakfast at 8:00 AM. After a quick self-led morning reflection where you can center yourself and set intentions for the day, process groups and recovery education groups will take the entire morning, with a few breaks for good measure. As promised, clients of the Forest Collective will participate in extended hours in these all-important process groups.

Afternoons – After a nutritious lunch at 12:30 PM, time for service projects, holistic learning exercises like yoga, nutrition and culinary classes, and time for a swim in the outdoor pool or a visit to the gym to maintain personal fitness are planned. On weekends, time for self-study is also set aside, where clients can work on assignments, read from the Big Book or complete optional 12-step work.

Evenings – As the evening meal is served, clients of the Forest Collective will spend time reflecting on the day through evening wrap-up groups before connecting with the other residential tracks for a nightly, optional 12-step meeting typically led by the community leader. Community fun, free time, and further opportunities to exercise are additional important components of the evening schedule.

Forest Collective Core Therapeutic Approaches

Together with your treatment team—made up of addiction professionals, on-site psychiatric care and 24-hour nursing staff— here in the Forest Collective, you will uncover the roots of your substance addiction. Here, you will find the strength to replace attempts to numb or self-medicate with more helpful recovery skills and healthy lifestyle practices that promote long-term recovery.

This treatment process at The Right Step Hill Country begins with an in-depth assessment that will identify your treatment needs and areas for growth and will help us develop a treatment plan unique to you that contains many of the following elements:

  • Individual Therapy

    • One-on-one sessions with your primary therapist will allow for an in-depth focus to process the effects of emotional trauma, depression, anxiety, sex/love/relationship addictions, and other problematic behaviors on our substance addiction. Connections between our emotional state and the urge to use substances to numb will be explained and explored. Here in the personalized attention of your therapist, the lessons taught in group sessions can be individualized and deeper healing is possible.
  • Group Therapy

    • Experiential therapy groups – Learning to present an authentic version of yourself to the group and share in the celebrations of others’ successes can be incredibly healing. Just as powerful is using the group format as an opportunity to practice and implement many of the insights discovered during individual therapy.
    • Educational groups – Expanding on curriculum such as Seeking Safety and Illness Management Recovery (IMR), discussions had in these groups can equip you to feel more prepared to deal with the challenges associated with recovery.
    • Coping skills group – Developing a greater capacity to challenge and replace your automatic thoughts through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), tolerate distress and practice radical acceptance through DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and discover your values and develop mindfulness through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) will help you develop the needed coping skills to live a life free of drugs and alcohol abuse.
    • Gender-specific process groups – Disclosing more difficult-to-share emotions and experiences of trauma can be better supported when you’re solely in the presence of same-sex peers. Creating gender-specific groups helps create a sense of safety and avoid retraumatization for men and women who have experienced sexual trauma or in instances where similar discretion is warranted.
  • Intensive family program

    • An incredibly essential part of our programming is centered on the most important relationships in your life, with your family. Every Saturday, we offer a full day devoted to families to focus on their experiences and provide them support.
    • Our commitment to your family doesn’t end when treatment does. We provide aftercare not just for the person in recovery but for their family as well.

In addition to the therapy-centered pieces mentioned above, optional 12 step meetings, yoga classes, nutritional guidance, meditative practices and access to fitness facilities round out the holistic treatment planning offered in the Forest Collective residential program.

Is the Forest Collective Trail to Recovery Right for Me?

If you think that our Forest Collective residential program might be right for you, we are excited for you! We know how important and difficult that first step is, but we also have witnessed firsthand the life-changing nature of our program. A quick call to one of our admissions counselors can help assess your current needs and discover the trail that is the best fit for you.

At Forest Collective, our residential program for those who’ve been in treatment before or who are looking for more in-depth therapeutic work, you will get to the root of your drug abuse and discover a whole new sober life waiting for you.

What’s stopping you from taking the steps today to make a life in recovery your reality? We know you have what it takes, but we can help you find the trail. Call us today at 877.767.9383.