Luxury Rehabs in Texas: Big-City Convenience and Countryside Charm
Luxury Rehabs in Texas: Big-City Convenience and Countryside Charm
by Kayla Gill on August 30, 2021
In the U.S., the state of Texas is famous for being just as friendly as it is big and warm. The second biggest state by area and population, people usually think of wide open spaces, hot weather year-round, and a fierce loyalty that Texans wear like a badge of pride.
Maybe it’s the warm southern hospitality or maybe it’s the sense of freedom that comes with endless blue skies, but either way there’s just something about Texas that feels like home no matter who you are or where you’re from.
If you’re looking for a rehab facility or program that reminds you of the comforts of home while still giving you the privacy and space you’re craving in order to begin or continue healing, then going to a luxury rehab in Texas might be a good option for you.
The environment we surround ourselves with can soothe our souls and cultivate healing in different ways. Some people find healing in the countryside, and some are invigorated by cityscapes. Texas isn’t just all hot weather and never-ending fields. One could even say that this region has something suitable for anyone’s preference.
Because of how big the state is, Texas has a variety of diverse landscapes and climates. These range from the coastal swamps lining the Gulf of Mexico, to the low rolling plains stretching from end to end of the state, to the cacti-dotted desert and forested mountains of Big Bend National Park. No matter what landscape most nurtures your soul, you’ll probably be able to find it in Texas.
Though famous for its hot weather, Texas is home to several different microclimates. Areas along the Gulf Coast have much milder temperatures ranging from 46°F to 92°F, depending on the time of year. In the opposite direction, the northern panhandle of Texas experiences hot weather in the summer and fairly cold weather during the winter months. If weather tends to affect your moods and is an important factor for you, consider your preferences and which parts of the state rehabs are located when choosing your ideal treatment center.
Perhaps one of Texas’s most inspiring natural features is its wide open spaces. Ever since the cattle industry boomed in Texas in the late 1800s, many people in the U.S. and worldwide have associated the state with cowboys and the vast swatches of land they roamed.
Imagine sitting under a giant oak tree by a stream, surrounded by grassy fields dotted with wildflowers as far as the eye can see. If you’re used to living a city lifestyle, slowing down and connecting to the earth in this way can provide a pivotal shift in perspective. Being in nature can help reduce our physical and mental stress levels1, which may be just what you need to kickstart your recovery.
While the state is vastly rural, the majority of Texans live in urban areas2. If you’re looking for the convenience and logistical ease that cities offer, Texas has plenty of luxury rehabs in urban settings, like J. Flowers Health Institute and The Menninger Clinic in Houston.
As with many of the Southern states, Texas is also known for being highly religious. According to a 2016 survey of adults by the Pew Research Center, Texas is the eleventh most “highly religious” state3 in the U.S. Additionally, the majority of adults in Texas are Christian4 (77%), meaning they consider themselves members of any Christian denomination. As such, many rehabs in Texas offer programming with a spiritual emphasis to accommodate those with existing religious frameworks.
If religion is an important aspect of your daily life, then you might consider incorporating your faith in your recovery journey, which is quite common. In fact, nearly 73% of addiction treatment programs in the U.S. “include a spirituality-based element,” and “more than 84% of scientific studies show that faith is a positive factor in addiction prevention or recovery5,” as found in a study on faith and substance abuse in the Journal of Religion and Health. Attending rehab in Texas is a potentially good opportunity to connect with other people who are moderately or highly religious and may share similar perspectives that can bolster your treatment experience.
Another benefit of Texas’ large size is the privacy and exclusivity it offers. The spaciousness found at many Texas rehabs might appeal to executives or other high-profile people who need a more insulated treatment program. J Flowers Health Institute in Houston, for example, has a maximum occupancy of 5 guests at a time and offers discreet concierge services and individual treatment plans. Perfect for professionals, the center offers mental health, addiction, and substance use treatments that cater to executives, including a highly comprehensive Executive Health Diagnostic Evaluation Program6.
People all across the nation and the world are drawn to Texas because of its undeniable charm, miles of land calling for adventure, and its world-renowned music scene.
Texans are known for being so welcoming that “friendship” is actually the state’s official motto. If you’re craving a treatment setting that makes you feel at home, the Southern hospitality found here might be exactly what you’re looking for.
Another benefit of Texas’s open space and natural parks is the chance to experience any number of outdoor activities from hiking and rock climbing, to rafting and spelunking. Plus, Texas is home to several stunning natural parks, including Big Bend National Park near the Rio Grande and Padre Island National Seashore along the Gulf of Mexico. Some luxury rehabs include adventure therapy and destination outings in their treatment programs to help clients recharge and experience different ways of navigating through treatment.
Lastly, if there’s one activity Texas is known for, it’s music. Music lovers from all around the world flock to Texas, where many iconic artists throughout the decades have left their legacy. The state’s capital, Austin, was nicknamed the live music capital of the world7. Catching a live show may not be the first thing on your mind during treatment and in early recovery. But if music is an important part of your life, or music therapy is something you’d like to explore, plenty of rehabs in Texas offer the opportunity to incorporate that passion into your healing process.
Texas is a major flight hub and hosts 24 passenger service airports, including 12 international airports. Large distances between cities mean it’s often easiest to fly between metro areas within the state. Many luxury rehabs offer help with logistics like airport transfers. Some can even connect you with a sober companion to accompany you on your travels if staying sober in transit is a concern.
Going to rehab in Texas is an attractive option for both busy professionals who can’t afford a lot of travel time, and for the peace of mind that wide open spaces invite.
From its warm weather and hearty hospitality to its massive, diverse terrains, Texas has many draws for those seeking a transformative addiction or mental health treatment experience. And many addiction rehabilitation centers in Texas offer distinct features like faith-based programs, working privileges for executives, and exceptional exclusivity.
See our collection of luxury rehabs in Texas for program information, photos, and reviews of top treatment centers.
Reviewed by Rajnandini Rathod