Additional Resources

Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Treatment Resources

Thank You for visiting the Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Resources page at – please read this brief run down to understand what the resources below entail and the intention.

(*Suicide Prevention and Teen Crisis Resources listed near the bottom*)

This page provides a starting point for those needing to access or learn more about options for help with addiction and emotional health concerns.

The majority of the resources below are listed because I have had multiple clients report good experiences, witnessed lasting, successful treatment outcomes and they have worked collaboratively with me to provide individualized, professional and appropriate care.

In many cases, I have sat down and met with these individuals and/or facility leaders, in person, to discuss their treatment philosophy and applied approaches as well as their commitment to their clients. In some cases, I have worked either with or for a listed resource in the past and have observed them in practice then and over time.

*Not all client experiences or needs are the same.

*Please* do your own due diligence to find the resources that are truly the best fit for your individual needs.

Resources List

Physicians; *Addiction Medicine – Houston

Aaron Peterson, DO  –  (Memorial / Hedwig Village)  281-888-7962

Bo Allaire, MD  –  (Bellaire/Galleria)  /  713-661-7888

Jeffrey Moore, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC -(Memorial / Hedwig Village)  281-888-7962

Cassidy Gilaspie, MD  –  (Memorial / West Houston)  713-973-1007

Jason Powers, MD  –  (Montrose/InnerLoop)  /  832-856-2156  /  Positive Recovery

Kimberly Parks, MD – (Inner Loop / Med Center) 713-872-4900

Physicians; *Psychiatry / Emotional Health – Houston

Aaron Peterson, DO  –  (Memorial / Hedwig Village)  281-888-7962,  Children, Teens & Adults

Jeffrey Moore, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC -(Memorial / Hedwig Village)  281-888-7962 / Teens & Adults

Cassidy Gilaspie, MD  –  (Memorial / West Houston)  713-973-1007, Adults

Kimberly Parks, MD – (Inner Loop / Med Center) 713-872-4900

Family Support – Addiction

Parent, Partner & Spouse –  “Addiction Recovery 101” Seminars for Families 346-493-6181 (Houston)


Interventionist – Addiction

Leslie Downing – (713) 870-0274

Dan Caldwell –  (832) 326-6276


Addiction Treatment – Medical Detox (*stand alone)

Gallus Detox   (Spring, Texas)

Addiction Treatment – Detox & Residential (*combo)

The Last Resort (Smithville, Texas – Central)

La Hacienda (Hunt, Texas – HillCountry)

Driftwood Recovery (Driftwood, Texas)

The Arbor (Georgetown, Texas – Central)

The Prairie (Round Top, Texas – Central/South)

Infinite Recovery (Cedar Park, Texas – Central

Mallard Lake (Hockley, Texas)

Magnolia City  (Woodlands/Spring, Texas)

Cirque Lodge (Sundance, Utah)

The Refuge – (Ocklawaha, Florida)

Sierra Tucson (Tucson, Arizona)

Headwaters at Origins (Palm Beach, Florida)

Addiction Treatment – PHP, IOP, SOP and OP Alternatives

The Meadows IOP (Houston, Texas – Galleria Area)

Luna Recovery PHP & IOP (Houston, Texas)

Kagey Family Counseling IOP  (West Houston / I-10/Energy Corridor)

Arise Recovery Centers IOP (3x Houston locations, Dallas, Austin, College Station and more)

Woodlands Recovery IOP (Beaumont, Texas)


Out Patient Psychotherapy &  Counseling

Ben Carrettin (Memorial / Hedwig Village)

Maggie Giles (Woodlands)

Brandt Taylor  *Marriage/Family (Memorial / Woodway)

Justin Thomas (Memorial / Woodway)

Andrea Moorer (Galleria)

Andrew Krieger (Bellaire)


Concierge OP Case Mgmt

Anthony Fry (713-515-3476)

(this is a very robust and substantial service – no other option like it in Houston)


Sober Living – Houston

Legacy House  (women)

By The Book Recovery  (men)

Bodine Recovery  (men)

*More on SOBER LIVING …There are many more Sober Living residences to choose from and the quality of service, recovery culture, dependability of management and cleanliness/security of environment varies hugely across these services. The ones listed above are some that I have referred to many times and my clients have done very well in their care/services.

Please remember that web images and a phone call are not enough information to make a wise decision – what is online is marketing only. Do your own research; call and talk to any place you are considering. Always schedule a time to go tour the property and ask specific questions. A good sober house will gladly talk with you, show you around and openly answer any questions you may have. If you don’t feel it’s the right place for you, keep looking.

Emotional/Mental Health Treatment Facilities

The Meadows (Residential – Wickenburg, Arizona)

Milestones at OnSite (Residential – Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee)

Sierra Tucson (Residential -Tucson, Arizona)

The Refuge – (Ocklawaha, Florida)

Timberline Knolls – (Lemont, Illinois)

Other Specialized Resources – Houston

Bo’s Place – Grief Support Groups  /  713-942-8339

Nora’s Home – Kidney Dialysis Support Services  /  832-831-3720

Survivor’s of Suicide (SOS) – Support Group

Amputee Coalition – Peer Support Groups and Certified Peer Visitors (CPV)

OnSite – *Intensive Retreats  (Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee)

The Council on Recovery – Community Education and Support  –  713-942-4100 – Relationship & Attachment Assessment  281-990-7227

Community Recovery Support  (live and online)

AA / Alcoholics Anonymous

National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800 950-6264

Alcoholics Anonymous World Service: 212-870-3400

Narcotics Anonymous World Service: 1-818-773-9999

Mental Health Emergency

Dial 211 or visit

Suicide Prevention Center:

1-800 273-8255

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Text 988 – or – Chat at

National Suicide Hotline

1-800-273-8255 / text 741741

Teens Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 74741.

Connect with a crisis Counselor for 24/7 free crisis support via text messaging.

Texas Youth Helpline:

Call or text- 1-800-989-6884.

Free confidential help to youth in crisis who need help finding a Counselor, shelter, or someone to just talk to.

Teen Line:

Call 1-800-852-8336 -or- Text TEEN to 839863.

Provides peer-based emotional support before problems become a crisis.

Ben Carrettin is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NCC), Nationally Board Certified Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) and Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S). He has been in practice in Houston for over 20 years and is the owner of Practice Improvement Resources, LLC; a private business which offers an array of specialized counseling, evidenced-based clinical consultation, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and targeted ESI-based services to individuals and businesses.