Additional Resources

– Resource List

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 below are listed because I have had multiple clients report good experiences, 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 personally to discuss their treatment philosophy and applied approaches as well as their commitment to their clients. In some cases, I have worked with or for a listed resource and have experienced observed them in practice and over time.

*Not all experiences or needs are the same.

*Please do your own due diligence and find the resources that are best for your needs.


Physicians; *Addiction Medicine – Houston

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

Aaron Peterson, DO  –  (Memorial / West Houston)  713-973-1007

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

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

Ashok Jain, MD  –  (Sugar Land)  /  281-302-6636  /  Psychiatric Solutions

Mohammad Saeed, MD  –  (League City / Clear Lake)   281-554-0123  /  Family Psychiatry


Physicians; *Psychiatry / Emotional Health – Houston

Ron Garb, MD  –  (Memorial / West Houston)  713-973-1007

Karen Brown, MD  –  (Memorial / West Houston)  713-973-1007

Kimberly Cress, MD  –  (Sugar Land)  /  281-240-7000  /  TMS Serenity

Arturo Rios, MD  –  (Bellaire/Galleria)  /  713-669-0303 / Hauser Clinic

Karen Snyder, MD  {*Child & Teen} –  (Bellaire/Galleria)  /  713-669 -0303 / Hauser Clinic

Substance Abuse / Detox & Residential Addiction Treatment – Texas & US

Luna Recovery RTC (Houston, Texas)

La Hacienda (Hunt, Texas)

The Last Resort (Smithville, Texas)

Serenity Light Recovery (Angleton, Texas)

Hazelden/Betty Ford Center (various locations)

Sierra Tucson (Tucson, Arizona)

The Arbor (Georgetown, Texas)

Great Oaks (713) 338-1932 (Egypt, Texas)

Luna Recovery IOP (Houston, Texas)

Woodlands Recovery IOP (Beaumont, Texas)


Emotional Health Treatment Facilities

OnSite – *Workshop Retreats  (Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee)

Milestones at OnSite (Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee)

Sierra Tucson (Tucson, Arizona)

The Meadows (Wickenburg, Arizona)



Other Specialized Resources – Houston

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

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

The Council on Recovery – Addiction Education and Support  –  713-942-4100


Sober Living – Houston

By The Book Recovery – Ask for Matthew – 832-418-1822 (men)

Bodine Recovery (West and Inner Loop)

House of Extra Measures  –  Ask for Ralph  –  832-439-8171  (men’s house and women’s house)

Cannon Recovery – Ask for Austin – 281-352-2963 (men’s house and women’s house)

Sober Living Community – Ask for David – 713-858-3802 (men)

The Women’s Home – 713-328-1954 – (women)

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

Suicide Prevention Center: 1-800 273-8255


Ben Carrettin is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). 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.