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Providing Affordable Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Since 2005

Texas Addiction Treatment Center

30–90 Day Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program

Renewal Lodge emphasizes individualized care in a dual diagnosis setting. Our attention to detail, intensive mental health evaluations, and evidence-based therapeutic interventions allow for dynamic breakthroughs in our client’s victory over substance abuse.

The LEADER in In-Network Care!
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Texas Addiction Treatment Center Mindfulness in Recovery

Our short-term inpatient rehab program, ranging from 30 to 90 days, is designed to provide a comprehensive and transformative recovery experience.

As the nation’s only Mindfulness In Recovery (MIR)® Program, we focus on helping our clients discover and connect with their values, achieve lasting recovery, and lead more authentic lives. We also incorporate the 12-steps as a core component of our treatment approach.

The Leader for In-Network Insurance Coverage

Renewal Lodge is the leader in fully in-network care. Our wide network of clinically supportive services ensures a robust, recovery-affirming discharge plan, which may include continued programming, therapy, psychiatric medication management, and structured transitional living.

Addiction & Substance Abuse Treatment

30-90 Days Short-Term Substance Abuse Rehab

We believe that effective substance abuse treatment requires an individualized approach, effective mental health counseling, and access to the skills and tools necessary to lead healthy, happy, well-adjusted lives.

Alcohol Rehab

No matter where you are in your journey, our inpatient alcohol rehab program can help you get your life back to where you want it.

Drug Addiction Rehab

Our inpatient drug rehab program emphasizes the treatment of mind, body, and spirit together. We also place a significant focus on family.

What Do We Treat at Renewal Lodge?

As the leader in affordable, high-quality treatment, Renewal Lodge adheres to evidence-based treatment methods designed specifically for the dual diagnosis client.

Substance Abuse

As the nation’s only Mindfulness in Recovery program, Renewal Lodge subscribes to a holistic, whole-person approach to treating substance use disorder.

Mental Health Disorders

Renewal Lodge believes that sound mental health is the foundation of meaningful, long-term recovery. We treat addiction and mental health disorders with equal vigor.

About Our Program

How We Treat Substance Abuse & Mental Health

Recovery begins in rehab programs, but it continues to be a long-term journey toward wellness. It involves making choices and commitments, managing intense feelings, and establishing healthy relationships.

Mindfulness + 12 Steps

Mindfulness helps our clients awaken to their mental, emotional, and physical potential.

Family Program

Inspiring. Life-Changing. Meaningful. These are some of the words used to describe the Renewal Lodge Family Program.

Discharge & Aftercare

We create discharge and aftercare plans that promote individualized attention to the unique needs of every client.

Together With Renewal Lodge

Mindfulness in Recovery® (MIR) Online Course

The online Mindfulness in Recovery® (MIR) course has been specifically designed to support people from all walks of life, whether you are in recovery of any kind, a family member or friend, or a professional working in the treatment field, to develop the skills to reduce stress, increase resiliency, and more fully engage in their lives with more connection and joy.

Helping Your Loved One Starts Here

Resources & Articles on Addiction Treatment & Recovery

Part of our mission at Renewal Lodge is to make high-quality mental health & addiction treatment accessible for as many people as possible. Our collection of articles & resources is a piece of that commitment. 

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“Without a doubt one of the best treatment centers in the country.  If you want to live and are willing to do so by any means then this is the place.”

Hunter O.

A Nationally Recognized Name Right Here in Texas

Renewal Lodge is regularly featured on some of the Nation’s most prominent and well-known media outlets.

Joshua New, LCSW, Clinical Director
Joshua New, LCSW, EMDR-Trained
Clinical Director
Joshua New serves as Clinical Director for Renewal Lodge. His educational background includes a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the University of New England. Joshua’s therapeutic approach is distinctly holistic, focusing on the comprehensive well-being of the individual, encompassing physical, spiritual, and emotional health. Rooted in positive psychotherapy, his approach empowers individuals to recognize and leverage their inherent strengths, fostering a more optimistic and effective engagement with their life circumstances. This leads to outcomes that are both hopeful and productive. In long-term recovery himself, Joshua has served in various clinical roles with Burning Tree since 2011.
Ketty Ocampo
Ketty Ocampo FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Ketty is a nurse practitioner dual certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master of Nursing in Family Practice at the University of Texas Arlington and her Psychiatric Mental Nurse Practitioner at Wilkes University. She has experience in caring for all age groups, from infants to geriatrics, in the inpatient setting. Ketty is always interested in expanding her knowledge to provide her with a better opportunity to improve outcomes for clients in her care. For fun, Ketty enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.
Rebecca Griganavicius
Rebecca Griganavicius, PMHNP, FNP
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Rebecca is dual-certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Family Nurse Practitioner for Renewal Lodge. Rebecca received her Master of Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Texas State University. She received her post-masters certificate for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She was just accepted into their Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program. Rebecca is in the Nurse Corps for the Navy Reserves. She has experience treating dual-diagnosis patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and reading.
Dr. Alejando D. Kudisch
Dr. Alejando D. Kudisch M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A
Medical Director
Dr. Alejandro D. Kudisch serves as Medical Director for Renewal Lodge. He is a Board-Certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He has been in Practice in South Texas for over 25 years. Dr. Kudisch has been recognized as a Super Doctor for Psychiatry by Texas Monthly Magazine and received Lifetime Service Award for Addiction Medicine by the American Society of Hispanic Psychiatrists. He is chairman of the Drug Utilization Review Board for Texas Medicaid/HNSC. He serves on the Texas Medical Board as an Expert Consultant in Psychiatry dealing with Standard of Care Issues. Dr. Kudisch is married and has two adult children.
Brook McKenzie, LCDCi
Brook McKenzie, LCDCI
Chief Operations Officer
Brook McKenzie serves as Chief Operating Officer for Burning Tree Programs. Featured as an Addiction Expert on several episodes of Dr. Phil, Brook frequently contributes to some of the Nation’s most prominent media outlets. With compassion, understanding, and a deep insight into the mind of the chronic relapser, Brook seeks to engage in the healing experience of every family that Burning Tree serves. Happily married with two young boys, Brook enjoys fatherhood, sobriety, and all the wonders of living a whole life in recovery.
Doug Wade, LMFT
Doug Wade, LMFT
Family Program Director
Doug Wade, LMFT serves as the Director of Family Programs for Renewal Lodge and Burning Tree West. Clinically trained in Marriage and Family Therapy, his commitment to helping individuals and their families is evident as he works to nurture families in their burgeoning recovery. Using a strengths-based approach to the Family System, Doug engages each member with the intention of creating a safe place for relationships to heal. His unique approach to each family has been regarded as a highlight of their recovery. Doug holds a B.S. in Family Studies and Gerontology and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Aaron Ball, RN
Aaron Ball, RN
Director of Nursing
Aaron Ball serves as the Director of Nursing for Renewal Lodge. He has been an Registered Nurse for 12 years and has worked in many different specialties. He has spent the last 5 years working across the entire spectrum of the substance abuse treatment field and has found a passion for working with those that struggle with addiction and alcoholism. His own personal experience with recovery has granted him a unique and valuable perspective that allows him to serve this patient population most effectively.
Brent Thach
Brent Thach, BA, LCDC
Clinical Director
Brent Thach serves as the Clinical Director for Renewal Lodge. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from West Texas A&M University, is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and a Certified Mindfulness In Recovery Facilitator. Brent’s utilizes the therapeutic modalities of REBT, ACT, and mindfulness practice. Brent’s area of expertise is teaching our clients how mindfulness and the 12 steps complement one another in recovery. His leadership style encourages clients to learn how to live mindfully and a life of purpose guided by their values. Brent also has 11 years of sobriety and resides in Elgin, Texas.
Peter Piraino, LMSW, LCDC, LISAC
Peter Piraino, LMSW, LCDC, LISAC

Peter Piraino, LMSW, LCDC, LISAC, serves as CEO of Burning Tree Programs. Responsible for executing the vision of Burning Tree’s philosophy of excellence, Peter’s primary goal is to help as many clients as possible gain access to the treatment they need. A clinician by training, Peter incorporates sound, ethical business practices to help inform the organization of its duties to the greater community. By placing the needs of his staff and company ahead of his own, Peter leads with a team approach that continues to inspire the mission of Burning Tree Programs. A proud father, Peter and his wife count six dogs amongst their family members.

Dear Renewal Lodge Visitors,

My name is John Bruna, co-founder of the Mindfulness in Recovery® Institute, and more importantly, a grateful member of the recovery community. I am incredibly fortunate to have found my recovery in 1984. Of course, I did not achieve continuous recovery through willpower or my own efforts, but through the guidance and caring support of countless others that selflessly taught me how to live through the 12 Steps.

My journey of recovery brought this once homeless, shame-based, traumatized, insecure young man to a life far beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I discovered self-worth, the joy of helping others, the gifts of parenting and grandparenting, and most importantly the ability to live a meaningful and purposeful life with integrity.

One of the greatest gifts of recovery is that I have the opportunity to give back and help others discover their self-worth, dignity, and the skills to fully live lives that they find truly meaningful. This is the inspiration for developing the skills of Mindfulness in Recovery® (MIR) to meet the needs of new generations struggling with alcohol and other substance use disorders. MIR is a set of evidence-based skills designed to help people fully integrate their tools of recovery in ways that are personalized, practical, and in alignment with their deepest values.

While we train counselors and therapists throughout the United States and abroad, I personally have chosen to work directly with the amazing team and clients at Renewal Lodge to develop the model MIR 12-step program for the nation. I choose Renewal Lodge because of the vision of its mission and the dedication of its team. Renewal Lodge is an extremely rare environment in which the staff embodies the very mindfulness and 12-step practices and skills they offer their clients. The results have been beyond my expectations. It is an honor to be here and I treasure my personal time with every client I meet.

With Gratitude,

John Bruna
John Bruna
Director of Mindfulness