Find Lasting Recovery at Renewal Lodge

Alcohol Rehab in the San Antonio, TX Area

It’s not a rehab. It’s a fresh start.

Lasting Freedom Starts Here

The only Mindfulness in Recovery (MIR)® Program in the Nation

Addiction is complicated. It’s a disease with a pathology unique to every person that suffers from it. It’s often accompanied by, and a coping mechanism for, mental health and behavioral problems.

Individuals who suffer from substance use disorder almost always suffer from arrested emotional development, which further complicates treating the disease successfully.

Renewal Lodge has built an alcohol treatment center from the ground up to provide our patients with the foundation in recovery they need to get–and stay–sober.

We also go further, teaching them mindfulness and developing their emotional intelligence–both vital skills that will help them lead a rich, fulfilling life with the individuals they love.

Recovery is possible. Contact Renewal Lodge today to speak with a counselor and learn more about how our program can help you.

A One-Of-A-Kind Approach To Recovery


Drugs and alcohol are often used as a coping mechanism, allowing the addict to avoid feeling uncomfortable emotions. Mindfulness can help you get reacquainted with your feelings and give you the skills you need to identify them. Practicing mindfulness is vital to successful recovery, and it’s a cornerstone at Renewal Lodge.

The 12 Steps

The Twelve Steps, originally outlined in Alcoholics Anonymous, have successfully helped millions of addicts find freedom and purpose. They’re a worldwide touchstone for recovery and sober living. They’re vital to understanding your addiction. Renewal Lodge incorporates the Twelve Steps, mindfulness, and skill development.

Dual Diagnosis Care

Addiction is often accompanied by mental health disorders, emotional dysfunction, or other behavioral problems. They’re often the root cause of addiction, and at Renewal Lodge, we treat addiction and its cause. We offer dual-diagnosis and treatment plans designed to give our patients the mental health resources they need.

Lives Changed At Renewal Lodge

“They don’t just sell sobriety here…”

“but a way into true, meaningful, purposeful, lasting happiness."

~ Tommy Kreitz

“ changed my life.”

I stayed 60 days in treatment and it changed my life… I learned how to be a better person through mindfulness and a 12 step program. I would recommend it to anyone looking for their first or last rehab.

~ Eve Lynn S.

“The only place… that truly delivers on that promise…”

Pretty much every place will promise you a “mind, body, soul” approach to recovery, but this is the only place I’ve been that truly delivers on that promise.

~ Caroline Nilsen

4 Steps To Lasting Recovery


Mindfulness In Recovery Treatment

Renewal Lodge is the only Mindfulness in Recovery (MIR) treatment center in the nation.

At Renewal Lodge, part of our mission is to help our patients reconnect with themselves. We encourage this by helping them establish a mindfulness practice.

Alcoholics frequently drink to avoid powerful emotions, and years of doing this can leave them unable or unaware of their feelings.

Mindfulness will help you understand and identify your emotional states, allowing you to avert cravings and avoid triggers.


Family Program

Addiction is a family disease. It’s often inherited from parents or passed down to children. It affects individuals close to people who suffer from it directly.

To successfully recover from substance use disorder, your family also needs to recover. At Renewal Lodge, our family program is designed to help do just that.

Our counselors will help you and those close to you mend relationships that have been damaged during active addiction. We’ll ensure that your family understands what it means to be sober and is prepared to help you.


Emotional Intelligence

Mindfulness can help you identify your feelings and emotional states. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) can help you understand them better.

Addicts frequently spend a lot of their developmental years avoiding their feelings, and it leaves them without the skillset they need to handle them appropriately.

We teach emotional intelligence to give our patients the skills they need to understand their emotions and those of others.


Discharge & Aftercare

Inpatient drug rehabilitation is a great first step, but after discharge, you need to have a plan for how to stay sober and rebuild your life.

The counselors at Renewal Lodge will work with you throughout treatment to help you design a custom aftercare plan, whether it includes outpatient treatment, sober living, or anything else.

When you leave Renewal Lodge, you’ll have a course of action to help strengthen you and your sobriety.

The In-Network Drug Rehabilitation Center For San Antonio, TX Residents

Do you accept my insurance?

Our mission is to make effective inpatient addiction treatment accessible to as many potential clients as we can. We work with over two dozen insurance providers to help us reach as many people suffering from addiction as possible.

Who We Treat

Addiction and Mental Illness are often Intertwined. We Treat Both.

Drug & Alcohol Treatment in the San Antonio, TX Area

Everyone that suffers from addiction does so in a unique manner and for unique reasons. Each addict or alcoholic is different, which means that there is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” addiction treatment plan.

Renewal Lodge has built our program from the ground up to provide our patients with a recovery program tailored to their unique needs.

We’re a dual-diagnosis facility that offers mental health counseling, CBT, and assessment alongside substance abuse treatment. This allows us to treat the root causes of addiction.

We combine traditional 12-step programming with Mindfulness in Recovery, which allows us to help our patients build a skillset to survive–and thrive–in their sober life.

Recovery is possible, and Renewal Lodge has built a program designed to help our patients get sober and learn the skills they need to live a fulfilling life.

Treating the Unique Individual

Each individual suffering from addiction is unique. Their drug of choice factors into the individualized treatment plan we develop for them. Our counselors have treated alcoholics and addicts suffering from addiction to
Renewal Lodge is a dual-diagnosis treatment facility, offering treatment options for individuals suffering from mental health disorders and behavioral problems. We help addicts who suffer from

Does Renewal Lodge Have A Drug Detox Program?

We do not have a detox facility onsite, unfortunately. If you need medically monitored detox, our counselors can help you find a facility near your location that will admit you. We can make arrangements to admit you to our addiction treatment center when you’re ready.

Substance Abuse Treatment in the Tyler, TX Area

Early recovery is a delicate time. Being in the right environment is vital to ensuring your first few months are successful. Old stomping grounds are full of potential triggers, be that people or places.

Our facility is located in Elgin, TX, just east of Austin. We’ve built our facilities from the ground up to provide our patients with a peaceful, safe environment where they can focus on themselves–and their recovery.

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
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