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Why Should You Go to an Accredited Treatment Program in Texas?

Every facility that offers chemical dependency in Texas needs to be licensed by the state’s Health and Human Services Commission.

The rules offered by the state are minimum standards for a treatment facility. However, faith-based facilities — which offer non-medical treatment — are not licensed but are still tracked by the organization.

When looking for a treatment center. You want to look for a center that is licensed by that state and can provide medical treatment.

Medical treatment is necessary when detoxing from alcohol or drugs. It’s also needed with a dual diagnosis program that treats both addiction and underlying mental health disorders.


We help people with addictions and substance use disorders recover. Get mindfulness training and learn the 12 Steps for deeper healing.


Accredited with the Joint Commission

Being licensed by the state is the bare minimum. But accreditation by a third party such as The Joint Commission or CARF is required to accept insurance and is required for higher standards.

Treatment centers that are accredited with the Joint Commission must pass rigorous standards to receive the accreditation.

The Joint Commission is a third party that validates quality and safety for clients in a treatment center environment. The commission also reduces risks for both the treatment center and its clients.

The Joint Commission accreditation is the highest standard of excellence that a treatment center can have in the field. It raises the quality of service at the facility and improves client outcomes.

Ask for Joint Commission Status

Renewal Lodge is certified by the state of Texas and the Joint Commission. It helps us treat our clients better and to give them better client care.

It makes us more rigorous and makes us meet more standards that other treatment centers do not have to follow.

Both accreditations make us more responsible for our clients and help us continue to grow and improve.

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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
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