About Us: Addiction Treatment in Texas

Ripple Ranch Recovery Center provides a personalized, family-style living environment for clients seeking treatment for substance use disorders.

Located in Spring Branch, Texas, Ripple Ranch Recovery offers clients evidence-based therapies that, through rigorous science and study, have been refined and proven to produce positive outcomes.

Clients are offered alternatives to 12-step programs that include a variety of therapies and treatment methods research has shown to be the most effective available. We offer 12-step programming as well because we know some clients may prefer it.

Our Treatment Approach

Ripple Ranch residential programs offer 30 to 90 days of treatment and are designed to place clients on a lasting road to recovery from addiction. Our approach is simple: Everyone is different, so each treatment program is customized to match the needs of the client.

We use evidence-based treatment along with a holistic approach to address the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of recovery. These treatments will provide clients with the tools they need to remain in recovery for the rest of their lives.

Due to our efficient staff-to-client ratio, clients will be able to meet with specially trained therapists at least once a week. These therapists will be able to help clients work through any trauma they’ve experienced as a result of their addiction and monitor their progress.

Reach out to Ripple Ranch Recovery today if you or a loved one is in need of addiction treatment in Texas.

Our Facility: A Place to Heal

We understand a strong support system can make all the difference in the world. Ripple Ranch Recovery is dedicated to helping clients rebuild the relationships that may have been affected. By including family days, contact with loved ones is encouraged.

Our beautiful facility in the Texas Hill Country provides a safe and comfortable space perfect for healing to begin. With only 15 beds in an 8,000-square-foot facility, we’re able to give strong attention to each client. We also offer the following:
  • Swimming pool
  • Workout room
  • A peaceful, scenic trail around the campus
  • Communal kitchen with an on-site chef
  • Yoga
  • Tai chi
  • Meditation classes

We are currently in the process of bringing more opportunities for healing to the community. With more beautification projects and an additional 4,700-square-foot facility being built on our campus, we will be able to continue providing a safe, comfortable environment for our clients. Since 2007, substance-use-related deaths have increased by 24% in the state of Texas, making the need for accessible and safe treatment that much more evident.

Our Treatment Philosophy

Treatment at Ripple Ranch Recovery uses a six-week process of evidence-based therapies and holistic healing techniques in an effort to change harmful habits and thought patterns. The goal of this process is to set you up for long-term success in recovery.

Addiction doesn’t happen overnight, and neither does healing. It’s an ongoing process. With a long-term treatment plan, we’re able to help you identify the unhealthy thought patterns and behaviors that led to addiction in the first place. From there, you’re able to begin replacing those unhealthy habits with ones that are conducive to recovery. Find unique and effective addiction treatment in Texas with the Ripple Ranch Recovery team.


Mindfulness describes a practice of focused attention and awareness. Our program provides opportunities throughout the day to improve mindfulness skills through yoga, tai chi, art therapy, community service, canine therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, journaling, and nature walks. With time and consistency, mindfulness has been shown to relieve stress, treat heart disease, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, improve sleep, and alleviate gastrointestinal difficulties.

Despite the ease and benefits of implementing mindfulness, like any new habit, it can be overwhelming for beginners. Mindfulness skills become a foundation for individual therapy by helping clients to increase awareness of their thoughts and emotions which facilitates more thorough processing during sessions.


Social connection is a core function of our well-being. People often come to treatment to improve their connections with loved ones. Connections that we value as part of our program include connections with peers in recovery, connections with family and friends, connections to a sober community, and connections for aftercare and discharge.

We also encourage connection while in treatment through participating in community service projects and attending therapeutic and recovery groups. Experiential activity is used to build communication and social skills and to provide an element of fun in treatment. Social connection has been proven to improve physical health as well as mental and emotional well-being.

In some studies, social connection has been shown to improve longevity, strengthen your immune system, and help with faster recovery from illness. We encourage connection at many levels throughout the recovery process. Clients attend weekly DBT groups to learn interpersonal skills and family therapy is encouraged to maintain the important connections to family while in treatment. Clients also learn about setting and maintaining healthy boundaries.


In Buddhism, peace of mind is achieved by detaching oneself from the cycle of craving that produces suffering. By achieving a mental state where you can detach from all the passions, needs, and wants of life, you free yourself and achieve a state of peace and well-being. 

Clients learn to challenge unhealthy thinking with weekly Cognitive Processing Therapy Group sessions, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Individual therapy, experiential learning, giving back through community service projects, yoga, art therapy, and meditation. The concept of radical acceptance skills is taught as a means of reducing suffering and creating an inner peace that can be carried through life in recovery. When clients realize that they can learn new skills it creates a sense of inner hope and peace.


We live in a very diverse society, a true melting pot of cultures, customs, and beliefs. Now more than ever, learning to understand—and tolerate—how others see the world is a critical strategy in avoiding conflict, personally, locally, and on a global scale. But what is tolerance?

Tolerance can be defined as respect, acceptance, and appreciation of the rich diversity of our ways of being human. Tolerance is fostered by knowledge, openness, communication, and freedom of thought, consciousness, and belief. In relationships, it can be very difficult for people in recovery to learn how to be tolerant while still setting boundaries. Through a weekly dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) group, clients learn the critical skills of distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and crisis survival. Learning healthy ways to communicate one’s own needs while balancing self-respect and the respect of others is also critical to tolerating others and behaving in a way that our loved ones can tolerate us.


Radical acceptance is complete and total openness to the facts of reality as they are, without responding with willful ineffectiveness.

Inevitably, we all experience pain in life, whether it be physical or emotional. Pain is a natural occurrence that signals something may be needing our attention. How we choose to deal with pain, however, has a significant impact on our overall well-being. Often, people fall into a pattern of avoiding or rejecting certain kinds of pain or use unhealthy coping habits to minimize their discomfort with short term solutions. By not accepting reality, pain turns into suffering, which only leads to ongoing distress. The only way to end suffering caused by our non-acceptance of pain, is to accept reality and face the pain head on. 


Emotions can be painful and distressing. When painful emotions arise, we do our best to manage and cope with them. This process is known as emotion regulation. Emotion regulation skills learned through dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) can help us calm down, so our emotions are more manageable.

When our emotions feel overwhelming and we can’t regulate them in a healthy, effective way, it is known as emotional dysregulation. When emotion dysregulation occurs on a regular basis, even in the face of minor stress, it can cause chaos. It makes life difficult and is a factor in many mental health problems including mood and anxiety disorders.

Dysregulated emotions also contribute to suicidality and self-harming, and lead to self-destructive behaviors such as substance abuse, disordered eating, or other means of avoiding painful emotions and thoughts.

Increasing awareness of our emotional states can be critical to many aspects of life functioning. With increased emotional awareness a person can begin to build social skills, self-regulation, and increase their ability to reason in stressful situations.  Clients also learn that when emotions become too painful and overwhelming, they can regain control using skills from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

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