Promises Austin

By The Fix staff 08/24/17

Promises Austin provides upscale accommodations in a tranquil environment, as well as a well-rounded program that incorporates classic and holistic methods as well as general wellness. 

Promises Austin
Location : 840 County Road 420 Spicewood, TX 78669
Phone : (512) 808-4056
Price : $28,000 (30 days)
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Introduction and Basic Services

Located about 45 minutes northwest of Austin, Texas, Promises Austin is one of seven facilities in the Promises Treatment network. Situated in Spicewood, Texas, this CARF-accredited treatment facility provides care for clients struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Promises implements a holistic treatment program that focuses on physical, mental and spiritual recovery. A comprehensive curriculum provides detox, residential treatment and aftercare.

Facility and Meals

Residents stay in an upscale estate in the middle of the stunning Texas Hill Country. The campus is comprised of nine beautiful acres of land, equipped with plenty of amenities that enhance the client’s recovery experience. Promises Austin succeeds in offering a familial atmosphere for clients. With 24 residents on-site at a time, the environment is communal without sacrificing individual privacy. The estate offers a spacious floor plan, several common rooms for relaxation, comfortable outside patios, an on-site gym, outdoor lagoon pool and laundry services. In addition, clients enjoy a steam room, putting green and meditation areas.

Most residents share sleeping quarters with one roommate, and the rooms are equipped with queen-sized beds, nice views and basic furnishings. Clients are encouraged to concentrate solely on treatment. To this end, electronic devices are not permitted during the first week, and are only allowed for 30 minutes a day for the rest of treatment. 

Promises boasts delicious cuisine prepared by an executive chef. Early in the program, clients work with a staff nutritionist to outline goals. From there, the culinary team customizes meals to the client’s liking, with any preferences and restrictions accommodated.

Treatment Protocol and Team

Promises Austin provides treatment for substance abuse and specializes in dual diagnosis support. Each client undergoes an assessment to help the staff determine the most effective possible program. If deemed necessary, clients enter the detox program. This typically lasts between five and seven days with around-the-clock medical supervision. Following detox, clients typically transition into the residential program. There, residents engage in a completely customized program that synchronizes evidence-based therapies and holistic methods. While lengths of stay vary depending on the specific needs of the clients, most stay between 35 and 60 days.

The facility provides bi-weekly individual sessions and as well as two group sessions a day. Therapy focuses on relapse prevention, psychoeducation, CBT, DBT as well as EMDR to treat past trauma as a causal component of substance abuse. Twelve-step and family therapy are also significant themes in residential treatment. Promises also offers a vast array of holistic models including breathwork, meditation, drum circles, nutritional counseling, neurofeedback, acupuncture and art therapy.

The Promises team is comprised of a nursing staff, addiction specialists and physicians.

Bonus Amenities

Aftercare is a key component to the success of a sustained recovery. To this end, Promises offers the 12-month continued care Javelin program, where clients are connected to support services and a recovery coach. In addition, the Promises network fosters a really strong alumni program.

While in treatment, clients enjoy fitness programs that include personal training and yoga as well as outdoor trips like hiking and kayaking.


Promises Austin checks off all the boxes for substance abuse treatment. The facility provides upscale accommodations in a tranquil environment, as well as a well-rounded program that incorporates classic and holistic methods as well as general wellness. Importantly, any client that relapses is allowed to return for up to 10 days at no cost.

Promises Austin

840 County Road 420

Spicewood, TX 78669

(512) 808-4056

Promises Austin Cost: $28,000 (30 days); insurance accepted. Find Promises Austin on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

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