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Austin Recovery Residential

13207 Wright Road, Austin, Texas, 78745
Over the years, research has taught us much about the illness of addiction and how it best responds to treatment. Many of these evidence-based practices are fully incorporated into our treatment approach. We have also incorporated the principles and 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as originally practiced in the early days of the Fellowship where members achieved very high recovery rates. Finally, we have added a unique group of experience-based therapies specifically designed to help you feel and experience the changes as they occur. Taken together, these three components form what we call “The Austin Recovery Way.”

Facility Highlights

  • Family-centered
  • Evidence-based practices
  • 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous


  • Tobacco Cessation Program

    Austin Recovery continues to be dedicated in helping all of our clients and staff achieve abstinence from tobacco, working towards becoming a completely tobacco-free agency for all campuses’ clients, staff and visitors.
  • Family Care Program

    Our Family House helps moms seeking recovery by allowing them to bring two children under the age of six with them to treatment at our recovery center.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Joel Ferguson
    Joel FergusonChief Operating Officer
    Joel Ferguson serves as Chief Operating Officer of Austin Recovery and as CFO of The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston. He is a graduate of Rice University and its Jones Graduate School of Management, with degrees in Economics, Management and Accounting. Joel was an adjunct faculty member at Rice University, and is a Senior Fellow and Board member with the American Leadership Forum. A seasoned business leader and former practicing CPA, Joel has a broad background in all aspects of business operations and management. Joel has over 30 years of business experience, having served as Managing Partner of the Houston office of Pannell Kerr Forster, an international CPA and consulting firm; as CEO and CFO of Cordúa Restaurants, an award-winning independent restaurant chain; certified mediator and arbitrator in business, community, and family disputes; experienced trainer and group facilitator in coaching and communications.
  • Sarah Hartford
    Sarah HartfordDirector of Admissions
    Sarah Hartford is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Before transitioning to her current role, Sarah worked as the Senior Counselor for Austin Recovery’s detox and as an admissions counselor. Prior to her time with Austin Recovery, Sarah worked to provide in-depth community-based treatment to individuals with chronic mental health disorders and dual diagnosis. Sarah holds a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Texas and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Anselm College.

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