A Message to Newcomers

William M. (Mel) Taylor, MSW

William M. (Mel) Taylor, MSW

Thank you for visiting our website. We are pleased that you are here!

We know how difficult it can be to make decisions when selecting a treatment center for a family member or yourself. The process can be confusing and daunting, not to mention expensive, at a time when life can feel overwhelming.
So, when choosing a center, here is what I can tell you about us:

  • We are non-profit, which means we put you and your family first. Above all, we offer you the highest standard of accredited care at a reasonable fee. We cover our costs, without reducing the quality of care. In short, we do not profit from our patient’s needs.
  • Many of us have “been there” and faced the same choices you are making now. We are here to listen, not to judge. We are here to support your concerns, understand your fears, and give you the best counsel available to families anywhere.
  • We are family-centered, which means we support your entire family through this process. Studies show that family participation results in greater success in sobriety, which is our number one priority.
  • We will work with you to develop the best treatment plan that meets your family’s needs. While we are primarily 12-Step based, we offer options for those seeking an alternative approach.

Above all, we are here for you anytime. We promise to give you the best service and unconditional acceptance as you reach your goal of sobriety!

We look forward to talking with you as you take this first, most important, step. 

Warm regards,

Mel Taylor
President and CEO
The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston
Austin Recovery