Dr. Tirado is board certified in general and addiction psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and addiction medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Tirado received specialty training in addiction psychiatry and research at the internationally recognized Center for Studies on Addiction at the University of Pennsylvania and has a Master’s in Public Health from the University Of Texas Houston School Of Public Health. Dr. Tirado has over a decade of experience in clinical, administrative and academic psychiatry and medicine. Dr. Tirado has held faculty positions in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tirado has conducted clinical research and education supported by the National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Scaife Family Foundation, Betty Ford Institute and the Pew Charitable Trust. Dr. Tirado serves on the board of SIMS Foundation, CareFlash, is a member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, and is the current President of the Austin Psychiatric Society. Dr. Tirado’s academic, clinical and consulting work has focused on general adult psychiatry, medication assisted treatment of addiction, treatment of chronic pain and co-morbid addiction, phase 2 and 3 clinical trials, and implementation of evidence-based behavioral and medication programs in rehabilitation facilities and outpatient programs. Dr. Tirado is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing and has supervised clinicians ranging from physicians to licensed professional counselors. Dr. Tirado has rendered expert opinion and evaluation on cases related to addiction and co-occurring disorders in civil, criminal and professional board actions.
Recovery Unplugged Texas
Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Recovery Unplugged Texas utilizes the natural healing power of music to help patients break down emotional barriers that create and sustain substance abuse. The Recovery Unplugged Texas team is comprised of industry-leading clinical experts and world-class songwriters and musicians. It takes a special collective of professionals to realize the Recovery Unplugged mission of helping patients heal through music, and we are determined to give our patients the most qualified help.
Recovery Unplugged Texas Reviews and Ratings Details
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
I’m a musician and I loved it. Great accommodations and great recovery in a music based program.
🎵🎼ROCK ON!! STAY SOBER FRIENDS!!
Great place. Loved the staff and the treatment they offer.
Great Care... Awesome Community
Give Recovery a chance in this supportive and caring environment.
Thank you so much!!!
Great staff, great environment. I highly recommend RU
There is a guy who is claiming to be the "Director". He is a joke. Thinks he knows everything. Buddy, if Recovery Unplugged was a great facility and you were the director, I know for a fact you wouldn...
I have enjoyed my experience
They helped me get clean which I never thought was possible. The staff, techs, therapists and chefs were all amazing.They saved me!
Great place great c to go great food
My daughter attended the center. As the parent of an addict who has been through numerous treatment programs, I can attest that this has been our best experience. The treatment she has received as wel...
they are my favs
Great staff. Great fellowship.
Great place- great stafff
Thanks Recovery Unplugged for giving me my life back! The staff is incredibly caring and sensitive to each client’s needs. The treatment programs are wonderful. If you or a loved one is considering ...
This is the best treatment center. Staff is amazing and they make sure you are taken care of and have everything you need. And the food is amazing.
Great place great staff!!!
It works if u work it :p
Great rehab. Staff were excellent. Great food!
My boyfriend came to you broken..he completed your program and came out a complete, grateful and strong man!
Send your kid here if you want no accountability brought to them and to stave off the inevitable relapse for a few more days.
RU is one of the most unique treatment centers in the area. The staff goes above and beyond every day for clients. The food is fantastic, groups are exciting and fun, clinicians are incredible. Tech s...
I want to thank everyone at this facility for saving my life. It started from Lauren in admissions who stuck by me and helped me for over two weeks to get in to this facility and stay safe. They tre...
This facility rocked and helped me recover. I could write a novel but I’ll just keep it at that.
I am forever grateful for this program for giving me my sister back. I didn't want to speak to her for years because of her addiction. She went to Recovery Unplugged broken and hating life. She came o...
There is nothing negative I can possibly say about RU or the staff who make operations a daily success. I really admire the patience and motivation they have towards each client. My time at RU has bee...
This place is magical.
I'm a new man!
Staff was understanding and helpful.
Recovery Unplugged was amazing. I couldn't have asked for a better treatment experience
All around strong facility. This place rocks!!!! \m/
Strengths: everything, literally! Weakness: breakfast. it was amazing, I was very surprised how well this place was ran and how much they care for the clients. I truly feel like I have a family here
Strengths: Music, counseling and staff cares, meditation, fun weekends. Weakness: None that I can think of really. maybe one day a week to sleep in. Great treatment center and I've been to many! Staff...
The staff is both professional and involved. They take the time to get to know every client individually and relate their own personal experiences on a very human level. They made me feel like I matte...
Strengths:staff. Amazing services and helpful staff. Music makes the difference.
genuine and sincere. cheese balls are gross. best treatment center ever
The staff cares about their clients in comparison to other facilities. Lack of communication between the staff. My experience was very pleasant.
This facility was great.
Staff are all in recovery and have a lot of love and tolerance for the clients. no pool was a weakness. I would recommend this place to anyone that is suffering from addiction.
The music component was excellent and it has helped me in so many ways. They need a ping pong table Everybody that works there is in recovery and are very understanding and supportive
Strengths include: the nutrition, strong group sessions, great counselors and Tech staff. Fabulous music therapy with one staff member and teaching meditation for coping skills. Massages would be nice...
COMPASSIONATE STAFF THEY ARE AWESOME SAVED MY LIFE AND CONTINUED TO HELP ME RECOVER
Excellent staff and the counselors were awesome!!! No swimming pool was a weakness. I would recommend this place to anyone seeking treatment. Thank God for Recovery Unplugged
Great staff, great techs, multiple opportunities for spiritual and musical growth. My experience with this facility has been overwhelming positive. This place is a god send. Anyone who wants to truly ...
The staff makes the place. They treat you as an equal and are very kind and loving. There is no pool though so that was a downfall. I had a great experience here and I would recommend this place to an...
Great clinicians In 30 days I have learned more about myself than any other treatment center I have been too. I was given a solid discharge plan and feel that they really care about my well being.
Great supportive staff that really care about the clients well being. There were some follow through problems with the counselors.
I was very engaged in the groups they facilitated and their clinicians/case manager were very understanding and they helped me work through my problems that were very overwhelming. The kitchen area co...
Best experience in treatment I\'ve had. Awesome staff and clients
life changing treatment! from 0 to 10 in 37 days! honestly.
Facilities were great. Tech staff disorganized and sometimes disrespectful. Beware of 5 star reviews from current staff here and owners. This facility is average. Incorporating music was helpful. Peop...
Strengths: Alternative Treatment Music Therapy Community Great Staff Weakness:Organization The music groups are trans formative
No strengths when compared to other facilities in the area. Facility is accepting higher acuity clients. This includes physical and psychological issues presented by clients. Detox clients are housed...
Fantastic staff Great living conditions Small treatment center (more intimate) Nightly 12 step meetings Most of the staff is in recovery and relate well with the clients and are very in tune with ...
Counsolors and staff were strengths.
Staff, overall program were strengths. Exercise availability, access to internet, availability to use phone were weaknesses. I really enjoyed my experience at Recovery Unplugged. It saved my life. The...
Everything was great.
It involes music God healing agent and encouraged me to learn a new habit in playing the guitar. Weakness: Time, i wish i had more time there for as long as i have been using drugs i was over whelmed...
Amazing staff, beautiful and clean living area, great groups and curiculum, music oriented, fun way of recovery, enough down time to now be overwhelmed, 12 step meetings almost every night, they go ab...
Great, caring staff. Could use more extra activities. I learned alot about my addiction and am still using that knowlage and practices to stay sober.
The staff, in every aspect. Weakness: Lack of soda I needed a change from the regular 12 step and found it here.
Strengths include everything. Kept you motivated toward your recovery through willingness strength and courage. Music based helped you relate your problems to the past and present to help you succeed ...
Strengths: Program. Amenities. Staff. Location. Medical care and treatment. Overall genuine care and concern. It's a great place. I would recommend any friends or family members who are struggling wi...
Amazing, unique style of treatment utilizing music as a tool to help clients engage in their treatment experience on a deeper level. Passionate, loving staff. Weakness:Caring too much! Recovery Unplu...
The facility allows clients to choose their own fellowship and path to recovery. Staff is all in recovery- they are caring and compassionate. Facility does not incorporate a lot of 12 step integrat...
Strengths: supportive staff, healing through music, great food. Weakness:Parking facilities. Experienced medical staff with generous detox tapers.
Treatments, accommodations, and meals were great!
This facility was great.
Small, intimate. Organic food prepared by a chef, dedicated hard-working staff, lots of social activities for clients, thoughtful programming Young facility (still working out details), limited space...
- Residential Treatment
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
- Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
- Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
- Individual Therapy
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Dr. Carlos Tirado - Medical Director
Jennifer Holbrook - Clinical Director
Jennifer Holbrook MA, LCDC has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Chemical Dependency Counseling. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2004, completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2006, Cum Laude, and completed an internship in 1994 obtaining her QMHP (Qualified Mental Health Professional). She has also been appointed as a trainer with TAAP and NAADAC. Ms. Holbrook continues to stay updated on the latest research and education regarding addiction treatment modalities and is currently enrolled in advanced skills training to facilitate the Emotional Freedom Technique and to obtain a national certification in herbal studies and consultation. She specializes in REBT and Dual Diagnosis and has an extensive history working with clients dealing with trauma. She has also developed treatment programs that work with the family has a whole. Ms. Holbrook has spent the last 10 years involved in treatment with chronic relapse populations in the role of Clinical Director of inpatient treatment and prior to that 8 years of her career was spent in education working as the Director of Programs and Clinical Director for the Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies in Austin TX. Ms. Holbrook has 5 years of experience in Prevention and Intervention, including designing and implementing Alternative Activity Programs for youth in rural communities. Ms. Holbrook in known for her dedication and commitment to all facilities that she has interacted with throughout her career and currently is now working again in conjunction with the Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies in the role of Consulting Director. Jennifer was elected President of TAPNET the Texas Addiction Professionals, Peer Assistance Network in 2008. This non-profit organization offers peer assistance to LCDC’s, interns and Certified Counselors in the State of Texas. She is actively involved with TAAP including the Annual State Conference. In 2010, Mrs. Holbrook was elected the TAAP Addiction Counselor of the year. In 2013, she was nominated to serve as co-chair of the 4 Winds Inter-tribal Council of Texas involved in Native Traditions and Recovery Efforts.
Joseph Gorordo - Director of Admissions
Joseph is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor who comes to Recovery Unplugged with nearly eight years working in the field of substance abuse recovery. He has worked in a variety of treatment settings including both Outpatient and Residential Treatment. As a person in long-term recovery, Joseph is passionate about helping individuals to discover their own process towards growth and healing. Having played guitar for nearly twenty years, Joseph truly believes in the spiritual power of music.
This Center is Known For...
- Music-based treatment
- Vibrant location
- World-class clinicians
- Medical detox
- Compassionate and supportive nursing staff
- Evidence-based care
- Fully functional recording studio
- Private rooms
- Ongoing support and aftercare
- Yes Detox Services
- Yes Behavioral Disorder Treatment
- Yes Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
- No Outpatient Services
- No Sober Living Home
- No Day School
- Yes Private Rooms
- No Pet Friendly
- No Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
- No Men Only
- No Women Only
Licensing & Memberships
- Joint Commission
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