Serenity House Detox

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9714 South Gessner Road
Houston, TX 77071
2102021564 Visit Website

Paying for Treatment

  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

Serenity House Detox offers a small cozy environment as the first right step towards recovery. We believe a comfortable and supportive environment to start your journey will be the best chance for you to succeed in your recovery.

Serenity House Detox 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

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Mike B

Thank you for the way each and every member of your team treated me. My experience at SH Houston was just what I needed.

John M

Serenity House is an amazing environment focused on positive support to encourage long term recovery.


Areas of Focus
Medical Detoxification

Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

Holistic Therapy

Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Key Staff Members
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    Ben Carrettin, MA, NCC, LPC, LCDC - Clinical Director

    Benjamin Carrettin has been working in the mental health field since 1992. He has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, private and grant-funded intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization programs and full inpatient hospitalization. Benjamin earned his undergraduate from the University of St Thomas and attended Texas Southern University under a full scholarship for his Masters in Clinical Psychology. He is a fully and independently Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), as well as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), in the State of Texas. Ben is Nationally Board Certified by the NBCC. He is also a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist (CART) and has received intensive professional training in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISM). In 2012, Benjamin completed a sixteen week Lay Chaplaincy training program in pastoral care with a specialized focus on addressing traumatic grief with the hospitalized, infirm, terminally ill and their loved ones. Benjamin is an active volunteer with the Texas Society of Addiction Medicine (TSAM); the state chapter of the well-known national organization and has served on several other community boards, service groups and task forces within Harris County, Ft Bend County and the greater Houston area. He has completed advanced training in stress and pain management for medical patients as well as over seventy-two hours of direct training in Positive Recovery (a specialized program blending best practice addiction recovery with neurologically-supported principles of Positive Psychology).

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    Rita Blake, LCDC, NCACI - Primary Clinician

    Born in Illinois and raised in the Houston area Rita has a variety of hometown values mixed with city life knowledge. After struggling for 19 years with her own personal addiction Rita was able to gain sobriety and went to college to be able to help others. Rita currently holds an Associates in Drug and Alcohol Counseling with current sights set on acquiring a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services and 4 1/2 years of experience in the field of addiction. Rita works to meet clients where they are in their recovery. Understanding that everyone's journey is different even in similar ways and individual paces helps connect the client to the goal they are seeking to achieve.