San Antonio Drug Addiction Treatment Services

We provide an intentional combination of evidence-based practices in conjunction with innovative experiential treatment modalities that are designed to support clients in discovering  their individual strengths and access the power within to discover a pathway  to long term recovery and a new life.


You Deserve Something Different

We transformed the treatment center model to build something different for you. In collaboration with local community experts, Master Level Therapist, Doctors and Business Leaders, we created The Camino Pathway Program.

You Are Powerful

We value you and recognize the need to heal your mind, body and spirit. During your treatment, you will experience an array of therapies to address all three. We support each client in creating an individualized journey and treatment plan towards their recovery.

You Can Recover

Through the use of our strategic living map, you will develop a personalized recovery plan, that will set a course for lifelong success. To maximize your potential, we will help guide you by providing a safe, nurturing and effective treatment environment.

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You need to live different, so we built something different



Our team designed each room in our courtyard-style community with your experience in mind. From the linens to the artwork, you have a place to relax, reflect and recover. During your treatment stay, you and one other guest share an entire apartment. Your experience will include time throughout the center including downtime in the recreation room, lessons in the chef’s kitchen, yoga in the mindfulness studio or relaxing in the courtyard.

My life before I got to New Choices was just miserable.  I was helpless.  I was hopeless.  I was in a terrible state of mind.  Now, my guiding force in the universe is I just try to bring love and hope into what I do.  

Eric Alper AlumniEric Alper, Alumni

New Choices has provided me peace in my time of desperation.  At my worst, this treatment center took me in and provided me with tools to get out of my addiction.  Beyond that, I have met incredible people that I can lean on when I need support.  Staff was always there for me whenever I was down, and always gave me peace of mind.  Thank you New Choices and to everyone in the program, keep an open mind and be present.  This place works wonders.

Trey Carney, Alumni

I’m so blessed to have been able to get sober at NCTC.  I left it in God’s hands because I could not even make the right choices, so I let someone else make them for me and I ended up here and by the grace of God I will have finally learned what it finally means to have no control of my life.  NCTC taught me how to become vulnerable, forgiving, work hard and focus on what the problem really is.  Now I have the tools to survive and I am grateful for this place and everyone who works here.  Thank you! 


Without a doubt one of the best decisions I ever made was to come to New Choices.  Everyone, I mean everyone, was an integral part of my sobriety.  I am a bit nervous in an excited, confident way as my commencement draws near.  But armed with my newfound knowledge I am confident I can continue down the path of sobriety.


New Choices came to me when I was inebriated.  I called my sponsor.  Best decision I ever made.  Techs, counselors, nurses are all quality folks.  I gained new knowledge about my brain and how alcohol affected the mid-brain.  My own private chef was awesome.  Best decision of my life.


There’s no romanticism in self destruction.  I was completely devastated when I arrived here.  Through NCTC’s teaching, dedication and love, I have a completely new outlet on life.  I have my life back and I’m not planning on going back to that lifestyle that almost killed me and hurt my family and friends.  KEEP A JOURNAL!!  Put your all into it and watch all the progress you’ll make.  It’ll give you your life back.


I’ve had ups and downs here, but the staff really does care and as long as you come in with an open mind and are willing to be honest with yourself and others, you’ll do just find.  Best of luck to anyone who read this.  Best wishes.


I walked in scared and nervous and wanted to leave everyday, but I wanted to be sober more than anything, so I opened my mind and begun to trust and process.  Thank you for everything.


New Choices is a good place, be glad you’re here.  I wish you the best of luck.  Listen and ask questions.  


I am so grateful to have passed through New Choices Recovery Center. It has been a privilege to have met the whole staff. I have been given tools from you all. Thank you all for the love you have shown me and your patience you had for me. I will not forget what you have done for me and others. You ARE MY ANGELS. I will cherish these memorable moments we all had.

Love you all. Thank you!


Congrats. You’re sober!

You didn’t commence from treatment if you didn’t.:

• threaten AMA everyday
• get put on contract
• abuse the phone pivilege
• buy an energy drink at the “gas stops”
• take real sugar from AA meetings
• get extended two weeks

Totally kidding,— don’t follow in my footsteps. Please. Sober rules; xanax drools!!
Being sober is kind of cool dude. Getting sober has become a new drug,—I’m addicted! One day at a time, one minute at a time, one second at a time. Best advice: stay sober and date yourself. Keep on keeping on!

P.S. You’ve got this and you’re worth it.


Take it easy. One day at a time. Be your future self’s best friend. You deserve to be happy because you are alive.


▪ Embrace controversy
▪ Praise yourself
▪ Worry not
▪ Anger none
▪ Listen closely
▪ Love tender
▪ Fight hard
▪ Fear nothing
▪ Live strong
▪ Stop
▪ Breathe
▪ Think
▪ Pray always
▪ Laugh often
▪ Grow flawlessly
▪ Don’t hide your light
▪ Shine bright


How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.


I can honestly say that coming to New Choices was not only a great decision but a great experience. This place has given me a new beginning for a wonderful life. So for the newcomer: soak up all the material and experiences while you are here. This is truly a magical place that allowed me to understand that a sober life is a great life. The 30 days here go by quick, so take everything in and have an open mind about it. New Choices family has shown me a new way to live and showed me how to get my happiness back. So, thank you New Choices, it’s a great day.


First of all, congrats on a great decision in your life. New Choices is a truly remarkable facility, from staff to amenities and an excellent program for recovery. If you don’t feel it yet, you will feel the magic of this place by the time you commence. You will know a new meaning of the word fellowship. Not everyone has the same experience, but all of us came to the same consensus that our lives changed for the better. Be proud of yourself and soar up as much as you can, because it’s over in the blink of an eye. Relax, learn, and try to find peace because from this day forward, your struggle is over. Embrace your new life. God bless.


I would like to thank the entire staff at New Choices. The nurses are amazing along with the Techs. I was very embarrassed and scared to go to treatment. I have never been before, so I did not know what to expect. I am a totally different person today than I was 30 days ago. My advice would be to have an open mind and really work the program. I am living proof that it works. Best of luck and God bless you and your recovery!

P.S. Don’t be embarrassed that you’re here; instead be embarrassed if you weren’t.



To all the staff; everyone here in NCTC for all the knowledge, care, positive input, and bringing a black and white life to a promising life of wonderful color. I aim to use my learning here to have a life of happiness and sobriety and health and to hopefully regain my family back. I’ve sure been outta line for a long spell. I’m leaving tomorrow on a lifetime’s journey that I feel will be happy and productive. For anyone who comes here to give their life and family a chance, I know it’ll work. But, you have to really want it, and to implement the coping skills to be free of alcohol and drugs. “Have faith.” I’ve gained a new family and friends through this journey and skills to use in life. Again, I thank this whole outfit here (and Blue Cross Blue Shield, lol) for everything. See y’all on Fridays for alumni meetings.


30 days is not a long time to fix for many of us a lifetime of drinking/drug use. What you can do is use these 30 days to start on the right path to a better, sober life.


30 days is not a lifetime, but afterwards is!  Make the most of your time here!  Then you will make the most of the rest of your life! 

Much love,

Heather M.

I didn’t want to be here at first and it took me 3 weeks before I actually realized I wanted to stay sober when I leave here. To any newcomers, give this place a shot. What do you have to lose, plus free food and a place to stay for a month? Give it a shot bro!!


Just by coming through the front gates you have more courage and strength than you know! Keep an open mind to the group sessions and 1 on 1’s. Keep an open mind to the counselors, techs, nurses and doctors. All are designed and available to help you. Keep an open mind to your peer group. The shared experience of others will ease the anxiety of feeling alone. Watch, listen, learn and engage. The NCTC residential time is for you. Be selfish. Heal yourself. Find out a little bit about who you are and why you are.

Our journey has just begun. NCTC will provide the tools and knowledge to begin to embrace a sober way of thinking and living. Do what they ask, listen to what they say, ask questions when confused and share your thoughts and emotions. This place is magic.


Give this your ALL guys. For some this is a brand new experience and it may seem scary, but it is so worth it. I have been in many treatment centers and this one was by far the best and has truly changed my life. I have never been happier. Keep an open mind and just know there is light at the end of the tunnel. How great it is to be free from alcohol and drugs. I am myself again and no longer prisoner to addiction! Get everything you can out of here! It is worth it! I promise! I love you all!

Amy Howell AlumniAmy Howell, Alumni

Make the decision right now to keep an open mind and participate in all event and groups here at New Choices. They have honestly changed my life. At first I was scared of what this NEW LIFE might bring me, but today I leave and I am so grateful and happy that I gave it 100%. I have a New Choices family and so much stuff and knowledge to help me stay sober and happy for the rest of my life. Ask questions, let them know how you feel, get involved in group and watch your life change.


P.S. New Choices techs, nurses, counselors and staff: thank you so much for the care and wisdom. Much love to you all!


Do what everyone that works here suggests! You may not want to, but remember, when we try to run the show, it doesn’t end well. Spend as much time as possible in the AA book and pray. You will have life changing realizations! Listen to Chas! I’m telling you, he helped me so much! Ask questions! I love you!

Christopher L.

I know it seems scary at first and 30 days seems like a long time, but trust me it is so so worth it. It goes by so fast and you learn so much about yourself. I wanted to leave at first and am so grateful I didn’t. Everyone is so welcoming and makes you feel at home. You got this!

Also thank you so much to the New Choices staff. You are all amazing. I couldn’t have done it without you!


My experience at New Choices began when I got off the airplane and had no idea where I was going. It was my first time in Texas. All I knew was that I was to meet with a guy named Zack, and that was it. Needless to say, when we arrived at NCTC I was pretty blindsided, but I decided to make the most of it. It was one of the best choices of my life. During my stay I made great friends and learned a new way to live my life. I’m not just saying that because I’m leaving, I’m saying it because that’s the truth. Today I begin the rest of my life in San Antonio and I couldn’t be happier! Make the most of your stay and listen to what everyone has to offer. You’ll be glad you did!


Welcome to New Choices. Remember not to count the days, make the day count.

Best of luck,



Big ups on being here instead of dead. Super cool decision.

Please enjoy the following things during your stay:

• Yoga
• Chas’ dry humor
• Nadine’s laugh
• Denise’s zeal for life
• Chef’s salsa
• Why are you still reading this? Yikes.
• Bowling (If they get you to mini golf, resist.)
• I’m done. I just like bullet points.


Hello Newcomer. Congrats to you!! You just made the decision to save your life. You could not have chosen a better place to be. Give it a few days, you’ll settle in and see just how much the staff cares for you,…even Chef…he seems mean at first, but he softens up. lol

I’m sure you have a few earthly angels helping in your journey, just like I did. Do me a favor? Don’t forget to thank them for all the love, no matter how bad things got, they stood by you! Your journey is partly their’s too. You’ll learn a lot while you’re here, about addiction, your specific addiction and how to love yourself again. Take the direction of the counselors and techs. They have all been there.

If you can’t sleep on the night’s that Denise works, go ring her bell. Even if you don’t feel like talking, she’ll talk enough that you’ll get sleepy enough to eventually to get back to bed.

I’m also sure you’ll learn the following:

• To sweat.
• To bend like a pretzel.
• To become an artist.
• how to care for plants.
• To love rice and pasta.

All the best,


Continue to refine the “true” story. You are stronger than you know! Stay the course!


This is your journey. Make it worthwhile.


I just wanted to say think you for everything again. Without y’all I couldn’t have a chance without y’all at life again. I’m def gonna be giving back to the community. I’m so grateful for the chance to be me again. Thanks and love y’all.



Wow! What a journey. This was definitely one of the toughest things I have ever done in my life, but one of the best experiences ever. You will make some of the best friends you will ever have. Sister to others who you can relate to, whose lives have changed through this program!! You can definitely do this and you have a bunch of new brothers and sisters to help you along the way. I’ve always been the person that others looked at and said, “Wow he is bad, he will never get sober.” And you know what? I am doing it! And you can too! Congrats and keep working hard.

Much love,


I would like to thank everyone that works at New Choices. I am grateful to have stayed here. A place where they care about you and your feelings. New Choices has given me the tools to get through this. Thank you N.C.


Thanks for the compassion and understanding from all the staff. Same to the counselors, and for all the new tools and practices I can apply in my day-to-day life. Also for making and helping me dig deeper into my problems and how I really felt; how to recognize different feelings and thoughts. Thanks to all the staff and clients. Stay strong.


I’m so grateful for NCTC. When I first came here in December 2018 I was a broken shell of a man. I had so much anger, guilt and shame. I couldn’t stand that person I saw in the mirror. All of the staff and clients have loved me until I could love myself again. They gave me hope. NCTC helped me get close to my H.P. again. I received blessing after blessing. I got everything back that I had freely lost. No, I freely gave away my family, my employment, my life.

I regret to say I had to come back for a tune up. Because of what I learned here, I had the tools and knowledge to make some calls and reach out and was blessed to come back to New Choices and figure out what character defects I needed to work on to regain my spirituality back and continue growing in my recovery. Crossfit is tough, but it’s amazing. Miracles happen here. Stick around long enough for them to happen…be open and willing to accept them. Do the work and pass your strength, hopes, experiences on to help another person. Love you all!!

All of us are God’s children made extraordinary by the gifts He has given us.Foremost is the chance of a new life, one of sobriety and cleanliness one day at a time. ~ Drop The Rock

Peace and love my friends.


If you are reading this, you’re probably about to commence from New Choices. For that I congratulate you! I don’t need to write about how amazing New Choices is or how supportive the staff is. I am sincerely grateful for the community of friends I’ve made here as you are. What I can offer you is encouragement as you move on to the next stage in your recovery. Stay connected, stay strong, remember to fuel your body, mind and spirit. Keep doing the work and you will be successful. I wish you all the best in your recovery. You can do it. Today is the first day of the rest of your life!


Any type of new experience has all sorts of feelings or emotions attached. I am happy to say there is only positive ones surrounding New Choices. It was great to see my growth and desire to want more knowledge towards this recovery process. Everyone on staff is more than willing to go above and beyond to help anyway possible. Even if it is just listening, they all possess the proper tools to help you succeed. Most of all this has been a rare opportunity to make some of the strongest connections and friends I have ever had. Against the odds, I needed people to have my back outside of New Choices. Everything is what I make it and this plan sure made it easy to understand and learn how special our lives are. Truly happy I gave it a chance.

J.R., Alumni

New Choices has taught me so many things about myself. The whole staff is so welcoming to newcomers, I couldn’t have asked for a better recovery experience. I learned how to accept who I was and grow from it in so many different ways. I gained so many tools including respect, responsibility, courage, integrity, willingness and most importantly, honesty. All the different activities and groups are very interactive and fun. The counselors and therapists are always there for you and are right by your side through some of the hardest, but best growing experiences. Crossfit and yoga were some of my favorite times and Chef is one of the funniest and most compassionate guys around, and his food is always amazing. I’ve loved every day of my time here and I’ll never forget this blessed time. Farewell New Choices!


This place has truly changed my life and I could not be more grateful. I have met some of the best people I’ve ever known here, and sticking together we will only grow in our sobriety. We got this!


30 days has gone by so fast as Anne said. I came here and I was sick. I was the sickest. Now I have all the therapies, all the connections, all the needed relationships, all the things and tools I need. I am so grateful for what New Choices has shown and offered me. It’ll be scary out there in the world, but with the appropriate tools, I know I’ll be okay! Here’s to the next chapter of our journey! We got this!


Man I can’t believe it’s already been 30 days. This has been the best and most pure 30 days of my life. I’ve learned so much about myself and life in general. I feel so blessed to have this experience. I’m proud of the person I have become in this time and you should be too. On to the next chapter. We got this.


This is such a great opportunity. Please embrace the suck. Lol. Cause it sometimes does, but it’s all worth it.


I know you’re scared. It’s a scary moment in your life. Maybe you feel as though everything you have has crumbled. Rest assured you are in the right place. You may not feel it at first, you may be angry at everything and everyone around you. But please allow yourself some time to get to know this place, get to know the people around you and get to know yourself. You will soon see the magic of this place. You will be given all the tools you need to succeed. Give yourself the chance you deserve. God bless.


Commencement,—not graduation. It means, “the beginning or start of something” as opposed to “the completion of study.”

Today I leave the safe bubble and really start living sober. The last 30 days have provided me with the much needed physical, emotional, and spiritual separation from D.O.C’s. I have access to every tool (texts, technics, therapy) needed for a vibrant, serene sobriety.

My gratitude and optimism continue to enlarge. I am looking expectantly to the opportunities to pass along my experience, strength and hope.


Sobriety is a one day at a time journey. During my time in residential treatment, it has become clear to me how important it is to focus on helping others. I have watched so many people change their lives and recover because they made the choice to forget about self and to focus on others. This program works if we are willing to do the reading, live a day at a time and help others. Get sober, clean house and help others!!!


New Choices gave me all the tools I need to succeed but it’s my job to utilize them and strengthen my sobriety. With IOP and the alumni meeting and the support of everyone I met here, I am confident that I am heading down the right path. Although times will be difficult down the road, I am ready to take them on and get through them. RTC is over and now the real work begins. It will get better!!!


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