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Empowering New Choices With Comprehensive Therapy Opportunities

At New Choices Treatment Center (NCTC), we are a compassionate, family-oriented addiction treatment center dedicated to helping individuals and their loved ones find the path to lasting recovery. 

Our team of experienced professionals is committed to providing comprehensive, evidence-based therapies in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.

Our mission is to empower each client with the necessary skills to maintain long-term sobriety and live a fulfilling life free from addiction. We believe that recovery is possible for everyone, and we strive to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere where our clients feel safe, respected, and understood.

What We Treat

At NCTC, we specialize in treating a wide range of substance use disorders, including:

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused substances, and its effects can be devastating. We help clients overcome alcohol dependence, manage cravings, and develop healthy coping mechanisms to maintain sobriety.

Opioid Addiction

Opioids, including heroin and prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin, are highly addictive and can quickly lead to physical dependence. 

Our comprehensive opioid addiction treatment addresses both the physical and psychological aspects of addiction, helping clients break free from the cycle of abuse.

Benzodiazepine Addiction

Benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, Klonopin, and Valium, are commonly prescribed for anxiety and sleep disorders. However, they can be highly addictive when misused. 

We help clients safely detox from benzodiazepines and develop alternative strategies for managing anxiety and stress.

Stimulant Addiction

Stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamine, can cause intense euphoria followed by a devastating crash. 

Our treatment for stimulant addiction focuses on helping clients manage cravings, rebuild their physical health, and develop a strong support system for long-term recovery.

Marijuana Addiction

While often viewed as a harmless drug, marijuana can lead to dependence and negatively impact various aspects of life. We help clients understand the consequences of their marijuana use and develop strategies for maintaining abstinence.

Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drugs, such as opioids, benzodiazepines, and stimulants, can be just as addictive and dangerous as illicit drugs when misused. 

We provide comprehensive treatment for prescription drug addiction, addressing both the physical and psychological aspects of dependence.

Co-Occurring Disorders

We understand that addiction often co-occurs with underlying mental health issues. That’s why we also provide comprehensive dual diagnosis treatment for:


Depression and substance abuse often go hand in hand, with each condition exacerbating the other. Our dual diagnosis treatment addresses both issues simultaneously, helping clients develop healthy coping strategies and regain a sense of purpose and joy in life.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder, can fuel addictive behaviors as individuals attempt to self-medicate their symptoms. 

We help clients manage their anxiety through a combination of therapy, mindfulness practices, and medication management when appropriate.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Trauma is a common underlying factor in addiction, with many individuals turning to substances to cope with the painful memories and emotions associated with PTSD. Our trauma-informed care helps clients process their experiences, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and build resilience.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme mood swings, from manic highs to depressive lows. Substance abuse can worsen these symptoms and make it difficult to manage the disorder. 

We provide integrated treatment for bipolar disorder and addiction, helping clients stabilize their moods and maintain sobriety.

Personality Disorders

Personality disorders, such as borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder, can contribute to addictive behaviors and make recovery more challenging. 

Our experienced therapists provide specialized treatment for clients with co-occurring personality disorders, helping them develop healthier patterns of thinking and relating to others.

Trauma and Grief

Unresolved trauma and grief can be significant drivers of addiction, as individuals attempt to numb their pain with substances. 

Our compassionate team provides a safe, supportive space for clients to process their experiences, heal from past wounds, and develop healthy coping strategies for navigating life’s challenges.

We Provide a Compassionate Approach to Treatment

At NCTC, we recognize that every client’s journey is unique. Our clinically-based, person-centered approach ensures that each individual receives the personalized care and support they need to overcome addiction and build a strong foundation for lasting recovery. 

With our comprehensive range of evidence-based therapies and compassionate, experienced staff, we are committed to helping our clients reclaim their lives and achieve their full potential.

Therapies Offered at New Choices Treatment Center

We offer a comprehensive range of evidence-based therapies and holistic approaches to help our clients heal from addiction and build a strong foundation for lasting recovery. 

These include:

Evidence-Based Psychotherapies

Our evidence-based therapies and treatments include:

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to addiction. Through CBT, clients learn coping skills, problem-solving strategies, and relapse prevention techniques.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): DBT is a skills-based therapy that helps clients regulate their emotions, tolerate distress, and improve interpersonal relationships.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): EMDR is a trauma-focused therapy that helps clients process traumatic memories and reduce the emotional distress associated with them. This therapy can be particularly helpful for clients with co-occurring PTSD.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT): REBT helps clients identify and challenge irrational beliefs that contribute to emotional distress and addictive behaviors. By developing more adaptive thinking patterns, clients can improve their emotional well-being and maintain sobriety.

Experiential and Holistic Therapies

Holistic therapies complement traditional treatment modalities and are important for comprehensive recovery. 

NCTC provides:

  • Art Therapy: Art therapy allows clients to express their emotions and experiences through creative activities such as drawing, painting, and sculpting. This non-verbal form of therapy can be especially helpful for clients who struggle to put their feelings into words.
  • Music Therapy: Music therapy uses the power of music to promote healing and self-expression. Clients engage in activities such as songwriting, lyric analysis, and guided listening to explore their emotions and build coping skills.
  • Drama Therapy (Psychodrama): Psychodrama is an experiential therapy that uses role-playing and guided imagery to help clients explore their emotions, relationships, and life experiences.
  • Recreational Therapy: Recreational therapy uses leisure activities such as sports, games, and outdoor adventures that help clients build confidence, develop healthy relationships, and find joy in sobriety.
  • Yoga and Meditation: Yoga and meditation are powerful tools for reducing stress, increasing self-awareness, and promoting overall well-being. Our certified instructors guide clients through gentle yoga poses and mindfulness practices to help them find inner peace and balance.
  • Outdoor Adventure Therapy: Outdoor adventure therapy uses challenging and engaging activities in nature to promote personal growth, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Sandplay Therapy: Sandplay therapy is a non-verbal, experiential therapy that can be particularly helpful for clients who struggle with verbal expression or have experienced trauma.

Specialized Treatment Approaches

There are also many specialized treatment models we utilize, including:

  • 12-Step Model: The 12-Step model provides a structured framework for recovery based on spiritual principles and peer support. We incorporate 12-Step principles into our treatment program and encourage clients to attend meetings and find a sponsor.
  • SMART Recovery: SMART Recovery is a secular alternative to 12-Step programs that uses evidence-based techniques such as CBT and motivational interviewing to help clients maintain sobriety. 
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment: For clients with co-occurring mental health disorders, we offer integrated treatment that addresses both the addiction and the underlying mental health issues simultaneously. 
  • Trauma-Focused Therapies: We offer specialized therapies for clients with a history of trauma that help clients process traumatic memories and develop healthy coping mechanisms.
  • PTSD Therapy: By addressing the underlying trauma that often fuels addiction, PTSD therapy can be a powerful tool for promoting long-term recovery and emotional well-being.
  • Family System Approach to Treatment: We recognize that addiction often affects the entire family system. Our family program includes family therapy sessions and educational workshops to help families heal, communicate effectively, and support their loved one’s recovery.
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): For clients with opioid or alcohol addiction, we offer medication-assisted treatment to help reduce cravings, prevent relapse, and support long-term recovery.
  • Psychoeducational Groups: Psychoeducational groups provide clients with valuable information about addiction, mental health, and the recovery process. 

Inclusive and Affirming Care

We are also dedicated to providing inclusive, culturally-sensitive care:

  • Co-Ed Rehab: Our co-ed rehab program provides a supportive environment for individuals of all genders to recover together. We foster a culture of respect, empathy, and mutual support among our diverse client community.
  • LGBTQIA+ Friendly: We are committed to providing affirming and inclusive care for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our staff is trained in cultural competency and creates a safe, non-judgmental space for all clients to heal and grow.

Nutritional Support and Wellness

Physical health can affect emotional and mental healing, which is why we provide the following wellness offerings: 

  • Nutritional Support & Counseling: We believe that proper nutrition is essential for healing the body and mind in recovery. Our registered dietitian provides individualized nutritional counseling, cooking classes, and meal planning support.
  • On-Site Chef and Dietitian: Our on-site chef prepares delicious, wholesome meals that nourish the body and support the recovery process, and our registered dietitian works closely with the chef to ensure that all meals meet our clients’ nutritional needs.

Continuing Care and Support

Support doesn’t stop when treatment programs end – NCTC also focuses on aftercare programs such as:

  • AIR Program (Active in Recovery): Our AIR Program provides ongoing support and resources for clients who have completed our primary treatment program. This includes alumni meetings, sober social events, and access to our recovery community network.
  • Harm Reduction Techniques: For clients who are not ready or able to commit to complete abstinence, we offer harm reduction techniques and resources to help them reduce the negative consequences of their substance use and improve their overall health and well-being.

At New Choices Treatment Center, we are committed to providing the highest quality care and support for individuals struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. 

With our comprehensive range of evidence-based therapies and holistic approaches, we empower our clients to build the skills, knowledge, and resilience they need to achieve lasting recovery and live fulfilling lives.

Start Your Journey Today

At New Choices Treatment Center, we are committed to helping you or your loved one find the courage to change and the tools to build a life worth living in recovery. 

Our compassionate San Antonio, Texas, team is here to support you every step of the way, from the first phone call to long after you complete treatment.

Take the first step towards healing and recovery today. Verify your insurance coverage and contact us for a free, confidential consultation. Together, we can help you break free from the chains of addiction and start a new chapter in your life.

Call us now at (726) 888-7003 reach out online to begin leading a life with new and improved choices.

Remember, connection makes recovery possible. Let us help you find your path to lasting freedom and fulfillment. You are not alone, and a better life is within reach.