All clients/ youth participate in an individual psychosocial assessment processed by a counselor or counselor intern within 3 service days of admission.  Current policy indicates that the assessment is completed to obtain enough information for the admission to justify the admission; cases of assessment being incomplete at the time of the admission are the exception.  Duration and frequency of treatment is based upon the need of the client.

A counselor or counselor intern must conduct and document a comprehensive psychosocial assessment utilizing the SASS13 (a bried and easy to use screening measure that helps to identiy individual who have a high probablity of having a substance use disorder).  The assessment must document as assess enough information about the client’s past and present status to provide a thorough understanding of the following areas.

  • Alcohol and Drug Use
  • Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency
  • Co-occurring Conditions
  • Medical History
  • Relationships with Family
  • Environment and Living Situation
  • Reports of elder or child neglect or abuse
  • Social and leisure activities culture
  • Education and Vocational Training
  • Religious and Spiritual Orientation
  • Childhood History, Sexual History, Assault, Rape, and Domestic Violence

Residential Programs Contact Information

Baytown Program:
601 S. Main St., Baytown, TX 77520

Office: (281) 424-2200    
Fax: (281) 206-2148
Program Administrator:

Santiago Inchaurregui

Harlingen Program:
Contact Information

Office: (956) 230-3620
Fax: (956) 338-5688

Program Administrator:
Marissa Diaz:

Los Fresnos Program:
Contact Information

Office: (956) 304-0148
Fax: (956) 338-5688

Program Administrator:
Luis F. Rosas: