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SALUD Project
Offender Reentry Program
The SALUD Offender Reentry Program will offer sustainable recovery and reentry services to adult men and women currently incarcerated, and in need of substance abuse or co-occurring mental health/substance abuse services.
Services include:
  • Case Management
  • Outpatient Counseling (Individual/Group)
  • Recovery Support Services
  • HIV/ Viral Hepatitis Testing
  • Methadone/Suboxone Treatment
  • Referrals
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Project Humanity
Project Humanity is a client-centered program structured around adult men and women who meet the following criteria:
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Co-existing Behavioral Health Disorders
  • HIV+
  • High Risk for HIV and Hepatitis Conditions
Project Humanity offers the following services to eligible individuals: Outpatient Counseling, Case Management, Medication -Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction, Project Self-Help in Eliminating Life-Threatening Diseases (SHIELD), as well as recovery support services.

(Opiate Addiction Recovery Services Program)
The OARS Program is Level IV Outpatient pharmacotherapy program that provides methadone treatment to adults who meet the criteria for Opioid Dependence. Clients to the program must meet the standards set forth by the Texas Department of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of State Health Services. Priority population guidelines are adhered to in assessing program admission. Clients are prescribed methadone therapy and are monitored by a licensed medical doctor. Services include daily dispensing of therapeutic levels of methadone (Mon-Sun), individual counseling, group counseling, random urinalysis, physical examinations and lab work. Ancillary services are provided in the form of referrals. The OARS Program serves the Coastal Bend area. The OARS program offers a Department of State Health Services (DSHS)-funded program, a Medicaid-funded program and a Private-Pay program. The OARS Program is a CARF accredited program.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome-Opioid Treatment Services (NAS-OTS) is for pregnant and/or postpartum women (age 18 or over) with moderate or severe opioid use disorder. The goal is to reduce risk of fetal morbidity, fetal mortality, and parental substance use. OTS alleviates the adverse physiological effects of withdrawal from the use of opioids as required to meet the individualized needs of the client. NAS-OTS expands and integrates communicable disease testing, immunizations, chronic disease prevention, and treatment for comorbid conditions such as abscesses due to injection drug use, Hepatitis C, and/or co-occurring psychiatric disorders within the context of OTS. The program aims to provide clients with an opportunity to improve their health and the quality of their overall lives while also obtaining help for the substance use disorder. NAS-OTS is designed for adult Texas residents (in Aransas, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio counties) who are pregnant and/or postpartum who meet financial criteria for state-funded substance use disorder services and who have met the DSM-5 criteria for a moderate or severe opioid use disorder. Postpartum is defined as 18 months or less after giving birth. Medicaid-funded substance use disorder services are also available.

(Substance Abusers Inviting Life Program)
The SAIL Program is an out-patient treatment program serving adults who use or abuse alcohol or other drugs. Services include screening, assessment, group and individual counseling, with an established protocol necessary for successful program completion. Family counseling is also offered as needed. Counseling services are provided in the form of education, relapse prevention, life skills and an introduction to Twelve Step Recovery. The SAIL Program offers services at both the STSARS Corpus Christi office and the STSARS Robstown office. The SAIL program offers a Department of State Health Services (DSHS)-funded program and a Medicaid-funded program.

The Specialized Female Program is a curriculum based outpatient program, serving women with dependent children (including women whose children are in custody of the state) and pregnant women. The program is geared towards providing trauma-informed and gender specific outpatient treatment services and case management services that facilitate recovery from substance abuse and dependence. Services include screening, assessment, group, individual counseling and family counseling. Counseling services are provided in the form of education, relapse prevention, and life skills. The Specialized Female Program will serve the following counties: Aransas, Jim Wells, Kleberg, and Nueces. The Specialized Female Program offers a Department of State Health Services (DSHS)-funded program and a Medicaid-funded program.

(Co-Occurring Psychiatric And Substance Use Disorders Program)
The COPSD Program is an intensive case management program serving adults in the counties of Nueces, Aransas and San Patricio. The program emphasizes integrated services where both psychiatric and substance-abuse disorders are seen as primary. Case management is provided to ensure client stabilization, service coordination and engagement strategies to assist clients in benefiting from treatment. An integrated screening for substance abuse/dependence and mental illness is conducted on all persons referred for services. COPSD services may be provided at the agency site, at the client’s home or in the community. The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) funds COPSD.

(Administrative Offices of the U.S. Courts)
STSARS has an agreement with Program Administrative Offices of the United States Courts to provide aftercare for clients who are placed on supervised release. Clients are referred to the AO Program from the United States Probation. The program assists the clients in strengthening coping skills in relation to substance abuse, mental health and relationship/social skills, as well as aiding in changing criminal thinking errors.

STSARS A.N.C.H.O.R. Program is committed to helping all youth and their families in the Coastal Bend Area and our licensed and trained staff work with 13-17 year olds and their families in Nueces, San Patricio, Aransas, Jim Wells, and Kleberg counties. We recognize that getting help is not always easy and that transportation is not always available, so our staff is able to come to the families. Our goal is to overcome these barriers and our staff is able to meet the clients and their families for initial assessment.

South Texas Substance Abuse Recovery Services   •   PO Box 2745   •   Corpus Christi, Texas 78403   •   361.882.9979
Texas Department of State Health Services Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitiation Facilities Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Executive Directors Council of the Coastal Bend