South Texas Substance Abuse Recovery Services
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  Office Hours
Monday 5:30 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 5:30 am - 8 pm
Wednesday 5:30 am - 8 pm
Thursday 5:30 am - 8 pm
Friday 5:30 am - 5 pm


(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.

(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.

MEJOR project is a client-centered program structured around predominately Hispanic, adult heterosexual men and women with substance abuse disorders that may include co-existing behavioral health, HIV, and Hepatitis conditions. MEJOR Project offers Detox services, Outreach services, Case Management services, the SHIELD Program (Self-Help in Eliminating life-Threatening Diseases), as well as Substance Abuse Counseling and Education services.

(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.

(Bureau of Prisons)
In Partnership with the Bureau of Prisons, STSARS provides Transitional Drug Abuse Treatment to individuals currently residing at Dismas Charities, a Halfway House / Community Corrections Center. The purpose of the BOP Program is to promote the successful transition of individuals from incarceration back to the community by providing comprehensive substance abuse treatment. Through individual and group sessions, the program gives individuals the opportunity to acquire the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral skills they will need to maintain a drug-free and crime-free lifestyle.

(Substance Use Disoders Services)
STSARS has joined together with the Department of Family and Protective Services of the Coastal Bend (CPS) to assist families by providing Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment. Services to individuals include Individual Substance Abuse Counseling and Substance Abuse Educational Group Counseling Classes at STSARS locations in Corpus Christi and Robstown. The goal of this CPS and STSARS collaboration is to provide substance use disorder services and to develop a plan that addresses both child safety and care giver sobriety.

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