Alta Loma in Georgetown, Texas, is a transformational services facility designed to help men recover from mental health issues and co-occurring disorders like addiction. By focusing on coordinating care that meets both mental health and substance use needs, we are able to help residents who might not have been successful in other treatment settings. At Alta Loma, our residents won’t receive conflicting messages or therapies that contradict each other and impede the recovery process. Our dedicated team of clinicians and specialists collaborate to ensure coherent treatment plans that provide cohesiveness for residents during their stay with us. We implement a long-term continuum of care so residents can better understand how their mental health and co-occurring disorders relate and learn the necessary life skills, healthy habits and coping mechanisms they need to respond to their triggers and symptoms appropriately. Our goal is to help our residents achieve emotional and psychological stability, empowering them to find hope as they progress towards recovery.

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Integrated Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment

Mental health treatment can be approached in a variety of ways, but at Alta Loma, we specialize in integrating the most effective evidence-based methods available to provide residents with comprehensive care that addresses both their mental health and addiction needs. It’s essential for dual diagnosis residents to receive this level of coordinated care to ensure that they are treated as a whole, rather than a collection of symptoms. Other treatment centers might treat one disorder or the other, or have trouble reconciling different modalities. This can result in a conflicting set of messages that complicate the recovery process and limit its effectiveness. At Alta Loma, each individual’s treatment plan is created by a group of collaborative clinicians who work together to provide greater consistency for improved treatment outcomes

Continuum of Care

We offer a continuum of care and utilize long-term treatment plans to maintain a cohesive experience as our residents’ progress toward a more independent lifestyle. While in our program, residents will live in supportive housing at The Ranch, The Villa or The Cottage and engage in partial hospitalization programming (PHP), intensive outpatient programming (IOP) or outpatient programming (OP) at our clinical office. Some of the proven mental health therapies we apply throughout the recovery process include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), as well as mindfulness, meditation and recreational therapies.

Initial Stabilization

Upon arrival, our top priority is to stabilize residents and alleviate any acute mental health symptoms to prevent a psychiatric crisis. Sudden or severe symptoms can be highly disruptive and even life-threatening, so we provide medical and psychiatric interventions that are adjusted to the needs of each individual. All residents will also receive an initial psychiatric evaluation and substance abuse assessment to determine their treatment needs.

Withdrawal and Detox

Alta Loma will work with individuals with substance abuse problems to coordinate any needed detoxification services they may need before becoming a resident of Alta Loma. Many drugs produce uncomfortable or dangerous withdrawal effects that make this a necessary step before treatment at Alta Loma can begin. A medically-supervised detox allows residents to begin treatment on the right foot, with a steady resolve and a clear mind.

Primary Care


The Ranch in Georgetown, Texas, admits a limited number of individuals, ensuring that each resident receives the undivided attention and care that they deserve. Residents live on-site in supportive housing and partake in PHP programming at our nearby clinical facility.

This level of care is the most intensive, with a 24-hour wake staff and weekly appointments with psychiatrists and therapists. Treatment plans are customized for each resident and length-of-stay is flexible. During their time at The Ranch, residents will learn strategies for healthy living, necessary life skills, medication management and more. Family treatment is also available to support and guide close relatives as their loved ones progress through recovery. The goal of The Ranch is to move residents toward a less structured environment and eventually back to sustainable, independent living.

Transitional Living


This is the next step along the Alta Loma continuum of care, in which residents enter a less restrictive living environment at The Villa and participate in IOP programming at our clinical office. As an extended care option, residents are given the opportunity to practice the skills they learned during primary treatment in a safe, supportive setting. Individuals can stay at this facility for up to two years. At this stage, we encourage our residents to explore employment or educational opportunities and develop healthy relationships within the community. Psychiatric and therapy services are still conducted weekly as indicated and medication management by staff continues for the entire stay.

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Nutritional Support

At Alta Loma, we understand how psychiatric medications can affect one’s weight and appetite. To help residents stay healthy, a licensed nutritionist will meet with each resident to develop an individualized meal plan and nutritional outline. A weekly nutrition group is also held to discuss these concerns and educate residents on the importance of balanced eating.

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Healing on Your Terms


For men with psychiatric concerns and co-occurring disorders such as substance abuse, there is treatment available that can help them rediscover a life of mental wellness. Alta Loma in Georgetown, Texas, integrates mental health and co-occurring disorder treatment for men with a dual diagnosis. Our continuum of care helps men from all walks of life get back on track and empowers them to move toward independent living and a successful recovery.

If you or someone you care about is struggling with their mental health but hasn’t been successful at other treatment facilities, we can help. Reach out to one of our friendly Alta Loma representatives today at 866.457.3843 to learn more about how our comprehensive treatment plans can make a difference.