Why Casa Vida?
Casa Vida de Salud is a residential recovery center for recovery from alcohol and drug problems. The El Paso Alliance has been providing peer services for people seeking recovery since 1998 and has been providing residential service at Casa Vida since 2005. Over the past ten years the Alliance has served over 3,000 people at Casa Vida, including many of the most difficult to serve, with outstanding success. Project Vida maintains a Federally Qualified Health Center clinic for primary and mental health care within the Casa Vida facility, as an integrated health care solution.
University of Texas at Austin - Addiction Research Institute evaluators report that over 70% of people served at Casa Vida remained abstinent after six months of service and were only half as likely to need psychiatric treatment.
Casa Vida is an urban experience of the culture of recovery. All staff members have recovered from alcoholism or drug addiction and are chosen for their ability to transmit what they have found. This is 12 step recovery practiced by people who have been successful themselves.
The Casa Vida Difference
Since 2005, Casa Vida has filled the rooms of recovery in El Paso and West Texas like no recovery center before. The recovery community is represented in staff and volunteers from every program of recovery, recovered from alcoholism, drug addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions. They are members of the recovery community including 12 step fellowships, medication assisted and faith based recovery ministries. Casa Vida frankly stresses the spiritual nature of successful recovery.
From the Source
Casa Vida is the first and foremost federally supported peer-to-peer recovery service provider in Texas, since 1998. It has been the only federally supported peer developed and peer run recovery center in Texas and one of very few such supported peer service projects in the nation. The Recovery Coach Academy provided by Casa Vida is the designated training for Recovery Coaches by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Casa Vida trainers have trained hundreds of workers from across Texas and across the western US.
Casa Vida is the only place in El Paso to receive support from these nationally honored and award winning personnel. In August 2011, Casa Vida’s director was honored at the White House as a Presidential Champion of Change for this work. The Office of National Drug Control Policy included the work done by Casa Vida peers as an important program and is part of the 2012 National Drug Control Strategy. Casa Vida staff have received awards from the federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment for vision and community involvement. Casa Vida is a hub for a recovery oriented system of care that produced outstanding results from 2008-2015, including great strides in cooperation across addiction and mental health strategies.
This impressively effective, nationally known program is now available to persons in El Paso and West Texas as a community resource. It is the most affordable alcohol and drug recovery center in Texas.
To the Employer
If you’re an employer concerned about the well-being of an employee who may be affected by some form of alcohol or drug problem and would like to help him/her seek recovery, please give us a call today. The promise of what we do is a restored worker who is grateful for the help, a restored parent for the kids at home and, for many, a reintegrated family.
Recovery Program for Recovery from Alcohol, Drug & Co-occurring Mental Health Issues
Full Primary Health Care Clinic
Body ◊ Mind ◊ Spirit
• 90-day Residential Program
• State of Texas designated Peer Recovery Coaches
• Twice daily recovery support meetings
• Weekly meeting with recovery coaches
• Meetings with coaches continue for 6 months after residential care
• Personal plan of recovery with resident’s full commitment & ownership
• Full onsite primary care medical clinic, including psychiatric
• Access to clinical alcohol, drug and mental health service
• An urban experience of the culture of recovery
• Approved by the City of El Paso for residential services
• Large commercial kitchen with support for special dietary needs
• Social and recreational events in large auditorium
• Residents introduced to 12-step & faith-based recovery fellowships
• Residents encouraged to identify with a long-term recovery program
• Exit plan for transition from residential services to the culture of recovery
• All staff and volunteers at Casa Vida have overcome addiction themselves —
They show the new person how