Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Cross Creek Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Cross Creek Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Connection, Community are Essential to Staying Sober in Austin

Why is Cross Creek the best option for mental health & addiction treatment?
We provide comprehensive care.
We are highly accredited.
We are conveniently located.

One of the many challenges of recovery is learning how to maintain one’s sobriety in a culture in which alcohol and other drugs are prevalent and easily accessible.

This challenge can be particularly acute in places such as Austin, Texas, which features a large population of young people, a vibrant art and music scene, and an abundance of bars and clubs.

While many people are attracted to Austin due to its reputation as a party city, it is possible not only to survive, but also to thrive in Austin without relapsing into substance abuse. Staying sober in Austin or a similar hotspot can require some extra planning and effort, but it can also yield surprising benefits.

In a June 30, 2016, article on the website of Austin-based radio station KUT 90.5, writer Ashley Lopez profiled three Austin residents who are in recovery who are working to help others to protect their sobriety while enjoying this great city.

While all three of the Austin residents who were profiled in the KUT article have unique backgrounds and different ways of guarding their sobriety, they all agreed that connecting with other members of the recovery community is essential.

“The biggest part of getting sober is really just finding a new group of friends who are your age who you have fun with,” said the appropriately named Austin Berry, who moved to the town in 2010.

When he found a group of people who were in his age range, who had similar professional objectives, and who enjoyed the same types of recreational and leisure activities, Berry discovered an unexpected benefit to remaining in recovery.

“I had a lot more fun sober than I ever did drinking and using,” he said.

The fact that Austin’s population skews younger than many other areas contributes to its reputation as a place to party – but this same demographic factor can also be an advantage to people who are attempting to build a solid foundation in recovery. As Austin Berry noted in his comments for the KUT article, the abundance of young adults in the Austin area makes it easier to find others in the same age range who have a history of addiction and who are working to remain strong in recovery.

Austin, Texas, is not the only place where people in recovery can find support amid prevalent drug and alcohol use. For example, fans of the Grateful Dead and Phish, two legendary groups who are closely associated with substance abuse, have created support groups for those who want to continue to enjoy the music and other aspects of the culture without falling back into addictive behaviors.

Members of group of sober Grateful Dead fans, which is known as the Wharf Rats, maintain a presence at concerts of Dead-affiliated bands. They are there to provide support to Dead fans in recovery, and often hold 12-step meetings at concert venues. At Phish concerts, a group called The Phellowship performs a similar service.

In Austin, at rock concerts, and in other areas where a person is likely to be tempted with alcohol or other drugs, the difference between relapse and successful (and enjoyable) recovery may be found in two concepts that are also essential to the 12-Step Model: connection and community. Finding others who share your values or beliefs, who have a similar worldview, and who are also walking the path of recovery can turn a potentially destructive situation into an opportunity for progress, improvement, and joy.

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At Cross Creek Hospital, client care and well-being come first and foremost always. The entire staff has incredible compassion for all who come in for help. They made my experience the best it could be.

– Former Patient