Charlie’s Place Recovery Center, Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus Christi, Texas, USA Skyline
5501 IH 37
Corpus Christi, TX, 78469

Charlie’s Place Recovery Center Overview

Charlie’s Place Recovery Center, located in Corpus Christi—a city in Texas on the Gulf of Mexico—is a not-for-profit residential treatment center for men and women 18 and older dealing with substance use and chemical dependency issues. The center, founded by Charlie Acklen, began more than 52 years ago as a “24-hour” club and has grown to be a modern medical facility. The facility has changed location a few times and with each re-location, the center has grown to accommodate more people in need of treatment. Over the years, the facility has treated more than 60,000 individuals and has continued to provide services for individuals dealing with substance abuse disorders who cannot afford the expenses of rehabilitation treatment. Additionally, the facility offers help to individuals dealing with Co-occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder also known as COPSD. For this treatment, the center offers integrated treatment and case managers. Persons in need of treatment may be admitted through a walk-in or booking an appointment. Charlie’s Place offers some treatment options including detoxification, outpatient, and inpatient treatment programs. The center also provides recovery support services for individuals who need to rebuild their lives, post-treatment. This program provides the participants with a peer support specialist. Staff at the facility consists of COSPD caseworkers, nursing staff, licensed social worker, certified counselors, and a medical director.

Accommodation And Food

The treatment center is situated in South Texas, on several acres at a location which used to be a former hotel and has now been renovated. The center offers a peaceful, safe, and private haven for individuals to receive treatment and can accommodate between 80-150 clients at a time. The detox unit is situated in a different wing of the facility although it is not very different from the inpatient accommodation style. Clients may have roommates or be given private accommodation depending on the space available at the time and rooms are furnished with bathrooms, twin beds, and simple furnishing. Additionally, residents may engage in various recreational activities during their leisure hours as the facility is equipped with basketball and volleyball courts, a running track, and ping pong tables.
Meals are served thrice daily in the center’s dining room and prepared by the cooking team and chef. Snacks, tea, and coffee are also available throughout the day.

Treatment & Therapy

The center offers some treatment and therapy services depending on the unique needs of the client. Some of these are:

  • Detoxification
  • Inpatient program
  • Outpatient program


The facility’s detoxification program is safe and designed to rid the body of chemical dependence. The process is overseen by licensed professionals and patients receive 24/7 clinical care and supervision. The process also involves medication administration at regular intervals to make the withdrawal process bearable.

Inpatient Program

Clients in this structured program follow a daily schedule which consists of substance abuse counseling, education, and financial health and security lessons. The programs are individualized and evidence-based.

Outpatient Program

The outpatient program includes thrice-a-week evening groups in a safe environment where clients can receive treatment without residing at the facility. Each group session spans three hours and takes place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights.
The following are a list of conditions treated at the facility:

  • Substance abuse disorders
  • Co-occurring mental health disorders

Therapy Options

The facility offers various options of therapy which include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group sessions
  • Relapse prevention
  • Family program
  • Support groups
  • Coping skills


Charlie’s Place Recovery center costs approximately $30,000 for a 30-day intensive inpatient program at the facility at a rate of $1,000 per day and $45,000 for a 30-day residential detoxification program at a rate of $1,500 per day. These amounts are subject to change as it is greatly dependent on the kind of treatment and level of a care a client requires. The facility is in-network with most insurance companies and is available to work with private insurances and out-of-network providers. Clients are advised to contact the facility for more information on benefits, coverage, and verification. Insurance accepted includes Humana, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and more. Lending Options are also available to clients in need of such.


The facility is accredited by the CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) and the NAATP (National Association of Accreditation Treatment Providers).

Charlie’s Place Recovery Center Advantages

An aftercare or discharge is offered to clients who have completed a primary program (alumni) and clients who have completed a residential program are advised to attend to weekly group sessions and 12-step meetings which take place on-site. The facility does not offer support for dual diagnosis issues but individuals in need of such care are referred to an appropriate facility.
Outpatient treatment services are also offered to clients and it takes places at the residential facility. The program consists of two group sessions weekly (Tuesday and Thursday) for two hours and an individual session once a week.
In conclusion, the facility offers a well-rounded and comprehensive multi-phase recovery program that is suitable for both genders in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Clients seeking a solid foundation for complete recovery from behavioral health issues will find Charlie’s Place Recovery Center to be a good option.


Amy Rhoads Granberry
Chief Executive Officer

Amy has over 20 years of experience working in the business sector has secured over $20 million in funding for the facility through grant renewals and writing. Prior to holding the position of Chief Executive Officer of the facility, she served in different capacities in Charlie’s Place Recovery Center including as HR Manager, Organizational Development Director, Chief Operating Officer, and more.

Courtney Schroeder
Chief Operating Officer

Courtney earned a degree from the New York University and started at the facility as a Human Resource Manager. She began her career in Healthcare Management and brought that knowledge to Charlie’s Place and has been working in the center for over two years.

Walter Roberts
Clinical Director

Walter has been working the facility for over 14 years and has acquired knowledge and skills to properly treat and handle behavioral health issues. As an addiction survivor himself, he is very passionate about helping individuals and their families overcome it. He manages and trains counselor interns, helping increase and harness their skills to in turn increase the quality of care of patients.

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