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What is T.C. ?


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T.C. Philosophy

"My past is something I don't want to relive. I must take action and build strength within myself. When life gets tough, I will be able to work my way up. I'm tired of an empty heart and a negative life. With it I will not go on. With change, hope, love courage, friends, and a higher power, I will live just for today. Change my brothers, don't relive the past. The heart is filled with life."


Recovery The T.C. Way

T.C. stands for the Therapeutic Community. Recovery as defined in the T.C. is not only abstinence from alcohol and drugs, but the gradual building or rebuilding of a new life.

The above reading is considered the T.C. Philosophy at Texas House and must be recited by all clients within the first 30 days. Change in a T.C. results in changes in thinking, feeling, values, behavior, and self-identity."


The View of Right Living

Honesty in Word and Deed: Honest expressions of emotions and reactions reveal residents true self-identities to others and to themselves.

Responsible Concern for others: By challenging and supporting others, residents show that they care for others and for themselves.

Work Ethic: Self reliance, excellence, earned rewards, pride, and commitment enable residents to become productive members of society.

Active and continuous learning: Learning about themselves and the world strengthens residents' ability to maintain recovery.

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Community Separateness T.C.
Honest expressions of emotions and reactions reveal residents true self-identities to others and to themselves.

Community Environment
By challenging and supporting others, residents show that they care for others and for themselves.

Staff as Community Members
Self reliance, excellence, earned rewards, pride, and commitment enable residents to become productive members of society.

Peers as Role Models
Learning about themselves and the world strengthens residents' ability to maintain recovery.

A Structured Day
Honest expressions of emotions and reactions reveal residents true self-identities to others and to themselves.

Treatment Phases
By challenging and supporting others, residents show that they care for others and for themselves.

Work as Therapy and Education
Self reliance, excellence, earned rewards, pride, and commitment enable residents to become productive members of society.

Repetition of T.C. Concepts
Learning about themselves and the world strengthens residents' ability to maintain recovery.

Peer Encounter Groups
Honest expressions of emotions and reactions reveal residents true self-identities to others and to themselves.

Emotional Growth
By challenging and supporting others, residents show that they care for others and for themselves.

Long-Term Maintenance After T.C.
Self reliance, excellence, earned rewards, pride, and commitment enable residents to become productive members of society.

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