Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Lubbock, Texas

Since 2007
Achieve Lifelong Sobriety with Affordable, Long-Term Care

Everyone Deserves Access to a Better Life

At Stages of Recovery in Lubbock, we provide our clients with multilayered addiction treatment plans that support lasting sobriety and personal growth at an affordable price. In fact, your health insurance plan could cover all or most of the costs of treatment. Our long-term approach to addiction treatment creates a sturdy foundation for clients to build healthy habits and live clean lives.

 Stages of Recovery is a comprehensive drug & alcohol rehab in Lubbock, Texas that offers a full continuum of care. We believe a long-term phased approach to addiction treatment creates the best outcomes, which is why we offer various levels of care to meet our clients where they are at. Unlike a typical 28-day inpatient rehab, our clinical approach is designed to slowly integrate clients back into everyday life. 

Learn more about our program below or call now to verify insurance benefits.

Phase 1: Drug and Alcohol Detox in Lubbock, Texas

Because addiction typically has both physical and psychological components, drug or alcohol detoxification is the first step in addiction treatment. Many of our clients first admit to a detox center before starting our program. A detox center is an inpatient medical facility that specializes in treating drug or alcohol withdrawal. 

In detox, drugs or alcohol are slowly and safely removed from the body with the help of prescription medications. This prevents the dangerous and uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal. 

Detox should never be attempted on one’s own. Not only do most individuals find it extremely difficult to quit “cold turkey”, but many substances also carry risk of deadly withdrawal symptoms, such as hallucinations, seizures, cardiac distress, or even coma.

Not all substances require detox. Additionally, whether detoxification is necessary is determined on an individual basis. However, the substances that usually require detox include:

  • Alcohol
  • Prescription opioids, such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, etc
  • Heroin & Fentanyl
  • Benzodiazepines (“Benzos”), such as Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, etc
  • Hypnotic sleep medications, such as Ambien

If you are struggling with any of the above substances, always seek medical advice and never attempt to quit abruptly. If you are concerned for yourself or a loved one, please give us a call for a free, no-obligation assessment.

At Stages of Recovery, we do not provide detoxification at our facility. However, we would be happy to provide recommendations or referrals for local detox centers. Many clients transfer directly to our program after detox.

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Phase 2: PHP Addiction Treatment in Lubbock, Texas

After detox, clients start their treatment at Stages of Recovery. While a detox center treats the physical component of substance abuse, our rehab treats the psychological component by addressing the root causes of addiction. This gives clients the tools and support needed to refrain from substance abuse and embark on a life of recovery. Though detoxification is a vital and necessary step, detox alone rarely results in lifelong recovery. 

At Stages of Recovery, our clients start in our partial hospitalization program, also known as PHP. PHP is an addiction treatment model that offers intensive treatment in a structured environment similar to inpatient rehab. However, unlike inpatient rehab, clients do not reside at the facility and return home or to sober living for the evening. PHP is considered a lower level of care than inpatient rehab but a higher level of care than outpatient rehab.

PHP is also much more affordable than inpatient rehab and is covered by most insurance plans. We believe the PHP model helps make treatment more accessible while still providing the same comprehensive care found in inpatient settings.

PHP individual and group therapy sessions typically last six hours a day for 14-28 days. For the best outcome, we typically recommend those in PHP reside in transitional housing, also known as sober living. 

The first 30 days of recovery can bring a range of emotions and triggers. Returning home can sometimes amplify these feelings or cause temptations, which is why some people choose inpatient treatment centers over outpatient programs. However, by living in a sober living home during PHP, many clients benefit from the additional structure, peer support, and drug screens while they continue their treatment plan, similarly as they would in an inpatient setting.

In addition to therapy, clients in PHP have the opportunity to receive psychiatric care for co-occurring conditions, learn life skills, engage in holistic therapy, build a sober support network, and are introduced to 12-step fellowships.

To learn more about our PHP program or to verify insurance benefits:

Call Us Today: (806) 412-4721

Phase 3: Intensive Outpatient Rehab in Lubbock, Texas

Rebuild your life while recovering in a supportive environment. Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) allows clients to practice the principles of recovery in a setting with fewer restrictions than PHP. 

IOP is a step down from PHP on our continuum of care, and it helps clients recover while reintegrating into their community. IOP group therapy sessions are held in three-hour blocks, 3-5 times per week. As with PHP, combining transitional housing with IOP is highly recommended and contributes to lasting recovery. 

When clients enter IOP, they can either return to work or begin to seek employment. Returning to the workforce can bring its own set of challenges and stressors in early recovery, so the continuing support of intensive outpatient treatment and transitional housing gives our clients the tools to process these emotions and any possible triggers.

Like PHP, clients in IOP engage in both group and individual therapy while also submitting to random drug screenings.

Call us today to learn more about our IOP program in Lubbock or to find out if it’s covered by your health insurance.

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Phase 4: Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Receive long-term aftercare support for your recovery journey. Our Outpatient Program (OP) provides addiction treatment sessions to clients who are reintegrating into their lives after graduating from our program.

OP helps clients sustain their recovery progress. Ongoing individual and psychiatric sessions reflect our commitment to safety, community, and accountability while also enabling clients to continue with their private lives. 

Outpatient counseling is conducted on an individual basis to meet the needs of each client. Most clients choose a cadence that aligns with their progress, goals, and level of desired support.

Men’s Sober Living Homes in Lubbock

The Door Sober Living Community is a 16-unit apartment complex that gives men access to the support they need for successful recovery. For those in our clinical program, our transitional housing program in Lubbock helps men get back on track to sober and productive lives. Located near 66th and Quaker Avenue in southwest Lubbock, The Door Sober Living Community for men is just a short drive away from Texas Tech University. 

In sober living, residents engage in communal sober support, gain life skills, and submit to random drug screenings. Sober living allows residents some freedom but still provides structure and rules that support recovery.

Women’s Sober Living in Lubbock

The Door program is more than just a sober home. Our transitional living home provides women in our clinical care with a safe, communal environment and an atmosphere of recovery. We help women build self-confidence, develop practical life skills, and focus on the goals that drugs and alcohol have taken away from them. Located right off the golf course in the Lubbock Country Club, our women’s residence allows women to recover in an empathetic and soothing environment.

Is Stages of Recovery Addiction Services Right For Me?

The program at Stages of Recovery is designed to treat anyone struggling with substance abuse, even if they have co-occurring mental health conditions, also known as dual diagnosis, such as trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, or bipolar. Our individualized approach focuses on treating the root causes of one’s addiction, which will require different methods for different clients. 

If you or a loved one is facing negative consequences as a result of substance use, or if you find yourself unable to moderate substance use, addiction treatment may be right for you.

Most of our clients are from Lubbock, Levelland, Plainview, or surroundings cities, but our range of services can meet the needs of most individuals struggling with addiction anywhere in Northwest Texas.

Our specializations include:

Alcohol Treatment

Despite all of the news surrounding the opioid epidemic, alcohol is still the leading substance of abuse in the United States. Additionally, alcohol abuse and binge drinking are on the rise in the US, with some associating the increase with the COVID-19 pandemic. One study found binge drinking increased by over 20% during the pandemic.

Though many individuals use alcohol safely and responsibly, alcohol abuse causes extremely dangerous physical dependency. In fact, alcohol withdrawal is much more dangerous than heroin and many other illegal substances! Alcohol withdrawal can cause tremors, seizures, delirium, coma, and even death. Alcohol abuse can also permanently damage internal organs such as the brain, liver, and heart.

In addition to the physical dangers, alcoholism poses unique challenges to those in recovery due to its legality. Not only is alcohol socially acceptable, but it can be found in most grocery stores, events, and venues. This makes moderation or cessation extremely difficult for many individuals compared to other substances.

That said, recovery is possible, and at Stages of Recovery, we see it every day! Our alcohol rehabilitation program helps our clients develop the tools and coping skills to manage life successfully without alcohol.

Opioid Addiction Treatment in Lubbock

As you may know, the nation is still in the midst of a devastating opioid epidemic. Over 1,000 Texans die every year due to opioid overdose and an estimated 1 in 5 Texans has either overdosed or knows someone who has overdosed. Fortunately, this trend has begun to slow down, but many still need help.

Though opioids are highly addictive, recovery is possible. Many clients come to Stages of Recovery for treatment related to both prescription opioids (such as Vicodin, OxyContin, morphine, and codeine) and illicit opioids (such as heroin and fentanyl).

Stimulant Addiction Treatment in Lubbock

Methamphetamine use has seen a huge spike in Texas. From 2005 to 2015, meth-related deaths in Texas increased by over 200%. Meth is a highly addictive illicit stimulant that releases a massive rush of dopamine, the feel-good chemical in the brain. This can leave users chasing this high time and time again, despite legal, personal, and health consequences.

Recovery from meth addiction poses unique challenges because sober life will never create the same type of dopamine rush. That said, with therapeutic and psychiatric support, recovering meth users can go on to live happy successful lives.

Though meth addiction is the most common stimulant we treat, others come to us for prescription drug addiction as well, such as amphetamines like Adderall.

Benzo Addiction Treatment

Benzos, or benzodiazepines, are anxiety medications that are increasing in popularity. Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, and Valium are the most common drugs prescribed. Though these drugs are legal and used by millions, many find them highly addictive, and physical dependency is dangerous. Benzo withdrawal can cause similar symptoms as alcohol withdrawal, such as seizures, tremors, delirium, and even coma.

Quitting benzos can pose unique challenges because many experience “rebound anxiety”. Rebound anxiety is a term used to describe severe anxiety that surfaces after benzo use, which sometimes feels more severe than the anxiety prior to benzo use.

At Stages of Recovery, we combine therapy and medications to help our clients to develop a happy and healthy life without benzodiazepines, despite the challenging emotions of early recovery.

Recovery Is A Phone Call Away: In-Network With Major Insurance Plans

Want to know more about our program? Want to verify insurance or check your out-of-pocket costs? Call us today for a free, no-obligation assessment. We believe addiction treatment should be accessible to everyone and will do our utmost to find help for you or a loved one. Even if you aren’t a fit for our program, our compassionate staff can provide recommendations and referrals to other programs throughout Texas.

Stages of Recovery is in-network with major insurance plans, such as Aetna, Cigna, United Behavioral Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and more.

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Cari Renfro

Administrative Director

Cari has worn a variety of hats before coming to Stages of Recovery – in a past life, she was in advertising sales, association management, corporate event planning and property management. Hailing from West Texas, Cari grew up in Midland before attending Texas Tech University. Always creative and an over-achiever, she graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Advertising before moving to Florida for the next seven years. A true Texan at heart, Cari returned to the Lone Star State and pursued a career in property management where she earned national designations in leasing, apartment management and obtained her real estate license. In 2015, she met Stages of Recovery owner Stephen Medley by chance. Recognizing her style and resourcefulness, he challenged Cari to head up the renovation of the men’s Transitional Housing properties in Lubbock and Waco (check them out – they look pretty great if we say so ourselves!). Given her knack for organization and execution, the Stages family officially welcomed Cari in 2020 to assist behind the scenes in administration, operations and marketing – she’s here to make us look good! In her spare time, Cari’s pastimes include cooking, interior design and doting on her Scottish Folds – Birdie and Apollo. 

Words to Live by: 

“Why cope when you can eliminate?”

Buddy Bowman


J. E. Buddy Bowman whose journey into the treatment field marks an inspiring second career. Buddy’s passion for recovery is deeply rooted in his personal journey, having experienced both therapeutic community and 12-step recovery since 1984. This profound understanding of the recovery process allows him to approach his counseling with empathy, compassion, and an unwavering belief in the transformative power of rehabilitation.

Buddy also comes to us as a “Train the Trainer” in Texas, and has specialized in working with clients involved in the Criminal Justice system. This unique background has earned him a well-deserved reputation as an empathetic and effective counselor.

Buddy finds immense joy in his family, is an avid nature enthusiast and enjoys exploring the breathtaking landscapes of the western United States. One constant companion on his journeys is his beloved dog, Bandit.

Jacob Brown LPC


Jacob graduated with his M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas Tech
University in May of 2021 and has been working towards his Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Texas Tech University. As a counselor, Jacob operates from a Humanistic perspective, utilizing Existential and Person-Centered techniques.

Since beginning his journey in becoming a counselor, Jacob has strived to help people find the meaning in their lives by helping them overcome addiction and embrace a life of recovery. 

Tony Dulaney

Transitional Housing, Men’s

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Matthew Vasquez, LCDC-I

Therapist Lubbock

Matt obtained his bachelor’s degree in Addiction Counseling in 2017 and his master’s in 2020 in the same area of study. In 2020 Stages of Recovery welcomed him as an intern which quickly turned into a part-time then full-time position, assisting with groups and transitional housing at the men’s properties in Lubbock. Matt began his journey in counseling because he wanted to help people struggling with the disease of addiction, by being a role model and helping them realize the potential they have in recovery.   

Seeing people succeed in recovery and change their lives for the better fuels Matt to continually offer support and leadership to the recovery community here at Stages. 

“I have experienced the joy and peace that comes with sobriety and want to share that and show others that there is a way out of the darkness that is addiction.” 

Favorite quotes: 

“Pain is certain, Suffering is optional.” Gautama Buddha 

“Don’t compare yourself with other people; compare yourself with who you were yesterday.” Jordan Peterson

Dustin Huckabe

business development

Dustin is in long-term recovery and has been sober since May of 2011. He is from San Antonio, TX and is married to his lovely wife, Emma. They moved to Lubbock, TX where Dustin attended The Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities at Texas Tech University. Upon Emma’s graduation from Texas Tech in May of 2018, they relocated to Moore, OK, where Dustin graduated in 2020 with his bachelor’s degree in Social Work and recently achieved his master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Oklahoma. Dustin is also the recipient of the National Collegiate Recovery Student of the year award in 2019 for his tireless work building a recovery space on campus for students. Dustin was also the BSW student of the year in 2019 as well as a two-time recipient of the Anne and Henry Zarrow Social Justice Award for 2020-2021. Dustin has sat on numerous boards of directors in the Oklahoma community. His passion, education and ability to help others gain a life of purpose and meaning are just a few reasons why we are excited to have him on our team! 

Mechie Scherpereel

business development

Mechie went through Stages of Recovery 10 years ago with the dream of one day obtaining a degree and providing for his daughter. He had his daughter at five months sober and started working as a janitor at Texas Tech University in 2011. After discharging from Stages of Recovery, Mechie received a scholarship at Texas Tech and The Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery. Not only did he receive his Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech, he pursued his Masters in 2014. Mechie has committed his life to helping others and lives by the motto that he doesn’t care about their feelings, he cares about their lives. His humble roots, passion to help others, and commitment to being his best self is what we at Stages of Recovery embody! We are ready to make shock waves in recovery with this guy!

Tommy Willis

Group Facilitator

Tommy was raised in Tulia, Texas and is married to his first love, Rosalind. They are volunteers for the state of Texas’ program called “Twogether in Texas”, where engaged couples undergo an eight hour workshop. They dedicate their time as a couple to marriage ministry and outreach in the community. Together they have six children and twelve grandchildren. Tommy has been with Stages of Recovery since 2018. He has a Master’s in Addictions Counseling. He is currently in the process of obtaining his LPC Associate and LCDC licenses. Tommy began his recovery in December 2001. He’s driven to give back to the recovery community after seeing so many friends and family who suffered from addiction lose their lives. His journey hasn’t been easy and if he can help the next man, woman, boy or girl choose a different path than he did, it fills his heart with joy.  

Favorite Quote 

“The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” John Wooden

Kayli Dozier, MSN, APRN

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC)

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Steve Richardson, LMSW, LCDC, CCTS


Steve Richardson is a husband, father, and grandfather. He is also a man in long-term recovery and has a son in recovery as well. Through this journey, few would find it difficult to relate to Steve, making him especially adept at developing relationships with clients and their families. Recovery is so central to his life, that at the age of 52, Steve closed a successful consulting firm and returned to school to become a licensed clinical social worker, as well as a licensed chemical dependency counselor. His education includes a BA in Literature from Texas Tech University, a BS in Psychology at Tarleton State University and a MA in Social Work at the University of Southern California. Along with his extensive education, degrees and training, he brings 50+ years of life experience to every individual, family and group session. Steve believes that no one’s illness should dictate the quality of their future and that their pain and struggle are real. Every addict’s life matters and there is always hope. In other words, no one’s future is carved in stone. His certainly wasn’t. 

Favorite Quote 

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein 

Stephanie Franklin, LMFT, LCDC


Stephanie moved from her hometown of San Antonio to Lubbock, TX in 2011 to begin a long journey toward self-growth and healing. She graduated from Texas Tech University with Bachelor degrees in Psychology, and Science in Human Development and Family Studies. After a year of work in the chemical dependency field, Stephanie went on to graduate with a Masters in Couple, Marriage and Family Therapy (with a focus in Addiction in the Family) in 2018. After receiving support from countless loving individuals during her struggle with mental illness, it has been Stephanie’s mission to extend the same level of compassion and care to her clients. She believes counseling is a way for individuals, couples and families to share their experiences and pain, and find ways to transform their darkness into light. Stephanie is especially interested in working with adolescents and adults struggling with addiction and substance abuse, at-risk populations, and couples/families. She works from a systemic perspective with all clients; meaning she gathers information about all areas of an individual’s life to assess needs and the effects that each area may have on the others. Looking through a systemic lens offers the ability for individuals to create lasting transformations through self-awareness about their unmet needs in multiple areas. In her personal life, Stephanie spends most of her time with my husband and their five goofball dogs. She’s a PokemonGo, Disney, and Taylor Swift enthusiast and she enjoys creative outlets including make-up artistry, painting and interior design.

Rommel Hover, BSW, LCDC-I


“Mel” is originally from Angeles City, Philippines. He graduated from Lubbock Christian University with a degree in Social Work. One of the newest clinicians to join Stages in 2020. Mel has over 20 years in Residential inpatient services and is known for his willingness to go above and beyond for others. He is skilled in Mindfulness and serves with a true heart of service. Like many, Mel has had many experiences and challenges in his life that have equipped him to keep pushing forward. These experiences allow him to make deep and meaningful connections with those he helps. When working with clients, he champions the mindset that every human needs three things: TO BE HEARD, TO BE SEEN, AND TO HAVE A SENSE OF PURPOSE. Mel’s motto in life is simply to “Be you” and to not allow anyone or anything to deter you from this. 

Favorite Quote 

“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” Bruce Lee 

Averie Holder, LCSW

Clinical Director

Averie is a graduate from Texas Tech University with her Bachelors of Social Work in 2018 then in 2020 with her Masters of Social Work. Averie has been working within the area of addiction and recovery since August of 2018 when she started her Bachelor of Social Work field practicum with Stages of Recovery. Averie decided to work with addiction and recovery because of her passion for seeing people better themselves. Averie believes everyone can change, and she shows a clear love for being part of the process and empowering individuals along the way. Averie has been in recovery herself since October of 2017. She has two adorable dogs, Rockie and Chewie. In Averie’s free moments, you can catch her spending time with her partner, watching reality TV, or playing video games. 

“I love to get in the trenches with the people that I work with, fight with them for their change. I believe anyone, no matter what they have been through, has the ability to overcome.” 

Ashley Loveless, LMSW


Ashley Loveless, Licensed Master Social Worker, earned her Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Social Work and Spanish from Texas Tech University in 2014. Ashley proceeded to obtain a Master of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2017. Ashley has been a licensed and practicing LMSW since 2014 and has worked in many private and non-profit sectors including administrative roles, hospice roles, sexual assault counseling, sex-trafficking rescue/counseling, and mental health. She began her career as a Correctional Mental Health Social Worker at Montford State Psychiatric Prison/Hospital in Lubbock, TX in 2014. She has been employed part-time with Stages of Recovery since February 2019 as a Mental Health Counselor, co-leading early recovery groups and taking on individual clients. Ashley works full-time at Hospice of Lubbock as a medical social worker. Ashley and her husband Paul, have four daughters, Sophie, Harper, Sawyer, and Bowen and a dog named Lincoln. Ashley enjoys traveling, yoga, baking, and adventure.  

Lynn Whitfield, LPC


Lynn has been an LPC for nearly eight years. By volunteering at the Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, she became interested in addiction and recovery. Her practicum in graduate school included working with veterans and women in recovery through art therapy techniques. Lynn is a member of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors and the West Texas Counseling Association. Along with her Marriage and Family Master’s degree, she holds a Master’s degree in art therapy. Lynn’s unique background allows Stage’s clients to introduce and foster creativity throughout their personal recovery. Lynn is a former classroom teacher, grades 1-8.  She is certified in all-level art and counseling. 

Favorite Quote 

“Imagination rules the world.” Napoleon.

Melissa Silva, LCDC-Intern

Clinical Supervisor, Therapist Lubbock

Melissa currently works as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor-Intern and as the Administrative Director at Stages of Recovery. Along with working at Stages of Recovery, she works with adolescents in the Parent Empowerment Project. She has worked in the recovery field since 2015, with a focus on substance use disorder and helping families heal. She pursued work in addiction because of her academic, professional, and community involvement, as well as her personal experiences. Melissa’s work has allowed her to dive deeper into the field of addiction and recovery and to expose her genuine love for the betterment of other’s lives. Currently, she is a doctoral student at Northcentral University and pursues her degree as a Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy. Melissa received her bachelor’s degree in Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences at Texas Tech University and her master’s degree in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy at Texas Tech Tech. She was a member of The Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities at Texas Tech University.  

“It takes one person to believe in you.”

Anthony McClain

Chief Client Relations Officer, Transitional Living Operations 

A Pennsylvania native, Anthony left home when he was 21 during an active addiction – he thought he had it all figured out. Anthony moved from Wyoming to Montana to Colorado. His addiction progressed, causing him to neglect priorities like relationships, rent, and job opportunities. Eventually, Anthony found himself homeless and broken spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Anthony researched a treatment center in the Dallas area that was able to fly him down to Texas. He was a client there for 57 days. While at treatment, Anthony heard of The Door Sober Living and the recovery that Lubbock had to offer. Anthony took a greyhound to Lubbock and in 2012, Anthony stayed at The Door for six months before moving out. Without The Door’s accountability and structure, he fell back into addictive behavior for several months. Anthony checked into the Ranch at Dove Tree, where he stayed for 30 days. Upon successful completion, Anthony returned to The Door Sober Living on May 19, 2013. This time, Anthony signed a one-year agreement and expressed great willingness to maintain sobriety. In July 2014, when a previous house manager moved in with his fiancé, Anthony was asked to step up and take on his duties. This then, Anthony has grown into the Client Relations House Manager. His continued dedication to recovery and belief in the Stages of Recovery program as a whole led to an opportunity in 2017 to become the fourth owner of Stages. 

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Stephen “Medley”

CEO and Business Development Director

Stephen “Medley” is the founding owner of Stages of Recovery, Inc. and The Door Sober Living Community. A visionary with a passion to help those in recovery, he saw a need in the community and decided to take matters into his own hands. Medley has over twenty years of recovery time. After getting clean at the age of nineteen, he knows firsthand how to show many of our younger clients that it is still possible to have fun in recovery. Medley graduated from Texas Tech University as a member of the Collegiate Recovery Community at the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Medley is the leader of the company and an inspiration to all staff members. Medley understands the power of knowing why; why we made poor decisions and the importance of knowing and remembering why we don’t want to make them again.  

“I’m passionate about helping individuals realize and reach their dreams by focusing on their WHY.”  

Stephen O’Dell, CFP®

CFO and Business Development

Stephen O’Dell has been with Stages of Recovery for over 12 years. He has served in many roles as the company has continued to grow. He is currently one of the owners and the CFO. He also does direct business development and admissions for those in need of services. Stephen’s time with Stages began when he was a client learning how to live his new life in Recovery. He began his journey at the young age of 18 with big dreams and goals. Stages of Recovery provided him with the tools, guidance, and community needed to build a life worth living. Stephen later achieved his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Personal Financial Planning in 2016 and 2017 from Texas Tech University, with the help of a scholarship from the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities (CRC). He went on to get his CFP® Mark (Certified Financial Planner) in 2018. Stephen’s unique personal and his extensive professional experience makes him a great fit to help you and your family navigate the complicated process of finding help for your loved one in need.  

Many people think of Wealth as a monetary value. O’Dell defines Wealth as “The relentless pursuit of a desired lifestyle, and the strategic maintenance of that lifestyle”- Stephen O’Dell. With the help of Stages you and your family can begin to define what your goals are and begin the process of healing together.  

Cole Watts

COO and Program Director

Cole and Medley founded The Door Sober Living Community together. Cole is the details behind the program. As Program Director, he conceived and implemented The Door concept and has written multiple grants for this program and others. He is talented at blending the nature of business practices into the field of social services. Cole was born and raised in Lubbock and has been in recovery for over ten years, proving that you can get clean in the same town you live in. He is a proud graduate of the Lubbock County Drug Court program and advocates that Drug Courts work. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in social work from Texas Tech University. Cole has an inspirational wife, Veronica, and two beautiful children, Eliana and Wyatt. His focus in the company is to make sure that the activities stay true to the spirit of recovery and the mission and vision of the company.  

“I’m passionate about guiding people out of their mental sense of lack and into freedom.”

Stephen “Medley”

CEO and Business Development Director

Stephen “Medley” is the founding owner of Stages of Recovery, Inc. and The Door Sober Living Community. A visionary with a passion to help those in recovery, he saw a need in the community and decided to take matters into his own hands. Medley has over twenty years of recovery time. After getting clean at the age of nineteen, he knows firsthand how to show many of our younger clients that it is still possible to have fun in recovery. Medley graduated from Texas Tech University as a member of the Collegiate Recovery Community at the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Medley is the leader of the company and an inspiration to all staff members. Medley understands the power of knowing why; why we made poor decisions and the importance of knowing and remembering why we don’t want to make them again.  

“I’m passionate about helping individuals realize and reach their dreams by focusing on their WHY.”