For decades, 12-Step Communities such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous have provided a vast network of addiction support groups. While Ripple Recovery Ranch is not a 12-Step Program, we encourage participation in recovery support groups. Today, a variety of meeting formats provide 12 step alternatives.


12 Step Alternatives Include Support Groups that don't endorse the 12 steps.

SMART Recovery and Meditation in Recovery are two 12 step alternatives that are gaining popularity around the world. SMART Recovery endorses self-empowerment and evidence-based perspectives of addiction. They offer face-to-face as well as online support groups.


Our program uses the Meditation in Recovery meeting format established by the San Francisco Zen Center in 2000. This format uses mindfulness practice that can reinforce mindfulness-based relapse prevention.  Meetings of this nature are offered in a growing number of cities across the United States and the world, including San Antonio and Austin, Texas. They can typically be found at local zen centers. Refuge Recovery also offers phone meetings that can be accessed from anywhere.



Prior to graduation from our program, we will assist you in identifying the type of recovery community support group you feel is best suited to your needs and in locating these meetings in your area.

 Call 800-214-4038 to learn more about 12 Step Alternatives.


Our Mission


Ripple Recovery Ranch is a residential drug & alcohol rehabilitation facility that specializes in the treatment of substance abuse disorders using evidence-based treatment methods and a holistic approach to facilitate lasting and fulfilling recovery. Our luxury residential setting on a twenty-acre nature retreat in the Texas hill country between San Antonio & Austin, combined with our team of qualified and compassionate professionals, offers an ideal environment for physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing to unfold. With an integrated family therapy program, a low counselor to patient ratio, & 12-months of after-care support, Ripple Recovery Ranch is committed to our clients’ success. Our 60-90 day program addresses addiction to substances such as alcohol, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, & prescription pills.