Our Recovery Program

a path to healing

An Addiction Recovery Program

That Meets You Where You Are At. It’s a common fear that starting an addiction recovery program means you might be enlisting in a boot camp-style program. Not at The Oaks. Here, we have created a place where our residents can reset and restore in a rural, ranch-style sanctuary.

At The Oaks we understand that the journey of recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction is deeply personal. Our comprehensive programs are designed to empower individuals on their path to healing. The programming at our recovery facility has a special focus on meeting residents where they are at in their recovery journey.

Some of Our Innovative Hands-On Techniques

To truly offer an immersive recovery experience The Oaks incorporates several different techniques and practices. These include:

  • Therapeutic farming
  • Mentorship
  • Spiritual
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • Fitness and wellness programs
  • The 12-Steps

strong foundation

Our Philosophy

At South Texas Recovery Foundation, we believe that a structured and supportive program is key to recovery. Our addiction recovery center is built on core principles to give a starting foundation for every participant.

Learn Our Core Principles

  • Empowerment Through Structure: We provide a structured environment that mirrors the recovery journey. The goal is to instill self-discipline, accountability and a sense of accomplishment.

  • Supportive Community: A strong support system is essential in recovery. Our classes foster a sense of community. Residents can connect with others through mutual experiences, and receive encouragement and camaraderie.

continued success

What We Offer

Our addiction recovery program has several different resources, training, and workshops to help residents feel supported and set up for continued success. With such a vast curriculum, we hope that every individual who stays on our ranch finds the right tools for their specific needs.


Recovery Workshops

Our recovery workshops are designed for all stages of the recovery journey, from early sobriety to long-term recovery. We help our residents establish a strong foundation by providing the resources and experienced facilitators to guide them.

Relapse Prevention

Staying on the path to recovery is challenging. Our relapse prevention courses provide valuable strategies and coping mechanisms to help our residents avoid triggers and maintain sobriety.
Life Skills

Life Skills Training

Recovery is not just about abstaining from substances; it’s also about rebuilding your life. Our life skills training covers a range of essential skills, from managing finances to building healthier relationships.


Ongoing Support

Recovery is a lifelong journey and we’re committed to supporting our residents every step of the way. Our graduates will have access to ongoing resources, peer support, and guidance.

recovery is possible

We can help.

Are you or someone you love struggling with alcoholism or substance use disorder? Are you looking for a safe, nurturing, peer-led long-term recovery program? Our staff consists of Recovery Support Peer Specialists, all with their own personal recovery stories. Contact us today to begin your journey at our ranch recovery center.

Rocky Haggard, LCDC

Program Director

Three years experience as a licensed counselor, and 9 years experience in recovery. Rocky is a combat veteran, and survivor of the USS Cole bombing, and has experiential and professional working knowledge of Co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. Since getting sober in 2014, Rocky has worked with countless veterans and recovering addicts to help make the holistic life changes that lead to a successful recovery. He advocates for veterans and addicts in the courts, and has built a network of resources in the Coastal Bend recovery community. He is dedicated to helping others, and is passionate about cultivating recovery on a whole life platform.

Raegan Strause, RSPS

Administrative Director

Raegan has an extensive background in nursing, coaching and recovery. As the daughter of a head coach and teacher, Raegan understands the value of discipline in achieving goals. She also knows, firsthand, the destruction that addiction can bring, as well as the path out of that destruction.

While working at a healthcare clinic, Raegan discovered that underprivileged people have very few options regarding recovery. While she was able to refer many people to specialists for various other matters, she realized that those who dealt with substance abuse had nowhere to go. Two of the biggest barriers that they faced were lack of insurance and extended wait times.

Raegan struggled with addiction for 18 years. Through her own personal life experiences, Raegan has demonstrated that recovery and long term sobriety is attainable, with the right resources. She has a firm belief that recovery is bolstered by both physical and mental health.

Raegan’s desire is for others to experience the benefits and freedom of long term recovery like she has. Her contagious smile, encouraging optimism and steadfast passion for her own recovery makes her a critical member and valuable asset of our team.

I have played in front of 7,000 people in France, that feeling doesn’t compare to seeing the life come back in the eyes of an addict.

Bob Strause, RSPS

Executive Director

Bob has worked in the recovery field since 2018. After a seemingly perpetual journey of drug and alcohol abuse that lasted 35 years, Bob officially got sober in 2017. At that moment, he decided to devote his life to closing the gap between the desire to get help and successful recovery. He found his passion in working with addicts and alcoholics to help them achieve the long-term sobriety that has changed his own life.

Before beginning his journey in recovery, Bob had various other talents – all of which he now hopes to incorporate into his recovery efforts. Bob is a talented musician. As the lead singer of The Pear Ratz, he has traveled around the world playing music with his band. Bob is also a master cabinetmaker and fourth generation carpenter. His goal is to bring his talents into recovery. He plans to use his musical skills for music therapy to create a healing environment. He also plans to teach carpentry skills, which people can take with them after treatment.

Ever since he began working with mostly indigent addicts and alcoholics, Bob has seen the difficulty of placing those without insurance into treatment. He has also seen the lack of opportunity for employment and housing. With most treatment centers releasing people after only 30 days, many people are left with very few options for success.

Bob has a desire to offer underprivileged people the same kind of high quality treatment that is offered at first-class recovery centers. He has made it his life’s mission to see that treatment is available and sobriety is attainable for everyone. For the last two years, Bob has worked in the public defender’s office as an advocate for clients with mental health and substance use struggles. Bob’s zeal for recovery is unparalleled and ensures success in all facets of his career.