Who Are We...

The Word of Life is a residential substance abuse center that offers 24-hour security for male and female clients. The Word of Life has experienced success using The GOD 14 (Getting Off Drugs in 14 Weeks) which is achieving very high success rates for recovery from addiction to alcohol, street drugs, and prescription drugs. Recovery from substance abuse can have difficult changes mentally, physically, and spiritually. With this in mind, a whole person approach was developed for complete recovery.

Our 24-bed, 14-week recovery program combines:

Detoxifying through nutritional supplementation as well as incorporating changes in diet.
Identification and correction of mental and emotional triggers, which lead to relapse.
Personal spiritual growth challenges aimed at empowerment to remain addiction free.
This method has proven to be effective with little to no withdrawal symptoms or craving.

Darryl Shaw, Phd

Darryl Shaw, Phd

Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive Therapy

Substance Abuse Screening

Substance Abuse Screening

Why the program works:

  • Biblical-Based
  • Academically sound
  • Experimentally proven to equip others to embrace God's plan for life, family, and future.

The Word of Life Spiritual Growth Center

The Word of Life is centrally located in downtown Killeen. The Word of Life Substance Abuse Center has a very highly trained and professional licensed staff that includes the following:

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Workers (LSCSW)
Drug Test Consultant
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors
Faith Based Counselors
Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)

What Do We Offer...

Cognitive Therapy

A type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behavior patterns or treat mood disorders such as depression.

Faith-Based Therapy

Based on understanding our beliefs, acknowledging Godly choices, and adding the power of God through faith and prayer.

Based on the power of God to bring change and help to those in need, and change to the situation as needed.

Based on the fact that man is a spirit, has a soul, and lives in a body. A person's spirit is most significant for empowering change, yet recovery should incorporate healing of the whole person.

Based on the fact that a trained and caring person can help others through life's difficulties.

Based on the fact that God has a wonderful plan, and purpose for one's life that is bigger than life controlling issues.

Based on the gracious heart of God, the power of His Spirit, the example of His Son, and the truth of the Bible.

The Word of Life Provides the following Out-Patient and Residential Classes

Substance Abuse Classes:

  • AA Meetings
  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Drug Dependency
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Texas Drug Offender Course
  • Youth Drug Awareness Course

Cognitive Counseling:

  • Anger Resolution
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders and Addictions
  • Family, Group and Individual Counseling
  • Individual Counseling

Christian Counseling:

  • Grief/Loss
  • Individual Counseling
  • Pre and Marital Counseling
  • Spiritual Development

The Word of Life Substance Abuse Center has partnered with Health and Human Services, CPS, and State and Federal Probation to provide a holistic recovery from all addictions

For Residential or Out-Patient Intake information,
you may contact us at 254-690-WORD(9673).

Residential Admissions

What to Bring During Residential Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment:

While participating in The Word of Life residential treatment program, we want our clients to be comfortable and we encourage them to pack a few personal items.

Bring clothes for approximately 7-14 days. There is a laundry room available or clients may chose to send clothes out for dry cleaning services. Pack toiletries, a special blanket if desired, a small amount of cash or credit cards, any sentimental items, photos, comfortable clothes, tennis shoes, sweater or jacket depending on season and inside air conditioning temperatures.

Other useful items:

  • Stationery and Stamps
  • A personal Journal or Diary
  • Portable stereo - iPod (must have headphones and no video or recording capability)
  • Family or personal photos
  • Bible/Books or magazines
  • Towels

Telephone Policy:

Residential treatment at Word of Life includes specified times for open telephone use each morning and evening through generalized access. We understand that clients may have business, legal and family issues to deal with outside of their addiction treatment and recovery. Our clinical team will work with you to best accommodate the communication issues you may have.

You may contact us for treatment pricing.

420 N Gray Street
Killeen, TX 76541