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Celebrating our 65th Year Anniversary!

In 2022, Starlite Recovery Center is celebrating our 65th year of providing transformative care for those we serve. We’re thrilled about what lies ahead for us. However, we wouldn’t be where we are today without the people who paved the way for Starlite to become such an innovative addiction treatment center. We would like to share the story of one of those incredible people. 

You may recognize Polly Ann Bishop’s name from the Polly Bishop Counseling and Family Center. There’s a reason why we dedicated a building to this unforgettable caregiver. Known as Miss Polly to her Starlite family, Polly Ann devoted 43 years of her life to serving as a nurse’s aide at Starlite Recovery Center. Early on in her career, she was recognized by our founder, Dr. Gene Seale, for her genuine compassion for our patients, and she soon became a trusted resource for Dr. Seale and the physicians, nurses, and staff at Starlite. 

Over the years, Miss Polly developed a reputation for tough love. This earned her the respect of many of our patients, who recognized her sincere desire to help people achieve recovery. She had a smile for everyone and became known as an adopted grandmother to many at Starlite. Miss Polly remains in the hearts of everyone who knew her.

Throughout the year, we will continue to highlight photos, stories, and memories about our facility’s rich history, so check back often to see our latest updates. If you have any historical photos or news articles about Starlite that you would like to share with us, please let us know! 


Recovering synthetic drug user shares addiction story

Presented by NBC 4 News San Antonio: Recovering synthetic drug user shares addiction story details a young man’s journey to recovery though Starlite.

Inside Heroin Addiction 

Presented by NBC 4 News San Antonio: Inside Heroin Addiction details a story of recovery at Starlite for a 24 year old struggling with addiction.

Building Pride—Recovery in the LGBT+ Community

Presented by Unity Online Radio: Members of the LGBT+ Community face unique challenges in recovery. Societal attitudes have for too long burdened this community with isolation, shame, and confusion. LGBT+ people are claiming the right to supportive, understanding resources that build the foundation for long-term recovery. Special guest Lisa Hinson, LCDC, shares why addressing issues such as self-esteem, healthy sexuality, sober relationships, coming out in recovery, high-risk factors of using, and spirituality—is essential. Lisa is a Certified ARISE Interventionist and Certified Offender Educator with more than 15 years’ experience in the substance abuse and mental health fields. She is Immediate Past President of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals and is currently a Clinical Representative for Starlite Recovery Center. Listen now.

Compared to the other options, Starlite Recovery Center was the only one that was able to help me make a breakthrough. It was obvious that Starlite's staff were experts in their field, and everyone was great!

– David G.