Gaston House is an all male sober living community whose primary goal is to help young adult men achieve long-term sobriety. We see addiction as a chronic, progressive, incurable illness that affects all aspects of the individual’s life. By way of working a solid program of recovery, coupled with the accountability of a sober community as well as individual and group therapy, we believe that Gaston House provides young men the best opportunity to achieve their goals.
About the Houses
Located in historic east Dallas, Gaston House consists of two residences within a mile from each other. The original house occupies a 2-story, 8,000 square ft. residence, and our second house occupies a 6,800 square ft. residence. Both facilities have been specifically renovated for comfort and efficiency, offering a safe and secure atmosphere of support with supervision. Together, both houses hold up to 37 men. The original house includes seven individual supervised apartments, three common community rooms, a dining room and kitchen. Our second house is comprised of six individual, supervised apartments, two common community rooms, dining room and a kitchen. Dallas is a dynamic city with vibrant recovery and faith communities and a healthy economy. The men at Gaston House typically have no problem securing a employment, and engage in the activities of the surrounding community through attendance at 12 step meetings, church, and taking on volunteer service commitments.
Gaston House Community
Most of the residents at Gaston House come to us after completing primary treatment. While primary treatment is a great starting point in recovery, our personal and professional experience has shown that the foundation is truly set in an aftercare setting. The Gaston House program offers an active schedule, which includes working a minimum of 25 hours a week, attending AA meetings, learning how to have fun in sobriety, or returning to school at one of the many universities or community colleges in the Dallas area. Regardless of the undertaking, Gaston House staff is intent on supporting our residents as they become contributing members of society. Members of the community will attest that although the Gaston House program is challenging, it is one of the most rewarding things they’ve done. Gratitude, integrity, honesty, perseverance, service, unity and fun is the Gaston House way.
Gaston House has assembled an off-site team of local master’s level clinicians, doctors, and therapists to assist the residents as they build a foundation of recovery. All therapeutic services occur at professional offices nearby. Each member of the team brings various specialties and extensive experience in the addiction field, and sees the need to not only address the chemical dependency, but also the entitlement issues that face most of the young men who come through Gaston House. All of Gaston House staff believes that recovery will be realized through a spiritual awakening as a result of the steps, and virtually all have realized long-term recovery themselves.