King House

ASAC’s King House program provides housing and treatment services for men 18 years of age and older in recovery and those striving for recovery. King House was established in 1966 to serve as a refuge for men suffering from alcoholism.  The House bears the name of its founder; Dr. Ross King.

It is a substance-free environment working in conjunction with our outpatient services in order to increase success in sobriety. This program utilizes treatment and a safe environment; it encourages community involvement as well as entering the workforce to rebuild security among these men.  If a patient is not suited to enter the workforce they will be required to participate in volunteer work in the community that meets their abilities.  The program runs eight to twelve weeks according to insurance authorization. We hope to assist in recovery, life skills, structure, comfort, and communication.

KingHouseServices We Provide

  • Halfway House Treatment
  • Intensive Outpatient w/Housing Treatment
  • Support to learn independent living skills
  • Coordinated mental health counseling

Admission Criteria

To be admitted to King House, an American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) assessment within the last 90 days is required. A candidate must have a chronic substance use disorder that has significantly affected other areas of his or her life and exhibit a need for a structured living environment. Potential patients must also exhibit a willingness to participate in the treatment planning process and work toward established goals to change their life.

What is Expected of Residents

  • Residents are expected to develop a structured routine outside the House including employment or volunteer work hours.
  • Residents assist with house chores as well as preparation of daily meals.
  • New residents are on probation for the first two weeks of their treatment.  At the end of this period their program is evaluated.
  • Each resident will participate in individual sessions creating a plan with his counselor involving goals.
  • Each resident will participate in group therapy addressing life skills and relapse prevention.
  • Residents are expected to attend community support meetings and obtain a sponsor while involved in the program.

 What to Bring

  • Clothing that is season-appropriate including outerwear and shoes which also meets guidelines (no drug, alcohol related or offensive material).
  • A 30+ day supply of prescription medications (must be in original bottle with physician orders on them)
  • Personal toiletry items
  • Driver’s license or photo ID and a copy of your insurance & vehicle registration if applicable
  • Personal listening device or other forms of electronic entertainment (some of which will be kept in house office unless in use)
  • Cell phones are allowed

You may NOT bring knives, straight razors or other weapons, illegal drugs or alcohol, non-prescribed medications, food or beverages of any kind, or pets. ASAC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Family Involvement

King House encourages participation with family groups in conjunction with our outpatient services and weekend family visits. However, overnight passes for patients are not often approved without extenuating circumstances. Family involvement in the treatment and recovery process has been a proven way to encourage and support a successful recovery.

Ongoing Support

Following the King House program patients may require additional support. ASAC offers a variety of continuing services including:

For More Information

Contact ASAC’s King House at (563) 242-6805.


Success Stories

KingHouseSuccessStoryDustin felt that coming to the King House would provide the structure and support needed for him to maintain his sobriety and get his life back on track. Dustin shared that the “King House saved my life”. Dustin has voluntarily continued with treatment, receiving Aftercare services and  he is participating in our Access to Recovery program (ATR). Dustin is very active in the recovery community and says “I try to attend AA has much as possible, as the program has played a big role in my ongoing recovery.” Dustin shares that he’s been sober since 9/28/14. He continues to stay connected with the King House through his Aftercare involvement and being a positive role-model to new residents. Dustin shares that he is grateful for his recovery, “I know I need to take it one day at a time.”

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