Sober Living in Dallas, TX

Structure and support in early sobriety.

What makes sober living at Lighthouse Recovery different?

Simply put: our staff, our approach, and quality of environment. We are the leading operator of sober living homes throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Lighthouse Recovery operates at a one-to-three staff-to-client ratio, the highest of any sober living program we’ve seen. Our approach is therefore hyper-individualized so each resident and their family can get the exact care they need. Our spacious sober living houses in Dallas are packed with amenities, sleep no more than 8 people per house, and are designed to foster an environment that residents look forward to spending time in.

Our Dallas sober living program is designed for those in early sobriety who need structure and support during the transition back to independence. We focus heavily on building curated communities, fostering peer support, life-skills training, a variety of group programming, and clinical therapies. Plus, our sober living homes are pretty nice too – come take a look for yourself.

The vast majority of residents who complete our sober living program achieve lasting sobriety. We attribute this in part to our “progress-based” approach. Each resident has individualized goals and milestones, allowing each person to rebuild confidence and autonomy in a timeframe that works best for them. The average length of stay at our sober living houses in Dallas are between 90-180 days.

Sober Living Program Benefits

Personalized sober living with a strong family support system.

Family Systems

We work through issues residents and their families commonly face to rebuild trust and empathy. As addicts often “split” communication, we act to unify and present a common ground approach.

Our sober living homes in Dallas have a 1 to 3 staff to resident ratio.

Staff-to-client Ratio

Each one of our Dallas sober living houses operate at a ratio of one staff member to three residents (1-to-3). Our tiered sober living structure provides ample support for each resident.

The Lighthouse Recovery sober living homes feature a safe and comfortable environment.


We currently have 31 beds across 4 sober living homes, all located in a quiet neighborhood west of Preston Hollow in Dallas, TX. Each home is well-appointed, packed with amenities, and is a safe and comfortable haven for residents in early sobriety.

Our sober living program offers life skills training for each resident.

Life Skills Training

Residents of our sober living homes receive guidance for improving management of tasks, finances, time, and stress, amongst others. Each is employed in a “real-world” setting whereby residents can work to build confidence and autonomy.

Men playing game outside sober living house in Dallas, TX.

Not Your Typical Sober Living

Our wrap-around sober living programming is an all-in-one solution for most residents, allowing them to slowly reintegrate back into work or school, and all the while, build the relationships and skills they’ll need for long-term success in sobriety. As part of Lighthouse, each resident receives an individualized “progress-based” program, a variety of in-house community-based groups, family case management, and a number of recreational activities, to name a few. Additional program highlights include:

• Highly trained staff with over 30+ years of sober living specific experience
• One-to-three staff-to-client ratio allowing for a hyper-individualized approach for each resident
• Weekly one-on-one meeting with a designated Case Manager
• Weekly family consultation with Case Manager who works to provide insight and support
• 10+ hours of in-house group programming covering topics such as healthy relationships, boundary-setting, family systems, and relapse prevention
• One hour of Individual Clinical Therapy per week
• A focus on life-skills training covering topics such as time, tasks, goals, finances, and stress management
• Attendance at required outside meetings
• Referrals, co-enrollment, and communication with (if applicable) Clinical Therapy Programs such as Partial-Hospitalization (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), and Supportive Outpatient (SOP)
• Bi-monthly organized recreational activities
• Randomized Drug and Breathalyzer testing at no additional cost
• Medication Supervision at no additional cost

Men's Sober Living Homes

Lighthouse Recovery’s sober living houses are located in Dallas, TX. Dallas is one of the most exciting places to live in the United States, consistently ranking in the Top 10 Rankings for “most desirable” cities. It’s one of fastest growing cities in the United States over the past decade with a burgeoning market of high paying jobs, reasonable costs of living, and a plethora of recreational activities. Our sober living homes are located in a highly desirable neighborhood slightly west of Preston Hollow in northwest Dallas. There is easy access to public transportation, a wide variety of quality dining, and is home to several beautiful parks, including the ever expanding Northaven Trail.

We have four sober living houses in the area, each one outfitted and designed specifically for our residents. Some of the many amenities included with our sober living houses in Dallas:

• Full-time, live-in House Managers
• Maximum of eight residents per home, with no more than two people in each room
• Houses range in size between 2,500-3,200 sq. ft. with most houses being 5-beds / 3-baths
• Thoughtfully designed layouts to encourage community
• Quiet, safe, family-oriented neighborhood
• Private parking with large backyard areas
• Transportation (if needed) to work, school, clinical therapy, etc.
• Washer and dryer on-site
• Always stocked with groceries; dietary restrictions can be accommodated
• All bedding, towels, cleaning supplies, etc. are included
• Workstations equipped with 27” Apple Desktop Computers
• 75”+ OLED Television sets, High-Speed Fiber Internet, XBOX, YouTubeTV

Bedroom of sober living house in Dallas, TX.

Why Choose Our Dallas Sober Living Houses?


Lighthouse Sober Living

Standard Sober Living

Program Philosophy
and Structure

  • individualized, progress-based system utilizing extensive our Sober Living experience

  • 1-to-3 staff-to-client ratio

  • Extensively trained, full-time, live-in House Managers plus full-time Family Case Managers, Directorial Staff, and Adminstrative Support

  • 4x Process Groups (per week)

  • Required and tracked attendance at Outside Meetings

  • 1x Family Case Management Meeting (per week)

  • 1x Client Case Management Meeting (per week)

  • Little to no programmatic philosophy beyond basic peer support and "everyone here is sober"

  • 1-to-10 staff-to-client ratio

  • Part-time Managers (most have a full-time job elsewhere) with little to no additional support staff available

  • No Process Groups offered

  • Meeting attendance is encouraged, but not tracked and reported

  • No structured Family Case Management

  • No Individualized Client Case Management offered

Additional Program Features

  • 1x Clinician-led Group Meeting (per week)

  • 1x Individual Therapy Session (per week) with our in-house Therapists for continuity of care

  • Preferred Access to our Recovery Coaching Program

  • Robust Network i.e. psychiatrists, neurofeeback specialists, etc.

  • Structured life-skills training and curriculum

  • "Job U" i.e. resume building, interview tactics, etc. Monthly Financial Literacy groups.

  • 2-3x Randomized Drug / Breathalyzer testing (per week)

  • Medication Supervision

  • No Clinician-led meetings offered

  • Family or Client will need to find their own Therapist and pay additional fees i.e. $100+/session

  • No access to in-house Outpatient Treatment offered

  • No access to in-house Recovery Coaching offered

  • Limited Referral Network for Auxiliary Services

  • No structured life-skills curriculum

  • Basic "job search" assistance may be available

  • Drug / Breathalyzer testing (upon suspicion)

  • Medication is not supervised

Residences and Amenities

  • 8 residents per home

  • 2 residents per room

  • Well-located, private, and safe homes

  • Well-appointed houses (check our gallery here)

  • Home amenities and layout are designed to encourage community and recovery first and foremost

  • Food Included

  • Transportation Included

  • 2x company-organized recreational activities (per month)

  • Up to 18 residents per home

  • Up to 6 persons per room

  • Location of home varies

  • Condition of home varies

  • Not designed specifically for recovery i.e. putting T.V.'s in the client rooms will foster "isolating" behavior

  • Food may or may not be provided

  • Bus Pass sometimes offered

  • Peer-organized activities

Want to live at home? Check out our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or Recovery Coaching program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is sober living?

Simply put, sober living is a house or comparable dwelling that offers accountability and structure safe from drugs or alcohol for those on the path to recovery. There are many different levels of sober living due to the different services and amenities that may be offered.

How much does sober living cost?

The cost of sober living can vary greatly depending on the services offered at the facility. Although cheaper options are available, you will generally “pay for what you get.” A significant number of our clients come to Lighthouse from lower cost Sober Living facilities where there is generally little to no structure, accountability, and programming.

Does sober living take the place of residential rehab?

No, sober living does not take the place of residential rehab. Although some sober living organizations offer additional services, such as life skills or individual therapy on the side, they are not licensed by the state as a rehab. Residential rehabs are licensed facilities that offer a robust clinical program in a setting that often removes the client from outside temptations.

Are additional services offered in your sober living?

Yes, we offer a variety of services in sober living that compliment your journey to recovery. Life skills, sober coaching, and individual therapy are a few of the additional services that can be found at Lighthouse Recovery.

How long do you stay in a sober living house?

There is no real set amount of time that you can stay in sober living. However, most sober living houses require a minimum of a 90-day commitment. The total length of your stay in sober living should be determined by your individual need for the services that are offered. We see an average length of stay in our sober living house around 5-8 months.

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