Driskill House Reviews, Cost, Complaints

Driskill House

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Located in the Texas Panhandle town of Tulia, Driskill House is a faith-based sober living for men ages 18 and older. In a comfortable and family-like environment, residents attend worship, weekly recovery meetings and daily devotions. Unlike some sober livings, this program also offers a significant amount of free time.

Accommodations and Amenities

Driskill House accommodates between 12 to 15 men in private rooms. Each bedroom is furnished with a single bed with bedding included, as well as a dresser and nightstand. The facility also offers a modern kitchen, dining room, common area, digital cable TV and Wi-Fi.

When it comes to meals, residents have access to a fully stocked kitchen and pantry, the cost of which is included in the rent. Clients are expected to prepare their own food, though this can be done individually or as a group depending on what all the house residents decide. Any additional food or snacks can be picked up during regular trips into town with staff, though anything purchased costs extra.

Rules and Regulations

Before being admitted to Driskill House, all prospective residents are screened individually by the house or office manager. Insurance and government payments are not accepted and all payments must be made in cash or by check. The length of time spent in the program depends on the individual, though an average stay lasts about six months. Residents are expected to be clean and sober, with random drug and alcohol tests being regularly administered.

Since Driskill House is a faith-based Christian organization, regular church attendance is required. Residents attend Trinity Fellowship in Amarillo on Saturday evenings and can choose their venue of worship on Sundays. In addition, there is a Bible-based 12-step program on Monday nights and an Identity in God series on Thursday nights. Twelve-step meetings in the community are optional.

Clients are encouraged to obtain employment, though this is not mandatory. Some residents work full time while others opt for part-time work. For those who choose not to participate in school or work, outpatient programs and meetings are also options.

The program offers visiting hours every evening though overnight guests are not permitted. After two months of residency, clients may be approved to have a vehicle on the property (though this is decided on a case-by-case basis). Residents are required to sign out any time they leave and sign in upon return.

There is a psychologist on staff who can work with the residents in an individual or group setting. The home is run by a house manager who helps the residents with their daily tasks.

In Summary

Driskill House is a faith-based, gender-specific approach to sober living. While church attendance is mandatory, residents are able to create their own schedules. Obtaining employment is optional, as is attending 12-step meetings in the community. Given the lack of structure, those who attend this program must be self-motivated in order to succeed.

Driskill House
PO Box 23
Tulia, TX 79088

Driskill House Cost: $600 (30 days, $20 per day); $250 initial deposit. Reach Driskill House by phone at (806) 995-4552 or email at [email protected].

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  1. Please be sure to look into how the program is actually run. Some examples are as follows;
    *This facility is not in compliance with requirements set forth by the state on several levels.
    *There was at least a 16-month period where no daily devotions on a group level took place.
    *There is NO Psychologist on staff.
    *Virtually non-existent level of accountability when it comes to the conduct of managerial staff as well as board members.
    **I am not saying that the program at the Driskill House is completely bad or without merit. What I am saying is that like any other program out there, it’s important to conduct some research especially if you are considering sending a loved one to this particular facility.

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