Lakewood’s Mission

Lakewood Recovery is committed to providing a safe, private haven for men with the sole purpose of healing from addiction. Our residents have the opportunity to choose a rediscovery of themselves. We guide our residents through a series of integrated living strategies for long-term physical and mental well-being. 

Lakewood Recovery offers an exceptional home for discerning men in recovery. We provide upscale amenities, single bedrooms, and a professional staff to support our residents in their journey to long-term sobriety. 

What is lakewood

Lakewood Recovery is a sober living home located in Dallas, Texas. Lakewood Recovery is specifically designed for men needing that extra boost of accountability after they leave in-patient treatment.

We created Lakewood understanding that there was a void in practical aftercare options for men that did not want to live in an overcrowded house as their only sober living options.  We know from personal experience that upon entering these style sober livings, we were immediately planning an escape route. I’ll stay for 30 days and then I’ll move on. I’m a grown man, I can’t be living in a house with 10 people in a twin size bed. I cannot tell people where I live! At Lakewood, our clients have the ideal place to recover and practice their new sober lifestyle skills.

Lakewood was designed as a small, boutique style, luxury sober living. Only private bedrooms, high accountability, and the best counseling. Our residents have their own private space to decompress. Our program is small with at most 4 clients at any given time. It truly doesn’t feel like a sober living. Because of this, we find that our clients are staying longer with us than we ever anticipated. The rush to move on has been quelled, and our clients are able to focus on their personal recovery.

What Makes Us Different 

Lakewood Recovery is completely different than any facility in Dallas. We are not a sober living home. We are a private recovery residence. We are a small program— very small. This allows us to be extremely hands on with our residents; this means we provide individually tailored recovery plans. All of our residents have their own bedrooms, their own private space. Our maximum clientele is five men. Our program is based solely on quality, never quantity. 

We are SOBRIETY ENHANCED (Sobriety+). We focus on personal development strategies and life skills that complement a 12-step program. Our program emphasizes the tried-and-true strategies that have worked for us for the long term. We would never ask our residents to do anything that we wouldn't or haven't done to enhance our own sobriety as well. At Lakewood we promote:

Mindfulness-Based Living Strategies: Residents will learn how to be consciously aware of one's feelings whether it be anger, fear, anxiety, etc., and will learn how responding to them in the present moment in a healthy way is an essential part of retraining one's brain. We call this developing mental and emotional muscles. Early in sobriety we are faced with having to confront ourselves, our internal struggles. Being able to deal with one's feelings as a growth opportunity is an easy change in perspective.  This focus gets reinforced in therapy sessions as well. At Lakewood Recovery we respond to challenges; we do not brace for catastrophe. We retake ownership of our lives—extreme ownership. We are not victims of our past. 

The Importance of Physical Fitness and Self-Discipline: We exercise everyday here at Lakewood. We love athletics and sports. Physical fitness is an essential to expediting the healing of the brain from years of drug and/or alcohol abuse.  It helps with discipline, confidence, and promotes healthy life choices. Exercise and physical activity are a great way to feel better, boost your health and have fun. Our residents have a variety of choices.  We promote the philosophy that discipline equals freedom. Discipline creates the daily habits that ensure your desired outcomes and goals are met.

The Development of a New Personal Narrative: No matter how old you are, it is never to late to ask oneself what is my purpose in life? How do I create a life of meaning?  These are the existential questions we encourage our residents to tackle head-on in therapy when they come to Lakewood. Who am I? What do I stand for? What do I believe in? Many of us have been running away from reality for years, and when asked these questions we have a difficult time answering them. The general answer is, I don't know, and that’s a great place to be. The discrepancy between who we currently are and who we want to be, and how to accomplish this, is what Lakewood Recovery is all about.