Sober Living Homes

Heartwood Recovery, LLC provides upscale sober living homes in Downtown Austin, TX.  We believe strongly in the 12-step approach to recovery, and we pride ourselves on providing a safe and conducive space for men to recover from the diseases of drug addiction and alcoholism.  Our staff consists of recovered addicts and alcoholics who enjoy helping others on their journey of recovery.

Program Highlights

12-Step Environment

At Heartwood Recovery in Austin, TX we strongly believe in the 12-step approach to recovery.  Clients are required to be actively working a program with an emphasis on action.  This includes having a sponsor, working the steps, attending meetings, and being of service.  Throughout their stay, clients should progress through the steps, make amends, and begin to sponsor others.

Community Integration

 During the first month, all new clients meet with our program director once a week to discuss individual needs and goals.  The goal in the first month is to build a foundation, and a brotherhood.  Fellowship and camaraderie are vital in the recovery process.  We make it our goal to provide a space and opportunity to thrive and connect with others.

Big Book Study Groups

 There are two mandatory big book study groups per week at Heartwood.  Clients will read from the book and share their experience, strength and hope with one another.  Along with topic discussions, clients will also check in with one another and share how their program is going.  This allows clients, as well as managers, the opportunity to provide feedback and accountability. 


Accountability is crucial in the recovery process.  Our staff provides accountability in areas such as their 12-step program, employment, house policies, relationships, etc.  Heartwood prides itself on maintaining an atmosphere where clients hold one another accountable.

Drug and Alcohol Testing

Random drug and alcohol testing is included for all clients throughout their stay.  We use a variety of testing methods.  Lab testing is only required under suspicious circumstances.

Gym Membership

Being physically active is a key component to living a recovered life.  At Heartwood, a Gold's Gym membership is included for all clients.  If physical fitness becomes a cross addiction the issue will be addressed by staff.  Healthy balance in this area is key

location and amenities


  • 3 Miles South of Downtown Austin
  • Meetings in the Immediate Area
  • Bus Stop in Walking Distance
  • Within a Few Miles of...
  • Major Banks, Shopping, and Restaurants 
  • Lady Bird Lake
  • Zilker Park
  • State Capitol
  • Barton Creek Green Belt
  • UT Austin


  • Flat Screen TV's in All Rooms
  • High Speed Internet 
  • HULU Streaming Service
  • Washer/Dryer on Property
  • Serta Hotel Mattresses
  • Bedding and Pillow Provided
  • Cleaning Supplies Provided
  • Detergent and Dryer Sheets Provided
  • Towels Provided

length of stay

3 Months Minimum

At Heartwood Recovery Sober Living, we require a minimum verbal commitment of 3 months.  Most clients come straight from a 30/60/90 day inpatient program.  We strongly encourage our clients to stay for 6 months.  Individual circumstances are considered when discussing length of stay, however research suggests that sustainability is more often achieved with a long-term approach.

We also provide sound advice regarding discharge planning.  Well in advance, clients should be discussing their next step with their sponsor, family, friends, and staff.  A solid discharge plan is crucial for long-term success.

what to bring

Food, Clothes and Toiletries

Clients will provide their own food for the house. Clients should bring a few weeks worth of clothes.  Clients also supply their own toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, body wash, etc.)  


Clients should bring a minimum 30-day supply of medications.  All medications must be disclosed and approved by staff.

Electronics and Vehicles

Clients are allowed to have their cell phones and laptops while in sober living, however, electronics are not to be used during any mandatory meetings.  Vehicles are allowed while in sober living.