ASAC - King House

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ASAC’s King House is a facility that provides housing and treatment services for men 18 years of age and older in recovery and those striving for recovery. Located in Clinton, Iowa; It is a substance-free environment working in conjunction with outpatient services in order to increase success in sobriety.

ASAC - King House Focus:

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

What does ASAC - King House offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient programs are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). IOP substance abuse treatment programs vary in duration and intensity, and certain outpatient rehab centers will offer individualized treatment programs.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements. Residential treatment utilizes an intensive curriculum in which patients delve into the affect their substance use disorder has had not just on their lives, but also on their family, friends, employer, and co-workers. Special group sessions are provided on topics such as stress management, decision making, communication, and anger management/anger replacement. Treatment is self-paced and lengths of stay are based on individual needs and progress of the patient.

Treatment Types:

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Aftercare Support

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community  programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Therapies Offered:

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

ASAC - King House Highlights:

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 average of 60-90 days with extensions granted in 30-day increments following the initial stay. We hope to assist in recovery, life skills, structure, comfort, and communication.
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 abuse problem that has significantly affected other areas of his or her life and a structured living environment is needed. 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 secure a job and take responsibility for paying rent based on their wages and ability to sustain employment. 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.
Residential Area
Sober living home or Halfway house


  • Facility for Adults and Young Adults
  • Treatment for Men


  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Cash payments accepted

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