Gyst House

Gyst House


Gyst House, located in Little Rock, Ark., offers residential treatment and a co-ed transitional housing option for individuals struggling with substance use disorder and looking to make a total lifestyle change. Gyst House is a non-profit organization that has been existence since 1973.


There is no formal admission process described on the facility’s website for clients to begin receiving services at Gyst House. Potential clients should contact the facility directly for information on accessing services. The facility’s website indicates that priority admission is given to “severely independent individuals.”

The facility’s treatment program incorporates 12-step programming including Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) group sessions. Additionally, clients may also participate in individual and family counseling sessions, anger management and social skills classes, self esteem support groups, and relapse prevention classes. Participants have the opportunity to work on their GED or receive educational referrals, receive assistance for transitioning to permanent housing, restitution monitoring assistance, and court liaison assistance.

Gyst House also offers a transitional, supportive living housing option called OP (outpatient) House. This is considered to be the second phase of the facility’s treatment program, although there is currently no information on the facility’s website regarding the details of phase one of the treatment program. OP House offers a structured environment with rules such as a 10pm curfew and programming to include AA groups and outpatient behavior groups. Clients at OP House also work during the day. OP House is co-ed but men and women are housed on separate sides of the house.

Gyst House runs a small business washing and detailing cars called the Detail Shop. The Detail Shop has been in business for 25 years and is a financial resource for Gyst.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding the credentials of the treatment staff. However, the Gyst House website describes their staff as “qualified, experienced, and dedicated.”


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. The OP House for transitional living is co-ed with men and women staying on separate sides of the house.


At time of writing, has not received any reviews from alumni, friends and family, or staff members regarding Gyst House.

On the facility’s Facebook page there is an overall rating of 4.2 out of five stars based on 11 total reviews.[1] However, many of the reviews are regarding the car detailing shop that Gyst House runs. Of the four comments that were left on the page, three of them were regarding the Detail Shop. One reviewer, K.P., wrote that she was an alum of the program and gave five stars. She wrote, “Without a doubt, Gyst house was my beginning to the old Kim I used to know, and will be forever grateful.”

On the facility’s CiteHealth page, there is an overall rating of three out of five stars based on two total reviews.[2] The two reviews were polarized with one anonymous reviewer leaving an overall score of one star and the other anonymous reviewer leaving an overall five star review. The one star reviewer wrote, “This is an awful place to go. It is dirty the food is spoiled and the staff does not treat you as a person.” However, the five star reviewer, the parent of a client, had a much more positive experience. She wrote, “I thought that when my son was put into The Gyst House it was an Aweful thing for him but I was so wrong. They helped him with his addiction so much and taught him so much, the program there works. The staff there really do care also.”


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its costs. Gyst House is a non-profit, tax exempt organization that accepts donations to help with funding.


Reviews about Gyst House

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • This facility was a joke.No control of residents, no structure, no help.