The Gyst House is located at the University of Arkansas School of Law where it offers one of the most unique and comprehensive treatment programs for alcohol and substance abuse. This treatment facility is a five-story building that includes a large outdoor courtyard living quarters and other facilities. It is one of the few treatment centers within the state that offer treatment services for both adults and children and is fully accredited by the American Association of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction (A.A.D.A.). The center serves as a residential treatment center for persons with a variety of alcohol and substance abuse disorders. As such the center is fully equipped to provide comprehensive and specialized residential and outpatient treatment programs for those suffering from addiction and other mental illnesses.
This treatment center has been providing treatment services for some twenty-five years. The first patient was identified by an anonymous caller who provided details about his or her experience with the center. Subsequently three children were admitted to the treatment facility. After conducting a thorough investigation it was determined that the children had experienced serious trauma at the hands of their parents. In addition to this they were also in the hands of the father who had been abusing them in an inappropriate manner. The children were able to recover with the support of a licensed psychotherapist. As a result of this more families have found it helpful to seek the services of this treatment facility.
Since their inception the center has seen a steady increase in the number of families seeking help for substance abuse issues. With an increasing number of families seeking help for substance abuse there is an ever increasing demand for the staff that works in this treatment center. With an increasing demand there has been a corresponding increase in the pay for the staff members who work in the treatment center. These pay increases allow the staff members to provide better and more personalized treatment services for their patients. With the support of these staff members it becomes easier for the center to continue to provide quality services to their clients.