About The Wilson House

The Wilson House is an in-house recovery center for the homeless male suffering from a substance or alcohol disorder.

Many residents of the Wilson House are now sober, happy and productive members of their communities.




A program that works!

The program began in 1994 by six men. Their intention was focused on helping the marginalized community of those who suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD) or an alcohol use disorder (AUD) by providing safety, shelter, and an introduction to recovery.

Individualized services include a trauma-informed care approach and a commitment to exploring the impact of resentments and other wellness needs while in our care.

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a clinical diagnosis and is characterized by 11 criteria, according to the American Addiction Centers Resource website:

  • Drinking more than intended, or continuing to drink past the expected time,
  • Trying to cut back or stop drinking, but being unsuccessful,
  • Feeling sick from a hangover, drunk, or wanting to get drunk is a daily cycle,
  • Having cravings for alcohol.
  • Experiencing interference in daily life and relationships due to drinking or being sick from alcohol,
  • Continuing to drink despite it hurting your relationships,
  • Changing, cutting back, or giving up hobbies to drink more,
  • Putting yourself at risk of harm because of alcohol
  • Increased tolerance, requiring the need for more alcohol to feel the same effects,
  • Drinking alcohol despite it worsening a health condition, especially anxiety or depression,
  • Experiencing withdrawals as the effects of alcohol wear off.

Although AUD is not clinically the same as alcoholism, AUD exhibits much of the same symptoms, and those with AUD often also struggle with alcoholism. If you or someone you know exhibits these symptoms, it is time to discuss treatment and seek help.




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    The First Wilson House Classic

    When: Friday March 4, 2022
    Where: Eaglebrooke, Lakeland FL

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