Guest House provides a safe haven in which Catholic clergy can recover from alcoholism and addiction. Guest House Men's Treatment features programs that combine the clinical, physical and spiritual elements necessary for full recovery. Clergymen and women are treated by addiction specialists and ministry peers that foster a familiar and comfortable recovery environment. Since 1956, Guest House has successfully returned more than 8,000 clergy members to active ministry, and boasts some of the highest long-term abstinence rates in the country.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.