ABOUT THE JERICHO HOUSE
Describing itself as a “Christ-Centered drug and alcohol recovery program,” the Jericho House is based in the small community of Sautee, Ga. The center offers residential treatment for adult men struggling with substance abuse. Clients participate in faith-based, immersive program that lasts up to one year.
Although detox services are not available on-site, they can be arranged with a nearby partner. Clients must be three days sober at the time of their intake interview and sober at the time of admission.
Within the state, the Jericho House is among 17.5 percent of treatment facilities that provide long-term (30+ days) of residential, non-hospital care, among 44.5 percent with specially tailored programs for adult men, and among 26 percent that operate as a private nonprofit.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
At the Jericho House, treatment begins with a preliminary phone call and screening with an admissions counselor. During this process, clients must discuss their current situation to be eligible for the program and show they realize they need and are ready for help. The program director will schedule an in-person interview during the week with those who qualify. A detailed medical, addiction, and social history are covered in the interview. Although clients must be completely free or drugs or alcohol prior to this process, the center can provide arrangements for further detoxification, should a client require it.
The Jericho House uses faith-based methods that address the whole person, including body, spirit, and mind. The program combines Bible study, 12-step principles, and work therapy to facilitate treatment. Residents also participate in small group counseling sessions. Restoring family relationships is a key goal of the treatment program. As such, families may participate in treatments on a selective basis.
Clients may be placed in jobs through the center, such as landscaping, painting, remodeling, and moving services. The facility also engages clients in making wood furnishings, which are sold on its website. Treatment does not include a medical component, although arrangements may be made for special cases. The clinical component of treatment is limited as well.
The Jericho House is certified by the Georgia Association of Recovery Residences. The treatment team consists of the founder/executive director, who is a pastor and has worked in the field of recovery for more than 20 years, a program director, class instructor, foreign missions director, and others. The founder and program director are accredited through the American Association of Christian Counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The Jericho House sits on an 11-acre main campus. According to its website, the center is conducting a fundraising program to be able to accommodate up to 40 men at a time in the future, although it does not specify the current limit. Few details about the center’s living quarters are available, but clients should expect modest accommodations and bring their own twin-sized bed linens, towels, clothes for five to seven days, laundry detergent, and toiletries.
Phones, computers, and tobacco products are prohibited on-site, as are any kind of weapon. Clients may receive visits on the weekend from a legally married spouse and immediate family members after completing four weeks of participation in the program.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, the six alumni polled by Rehabs.com submitted largely favorable feedback about the Jericho House. Of the total, five former clients expressed positive views, whereas one was negative. Many reviewers praised the faith-based approach and staff, expressed in a representative review by an alum who transitioned to staff member: “The Jericho House cares for men's lives and the lives of their family members in a way that is unrivaled by other programs in the recovery community.”
Another alum, who consistently rated the major categories of the survey, including treatment effectiveness, the maximum five stars, described the experience as “Pure joy and miracles.” However, the lone negative reviewer, who assigned one star for treatment effectiveness, accused the facility of misrepresentation. Alum D. wrote: “Website and brochure is full of non truths.”
On secondary site Google, the Jericho House received extremely positive coverage at the time of this writing: 4.6 out of five stars based on five reviews.  Similar to feedback most alumni provided to Rehabs.com, Google reviewers expressed complimentary views of the staff, care received, and results achieved. “This place changed my life for the better. I'm a completely different person than I used to be," Johnathon, a representative reviewer, wrote.
At the time of this writing, the Jericho House indicated that clients must pay a $1,000 intake fee prior to admission. Additional fees include $800 per month over the course of the one-year period clients participate in the program. The Jericho House does not accept insurance, and noted that each applicant’s financial situation is considered on an individual basis.
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