Welcome to Guest House

Our Mission is to provide the information, education, treatment and care needed to assure that Catholic clergy, men and women religious, and seminarians suffering from alcoholism, addictions and other behavioral health conditions have the best opportunity for quality recovery and overall health and wellness. Guest House has been serving the Catholic Church for over 60 years.

Contact us at 800-626-6910
1601 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, Michigan 48360

Why Guest House?

We Serve

  • Catholic Priests
  • Catholic Deacons
  • Men Religious/Brothers
  • Seminarians
  • Women Religious

We Evaluate for and Treat

  • Substance Use Disorders – alcohol, other drugs, prescription medication (if necessary, medically-responsible withdrawal from substances)
  • Process Addictions – spending, gambling/gaming, cluttering, hoarding, internet, credit card
  • Compulsive Overeating
  • Co-occurring Mental, Physical or Medical Disorders
  • Mental Health Concerns in Women Religious (not related to substance use disorders or process addictions) – mood disorders, anxiety, relational difficulties, OCD

What Makes Us Special

  • Intervention Assistance
  • Individualized and Holistic Treatment – including strong spiritual component
  • Twelve-Step Recovery
  • Ministry Re-entry
  • Continuing Care

Some wonder how God’s ordained and consecrated could be in need of such services. These people who serve God and the Church are people first, and they are vulnerable to illness and disease as another person is. (Addiction is a disease of the brain.) We welcome them warmly and are committed to walking with them on their recovery journey.

Guest House, Catholic addiction treatment center

Men's Treatment Program

Over 60 years (since 1956) of saving lives and saving the
vocations of over 6500 clergy and men religious

Guest House, Catholic addiction treatment center

Women's Treatment Program

Over 23 years (since 1994)  of saving lives and
vocations of over 600 women religious



About Guest House, Inc.

Guest House, Inc., included in the Official Catholic Directory, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, licensed and CARF accredited health care provider and specializes in addiction treatment for Catholic clergy and men and women religious. We rely on philanthropy from individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations to carry out our ministry.


From the Guest House Blog

Guest House Celebrates the Beginning of Lent

On Ash Wednesday, about 70 Guest House clients, staff and Board of Trustee members came together to celebrate the beginning of Lent with an Ash Wednesday Campus Mass and Luncheon at the William E. Scripps Estate on the Guest House grounds. The Mass was celebrated in...

Guest House Offers Addiction Awareness Training

Addiction and behavioral health awareness are key elements of successful ministry in today’s culture, and Guest House welcomes opportunities to share information in these areas with seminaries and other groups. Our goal is to share some understanding of addictive...

Why Are Alumni Retreats Important?

Alumni (includes alumnae) retreats and seminars are offered throughout the year, and our most recent ones were in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, just last month in January. The winter alumni (men) seminar was January 8-11, and the winter alumnae retreat was January 18-21....

What Are Alumni Retreats?

At Guest House anyone who has completed one of our treatment programs is considered an alumnus or alumna, if he or she wishes. We are proud of our extended yet close-knit community of alumni. They live all over the world, and many relish the opportunities to...

From Bethlehem to Bedlam

The function of language is to reflect reality. Sometimes language changes in order to reflect changing realities. In England, in 1247, a new hospital was named St. Mary of Bethlehem. It was a good name for a hospital - warm, comforting, peaceful. However, two...

Recent Happenings at Guest House

The 59th Annual Detroit Bishop’s Dinner took place on Thursday, October 19. Hosted by His Excellency, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit, this year’s event began with Mass at Christ Our Light Parish in Troy, Michigan, followed by reception and dinner at Somerset...

The Role of Mindfulness in Wellness

In today’s lifestyle it is growing more and more difficult to think about just one thing at a time. Technology seems to fracture people’s attention while allowing them to be many places at once. Everyone is hyper connected. Mindfulness is intended to help people quiet...

Wellness of Spirit at Guest House

The concept of wellness includes the well-being of body and mind, but equally important is the well-being of spirit. At Guest House this spiritual wellness is a critical piece of the treatment offered that promotes the best opportunity for quality recovery and overall...

Guest House Celebrates a Campus Mass, Commissioning Ceremony and Luncheon

On October 11, about 75 Guest House clients, staff and Board of Trustees came together to celebrate a Campus Mass, Commissioning Ceremony and Luncheon at the William E. Scripps Estate on the Guest House grounds. The Mass was celebrated in the Mansion Chapel with Rev....

What’s Happening at Guest House

In August, we were pleased to have a special Mass to bless and dedicate the new stained glass windows in the women’s center chapel; these windows provide some continuity with the other chapels on campus. Through the generosity of our benefactors, the stained glass...

Press Releases

Record Attendance at 59th Annual Detroit Bishop’s Dinner

Lake Orion, MI – October 2017 – With the highest attendance in three years, Guest House hosted the 59th Annual Detroit Bishop’s Dinner on Thursday, October 19, 2017. The event began with Mass at Christ Our Light Parish in Troy. His Excellency Allen H. Vigneron,...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

Feast of St. Polycarp
Matthew 5:20-26

Our salvation does not come from obeying laws. Our salvation comes from Jesus Christ whose whole life was a life of love.

Our outer conduct – like that of the scribes and the Pharisees is worthless. What is needed is that we become poor in spirit – acknowledge that we are imperfect and that we are sinners.

Our holiness must flow from our love for one another. The salvation of the world came about through a man who did not keep all the laws of Moses – but who lifted them to a higher level and was willing to die for what he believed.

 Publications and Resources

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His Eminence Joseph Cardinal Tobin reflecting on why Guest House is by far the best addiction treatment for clergy and men and women religious.

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