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 Choose Us

We Serve

  • Catholic priests
  • Deacons
  • 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

We are Special Because We Offer

  • 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

Blessing and Dedication of New Stained Glass Windows in Women’s Chapel

Blessing and Dedication During Mass, August 23, 2017 Celebrant - Guest House Chaplain Fr. George Hazler Celebrant: Lord of Light, in the beginning, you separated the light from the darkness and said it was good. All: The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness...

Human Development

Hand-in-hand with the Guest House mission of overall health and wellness is the concept of human development. Guest House publishes a quarterly journal entitled, Human Development. The journal seeks to offer a “confluence” or merging of spirituality and psychology,...

Wellness of Body – It’s What You Eat!

Nutrition is critical to good health because wellness involves the whole person: body, mind and spirit; and nutrition is high on the priority list in the wellness plan at Guest House. Physical wellness requires a balance in physical activity and nutrition to keep a...

Wellness of Body – It’s What You Do!

Wellness is an active process of change and growth – of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy lifestyle. All individuals must be involved in their wellness. A multi-faceted idea, wellness includes the well-being of body, mind and spirit. All the pieces...

A thought as we begin the final full week of July…

“You can never love another person unless you are equally involved in the beautiful but difficult spiritual work of learning to love yourself.”  -Anam Cara

A Journey to Recovery at Guest House

A Reflection by Guest House Staff Member When I began working at Guest House, I knew it was an addiction treatment center for Catholic clergy and religious. I heard the words: “Saving Lives, Saving Vocations and Saving Catholic Communities.” These words explain some...

Steps Ten, Eleven and Twelve – Living Anew

The first nine Steps prepare someone for the adventure of a new life. As Step Ten is approached, the AA way of living is put into daily practical use, in fair weather or foul. Step Ten reads, “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly...

Steps Eight and Nine – Relationships

Steps Eight and Nine focus on personal relationships. These Steps include a look backward to discover, a fresh attempt to repair and a use of knowledge to cultivate. Step Eight reads, “Made a list of all persons we harmed, and became willing to make amends to them...

Steps Six and Seven – Divine Inspiration

Following the heavy work and action involved in Steps Four and Five, Steps Six and Seven fall again on the early Steps of believing in a power greater than ourselves and turning our will and lives over to God. It is important to keep in mind that these Steps state...

Steps Four and Five – Take Action

Though there is a succession of the Steps, an individual may find a need to return to Steps One through Three at various times, and it is encouraged. One sister said, “The Step I keep coming back to again and again is Step One. I am coming to recognize that I am truly...

Press Releases

Guest House Women’s Chapel Receives New Stained Glass Windows

Lake Orion, MI – August 2017 – Guest House is pleased to announce that new stained glass windows have been installed in the chapel at the women’s treatment center. With the recent construction of the women’s center and its new chapel, a desire to maintain some...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

Matthew 20:1-16

“Are you envious because I am generous?” The laborers in this story are dissatisfied not for what they received, but that others received as much. The main complaint in today’s story is that the owner is not fair and neither is God. God is not fair. God is generous. God will not give less than He promised.

Jesus, I am humbly grateful for Your extreme generosity. May I never take Your goodness for granted.

 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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