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

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

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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

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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

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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Explore, Learn and Celebrate at the Guest House 16th Annual Summer Leadership Conference

Addiction impacts clergy and religious regardless of age. Education in the areas of addiction and recovery are part of the Guest House mission. Join diocesan leaders and leaders in men’s religious communities, along with others who advocate for the well-being of...
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Meeting Spiritual Needs at Guest House

Guest House is blessed to have a full-time chaplain serving the spiritual needs of the priests, deacons, brothers, sisters, staff and leadership. Rev. George Hazler, IVD, joined the Guest House team in 2012, and he provides spiritual nourishment in our healing...
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Steps One, Two and Three – The Movement

“The early Steps helped me to trust God, and now I can let the Holy Spirit guide me as I reflect throughout the days. I really needed to develop that deeper trust,” offered an alumna following a recent Women’s Retreat. Step One of AA reads, “We admitted we were...
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Addiction and the Twelve Steps – Developing Strength in Ministry

“Lost in addiction, the Twelve Steps were the keys that opened doors for me. They introduced me to a new way of living – to a new way of ministering – to a new way of being the hands and feet of Jesus,” shared an alum who was asked about the significance of the Twelve...
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Press Releases

Guest House Extends CARF Accreditation Another Three Years

Lake Orion, MI – May 2017 – CARF International announced that Guest House, Inc. has been once again accredited for a period of three years for its Residential Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH (Adults). This accreditation demonstrates that Guest House, Inc. is guided by...

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Guest House Daily Reflection

Ex 14:5-18/Mt 12:38-42 (395)

People are always demanding signs from God. Jesus was even pressed to prove Himself by showing that He enjoyed God’s favor. What would happen if God would only listen to us if we proved ourselves to Him? How far would any of us get in the pursuit of holiness without God’s confidence and trust?

O Holy Spirit, help me to take God at His Word. May I accept that Jesus is coming for me today, and that He is sending me out to find Him among the least, last and lowliest.

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1601 Joslyn Road
Lake Orion, MI 48360

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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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