Guest House Continues to Grow

Within the past several months, Guest House has experienced some growth to ensure that we continue to provide effective life-saving and ethical treatment every day with compassion and respect. We honor the intentions of our founder Austin Ripley and provide a...

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The Yellow Brick Road to Recovery

Sometimes, in working with clients, I use the story of the Wizard of Oz to talk about the spiritual aspect of the disease of addiction. You know the story: Dorothy becomes displaced and is looking for a home, Scarecrow needs brains, Tin Man hopes for a heart and...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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