NCCA is now a service of Guest House.

To request a complimentary copy of our prayer booklet titled, “Prayers & Reflections for Addicted Persons and Their Loved Ones,” a current-year calendar or bookmark or for requests for a possible workshop in your area, please contact Colleen Richards, Education and Alumni Administrator, at or 248-393-8994.

For information regarding Substance Addiction Ministry training, contact Erik A. Vagenius at or 561-373-3854, or visit

Guest House is a residential treatment facility for Catholic clergy and men and women religious. We are not currently affiliated with any lay treatment centers. We recommend contacting your insurance company for direction with lay treatment centers, if help is needed.

Additional information regarding Guest House can be obtained by returning to the welcome page at

Listed below are some helpful resource links:

Click HERE to access a Chart of Commonly Abused Drugs (from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Click HERE to access more information about Emerging Drugs
National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)advocates for all children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies

Official site of Al-Anon/Alateen that helps families struggling with addiction of a loved one.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Official site of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services

Guest House
Priests, deacons, brothers and sisters suffering from addictions have a place to turn to.

Cocaine Anonymous
Cocaine Anonymous World Services

Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous World Services

Calix Society
Calix is an association of Catholic alcoholics who are maintaining their sobriety through affiliation with and participation in the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Venerable Matt Talbot
Site devoted to Ven. Matt Talbot, a model for addicts.

Recovery Weekend
Information about an observance, begun in the Archdiocese of New York, as a day of prayer for those suffering with and recovering from addictions.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.
Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research
Drug Scope, a UK centre of expertise on drugs.
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Prevention, U.S. Department of Education
Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association
The Institute of Alcohol Studies, sponsored by the UK Temperance Alliance Ltd, an educational charity.
Join Together Online, a project of the Boston University School of Public Health, is a national resource for reducing substance abuse and gun violence.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
of the National Institute of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
SAMHSA Treatment Facility Locator
dedicated to providing comprehensive information about addiction, treatment options and the path to full recovery
Substance Abuse Resource Center
of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Drug Abuse and Mental Illness: Likely Conditions
Certain mental conditions are frequently associated with addiction.  To learn more about mental illness, the Mental Illness Research Institute (MIRA)  website is helpful .
Addiction Helpline from Recovery
Recognizing, understanding and combating substance abuse in college

Additional links:

The Science of Addiction

20 Secret Signs of Addiction

Suicidal Thoughts and Alcohol Abuse: Tackling Both Problems Head On

Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction

The Benefits of a Sober Summer and How to Achieve Them

7 Tips for Mothers of Adult Addicts

Addiction in the Waiting Room: How to Go to the Doctor in Sobriety

Tips to help treat Drug Addictions

Addiction Center – Faith Based Drug Rehab