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?
- Catholic Priests
- Catholic Deacons
- Men Religious/Brothers
- 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
Recovery is Possible
Some wonder how God’s ordained and consecrated could be in need of such services. The individuals who serve God and the Church are people first, and they are vulnerable to illness and disease in the same way any other person is. (Addiction is a disease of the brain.) This truth has been the impetus of the mission and ministry of Guest House since 1956.
We welcome these individuals warmly and are committed to walking with them on their recovery journey.
Men's Treatment Program
Over 60 years (since 1956) of saving lives and saving the
vocations of over 6500 clergy and men religious
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
Lake Orion, MI – Updated September 2018 (from June 2018) – Continuing a tradition 60 years in the making, Guest House announces this year’s Annual Detroit Bishop’s Dinner will take place Thursday, October 18, in the heart of Detroit. Hosted by Archbishop of Detroit...read more
Lake Orion, MI – March 2017 – Addiction impacts clergy and religious regardless of age. Join diocesan leadership and leadership in men’s religious communities, along with others who advocate for the well-being of clergy and men religious, at the Guest House 17th...read more
Courage is what Jesus calls for in today’s Gospel. He tells His followers that they have nothing to fear in the face of persecution if they remain committed. He promises that the Holy Spirit will enable them to endure great difficulties. They need not worry about opposition from others.
While Jesus’ disciples do not always manage to remain courageous when the going got rough, they never give up trying. We recall their great fear when the fishing boat began to sink. We remember how they tried to talk Him out of getting crucified. We remember how they abandoned Him and fled the Garden of Gethsemane.
Yet, they all to this day are called SAINT with the exception of one of them.
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.