The world’s first and most successful treatment and recovery program for Catholic clergy and religious, serving people from every part of the earth.
Our Mission: providing the information, education, treatment and care needed to overcome alcoholism, addictions and other behavioral health conditions. Guest House has been serving the Catholic Church for more than 60 years.
Contact us at 800-626-6910
1601 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, Michigan 48360
A new Memorial Fund to Sister Mary Ellen Merrick has been established in her honor. Thank you for your prayers.
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
More than 60 years (since 1956) of saving lives and saving the
vocations of more than 6,500 clergy and men religious
Women's Treatment Program
We are celebrating 25 years (since 1994) of saving lives and
vocations of more than 600 women religious
About Guest House, Inc.
From the Guest House Blog
LAKE ORION, Michigan – Guest House, the world’s first and most successful residential treatment and recovery provider for Catholic clergy and religious, is bringing the October 24 Detroit Bishop’s Dinner to Henry Ford’s Lovett Hall beginning with Archbishop Allen...
LAKE ORION, Michigan – Deacon Chris Stark, Guest House outreach director, has completed clinical interventionist training to better consult and serve Catholic Bishops and leadership on matters related to addictions and recovery. Guest House, the world’s first and most...
Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Not all of the prodigals are in a “foreign land” of their own free will. Some have been sent and kept there by the greed, the arrogance, the pride, the indifference of a respectable sibling or parent who stayed at home and kept the rules. The prodigals of the world have this in their favor, they know they are sinners and know that they need to repent. Father I have sinned!