Men's Treatment Program

Serving priests, deacons, brothers and seminarians who suffer from substance use disorders, process addictions and compulsive overeating.
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Intervention Assistance Program

Designed to help get someone started on the road to recovery, the aim is to unmask the denial and guide the priest, deacon, brother or seminarian in admitting there is a possible problem. This is the first step and only way to recovery.

 

Included in our Intervention Assistance Program:

  • Consultation, including assisting in information gathering and preparation — on site, if necessary
  • Telephone contact and support throughout the process
  • Staff support during the actual intervention, if needed
  • Professional evaluation in an appropriate clinical setting
  • Recommendation of treatment options at Guest House and/or escort to another professional treatment facility
Assessment & Evaluation

Effective treatment begins with a thorough understanding of the individual’s difficulties and the impact of those difficulties on his diocese or community.

 

Included in our Professional Assessment:

  • Psychological test battery and clinical interview
  • Complete physical examination
  • Thorough psychosocial history with particular attention to long-standing patterns of difficulty
  • Spiritual summary which reviews the priest’s, deacon’s, brother’s or seminarian’s spiritual journey
  • Comprehensive addiction screening process
  • Feedback conference with the client, his leadership and the evaluating team to review the results of the assessment and discuss recommendations of the staff
Referrals & Admissions

Referrals may be made by authorized representatives of the diocese or religious community, primary treatment centers, physicians, other concerned individuals or the priest, deacon, brother, or seminarian himself. The admission must be approved by the bishop of the diocese or religious leadership.

 

Guest House will admit any clergy or man religious who is suffering from any substance use disorder, process addiction or compulsive overeating or who is experiencing difficulties related to substance use or is at risk of relapsing.

  • Treatment provided regardless of ability to pay
  • Admissions scheduled by appointment
  • Guest House escort from local airport provided
  • Handicapped-accessible rooms available
Services

As a state-licensed residential treatment center in Lake Orion, Michigan, we have certified and licensed staff and are CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited.

We evaluate for and treat:

  • substance use disorders – alcohol, other drugs and prescription medication (if necessary, medically-responsible withdrawal from substances)
  • process addictions – spending, gambling/gaming, cluttering, hoarding, internet, credit card use
  • compulsive overeating
  • co-occurring mental, physical or medical disorders

The men’s program serves priests, deacons, brothers, and seminarians from across the United States as well as around the world.

Included in our services:

  • Comprehensive evaluation services, including spiritual, physical, psychological and psychosocial components
  • Strong spiritual component with full-time chaplain providing spiritual support and direction, and the men’s chapel is located in the treatment center with Mass celebrated daily
  • An individualized, intensive, interdisciplinary, interpersonally-focused treatment program with length of stay based on need (average three months); client progress and medical needs monitored by on-site, full-time medical director with 24/7 on-site nursing care
  • Holistic program based on the spirituality of twelve-step recovery, offering a sequential approach and a balance between taking/accepting responsibility for actions and listening/accepting guidance, including individual and group therapy with full-time therapy staff
  • Partnership with HealthQuest Physical Therapy, providing on-site services that include physical health screening, two to three-week program with physical therapist, access to the on-campus gym and full fitness assessment/program with trainer, as needed
  • On-site, full-time registered dietitian nutritionist, who provides nutrition assessment and works with clients on a meal plan and nutrition education
  • Re-entry visits to assist with smooth transition in return to ministry in a parish or community
  • Three-year continuing care and follow-up services to reinforce the practice of learned skills in daily life
  • Alumni network offering four retreats/seminars offered annually for alumni (graduates of our treatment program) to support and celebrate their continued recovery
  • Consultation for community leadership and formation personnel
  • Collaboration with leadership
  • Treatment provided without regard to a diocese’s or community’s ability to pay for services

 

Guest House will admit any clergy or man religious who is suffering from any substance use disorder, process addiction or compulsive overeating or who is experiencing difficulties related to substance use or is at risk of relapsing.

  • Treatment provided regardless of ability to pay
  • Admissions scheduled by appointment
  • Guest House escort from local airport provided
  • Handicapped-accessible rooms available
Continuing Care & Recovery

Important to quality recovery, continuing care is what happens following residential treatment and is offered in three phases, reinforcing learned skills in daily life. The phases take place at Guest House and provide opportunity for those in recovery to meet with their clinicians and others in recovery to help maintain progress.

 

Included to support ongoing recovery:

  • Detailed description of ongoing support needed
  • Therapeutic leave near the end of the residential program which allows the priest, brother, deacon or seminarian to share his experience, needs and commitments to his recovery with significant persons in his community, family and ministerial life
  • Re-entry visit which may be scheduled with the parish or religious community, the client and the therapist to assist with smooth transition in return to ministry
  • Continuing care at consistent intervals, during a three-year period following residential treatment, reinforcing the practice of learned skills in daily life
  • An alumni network of clergy and men religious in recovery from a variety of addictive disorders who gather for retreats/seminars offered four times annually to support and celebrate in fellowship their continuing recovery

Overview

State-licensed and CARF accredited, we offer over 60 years of successful care to more than 6,500 clergy and men religious through our unique offerings.

Intervention Assistance

From initial gathering of information to complete professional evaluation, we assist every step of the way.

Admissions

Treatment is offered regardless of ability to pay.

Treatment

Individualized treatment – interdisciplinary and interpersonally-focused plans created for each client with length of stay based on need.

Holistic treatment – plans include spiritual, physical, psychological and psychosocial components – wellness, exercise and nutrition are critical elements.

Continuing Care – care following residential treatment at consistent intervals for three years.

Medical/Nursing.

Alumni Network – four retreats/seminars offered annually for alumni (graduates of our treatment program) to support and celebrate their continued recovery.

Twelve-Step Recovery

Programs are based on the spirituality of twelve-step recovery.

Ministry Re-Entry

Visits scheduled with the client, parish or religious community and the therapist that follow residential treatment when the client returns to his ministry.

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Resources & Brochures

Referent Information

 

 

Mens’ Brochure

 

 

Prayer Booklet

 

 

Addiction Assessment

 

 

Spirituality & Recovery

 

 

AA Meeting In A Pocket

 

 

Concierge Program

 

 

Resources

 

 

Daily Reflection

 

 

Guest House Events

Join Us!

Walking with the Wounded

September 16 – 18, 2020
Stuart Center | Washington, DC 

AN INSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP:
Helping Religious and Clergy to Address
Addictions and Compulsive Behaviors.

 

Men’s Alumni Fall Retreat 

October 4-8, 2020
Miramar Center | Duxbury, Ma 

Guest House is partnering with the Archdiocese of Boston in offering a fall retreat for our Guest House alumni and other clergy and men religious in recovery. We hope you are able to join us!

 

Detroit Bishop’s Dinner

October 15, 2020
St. Hugo of the Hills & Auburn Hills Marriot Pontiac

This year will mark the 62nd Annual Bishop’s Dinner and will be on Thursday, October 15th.