Women's Treatment Program

Guest House for Women Religious has been proudly serving the health and wellness needs of women religious for more than 25 years. Our dedicated team of spiritual support, therapists, and medical personnel are uniquely qualified and experienced in addressing the challenges of addiction, behavioral health, and other compulsive disorders that are faced by women religious.
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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 sister 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 her 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 sister’s spiritual journey.
  • Comprehensive addiction screening process.
  • Feedback conference with the client, her leadership and the evaluating team to review the results of the assessment and discuss recommendations of the staff.
Referrals

Referrals may be made by authorized representatives of the community, primary treatment centers, physicians, other concerned individuals or sisters. The admission must be approved by the religious leadership.

Guest House will admit any woman 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
Admissions

Treatment is offered regardless of ability to pay.

Overview

For more than 25 years – Guest House for Women Religious has successfully provided information, education, treatment and care for women religious. Guest House for Women Religious is State-licensed and CARF accredited.

Treatment

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.

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.

Medical/Nursing.

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

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

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 womens’s program serves sisters 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 women’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.
  • Alumnae network offering retreats/seminars offered annually for alumnae (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 community’s ability to pay for services.

Guest House will admit any woman 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.
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 her ministry.

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 sister to share her experience, needs and commitments to her recovery with significant persons in her 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 alumnae network of women religious in recovery from a variety of addictive disorders who gather for retreats/seminars to support and celebrate in fellowship their continuing recovery.

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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.

 

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.