The Focus at Our Christian Rehab for Women 

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Great Lakes Women’s Rehab, part of Adult & Teen Challenge, focuses on the total person with spiritual, emotional, physical, social and educational training to prepare them for their new life, post addiction. All aspects of our rehab center for women program focus on abstinence from alcohol and other drugs and, most importantly, building the foundation to support recovery for a lifetime, including spiritual recovery.

  • Spiritually: We know that the student’s symptoms are indicative of deeper problems and conflicts; we understand that a new life in Christ will give them the power and ability to overcome these problems and live a more productive life.
  • Emotionally: The healing of past abuses is necessary. Biblical studies enhance mental growth and serve as a foundation for creating new lives.
  • Physically: We care for the physical needs of the students. These needs – a drug-free environment, food, recreation, etc – are key factors to the student’s success in the program.
  • Educationally: We have developed a life training curriculum specifically designed to develop the skills required for them to become successful members of society. Comprehensive education includes subjects ranging from the related health aspects of chemical dependency, boundary setting, anger management, coping skills, relapse prevention and cognitive behavioral tools to help build a strong foundation in recovery.
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Why Choose Great Lakes Women’s Rehab Treatment Program First?

Long-term residential treatment programs like Great Lakes Women’s Rehab differ from typical short-term programs you hear so much about. Short-term “revolving door” programs are visited repeatedly by relapsed addicts, temporarily solving the addiction but never solving the core of the problem. Hence, the addiction comes right back again. So, the addict has to return to rehabs again and again, costing them, their insurance carrier, or their family tens of thousands of dollars each time. Every day, our rehab center for women enrolls individuals who have previously attended 5, 10, 20 or even 30 costly short-term rehabs, to no avail. They should have come to Great Lakes Women’s Rehab first!

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Why is Our Christian Rehab for Women Different?

Great Lakes Women’s Rehab is one of the few programs to dedicate a year to work with each addict. That is a huge financial commitment by the organization and community, but it is the time needed in order for the recovery rates to be what they are. The day-to-day structure, community, and faith emphasis over such an extended period of time bring addicts slowly out of wrong and drug-impacted thinking into an awareness of a purpose for their life and a new way of thinking and living. Such a new purpose and way of living is one that has no place for abusing drugs or alcohol; addiction is replaced by self-love, peace, happiness, purpose and excitement for the future.

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Will Forced Avoidance of Substances Solve the Problem?

The short answer is “No.” Detoxing and keeping an individual from drugs or alcohol only lasts as long as the addict is in a very controlled environment. After that, if other life issues are not dealt with, the addict will return to the addiction. This isn’t because it is a disease — it is a learned behavior for covering up the individual’s hurts and longings and it feels really good, at first. Yes, the Great Lakes Women’s Rehab program separates addicts from their addicting substances for a longer period, but the harder work they do is to replace the addiction with a whole new way of living. They gradually work the individual back into the community, with a new goal in life and as they have the strength to avoid negative behaviors and environments on their own. Our Christian rehab for women also teaches responsibility, work ethic and pride in work. More importantly, they instill truthfulness and trustworthiness in each individual, which are the cornerstones of relationships and responsibilities.

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Typical Drug Recovery Program Duration and Levels

  • Level One (14 weeks) – Recovery Residents attend classes that emphasize recognizing and changing destructive thoughts and beliefs, understanding the basic needs they were attempting to fulfill through chemical use, and learning practical tools that equip them to change their lives.
  • Level Two (12 weeks) – Renewal Residents participate in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual work that it takes to heal the wounds of past failures, broken relationships, spiritual deceptions, and issues with their own identity that are often at the root of chemical addiction.
  • Level Three (12 weeks) – Restoration and Healing Residents learn more about purpose in life and how to enter into a future that is free from the oppression of old wounds, creating a solid foundation for the future, and identifying and utilizing their unique gifts and talents.
  • Level Four (12 weeks) – Transition Residents begin taking practical steps toward putting what they’ve learned into action by securing employment and housing, effectively managing their time and resources, and learning how to become leaders who give back to the families and communities they are re-entering.
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Final Word and a Promise for Those Searching for Freedom from Drug Addiction 

At the core of our Christian rehab for women program is this principle…

“God’s love has the power to reach and transform every addict, offering them instead a life of truth, peace, and purpose. Our goal is to clear the addict’s mind and provide the right motivations, environment, training, and mentorship to support this transformation. So, if you or a loved one is on the downward spiral of substance abuse, contact Great Lakes Women’s Rehab first. We promise it will be the last rehab program you or they will ever need.”