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Bethesda Recovery is a residential recovery care center seeking to be licensed as an ASAM level 3.1 drug abuse treatment and education program.
Scientific evidence-based practices partner with spiritual truths to form the foundational platform for the recovery program at Bethesda Recovery.
We have a threefold plan for recovery. Physical, emotional, and spiritual groups train a person to live in society as a sober adult.
We help each resident rebuild their physical bodies by addressing any health issues. They have an opportunity to have a physical assessment with our community collaborators McKinney Clinic, or Henderson Family Practice. We work with community dentists to help with dental needs. Dentists such as Dr. Crummey and Dr. Hood see our clients at a reduced cost, which Bethesda pays as needed. We are proud to work with Kingdom Care with residents who qualify for their services. The Ware County Health Department is a resource for women's health for our residents.
We provide resources for medicine when the resident has no finances to provide for medical help.
In addition to their health needs, we stress physical activity with a walking program three days a week. Two days a week, we encourage yard work and personal physical activities. Each resident has free time to enjoy a pool in the summer.
We offer meals each day from a menu. Residents are taught kitchen skills and take turns cooking meals or our “family meals” three days a week. The also take turns cooking breakfast four days a week.
We eat together for breakfast and dinner for most meals. We also encourage eating alone for a balance in life skills, preparing them for transitional living.
Residents may apply for food stamps and use them to fill in any personal dietary desires.
We provide resources for medicine when the resident has no finances to provide for medical help.
Bethesda offers groups and classes to support emotional and cognitive restoration. We uses materials that support evidence based change such as DBT, CBT, Mindfullness and spiritual growth materials the support changing your mind.
One-on-one with life coaches and counselors helps the residents rebuild any emotional or cognitive growth steps they have missed because of the early use of drugs or alcohol.
We address trauma issues by being trauma-informed and empathic to their needs.
We also encourage crafts and art groups to heal the brain with refocusing activities.
We sing together, listen to music together and share entertainment, building emotional and community skills.
Bethesda teachers and coaches use motivational interviewing to promote positive change.
Ater a client has lived at Bethesda, they may hae safe amily visitors on Saturday from 9a.m to 6 p.m. We believe the family restoration is a key facture for most women to maintain sobriety.
We believe in the dignity and value of all life. Value of life and dignity appreciation are just two of the spiritual tools used to develop a solid moral and positive value system. We also teach the importance of family and community.
Residents have opportunities to volunteer in the community. By participating in projects more significant than themselves, the residents feel connected in spiritual ways undetected by natural means.
The spiritual program includes reading together positive, motivational materials, guided mediations, listening to upbeat,
celebratory music and spending time in natural settings.
In addition to these activities, residents enjoy, when available, uplifting concerts, shopping together, making personal choices for clothing and other personal items, handling private money, and establishing relationship boundaries.
Description of Classes
Wellness/Devotions: Wellness includes all aspects of being whole and well. We use many diverse materials to grow physically, emotionally, cognitively, spiritually, financially, and socially. Bible reading, devotional readings, Monday through Thursday, include spiritual growth through biblical truths. Mindfulness, developing a WRAP plan, and other information are: included in this meeting.
Purpose of the class:. The Wellness material comes from agencies such as SAMHSA, NAADAC and well-known authors who specialize in personal growth and wellness. To point out the biblical standards for a new lifestyle along with the 12 Steps plan for a new lifestyle. Also, to expose preconceived ideas about life.
Boundaries: A weekly study and discussion on setting good, healthy boundaries.
Purpose of Class: To give education on setting boundaries for a lifestyle of healthy relationships. Materials include videos for instruction, individual handouts, group work through sharing, homework assignments.
Spiritual Growth Study: Personal growth, personal identity, and inward development are the focus of this group.
Purpose of Class: To explore ways to look at oneself and choose the type of person you want to become naturally and spiritually. We use various authors such as Henry Cloud, Joyce Meyer, John Townsend, and others to explore spiritual growth.
12Gates Groups: A Christian approach to recovery using the Gates to Recovery written and developed by Rev. Cathy Sweat meets Monday-Thursday at 1 pm. Attenders explore the 12 Steps of Christian Recovery during this group. Using the Life Recovery Bible, the group learns the process of recovery through the 12 steps.
Purpose of Group: To learn the necessary boundaries needed to live safe and sober lives. This group forms a foundation for building a productive lifestyle.
Search for Significance: Residents learn ways they are significant and vital in life. Focuses on the areas of need to develop a positive self-identity.
Purpose of Group: To help women develop self-esteem. The group focuses on the positive self-care needed to change a life.
Bible Study: These classes promote the study of positive, healthy material to teach residents the ability to gather new material and knowledge and to decide for themselves if that material can or cannot work in their personal lives.
Purpose of Group: To present the ancient scriptures relative to today's society and give a basis for biblical recovery.
Mediation: This includes personal meditation while listening to upbeat music and learning positive life approaches. These experiences open residents to new ways to change their minds and decide if they wish to add celebration styles into their continued recovery.
Purpose of Meetings: To promote community involvement in a positive and engaging environment. This group allows residents to look inwardly and outwardly to find peace and individual solitude.
Anger Management: The group's focus is to works on confrontation skills, recognizing the positive and negative uses of anger, and identifying the appropriate responses in angry situations.
Purpose of Group: To help residents deal with deep-seated issues and to give skills to pursue better relationships.
Codependency: A group that exposes co-dependent behavior in women's lives as it relates to continued use of substances for relief.
Purpose of Group: To expose negative relationship skills and to teach positive skills for family restoration.
Projects/Crafts: This class introduces residents to new hobbies and the creativity of their minds.
Purpose of Group: To provide an avenue of creativity to residents for possible future hobbies.
SA Counseling: This counseling introduces residents to treatment and support to help them break free from drug or alcohol addiction headed by a certified addiction counselor.
Purpose of Group: To address issues such as behavior patterns, and treatment/coping options
Spiritual Bootcamp: A group class and discussion teach the basics of salvation to help residents develop their spiritual life and purpose.
Purpose of Group: To teach the fundamentals of Christ and how to apply the Bible to residents' daily life.
Work Training: Two hours of giving back time for the residents to learn possible job skills such as housekeeping, office work, retail, and customer service. These are considered community service hours.
Purpose of Group: Teach initiative, stability, and work skills.
Relapse Prevention: The group teaches how to avoid relapse, to identify and prevent situations using drugs and alcohol.
Purpose of Group: To learn behaviors/stressors and how to apply coping skills to prevent relapse.
Day Services are offered to men and women who need support with recovery. The program begins with assessment and ends with a feeling of security that recovery works.
Each woman is assessed individually and given the opportunity to partner with either a peer or a substance abuse counselor for coaching and support.
Day Services will include:
One on one meetings
Group Support meetings
Recovery Check Ins
I’ve been emotional the last couple days.... it’s been almost a year since I’ve been out.. and I’m still clean! This is the longest I’ve been clean in fifteen years. I will be 30 the 13th... I get to take my babies to open house tomo! Even though theories been all kinds of craziness lately I’m beyond grateful. Thank you for helping me sooo much. I don’t know where I’d be without you, Mrs. Cathy. God knew I needed you and sent me straight to you!!
Im proud to be one of the ladies who traveled thru those door. I feel it was the first step of my recovery. I LOVE YOU Cathy Sweat and that comes from the bottom of my heart.
They are Angel's. I celebrated 11 yrs. Thanks for Bethesda and its ministries.
Bethesda offers affordable recovery services. Call 912-283-8580 for details.
Day after day you have suffered with the dreadful effects of what was once the love of you life (drugs or alcohol). You do not have to suffer forever. Bethesda Recovery wants to help. Call us today
Cathy Sweat describes the concept of missing the mark. Nobody wakes up and decides to become a person who needs recovery.