Restore House is a non-profit residential addiction treatment facility that provides faith based programming in the rural city of Bemidji, Minnesota. Treatment is rooted in the 12-step philosophy with group and individual therapy, life skills training, relapse prevention and psychotherapy offered for adults grappling with substance abuse or co-occurring disorders.
Accommodations and Food
Restore House has two facilities where clients live during treatment. Both are two story, single family homes in safe neighborhoods. These houses have six beds in rooms that are double occupancy with shared bathrooms. The spacious living quarters in each have living rooms, dining rooms, large kitchens and extras like a stone fireplace or a pool table. Additionally these facilities are on large lots, surrounded with tall trees and, during the warmer months, a variety of flowers.
All food is included while the clients are participating in treatment at Restore House, and during weekly trips to the grocery store they are able to stock up on their favorite items. Clients take turns preparing meals for each other during their stay.
Treatment and Staff
Treatment at this facility is highly-structured and utilizes spirituality as a key element of the program. The treatment offered is a high intensity of either 30 or 15 hours a week. The initial phase is the most intensive with the clients receiving the least amount of freedom, like phone time or visitation. During this stage it’s mandatory that all clients attend every event and activity, which includes church services and participating in Bible study. The following phase clients are permitted to request 24 hour passes once or twice a month provided that they still participate in all the scheduled events, classes and meetings. The third phase focuses on transitioning back into society by getting a job or going to school, and working on making healthy choices for the future.
Programs include at least four group therapy sessions per week and one individual therapy session, and frequent attendance of AA or Celebrate Recovery meetings. Psychoeducation classes address coping skills, anger management and life skills, in addition to assisting with education or job placement, and coordinating with outside agencies including a mental health professionals that can offer medication management services for those with a dual diagnosis. The staff of Restore House includes LADCs and an RN who is able to monitor health concerns or medications.
Clients experience a variety of recreational outings regularly that include a weekly bowling night, fishing excursions and basketball games. There is also ample opportunity for exercise in groups using the on-site weights or going on long nature hikes on the weekends.
A family and couples counseling service is offered to every client and their families, and referrals to classes is provided for once the client leaves treatment. Aftercare planning is a part of each client’s treatment plan and includes follow-ups or access to outpatient services.
If a program rooted in faith and the Bible isn’t appealing then this facility is not the right fit. However, for clients who are looking to get themselves back on track who consider Jesus their Higher Power, this is a good choice. The structured programming at this facility offers basic, faith-based care in addition to a connection to a strong community of other sober people.
Restore House Cost: $7,500 (30 days) Insurance. Reach Restore House by phone at (218) 444-9420. Find Restore House on Facebook
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