Info Pack

If man is willing, God is able

Our mission:  To provide a Christian environment for men seeking recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

Our Goal:  To meet the physical and spiritual needs of men as we teach them Bible Based Recovery.

The Christian Family Center's New Life Program is a six to eight month residential treatment program for those addicted to alcohol and drugs. It is our belief that if a man is willing, God is able to restore him to spiritual well being and free him from the bonds of addiction. We are not unique in that belief; the vast majority of treatment programs around the world understand that without a spiritual awakening a man has little chance of remaining clean and almost no chance of being happy and productive.

We know that the 12 steps commonly used in secular treatment programs come directly from the Bible and it is our belief that if the original text is available, and it is, why not use it. We want the men who come to our program to break free of the bonds of addiction and no one has ever devised a treatment to accomplish that better than God. We are interdenominational and do not ask a man to accept any church's creed or dogma that would conflict with their own personal beliefs. We do require daily Bible study and chapel attendance. Our minister, along with ministers and lay persons from the community churches, lead our services. We believe that surrendering our will to God and allowing him to work in our life begins with daily worship.

Our primary focus is on a man's spiritual development; however, we recognize that often there are medical or psychological problems a man must address. For this reason, although we are not a medical facility, we do provide transportation to medical or dental appointments. However, the individual student is responsible for any costs including transportation. We accept dual diagnosis students provided they are maintained on their medication and are able to function independently and harmoniously within our community. We strongly suggest that a student keep a $100.00 deposit on their account for emergency medical needs. Any of this money that is not used is refunded to the person when they leave the program.

It is a part of the philosophy of the Christian Family Center that we should all work to be as self-sufficient as possible. For that reason work therapy is a part of our program of recovery. Each man is expected to work to help maintain our facility.  If we did not do for ourselves; we would be unable to keep our doors open. The entry fees and maintenance fees men pay does not begin to cover our operating costs.  Our work and the donations of our supporters are essential to our ministry.

We recognize that addiction involves the entire family and are committed to working with the families of our men to help them to understand addiction and to cope with the ramifications that substance abuse has on the addict, their family and loved ones.  We are a non-denominational group who live through Jesus Christ. We learn to worship and trust in Him to see us through all our troubles and problems. When we learn to trust in God, we can learn to live an exceptional and more fulfilling life than ever before.

A normal day at the center consists of:

Early morning devotion over a warm breakfast at 6:30 A.M (students must be signed in)
First Morning worship and assignments for the day 7:30 A.M. to 8:30 A.M. (students must be signed in for roll call)
After a short break, students are back in chapel for our second class which begins approximately 9:00am until 10:00am.(roll call)
After a short break, students are back in chapel for our Life Recovery class. This lasts until approximately 12:00 P.M. * Lunch break until 12:30 P.M.
Work begins at 12:30 pm with a short break at 2:30 pm and work ends at 4:00pm
Break Personal time
Dinner at 5:00 P.M.
Break Personal Time
Evening worship 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (students must be signed in)
Personal Time
In Room by 10:00 P.M.
Lights Out by 11:00 P.M.

Saturday consists of a half-day of work with an evening of recreation or personal time. The first Sunday of the month is visitation day. Scheduled visiting hours are between 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM. The other Sundays of the month are family worship days. The hours that family members are allowed on these days are from 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM. (Student and families must attend any worship service scheduled during visitation hours). Families are welcome to join us for lunch after Sunday morning worship. We ask that families bring a covered dish to go along with the other food.

You will find the atmosphere here to be relaxed, quiet, and calm. There is plenty of time for personal worship and time alone with yourself and God. If you stay with the program and give it to God, you will see that He can improve your body, mind, and soul. Our fees do not begin to cover the costs of providing treatment, room, and board. We rely on donations to make it possible for our program to continue operating.

In the event a man entering our program needs to be detoxed from drugs or alcohol, we ask that he visit a local hospital for services or be admitted to Quinton's Place in Dublin, Ga. Quinton's Place is a state licensed medical detox facility requiring a 3 to 5 day stay. Phone: 478-275-6811

What you need to bring:
Personal Hygiene items (soap shampoo, razor, toothpaste, etc) Note: no alcohol based mouth wash
Work clothing (t -shirts, jeans, boots/shoes, etc)
Casual clothing (collared shirt, pullovers, dress pants, dress shoes, etc)
Alarm clock or clock radio (AM / FM radio only, No CD players or other personal
listening devices
Twin bed sheets/comforter blanket/pillow and pillowcase
Towels and wash clothes
Hangers for clothes or basket to store clothes

What is not allowed:
No Pornographic materials of any nature to include music with lewd words or lyrics
that advocate violence
No food or drinks are allowed to be brought in. Students will be provided with 3 meals per day. We also have a commissary where snacks may be purchased.
No CD player, MP, IPod, or any other personal listening device
No DVD or TV
No Electrical appliances (other than AM / FM clock radio)
No Cell Phones, Pagers, Internet connected PDA's
No Alcohol in any form or drugs other than non-narcotic prescription