ABOUT NEW BEGINNINGS MINISTRY
Founded in 1997, New Beginnings Ministry provides residential, faith-based treatment to adult women struggling with substance use disorder, sexual addiction, eating disorders, co-dependency, and other life-interrupting problems. Pregnant women and women with young children are also accepted. The facility is located in Martin, Ga., which is about an hour and a half outside of Atlanta.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
All clients must commit to a minimum stay of 12 months upon entering the program. Treatment is founded on Christian principles and requires all clients to establish a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in order to find true recovery.
Regular activities include Bible study classes, relapse prevention and anger management groups, financial management and life skills classes, and daily walks for fitness. Clients also attend church 13 times a week and help with cleaning and maintenance at the facility twice a month. After 10 months, clients may take GED courses or DUI classes if needed.
New Beginnings utilizes Celebrate Recovery, which is a 12-step program that adheres strictly to Biblical principles.
According to the facility’s website, the treatment team includes certified addiction counselors and case managers. The one loved one surveyed by Rehabs to date gave New Beginnings just one out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience, and claimed that many of the staff members were untrained.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The tobacco-free facility can accommodate up to 85 women at a time. For the first 30 days in treatment, clients are not allowed visitors or phone calls. After a month, loved ones may visit every other Saturday. Women with children live separately in a specialized dorm with a daycare center.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from alumni of New Beginnings Ministry, however the facility received a perfect average rating of five out of five stars based on seven Google reviews. “Greatest place on EARTH! I found my Deliverance here 11 years ago. We do Recover!” wrote Chanda in a representative review.
On the ministry’s Facebook page, which New Beginnings has the ability to edit, the program received an average rating of 4.6 out of five stars based on 57 reviews.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The one loved one surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave New Beginnings mostly negative feedback, awarding the facility just one or two out of five stars for its treatment effectiveness, its holistic offerings, its exercise and leisure activities, its counseling options, and its 12-step inclusion. While the anonymous reviewer liked the fact that women could bring their children into the program, they also noted that the program “uses very loose treatment, not evidence-based.”
According to the facility’s website, New Beginnings offers fees on a sliding scale between $500 and $1,500 per month. Insurance is not accepted. The one loved one polled Best-rehabs.com to date gave the ministry three out of five stars for its affordability.