Providence Women’s Recovery offers clients an alternative to traditional drug and alcohol treatment programs. The Christian-based rehab combines spiritual development with clinical methodologies to give women a comprehensive recovery experience that’s effective and sustainable. Using the Bible in conjunction with the 12-Steps, clients learn to explore the spiritual aspects of addiction and develop their own personal relationship with God and Jesus Christ.
ABOUT PROVIDENCE WOMEN’S RECOVERY
Providence Women’s Recovery, in Dalton, Georgia, offers Christian-focused residential treatment for women dealing with substance abuse. Detoxification is not offered on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Evidence-based practices are combined with holistic options during the 90-day residential program. Clients will participate in 12-step programming, individual and group counseling, peer support groups, trauma recovery work, and life skills training. They will also attend daily classes studying the Matrix Model. Holistic options include outdoor activities and art therapy.
Spiritual teachings are a cornerstone of treatment at Providence. Clients can expect Biblical teachings to be a part of treatment. Educational programming on anger management, goal setting, character building, codependency, and other topics is provided. Clients will participate in relapse prevention prior to leaving.
Since cost of treatment is subsidized by the organization’s thrift store, residents will work in the store to gain work ethic and social skills for future employment.
Staff includes a licensed professional counselor and an administrative manager who is in training to be a certified addiction counselor as of this writing. The four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave it an average rating of 4.25 stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The 10-bed home-like facility hosts women in shared bedrooms. Official photographs show a suburban family home with comfortable seating, dining room, fitness area, and laundry room. An outdoor patio overlooks a wooded backyard with an outdoor pool.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Seventeen alumni reviews submitted to Best-rehabs.com to date indicated mostly positive reactions, with alumni praising Christian-based programming and several commenting that Providence saved their lives. “The staff are amazing and truly care about the women who come here to find recovery and build a stronger relationship with God,” C.W. wrote. “This place was truly God sent! It has changed my life completely…You will not regret it!” wrote Elizabeth.
Negative reviews, however, indicated a lack of organization and services offered. “You usually get what you pay for, and this rehab is no different,” wrote alum S.M.H. “If, however, you’re looking for comfort, integrity, healing, recovery, help, and half a chance to get it right then this place is not for you.” R.T. added: “This program does not deliver as promised. It looks nice with a good website. There are no movie nights, weekend shoppoing, etc. There is hardly any Bible study, no AA.”
The facility responded to these complaints, writing: “We have made many positive changes to our program. These changes include but are not limited to: a more consistent and structured schedule, wider variety of classes and groups, and increased enforcement of rules/guidelines.”
On Yelp, two alumni gave five-star ratings. Alum Nicole wrote: “The staff and volunteers treat the clients like family with love and kindness.” Kylee echoed praise for staff, adding: “Providence saved my life. They helped me get my daughter back, my family back, and most importantly they helped me find God. The staff here will fight for you and help you with whatever you need.” 
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Two loved ones responding to a Best-rehabs.com poll gave four- and five-star reviews for treatment effectiveness, meals and cleanliness, experienced staff, and treatment for co-occurring disorders. Family member Shane wrote: “Great support and very friendly. they did a great job helping my close relative.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
Three staff members gave varying feedback to Best-rehabs.com. One reviewer noted the low cost of the facility but felt that staff were not well-trained. “A good mix of classes that represent the Christian values/practices and secular recovery information…” the anonymous employee wrote. Another staffer, who previously attended the facility, wrote: “I believe Providence saved my life.”
Our staff here at Providence Women’s Recovery are dedicated to meeting the individual needs of our clients. We pride ourselves in providing quality care along with Christian living.
Treatment at the women’s center costs $4,900 for 90 days. No financial assistance or insurance is accepted. The facility supports addiction treatment through charitable donations and profits made through its thrift stores.