Miracle Hill Overcomers for Men has a Christian curriculum that also implements the 12-step model. The program has four phases, including spiritual foundations, inner healing, building healthy relationships and life planning. The program lasts 27 weeks, offering group and individual counseling, Bible study, devotional services, classroom instruction and seminars.
ABOUT MIRACLE HILL MINISTRIES – OVERCOMER’S CENTER
Miracle Hill Ministries, a Christian nonprofit organization based in Greenville, S.C., provides a variety of services that address concerns including poverty, hunger, and behavioral health problems. Among its offerings is Overcomer’s Center, a faith-based, residential treatment center for men struggling with substance abuse. The program is long-term and does not include detoxification support.
Those seeking help should note that Overcomer’s Center may not be a safe place for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. The center’s handbook lists “cross dressing” among its disqualifying offenses and states that it does not employ the “specialized counselors” required to treat “guests who are transgendered or who are in the transgender process.”
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
All clients must have completed detox before beginning Overcomer’s Center’s application process. Once accepted, clients begin a 30-day pre-program, a trial period during which residents gain privileges, fulfill programmatic requirements, and ultimately decide if they wish to “become an Overcomer.”
Following the pre-program, clients spend the next 27 weeks working through a highly structured curriculum founded in 12-step principles. The program is comprised of four phases that focus on spiritual foundations, inner healing, building healthy relationships, and life planning. Participants engage in a mix of individual counseling, group counseling, educational workshops, bible study, and devotional services.
Program graduates are strongly encouraged to reside at one of the center’s eight transitional housing facilities for a period six months. All transitional housing residents attend weekly support groups and meet with a mentor on a regular basis.
According to its handbook, the center does not employ any medical personnel. The staff includes counselors, though it is not clear if any hold official credentials or qualifications.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Accommodations are straightforward, and sleeping quarters are shared. According to the center’s handbook, bunks must be “ready for inspection” by 6:55 a.m. every morning. Clients are also expected to participate in the general upkeep and cleaning of the facility. The facility’s amenities include a Christian library, a heavily monitored computer lab, and a weight room. Visitation is limited and typically reserved for immediate family members. Tobacco use is prohibited.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The few alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com shared varying assessments of their time at Overcomer’s Center. Grayson gave the program’s treatment effectiveness four out of five stars, noting that he had become a volunteer for the organization, and another alum expressed appreciation for the recovery tools provided by the program. Chris also had a positive experience, characterizing the treatment as “AMAZING,” if a “little rough.” “It will help you grow….So many awesome people in there. You will become friends with people like never before….counselors are amazing guys,” he wrote. However, B.A. gave the program’s treatment effectiveness only one star, telling Best-rehabs.com that the facility was a “spiteful place.” He explained that he had questions, but that the staff “do not like you to be questioning them or their program.”
The 10 Google users who submitted reviews of Overcomer’s Center provided an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars.  Reviewers found the program to be “rewarding” but “hard to do.” “It’s not Disney World, you don’t get gold stars & lollipops. You get discipline and structure,” Daniel wrote in his four-star review. Chris, the only one-star reviewer on Google, experienced favoritism among the staff, which he found detrimental to his recovery. “It is a good program if your liked,” he wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com shared similarly mixed reviews. V.M. praised the “excellent program” and highlighted their brother’s recent employment. But an anonymous family member took issue with the staff’s level of training. “There was obviously no qualified addition specialist counseling him as there was no addressing the problems with the family and holding him accountable to past issues,” this reviewer wrote in their one-star review.
According to the center’s handbook, an $85 program fee must be paid upon arrival. Overcomer’s Center partners with external service providers for medical and dental support, for which some insurance plans are accepted.