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​​​Addicted women find hope and healing

at Bethesda Recovery



At Bethesda Recovery women find the transforming power of Jesus Christ as the source of lifestyle change.  We encourage realistic goals, boundary formation, examination of feelings, establishment of a new future based on internal and external changes. 

Bethesda Recovery is a nonprofit ministry that helps women break the power of addiction and substance abuse through the discovery and pursuit of wholeness—physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Founded in 1994, the organization changed it's name in 2014 from Bethesda House of Mercy Inc. to Bethesda Recovery to serve the recovery community in all aspects. 

The structured housing program is unique in that it offers opportunities for the residents to participate in volunteerism and learning to serve others.  The women take part in a food bank ministry, a donation ministry and a gift shop/thrift store ministry.  Addicted women and women with alcoholism are busy with life changes at Bethesda Recovery.

The daily activities include getting up at 6:30, an exercise program of walking or other activities, daily devotions, groups and classes until 3 p.m., followed by chores and homework. 

The summertime activities include an above ground pool, grilling out and playing corn hole.

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At Bethesda Recovery women find the transforming power of Jesus Christ as the source of lifestyle change.  We encourage realistic goals, boundary formation, examination of feelings, establishment of a new future based on internal and external changes. 

  

Bethesda  Recovery Center

Bethesda  Recovery Center helps women break the power of addiction and substance abuse through the discovery and pursuit of wholeness—physically, emotionally, and spiritually—through Jesus Christ. 

In the years since its founding in 1996, Bethesda has helped hundreds of women find lasting freedom from addiction. 


 

Do the next right thing

Just as addiction results from a series of harmful self-defeating choices, addiction recovery results from a series of life-giving choices. That’s why we encourage women to do the next right thing. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s easy, it’s not.  But it’s possible… and in recovery, hope is essential.

So, to every woman who struggles with addiction and whose life is out of control, we say, “Do the next right thing.” There is hope and there’s help, and we invite you to take a step toward the personal restoration available at Bethesda Recovery,


  

Bethesda House: Why Faith Matters

Bethesda  teaches its clients the disciplines, skills, and behaviors necessary to live a life of sobriety, freedom, and personal growth. But here’s the key difference between the Bethesda  and other centers. Bethesda shows women how a personal relationship with Jesus Christ can fuel every aspect of their recovery process, and a victorious life in general. This is why biblical teaching is at the heart of Bethesda’s recovery materials, workbooks, and Frankly, if addicts could save themselves they would. But sheer willpower can only take you so far on the journey to recover. In fact, here’s what Jesus said in John 15:5, “Without me you can do nothing.” This is true for each of us—and it’s especially applicable to addicts. But with Christ, all things are possible!



Faith Matters

Ministry

The 12 step programs admit spirituality is essential in the recovery of addiction.  At Bethesda we go one step further and boldly say that faith in the One True God is essential for total transformation.  We believe in the power of the resurrected Christ as the source of healing and regeneration.  It is belief in the death of Jesus for our sins that leads us to a new life in this world and throughout eternity. 




Daily Schedule

6:30 A.M.  Rise and Shine

7:00 Walking program

8:30 Breakfast

9:00 Devotions

10:00 Class

11:00 Class

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Gates Recovery Meeting

2:00-4:30 Study or Creative Activities

4:30-5:30 free time 

5:30 Dinner

6:30 or 7 p.m.  Group


  

Program Activities

 

Bethesda offers a variety of program features designed to address the “mind, body, and spirit” needs of recovering addicts.
 

Typical activities include:

 

▪ Addiction counseling

▪ Support groups and individual
 counseling

▪ Daily devotionals 

▪ Journaling and workbook study

▪ Christian discipline development 

▪ Relationship coaching 

▪ Recreational therapy

▪ Nutritional guidance

▪ Counseling on depression and
 related addictions

▪ Aftercare and maintenance
 instruction

▪ Therapeutic outings

▪ Daily meal preparation 

▪ Clients are also encouraged
 to volunteer in the ongoing
 outreach ministries of parent
 organization, Bethesda House
 of Mercy Our Beloved Church. 


  

Family Recovery 

Everyone in a family is impacted by a person’s addiction. Family Recovery Groups are designed to help families develop new ways of relating, communicating and managing conflict, among other challenges. These skills assist the recovering addict maintain sobriety.

Topics include: 

· Addiction and family recovery

· Positive communication skills

· Developing healthy family behaviors

· The dangers of enabling

· Relapse prevention

· Rebuilding the family

· Anger and conflict management


Families are encouraged to participate in their local area's support groups for families of people in recovery.  

Each family receives an information packet from Bethesda to assist with educational needs about recovery.

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Home is Where This Story Starts

Home Style

 Home-Style Treatment. Bethesda House is literally the home of the executive director. We take women out of the dysfunction of their current environments and provide a safe, home-style environment for treatment. Many women find this preferable to a clinical environment, and it’s proven very effective.  

Small Groups

   

Small-Group Environment. Bethesda is committed to going after “the one” who is lost in addiction rather than after the many. This means we generally do not treat more than six women at any given time. This approach accentuates personal attention and increases the likelihood of individual personal recovery.  


Sin/Disease Concept

 Sin Disease vs. Syndromes. While recognizing diagnosable syndromes, Bethesda encourages women to understand sin disease as a reality of their condition 

Sin is defined as missing the mark.  Nobody wakes up one morning and decides to be a person who needs recovery.  Choices which just don't quite make the mark lead them to this end. 

Daily Activities

Meal Time

The recovery program is build about a family style of life. One of the most enjoyable parts of the day is meal time.  It is a table of delicious food prepared by the residents or staff surrounded by staff and residents laughing and sharing the day's events. 


Walking is the Best Exercise

The ladies have an opportunity to build physical stamina with the three days of scheduled walking.  It is also a great time to mediate on their new future.

Changing a Lifestyle Takes Study

The women are given new material to study and implement into their daily routines.  Classes and groups are offered to support a completely new way of living.

Bishop Ray Willis Talks With Pastor Cathy

This  video gives a brief description of Bethesda Recovery.  Things are always changing at Bethesda.  Our name was once Bethesda House but several years ago we changed our name to better emphasis the work the Lord does here.

Women's Recovery Program Contact Us

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Bethesda Recovery, Inc.

1010 Mary St, Waycross, GA 31503, US

(912) 283-8580

Hours

Mon

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tue

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wed

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thu

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fri

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed