Since 2003, GraceWay has provided a spiritual solution to the disease of addiction by adhering to a holistic 12-step evidence based approach. We’ve worked with countless women who’ve tried to find sobriety by taking other pathways, only to end up utterly defeated time and time again. At GraceWay, our team is dedicated to helping women heal.
Our program was created out of a deep passion to provide authentic, abstinent-based long-term recovery support services. We understand that recovery is a process, and it is our goal to provide you or your loved one with a safe recovery community while also equipping you and your loved one with the tools needed to live a rewarding life in recovery.
We know that recovery is a process, full of ups and downs, and at GraceWay it is our goal to help you learn how to live sober one day at a time. We expect you to be willing to do things differently and change maladaptive behaviors that lead to self-sabotage. Our team will work with you daily to provide the support and accountability necessary to meet you halfway on your journey.
Your stay is individualized and re-evaluated every 30 days, and is determined by your need and degree of participation in the group.
Individual Recovery Support
The heart of GraceWay Recovery Residence is the 12-step methodology of Alcoholics Anonymous. We accept women who have substance use disorder, as well as other process addictions such as disordered eating (bingeing, purging, restriction, exercise bulimia), gambling, self-harm, co-dependency, and cognitive-behavioral disorders. Our counselors will work with you to determine what your needs are, and then develop a comprehensive individual recovery support plan which will be updated every 30 days during Phase I. This recovery plan will outline goals to work towards and is tailored specifically to you to address personal struggles, while also monitoring your progress on achievement of those goals and objectives.
Weekly Individuals Sessions
Although we have an open door policy 24 hours a day, you will also meet with your counselor individually on a weekly basis. During this session your counselor will work with you to assess your current situation, help you define your personal goals, and target areas for improvement. You will receive one-on-one counseling in relapse prevention strategies, healthy coping skills, the 12-steps, codependency, anger management, healthy communication styles, employment preparation and social skills to promote healthy sober living. You will be supported in creating an effective relapse prevention plan and in understanding triggers that may increase relapse risks, as well as in overcoming any barriers that may inhibit your recovery process. You will be assisted in acquiring the necessary life-skills to become productive members of your family, work environment, and communities.
Peer Support Groups
During Phase I you will receive 4 groups daily. This totals up to 28 hours a week of group time. These groups are overseen by a trained peer support specialist or counselor and provide an opportunity to talk with one another about your experiences, struggles, and challenges. Groups will include 12-Step meetings, educational groups on the disease of addiction, relapse prevention, and process groups. You will learn about ways you have self-sabotaged, your disruptive patterns, healthy coping skills, anger management, processing shame and guilt, enabling behaviors, fear and anxiety, self-limiting belief systems and core values, self-defeating behaviors, relapse triggers, PAWS, and many other topics that will help you in your recovery and living sober.
Nutrition and Exercise
You will be provided 3 healthy meals each day and will also prepare and cook these meals for the community. Each morning you will have an allotted time scheduled for exercise. We also have memberships at 2 local gyms and use those memberships for different classes such as Yoga, Zumba, Tabata, etc. You will receive a minimum of 4 to 5 hours of scheduled physical activity each week.
Life Skills Development
The staff provides one-on-one support to help you develop necessary life skills to equip you with what is needed to succeed in day-to-day life. GraceWay is a homelike setting and you will have daily responsibilities just as any household would, which includes chores, cooking, caring for the GraceWay dog-Tucker, maintaining a schedule, and learning how to communicate effectively. The end result is substance-free living during the recovery process.
You will learn your patterns involving past relapses and you will also learn new ways to cope with relapse triggers. You will gain new tools to help navigate the world sober. These tools are what you will put into action to avoid relapse. We will work with you in group settings, as well as one-on-one to help you develop and maintain this toolkit.
Job Readiness Training
We differentiate ourselves by providing a job readiness training program with our partner, The Bread House & Granary. All residents begin employment at The Bread House when they reach the employment phase. Debbie Mazur, our Founder bought The Bread House in 2009 and it is a healthy-conscious bakery and farm to table restaurant with a specialty coffee and juice bar that supports GraceWay. The Bread House specializes in freshly-milled whole wheat breads and baked goods and they exist to employ GraceWay residents in their wholesome and temptation free environment. There are many different areas for employment at The Bread House including a kitchen, lunch service, coffee and juice bar, bakery retail store, an event space, and wholesale baking. This enables our residents to not only learn job training skills, but also provides them with an opportunity to have a purpose again, with the end goal being for our residents to become financially responsible and independent.
24/7 Staff Support
With a combined total of 51 years of sobriety, the staff at GraceWay Recovery Residence is here to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. We are dedicated to helping you learn how to live sober and reach your goals.
GraceWay encourages continued family involvement throughout the recovery experience. We will provide communication to court and legal services and keep families up to date on their loved ones progress. Each family member is required to attend at least 6 AlAnon meetings to learn how to be part of the solution moving forward. We provide family education on enabling behaviors, the disease of addiction, and work with families and their loved one to help restore a healthy relationship.
You will be provided transportation support via staff for the purposes of medical appointments, group outings, and any other activity that supports your recovery.
Random Drug Screens
GraceWay is a level 2 & 3 recovery residence through the National Alliance for Recovery Residences.
GraceWay is able to keep its all-inclusive program affordable because of loyal donors, fundraisers, and community support.
A one-time admission fee of $500 is added to the first month’s program fee as payment for the intake process.
- Intake Coordination (sending acceptance/admission letters, collaboration with mandating/supervising parties/family)
- Orientation to Program (review of intake documents, policies and procedures, group scheduling, etc.)
- Full Panel, In-House Tested Drug/Alcohol Screening
- Initial Bio-Psycho-Social Assessment
- Initial Personalized Recovery Plan
The cost of monthly tuition is $5,000 each month for the first 4 months. This includes daily peer groups (total of 4 each day), in house 12-step meetings, staffing 24/7, weekly individual counseling, morning and evening mediation, life skills, spiritual guidance, family coaching, job training, recreational activities, all food costs, personal items including shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, bar soap, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrush, face cleanser, razors, laundry detergent, linens and towels, feminine products, paper, notebooks, pens, art supplies, AA and NA books, and a lifetime access of ongoing support from the GraceWay team.
While we attempt to make the fee fairly encompassing, nicotine products and other personal care items (for example, contact solution) are not included in the monthly program fee. We recommend for families to initially provide $200 monthly to their loved ones personal money account for the above reasons.
For more information about a price schedule, please contact GraceWay.
Have any questions?
Please call our 24-hour admissions helpline anytime, or complete the confidential form to have one of our admission counselors contact you. If you prefer to text, please text us at the number below. Someone is available to help 24/7.
GRACEWAY RECOVERY RESIDENCE:
412 West Tift Avenue
Albany, GA 31701
THE WAY SOBER LIVING APARTMENTS:
416 West Tift Avenue
Albany, GA 31701