Our Drug & Alcohol Recovery Program

Abstinence-Based Recovery

Abstinence-based recovery is the complete abstinence from all mind and mood altering drugs. The 12-Step program, which was started over 85 years ago by Dr. Bob, Bill W., and Sister Ignatia, has helped millions of people not only get sober, but also learn how to cope with everyday ups and downs by living free of mind-altering substances and practicing a daily program of action. Since 2003, GraceWay has provided a spiritual solution to the disease of addiction by adhering to a true 12-Step program. 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 achieve lifelong, sustainable, and complete recovery.

Our program was created out of a deep passion to provide authentic, abstinentence-based long-term recovery support services. We understand that recovery is a process, and it is our goal to provide each woman with a safe recovery community while also equipping her with the tools needed to live a rewarding life in recovery.

What Sets GraceWay Apart from Other Treatment Programs?

Addiction is a disease that affects the mind, body, and spirit, and when left untreated, is a progressive illness and can be fatal.

But, there is hope, and recovery is possible for anyone.

Our program is deeply rooted in the 12-Steps, which have consistently proven to be a solid foundation for lasting recovery. Our program is more than simply reading about the 12-Step philosophy. Residents are immersed in a personal and authentic experience with the Steps themselves because they learn how to live by the principles that the Steps provide. These principles consist of honesty, integrity, discipline, hope, service, brotherly love, perseverance, etc. GraceWay is set apart from other treatment providers because we place a passionate emphasis on the 12-Step practice, while also incorporating individual counseling, daily groups, 30 day recovery plans, life skills, and a job readiness program.

The 12-Steps are designed to be practiced, studied, and lived daily, and not simply just read. For over 19 years, GraceWay has remained true to this methodology because evidence proves that engagement in the 12-Step spiritual program of action leads to lasting, long-term sobriety.

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 works towards healthy change. Our team will provide the support, counseling, and accountability necessary to help you reach your goals.


Services Offered:

Individual Recovery Support

The heart of GraceWay Recovery Residence is the 12-step methodology of Alcoholics Anonymous. We help 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 team has developed an in-depth 90 day curriculum, as well as our own 12-Step workbook and worksheets. You will be walked through the 12-Steps and their principles in a way that is engaging and immersive that motivates and empowers you to stay sober.

Your counselor will work with you to determine what your individual needs are and then develop a comprehensive recovery support plan tailored to those needs that is continuously updated every 30 days.

Weekly Individuals Sessions

You will meet with your counselor individually each week. 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.


Groups are held 4 different times daily Monday through Friday. This totals up to 20 hours a week of group time. These groups are overseen by a trained peer support specialist or counselor, and provide an opportunity for you to process your experiences, struggles, and challenges. Groups consist of process groups, educational groups, 12-Step groups, creative and art therapy, experiential groups, spiritual groups, and cognitive behavioral groups.

Nutrition and Exercise

You will be provided 3 healthy meals each day and will also help to prepare and cook these meals for your community. Each morning an allotted time is scheduled on campus 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

Our team provides one-on-one support to help you develop necessary life skills. GraceWay is a homelike environment and you will have daily responsibilities just as any household would, which include chores, cooking,  and maintaining a schedule.

The 12-Steps are a spiritual program of action, not a religious one. You will learn how to connect with a Higher Power of your own understanding. Many people struggle with the concept of God or Higher Power before they come to GraceWay, and you need not be a religious person to find fulfillment in 12-Step recovery.

Our carefully crafted program will guide you to learn how to operate by spiritual principles such as honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness. Our entire curriculum promotes each person to engage in spiritual disciplines that are essential components of 12-Step recovery. The end result is substance-free living during the recovery process, and sets the foundation for a solid program of recovery upon discharge.

Relapse Prevention

You will learn your patterns involving past relapses and also how to cope with relapse triggers. You will gain new tools in the form of 12-Steps to help navigate the world sober. Our team 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. When the time is deemed appropriate, residents may begin training at The Bread House, which opened in 2009. The Bread House is a health-conscious bakery and farm to table restaurant with a specialty coffee and juice bar that helps support GraceWay and keep program fees affordable. This training will begin after the first 30 days and consist of a few volunteer hours each week and does not constitute employment. If residents choose to transition into The Way sober living after 90 days then they can apply for employment at The Bread House. The Bread House specializes in freshly-milled whole wheat breads and baked goods and they exist to provide training to GraceWay residents in their wholesome and temptation free environment. There are many different areas for job training including a kitchen, lunch service, coffee and juice bar, bakery retail store, event space, and wholesale baking. This enables residents to not only learn job training skills, but also provides them with an opportunity to have a purpose again.

24/7 Staff Support

With a combined total of 51 years of sobriety, the staff at GraceWay Recovery Residence are 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.

Family Program

GraceWay encourages continued family involvement throughout the recovery experience. We will provide communication to court and legal services if needed and keep families up to date on their loved ones progress. Each family member is required to attend at least 6 Al-Anon meetings to learn how to be a part of the solution moving forward. We provide family support and education on enabling behaviors, the disease of addiction, and work with families and their loved one to help restore a healthy relationship. Click here for more information on our family program.


You will be provided transportation support via staff for the purposes of medical appointments, group outings, employment (if not working at The Bread House) and gym activities.

Your stay is individualized and re-evaluated every 30 days, and is determined by your need and degree of participation in the group.

Program Fees

GraceWay is able to keep its all-inclusive program affordable because of loyal donors, fundraisers, and community support. GraceWay is a private facility and does not accept insurance.

Treatment is an investment, and  there are options available to help make it more financially manageable. Our financial department works tirelessly to make your investment as manageable as possible. This can be in the form of flexible payment options or using a treatment lending firm. It’s important to keep in mind that the cost of not receiving treatment can be much greater in the long run, both in terms of personal well-being and financial costs. If you have any further questions about making treatment financially manageable, please call us. The first step in our admissions process if a free assessment that is done over the phone.

One-time Admission Fee: $500 Click Here

A one-time admission fee of $500 is added to the first month’s program fee as payment for the intake process.

Intake Assessment:

  • 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

Program Fee: $5,000 (monthly for the first 90 days) Click Here

What’s included?

The cost of monthly tuition is $5,000 each month for the first 90 days. This includes daily 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.

Personal Monies: $200 (monthly) Click Here

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.

GraceWay is a level 2 & 3 recovery residence through the National Alliance for Recovery Residences.


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.

(229) 446-7800 (Admissions Line)
(229) 446-4550 (Administrative)
(229) 344-7405 (Text Us)

GraceWay Recovery Residence
412 West Tift Avenue
Albany, GA  31701

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416 West Tift Avenue
Albany, GA  31701

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