HopeQuest Ministry Group Inc. - The Trek Program in Woodstock, GA

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(3.7 of 5)
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PO Box 2699
Woodstock GA 30188

HopeQuest Ministry Group Inc. - The Trek Program Philosophy

If you are searching for a comprehensive and fully-integrated addiction treatment program that is both Christ-centered and clinically effective, Then our Trek program is a rehabilitation center that’s uniquely qualified to meet your needs. Trek is a 12-week residential program treating a variety of drug abuse, alcohol abuse and sexual addictions. Our professionally-licensed staff are both devoted Christians who feel called to help those struggling with addiction and clinicians trained in the treatment of addiction. Our comprehensive curriculum at our rehabilitation center addresses the whole person and focuses on understanding the issues underlying the addiction, as well as developing healthy coping strategies and authentic relationships.

If you have struggled to maintain sobriety or need a long-term program to give you the best possible chance of success in recovery, the Trek program is designed with you in mind.

Areas of Specialization

  • Client & Family Support Groups
    Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.

  • Individualized Treatment
    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Facility Highlights

12-week treatment program at our rehabilitation center for substance or sexual addiction

CSAT certified therapists (Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist)

Masters-level, professionally-licensed and experienced counseling team

Meet the Staff

Roy Blankenship, MAMFT, LAPC, CAADC, BCCC

Chief Executive Officer. Chairman

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Roy is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Christian Counselor, EMDRIA trained Clinician, Certified Clinical Sexual Addiction Specialist and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Troy Haas, M Div

Executive Director - M.Div

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Troy Haas, MDiv, currently serves as the Executive Director of the HopeQuest Ministry Group and has almost 30 years of ministry experience, including six years as an IMB missionary in Kenya and 15 years as Director of Restoration Ministries at First Baptist Church of Woodstock. Troy earned his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Bachelor of Arts degree from East Texas Baptist Universit

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HOPEQUEST - THE TREK PROGRAM

Tucked away in the dense forests of Woodstock, Ga., 30 miles north of Atlanta, HopeQuest is a Christian ministry group that provides treatment services for adults struggling with chemical dependency, co-occurring mental health disorders, and sexual addiction. The organization’s TREK program, which stands for Transforming, Restoring, Establishing Kingdom Life, is a 12-week gender-specific residential program designed for adult men and women. Detoxification services are not available on-site, but clients with co-occurring disorders are accepted.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Upon admission, clients undergo a comprehensive assessment and evaluation to identify the severity of addiction and individual client needs. During the residential program, clients participate in psycho-educational lectures and process groups, as well as receive individual counseling on a weekly basis. Educational and process groups address a range of mental health issues, including PTSD, depression, and anxiety disorders, to promote a successful recovery. Recovery techniques taught include coping techniques and spiritual maturity. TREK provides gender-specific programming to also address issues common among men and women struggling with addiction. Sexual addiction groups are also held daily.

As a Christ-centered program, clients also participate in faith-based activities, such as spiritual groups, pastoral counseling sessions, Bible studies, and worship services. The program incorporates a “family workshop experience" during treatment, which involves family counseling and education.

Once a client completes the residential program, TREK provides a continuing care program. Transitional homes for men and women are also available. Although treatment is Christian-oriented, clients do not have to be Christian to enroll in treatment.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The Trek Program is licensed by the State of Georgia. The facility’s treatment team includes master's level licensed professional counselors (LPC), a clinical psychologist, a campus pastor, a licensed social worker, recovery technicians, clinical therapists, licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), certified alcohol and drug counselors (CADC), and certified sexual addiction therapist. According to the facility’s website, the TREK program boasts a staff-to-client ratio of 1:3.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Clients live in a home-like, country farmhouse-styled residences surrounded by 18 acres of wooded countryside. Comprised of a separate men’s and women’s house, the campus accommodates 15 men and six women. Wraparound porches encircle the main residence, and surrounding picnic tables provide outdoor seating for rest and reflection. Sleeping quarters are fully furnished and decorated. The campus also features jogging trails and volleyball courts. All clients are expected to perform household chores and help maintain the facility’s common areas.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The six alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing praised most areas of the facility. The two alumni polled in 15 specific metrics rated HopeQuest highest in cleanliness and connectivity/visitor policy (a perfect five stars) and lowest in holistic treatment offerings (one gave only two stars and the other declined to rate the category). All six alumni on average rated the program's treatment effectiveness 4.8 out of five stars and its accommodations and amenities and its meals and nutrition both 4.3 stars.

Alumni praised HopeQuest for their **professional staff, particularly for helping alumni *understand root causes of their issues*. Offering perfect five-star ratings for the facility’s individual counseling and staff support, alum Samuel wrote: “It works if you work it! They get to the heart of the matter, not just the behavior.” Another anonymous alum agreed and offered a five-star rating for the facility’s ability to treat co-occurring disorders, writing: “I had questioned for years why I had chosen the behaviors that had dictated my life. After HopeQuest I have the answers…"

Secondary sources supported these positive opinions. On HopeQuest’s Facebook page, which the organization can manage, 46 reviewers offered an average rating of 4.8 out of five stars for the facility, with 44 positive reviews, one mixed, and just one negative.[1] Reviewers tended to cite the facility’s staff and faith-based approach as strengths. Alum Ken wrote in a representative review: “God is working in this ministry. Tried several other centers and nothing worked. The councilors and staff are second to none."

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The sole loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date gave HopeQuest poor ratings of one out of five stars in every category measured. Loved one M.C. felt the program was misleading and did not provide adequate focus on substance abuse issues. They wrote: “I do not recommend.,it isn't explained by anyone on staff, but basically their focus is on sexual addictions; pornography addiction, and other types of sexual issues. You will be told that they treat drug and alcohol addictions, but my experience with a loved one in this area was terrible.”

FINANCING

HopeQuest accepts out-of-network insurance and offers financial assistance to every client. Costs of the treatment programs, transitional living, and continuing care services are not available.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/HopeQuest/reviews/?ref=page_internal

Published on July 2017

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This place was hell. Thier staff is horrible & they treat you like prisoners. We never left the campus but to go to church on Sunday mornings. Nowhere else. Their whole system is based on isolation.. which most everyone knows is the worst thing for an addict. Price for this 90 day hell? $15k. Save your money & go somewhere they may actually be helpful to you!

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I attended the 12-week TREK program for men in 2016. I came here after years of sexual brokenness, adultery, affairs, and acting out. I was living a horrible life. Hopequest helped me do what I could not do for myself - help me understand the ROOT cause of my addiction, helped me address the root causes, and gave me the tools I needed to turn my life around. This program works if you show up ready to work. If you show up expecting the magic to happen just because you go through the motions - don't waste your time on this or ANY rehab. I learned how to be real, honest, and authentic for the first time in my life. I was able to meet men who were broken, just like me, and developed real friendships with other men for the first time in my life. The staff genuinely cares about the clients.....the counselors have your best interests in mind.....and they know what it takes to break the bonds of addiction. *In response to another poster who said that drug/alcohol addicts don't need to waste their time here - some of my best friends from here are guys who have recovered from heroin and alcohol. This program must've not worked for him - but it has worked for plenty of other drug/alcohol addicts. His statement about peers being able to kick them out - it is a complete and utter lie. The TREK program doesn't walk you through the 12 steps per se, but many of the daily and weekly practices and assignments here have components of the 12 steps in them, and anyone who completes TREK will have a tremendous advantage over anyone who is simply attending a 12-step program. If you're broken and ready for true life change and ready to work on yourself - then this is the place for you. It was the hardest, most challenging, and BEST 12 weeks of my life. I am who I am today because of the people at Hopequest.

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My experience was that I found healing and hope in the darkest time of my life.

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a once, sometimes twice life changing experience. this is an amazing, encouraging, loving, and experienced group of professionals that u will thank the rest of your life. Work the program, don't fight it. Put your pride, arrogance and self pity away. Love u guys.

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My journey to healing and sobriety began at HopeQuest nearly 2 years ago. After 20+ years living in addiction, I searched many places before deciding upon the TREK program. The staff is well equipped and qualified. Without their approach to finding freedom from the cycle of addiction, it's very possible I wouldn't be free today. I'm forever grateful for TREK and for God's hand in their mission. I witnessed a revealing of His hand not only in my life, but the lives of many other men in TREK who struggled with alcohol, drugs and sexual addiction. I would highly recommend HopeQuest to anyone still trapped in the cycle!

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I do not recommend.,it isn't explained by anyone on staff, but basically their focus is on sexual addictions; pornography additction, and other types of sexual issues. You will be told that they treat drug and alcohol addictions, but my experience with a loved one in this area was terrible. They will take lots of your money that must be paid in advance, and then discharge your loved one about half way through the program if they don't meet what they term "peer review" tests. This is not explained up front, nor do they refund any money when this happens. They call you and tell you that your loved one is being discharged and must be picked up the same day. They do not really give you any other options except to call some other places and try to make arrangements yourself. They do not provide a 12 step program (aa or na) while your loved one is in the program. Do some research before sending anyone there for drug or alcohol problems. Many places do a far better job, at a price that is far more reasonable ( like 30 percent of Hope quest charge). I can't speak to their success rate for sexual addictions, but I do no know that I would never recommend them to anyone I know for any type of treatment. This is probably the first review I have ever written about anything, but my experience was a negative 50 on a scale of 1 to 10.

Official Facility Response

HopeQuest focuses on drug, alcohol, sexual, and other process addictions. Our client ratio for clients primary stated reason for entry to the Trek residential program is approximately 55% drug/alcohol and 45% sexual addiction. Every client that enters the Trek program receives some form of financial assistance, whether that is through a clients insurance, or solicited support on behalf of our clients by our Development staff. NO CLIENT bares the full out of pocket cost that is required. As with any residential recovery environment, there are client expectations that are given up front regarding safety and group interaction. Because HopeQuest is a place that desires to demonstrate grace to clients, there are processes in place that give both time and space for clients in the program to navigate personal challenges. Our seasoned clinical team goes to great lengths on behalf of our clients to assist them in these challenges. When clients choose not to be a part of the process and threaten the safety (physically, emotionally, mentally) of the group census as a whole and hinder or threaten the progress of other clients, the clinical team addresses the issue(s). Only in an extreme case, would a client be discharged, and only after extensive efforts have been made. Success of clients is based on cooperation and willingness of the client to participate in and yield to the process. HopeQuest is passionate about helping individuals and families impacted by addiction experience freedom, hope, and life through Christ centered - Clinically effective care. We remain excited and hopeful for those who come here.

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I had questioned for years why I had chosen the behaviors that had dictated my life. After HopeQuest I have the answers and I am now able to deal with my past and former struggles have been resolved. A downfall was the connectivity between the counselor and client.

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It works if you work it! They get to the heart of the matter, not just the behavior.

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