Penfield Christian Homes Philosophy
Penfield Christian Homes offers a successful recovery program to reclaim the lives of adult men and women suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol. For over thirty years we have successfully helped over 600 people per year find freedom from addiction and re-claim health, family and productivity. The ministry of Penfield is rooted in the belief that recovery from the addictive use of alcohol and drugs can be achieved through science based recovery and spiritual renewal.
Areas of Specialization
The program at Penfield is a six week cyclical program teaching Science Based Recovery as well as Relapse Prevention from a Christian perspective.
Life Skills Development
Other issues such as the importance of personal hygiene, timeliness and a good work ethic will also be addressed.
Meet the Staff
Bryant Miller CAC II,MAC, ICCDP-D,BCCC Program Director
Bryant earned his Masters in 1988 at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and has been active in the field of addiction since 1989. He came to Penfield as Program Director in April 1995. He has state and national credentials as an addiction counselor and as a Board Certified Christian Counselor. Bryant is active in the alcohol and drug abuse organizations in Georgia and received several awards for his service. He has also served as a Georgia Baptist Pastor.
Bill King, D.Min, CAC II, CCS, MAC Campus Director, Main Campus
Bill has a B.S. degree from The University of Tennessee and a M. Div. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Erskine Theological Seminary with emphasis on addiction studies. Bill has state and national credentials as an addiction counselor (CAC II, MAC, CCS). He has been working in the field of addiction for the past nine years at Penfield. Bill is also the pastor of The River of Life church in Eatonton, GA.
Rehabs.com Reviews Contributor
Located just north of Greensborough, Georgia, the South Campus of Penfield Christian Homes provides inpatient substance abuse treatment for adult men. A residential facility for women, the Heart Campus, is located nearby. Treatment is rooted in a combination of Christian faith and science-based recovery. The facility is not medically staffed and does not offer detoxification services.
The daily routine at Penfield is highly structured and rigorous. Patients attend individual and group therapy sessions, bible study classes, devotional services, AA and NA meetings, addiction education courses, relapse prevention workshops, family counseling, and spiritual guidance meetings, if necessary. The facility accommodates about 50 men at a time, and each patient shares a room. Room inspections must be passed on a daily basis, and all patients are assigned chores. When time allows, recreational activities such as basketball, volleyball, ping pong, and softball are offered.
Most reviews of Penfield are positive. One former patient named Ryan took issue with the food, reporting to Rehabs.com that “the patients take turns working in the kitchen and cooking the meals. We once had the same chili for five meals in a row. Also, the portion size was sometimes lacking leaving you still hungry when going to bed.”
All other reviews were positive. P.S. told Rehabs.com that Penfield “isn't luxurious like most rehabs, but I would recommend it.” An anonymous alum wrote to Rehabs.com to say it’s a “good place to learn how to stay clean.” Another anonymous reviewer told CiteHealth.com, “This is a fabulous Christian program with great results as long as the patient is willing to continue to work the program daily.” And an anonymous loved one reported to Rehabs.com that the facility “seemed to really help my friend get clean.”
the food needed to be better. the patients take turns working in the kitchen and cooking the meals. we once had the same chili for 5 meals in a row.. Also, the portion size was sometimes lacking leaving you still hungry when going to bed.
Sorry Ryan had a bad experience. Obviously the other reviews had a great experience.
It saved my life. Main campus. Nothing fancy, but for those looking to get clean, discover a real relationship with God, and exit with the tools necessary to stay clean and sober, you will not find a better place. The counselors are gifted and caring. The program is focused and deliberate. Spiritual, Jesus centered foundation. Deep bonds develop between those in the community. Met and exceeded anything I could have hoped for. Just for today, I sit clean and sober with real hope for a lifetime.