HopeQuest Ministry Group Inc. - The Trek Program

PO Box 2699, Woodstock, Georgia, 30188

OVERALL REVIEWS

3.6

Avg. score from 11 reviews

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About HopeQuest Ministry Group Inc. - The Trek Program

Philisophy

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.

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

Roy Blankenship, MAMFT, LAPC, CAADC, BCCC

Chief Executive Officer. Chairman

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.

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Troy Haas, M Div

Troy Haas, M Div

Executive Director - M.Div

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, Georgia, 30 miles north of Atlanta, HopeQuest is a Christian ministry group that provides treatment services to adults struggling with chemical dependency, co-occurring mental health disorders, and/or sexual addiction. The organization’s TREK program, which stands for Transforming, Restoring, Establishing Kingdom Life, is a long-term residential program designed for adult men. Lasting 12 weeks, it's one of 54 non-hospital treatment facilities in Georgia (just 17 percent) to offer a residential program longer than 30 days. Detoxification services are not available on-site.

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. Sexual addiction groups are 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 options for continuing care, including an intensive outpatient program (IOP), transitional living, and regular support group meetings. Although treatment is Christian-oriented, clients do not have to be Christian to enroll in treatment.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

According to the facility’s website, the TREK program boasts a staff-to-client ratio of 1:3. The treatment team includes a clinical psychologist, a campus pastor, a licensed social worker, and a certified sexual addiction therapist, along with master's level licensed professional counselors, recovery technicians, clinical therapists, licensed marriage and family therapists, and certified alcohol and drug counselors.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Up to 15 clients at a time live in home-like, farmhouse-styled residences surrounded by 18 acres of wooded countryside. The campus 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 majority of former clients surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing (seven out of nine) gave the TREK program highly positive feedback. They described the treatment as life-changing and transformational, and reported that staff were knowledgeable and compassionate. In a representative review, Rand wrote: "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."

On Google, HopeQuest Ministries as a whole earned an average rating of 3.2 out of five stars based on five reviews[1] Of the four former clients who left commentary, three reported positive experiences, while one warned readers to stay away from the rehab.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Kerri, the sole loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date, gave the TREK program less positive feedback. While she reported that the program was somewhat helpful for her brother, she noted that she was disappointed in the counselor they assigned to him. "He has been struggling since exiting and honestly I'm upset that they didn't change his counselor after I made a request," she wrote. "I think he could've made a lot more progress with one of their other counselors."

FINANCING

According to the facility's website, HopeQuest accepts out-of-network insurance and offers financial assistance to every client.

[1] GoogleReviews

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11 Reviews

3.6/5
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    3.5/5
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    4/5
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    3.4/5
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  • BB
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    I have waited to write this review because I wanted to let things settle and be sure I was thinking clearly about my time at Hopequest. Like anything there are positives and negatives about my experience there. Overall there are several really wonderful, talented and caring people but the program as a whole has so many shortcomings I would not recommend it. Communication “F“ Staff feels no obligation to communicate clearly or accurately before or during your inpatient stay and offers no apology for miscommunication to your or your family throughout. Food “D” Chef is actually a cook didn’t go to culinary school. Food is low-quality pre packaged and frozen meat products very little fresh. Recreation “D” No gym, “volleyball court” is an uneven patch of gravel, “hiking trail” is 1/3 mile loop of which ½ is the gravel driveway. There is a stack of rustly low-quality weights in the group room used for class. Overall the description on their website is flattering/deceiving. Respect of staff: “C-” Several staff members are wonderful and loving, unfortunately several of the people you see the most: are condescending and disrespectful and appear to be that way without consequence. Class time “B-“ 8 Hours per day in a converted garage in some uncomfortable chairs some great instructors some very poor that simply read the notes or PowerPoint. Cleaning bathrooms and the kitchen is signed off on as “a class” Individual Therapy 2 hours per week “A-“ Skilled and caring therapists but you see them too little to make a huge impact and communication when you aren’t with them is poor. Spiritual classes/counseling “A-“ 5 hours class 0-3 hours in person with pastor watching sermons discussion: this was valuable. Overall: C- I would not recommend this place to a friend due to the many problems.
  • Jeff
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    I experienced true life transformation because of the treatment, and am walking in recovery, with the opportunity to help others suffering from addiction.
  • Kerri
    Looking at the testimonies I was really hopeful that my brother would be able to heal and recover through this program. I think it's a great program except that they gave my brother a very young attractive female counselor, which really surprised and disappointed me. Being a Christian program I was surprised they thought that was appropriate or a good idea. I don't think he felt comfortable with her and so I don't think he made much progress with his hurts. He has been struggling since exiting and honestly I'm upset that they didn't change his counselor after I made a request. I think he could've made a lot more progress with one of their other counselors.
  • BCB
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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!
  • CAK
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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.
  • Billy
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    My experience was that I found healing and hope in the darkest time of my life.
  • Rand
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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.
  • Craig
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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!
  • Mc
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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.
  • Anonymous
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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.
  • Samuel
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    It works if you work it! They get to the heart of the matter, not just the behavior.