New Horizon Recovery Center in Lithonia, GA

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(4.2 of 5)
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1753 Stephenson Road
Lithonia GA 30058

New Horizon Recovery Center Philosophy

New Horizon Recovery Center offers young men the opportunity to break free from substance abuse and other life controlling issues through faith-based treatment and activities. Clients learn how modify problem behavior, develop employable job skills, become accountable and take on responsibility — all without the crutch of alcohol or drugs. The facility is dedicated to helping young men turn their lives around and become the productive members of society that God intended them to be.

Areas of Specialization

  • Individual Therapy
    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.

  • Residential Treatment
    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

Facility Highlights

Job Placement Assistance

Individual Counseling

Couples Counseling

Meet the Staff

Tim and Barbara Newbon


Photo of Tim and Barbara Newbon

Since 1988, Tim has been involved with Teen Challenge and is deeply aware of what it is to be addicted to drugs. Addiction destroyed his marriage and landed him in prison. However, he soon became a student with Teen Challenge, and over time learned to apply God’s Word to his life. He found renewed purpose and desired to help others just as he was once helped with his drug addiction. After seven years of being estranged from his wife, God gradually restored his marriage and on December 4th, 2008, they celebrated 26 years of marriage! 360 Guide

Review by Contributors


New Horizon Recovery Center, located in Lithonia, Ga., offers residential treatment to male adults and adolescents struggling with substance abuse. Established in 1997 by a graduate of the Teen Challenge program, the New Horizon Recovery House is part of the Teen Challenge network, a Christian recovery program that has over 100 locations across the United States. The facility is gender-specific, serving young men.


To be admitted, clients must fill out an application on the New Horizon Recovery Center website. The intensive residential program lasts for one year.

The facility’s treatment program teaches ”Biblical solutions to individuals with life-controlling issues”. Throughout treatment, clients receive mentoring and leadership training, job skills and management teaching, and job placement assistance. The program also offers Turning Point classes, individual, and family counseling.

As a Teen Challenge ministry, the program boasts high success rates, with eighty-six percent of program graduates remaining drug free after completing the residential program.


The treatment team at New Horizon Recovery Center is primarily made up of trained graduates of the organization’s residential program. The founder is a licensed minister, pastoral counselor, and teacher.


New Horizon Recovery Center is located in a two-story farmhouse just east of Atlanta, Ga. There is currently no further information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, one friend or family member of a client gave the facility four out of five stars for accommodations and amenities, meals and nutrition, and cleanliness.


To date, has received no reviews from alumni of New Horizon Recovery Center. However, on the facility’s Facebook page, which it can manage, there is an overall rating of 4.8 out of five stars based on 23 total reviews.[1] Reviewers spoke highly of the spiritual aspect of the program. Representative reviewer B.B., who gave five stars, wrote; “Thanks to Jesus and Teen Challenge GA Int I have been set free.” Reviewer C.O. echoed those comments and wrote: “I highly recommend this program to anyone who is serious about changing their life.”


At the time of this writing there has been one friend or family member of a client polled by The reviewer gave New Horizon Recovery Center high ratings in a number of categories, and indicated that they would strongly recommend the program to others. The anonymous loved one gave the facility four out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. The loved one lauded the spiritual studies of the program: “They use Faith to help people not only stop drug abuse, but also make their entire lives better.”

While the reviewer gave high ratings to the staff's level of training and experience, they noted that the facility, "seemed like they did not have enough staff."


There is currently no information provided by New Horizon Recovery Center regarding its costs. Clients are encouraged to contact the facility directly for additional information regarding the cost of treatment.


Published on December 2017

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Every one was very kind and loving and truly cares about the people who needed help. Some times it seemed like they did not have enough staff. They use Faith to help people not only stop drug abuse, but also make their entire lives better


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This facility is the real deal. It is focused on changing lives through the power of Jesus Christ. I personally have experience with this facility in Stone Mountain Georgia. It has been and truly is an answer to prayer. The staff at this facility are truly 100% committed the Jesus Christ and to the students going through this program.


Run down facility with a focus on work production not treatment. ...This is a Christian based program with very little teachings about God and treatment. My son did walk away from the facility with a better sense of responsibility, he learned that through developing a better work ethic, but he was no further along in his addiction recovery. I did end up ultimately filing an international complaint against this particular Teen Challenge facility. Please know though that I believe in the philosophy of Teen Challenge when run properly. It is my belief that the Dublin, GA facility was an rare instance and that most facilities are more about treatment/ healing than work production. With many centers throughout the nation in operation, finding an effective one shouldn't be that hard. My advice, interview them extensively, ask a lot about their daily schedule, their recreation options, work expectations and any other pertinent information. Good Luck to you and yours.

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