When Jalen, Brett, Mark, Eric, Craig, and Victor were accepted into the Recovery program, most will tell you their plan was not to spend an extended period of time under the Guiding Light umbrella.
On Saturday mornings, some of the men of Guiding Light have been traveling down to the YMCA in Downtown Grand Rapids. They are grateful for this opportunity to begin the long process of healing their bodies from years, often decades, of addiction.
Three times a week, men from the Guiding Light Recovery program head over to local 8th Day Gym to attend a group exercise session with The Phoenix.
By the time alcohol had really sunk its claws into Doug, he realized he didn’t want to stop drinking – he wanted to stop being caught drinking. He’d been caught a lot throughout his life – drinking before, during and after work and losing job after job.
One of the unique aspects of the Guiding Light Recovery program is the emphasis we place on the spiritual development of clients. In many similar rehabilitation programs for substance abuse issues, the path to sobriety is often purely about teaching clients how to physically and mentally heal themselves.
Guiding Light Recovery is a professional, holistic and all-encompassing four-month substance abuse treatment program for men struggling with addiction and is offered for no financial cost.
There is a huge community of support that has grown around Guiding Light over the past decade.
Guiding Light, a longtime Grand Rapids non-profit, has hired David Madiol as their new Development and Communications Director.
As community need continues to grow, Guiding Light is preparing to welcome eight men recovering from drug and alcohol addiction to its sober-living community, Iron House.