Saint Gregory Retreat Center - Females

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Saint Gregory Retreat Center - Females offers an entirely new way to recover from addictions to drugs or alcohol. Their unique approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Neurotransmitter therapy, Neurocognitive therapy, and Health & Wellness programs, all with the goal of helping you rediscover your purpose in life. Saint Gregory Retreat Center - Females is located in Adair, Iowa.

Saint Gregory Retreat Center - Females Focus:

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person's mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

What does Saint Gregory Retreat Center - Females offer?

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

Treatment Types:

Non 12-Step

Non-12-step programs promote a non-religious approach to rehab, and avoid calling addiction a disease (as traditional 12-step programs do). Instead, non-12-step programs emphasize scientific evidence when it comes to both treatment and recovery, and adapt to new addiction research as it comes out. Non-12-step programs stress the importance of self-reliance and empowerment (rather than dependence on a higher power, as in traditional 12-step programs). Non-12-step programs also tend to focus on co-occurring mental illnesses, if present. Addiction can make a mental health issue worse, and vice versa, so it's important to address both.

SMART Recovery

SMART (Self-Management & Recovery Training) is a method addiction recovery, often seen as an “alternative” to 12-step programs. It emphasizes 4 core areas: Building Motivation, Coping with Urges, Problem Solving, and Lifestyle Balance. The SMART approach views substance use as a dysfunctional habit (not a disease), emphasizes the latest scientific research on addiction, and believes each individual finds his/her own path to recovery. Notably, relapses are seen as a normal part of the change cycle and good learning experiences if handled properly. SMART can be put to use anywhere (any rehab facility or group).

Religion used during treatment

Religion used during treatment means a specific religion is used as the basis for care and treatment at a specific rehab facility or support group. Whether that faith is Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, or another religion, it is the central guiding principle behind the care. Counselors, support materials (like books or workbooks), and peers use that faith to support patients in finding their way to recovery. Surrendering to a higher power can be a relief to many patients, and religion can help those in recovery realize they're worthy or love and forgiveness. Connecting with their religion can provide patients a strong foundation for addiction recovery, and inspire comfort, support, and guidance in a deep, meaningful way.

Holistic Treatment

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Their holistic approach incorporates custom nutrition and exercise programs, behavioral adjustment, activities for growth, and community support that continues after your stay. They offer a warm, caring environment that encourages their guests to develop unique methods to take control of their choices and leave their addictions behind.

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. St. Gregory Retreat Centers’ health assessment includes a full medical history, physical , and blood screening. This assessment provides the initial information used to create a personalized nutrition and physical activity regime for each guest.

Aftercare Support

Their rehab program doesn’t end when you check out, they also provide support and a game plan for when you leave. A personal recovery coach will be assigned to help you to develop long-term goals, and your coach will be available to help you accomplish those goals. This resource has proven invaluable in helping graduates of St. Gregory Retreat Centers to maintain the motivation and resilience necessary for a life free from substance abuse.

Therapies Offered:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavior therapy—consistently shown to be the most effective therapeutic method for treatment of substance abuse—shows you how to change your responses to these deeply rooted thought processes. At St. Gregory’s Retreat Centers, you’ll learn to better understand stress and anxiety, and you’ll become equipped to handle difficult emotional situations without the use of drugs or alcohol.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional talk therapy by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Nutrition Therapy

Amino acids are the precursors the body uses to produce neurotransmitters such as dopamine, GABA, enkaphalins, norepinephrine, and serotonin. While most programs use medications to mask the problems associated with neurotransmitter dysfunction, the St. Gregory Retreat Center actually works with you to repair and restore the way these chemicals are naturally supposed to function. This program also introduces essential minerals and nutrients to the system, giving the body a rapid boost toward restored health.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is a way of getting nicotine into the bloodstream without smoking. It uses products that supply low doses of nicotine to help people stop smoking. The goal of therapy is to cut down on cravings for nicotine and ease the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.

Saint Gregory Retreat Center - Females Highlights:

St. Gregory Retreat Centers do not believe that an individual is powerless and addicted forever. (Research does not support this idea either.) They are an empowerment-based recovery program that focuses not just on “how to not drink or drug,” but on what factors are driving those behaviors and dependencies in the first place and how to change them. They believe that people can change their lives for the better and that the term “addiction” is a better definition of where you are stuck than who you are. Their mission is to empower people to transform their lives through faith, hope, and compassion.
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Business Center available
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  • Monthly Fee: $13,250.00
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Cash, Credit or Debit card accepted


  • Facility for Adults and Young Adults
  • Beds Available: 28
  • Treatment for Women
  • Smoking permitted in designated areas
  • Hearing impaired friendly facility