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Woodstock, GA – The unprecedented times in our community and our country means that there are many people struggling. “People that have been running away from addictions, depression, loneliness, and other personal battles for some time need help now, more than ever,” says John Tanner, 2020 HopeQuest Vision Campaign Chairman. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, “SAMHSA expects the current national crisis of COVID-19 to contribute to an increase in the number of Americans grappling with those disorders: People throughout the nation will struggle with increases in depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief.” These conditions typically lead to an escalation in addictions.

With more people in need, HopeQuest, an organization located on 18 acres in Woodstock, Georgia, 30 miles north of Atlanta, has a mission to help individuals and families impacted by addiction to discover God’s plans for freedom and hope. In the fall of 2019, HopeQuest leaders initiated a renovation and increased the number of beds. “We felt we had God’s blessing do so, and now we see why we were setting up for it, as well as going through the process of CARF accreditation,” adds Tanner. CARF accreditation is a quality care process to offer the best in patient care, safety and services to foster recovery through a vigorous process of meeting international standards of quality and an external review. HopeQuest recently received the highest 3-year accreditation for its residential program (RTC), intensive out-patient program (IOP), and Out-Patient Counseling Program (OP) from CARF.

“We are committed to clinical excellence and following best practices in addiction treatment. We want those seeking faith-based treatment to be confident that they are also getting the clinical treatment that measures up to CARF standards for the best services,” says Troy Haas, CEO, CADC II, CSAT, for HopeQuest Ministry Group, a 501c3 organization.

HopeQuest is a truly unique program for Christians seeking help with addictions. It features a homelike feel with amenities such as a recreation area, walking trails, and outdoor living, with a recently remodeled residence with a clinic, space for programs and an administration space.

With all of the therapists at a master’s level and above licensed clinicians, with industry certifications such as CSAT (Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist), EMDR, and CADC, it exceeds minimum qualifications for staff. The 12-week program, instead of an industry standard of 30 days, allows HopeQuest to focus on root causes during treatment. For more information, go to https://hopequestgroup.org, or call 678-391-5950.

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