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Admission Criteria

Be Stronger Than Your Strongest Excuse

The decision to begin alcohol and/or drug rehab recovery takes a great deal of strength and courage. We honor your courage.  Alcoholism and drug addiction are progressive diseases and unless the user stops completely the disease will worsen over time. The intensity of this progression varies considerably from individual to individual. Shining Light Ministries is a twelve month faith based residential program. We offers a pathway to recovery and freedom for women whose lives have been adversely affected by Alcohol and Drug Addictions and low self-worth. We incorporates an array of treatment modalities which includes (but no restricted to) individual and group therapy, NA and AA Twelve Steps process of principle-based living, Bible study and Christian fellowship and guidance.

  • Minimum 18 years of age or older
  • Primary substance abuse or chemical dependency diagnosis defined by DSM IV
  • Must not be an immediate threat to self or others (i.e., no suicidal/homicidal ideations/plans)
  • Co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses are mild to moderate (e.g. Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorder) and/or stable on medications
  • Be responsible for taking own medications as prescribed
  • Demonstrate an ability for self-care and to function independently
  • Demonstrate the ability to refrain from use of mood-altering and illicit drugs
  • Demonstrate the ability to avoid participating in high-risk behaviors
  • Have a need for structure, support, and supervision
  • Be medically stable and substance free for a minimum of 48-72 hours, and does not require detoxification or 24-hour doctor/nurse monitoring
  • No communicable diseases that would endanger the community (e.g. TB)
  • Demonstrate cognitive ability to understand and complete assignments
  • Financially able to pay for recovery with financial assistance or payment plan
  • Must have the following test: HIV, HEP-C, TB

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