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WISE IS...


A long-term women's residential facility and therapeutic community. Our residents work together and with our staff of Licensed Professional Counselors and Certified Addiction Counselors to make meaningful, positive life changes to help free them from the bondage of addiction.

WHO DO I CONTACT...



Lorri Strickland, Director

912-601-7280

WHERE IS WISE...


The residence is located in the Historical District of Metter, Georgia, central to CR/NA/AA meetings, work, and shopping. Due to the quiet, historical backdrop of its location, WISE provides a safe and convenient environment to recover from addiction and other debilitating disorders without the distraction from negative influences. Metter may be best known as the home of "The Sower", Michael Guido, who has delivered short evangelical PSAs on late-night television nationwide for decades. Dr. Guido's messages were filmed at Guido Gardens, which houses a public botanical garden and a school of ministry. Guido died at the age of 94 on February 22, 2009. His messages were aired on TV stations in the Georgia and South Carolina region.

WOMEN IN SEARCH of EMPOWERMENT

 About......

A residential community where addictive behaviors are addressed with counseling and support to bring about positive changes. The program is in a long-term residential facility where residents attend daily outside Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotic Anonymous Meetings, Traditional and Psycho-education Groups, and Community Meetings. Wise uses a solution based approach to life problems in areas of work, school, and family as well as influencing interpersonal relationships through positive peer support inside and outside the residence. The utilization of the 12 steps of AA and NA are the basis for the recovery process. In addition, each resident has Individual Counseling once a week with their assigned Certified Addiction Counselor. Residents have a structured, safe environment to attend to their needs as they relate to their addiction.

 

WISE has created a cost effective way to provide continued care for clients who successfully complete detoxification where they can immediately begin the process of regaining their dignity and self-worth in a safe residential community. Family interaction in the process is welcomed and utilized to create the best outcome possible. Although it is not required, family members are encouraged to get involved in the process to promote healing and gain awareness and understanding about the disease of addiction so as to better equip each resident with a positive support system upon graduating from the program. Finally, WISE believes that a positive leisure lifestyle promotes healthy living by reducing stress and promoting a balanced approach to living without the use of chemicals. We include group outings and recreational opportunities for the residents to promote positive leisure behavior without the use of chemicals.

 

The WISE Place