Not too long ago a survey was done in regards to the cost per day of 37 different drug and alcohol rehab facilities. The study has found that the average cost per day is $667 for a 28-30 day stay. This daily average has risen almost 5.5% from 2010 and continues to increase annually. The average alcohol rehab cost can vary anywhere from a few hundred to thousands of dollars per day depending on the type of facility. A traditional state level rehab semi-private bedroom such as Hazelden averages $1000 per day or $28,000 per cycle. A luxury rehab such as those popularly found in Malibu California can total anywhere from; $3-6,000 per day and $100k per 28 day cycle. U-Turn for Christ costs $1,000 for two months, thats $16.50 a day.
Typical residential programs, even Christian programs, are set up with daily meetings usually related to or completely focused on the 12 step AA model, food that must be purchased and very little if any Bible study. This is why we call U-Turn for Christ a ‘Ministry of Restoration’, because we believe the Biblical model of restoration is really the only way to be delivered from the grip of addiction in a life and restore a life to the Lord. The ministry is set up to give men the opportunity to serve others in the community as a way of finding restoration in their lives. We have found this service is not only a blessing to those whom we serve but it really puts the individual who is seeking restoration in the frame of mind of humble servant, not an entitled boss. Before long those who were such a threat to themselves, their families and society in general become a blessing to the very same.
Most faith-based programs will have church available to the enrollees once a week on Sunday and possibly a mid-week Bible Study. We are also blessed with being taught by a different teacher in our church service every night. We have pastors come from all over Texas to speak and pray with the men who have committed themselves to allowing Jesus to turn their lives around. This teaching is critical to the enrollees growth and development as they are becoming men who turn from their negative behaviors and are ready to serve the Lord, no matter what that looks like.
Our goal at U-Turn for Christ is restoration. With that everything else becomes new. When those in the ministry submit themselves to the Lord, they lose the desire to numb themselves with drugs or alcohol. They stop the dark behaviors like isolation, secret-keeping, and conducting their lives as if no one else matters. Someone who finds and holds firmly to freedom in Jesus Christ is never the same again, which is exactly why the U-Turn model of Restoration has been so effective for the past 25 years. The men and women who graduate from this ministry after Phase 1 and 2 are thoroughly prepared with the tools to continue a deep relationship with Jesus Christ if they choose to. Most do and, not only do their lives get better but their families and loved ones lives improve as well.