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Free drug rehab. Salvation Army free alcohol and drug treatment

Updated on December 4, 2008

Free drug rehab at the Salvation Army

With a commitment to providing free drug and alcohol rehab to those that cannot pay, and very low cost drug rehab to those that can, the Salvation Army has been in the business of helping addicts overcome substance abuse problems for decades.

The Salvation Army Adult Recovery Centers (ARC's) are open and available to all in need providing they are sober at the time of admission, are willing to participate in work within the organization, both as therapy and to offset treatment costs, and are willing to participate in an evangelical Christian form of recovery.

What type of therapy is offered in Salvation Army free drug rehabs?

The formal therapeutic programming is generally 12 steps based group sessions, either AA or NA, and participants will be required to attend and participate in these meetings on a daily basis. Additional therapy comes in the form of bible study sessions, where relevant passages of scripture are studied for their message as it pertains to addiction, and also individual religious instruction and therapy.

Participants can also access educational and work related training and may complete high school equivalencies, or even College level classes while in the program.

Work as therapy

A major component of the Salvation Army's drug rehab is that work is considered a necessary participation, both to pay for the costs of the treatment, but also as a form of therapy. Through working in one of the Salvation Army Thrift Stores, driving a truck, or doing other work within the organization, addicts benefit from work as therapy. Through work, recovering addicts gain a sense of responsibility, gain employable skills, and gain social and interaction life-skills. Work is mandatory for continuing participation in the program.

Treatments generally last between 3 and 9 months, and all accommodation, food, clothing, religious educational materials and job training are provided free of charge to participants in the program.

As a side note, the Salvation Army has been heavily criticized for not allowing Gays or Lesbians to work within its organization. The position of the organization is that they cannot hire immoral people, and they consider homosexuality a form of immorality.

Is the Salvation Army drug rehab right for you?

For those in real financial need, the Salvation Army and their long history of assisting people with abuse problems can be a great alternative. To benefit from the therapies you should believe in a Christian God, and you should be willing to fully immerse yourself in the programs and work of the organization.

For those people who do have other options, or who can afford a private period of drug rehab, they may benefit more elsewhere. As a free rehabilitation organization, participants must expect fairly Spartan and shared living quarters, strict rules of conduct and limited therapy beyond religious instruction.

For people who are not Christian, gays or lesbians, or for anyone uncomfortable with evangelical Christianity, the programs are unlikely a good fit.


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      Andy Sowers 3 years ago

      An amazing testimony on a spell caster who brought my wife back to me..

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      jennifer 4 years ago

      HI My Name is Jennifer , I wish to share my testimonies with the general public about what this man called dr ABULU of( has just done for me , this man has just brought back my lost family to me with his great spell, I was married to this man called James we were together for a long time and we loved our self’s but when I was unable to give he a child for 2 years he left me and told me he can’t continue anymore then I was now looking for ways to get he back until a friend of mine told me about this man and gave his contact email then you wont believe this when I contacted this man on my problems he prepared this spell cast and bring my lost husband back and after a month I miss my month and go for a test and the result stated am pregnant am happy today am a mother a baby girl, thank you once again the great ABULU for what you have done for me, if you are out there passing through this same kind of problems you can contact he today on his mail ( or his website, and he will also help you as well.

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      Audrey 4 years ago

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      john 4 years ago

      My mouth is full of testimonies, Am miss PRECIOUS E my husband left the home for two years to south Africa for a tourist, where he meant this prostitute and he was bewitch by the girl my husband refuse to come back home again, i cry day and night looking for who to help me, i read a news paper about a powerful spell caster called Dr odudu and i contacted the spell caster to help me get my lover back to me and he ask me not to worry about it that the gods we fight for me.. he told me by mid-night when all the spirit is at rest he will cast a spell to reunite my lover back to me. and he did in less than 3 days my husband came back to me and started crying that i should for forgive him, i,m so happy for what this spell caster did for me and my husband.. Dr

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      Anderson Freeman 4 years ago


      Listen to the voice of the wise one who inhenrited an ancient remedy from his fore fathers to solve all source of predicament from someone's life.His name is PROPHET BOLIVAR the spell caster,He said to me couple of time that after he cast the spell for me that i shall testify of his goodness.I have a court case for more than 4years which i never thought of winning,within 2 days of the spell casting by PROPHET BOLIVAR,i was told the other week to present my humble self to the court for the last judgement,i did as PROPHET BOLIVAR instructed me to do before living my house to the court,and to my greatest surprise the judge pronounce the judgement in my own favor.I can still remember vividly that he said to me[a saying] that the wisdom of the wise one is the source of happiness,counselor and comforter.Am celebrating now because i won the court case....All thanks belong to PROPHET BOLIVAR the spell caster for doing wonders in my life.Are you in any distress kindly contact him on ODUNGASPELL@GMAIL.COM to eradicate difficulties in your life.He can also cast a spell in all sport ramification and make you have fame around the world.AM Anderson Freeman from UNITED KINGDOM.Thank you.

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      happy 4 years ago

      My mouth is full of testimonies, Am miss PRECIOUS E my husband left the home for two years to south Africa for a tourist, where he meant this prostitute and he was bewitch by the girl my husband refuse to come back home again, i cry day and night looking for who to help me, i read a news paper about a powerful spell caster called Dr odudu and i contacted the spell caster to help me get my lover back to me and he ask me not to worry about it that the gods we fight for me.. he told me by mid-night when all the spirit is at rest he will cast a spell to reunite my lover back to me. and he did in less than 3 days my husband came back to me and started crying that i should for forgive him, i,m so happy for what this spell caster did for me and my husband.. Dr

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      SHARON 4 years ago

      I am Miss Precious from USA, I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank OGBU BABA for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my boyfriend, I required help until i found a grate spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my boyfriend back in two days after the spell has been cast. two days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 3 years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my backbone till the rest of his life with me. OGBU BABA released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I’m writing this testimony right now I’m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my fiancé is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that’s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe.All thanks goes to OGBU BABA for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too.

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      john 4 years ago

      My name is Samson, i leave in the uk, my girlfriend and i have been together for over 2 years now, in the last few weeks i have been having problems with her, I do love this woman a lot and do want to get married to her but at times i did feel a little confused about this and has wondered if she has been true to the relationship...until i found that she was not being true with me..I did later find out that she has been seeing her ex boyfriend I was devastated and did not know what to do, although I still loved her and could not see myself with anyone else, I did not want to lose her and my friends told me that they could help me with this problem, he told me about a spell caster dodospell i decided to give it a trier so I contacted once again to let him know that I did want to get help with this. With the powers that they do have my girlfriend and I did work a lot of things out and she has came back to me and we are now back together and engaged I did get over the fact that she has cheated on me but sometimes we do need to forget the past and move on to a better future and without king son' help I don't think it would have ever worked out if not the great dodospell who brought her back to me i will forever remain good and loyal to this great spell caster, you can contact him on any kind of problems email cell phone +2348158830607

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      Emma 4 years ago

      I was diagnosed with cervical cancer 10 years ago – While i was pregnant! As you could imagine, my pregnancy was stressful and i was ordered to bed rest.I couldn’t get any treatments for the cancer because i was “with child.” After the birth of my healthy son,i had surgery to remove part of my cervis and underwent radiation treatments, which made me extremely ill –So i have to look to the Internet for my last hope ,then i say a testimony about how DR OLOKUN helped nancy from her problem so i cantacted nancy because there are so many scams on the Internet with her email to confirm if it was true which he is a true healer. , thank goodness.I contacted him imidiately for help,so he cast a spell just like a miracle i was healed. I went to see my doctor for confamation guess what my cancer was no more in me he said.All thanks to you the great spell caster and healer for saving my life i am in tears of joy.i advise you out there with any illness or crisis should contact him now.Description;

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      Marcella 4 years ago

      I am deaf and disablility and can not handle my son as alolochic.. he has no job no incomes etc he lost everything wife kids house etc.. he is getting worse he started to steal monies etc for his drinking and I need someone to come down to pick him up stay there for long term please. I can not handle him because he had been abused few times..Please contact me or and 5622194497

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      JULIANNA3 4 years ago

      Thank you thank you DR ABULU for the good work you just did in my life , my name is JULIANNA i was married to my husband for two years and we were living together happily and we both love each other for this two year not until one bad evening when i came back from work late due to scares of transportation and he started queering and he said he does not trust me anymore and he can continue with this marriage anymore and he drove me away from his house unknowingly to him that i was carrying his two month old baby inside me i tried informing he but he won,t listen to me anymore i thought i will never get him back again and i loved him so much and i promise not to rest until am able to get him back to my life so i began to look for a solution and help to get him back this was because i do not want to give birth to a fatherless child so one afternoon as i was browsing on my computer i came across a testimony shared by miss Rachael from UK how she got his ex husband back with the help of Dr abulu of ( so i decided to give him a try and to my best surprise the spell this man cast on my husband work just within two days i contacted him . and today am happily living with my husband and a bouncing baby boy , with all this help rendered to me through this DR ABULU OF ( )i will always thank him forever and testify his goodness in my life for other,s to hear an see , once again thank you DR for bringing back my family ,

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      Rita 4 years ago

      happy at last after a long search my head finally lead me to the path of the greatest spell caster in the world.

      been sad for over 2 yrs when my lover left me for no reason tried picking the pieces of my life but all effort provide abortive until i stumbled upon the contact of the greatest spell caster in the world who with just one spell turned my fortunes around using this testify to thank to him because am not rich like other people who buy gift to say thank you but this is my little way of appreciating what he did for me.

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      if you need any sort of help concerning a lost love or a loved one pls do contact the greatest of them all and the most humble of them all dr igodo and your life will be filled with JOY.....HAPPINESS.....AND SMILES.

      This are his direct contact or Tel:+2348169138446.

      Thank you.



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      MARY 4 years ago

      My life is back!!! After 8 years of marriage, my husband left me and left me with our three kids. I felt like my life was about to end, and was falling apart. I contacted you and after I explained you my problem. In just 24hours, my husband came back to us and show me and my kids much love and apologize for all the pain he have bring to the family. We solved our issues, and we are even happier than before Dr omon you are the best spell caster i really appreciate the love spell you casted for me to get the man back to my life i will keep sharing more testimonies to people about your good work Thank you once again Dr omon at ( you are in any problem you can contact this man for help he is always there in his temple to help you solve your problem Contact Email is Mary

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      rema 4 years ago

      I contacted Dr HOODOO in regards of my lover. who was no longer wanted to associate with me anymore. He was interested in working out of marriage, after begging and pleading with him I realized it was because of another girlfriend, he really was leaving me. My co-worker went threw a similar situation and told me that YOU had helped her. I cant thank you enough, I'm grateful she introduced me to YOU. After discussing the resolution with YOU, your get your lover back spell has done more than what I expected. My lover not only came back to me, but he had also totally left his girlfriend me and now were engaged, we are getting married next month, I don't know what I would have done without YOU,I believe you are my guardian angel. DR HOODOO want to thank you & your gods for all that you've done for me all these years.I'm thankful for all the time & effort you & your gods have put into my case.I am very happy and I will always be grateful sincerely,His email is

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      mary 4 years ago

      is there a facility close to paducah or hopkinsville, ky or even clarksville or nashville tn

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      Sharkey123 4 years ago

      Ok I have been to the Rehab at Salvation Army and personally I believe some centers are better than others. You really need to do your homework and make sure you know what you are getting into.

      If you think this is going to be an easy task ..... think again!!! You will be mandated to work 40 hours a week NO EXCUSES!!! If you miss a day during the week you will be expected to make it up on Saturday. You will be expected to attend church every Sunday NO EXCUSES either!!! They also have a very strict NO FRATINIZING rule !!! For those of you that do not understand what that means is you CAN NOT ASSOCIATE with anyone of the opposite sex while you are in the program. I couldn't even say "hello" or "good morning" w/o getting an infraction. Also if you want to stay there make sure that you do not get hurt in any physical way. God forbid you can not work in there dirty dust/germ filled warehouse and be of use to them. If you are seen to be a non worker you will be tossed to the street and your belongings whether you brought them in with you or they were "given" to you when you enrolled will end up for sale in there thrift store. So make sure when you go there that you have a list of EVERYTHING you own and have a staff member sign it. I often wonder why the staff that run the "charity" are all driving nice new vehicles and live in beautiful houses . Meanwhile they are always claiming to have no funds to help anyone. I could go on and on about this "program" like I stated earlier do your homework and check out what you are getting into 1st hand.

      I truly believe you get what you put into ANY PROGRAM!! If your not serious about changing your life and your behaviors believe me you will be back in another program soon ( if your lucky )

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      angie 4 years ago

      Please can someone send me a contact in the Jo'burg area?

      We have a friend that is an addict he has no income and does not have anywhere to go. We tried to help by giving him a place to stay and food but he started steeling our belongings Please I need help before the end of day

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      robert w thompson 4 years ago

      i need help my drug adittion is going bad

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      miss deborah collins 5 years ago

      i was so lucky to meet this spell caster

      My name is miss Deborah Collins from Houston, Texas never believed in love spells or magic until i met this spell caster once when i went to Africa in June last year on a business summit i meet a man called dr koko is powerful he could help you cast a spells to bring back my love s gone misbehaving lover looking for some one to love you bring back lost money and magic money spell or spell for a good job i m now happy & a living testimony cos the man i had wanted to marry left me 3 weeks before our wedding and my life was upside down cos our relationship has been on for 2 year i really loved him, but his mother was against me and he had no good paying job so when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him at first i was undecided,skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try and in 6 days when i returned to taxes my boyfriend (is now my husband ) he called me by himself and came to me apologizing that everything had been settled with his mom and family and he got a new job interview so we should get married i didn't believe it cos the spell caster only asked for my name and my boyfriends name and all i wanted him to do well we are happily married now and we are expecting our little kid and my husband also got a new job and our lives became much better in case anyone needs the spell caster for some help email address dr kokotemple@gmail com

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      Cruever 5 years ago

      to the person above asking about what to bring/what allowed: Don't bring much clothing, you have very limited space. If the houseman doesn't write up your inventory sheet properly, SA quite possibly may take your own personal property as "their property". Non-alcohol based toiletries are best. Again depending on the person who issues toiletries and clothes and the traditional un-professional approach of same: you may not get a whole heck of lot of soap, razor, shampoo etc or none at all. You are basically going to be given a rough "sink or swim" attitude, a real hard religious sell and virtually no compassion from the staff. It's a ton of meetings (AA, NA, in-house "groups") no medical staff (you will be discharged if you have a "severe", which is open to liberal interpretation, condition). You MUST work in house, 40 hours a week. Very little time for your "personal" needs.

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      Marck 5 years ago

      I'm thankful for these kinds of places because rehab shouldn't just be a luxury of the rich. The offers 90 Day inpatient for women at $3,900, and also $3,900 for the same reason. Its so normal people who can't take a second mortgage on their house or sell a vehicle so their loved one can go to rehab. I hear people tell me all the time that they were given that advice when they call some of these high dollar places. Shame on them. Anyway, got off on a rant...Keep Up The GREAT Work Salvation Army and thanks from the Providence Ministries Staff!

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      Sunny Jane 5 years ago

      how does SA get outside of the licensing and medical requirements

      without medical based treatment?

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      jay9189 5 years ago

      i am planning on checking into a salvation army arc on monday or tuesday. Can anyone tell me what i am allowed to take with me as far as clothing, reading materials (Bible, novels, magazines, etc.,) and toiletries (shampoo, soap, razors, deodorant, etc.) Any help on this would be great. Thank you.

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      teenhelp 5 years ago

      Informative hub. Thanks for sharing this informative post. Drug addiction recovery is a very important step for a healthy living and it is always helpful to choose the best drug rehab. There are many specialized free drug rehabs that are well reputed in providing specialized services and Salvation Army free is one of them.

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      Cruever 5 years ago

      A post above suggests that "religious" rehabs are "better" or "best". AA has been legally defined as a "religious" program because of the "Higher Power" involved. A rehab run by a religion is not necessarily best. SA ARC's are notoriously "unprofessional". From a religious point of view they are fine, in teaching a religious (i.e. Salvationist) point of view on addiction. It is a WORK program, traditionally (again, i.e. Booth) a fine perspective. BUT contemporary/modern medicine has shown a religious program alone is NOT enough. The medical (also emotional/psychiatric) needs must be attended. SA ARC DOES NOT attend to these. You will discharged to a MEDICAL program (or the street/warming center if no shelter available). ALSO, SA ARC is NOT free! Do not be misled. IF you do not have an SA ARC information packet available, demand it! Get photocopies (at their expense if you have no income) of ALL papers you sign in the ARC. If you ahave "outside income" you will be required to pay. If you have PA or SSI and you mis-report, they can go after you legally, thereby damaging your credit, altho debts under P.A. or S.S.I. are in "repose" while you receive those benefits.

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      Cruever 5 years ago

      I found that the SA ARC local to me misrepresented itself to pysch hospitals, prisons, and other institutions. AFTER you get there, and only after you sign papers will you begin to find the truth, but the ARC will blame everybody else on the outside, or play the blame game with everyone else on the inside. If you have a pre-existing medical condition you will find, as did I, that eventually, usually fairly quickly, the SA ARC will "suggest" if you need more than one emergency visit inside of six months, that you are "not working your program". They have even told men outright "you are not working your program" if they change more than one work day for a week day off WITH a pre appoved dr's visit. This is a BUSINESS and a church (some say that is the same thing). There is much gross inefficiency. The "case worker" is not a case worker, just someone in the SA church OR another recovering addict who got bumped up the ranks. If you want to be treated like a second class citizen, or have your faith (I heard believers in Reincarnation and Jehovah's Witnesses belittled by SA ministers) called a cult or worse, then you will be at home at the SA ARC

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      Vincent Peter Rodriguez 5 years ago

      I enjoy reading the stories,I am very grateful to the Salvation Army.Although we have buisness to take care of and they keep avoiding me.

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      steve 5 years ago

      hi, i am in ferndale michigan a

      does anyone know the site for my area? for salvation army

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      Tommy 5 years ago

      Robert, blessings! 2 years ago I wazs sitting in jail in central Canada. I was violent and hooked on Meth. Now I'm an inter at Teen Challenge. look it up The program changed my life.

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      Amor 5 years ago

      To Robert hooked on meth. Go to any place that will take you. If you want help than anywhere will work. Do it soon for you and your family.

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      GreyMoon 5 years ago

      @ Doctrehab

      Where is your proof that Christian based rehabs work best? How does believing in God help an Atheist

      One final point Christian based rehabs are the only ones backed by insurance so hardly a good basis for your ignorant statement. Kinda like shooting fish in a barrel. Let insurance cover all types of rehab then we can see what really works based on the data..

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      ERHLC 5 years ago

      I'm a Holistic Life Coach, and a Professional Homoeopath. I take a slightly different approach to treating addictions of all kinds, by focusing on resolving the emotional issues that are often behind the need to escape. These same issues are behind a recovering addicts relapse in my experience. I'm willing to help ANYONE here who sincerely want so get well, and make a fresh start.


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      paula 5 years ago

      Wow you won't help gays salvation army? That's very ungodly gay or streight their all children of god and only god should judge them I'm a streight women and I believe god loves all his children. These people have a right to gods love but if people like SA turn them away then their not gods helping hand cause god wouldent turn away a hopeful heart in need the bible tells us so much things are to sin but society choose what they want to enforce and its sad cause love comes from god and we cannot choose who we love it just happens and if you cannot accept that regaurdless the gender a person is a person then maybe its you who should find god and truly understand how his love is nonjudgemental its we the people who says god hates gays or lesbians but truly its we the people. Not god.

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      Robert w. 5 years ago

      Hi iam robert no opinuion on anything just need info from somebody thats been enroled in sa rehab center is it good or bab do they love u as christ loved us or do they constantly acuse u as satin does love or hate let me know because iam thinking about enrolement p.s. Iam adicted to crystal meth

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      Brett 5 years ago

      12 step programs harm more people than they have helped.Goggle orange papers & see for urself. The S/A needs to wake up, this is an attrocious treatment for addiction

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      Adam 5 years ago

      1 800 SATRUCK to contact the salvation army and locate a Salvation Army ARC near you. I am from MA where there are a tremendous number of Treatment Centers and Half Way Houses all funded by the state DPH. The Salvation Army is the toughest program I have ever been to, it is strict and you must "volunteer" 40 hours a week. If you miss "volunteering" during your normal hours of work due to a doctors appointment or anything else you must make up those hours on your day off. During the xmas season you will also volunteer an additional 4 hours ringing the bell collecting money at the kettle. at the end of the week they will be kind enough to give you $5 "gratuity" for you "volunteering" and being a good "beneficiary" which is what you will be known as. FYI websters dictionary say the word beneficiary is derived from the word slave :)... Oh yeah and if you become injured weather it is work related or not and are unable to continue "volunteering" in their warehouse you will be discharged from the program! very christian, jesus would certainly be proud of this right? none of the counselors are certified by the state or received schooling to be counselors and HIPA laws are out the window as they will speak with others outside the program w/o releases or consent. If you can accept all that I've said and probably a little more (by the way this is the brockton ma ARC which is (according to other "beneficiaries") one of the better ARCs they have been to (I have only attended that one so can't speak on other centers... This program is a fairly good one for people that can manage to graduate, it gives you a solid footing in recovery and helps you to build a relationship with God... Just be prepared for a tough ride for the next 22 weeks!!! 22 weeks in a tough program... 22 weeks of dealing with the bull shit... 22 weeks to change your life forever... it was worth it to me, but was fucking brutal!

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      Sharon 5 years ago

      I am sincerely seeking help for my drinking, I am going to die if I do not get help. I am looking for a long term residential program, I am in Ohio. I have no money, I am on Medicare and Medicaid. I survived colon cancer, but I fear this will be what kills me. I have lost everything and everybody because of my drinking. If anyone knows of a good program that would take me with my , please contact me at

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      d money 5 years ago

      Im going here but I chew and was wondering if ill be able to here?

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      elizabeth 5 years ago

      I'm homeless and desperately want help I have no moneu how can I get help

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      Mariam martin 5 years ago

      Hi there im looking for a phone number of the salvation army please my email addres is email address might also be of help thank u.

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      Mariam martin 5 years ago

      Hi there as i did read now everything sounds greet but is this place taking any muslims on and if can u send me a contact number please.

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      gift 5 years ago

      i am 18 years old male and i think i am gay.and i don't like to be gay.please help me in south africa.

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      SHIRLEY 6 years ago

      I desparately need help for my son of 26, he has admitted to using a substance and is out of control, and also has asked me to find help for him. I am a single mother who needs to get help for him, please can anyone refer me to a rehab. He is not on a medical aid and is also not employed - I cannot afford to pay high fees but am willing to help as much as possible. Please can someone help me urgently!

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      believe and live 6 years ago

      While there are many wonderful and well-meaning non-Christian based rehabs, I would like to encourage those that do believe in the Lord Jesus Christ (and those that don't) in this way: Anything that is not done through Jesus for recovery will (usually)be a temporary fix. Why not let the One who created you and knows your every thought, every motive, every sin and every good deed, (and loves you completely and unconditionally no matter what you've been involved in, no matter what you're addicted to) - let Him be the One to bring you complete deliverance from your addiction? I know many wonderful psychologists who can offer their expertise, but they have their limits; wonderful doctors, but they have their limits too. Even wonderful ministers, but again, we are all just humans with limitations. Please don't misunderstand, the Holy Spirit has and always will work through us (humans)to help someone in need - but please do understand that even the best program will be imperfect.....Jesus is perfect and His deliverance is perfect. Addiction is a life and death situation. Please choose life and seek a rehab that depends on the Love and Power of Jesus Christ. Addictions are strong and relentless - we have a God who is strong and relentless. I know the prison you must feel like you're in, the slavery to the drug or alcohol. Jesus wants to make you free and keep you free - He's the only one who can. I know of two free Christian rehabs: (1)Salvation Army and (2)Teen Challenge (which is also for adults). You can Google and research these. Please do it today - God wants so much to heal you - if you only knew...

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      metajolost 6 years ago

      Hi does anyone know the webstie for the Salvation Army in Minneapolis?

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      anyatomar 6 years ago

      Nice post. This is good for Salvation Army if addiction treatments are running at free of cost. Salvation Army drug rehab is best opportunities for getting effective treatments at free of cost so that addicts must get the benefit of this advantages.

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      LINDA MICHAEL 6 years ago


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      nomvula 6 years ago

      My bother needs help! Hw d i contact you?

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      Just Me a nobody 6 years ago

      Sad thing is, I have read so many blogs of desperation......... I am one the them..... desperate to help my son, and adult child.......... yet amongst all this desperation, there isn't any leadership. I don't give a damn about gays and lesbians.............. what ever the sexual perversion may be, child rape, what ever......... the salvation army offers help that nobody else will offer!

      Gays and lesbians? get your own help somewhere else! If you don't love, trust and believe in God's word then........ carry on you perve....... carry for me and my family we will continue to to serve the Lord and donate to the salvation army. At least THEY are willing to give back to society that does not cost society a DIME........carry on you perves............ do your thing but leave us normal people alone. We don't want/need your perversion to pollute society............

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      Maurice Cloete 6 years ago

      Need a drug rehab for my son, Neil urgently. Please help or send details to my mailbox,



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      Chris 6 years ago

      I'm a raging alcoholic. I easily drink at minimum a 12 pack a night (which I cut down to from 18 on work nights). On my days off, I'm in the area of 30 beers per day. Two days, back to back. I have 2 children, and I don't want my legacy to be my beer can empire, or have my alcohol abuse impact my kids in such a way that they too become addicted. In short, I tried AA, and that isn't the solution for me. I need to be stripped of an environment where I can waltz into the nearest gas station and purchase my drug. I need to go to a rehab center. Problem is, I'm poor. I live paycheck to paycheck. And my addiction trumps the needs of my family to some degree. Obviously I need help. I've known that for easily 2 yrs now. I simply can't afford the help I need. If anyone here could point me to something potentially in my next to zero budget...well, I could offer something. But as an addict, it's easy to make empty promises. I need this one.

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      david wikstrom 6 years ago

      i always give only to sa but after finding out there attitude to gays, i shall never again give any $ to them.. shame on them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Lucy 6 years ago

      I have a family member that desperatly needs alcohol treatment. The person doesn't have a job nor means to pay for treatment & is about to loose the apartment, so will be homeless at the end of this month. I need to find programs for alcohol in the Newark, NJ area. Whom ever could advise me of a good place please email me at email:

      Thank you

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      Carolyn Moe 6 years ago

      good info.

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      janet aye 6 years ago

      first how long is your treatment? do you have a detox program? i also would like ask about smoking and cell phones are they allowed? what is your rules and etc? what can you have and etc? i don't have no ins. at all

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      cathy sienkiewicz 6 years ago

      I was shocked to see the beliefs of the SA regarding homosexuals. I will never give another dime to the SA.

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      imanidiot1 6 years ago from london

      right im graham and at a brick wall where ive had it and cant see an end to what im doing ,so im thinking that the only way is to keep going and be a junkie ,but i hope that i can find help here ,and im not looking for sympathy just i need help bad and dont care who it is just please need help thanks graham

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      Rqandy Mills 7 years ago

      i am in the salvation army shelter in murfreesboro,tn.i am hoping to go to arc in memphis,tn.can you help me

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      Venus Cow 7 years ago

      For anyone battling addiction may well be just the tonic. There are great short sections on alcohol and drugs.

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      pam 7 years ago

      I really had faith in what I heard regarding the S.A. Had is the key word pertaining to the one in Amarillo Texas... My sister is a total addict to any thing that is not legal. She lived in and off the streets and finally wanted help bad enough that she went there.

      She is Deathly afraid of sleeping on the top bunk of bunk beds and that is where "the computer" put her when she was registered. She went to the "person in charge" and was crying telling her that she was extremely afraid of the top bunk and begged to be moved---she was told that she has to have a Doctors Order/Excuse to be moved to a bottom bunk because that is where she was put at registration...I ask you, "How on earth is she suppose to get one of the above with no Dr.?" Really, now she is back on the streets and will die there because she was afraid to stay!!!

      We finally got her to consent and go to a "Christian Facility" and this is what we got!

      It really re-installs my faith in man kind-----NOT!!!

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      pam 7 years ago

      I really had faith in what I heard regarding the S.A. Had is the key word pertaining o the one in Amarillo Texas... My sister is a total addict to any thing that is not legal. She lived in and off the streets and finally wanted help bad enough that she went there.

      She is Deathly afraid of the sleeping on the top bunk of bunk beds and that is where "the computer" put her when she was registered. She went to the "person in charge" and was crying telling her that she was extremely afraid of the top bunk and begged to be moved---she was told that she has to have a Doctors Order/Excuse to be moved to a bottom bunk because that is where she was put at registration...I ask you, "How on earth is she suppose to get one of the above with no Dr.?" Really, now she is back on the streets and will die there because she was afraid to stay!!!

      We finally got her to consent and go to a "Christian Facility" and this is what we got!

      It really re-installs my faith in man kind-----NOT!!!

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      tara dougherty 7 years ago

      I need help finding drug rehab for my sister, in the New Brunswick Canada, are there any rehabs available in this area that are free or low cost?

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      rafi 7 years ago

      my husband is currently in a detox program in upper delaware. he needs and wants "to the best of his wanting ability" to go thru long term recovery. we are looking into different places, and he is having trouble with possible "confrontations" with others as he does not deal with the unknown as well when he is not using, as is understood because i felt the same way before i ever went anywhere in public. some believe that the arc is the way to go for him.. christian based recovery has been proven to work miracles, and he does believe in God, deeply. But now he is leaning more towards a non christian program that he has heard about in detox from other patients. i dont know, as i never know, what is best for him when it comes to his gut instinct when it comes to "his" recovery. I know how i got thru mine, and we have a lot in common, but our way of thinking is not as in sync as our addictions were. i need help, please, as i am not the best at decision making. "God, please open the doors that we should go thru, and close the ones we shouldn't." advice is much needed, and thankyou.

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      donald 7 years ago

      I am looking for a drug and alcohol rehab for my son, one that you can smoke cigeretts in and wont cost money. can you help me? We live in orange, ca.

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      POor MAN 7 years ago

      poorMan I'm 40+ and i need help have no money or job about to get a devoice and have no place to live i need help VERY VERY BAD i have a crack add. I love my wife but i;m scard that i will hurt her. so please help me someone i will work for my help i just want to be FREE and get my life back on TRACK AND FIND THE LOVE OF MY LIFE AND REMARRIE HE..........

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      jason 7 years ago

      I am a raging drinker and i have no money but i need help. i am going to be in jail or dead please please help

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      Earl S... 7 years ago

      Not to long ago I completed the adult rehabilitation program in san diego ca. If you are looking for a program, the sally is the way to go.. please if you are in trouble and your life is unmanageable, with gods direction and love the people of yhe salvation army can teach you a better way.

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      Joey Carsten 7 years ago

      I need help for two young people aged 20/21 who are addicted to herion. They want rehab, but I cannot afford to pay very much. My e-mail adress is We are from Witbank in Mpumalanga SA. Please can you help me!!!!!

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      frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

      Good hub. Best wishes to author and commentors too.

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      janet 7 years ago

      does anybody know any

      salvation army rehab in sarasota, fla? 28 day program.. thank you so very much!!! janet

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      janet 7 years ago

      does anybody know any

      salvation army rehab in sarasota, fla? 28 day program.. thank you so very much!!! janet

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      pam FROM pASO ROBLES 7 years ago

      My daughter is looking for the Salvation Army rehab. in San Franisco, Ca. for women. THERE IS so many listed, I'm not sure which one it is. She is in jail right now. I need to find a bed for her by tuesday, Feb. 9th. PLEASE HELP!!!!

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      Dragon Mom 7 years ago

      My eldest son, 33 yrs. old, jobless, has been into drug addiction for about 5 yrs. I can't afford the rehab treatment needed for him. Am jobless, no husband to help. I hope anybody out there can help us, before it's too late! My son's becoming wilder!!! PLEASE! Thanks. God bless!

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      Dragon Mom 7 years ago

      My eldest son, 33 yrs. old, jobless, has been into drug addiction for about 5 yrs. I can't afford the rehab treatment needed for him. Am jobless, no husband to help. I hope anybody out there can help us, before it's too late! My son's becoming wilder!!! PLEASE! Thanks. God bless!

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      docrehab 7 years ago from MIAMI, FL

      Well, Christian drug rehab centers are the most successful facilities for drug addiction. And you dont need to be a christian to go there.

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      skye2day 7 years ago

      Thank you for sharing the info. I went to Goggle Search and you were listed #5 under Salvation Army. Way to go.I believe that means he search engines like your content. I write on hub pages as well. There was no mistake I am at your hub now. I am searching for a detox and treatment for my husband. I am in recovery for many years now over 18 yrs.

      My spouse took his first drink after 8 years over three years ago. I am so ready to get off of the roller coaster. I am giving him a choice treatment or I am done.

      The salvation army is an awesome organization. I am so grateful they are Biblically Based. Yes. That is awesome. God is going to heal my hubby I know it. My prayer is going to be answered because God is faithful.

      Welcome to hub pages. I am in your club now. I am honored to meet you. Please check out my hubs. Blessings. I am honored to meet you. I will return soon to update, and to

      read. Hugs

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      Mark Baker 8 years ago

      Between 2005 & 2006, I worked for the Salvation Army as a person of many roles. When I worked in the warehouse,I sorted,tagged,and catergized clothes. I also baled clothes that were to go to other Salvation Army Distrbution Centers

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      Karen 8 years ago

      Does anyone know about the Salvation Army program located in San Francisco? The drug rehab part.

      Thank you.


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      Karen 8 years ago

      My daughter is wanting to get help for her addition but has no health insurance. I heard about the Salvation Army, but I don't know of any local in New Jersey. Please help me to find a place before she changes her mind or it is to late.

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      coyoty 8 years ago

      I think the sa can help me alot.I'v been drinking for 20 years,so i now i need some help.But i hope every one thats on here finds what there looking for.God Bless.

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      joy angel 8 years ago

      my son is in napa co jail in napa calif he needs to find a program in napa or solano co. any sugestions??

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      R Lorraine 8 years ago from WVC, UT

      Wish i had known about this earlier. Now if my ex bf gets out of jail again, instead of going to prison, i know where he can go for help.

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      Cynthia Jones 8 years ago

      My son is in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Ctr. in Fairfax Virginia. I am trying to find a local, court approved facility for him to deal with his addiction to alcohol and marijuana. My son would like to send you a letter to the director of the facility to see if he would be eligible to attend. I would also like the phone number and name of the director. Thank you for your time and God bless.

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      KCC Big Country 8 years ago from Central Texas

      Where does an atheist alcholic go?  AA and the Salvation Army are about "God" and "a higher power".  The person I'm trying to help is an atheist who refuses to sit through any of "that crap" as he calls it.  How do I help him?