St. Gregory Retreat Centers

3.6 (50 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
5875 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
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Paying for Treatment

  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

St. Gregory Retreat Centers offer gender-specific, evidence-based substance abuse rehabilitation through residential and outpatient programs. Treatment options are “empowerment-based” rather than shackled to the 12-Steps, and aim to address the underlying biological, psychological, social and spiritual causes of addiction. Treatment at St. Gregory includes detoxification, cognitive behavior therapy, chemical imbalance repair, life skills coaching and aftercare.

St. Gregory Retreat Centers Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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I feel very pleased and like a totally new person


The treatment is individualized to meet the needs of our guests.




This is a great place to work. I feel that we truly change peoples lives for the better!


My overall experience has been and continues to be, one of empowerment, honorable service work and true life meaning as a CADC with St. Gregory Retreat Center!!


We offer the unique approach of CBT Cognitive Therapy. We focus on healing our guests Emotional, Spiritual and Physical self. A wonderful proven, faith based program.


Great facility, loved the non 12 step approach, not great aftercare but a great program


My loved one had a very effective experience at St. Gregory Retreat Center. Without the caring staff and amazing accommodations that St. Gregory had to offer, they may not have had such a positive rec...


I feel that the treatment that I received while at St. Gregory was more than I could have hoped for. My lifestyle has completely changed for the better and I am grateful for my time spent at St. Grego...


This place is outrageous! It is a complete joke. My husband was here for 7 weeks. Once I dropped him off I never saw him again. I was not allowed to visit. They provided no information other than...


I thought it was wonderful. It helped me so much. The food was excellent. The outings were fun. There was a sense of family there. Really helped me to see what a valuable person I am. It was a lot of ...


Lack of education about the sky high risk of overdose after periods of abstinence, and no information or access to naloxone, the life saving, overdose reversal medication takes the lives of many peopl...


Do not go here!!! My experience was a nightmare from the first phone call with an admissions \"counselor.\" I am not going to go in too specific detail because I do not want any staff to read this a...


I would not recommend this facility for staff however it is a great program. Their human resource department is the worst I have ever been involved with. Save your stress, do not work here!


This program is amazing it is not 12 step based and really gives you the necessary tools to live a better life. The staff was extremely caring and friendly. The food was also good Steak every Thursday...


DO NOT GO HERE! I admitted myself after several phone calls ensuring me that my cost would be 3K to reserve a bed as they only had two left. I checked in on a Friday to find out I was the only one the...


This program genuinely saved my son's life. Beginning with the detox, they focused on rebuilding the body. They took such good care of my son and kept us updated often. During the program they kept hi...


Understaffed medically. No trust in this facility. We were lucky to see doctor on site once a week. Understaffed for nursing support and patient support-not safe nursing practice and not safe for pati...


There have been multiple repeats... I would never ever recommend it to anyone! No protocol. To them you are a dollar sign and nothing more.


While I was a staff member, guests returned to the facility numerous times, the success rate was not very good. ...Staff would not communicate with the guests... They are only in it for the money.


Need to learn patient to nurse ratio, make a policy and follow it. Under staffed.

Areas of Focus
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.

Intensive Outpatient

Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

Residential Treatment

Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

Aftercare Support

Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Medical Detoxification

Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

Alumni Testimonials
  • The good life is not merely a life free from addictions, physical and/or psychological—addictions that usually are the outward manifestations of deeper problems—but a life lived in harmonious balance, free from disorderly attachments and dedicated to the good, the beautiful and the true. But the good, the beautiful and the true can only be realized if one strives to live a good, beautiful and true life, in thought, word, and deed.
Key Staff Members
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    Dr. Jose Angel - Medical Director

    Dr. Jose Angel is a Medical Doctor with certification and specialty in Internal Medicine. As a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Medicine and Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicince, Dr. Angel has a special relationship with Iowa and has cared for patients suffering from dependence and addiction for years.

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    Nick Leerhoff, CADC - Clinical Director

    Meet Nick Leerhoff, Clinical Director for SGRC. He says he is proud to be part of an organization that helps individuals rebuild their core values and overall happiness. “If we can help people get back to what made them whole, it can make families whole, and change communities. We can instill virtues such as Love, Hope, and Faith into society as a whole.” We also congratulate Nick in welcoming a new baby girl into his family life this month!

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    Stefanie Redwine, CADC - Program Director - Mens Facility

    Get to know Stephanie Redwine, Assistant Clinical Director at our men’s retreat center in Bayard, IA. She has been with St. Gregory's for two and a half years. She says what she likes the most about our organization is, “our mission and the different approach that we take to helping people. I also like the freedom to explore spirituality and faith with our guests so they can work toward physical, mental, and spiritual change.” Stephanie wears a lot of hats and we appreciate her diligence and professionalism!