St. Gregory Retreat Centers

3.6 (50 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
5875 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
8332289589 Visit Website CLAIM/EDIT THIS LISTING

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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Brian

I feel very pleased and like a totally new person

Stephanie

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

James

Awesome

Amanda

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

Jill

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!!

C.P.

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.

Kristi

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

Frank

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...

Flin

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...

TM

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...

Annette

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 ...

PAUL

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...

AKC

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...

BE

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!

C

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...

SS

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...

Karol

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...

Shannon

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...

Annette

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.

Roxanne

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.

Anonymous

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.

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!