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Welcome to The Abbey   Welcome to the Road to Recovery 
“Sitting on a bluff, overlooking the Mississippi River, The Abbey is a beacon of hope for those seeking a warm, elegant, and spiritual environment to engage in holistic therapy.”
Joseph L. Lemon, Jr., J.D., M.B.A.

The Abbey is one of the nation’s most premier Recovery centers, providing residential, in-patient treatment to adult men and women.  As a former Carmelite monastery and an AAA-rated Four Diamond luxury hotel, The Abbey is ideally situated to treat our clients with the utmost serenity, care, and respect.

The Abbey is a Center of Excellence in the field of addiction treatment, with partnerships with leaders in research and academia, as well as the finest addiction therapists and practitioners. We work with a variety of experts and leading research institutions such as the University of Iowa and the University of Georgia.

We have been fortunate to treat people from all walks of life, including  teachers, farmers, factory workers, hospital staff -- and even homemakers and retired folks.

We hope you enjoy this virtual tour of The Abbey and our Program.  Please do not hesitate to contact us, if we can assist you or a loved one on the Road to Recovery.   

Our Mission  

Simply put, our goal is to be the finest and most comprehensive residential treatment center in the Midwest.  With our exquisite facility and dedicated staff, we aspire to meet the highest possible standard of care, rivaling the quality of service provided by any premier residential treatment center in the country.

Our Philosophy

We acknowledge what a tremendous task entering Recovery can be that’s why we’re here to help. 

We believe that warmth and comfort contribute to effective and lasting Recovery.

We treat the whole client mind, body, and spirit through a combination of traditional Recovery modalities and a variety of holistic therapies that contribute not only to Recovery, but to overall health!


What is a “Premier” Treatment Center?

A "premier" treatment center is one with exceptionally high standards for its facility, its staff, and its programming.  Although we accept Health Insurance (such as Blue Cross Blue Shield (Wellmark)) and have very reasonable fees, we have the highest quality of programming, as you will see by reviewing this website.

We are flattered to be compared with other excellent facilities such as Hazelden, Sierra Tucson, Cirque Lodge, and Rosecrance, among others.  Why do we provide links to these other facilities?  Because our job is to help people in need find the right treatment option for them -- even if that's not The Abbey.  Please contact us today, so that we can help place you in the best program to meet your needs.




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Abbey staff and clients enjoy a Springtime gathering
A sense of serenity permeates The Abbey and its Courtyard & Grounds

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