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“In most cases, the conversion of a 95-year-old structure into a working treatment center would pose daunting challenges. Yet, the majestic site of The Abbey in Bettendorf, Iowa, its original design as a monastery for an order of cloistered nuns, and its subsequent renovation into a luxury hotel proved the perfect foundations for establishing a unique treatment center environment….
Since its opening in the fall of 2008, The
Abbey generally has housed about 10 to 12 adults at a time in its
coed facility, for a typical length of stay of 45 days. The Abbey
has drawn its clientele mainly from the
“When we opened our doors at The Abbey last autumn, I felt an inexplicably divine sense that my work for the prior 17 years had been leading up to this moment. As I reflect on that transformational moment, I realize that my 17 years of unintentional preparation for opening an addiction treatment center were dwarfed by the nearly century-long wait our facility experienced….
Although I never had an inkling that I would
ever start an addiction treatment center, I have taken to the field
like a duck to water. Like my colleagues, I appreciate the
tremendous reward associated with helping clients to win back their
lives. Having now jumped in with both feet, I wonder why it took me
so long to get started….”