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Have A Safe & Blessed Fourth!

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Fourth of July Hours

The Quinn House and the Quinn House Thrift Store will be closing at 2:00 PM Tuesday July 3, 2018 and will be closed all day on the 4th in honor of Independence Day. The Quinn House and the Thrift Store will resume normal hours on Thursday July 5th. Have a safe and wonderful Fourth of July.

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Notice To Our Loyal Supporters

Many of you are aware that Gene Brinkley, our former director, died recently. While Gene will be missed greatly, our mission will continue. The Quinn House continues to operate as it has in the past. Leadership is in place and we fully intend to meet the needs of the community as we have for the last 30 years. We humbly request that the folks of Gwinnett County continue to support The Quinn House in our God appointed mission which is, helping those in need.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to meeting the needs of the people of Gwinnett County for the next 30 years.

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Canned Vegetables-Fruit Needed

If any individuals or organizations are looking for ways to help The Quinn House, we can offer a suggestion. We are in the beginning of the yearly summer canned vegetables and fruit drought. If any Individuals, families, or your organization would like to donate canned goods or arrange a canned food drive for your neighbor’s benefit it would be very helpful. As always, we are thankful for the communities support in our mission of helping those in need.

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The Quinn House Difference

I recently had a discussion with one of our past guests. We talked about how his life had turned around since he left the Quinn House and the role we had played in his new found success. I was quite taken by the excitement in his voice, as he explained the difference in his new attitude.  He stated that he had received more than just a second chance.  

 He had been through treatment before, believing that was enough, but now he realized the need to focus and implement the principles he had learned. He said that this time he truly understands what recovery is all about.  He has changed the way he thinks, feels and responds to  things and has put his life's priorities in order.  “Life” he said, “is Difficult, but Life is Good”

Read more: The Quinn House Difference

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Our Recovery Program

Instead of a more traditional program that treats addiction as a disease, we adhere to the belief that addiction is a choice-based disorder.  In other words, if you continually make the same choices, they eventually become part of your automatic or habitual behavior. The key word here is choice. Webster defines “choice” as the act of selecting; the power of choosing or that you have options. We can’t deny that alcohol and drugs affect the mind, body, and spirit.  Once addicted you must address all three. 

Read more: Our Recovery Program