Our Story

Serenity Recovery Centers began as “Serenity House” in 1971 when a group of recovering alcoholics founded a safe haven for alcoholics seeking treatment. In the 50 years since our inception, our initial commitment has never waivered to offer counseling, education and advocacy to all individuals and families in our community who are struggling with addiction — regardless of their ability to pay.

Serenity Today

Serenity Recover Centers has evolved into a professional 501(c)(3) nonprofit alcohol and drug addiction and co-occurring disorders treatment center. Serenity began in a one two-story building in the heart of Midtown Memphis, specifically, the Memphis Medical District. This facility provided a residential treatment program for men. The next addition was a second facility that provided residential services for women. In April of 2000, Serenity bought the historic Lowenstein House on North Waldran just north of Poplar. A major expansion project of both facilities and programs took place beginning in 2000 and continues to this day. Serenity now has a campus of four buildings serving both men and women with a complete array of addiction and recovery services.

Our Philosophy

Our comprehensive system of recovery services is based on the following beliefs:
The spirit and principles of the 12-Step recovery philosophy permeate every aspect of life at Serenity Recovery Centers. We work to remove barriers that may prevent acceptance of those principles. This is accomplished in a warm, peer-oriented environment, guided by experianced, compassionate, professional staff. All counselors at Serenity Recover Centers are Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (LADAC) and Masters level counselors.
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History of Success

With more than 15,000 alumni, Serenity is one of the most trusted names in helping clients become productive individuals once again by providing successful treatment regardless of a client’s ability to pay. Whether you are seeking treatment for the first time — or have relapsed – Serenity Recovery Centers boasts a high rate of recovery. Serenity’s counselors do not merely treat symptoms; they look deeper into underlying issues behind lifelong patterns of self-destructive behaviors. The core of our program is Recovery Dynamics which is a step-by-step plan of the proven successful program contained in the textbook of “Alcoholics Anonymous.”