Our Graduate’s Testimonials
My name is Jason and I was a client of the Sobriety Home staff for three months in 2004. The care and treatment I received from the clinical staff was outstanding. I found the members of the clinical staff to be knowledgeable, courteous and caring. I found the wide range of treatment styles available to be particularly helpful to me in my recovery. Furthermore, I was treated with kindness. compassion and respect by the entire clinical staff during a very difficult time of my life. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with them and consider the therapy I received there to be the bedrock of my recovery today.
Jason, age 35
It took a lot for me to first admit that I had a problem and second to do something about it. When I arrived I had a warm welcome from Catherine and knew that the staff was there to help. I found that the group discussions were helpful in finding a way for me to be happy without drugs. When you go to rehab for one month it's not a lot of time. If I hadn't gone I probably would be right back where I came from. I stay in touch with the staff as they help me stay on track.
Heather, age 23
I had used drugs since the age of 13. When I arrived at the Center I had just overdosed on Oxycontin. I nearly died in the hospital and spent three days in intensive care and another four days in a unit. I arrived straight from the hospital. During this time even though I did not want to be there the staff made me feel comfortable and really tried hard to get through to me. I had planned to stay a maximum of one month but felt my attitude begin to improve and I had hope. I think this had a great deal to do with the staff since I had a real bad attitude and was negative 90% of the time. They never gave up trying to get through to me and they did because I stayed another month. I started to feel better and better. The staff helped me come up with an exit plan. We found a sober house I could go to after treatment. The staff were like a family and all worked together. You could always talk to them.
Tom, age 19
In addition to being an addict and a client I am a certified drug counselor in the United States . I was seeing a therapist twice a week and a psychiatrist twice a month. I needed more help and decided on residential treatment.
The staff were all amazing people. Having worked together for a number of years, the staff knew all their strengths and how their particular areas of expertise complimented each other.
I spent three months there and I felt cared for and was developing a camaraderie with the other clients, something that was a huge deal for me because I had issues with feeling secure and having been pretty much isolated, by choice, for the past 4 years.
T in New York , age 28
My daughter was a client of Catherine's and her outstanding team of addiction treatment professionals. The key word here is "professional". My husband and I attend family of addicts support groups in the US and we have heard many horror stories about treatment facilities. Our experience was very positive. My daughter has been sober for almost a year. These people are compassionate, knowledgeable, informative, highly ethical and always maintain the highest degree of professionalism in dealing with their clients and the entire family.
Mother of Rena B.
My stay at Sobriety Home started out detoxing. I was very sick for the first week so I hated the place. Then as time goes by my attitude changed. I changed the name from Rehab to Retreat, when I did that I really started to like it here. The counsellors were wonderful. They are into body mind and spirit and had a counsellor for each. Portia was great physically always full of energy and wanting to do things. Luis was into the workshops and the mental part of addiction while Kathleen has a great spirit about her - all these combined for a great Retreat. Food was excellent (fattened up, not so good). Gym was wonderful (didn’t use as much as I should have). Catherine and her staff of psychotherapists Karen, Laurie and nurse Nana, as well as all office and cooking staff, are all great people and I got the feeling they really cared about me!!! Hope I never see them again at Sobriety Home but would love to see any of them on my journey outside Sobriety Home. Also thanks to Bob for the trip to the Pow-Wow and little Laurie for being our taxi and all the others especially Julie for her amazing yoga.
See ya all & thank-you.