Alcohol had completely taken over my life- I did nothing without first considering how it would affect my ability to drink. As one could imagine, my life was going nowhere. I was plagued by emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual maladies that seemed endless. Santé helped me halt this downward spiral before it was too late. I’m leaving Santé a happy, determined, and confident person. Instead of fearing the future, I am now embracing it.
I came to Santé because of my drug addiction. My initial goal was quite simple; show me how to not use drugs. Little did I know that the scope of treatment would include peeling off the layers of deceit, lies, image management, and shame that would lead not only to honestly facing my sex addiction but also to challenging me in often painful ways to look at everything I once believed to be true about myself and my relationships. Getting off of drugs is easy compared to getting over one’s self. I have come to an acceptance of my past and myself that I never anticipated because I never knew it was possible. My journey of self-discovery at Santé has been the most worthwhile time I have ever spent on me. As I leave these grounds, I have a sense of self and a sense of hope that allows me to live today with serenity. I have learned to trust the process and God even when I don’t understand and when the outcome is uncertain. I have found courage to face my fears.
I am grateful to Santé for helping me to learn about myself, for embracing all sides of me, and eliminating my toxic shame. Thank you!
Thank you, Santé, for saving my life and helping me find a better life. I came here helpless, hopeless, and beaten down. I leave here confident, revitalized and hopeful and with many tools and people to help me. I will forever look back on my time here at Santé with gratitude and love. Miracles do happen on this hill; I received one and I have witnessed many others. I believe Santé is the facility of choice for physicians and other healing professionals, especially for those with sexual addictions. May God continue to bless Santé, those who work here, and all who come expecting a miracle in their lives.
I am so grateful for the opportunity I was given to come to Santé. My addiction had put me in a place of hopelessness in my life. I have a renewed outlook on life and myself. Santé has given me the tools I desperately needed to cope with life. My ability to feel my feelings and express emotions now has taken me out of the emotional bankruptcy I was in prior to coming to Santé. Nothing, absolutely nothing, is more important than my recovery. This is the greatest accomplishment of my life to date. Thank you Santé and all the clients who have been through these doors, for saving my life.
The gift of life has been given to me again, and thanks to Santé, I have a chance to enjoy it. From the moment I arrived I was embraced in a real experience of living that will be with me forever. It was a perfectly imperfect experience. I am sad to leave the community of peers but I am happy to have established a foundation built on spiritual renewal that I can build a life around. For a modest price, I have received a priceless gift. Thank you!
Santé has changed my life! My stay here has been so much more than I ever expected. In fact, I came to Santé quite reluctantly because I had been in treatment before, I didn’t expect Santé to be any different. I’d “been there, done that” so to speak and I had not been able to maintain sobriety following previous treatments. After 2 weeks here, I realized that Santé is different. I view my visit here as one of the most positive and valuable experiences of my life. Thank you!
This was a tremendous experience! Between the client community, clinical staff, intake and all other support staff, there was a strong environment within which to heal and begin a strong recovery.
The culture there was amazing. So, I went there for 34 days. Had some wonderful treatment. Heard some wonderful stories and just had a lot of social support there. So many parallels, even if the stories weren’t similar. It really opened my eyes to how addiction plays and manifests itself in other people’s lives. Seeing people willing look at, to be introspective and call themselves out, and really be transparent really blew me away. I didn’t have a lot of people in my life like that…. Seeing people put their best foot forward day in and day out when dealing with some pretty troubling things really inspired me to change the way that I looked at addiction.
This place is staffed with the most loving, capable, and professional clinicians I have ever worked with. The dedication and level of care is top notch. The group environment is so healing, and everyone makes you feel accepted and cared for. I am grateful for the Santé community and staff.
Santé has given me back my religion. Santé has given me back self-confidence. Santé has given me back trust in humanity. Santé has given me back my family. Santé has given me back my kids. Santé has given me back my wife. Santé has given me a 2nd chance. Santé has given me back my life. These are gifts that I continue to recognize and learn more about each and every day.
Santé has changed my life, it honestly saved my life. The skills that I acquired here have prepared me for the future and I know feel capable to pursue the things I’ve always wanted. My case manager, my intern therapist, the nursing staff, my medical provider, discharge planning, and the med techs have all been extremely kind and extremely helpful in my recovery process. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to have been a patient here at Santé and am thankful to all involved in my recovery process.
Sante’ got me sober, but even better, gave me the tools to stay sober. The location is beautiful, and the faculty is absolutely exceptional; my therapist changed my life. I will be forever grateful for the experience I had at Sante’ because it really did save my life. Recovery is possible. I cannot recommend enough!
What hasn’t changed for the better? I know I am worthy now. I have self-esteem I never had before. My marriage is stronger than ever. I had my miracle baby in April of this year and just found out we are expecting baby number 2 in August. I found myself for the first time and my life made a complete 180! I love that I am free! Free from secrets, free from self-destructive behavior, free from guilt and shame, free from self-hatred. I love that I am finally truly happy!
Santé put me on a path to recovery that would never have been possible on my own. My family and I are eternally grateful for the program and my sustained recovery. I still return to Santé once a month for follow up with one of the physicians. Thank you!
I’m thankful for what Santé did for me and my family, and I’m thankful that I have the opportunity to do a better job than what I did in the past
I still have bad days, but I handle them so differently now.
I’m thankful for the support group that I have here and outside these walls and I’m thankful for all of the alumni for coming and sharing their wisdom with us. And I’m thankful for the monumental change that occurred in me.
My experience here has been very educational. I learned a few things about myself that I did not know before I came here. The community and the staff valued me.
I’m so grateful to Santé for teaching me I could be happy again. I didn’t know that was possible after my head injury and then a year sliding back into addiction
Santé saved my life. I will forever be grateful.
My experience here has been wonderful and all of the extra stuff such as EMDR and neurofeedback has really made a difference.
I have been completely sober since Feb 13 and will be celebrating my sober birthday next week! Thank you so much Santé!
Well today marks 5 years sober. Wouldn’t trade my time at Santé for anything
Sante has given me my life back
It was a learning experience and opened my eyes to what life can be if sober. Truly grateful for Santé.
Life changing. Gave me time to balance out my mind and body. Provided me with education I was lacking when I just used AA as a form of treatment.
Gained the ability to look at myself and know that what everybody says that I am doesn’t define me.
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