I feel like everyone should spend 30 days at The Sanctuary, whether there are chemical addictions involved or not. I had a major breakdown after spending 20 years caring for my drug addicted son. I thought it was him who had the problem and that if only I could fix it everything would be OK, I had no idea of the toll that codependence was taking on me, my health, my family and my entire life. I had not laughed in years and spent my days with worry. It had not even occurred that I had this pattern in a past marriage and even before. I took on the blame for everything and tried to fix it. I had no idea of how lost I was until I came to The Sanctuary. I have never met people with such wisdom as Dean & Kelley, who guided me through a process where I discovered some deeply rooted issues. The support staff of doctors, therapists, counselors and chefs were the most supportive people I can imagine. While I thought I was different than the chemical addicts I met at The Sanctuary, I realized my addiction was my son. I also realized that this addiction was robbing me of my life. I could have never imagined creating boundaries and actually sticking with them. I would highly recommend the Sanctuary to anyone who needs to stabilize their lives, step out of old ways and find a whole new life.
DH- Ontario, Canada