This was the hardest emotional journey I’ve ever experienced with the greatest rewards! I love life now and am ready to face the good and the "unknown" with excitement – yahoo! Thank you for the honesty, love and support.

John your vision has already touched so many and has provided me with a plan and commitment to my recovery, but more than that a true deep discovery of who I am. I take with great gratitude the tools to manage and develop my craft – Life! Thank you for this safe healing place and for all the beautiful people who have given me strength through their stories. I will never forget or lose touch. 

I would like to say thank you for helping me to become the man I am, the man I have always wanted to be. For that I will never forget you. You will always be in my prayers. Thank you.  

You guided me and taught me how to face my fears. You taught me how to be real and how to truly honour myself. You taught me how to live in the present, and how to have peaceful closure with the past. You gave me a foundation to build a new life around, and you taught me how to live life on life’s terms. You helped me to help myself.    

I now I have experienced so much growth in all the areas: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. I now love myself and have learned now to let go of the shame and guilt of the past and the constant worry about the future, and to live in the present! I have so much in my life to be grateful for, which I now see.     

I cannot express my gratitude enough for your help. You have showed me a new path, a light in the darkness! My nightmare is over, my journey begins. I will always keep you all in my heart. My eyes are open now, because of you. 


Your belief in me has allowed me to grow into the woman I never believed I could be – I love myself now and I love all of you. And my journey doesn’t stop here, it is just beginning and by being honest, open and willing and living in the moment – I believe everything will work out as it should. I choose sobriety and I choose to be happy. I feel cautiously confident moving forward. I thank you more than words can say. Thank you,                              

John, Jane and friends, I thank you all for putting me back on the map and teaching me the way of a happy life.

Thank you for believing in me and pushing me to go that extra step. John, words can’t express my gratitude. Thank you.                                                                                       

I will never forget what you have given me John. Never. You sell miracles John, I hope you never quit. You are doing the world good. I am going to be living proof of that. God bless you, and thank you.   

I cannot express my gratitude, and love, and appreciation, and hope, you have given me. I truly believe I am a better person because of you. Thank you for all you have given back to me. I couldn’t have done it without your guidance. Thank you.                                                                                                               

John! If only words could express my many thanks for you and your vision.  John you have given me my life back, and my family. Thank-you so much; you have given me the right direction. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.                                                

You helped me find my true authentic self, which I am so proud of. You John, Jane, and everyone else have touched me oh so deeply. The staff are all truly amazing and have been my life coaches.                                  
I thank God for having brought you into my life. Thank you for giving me a second chance at life. I am committed to live it fully and honestly, one day at a time.                                 

The gratitude I have in my heart is indescribable! You have not only given me the tools for recovery but a whole new lease on life.                                                                            

Thank you for allowing me to find my soul (so long lost), my joy, my love of self. My journey now begins.     

To John, Jane, and the rest, Thank you with all my heart, you helped me find myself again! I was a broken shell of emptiness. I have found a loving father, son, brother and friend in myself that had been missing for way too long. Words cannot show the gratitude that I feel for all of you. I’m OK now.          

Thank you doesn’t seem enough. Your love, and compassion have helped me to see who I truly am and I am so excited to continue on my journey of self-discovery. To "feel" is an exhilarating thing and I thank you and love you for all you’ve done for me; you are my sources of inspiration.    

You have inspired me; you gave me hope.   

I have learned that it is OK to dream again and that I can believe that I have the power to make those dreams come true. Hope is an amazing gift, with hope comes so much else; courage, faith, serenity, happiness and commitment to name but a few.                 

You inspire me that dreams do come true! You are an exceptional man!                 

John and the team are the sunshine and moon dance in the lives of so many. Thank you so very much for all you’ve done and all that you continue to do.                                        

Thank you for helping me find "me". I will forever be grateful. John, you are a wise and wonderful man!     

All I can say is Wow. This place and everyone in it helped me realize that there is a great life ahead of me. Thank you for helping me become the man I want to be.                               

I feel truly blessed to have had you all in my life. Thanks for all your wisdom, patience and time. Your energies are a life force to be reckoned with. This place will have a place in my heart forever. Whenever I look for serenity in my life, I will come back to this memory.   

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me find myself. I love being Bonnie again. John you are awesome, I thank you.                                                                       

I can hardly find words to describe the transformation I feel I have begun since stepping through the doors here. I stretched to forgive and then love myself; I came to forgive key people in my life; I was heard; I learned to speak impeccably, not to take things personally, or make assumptions and to just do my best; I found I love to paint! And I realized I am worthy of love, respect and honor. Gratefully!                                                                 

Please accept my deep gratitude for the miracle work you accomplished with my son by giving him back his life of freedom. Your understanding, compassion, and skill were very clear when you facilitated our family meeting, and they are evident in the breakthrough that he has made in his life. My prayers, foremost for my son, but also for our renewed father – son relationship have been answered. May God bless your wonderful work and all you work with. 


Thank you for believing in me and for encouraging me to change the things I thought were impossible to change. You are not only my counsellor; you are my friend too.              

I have spent a great amount of time and energy trying to understand the secrets of life. Now I see that I could never begin to solve anything when I’ve been too afraid to live. Life is a journey and I’ve been lying in a ditch, staring at a map for too long… every journey begins with a single step, and I’ve made mine. Thanks.                     

Well there is a lot going on in my life. I am about to finish with my second to last semester at Louisiana State University. I am getting married to a wonderful guy who is 3 years sober. We recently started a young adults Al-Anon meeting in Baton Rouge, it is the first one in Louisiana. I am working with my first Al-Anon sponsee. I think my biggest challenges are relationships. I am working on accepting people for who they are. I can try to change something and if it does not change I do my best to accept it. It’s funny because when I tell people how much my treatment cost everyone is like whoa that’s a lot of money and I always say but it was worth every penny. My life is radically different, I am a new person. Sometimes I can’t believe how confident and calm I am when I talk to people; I think did I just say that? Whatever yall did gave me what I needed to be a happy, healthy person. Taking it one day at a time I am a year and about 4 months sober. I hope knowing you helped one person turn their life around is well worth it! Congrats on everything yall do. Keep up the awesome work.     

( 2011 Update: Aimee is now married and just gave birth to a beautiful little baby boy! )