Patient Letters

“When I came to House of Recovery I was broken down financially and emotionally. By the time I left I had two jobs and was comfortable in my own skin. Their job counselor helped me to make an amazing resume which enabled me to get the jobs I have today, and my case load group was so helpful that by the time I graduated I was helping to convince other clients to stick with the program because things only get better. The whole staff in general here is amazing and I feel like if I ever have any problems with anything I can talk to any of them about it and they will steer me in the right direction and that is just awesome!”

– Chris Z.


“I struggled for 16 years of my life with addiction and depression. I lost my father when I was 9 years old and my whole life went down hill from there. I’ve done every drug under the sun, and been in and out of jail, and even prison, but my bottom never seemed to be low enough. I was so sick and tired of being sick of tired, and after 3 other rehabs and attempts to get off ecstasy and methamphetamine, I finally ended up at House of Recovery.


The staff there was so different than anywhere i had ever been before. It was like they actually cared about me. I was only going to stay for 28 days, but they recommended for me to stay longer and Im glad they did. After 90 days sober fro the first time in my life, I had a real job but most of all I liked waking up in the morning. Everything about my outlook on life changed and I no longer feared the thought of never getting high again. I was able to prove to my family that I was serious this time, and every day that passed I realized how much they loved me, and how bad I hurt them. I owe my life to HOR and the staff there.

– Richey L.


“My name is Lauren and I’m an addict. I can say that out loud today without shame. I was 14 when I first started “experimenting.” The weekend was MY time. My time to get away from everything. My addiction progressed quickly and I turned to anything that could get me out of myself and away from reality. By the time I turned 19 I was completely broken – mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I was full of anxiety and fear. I remember pacing the floors from the computer to the phone trying to find someone or somewhere that could help me, but the substances arrived sooner than the help did and another 4 years went by.


After my third treatment center, while in my third halfway house, I relapsed… again. The halfway house owner told me about a place called House of Recovery. He said it was a PHP (partial hospitalization program) and they were willing to help me. I was discouraged and very disappointed in myself, but I was willing to give it a try.


Before walking into House of Recovery, I was very anxious. I thought I knew what to expect, but it was still a new environment that I had to get accustomed to, so I was pretty nervous. When I arrived, the girl who did my intake spoke to me like a real person, not just a client. I told her about my past and she related to me on many different levels. I felt welcomed. I felt apart of, which is a feeling I’m very unfamiliar with. The whole staff treated me with a lot of care and support. They could relate. They understood. They’ve been in my shoes. No matter what I was going through, they were always there. At any time, I was able to talk to someone when I was going through something. It didn’t matter if my therapist wasn’t available. Someone was always willing to help. House of Recovery felt like a close knit family. They truly cared and I felt that.


I noticed they weren’t like other treatment centers I previously went to. Not only because of the environment and the people, but in this program, we were encouraged to go to support groups outside of the treatment center and meet with people who attended them. House of Recovery wanted me to reach out to others who have been through what I have and who are also on this road of recovery. They wanted me to build a strong network of people who could relate to me. Once I reached the next level of care, I was also encouraged to look for a job and get back into the real world. I was able to become an honest member of society again. This was also a very important part of this program for me. Before I got here, I didn’t know how to live life. It was like I forgot all social and life skills. House of Recovery helped me get those and many other things back. I feel like I have a fresh start. I can breath again.


Today I have 7 months clean and sober and life is more than what I expected it to be.”

– Lauren


“I moved to Florida about two months ago. After completing a rehabilitation program I decided to move into a halfway house, and per recommendation from my rehab center, began attending House of Recovery’s intensive outpatient program. Through following the suggestions given to me, and help from others, I have had an absolute wonderful experience since I have been down in Delray.


House of Recovery has been instrumental in the success of my early recovery. Initially attending meetings three nights a week made the transition from a rehab structure, to “real life”, easier. Where House of Recovery differed from many other outpatient facilities was their amazing staff and willingness to go above and beyond.


House of Recovery had not only helped my recovery in ways of one-on-one and group therapy, but staff tells you the importance of having fun in sobriety. They are also extremely sensitive and accommodating about any circumstances going on in your life and do their best to help you solve your problems. They had helped me on multiple occasions with transportation, medical, and personal situations. Staff helped me to create an amazing resume, get job interviews, as well as provided transportation for these affairs. Soon thereafter I landed an amazing job, as a direct result of their help. All of my early recovery worries were addressed, and I could not be more thankful for the opportunity to attend this amazing program. I am forever grateful.”

– Briana D.