Please read the comments from our alumni. They have all come from different walks of life and they have all have had different challenges to face. We always find alumni clients have various expectations for treatment which we listen to and then try to make improvements to our facilities and treatment. Check out the reviews as they share their thoughts on our facilities and their experiences attending them. All the reviews are verified but full names are removed for confidentiality.
25 Apr 2019
This place is perfect for someone who is terrified and anxious. There are always plenty of staff, the therapists are all excellent and and hey have an amazingly amount of activities. The groups have been fantastic, and through the group work I have found an amazing sense of bonding and community that I just didnt expect. The food has been healthy and balanced although its not the type of food I normally eat. The treatment program didint just treat my addiction, it cared for my physical care along with the emotional aspects. As I was terrified this was really important to me. I came in an unrecognisable me and Im going home being me. I feel quite emotional writing this, as its still not familiar to feel so very real.
25 Apr 2019
Before coming into Sanctuary Lodge I had reservations about therapy, I couldnt have been more wrong. Therapy/recovery started the moment I stepped through the doors. The community spirit of Sanctuary lodge made it easy to open my heart and mind to my peers in a secure and supportive environment. This helped me find the path to my recovery. The care and attention to detail that goes into every aspect of recovery here amazes me. From the food being nutritious and wholesome to the support from therapists and recovery support workers has been outstanding.
24 Apr 2019
I felt inspired in my one to one sessions with Jenna and felt i got understanding from my addiction within the groups sessions. I have learnt to hear the word no and to slow things down as recommended by my therapist. I have learnt to communicate, about my illness and i am leaving with a deeper understanding of myself and my addiction. This was the best thing i have done and im so glad i chose to come here.
24 Apr 2019
I would not hesitate in recommending the Sanctuary Lodge to anyone . Fantastic treatment all round and looking forward to a whole new brighter future
23 Apr 2019
I would tell anyone to do this, everyone's well being would be improved by coming here. I was unsure about treatment but it has been the best thing i ever did. Thank you to everyone at Sanctuary lodge, everyone has been inspiring and i cannot wait to get on with the rest of my life. If you get Jenna as your therapist you have struck gold.
23 Apr 2019
Safe environment recovery, focus on lots of experience and knowledge.
21 Apr 2019
This is the place to come to if you need to press the pause button and save your life
20 Apr 2019
I think Sanctuary Lodge is really really good! The therapy has been amazing and I have learnt such a lot about myself . I can now step into my recovery and focus on my life... I dont ever want to go back to that hell of drinking again. The accommodation is lovely, the cleaners are really great and officiant. I cant speak highly enough about the food and I feel really well nourished. I would like to have another walk in the week as the surrounding has are so lovely but thats really not a complaint! The boundaries at Sanctuary Lodge are tough but I understand they are necessary and have helped to challenge my addict! If you want recovery, come to Sanctuary Lodge.
18 Apr 2019
I cant speak highly enough of my time spent in Sanctuary Lodge. The facilities, therapists and activities were all fantastic and I now feel I am on the right path to get both me and my life back. I can thank them enough. Its not an easy journey but, the rewards are priceless.
17 Apr 2019
I have learnt new coping skills to help me manage my life and stay clean. The Sanctuary have been very supportive and educational. They have made me feel very comfortable with the process of facing sobriety. I now see my future positively.