Kevin the chef is AMAZING – his passion for food and friendliness are always a welcome respite to our day. – Promises Scottsdale Alumni
Promises Rehab Centers Reviews and Testimonials
We strive to be among the best drug rehab centers by providing world-class treatment programs to our clients. Nothing makes us happier than when clients tell us about the positive changes that have happened in their lives as a result of their treatment at Promises. We hope these reviews and letters can serve as a source of encouragement and inspiration to others needing relief from drug addiction, alcohol abuse and mental health disorders. Promises truly is a place where hope and healing begins.
The therapists were above and beyond my expectations. I am very appreciative. I will walk out of here with a much better understanding of myself and tools to use in the future to prevent relapsing. – Promises Scottsdale Alumni
My primary counselor (Cherry) and secondary (Cecilia) are extraordinary, both professionally and personally. They did a terrific job at probing the underlying issues, skills to address my particular challenges, etc. These are all terrific and very caring folks. – Promises Scottsdale Alumni
I came away with a life-changing experience. The counselors were amazing and went above and beyond for me and my family. – Promises Scottsdale Alumni
I am feeling like myself again. Because the staff was kind and supportive, The Therapists were direct and help me dig deep into my issues and addiction. The food was spa quality and the range of programing was great. I love the use of Equine therapy. – Promises Scottsdale Alumni
I found the whole experience amazing. I was extremely impressed with the counselors. Every group therapy counselor and private counselor was extremely caring and helped me throughout my treatment. I have been to other iop programs and I found them to not even compare. athough they follow the same principles, they were more or less going through the motions. The counselors here are insightful and patient. I cna tellthey worked as a team to bring to the table individual needs as well as needs of the group. – Promises Scottsdale Alumni
Promises Scottsdale went above and beyond my expectations as a treatment center. My needs and goals were met and I was encourage to dive deeper into my underlying issues. I was provided with a safe environment which to me was very important. – Promises Scottsdale Alumni
The best part of my experience here was that I felt respected and heard here. I received the healing I needed to go on with my life. I am completely satisfied. – Promises Scottsdale Alumni
This may be a serious program with a lot of serious stuff we are learning but sobriety is also about having fun clean and i feel we do that here alot too. – Promises Scottsdale Alumni
Excellent Promises Scottsdale has been a blessing. 33 days Sober and never had a thought of leaving early. – Promises Scottsdale Alumni
I had a very positive experience here at Promises Scottsdale and a lot of guidance with big doses of reality. The AA and NA meetings in and out of the house were very well run and the staff (CR’s) did a wonderful job. The food choices were very nice too. I have a positive outlook for the future and have plans to join the human race with a caring and empathetic heart.
I am leaving with many tools and a grateful attitude. – Promises Scottsdale Alumni
The counselors are very personable and caring, including the medical staff and the meals are very nutricious…also love the warm sunshine of the desert, very healing. – Promises Scottsdale Alumni
My whole experience was great. The atmosphere was great and it helped me focus on assignments that were given. The staff was courteous. The Therapists (Sherry, Dee and Mike) were all great and the CR’s made me feel wanted. Not another number. Dr. Ravi was awesome. – Promises Scottsdale Alumni
I feel like had wonderful experience and finally feel like have tools to live a sober life!!! This place is Wonderful!! – Promises Scottsdale Alumni
The therapy I received from Dr. Olga and all of the therapists was wonderful. The friends I made and the unique bonds created between us due to our very similar situations made me feel that I was not alone in my pain. I am leaving here standing strong like the oak trees surrounding the properties. Even when the wind is blowing ferociously the oak trees never falter. – Promises Malibu Vista Alumni
By far, the best part of treatment is the psychiatric care. The therapist and doctors are world class. I feel very confident about going back to my life and being able to implement changes. – Promises Malibu Vista Alumni
The staff was spectacular. I’m going home with tools and knowledge that I can pass on to my children. I feel protected, secure, and confident. I’m excited about my future and I don’t feel lonely or alone because I like being with myself. I am returning to my life as a completely changed woman and basically, this has saved my life. – Promises Malibu Vista Alumni
The best part of my experience here is the encouragement for self-love by the wonderful staff here at Malibu Vista. I have learned so much about myself and tools to address the issues/behaviors I struggle with. The nutritionists and chefs have provided beyond excellent meals that they are willing to teach us about. Every meal has been absolutely delicious. The techs are always willing to listen to me and checking in all the time. The therapists are really in tune to what I have been going through and remember details from prior discussions that make me feel like my issues are being taken cared of seriously with care. The community here has a wide range of personalities that I have learned something from each person here. This is the first time in my life where I felt completely cared for and understood in a safe environment. I can truly see that people really care about one another and the team work here is amazing. I will cherish the memories gained during my time here and plan to incorporate what I learned into my life once I leave. Thank you. – Promises Malibu Vista Alumni
My treatment was trans-formative. I am confident I am returning home with abundant changes already made and tools to handle my life outside of here. – Promises Malibu Vista Alumni
It was unique and different from other treatment programs. There was a variety of different techniques used whether it be a healthy diet, yoga, acupuncture or just regular therapy. If one thing didn’t work out there was plenty of choices. – Promises Malibu Vista Alumni
I truly feel that attending Malibu Vista saved my life. I was so entrenched in my depression before coming here that I had wholly lost myself. I was unsure of who I was or what I had to offer the world before coming here, and I feel like I’ve gained a sense of self that I had lost a long time before coming here. I feel like I regained my will to live. That I have a new energy for life and that I am starting a lifelong journey of healing. I feel like I have done something so positive and so responsible for my future and in doing so I feel like I have truly proven to myself that I love myself. Perhaps my favorite thing about myself right now is that I sought treatment. I have so much to thank Malibu Vista for. Eternal gratitude, and no words seem to do it justice at all. – Promises Malibu Vista Alumni
As a 44-year old ego-maniac with an inferiority complex, I have through the unconditional love and professional guidance at MV, made significant steps toward healing. I no longer have to accept that my life’s story ends with death by a thousand paper-cuts; fueled by alcoholism.
I hold my sobriety date of November 4 sacred and non-negotiable under any circumstances. At MV I have been given a robust tool-kit that will enable me to continue my vital self-exploration at The Ranch. I am no longer concerned with the duration of time this treatment will take; rather I have surrendered to the process. I now feel that I am worth all of the time, energy, and cost associated with my healing. I long to live the next half of my life with self-compassion and freedom from the fictitious story I believed about myself. – Promises Malibu Vista Alumni
“Housing was extremely comfortable, the food was amazing, the therapists are exceptional and case management went above and beyond to take care of my concerns.” – Promises New Jersey Alumni
“Words cannot express the amount of gratitude I have to Promises New Jersey and all the staff…without your help and dedication, one only knows where he would be. All that you’ve done is truly, truly appreciated…” — A Family Member, Promises New Jersey
“…You’re treated like you’re family. Guided when you’ve lost your way. The love and kindness given here is something I wish I could re-pay…” — A Life Saved, Promises New Jersey
“…Please pass this message along to new clients and families. For family and friends you need to go to Al Anon to get help for yourself. When I walked into my first meeting, I was so welcomed. And relieved to see that I wasn’t alone…” — A Loving Wife, Promises New Jersey
Words cannot express the amount of gratitude I have to Promises New Jersey and all the staff. Thank you for allow me to realize that it is not my inherent nature that is the problem, it was my inability to face my problems and my addiction which were leading me down a path that would have ultimately led to death. I am proud to say that I continue to stay clean, one day at a time. Not everyday is perfect, but my worst clean day is better than my best day of using! My time at Promises New Jersey allowed me to build a “tool box” and helped to build a foundation! I look forward to returning to Promises New Jersey to spread the message of honesty, open mindedness and willingness… leading to the best thing ever- freedom from active addiction! I am becoming “the woman”! — Jackie, Promises New Jersey
As I begin the New Year 2012 and reflect back on 2011; wow- what changes have occurred. I have been blessed with sobriety, hope, happiness, freedom, and peace within myself. Life isn’t always perfect, but I have gained tools to help me get myself and life back. The road ahead won’t always be easy, but then nothing is. It’s what you make it. The help in understanding my addiction, triggers, and guidance from Lisa, Ian, Sherry, etc. has been a valuable gift given to me. From my heart, thank you. I will keep in touch. God has a plan for me, and I am gonna enjoy the ride. — Jane, Promises New Jersey
This letter is for everyone at Promises New Jersey but more directed towards them. I am very sorry for disrespecting you and risking your company by stealing from the gym, that’s not who I am. I did not realize my actions effected so many other people until honestly, a few weeks ago. You guys did so much for me, thanks for the second chance and sorry I messed it up. I hope that doesn’t change the way or feelings towards helping the next person. Even though I did not stay the whole time, you helped me so much, and I just want to thank you. I have my family back and they trust me. I am happy with myself. I also have my integrity back. I wish I could repay you somehow, the only way I can think of is staying clean, which I am. I also think and use what you taught me daily and will never forget what I learned. And thank you for the second chance. Sorry for letting you down. I still think you guys have the best and most helpful rehab and Ian is still a genius. If there is anyway I can repay you please let me know. Because Promises New Jersey saved my life! — Amy, Promises New Jersey
I hope I haven’t been annoying with my “update” calls almost every day. I just enjoy keeping in touch with my extended family! I have been to a meeting every day since I left and am building on the strong foundation I build while at Promises New Jersey. On another note, the addiction to spades that I picked up during my 100 days with you guys has been an issue as nobody in this house can play! Drew and I are desperate to get “alive with five” up and poppin’ again, but it seems out here in the real world people are a lot less enthusiastic about 10am spades games. It’s pretty sad that I am seriously considering teaching Drew’s parents to play. All joking aside, I am doing very well and that is thanks to all the wonderful help I received during my time at Promises New Jersey. What I put into the treatment at Promises New Jersey and all that I got out of the program is the defining factor in all my progress. I continue to apply all I learned about myself and how to live in recovery to my everyday life. It’s not always easy, but as with most things in life, it is what you make of it and as Ian says, “everything negative is temporary and everything positive is permanent.” I can’t thank you all enough for all you have done for me and for the people I care about. I have the tools to live a life that I deserve and try to live up to my potential each and every day. Tell everybody I say hi and to the new people, just hang in there because this place works miracles! — Jessica, Promises New Jersey
Thank you both so much for starting this beautiful place. I cannot even put into words how positive this experience was for me. I love how hands-on you are, it shows how much you love what you do. Your kindness was greatly appreciated. The way you treated us during the hurricane was absolutely amazing. I know that a lot of work went into keeping us fed and comfortable. Buying those air mattresses, towels, and cooking meals for us was so wonderful of you. I promise to praise this place to anyone who needs help. I feel truly blessed to have been a part of your program. Keep up the wonderful work. — Brooke, Promises New Jersey
The best part of my experience was the small community feel which leads to more of a hands on approach with our counselors. I like that everyone knew each other by name and really made an effort to look out for each other. The exercise programs were a great perk and the salon/massage options were terrific. Overall, it was a very thorough approach in tackling my addiction using a variety of techniques. – Promises Austin Alumni
The best part was definitely the therapists and nurses – truly amazing and above and beyond for the most part. The group of clients was very special – a wonderful bond overall at a much needed time in our lives. – Promises Austin Alumni
It was such a wonderful experience. Everything from my counselor who was truly amazing (Megan) to the community here to the group sessions and even fitness focus. Such a great comprehensive treatment. I’m physically more healthy, mentally more healthy, emotionally more healthy, and spiritually more healthy. I can’t say enough about how life changing this experience has been. – Promises Austin Alumni
I am sober & feel great & ready for the next chapter in my life. I have met some great people here that I plan to stay in touch with once I leave. I also really loved the exercise. It was a big part of my life before I started drinking & have exercised every day since I was released from detox. Great for mental & physical health. This has been a big part of my recovery. I feel fantastic & this was very good for me. I am at peace with my life, feel great physically & have learned the skills to continue down this path. – Promises Austin Alumni
The individual therapy sessions, spirituality/ meditation class, delicious food, and quality time with other clients proved to be the most joyful and beneficial aspects of my treatment here at Promises. – Promises Austin Alumni
the clients all seemed like they wanted to be here, and the community as a whole was supportive. the clinical staff was respective, and the progress I made can be attributed to both the community and the treatment team. Also – Carlos, Ernesto and Mike were fantastic chefs. Steve and Scott are really compassionate RA’s who made the days fund and enjoyable as well. Jodi was a fantastic counselor and I am lucky to have been able to work with her. – Promises Austin Alumni
thank you to the entire staff, this was the most important step I have taken in my life to make it better, I am leaving happy, sober and looking forward to the next part to my life story. – Promises Austin Alumni
The best part of my experience is that this gave me HOPE. The education I got about the disease of alcoholism was really enlightening and helpful. I feel like coming out of here, I’m in pretty good shape to know what I need to do- I got a lot of tools here. I feel confident. – Promises Austin Alumni
I feel that my treatment goals were meet 100%. Debbie was an amazing therapist and the rest of the rest of the staff also went above and beyond to meet my needs. – Promises Austin Alumni
On a scale of 1-10 a 9.5! I got exactly what I needed. – Promises Austin Alumni
Many of the staff members here at Promises are amazing, wise people that truly care, and they made this experience transformative for me. – Promises Austin Alumni
I really enjoyed how great the staff were. My counselor was truly amazing I’ve learned so much. I have developed so many new great relationships while being here. It has been one of the best experiences of my life. – Promises Austin Alumni
I talked to an intake counselor who recommended Promises, citing that this treatment center could better meet my needs. I passed it up the first time I saw the website, because the marketing seemed to target clients who would require/expect a luxurious experience. I didn’t think I could afford it, but the Admissions Director was able to find a way for me to come. I am so grateful for this gift from the people who made it affordable. – Promises Austin Alumni
When I arrived here at Promises I was hopeless and helpless. I can’t believe I’m walking out a new woman. Full of life and hope that my future is a bright one. Thank you Promises-“Ya saved my life”!
The entire program was more than I expected. This was the best decision I have made and I wouldn’t change a thing. The food was wonderful. The staff and the techs have been so supportive and helpful. The sessions, both group and individual, we extremely well done and very enlightening. Who knew that rehab could be fun and enjoyable! I’m so glad that I came to Promises.
I wanted center that was more upscale due to my age and economic situation. I was looking to be in treatment with people i could relate to. My primary therapist was awesome. The techs are great. The food is awesome. The cleaning and cooking staff are wonderful. I love Margot the acupuncture/nutritionist she has helped me immensely. Also the emphasis on health, physical fitness and great food. The availability of massage, meditation and acupuncture is awesome.
When I got to promises I was broken but the staff pushed me to stay and continue working on my recovery. It has been the best decision I ever made in my life. I’ve gained so much here mentally, physically and spiritually. Not only am I sober but I have a strong group of friends and a strong community through the alumni program. I was also shown that you could recover through a 12 step program which has given me so much spiritually. I have regained my confidence, my energy and given a new outlook on life. The groups and therapy always got to the core of my issues and the community is so strong that talking to your fellows is easy and actually encouraged. I have been shown so much love here and I am eternally grateful for Promises.
Promises unique approach to recovery turned the broken young man who arrived into a upstanding member of my community. My relationship with my family was restored. I have a great job, a place to live, but above all I’ve been freed from the bondage that is alcoholism and drug addiction. I no longer look in the mirror and shutter at the site of myself. I walk with my head held high and with confidence, things that I never thought were possible. These miracles are fully due to the excellent staff and program that Promises provided me with. I’ve said it before and I will say it again Promises saved my life.
I enjoyed the whole experience. I am really grateful and feel extremely lucky and fortunate that I was able to complete the program.
I think the therapists here and the clinicians are absolutely amazing; they really worked with me and supported me through the entire process.
My needs were definitely met during my time here. The intimate atmosphere and the amount of time spent with individual therapist greatly helped during my stay. Jana could not have been a better fit for me and helped me to realize realistic goals for myself.
It was a very wonderful, comfortable and luxurious treatment center. The food and grounds are beautiful. I loved my groups and the AA meetings and the freedom we also got. I was blown away by my experience. Thank You PROMISES!!!!!!
I am not leaving the same person when I got here. My crash and burn before I got here was years in the making. But in only 5 short weeks, I have been given the tools to grow stronger, improve my quality of life and find joy… something ii always assumed was unattainable.