STORIES of Hope & Healing
Addiction Recovery Testimonials and Stories
Everyone has a different story.
We’re proud ours includes helping others overcome addiction. Read some of the testimonials and success stories of the Harmony Place drug and alcohol recovery program graduates and alumni.
If you or a loved one are seeking freedom from the ravages of addiction, our admissions team is here to answer your questions and assist you in the process of finding a placement where your full potential can be realized.
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Real Stories. Real Recovery
Harmony Place is the best treatment center I have ever been to, out of the 7 times I have been to treatment. The staff is amazing and truly cares about every single person in the program. This is also the first time I’ve ever felt like my voice was being heard regarding issues. The Community Meeting is great, Jeff and Mary Lou really do listen and do their best to accommodate every client. I am truly grateful to have found Harmony Place, and have thoroughly enjoyed my experience here. Jeff is a great guy, and truly cares about everyone that comes into his program. Through Harmony Place I was able to rediscover myself and become more confident in my abilities to stay clean and sober. The amount of groups and the topics are excellent.
Willingness to Help
Willingness to help with documentation related to work leave. I did not receive the same level of service in this regard when I was at the detox center. I also very much appreciated the introduction to the twelve steps and the variety of assignments.
- Daniel C.
I Have a Life Beyond My Wildest Dreams
I have attended an IOP3 program in January of 2018. After about a month I left, thinking I was “cured”. Needless to say, I didn’t remain sober very long. I had relapsed and was off to races. It wasn’t long until my life had become a mess and everything felt hopeless. Around November of 2018, Alma had called me out of the blue to do a wellness check. She offered for me to come in and I agreed. I went into the PHP program terrified, but I knew I had to make a change. Continuum helped me find myself for the first time in my life and introduced me to the twelve steps. Today I live a life beyond my wildest dreams and forever grateful for the help they gave me.
- Shawn C.
Thank You for Putting So Many Families Back Together
My sister needed specialized dual diagnosis treatment and Harmony Place was there to give her exactly what she was after. If you have a loved one that needs help with addiction you couldn’t find a better place! Thanks for putting so many families back together!
Treatment for the New Millennium
Drug treatment programs that… helps the patient feel at home during their stay. This really is treatment for the new millennium!
One of the Best Drug Rehab Centers in California
When my friend called and told me that she was going in to treatment again I was a little skeptical. This was going to be her third attempt at recovery. I guess that you could say that I had given up hope. She has been sober for almost a year now, and it is awesome to have my friend back! They have to be one of the best drug rehab centers in California.
- Google User
This Place Literally Saved My Life
This place literally saved my life. After overdosing, my parents forced me to check into rehab… After interviewing many other facilities, I decided to go to Harmony Place from my home in Phoenix. I was struggling with…a drug addiction and had been trying for years to recover. In the past, left 2 treatment centers AMA and 1 AWOL. I had very negative experiences in the other treatment facilities, especially with my therapists, so I didn’t go in with an open mind or good attitude- even though they worked with my parents regarding finances. However, the staff was patient with me. The techs were kind, knowledgeable, and many were in recovery themselves. If I was having a particularly tough day, they made sure to talk to me and help me get through it…the groups were also pretty helpful, especially relapse prevention. I came in hating Alcoholics Anonymous and the staff was okay about it and didn’t shove it down my throat. They helped me identify my triggers and why I use. I’ve never completed treatment anywhere, until I came here. I have two years sober today, and it started at Harmony Place. I sound like I work for them, but I don’t- I’m just so grateful for what they did for me. And I get it if a past client is angry and wrote a horrible review- I used to be really angry, too. But I just wanted to share my experience with Harmony Place…
- Mary M.
I Will Be Forever Grateful
I have been struggling with alcoholism since my early twenties and have been through a multitude of treatment programs, outpatient programs, and medical detoxes. I have historically been a chronic relapser and truly believed that there was little hope in my case for long-term sobriety. I arrived at Harmony Place in 2014 fully expecting to go through “just another treatment program,” and was skeptical and discouraged. Why would this place be any different from the others? Harmony Place IS different and has given me the foundation for living a (sober) life that I, for the longest time, believed was far beyond my reach. There is something extraordinary about the treatment team and the program/environment that they have created. Every single staff member is personally invested in the recovery of each…who walks through the door. Their personal and professional experience with addiction is extensive, and their dedication to helping each client successfully through…recovery at Harmony and beyond is, in my experience, unparalleled. Each person there will be your staunchest advocate, yet will push you to both challenge and be brutally honest with yourself about your situation, whatever it may be. Before completing the program at Harmony Place, I was convinced that I would die an alcoholic; alone, demoralized, and pitied. I felt hopeless and broken. I am now a proud mother of a beautiful two-year-old son, and am graduating (with honors!) from CSUN in May with a degree in social work. Harmony Place has been instrumental in helping me realize my dreams and I will be forever grateful…
- Ashley F.
I Was Very Please With My Experience
The staff here is very warm, nurturing and helpful. I was very pleased with my experience and would encourage anyone who is looking for a treatment center to go to Harmony.
- Jen B.
I Could Not Imagine a Better Place
As a physician I see many troubled people pass through my doors. Some need advice and some need serious help and intervention. Harmony Place is an escape from a troubled reality for many sometimes that’s all that is needed! I have seen true miracles come out of Harmony Place. I have seen people reclaim their lives and families. I could not imagine a better place…
- Matthew B.
I've Been Searching for the Perfect Words...And Still Can't Find Them
I left Harmony Place in August of 2015 and I have been searching for the perfect words to describe my experience during my stay; and still I can’t really find them. How do you really describe a place with a staff and a program that saved you? Addiction is a terrible thing to go through and a heart breaking thing for your loved ones to watch. Many people, including myself go into different treatment centers throughout their addiction searching for ways to find recovery. Nothing worked for me, not the 5 rehab stays I had, then, I came here. I was hesitant to receive any kind of real help at first, and the staff knew that. I thought I could BS my way through this treatment center like I did with all the other ones. Annnnnnnd I was wrong. God I was wrong…they didn’t force the program down my throat, they didn’t force their treatment plans down my throat, they were patient, and kind. Which to me, was really surprising since I had been surrounded by well, not the best crowd before I walked through those…doors. They listened to me. My fears, concerns, my stories (yes, even the stupid ones). They treated me like a human, like I was normal. Like there was nothing wrong with me. And that was really beautiful. Especially because I believed during that time, that everything was wrong with me. They saw my potential when I couldn’t.
And now??? I’ll have two years clean on June 30th. I work a full time job (40 hours a week and them some) with full benefits! Me! Sure, a lot of the work, staying clean, that was my decision and has been through out these last two years, but; they gave me the stepping stones, they held my hand in the beginning and never let go. A part of my heart will always be with them and I will always be grateful for all the love they gave me during one of the hardest times of my life. I love you guys with every inch of my heart. Thank you for all that you did for me.
- Dominique C.
Harmony Place is a Special Place
My daughter was in several treatment centers and when she relapsed this last time we were desperate and frightened for her. My husband and I decided to try again and but this time we were looking for a center with a different approach than the centers she had already been in. As I started my journey I called and spoke to many treatment centers all across the US. When I called Harmony Place…I knew immediately that this was the right place for my child… Harmony Place is specifically designed for…and tailored to providing a safe environment. The staff [are knowledgeable and some are in recovery]. The staff knew each client and were on top of each client’s progress. Harmony Place has a small clientele and each client are able to receive all the help they were entitled to. I would recommend Harmony Place to anyone who is looking for a small setting… My daughter is currently going into sober living and her counselors did a wonderful job in finding a right fit for her – affordable, safe and a good environment for her. I do believe my daughter is coming out a different person, and different in the sense that she “truly gets it”. “There is no treatment center out there that is designed like Harmony Place- it’s a special place”!