The Family Program showed me how much I have to gain from taking emotional risks; how much I have to gain by stepping out from behind the walls of planning and self-protection; how much I have to gain by facing the disease and how it affects me. Through all of this I found pieces of myself, my spirit was rejuvenated and my relationship with my husband was renewed. In one single moment, we were new again, full of hope, possibility and love.
ClaireBurning Tree Alumna
The Ranch taught me how to live a sober life and how to love again. The emphasis on the 12- steps, as well as the concept that alcoholism and addiction are a disease, became my truth. Upon this truth my life began to dramatically change for the better. For the first time in years, I became available to myself, my family, and everyone else in my life. Ultimately, the Ranch gave me the freedom to live a healthy life. That freedom is indescribable and I will be eternally grateful for it.
Dirk L.Burning Tree Alumni
I will forever be indebted to Burning Tree. There were many years that I woke up every morning afraid to watch the news because I was certain that the next drug related death they announced would be my daughter. She had been to treatment twice before Burning Tree. She has now been sober since 8/4/03 and it is heartwarming to see not only that she finally cares for and respects herself, but that she is selflessly sharing this knowledge and her experience with those around her.