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.


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.

I will forever be indebted to Burning Tree Long Term Rehab for guiding my daughter into recovery and helping me to better understand her illness and how to cope with it. 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.

Thank you Burning Tree, from the bottom of my heart.

Danielle S.

Last year Judy and I came to the 4th of July picnic at the Ranch. Jordan had been at the Lodge for about 2 months and, while progressing, was far from doing well. The Alumni talks were very encouraging to us, and I prayed that we’d be back for the 2007 Alumni & Friends Reunion with Jordan giving one of the talks. Thanks to God and the Burning Tree program it happened! June 30th was indeed a day of celebration and gratitude.
Thank you for establishing the Burning Tree Program and personally being a part of Jordan’s recovery. We are thrilled with and proud of the progress he has made and the direction he is going. Thanks for also sponsoring a great party!

Jim B.