I wanted to check in with you and let you know today marks ONE YEAR since I left Ocean Hills!

I’m doing very well. Been working as a bartender since October, which actually helps keep me sober because I am constantly reminded of who I used to be and get to see what I WOULD be if I had even one drink. I make a decent income, and I live in an amazing place and am about to move out in my own for the first time. I now own a car. I’ve got an incredible boyfriend that totally understands addiction (his sister is also a recovering alcoholic that works for a local rehab center) that I communicate with on a level I never thought I could achieve. On that note, I’ve improved the relationships i have with family and my dad and I are super close! I trust and love myself, my confidence level is through the roof, and every day is a good day!

By the end of 2014, I hope to be going back to school to study psychology. I also plan on getting a puppy once I’m settled into my new place (September). Bob and I are the best of friends and are a great support system for one another. He is such an awesome friend for this process of finally becoming independent and ‘all grown up’.

Thanks for all your help during my first month. I’ll never forget you!

In Gratitude,


From the Mother of a Recovered Addict

“I have to thank you for saving my son’s life! Greg, Nicole, Holly and staff, they are incredible! With their help and devotion, Our Son and our family understand and have overcome drug addiction.”

Lisa R.

From the Mother of a Recovered Addict

“Our 31 year old son has struggled with addictions for more than half of his life. He participated in numerous residential and outpatient programs. These programs taught Craig how to abstain, but just like a crash diet the effects didn’t last much beyond completion of the program. At Ocean Hills Recovery the clients learn how to live a sober life. They learn that they can go to ball games, to bonfires on the beach, to restaurants, to play softball and many other activities without using drugs and alcohol. In other words they learn to live a sober lifestyle. In addition, the warm supportive family environment provides comfort to all of the clients, especially those like our son who is working on recovery more than 3,000 miles from home. We are very grateful for all that Ocean Hills Recovery has done for our son.”


From a Recovered Addict

“Ocean Hills Recovery saved my life! When I arrived for treatment at Ocean Hills I was full of fear, shame and remorse. I did not want to be there and was skeptical about rehabs and treatment centers. When I was admitted into the program, John listened to my concerns, shared some of his experiences, and put me at ease while I started my journey towards recovery.

I don’t think a hospital, or a larger rehab setting would have worked for me. The personalization of care I received from the staff at Ocean Hills made my early sobriety bearable.

I learned how to have fun and enjoy live without drugs and alcohol. This was something that I didn’t think was possible.

The team at Ocean Hills have become part of my family, and to this day I cannot imagine my life without them!”

Mark W.