What Our Patients Say

Published: February 20th, 2012

Category: Testimonials

During an event at the Florida Recovery Center during National Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Month, patients, former patients, family members and friends wrote message of hope and inspiration on cards that hung from trees in the courtyard. Read what they said:

  • “Wonderful experience.” – Roger
  • “Peace, love and harmony”
  • “Freedom, joy, love!”
  • “Shands Vista and the Florida Recovery Center helped me set my life straight. I can never thank this program enough.” Cameron, 17 years old
  • “Shands Vista and the Florida Recovery Center were my wake up calls to sober school because it took almost two months in treatment to admit that I am an alcohol addict. After that, things in my life started changing for the better.” Ken, six years clean
  • “Shands Vista: an opportunity to embrace and enjoy” – Luke
  • “Shands Vista and the Florida Recovery Center have given me hope, joy, fellowship, lifelong friendships and a second chance at life.” Lauren, 20 years old
  • “My mind and heart have been opened to a better life. Not only a sober life, but a life of fellowship…a life as a human being who can add to society, not just take from it.” – Bill
  • “The Florida Recovery Center and Shands Vista have provided a life-changing experience for me!” – Lorin, 35
  • “For me, it was life or death. Shands Vista and the Florida Recovery Center helped me choose life.”
  • “Hope and healing”
  • “Shands Vista and the Florida Recovery Center have truly given me my life back.” Lindsey, 29
  • “Shands Vista and the Florida Recovery Center have given me the ability to be a father again. I am forever grateful and so is my baby.”
  • “Shands Vista and the Florida Recovery Center helped save me from a slow death.” – Debora, 48, two years sober
  • “Recovery means one more chance to make a good life.”
  • “1. Go to meetings. 2. Join a group. 3. Get a sponsor. 4. Find your higher power and talk to him. 5. Keep coming back!”
  • “Shands Vista and the Florida Recovery Center saved my family from unending pain and gave us all a new start.” – Bill