I just wanted to thank everyone at the Ranch for the life that I have today. I loved every aspect of the holistic part of the recovery. Every single staff member was supportive and played an important role. I have been to other recovery places but found Ranch Creek Recovery to be the most successful by far. I had better hope with my 90 day stay. It felt like home away from home in a very caring atmosphere. Today I am happy to share that I celebrate a YEAR and a month sobriety!!!! I am so grateful to my family and to everyone at the Ranch for the peace and light I have now.
It really was one of the best experiences of my life. The people I met, the talks we had in group and outside of group, the coping skills I learned in group and the individuals I had with the counselors all helped me so much. I feel that I learned everything I will need to help me with my recovery. I really don’t think that there is a better program out there. I’m really going to miss RCR (the place itself) but most of all I’m going to miss the people I met, I will never forget them. I’m so thankful to have been able to come here! Thank you!
My experience here has been a really positive one. I have never been treated so well by perfect strangers and I have never had so much peace of mind. I really appreciate everything everyone does here. Being in such a beautiful environment with such nice people has made getting clean and sober one of the easiest things I’ve done with my life. I finally have hope for my future and for my sobriety.
Thank you for your guidance and support of my daughter. I didn’t get to know everyone. I wish I could have. You’re all a great group of people and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there for my daughter at a time when she needed the help. Once again thank you, and my hopes and prayers are for all of you to live a wonderful life.
Shelly and Mark,
At this time last year, I was still at Ranch Creek Recovery. Today, I am 5 days from being 13 months clean and sober.
My life today is beyond my wildest dreams. I never thought I would ever get out of the grip of drugs and alcohol. I thought I was destined to die miserably, until you gave me the chance to start over again. I owe my life to you both. I truly believe that I would not be alive today if you hadn’t done what you did for me. I had many chances to get into a program long before I came to Ranch Creek Recovery, but I was never able to put in the work to succeed. I knew that when Mark called me, while I was at the mental health unit, It was my last chance to make BIG changes. Thank you for taking a shot on a longshot like me. If I told you how amazing my life is today it would be an understatement, and everything started at Ranch Creek Recovery. I love you guys!
My Family at Ranch Creek,
I don’t even know where to start…
First off I’d like to thank you for all you have done for me! Most of all I’m thankful for your patience and hospitality! I am also so thankful for how helpful you all are to my sobriety. Your courage has become a big part of my heart. All I can say is that if it wasn’t for my strength to become sober, I would have never had the chance to allow such amazing people into my life. All of the staff from administration, to the counselors, to the night watch are all amazing people! Mark and Shelly, I would not change a thing. Although at times it was hard for me to see, I appreciate how much you all truly cared about me! I can honestly say I love you all, and will never forget any of you! This experience at RCR has become an imprint to my life.
One more thing to the staff…
I’d like to apologize for being so hard at times. I’d also like to apologize for not following some house rules. I take total responsibility and I’m sorry for lying! This experience has taught me some great life skills that I am and will put to use. Thank you!
I loved Mark. He was the first person I met and the last person to see before boarding my plane back home. His smile is infectious and I loved our early morning (messed up hair) conversations. I am not the same person that walked through the doors my first day at RCR. I am a better person because of my treatment here. You challenged every fiber of my being with the rigorous schedule you made me adhere to. At first I felt I was in a German Concentration camp and I would be led to the incinerators at any moment. I passed through the fire thats for sure, but I did not get burned. Thank you for making me do the work and for holding me accountable. I have the tools now to live free of substance abuse. I could not have done it without you. This is where my journey starts. This is where I started living again. I will never forget all of you.
Dear RCR staff and Administration:
I wanted to take this time to thank all of you for everything you have done for me during my time here. I truly appreciate all of your hard work, time, effort, and dedication to your jobs in aiding me in my recovery. I definitely feel blessed to have had this opportunity to change my life, but even more so because I was able to do it with the help of some of the most extraordinary individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting in my entire life. It wouldn’t have been the same if I had gone somewhere else, because I know deep in my heart that I came to Ranch Creek for a reason, and in doing so I have been given a life-changing experience I know I’ll never forget. You have enabled me to look deep within myself to rediscover who I really am inside, to remember the real person I was put on this earth to be. I had forgotten who I was for so long, I thought that person was gone forever, that I’d never wake up another day genuinely happy to be me…but now I can, and I do. I’ve found myself again, only now I am stronger, and I am wiser. I have everything I needed and everything I lost, because now I’ve got it back…now I recognize where I went wrong and why, and because of that, above anything else, I am more confident than I have ever been in my ability to live a successful, fulfilling life in which I can not only be happy, but feel worthwhile at last in whatever I choose to do. I am no longer confused, and I am no longer afraid. I am not ashamed of who I am, nor do I regret my past, because I wouldn’t be who I am today otherwise. I do not resent who I am, or what I have done, I embrace it instead, and without your guidance, I wouldn’t be where I am at today. I am so grateful to each of you, and I am adamant in doing my part by giving back, by becoming an inspiration to those people still broken as I once was…like you have been to me. I owe you my life, thank you for giving me the strength to save me from myself.
You will forever be in my heart.
I want to thank you for saving my life. I really believe that if you both had not done what you did for me, I would not be alive today. You gave me another chance at the life I want so bad. I learned many things here about myself and how to deal with all the issues. The only way I can pay you back for your hospitality is by showing you that your program works.
You took a serious chance on me and I still don’t know why. But I would like to believe that you did what you did because of my God working through you. I hope that I have shown you all the respect that you deserve. If I haven’t then I apologize for that.
One day I hope I can do for someone else what you have done for me. Thank you.
Thank you for all you have done to restore balance in our home. This past year has been a blessing and the future never looked so bright!
In the time I have spent at RCR I have found the staff to be caring, professional and concerned about me. They not only treated me as a client in recovery, but as a person. They have taught me to respect myself and my feelings. I have made friends with all who work here and I know I can call anytime if I need to talk.
RCR truly cares about the people who come here for treatment. They treat the person as well as the addiction.
I love this place and the fact that they have dogs…It saved my life. I recommend this place to anyone and everyone. The staff was a great help. They treated me well and always were attentive to my needs. They were very helpful and always there for me. All of the staff taught me life changing ways to cope with my everyday stresses and were awesome in showing me a great relapse prevention method.
I have never been in residential treatment before, so i had no idea what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. The setting at RCR was peaceful and serene. I was comfortable and felt the home-like setting was most beneficial for my recovery. I was treated with respect by the staff and residents. I believe that a multi-modality, holistic approach is the key to recovery and received that here. I really enjoyed the family-like safe atmosphere here. I was able to relax, decompress and focus on my recovery and underlying issues.
I have spent 70 days at Ranch Creek Recovery. I thank God that I had the experience I had while here. I learned so much about myself and the disease of addiction. I have met some of the nicest, most humble and helpful people in my life while here. The staff is wonderful and treated me with the utmost kindness. I will never forget RCR, and I now realize that a clean and sober life is possible and wonderful. I loved the equine therapy, yoga, acupuncture and friday meetings. I love the house, dogs and all of the clients. I thank everybody at RCR for being a part of my recovery.
It was an amazing experience for me and a solid foundation in my recovery. Anyone looking to truly recover from an addiction or, as in my case, dual diagnosis would greatly benefit from this program.
The facility is a beautiful, intimate setting, high on a hilltop in Temecula, a panoramic view that can inspire peace in anyone, even when detoxing from alcohol or drugs.
The counselors are extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and understanding. The groups are small and informative, providing the perfect situation to cultivate deep friendships and connections with fellow clients, as you help each other along. Intensive one on one therapy is provided daily, along with intensive family therapy (they even do skype sessions). The weekly schedule includes equine therapy, yoga and acupuncture. It is a well rounded program…
Not only did the staff help me to recover from my addiction, they went above and beyond to assist me with my insurance, disability, finding an outpatient plan to suit my needs and countless other overwhelming issues that could have proven detrimental to my recovery. The warmth and compassion, in that gesture alone, is something that I will carry with me as a reminder of what it means to truly help another person in crisis. Ranch Creek Recovery saved my life! I was treated as more than just “another client”. I was, am and will always be a part of a family.
Thank you all (from the bottom of my sober heart)!!!!!!!
Who says recovery needs to be a drag? Ranch Creek Recovery proved otherwise. My stay was one of the most healing, relaxing, and peaceful experiences of my life. Thanks to Mark and Shelly and the rest of the staff, I was able to start my journey towards recovery in the most comfortable way possible. They made me feel welcomed and at home, instead of institutionalized, which I had expected. The 60 days I spent here were 60 days I will always remember. Thank you for helping me start my life over again. Without the help of the wonderful staff, I would not be where I am today.
Missing you guys!
Ranch Creek Recovery is a top of the line recovery home that I have had the pleasure of going to. After trying several other rehabs I found I could not stay with the program for even a 30 day stay. When I came to Ranch Creek Recovery I was fully willing to stay a full 90 days. The reason is that it’s personal with only 6 clients at a time. There is also the amino acid therapy which helps, but most of all the people who work here and own it are very knowledgeable when it comes to recovery. They also have equine therapy and acupuncture which help a lot. I found that they were able to help me in personal areas of my life while staying here and even after my discharge. This truly is a safe and even luxurious place to get sober.
I came in here at 142 pounds scared to talk about my feelings. Today I am 178 pounds and never more healthy in my life and confident in myself and my recovery. I appreciate everything that you have done, taking me to court and helping me work on myself. This is the best treatment I’ve been to and if it wasn’t for this place I’d probably go back and use again, so thank you for my new life.
Overall I have to say that the beginning of my recovery has been a success due to the fantastic help from the staff at Ranch Creek Recovery. I came here scar and a mess. Throughout the last month I have relearned who I am and what truly makes me happy. I have also learned many tools to help me stay clean and sober. My outlook on daily situations has improved immensely. I have experienced exceptional days by living in the “now” and not in the past or future. This program has made me realize what is truly important in my life. RCR gives valuable information and tools to help people begin recovery and at the same time RCR allows one to have enough free time to explore their thoughts and feel like they still have a life. Leaving RCR I am a whole lot healthier, both mind and body, than when I was when I arrived here.