I entered Avalon 82 days ago severely depressed, addicted to drugs and alcohol and completely broken and hopeless. The staff welcomed me with open arms and has truly saved my life.The accommodations, food, amenities, views…all were amazing and I immediately felt comfortable with the all the staff from the directors, the chef, the RA’s, drivers, you name it…everyone that works here is so caring and fabulous. When you come in you are immediately assigned a practitioner and a psychiatrist…I was a late admission but neither of these doctors had me wait till morning and they both were on the phone with me till the wee hours of the night/early morning easing my withdrawal fears and answering every single question I had to make sure I was absolutely comfortable with medications and all that I may need until they could see me in person the next day. The counselors and therapists who run the daily groups are by far the most intuitive, knowledgeable and caring clinical staff members I have experienced in a residential setting (and I have been in a few rehabs before this).
Both my individual therapist and my family therapist have helped me beyond words. I came to Avalon with many, many issues…sexual assault and trauma from the past, binge eating disorder, bipolar depression, anxiety disorder and alcohol and drug addiction. Avalon has been able to help me treat all of these and get down to the real core issue underneath so much of the pain that I have experienced for decades. I am still here at Avalon, I will get 90 days sober next week and plan to extend beyond that as I know I still have work I need to do.
I can honestly say that Avalon was the best decision I have made in many years, I came here wanting to get better but not knowing how or even where to start and they have given me all that and more. I am so grateful to be able to create such a beautiful, sound and healthy foundation here and I encourage anyone considering Avalon to come take a tour, meet the staff and if you truly want to heal and do the work to have a better life…..this place works!!!