This place saved my loved one’s life. I truly believe she would be dead today if she had not gone through this program and graduated. It is most definitely not a recovery spa and you do work incredibly hard but a sober life is hard work. Real life is hard work. 16 hour days. That is what the real world is when you are paying taxes, a mortgage, raising a family. Many participants in these programs do need to be pushed hard to get to the root of their addictive behavior which can then set them on a path to healing. The alternative is to continue to blame others, wallow in self pity and take no responsibility for their own decisions which can ultimately kill them. It truly transformed my loved one from someone who was self absorbed and manipulative back into who she was before she became an addict. Funny, caring and the biggest hearted person you could ever meet. She now serves the recovery community giving back. There is hope and my love one found it here. Thank you, Recovery Ventures.