Inspiring Portraits of Recovery

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The success of our treatment center is only as strong as the success of our patients. We are proud to be difference makers who are dedicated to saving lives. Here are just a few of the many success stories from our True North rehab alumni.

When Rex realized his son’s birth wasn’t going to make him stop using, he knew he had to get help. Coming to Lakeview gave him hope, connection and strength to overcome his addiction and create a better life for his family.

Lexie shares her journey from young heroin addict to a long-term recovery success story. She shares that without the tools she received while with us she doesn’t know where she would be.

After using the Christmas money for drugs instead of gifts, Tony had a “Christmas Carol” moment realizing he needed help. Treatment helped Tony find his True North and learn his full potential in life.


"After many failed attempts at treatment, Lakeview was the different experience I had been looking for….

Lakeview has been the turning point in my recovery. With a focus on gender-specific care and underlying issues, I have finally worked through the things that kept me in active addiction. It’s been amazing to know that the staff and alumni were and will always be there to support and encourage me.”

-Megan L.

 “This dual diagnosis treatment center not only saved my life, but also helped me so very much with my major depression, anxiety, and grief!...

Everyone was truly amazing at Lakeview! I’ve been trying to bury so much pain from trauma throughout my entire life with the use of drugs. And grieving over the loss of my Dad and so many other close family members. I feel so much better! And not to mention the extra money I now have to actually be able to buy things I want ! Thank you to the Lakeview staff, you are all amazing and caring people! I will never forget and of you and what you’ve done for me and my family!!”

-Rachel S.

“My life is 100% better than it was in my addiction...

Lakeview changed my life, and not just with the drug use. When I entered Lakeview I was at the end, no hope and no love for myself. Lakeview changed all that – I stopped making bad choices in my life, I shut up and I listened for a chance. Lakeview has the tools to get you through this if you really want it. I can look at myself in the mirror and I am proud of who I see. It is a long road, but the rewards are so definitely worth it”

-Josh M.

“The doctors and therapists really care about each individual...

Lakeview helped me in ways I didn’t think possible. The classes are amazing – very informative and therapeutic. Mel Wegner is by far the best person there; she guided me when I didn’t know how to do it myself. I’d HIGHLY recommend Lakeview to anyone.”

-Katie H.

“Lakeview helped save my life...

the staff was amazing and really helped me get to the core of my addiction. I truly recommend doing alumni events afterward. All the members of the alumni group have kept in contact with me and have helped me with my recovery.”

-Michael C.

“It’s truly amazing how my experience while in treatment helped me become who I am today and I’m loving every minute of it...

Looking back now that I am sober, Lakeview planted the seed. I am so grateful for the staff and the treatment I received while at Lakeview. Thanks to Lakeview, I can now live a quality and healthy life.”

-Gary B.

“I will forever be grateful to the care and treatment he received while there….

My son went to Lakeview back in 2015. He remains clean and sober. Thank you for being the right place at the right time.”

-Carol D.

“I’ve been clean and sober for over 15 years...

I went to Lakeview when I had a rampant rack habit. I hated it at first, but once I accepted that I was there and decided to make the best of it, I really learned a lot about myself. I’ve been clean and sober for over 15 years now and I still go through my book and notes of encouragement from my time there.”

-Nicole R.

“Besides the facility being first class, the staff is amazing and they truly care and will go above and beyond to get you on the path to sobriety...

and give you the skills needed to maintain a healthy sober life. I could not have done it without them.”

-Suzy O.

“If you have lost yourself and control of your life due to addiction, then you need to come here – it will be the best give you ever give yourself!...

I am so thankful for Lakeview! The entire staff was friendly and supportive. I was nervous coming to treatment for the first time, but I don’t think I could have picked a better place. Lakeview is a very well run facility with two major goals: your sobriety and giving you the tools to live a healthy, happy and spiritually connected life.”

-Emily P.

“Lakeview was an amazing experience for me...

All of the other patients became like brothers to me, which was awesome. I definitely feel that they gave me all of the tools to stay sober and beat alcoholism for good.”

-Ed S.

“Lakeview is the place to go when you feel like there's nowhere else to go...

The staff is amazing, the fellowship is amazing! I learned so much about myself and how to stay sober that I actually want to stay sober and continue on the life that they've shown me that I deserve! I put in a lot of hard work but they put more work into me than I could have ever expected! Whenever you need something, someone is always there to help; not just the staff but the women that you are in recovery with! I highly recommend this if you're looking for a facility to go to.”

-Chazlin T.

“Thank you Lakeview Health for providing the fundamentals for my journey...

It has been 6 years clean and sober and I feel extremely good about life. All my family, friends and love ones are intact "Thank God" for his grace and mercy!”

-John B.

“You have so many staff there to help you, cheer you on, and truly be in your court. They care and it shows...

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Lakeview Health. The most important being the staff there - they are what makes Lakeview. The facility is very nice and spa-like, all in all a cheerful place. Both the pool and the gym are extremely nice, with the gym providing professional trainers at your disposal everyday. The menu there provides many options for food, so if you do not like the main course for a meal there is also something the kitchen can you make you and there is also a salad bar. I actually was sad to leave Lakeview - I will forever be grateful for this facility and the wonderful group of people that work there.”

-Julia M.