Major disclaimer- I am a former client who did graduate from NLB but several years ago and steps may have been taken to deal with the issues I am about to mention. Overall there were some good guys on staff there. I will say that. And the message they preach is one that I try to apply to my life today. However, some huge problems existed during my 10 months there. Firstly, the entire property was infested, and I do mean infested, with rats and other rodents. The main residence had rat nests all in the walls and guys who lived in the downstairs bedrooms could hear rats running across the ceiling all night. But the real issue when I was there was that there was NO accountability for staff members. None. All of whom were recovering addicts themselves.Now I understand it's about the message not the messenger, but it is rather difficult to embrace the validity of the message when so many who preach it are not themselves practicing it. Again, this was years ago and many changes may have been implemented to prevent these issues. I say all this because people should know as much as possible before sending their loved ones somewhere for a year.