I have been to a total of nine outpatient/inpatient centers in the past 19 years. Avenues in Lake Ariel was clearly my best experience ever in all aspects that matter to me (individual therapy, food, accommodations, and empathy of staff). The focus on family therapy was amazing as I truly know now that addiction is a family disease. In addition, the creativity of the group facilitators kept me engaged and provided tools for my recovery toolkit.
In closing, I got to shout out my counselor Meghan for her empathy, compassion, and authenticity. She gave me hope in a time of great discord and darkness.