Santé Center Reviews

Santé Center for Healing considers it both a privilege and a responsibility to walk alongside individuals and families – traveling from crisis to the healing found on the recovery journey to long-term recovery. This has been our mission for 22 years and counting…

Over the years, alumni and their family have emailed, written, called in, and posted stories of the Santé experience and how Santé impacted their life. Just a few of them are shared below.

Google Reviews

“My son is on his second stay at Sante now. He went there first due to a recommendation from our doctor. He stayed 30 days but unfortunately did not complete treatment. Treatment is HARD period no matter where you are! Without a doubt, I know he is where he needs to be and everyone has been supportive of him. He has worked mostly with Hannah B who even when he left was available to him when he was at his lows and helped him realize the need to return to complete treatment. I pray he stays and completes treatment this time but if he chooses to leave it will not be because of anything at Sante. The policy’s and regulations are there in the best interest of the patients. Ex. the class you have to take for visitation, I didn’t really like at first but realize that not only is it informative for families but it also keeps those who aren’t committed to his treatment from visiting! They work on his whole health not just addiction and I think that is what makes Sante stand out from the others.”

“It is my distinct privilege to know Sante from so many different angles. I first learned of the organization when working in the nonprofit substance abuse prevention world – to prevent the incidence and impact of alcohol and other drugs. Sante kept rising to the top for professionalism, compassion and success with their patients. When an opportunity to work at Sante presented itself, I hoped I had enough experience and skills to bring “to the Sante table” that was populated by such credentialed, highly trained, experienced (and yet approachable) therapists, doctors, nurses, administrators and so many more. That was 5 years ago; Sante has been where I’ve lived out my calling. And in that timeframe I’ve also sat in the Family & Friends Support Group as friend/loved one after referring many friends and family to Sante as well. Wouldn’t refer them to Sante if I didn’t believe in it so profoundly.”

“I highly recommend Sante Center for Healing. It has helped save my loved one’s life, and has shown us how to have a new blueprint for a healthy family dynamic. For that, I am forever grateful.”

“My sibling did wonderfully while in treatment here! The holistic approach allowed my brother the opportunity to make the treatment his own and gave him freedom to use artistic outlets like playing guitar, drawing, writing poetry/songs which other facilities have not allowed him to do in the past, and of course he also completed more technical/therapy-based assignments, participated in the groups, and individual therapy. My family was a big push in getting my brother into treatment, he was not happy about it, but he now says it was the best treatment facility and program he has been to (he has been to at least 4 others). As all people with addiction issues experience, there are ups and downs, but I truly believe Sante got my brother to talk about and work on underlying issues of trauma/depression/anxiety more than anything he could have done on his own. There is so much progress in the way he thinks about confrontations and he analyzes what a safe setting looks like to avoid being tempted by others to use or be in a ‘shady’ situation. I hope his success continues, and I am grateful for the staff and the work done at Sante to give me pieces of my brother back which were so lost and buried under addiction before treatment.”

“Sante Center for Healing is an amazing organization that treats any and all individuals with a challenge as equal. Everyone is always treated with respect and given a wealth of support to carry on in their everyday lives. Thank you for your loyal support and your continued guidance along the way!”

“I saw Jo for counseling and she helped me survive the hardest time of my life. I am a better person today because of the help I found at Sante.”

“One of the things that sets Sante apart is how much they care about people calling in need of help. Even if someone cannot walk through the doors of Sante, the clinical intake staff will stay with them until they walk through the door somewhere. I am forever grateful for the same attention I received more than 10 years ago from intake staff just like them. When someone cares about you first before their bottom line, you have a greater chance of getting the help you need. I look forward to being part of this caring and experienced team for years to come.”

“I was born and raised in Denton, TX and had never heard of Santé until recently. My experiences thus far have been truly amazing and the property is gorgeous. The patients do incredible, emotional work and I am honored to be a part of it all. We are family owned and with that brings more flexibility when it comes to payment options with less red tape involved. Our treatment plans are individualized and we offer dual-diagnosis as well as being coed. The success stories I have personally heard have brought tears to my eyes and reassures my decision to join the team. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you or someone you know needs some healing from alcohol/ substance abuse with mental health struggles, I encourage you to come check it out for yourself. Our intake staff is available 24/7.”

“I have much gratitude for Santé for helping me understand myself. Santé helped me to find my inner child. I can now be vulnerable without being afraid. I can identify my emotions and process them. I have a family of choice for support. I have freedom from shame because of my past behavior. I can truly trust and demonstrate compassionate acts. I can express empathy. I can speak my truth without fear. I can listen and be present for others in the times of their needs. Santé has helped me grow to be a healthier person. The above skills, I have learned by attending Santé – My God sent me here for a purpose – to heal my forever child. Thank You!”

Facebook Reviews

“Sante is great place to help you build your recovery… but don’t think it can happen in 30 days. A 30-day program is simply not enough time for anyone in addiction to not only understand their self and what brought them to that point of desperation, but also to build the skills for a life in future recovery. 90 days is really an important commitment to make, even though that is understandably very difficult for some families At a bare minimum, 60-75 days. I stayed 143 days and got sober 5 years ago, because I needed that long. Some stay longer because they need that much treatment. I see reviews about 30 day or less complaints, or complaints about the staff… these are coming from us – addicts, who will tell our families what we want to get what we want. The truth is that Sante is a serious place that is seriously committed in a caring way to setting addicts on a healing path to recovery. It saved my life.”

“This amazing facility, it’s professionals, my family, my “Socrates”(J.T.), and MY God saved my life and taught me how to live a healthy life, substance free. I’m one month shy of 8 years sober! God bless Sante Center for Healing.”

“They cared….they checked on me several times before my actual appointment, and continued until my last. Would recommend to anyone seeking this type of treatment.”

“Having been an employee at Sante for several years and seeing firsthand the healing that can occur, I would highly recommend this facility to anyone who is considering inpatient care.”

“I previously worked for The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse in Dallas (a great nonprofit, by the way). In my roles there I had the opportunity to get to know many great local and national treatment centers, but Sante kept rising to the top for professionalism, compassion, and success with their patients (some of Sante’s alumni and staff were Council volunteers, etc.). I’ve been blessed to have worked at Sante for nearly five years now and have referred friends and family to Sante’s multiple levels of care. I’m proud to be a part of this 20+ year legacy that touches, changes and saves lives of individuals, families and generations to come.”

“Going to Sante was the best thing I ever did I’ll explain my story and other night but what I’m about to write I would not realize any of this if it wasn’t for Sante Center of healing all the nurses to text and the counselors it was the most amazing experience I’ve had tough but easy a lot of love a lot of care a lot of trust Sante Center of healing definitely saved my life thank you all love you and miss you…it won’t let me post it here so go back one onto santes fb page and you will c my post. If I cud go back for free I would. They saved my life and they save my relationship with my mom and dad. The most amazing thing is now my parents understand me to a “T”. And understand me. It’s amazing. At the age now of 34, was 33 in sante I’m just now living my life. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. I have made a ton of new friends who I love dearly and they love there superwoman but I made a new family who I can trust and even though I’m not there anymore I can call them anytime and talk to them if I’m having a bad day or even just to say hi besides graduation going and leaving sante it was the best day of my life.”

Yelp Reviews

“This facility’s staff was caring from the very beginning. It was a stressful process to get my loved one to agree to go to treatment, so the Intake department was AWESOME at keeping in touch. Once my loved one admitted, the process was easy and communication was consistent after my name was added to the consents (which was tough, but my loved one was in a bad place and took awhile to allow family to know more of the truth). The inclusion of Family Therapy and the family night really helped heal our family and gave me a way better understanding of what she was going through. This is a longer-stay facility, so $ was a stretch but the financial folks worked with me to make it work.”

“Two years ago, I entered Santé for alcoholism via an intervention. The staff compassionately guided me husband through the intervention, and helped me face my pain and shame and begin the process of working through my issues utilizing aspects of the 12 Step Program. They held my story in a space of grace and gave me the courage to move from pain to empowerment so that I could once again find purpose and see the sacredness in the all of life. I shall forever be grateful.”

Additional Testimonials: From Individuals

The concept on anonymity and recovery has been around since the introduction of Alcoholics Anonymous. It was seen as an important ingredient stressing that each and every person in a meeting has equal value AND it allowed for an environment where individuals can open about and address issues they might not otherwise. Many of our alumni have gone on to become committed sponsors, passionate recovery advocates and inspirational speakers (professionally, socially and in the recovery circuit), open about their journey. Yet many of our alumni have chosen to remain anonymous in this environment of social media and modern technology. But almost on a daily basis, alumni reach back out to us to reflect on their Santé experience. We are sharing just a handful below. (Note that any identifying names/details have been removed.)

“Everyone touched my life in a positive way. You all gave me back my life. Actually, you gave me the answers to having a life like I’ve never had before. For that, I am eternally grateful.”

“Being at Santé was the first time in my life that I have felt safe and loved. I didn’t know what that felt like before and couldn’t identify it”

“I am so very grateful for Santé for helping save my life and never giving up on me. I will never forget what Santé has done for me. It is my home away from home.”

“If you’re a family member of someone trying to get sober, but who may or may not want to, I hope you at least consider Santé. I reluctantly first came to this place as a hopeless, rebellious, and arrogant 19 year old IV crystal meth addict. After time… and many different learning experiences and failures, I grew to start to acknowledge some of the things I found out about myself. Or, if you’re struggling with addiction yourself, and you want to stay sober, Santé can lay a strong foundation for you, if you choose to follow their eccentric and occasionally irritating process”

“For the first time in my life I have hope. Santé has been an incredible experience. I am starting to see the person God created me to be and I like what I see. I no longer feel worthless. Santé has been instrumental in helping me work through some deep rooted shame. I cannot thank everyone enough for giving me my life back. I am looking forward to my new life! Sober and free.”

“Santé helped me deal with my alcoholism and start on the path to recovery. They also helped me start the road to getting back my career in medicine. I had a great experience at Santé and am so thankful for my time there. It truly changed my future.”

“I have made lifelong friendships and connections with people from all over the US who completely understand this cunning disease and share my same hopes and dreams for a full life of recovery. I will never forget these 4 months at Santé. What a small price to pay for truly saving my life.”

“I am keeping in constant contact with my close knit case group. I am also in contact with other women from Santé. A group of 5-6 of us chat, text or email daily. My experience at Santé was the most difficult, yet life changing experience. Santé saved me.”

“Just a note to let you know I am one year sober! I am so greatful (I know this is misspelled, but it is my preferred spelling 🙂 to you and all at Santé who helped me reclaim me – all of me – my mind, body and spirit. “

“I’m sitting here at my kick ass new job, and remembered that today is my one year clean date for self-harm. I’m pretty grateful for my Santé experience right now”

“Addiction literally destroyed almost everything in my life. It was about to kill me. SANTE SAVED ME PERIOD!”

“I went there hopeless, empty, confused, scared… dead inside. I left literally in the best health of my life.”

“I learned things about myself at Santé that I never knew. I learned I can be a leader. I learned I have compassion and empathy. And most importantly, I learned that my past no longer has to cast its dark shadow over me. I love myself today, just for today. That is a miracle. My birth certificate may say something to the contrary, but I can honestly say that I was born on a small hill in Argyle, TX because here, for the first time, I experienced LIFE.”

“I was a patient in Santé Center for Healing for a total of 9 months inpatient and 5 months in Transitional Living (not quite in that order), and because of that I feel obligated to voice my honest and knowledgeable opinion of it. First, since it is a common topic, Santé is pricey. That’s true. However, Santé did work with my family to help make it possible for me to stay as long as I needed to get what I could out of it. Now here’s what that money paid for: Santé is for people struggling with all sorts of addictions, namely but not limited to substance abuse, eating disorders, and process addictions, and is based on the 12 Steps”

“What can I say? Santé saved my life. I relapsed after 9 years of sobriety, and I came to Santé a broken man, a bad alcoholic. I had been through 13 weeks of treatment some 16 years ago, but never as deep and thorough a treatment as Santé gave me. The treatment team here helped me with core issues that had never been dealt with, and I feel so much more at peace and ready to live a sober life again. It was a tough 12 weeks, but I would not trade this experience for anything as I truly believe that the treatment teams; expertise, and the wonderful staff, and my peer community saved my life. I will always be grateful to everyone at Santé for that.”

“My stay at Santé has changed my life for the better in every possible way. Santé focuses on complete recovery in every facet of living – the disease of addiction, spirituality, physical wellness, and mental and emotional wellness.”

“Santé Center for Healing has been a miracle for me; in fact the ultimate miracle. I was extremely distraught when I arrived here three months ago. During my time here I was able to make shifts in thinking that have led to positive changes in mindset that have ultimately created a state of serenity. I have been at peace and have finally been able to experience joy in my life.”

“Santé has changed my entire view of life. I’m so thankful that I had the opportunity to complete treatment here. The staff and treatment team are amazing. It seems like a whole lot at first, but if ya stick it out you’ll be grateful for the gain.”

“Santé is my church.”

“Santé Center Rocks!! They have helped me out so much, so I’d like to acknowledge everyone on my Treatment Team! Thank you all so much!”

“Santé saved my life in so many ways. I would not have lasted another year in my addiction. On a side note however, Santé is so thorough, they actually identified another somewhat unrelated health condition with my liver that would have greatly reduced my life span if not identified and treated.”

“Santé absolutely changed my life and saved it in more ways than one! I was a patient from August – October 2017”

“Santé literally means “health”. I left Santé healthier in mind, body, and spirit!”

Additional Testimonials: From Families

“We so very much appreciate all that you have done for [him] (and us.) We were talking about how incredible it is that everyone who has worked with us at Santé has made us feel that they genuinely care for us as individuals, not just as “patients” or “clients.” God has truly blessed us! We can never thank all of you enough.”

Additional Testimonials: Intensive Workshop Participants

“I learned to accept my shortcomings and understand I am not the only one who experiences them. The team helped me realize other people are not in charge of my happiness and I do not have to fix and try to change others.”

“I have rediscovered my true self with no shame or guilt!”

“I believe in recovery being one day at a time, but sometimes it takes four intense days with peers and caring professionals to experience true healing.”

“The codependency intensive taught me practical ways to deconstruct unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. The intensive helped me let go of deep-seated shame, sadness, and grief I had been carrying for years. The feedback and the therapy team was invaluable.”

“The facilitators taught us how to identify codependent thoughts and behaviors, recognize negative cognitions surrounding our perceptions of self, followed by learning how to disarm these messages. I was so impressed with the entire therapy team; how they encouraged us to help each other and become our own consultants. I have hope. Thanks y’all!”

“The trauma intensive contributed to my healing by changing my perspectives on my traumas, turning overwhelming heaviness into something more approachable. I am honestly shocked at the difference in my mood from the 4-day intensive. I expected some change, but it’s tremendous!”