Mark Sadler – Executive DirectorMaster of Counselling
After many years of fighting tooth and nail, years of denial, of trying to get and to stay sober on my own, trying to convince myself that it would be different this time, I was given a moment of clarity to see myself as I truly was. I saw the reality of my addiction I saw the damage that I was causing, I suddenly understood that the problems that I drank at were not outside me the problem was me and that the change that was needed had to me. I was floored, I was beaten, and so as to not leave my family the sad legacy of a dead alcoholic, I sought treatment. When I got on the plane to go, I had no real hope, I felt I could not be happy if I could not drink and knew that I could not be happy if I did. I felt damned. My life was in chaos and made no sense to me. I could not understand how this could have happened. My family and I had left the ranch twice never to return, but kept coming back, something gnawed at me that this ranch had purpose and meaning that was yet unfulfilled.
I went to treatment. The lights began to turn on. I began to wake up. This was a great centre and experience but something was missing and I knew that this something was in great abundance at the ranch. With time I understood why my life turned out as it did in the needed sequence that it had unfolded. I knew with absolute certainty that Top of the World Ranch’s purpose and meaning was intertwined with my own. I knew what I needed to do and why I needed to do it. It felt predestined, it felt obvious, certain, and it still does. So you see, Top of the World Ranch Treatment Centre exists because it is supposed to. It works because it is supposed to. The ranch is now what it needed to be. The people that work here understand this. The clients that attend here understand this. There is no other centre like us. I hope you choose us with the knowledge that we will offer you our best. I have since obtained a Masters of Counselling degree so that I may further help our clients, because you see the real beauty of recovery is that by giving to others, in return we get more than we give. Most Sincerely, Mark.