My name is Sue and my son Matthew is a client at the ranch. He was there in the fall of 2013. Mark, I am writing this letter to say I am so very grateful to have found your Ranch and your caring staff. We are in Ontario, and when I learned of my sons addiction, starting making calls to rehabs centers. I had a great feeling about Top of The World, and I was right. I could go on and on with how very impressed I am with the ranch. I have to say that Michael, who lives at the , and has been such a support system, not only for my son, but for myself and my husband. He gave us hope and support, even when we didn't know if Matthew would accept the help. The compassion and caring that he gave us is priceless. From the moment I first called Top of The World, I knew I was not alone. That caring and support continued on with everyone I have met. I know people always take time to complain about something when they are not happy.....I wanted to take this short time to say THANK YOU for caring.
I am not quite sure where to begin, as there really are no words to express the gratitude I feel for you, and what it is you do there .. I guess I will start by telling you that I am happy and so healthy, and am living a pretty amazing life! It's been almost 7 years since I left the ranch, and I have remained clean and sober ever since. I think about you often, and I am never quite sure if you really realize the impact you have had on me. This place has the ability to heal you, not only physically but emotionally, and if it fits or works with your belief system spiritually too... I was pretty broken when I first walked through your doors, and honestly wasn't even sure if I could do it. Instead of making me feel bad or shameful about my addiction, you treated me with love and kindness, you treated me with respect. You built me back up, and gave me a fighting chance at recovery...I believe it's by no mistake that I found your centre, and exactly when I needed to, and I am not sure if I ever really told you thank you ... So from the bottom of my heart thank you!! That mixed up little girl that once was, is all better now, and a very large part of that is because of the time I spent at the ranch ... and I figured at the very least you should know ..I am living proof that the work you guys do, works!
Happy anniversary to us! One year since we left our son in your care. And what an amazing year it has been. We could not be prouder of our son! His desire to take the things you taught him and expand on them… he is truly the person now that I always knew he was. We cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for him and our family. I continue to be thankful every day that such beautiful people, and such a beautiful place, exists, and that we found it!
Hi all, I look at your website from time to time because it has been three years since my husband attended your addiction program and it was such a beautiful, peaceful place for true healing to begin. When he came back from Top of the World, there were some rough patches. We ambled our way though all of these bumps in the road and my husband is sober and very much alive and well with a one year old baby. I remember when we were searching for places for him to go, everything sounded so dismal and the really nice, holistic places were so expensive. I was actually the one to find you guys and I couldn't believe that such a cool place existed that was actually affordable. When we called, the guy who answered the phone was sweet and reassuring. Knowing my husband as well as I do, I am pretty sure that he would not have found success in a program that was based on the 12 Steps and we both really loved how your program didn't live, breath, sleep it, but rather used it as a tool. In short, I think of you guys often because you helped not just SAVE my husband's life, but make it rich, full, and amazing! Feel free to use any of this in a testimonial
This has been a life-changing experience. I feel like myself and I feel strong and now have the knowledge and the tools necessary to stay clean and sober, but more importantly to live a happy, healthy, growing life. The staff are absolutely amazing and wonderful. Thank you for the whole person approach to my healing. Just like at our check in/check out, I feel physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually whole.
I could not have imagined picking a better place to come to. The place is beautiful, the staff is wonderful and, most of all, the help you receive to find yourself again is amazing. I am myself again and I am so confident in my recovery and I owe it all to the Top of the World.
Coming to Top of the World saved my life. I had tried various meetings, a psychiatrist, took medications and nothing helped. To me, my drinking was a rash and I needed to find the cause of the rash and not just keep applying Calamine lotion. Top of the World did that. It helped me identify the hole in my soul and then to heal it. The counsellors are caring and knowledgeable and the support staff are just that, very supportive. You could not design a more beautiful location or facility; you can truly find your spirituality here.
Happy Birthday to Me! It's my first Birthday today and I could not have done it without: 1. the Grace of God, and 2. The Ranch. Thank you to all of you who helped me begin my journey in sobriety. This has been the most wonderful year of my life....ever! You all do an incredible job of helping people change their lives and I just want you to know that I think of you often, and fondly. Without the Ranch my success would not have been possible. And every year on this day I will send you another email! My fondest hello to Everyone there - with much appreciation, love and Blessings. (and it just keeps getting better...and better...and better :)!Calgary, AB (graduated Jan 6th, 2015)
Top of the World Ranch is a special place. As soon as I walked through the doors I knew I had made the right decision. I made amazing friends, found my spirit and learned a lot about myself and my addiction in your addiction program. I must mention the beautiful scenery that surrounds you, wildlife, mountains, and breathtaking views, a very calm and peaceful place. The counselors and staff are friendly, supportive and knowledgeable. Also the food is amazing, healthy and tasty. If you are looking to deal with your issues and better your life, the ranch is for you! You will have no regrets. I am so grateful and happy. My life has changed for the better
Mark,though we did not get to meet you at Family Weekend, I thank God everyday that you and your beautiful ranch exist. I thank Tricia and Bill for their kindness on our first visit. I knew right away my son had made the right choice! To Elise, Pat, and Lisa, you taught us all so much in such a short time. Michael, I will never forget experiencing a sweat, and will carry with me the the absolute feeling of peace that it gave me. Thank you so much! Mike, we did not get to meet you but are very much aware of your role in our son's journey. And then the food, incredible! Thank you all for what you have done and continue to do for our family.
There are no easy answers and there are no miracle cures. But what I believe Top of the World Ranch provides above all else is the opportunity to look deep inside ones self and to begin to understand the motivations that drive us to such insanely destructive behaviors. The Journey towards sustainable recovery begins with an inner journey and whilst I know that I have benefited greatly from the opportunity to understand my addiction much more clearly from scientific and psychological perspectives, the greatest gift the ranch has given me are the humility to trust my spiritual values and the courage to attempt to discover my true purpose, and for that I am eternally grateful.