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A Gratefully Recovered Alcoholic 

Apr 7, 2021

Alumni Testimonial, Jason D. 

Are these promises extravagant? I thought they were until I started having the authentic experiences that accompany them.

This journey all started when I decided to turn my will and power over.

Without knowing what I was getting myself into, I entered Hanley Center and never looked back. At first, I was only looking for a successful way to keep using substances. My authentic experiences started with the promises I made to myself during my first session with my therapist.

If you or a loved one need help, call our admissions team today at 561-841-1033.

My therapist helped me realize that I had many past traumas contributed to who I am today.

We started to work on positive affirmations, which continue to help me almost a year and a month later. I experienced terrific interactions with all the Hanley staff. The knowledgeable nurses and doctors are amazing and understand what we are going through with the disease of addiction.

During the two and a half months I was at Hanley, I learned many things that I had never realized.

Armed with this knowledge of myself, I was able to turn this knowledge into strengths. I am grateful to all the people I met at Hanley. The staff helped me make a smooth transition into the different levels of treatment. I am one of those “first-time-in-treatment” success stories and I never want to go back.

Some might say I am a poster child for recovery and therapy, but I have come to learn and respect everyone’s journey to recovery.  

I don’t take anything for granted anymore and respect that this journey is very difficult.

The Hanley staff made my journey smooth, but more importantly, they gave me the ongoing support and tools I need to be successful in sobriety. I would not do anything different at this point in my life.


Hanley Center is a well-known care provider offering a range of treatment programs targeting the recovery from substance use, mental health issues, and beyond. Our primary mission is to provide a clear path to a life of healing and restoration. We offer renowned clinical care and have the compassion and professional expertise to guide you toward lasting recovery.

For information on our programs, call us today: 561-841-1033.

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