Eden Hill Recovery Retreat
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Parent Recommends Extended Care

Posted on: January 14th, 2014 by Dori Corrado Gay No Comments

Our 23 year old daughter spent several months at Eden Hill earlier this year, suffering from addiction problems linked to depression. We were told her recovery would take time, that this was a process that Eden Hill understood extremely well, and for us to be patient. Our 23 year old daughter spent several months at Eden Hill earlier this year, suffering from addiction problems linked to depression. We were told her recovery would take time, that this was a process that Eden Hill understood extremely well, and for us to be patient.

From early in her stay there, we could see the effects of having our daughter at this wonderful place. Warm, familial, caring and compassionate – but also structured, disciplined and honest – saying things like they are. Clearly a team of experienced professionals, but with a genuineness and compassionate side that is not common in the medical world today. Our daughter related well to them, as did Eden Hill to her. It looked like a real partnership – one with shared responsibilities.

Aside of the therapy and learning for our daughter, as parents, we have also learned so much from Eden Hill about how to communicate with people suffering from these problems – what to do and what not to do – and also attended a number of family sessions with an experienced therapist who really helped our family communicate more openly and honestly about what everyone thought and what we should do, together.

I think everyone believes they know what to do when a loved one or family member has this kind of a problem. In hindsight, and based on my experience, I had no clue and nor did my wife. So we listened, learned and followed the advice and guidance given to us by the Eden Hill team and the results are, frankly, remarkable. With our daughter, it is like a light switched on. She is more and more like the person she used to be before running into problems – happier, more self-confident, much better able to cope and focused on making progress in her life.

From early in her stay there, we could see the effects of having our daughter at this wonderful place. Warm, familial, caring and compassionate – but also structured, disciplined and honest – saying things like they are. Clearly a team of experienced professionals, but with a genuineness and compassionate side that is not common in the medical world today. Our daughter related well to them, as did Eden Hill to her. It looked like a real partnership – one with shared responsibilities.

Aside of the therapy and learning for our daughter, as parents, we have also learned so much from Eden Hill about how to communicate with people suffering from these problems – what to do and what not to do – and also attended a number of family sessions with an experienced therapist who really helped our family communicate more openly and honestly about what everyone thought and what we should do, together.

I think everyone believes they know what to do when a loved one or family member has this kind of a problem. In hindsight, and based on my experience, I had no clue and nor did my wife. So we listened, learned and followed the advice and guidance given to us by the Eden Hill team and the results are, frankly, remarkable. With our daughter, it is like a light switched on. She is more and more like the person she used to be before running into problems – happier, more self-confident, much better able to cope and focused on making progress in her life.

Bad days come and bad days go – for everyone – but now she is so much more capable of dealing with her challenges in a structured and positive way. It’s remarkable.

As we go into the Holiday Season I look back and think about the last 12 months, some of which have been extremely challenging for our family, and thank our lucky stars for finding Eden Hill and all of the good is has done for daughter.

Highly recommended!!

Written by Dori Corrado Gay

Dori Corrado Gay

Dori Corrado Gay is the owner of Eden Hill Recovery Retreat which is a transitional inpatient facility for women in the northwest corner of Connecticut. As a licensed Marriage and Family therapist, Dori specializes in helping female clients with addiction issues as well as providing therapy for their families. More about Dori Gay on Google+

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