Dear Staff, Thank you so much for listening to my many breakdowns and making me stay. I hope that by helping me along my future path it has somehow helped the many of you. Please do not take lightly my gratitude towards Tracy’s jokes or Doctor Cohn’s sternness! It was needed. Thank you for helping me see just a little more clearly. Dana
Dear staff, It’s hard to know where to even start because I could write you guys a hundred-page book on everything I have to say. Bottom line is that every one of you guys has helped me in your own way and is leaving me with so much knowledge that I can relate to, look back to, and use in everyday life. I am not just saying this, but if I wee at any other center I would have left. You guys brought me back to life and showed me the light, and I cannot express how much that means to me. It’s the late night talks with Kim, the reality checks and daily advice from Joe that keep me going and wanting to get better. I can always count on Chris to teach me something literally about anything.When I need a break from the house I can count on Jan to take me out to the beach and let me regroup and clear my head, and I could always count on Paul to listen or have him relate to me. I have been here a week and I can honestly say it’s been a life-changing experience. I could go on for days how each of you has helped me and everything I have learned from all of you, but its 3 in the morning and I have to get up early. All of you have a place in my heart and a piece in my mind. Thank you again for putting up with me and helping me change my life. I honestly could not have even taken the first step without you guys. Don’t be afraid to keep in touch, whether it’s a text call, letter, or email!!! Andrew
Dear New Start detox staff, I would like to say from the bottom of my heart how grateful I am to have met all of you guys. I cannot express how thankful I am. Each and every one of you guys has made me feel comfortable and right at home. I was a little nervous to come to a detox/rehab because it’s pretty much “the unknown,” but I’m glad I decided to do it. This is just the beginning of my journey to recovery and staying clean, but I will definitely keep in touch to let you know how I am doing. I am very confident I will stay clean. Thank you for sharing your stories with me, giving me helpful advice, and also cooking for me. I am grateful for meeting everyone. I hope to stay in touch and maybe come back and visit (not because of relapse, of course). I just wanted to write this little letter/thank-you note to let you guys know I am truly thankful. I was writing a list of things I was grateful for and coming here is one of the things I am most grateful for. Thank you again. Jewel
To the amazing staff at New Start, I figured it would be a nice change of pace to find something nicer than the gift ken left on his way out and I feel like it’s only fitting to leave this note on the same bed. Thank you all so much for the kindness, guidance, wisdom, and love you’ve all consistently given me during my brief time here. The devotion and commitment you have to helping others get well along with the never ending patience you exhibit day in and day out is mind blowing and I will be eternally grateful for the hope you’ve instilled in me that with enough hard work and smart decisions I can one day soon have a meaningful and happy life without the venomous addiction I’ve been carrying on my shoulders for the past 7 years. I am excited to start the real work that is ahead of me in treatment and beyond. You are great people and I hope you know it. Thank again for all you do, Dale
To All the Beautiful People Here at New Start, What and AMAZING crew you have here together! You guys have made this nightmare of a detox process into an easy one. Being off of drugs has allowed me to realized the overflow of blessings that you all have poured over me in these short 8 days. Thank you, Dr. Cohen, for directing this awesome program >Thank you Lupe, Romona, and Lida for cooking the amazing food, cleaning up after us, and praying over our beds. Thank you, Jon and Ernie, for giving us our meds, and providing us lots of laughs. It has truly distracted me from the pain of my body and mind. Thank you, Cassandra, for the songs and stories. Maybe Tim and Garrett will meet. :D Thank you Joey and Jeff for all the cigarettes and love, and thank you Greg for providing us so much insight during group. Thank you Christian for answering all of our questions and making the admission process easy, and for caring for all of us. And lastly Heidy, you have touched my soul in a way that only Jesus Christ could do. You have bene such a light and compassionate soul. Thank you for listening ot my story, guiding me in the right direction, and laughing with me when I didn’t know what else to do. It pains me to say goodbye. I will miss you guys ALL SO SO much. It will keep in touch and stop by soon. I love you all! Evelyn
The staff is most likely the greatest staff in the drug detox industry. Everyone is extremely passionate about their work, and naturally I benefited greatly from it. Honestly I personally wouldn’t change a thing with the structure of this business. I feel better than I have felt in eight years, and I don’t think it is a coincidence. I think it has to do with how New Start conducts their business! The staff here at New Start is absolutely incredible! All of my fellow clients here agree, that this is the best facility they have experienced in the detox stage of their addictions. I love every staff member with all of my heart, but the staff members that stand out the most would be David, Cassandra, Heidy, Ramona, Joe and Lupe. Chris is an amazing person. David has inspired me to open up about my issues on AA and my higher power. I am in a huge debt to these people for saving me! Thank you eternally!. Anonymous
Dear New Start Staff, I am Writing this letter to y’all to let you know that my past demons and hauntings have controlled my life for the past 30 years. I’ve had no knowledge of how to “life the life” or “living the dream.” I’ve lived a life of addiction my whole life. I was raised a nomadic lifestyle. Coming to California has taught me that I can only live a life with purpose if I really want it. The battles and wars I fight every time I wake is difficult on my heart and soul. So I want to thank each and every one of you for not giving up on me. Thank you for listening and not sugarcoating what is true. I will never forget each and every one of you. What you guys have offered me is that little piece of hope, which I pray will help me live and have that New Start of an amazing journey. :) I love you all! Norma Jean
What can I say, all you guys have shown me how awesome it can be to just get back to me. 😊 I honestly couldn’t have done any of this without y’all’s love and support. Y’all drove me crazy in the best kind of way, then again, I probably did the same to you guys haha. I will forever hold the memory of being here, and hopefully someday I can come back to visit you guys. Tell Ernest I said to keep doing his signature dance move, the (seizure)! Forever Sober, Helena
New Start was like a home away from home for me. A beautiful stucco house with gleaming wood floors and comfortable furniture. Three delicious meals in a family setting. The staff is caring and made sure I was fine during detox. I was taken care of in ways I never expected. New Start is a five star, top-of-the-line detox facility. If you have a friend in need, let them know about New Start. Kenan R