Success Stories

Drug rehabilitation, alcohol treatment and addiction recovery happens every day at Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment. Below are some testimonials and success stories of our program from both parents and clients:

You can read a few success stories of celebrities who have also beaten drug dependence here.

“On the 28th of April 2000, we attended our son’s graduation ceremony at Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment. Our son’s graduation event will forever be etched in our memory, as a rebirth of our child. It had been so many years since we had seen him drug or alcohol free that we actually had a hard time recognizing him. He looked absolutely wonderful and his behavior was so accepting and calm.

For years, we had wondered if we would ever see our “real” son again. We met so many people the evening of our son’s graduation and we cannot remember all of their names, but we want to thank each person who took the time and effort to make a difference in our son’s life. Your efforts are most likely the reason our son developed the will to change, as all other efforts that had been made through the years had not made a difference for him. You are truly the savers of life!

We will never forget your faces or the wonderful things you are doing. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”


“When I first came to the Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment program back in 1997, I was 27, years old, had been using every drug under the sun for 15 years and was basically in apathy as to whether or not anything could be done to help me. This was my third rehab in a year and I truly wanted help, I just didn’t think it was available. So I started doing the program and I could not find anything wrong with it, no matter how hard I tried.

This is a program that truly showed me that I am powerful, that I can repair the past and that all the happiness I ever hope to find is within myself. This program not only showed me how to stay off of drugs, it did just what it promised, it gave me a new life.

If you’re at the end of your rope and you’re ready to put in some good, honest hard work to make a change for the better, without drugs, Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment is hands down the best drug rehabilitation program on the planet, period. I’ve been clean for 3 years now and I owe it all to my grandmother for getting me into treatment.

I will forever spread the word about Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment and the people who absolutely perform miracles every day.”


“Just a personal note of thanks for allowing me to be a guest at Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment to learn about your procedures and to visit my son Joseph, one of your clients (Joseph completed the Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment program). Thanks to you he celebrated his 9th month of sobriety on April 25th for which we are all grateful.”

H.J. — Outpatient Counselor and grateful parent.


“I really do not have the words to describe how I feel today as compared to the life I led engulfed in the degradation of drugs. How do you describe the day to day agony and humiliation of being a drug addict? Drugs control and destroy life and make you do things you would never dream of doing if not for the illusive and hollow promises you tell yourself this chemical will give. How do you describe this insanity in such a way as to make others understand just how devastating it really is? How do you explain a life without pride or integrity or peace of mind, not even a little? How do you describe the guilt and alienation from life?

I came to Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment a broken mess of a human being. I had lied to myself for so long that I started to believe there really was no hope for me, or a way out of the trap. I told myself that I was a drug addict and that somehow explained and justified my impeccably wasted life. I was more dead than alive and numb.

Today I have no words to really explain the difference in my life. The Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment program has taught me how to live again. Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment has restored my faith in myself and given me a peace and stability one can only dream of. No longer do the chemicals of evil men call my name or haunt my dreams. No longer do I fear or hate or have to hide. I am successful and happy and I have a future. I can see again and have restored faith in myself. I can look people in the eye and be proud. I can smile and enjoy even the smallest of simple pleasures.

Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment made me whole again. How do you thank someone for saving your life?”


“When I took that 1st drink at 7, I was escaping from a physically, mentally and emotionally abusive environment, but I also lost who I was. When I came to Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment I had no idea who I was. I found myself here and that is a wonderful gift. I now help other people get out of the fog, haze and destruction of substance abuse. People don’t have to be lost from themselves or from others. There really is no escape from reality. Anyone can have what I have today.

If you or someone you love has a problem with drugs or alcohol please call. Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment can save that life and give that person a new awareness of themselves.”


“My son was a bright talented child. He learned to play the guitar and had a natural ability to draw and paint. In his teens something happened to this bright talented child. I found out later that he had gotten into drugs and barely finished high school. He could not hold a job and his only financial support was a family who “gave him money to keep him away”. This went on for twelve years in which time he was a waste to himself and others. After trying numerous “Drug Rehab Programs” I found Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment. I took him there as an emaciated “end of the trail person”. In a short time he regained his health and became himself again. Most importantly he became free of drugs.

My son now has a family of his own. He is very productive in working with others to help them gain their own self esteem back and to become free of the ravages of drug use. My son and I have never been closer or had such a good relationship as father and son. Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment not only gave my son back to me, but also gave me a very good friend.

There are no words to define what Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment means to my family.”


“I’ve had the finest drug treatment money could buy, it has taught me many things. It has taught me about probation and jails, it has shown me the inside of prison twice, and how it feels to be treated like I was less than human. It has taken me to the funerals of seven of my best friends, where I had the opportunity to witness the pain of a mother who lost a son too soon, a father who will never again hear the sound of his child’s voice, and a mother with two sons and no father to help raise them. I have given my parents the intense feeling of anguish at finding their son OD’d in their own home – the list goes on. A major part of my life today is a legacy of pain and remorse, my own and that of those whose lives I have touched.

I first got clean in 1988 and in my first treatment center I was told that one in ten addicts who make it to treatment live. I vowed then to be that one and for the last eleven years I fought a losing battle. It is a miracle that I stand before you today. For those of you who don’t know, and are using, let me tell you it is a life and death struggle that you are in. For those of you who have had enough pain. I suggest that you grab a hold of this program with both hands and don’t let go until you wring every bit of knowledge and information out of it that you can. It’s been said that nothing worthwhile is easy. I have done the hard part already. I have gained certainty that I was going to die or spend my life in prison by trying to “use successfully.”

I have more stability now than I ever dreamed possible. I am clean. I never imagined actually knowing I wouldn’t use drugs again.

I want to talk about the staff, It is hard for me to put into words my gratitude to the staff, how do you thank someone who has saved your life, and not just mine, but has dedicated their lives to helping others to live happy, productive lives?

Words are not enough. I will forever spread the word about Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment and the people who absolutely perform miracles every day.

I realize that the world will work with me if I work with it. I’m happy again. Thank you Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment!!!”


“The Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment drug rehabilitation program has saved my life. I cannot begin to explain the sense of happiness that has been restored to my life. I once pictured myself as a drug addict that was beyond help, but today that picture has changed to one I am proud to face in the mirror every day.

My drug abuse began thirteen years ago with a simple six-pack of beer but quickly turned into a $300 a day heroin habit. I reached out for answers and help along the way but was never able to find the solution to my drug abuse. I went through countless 12 step programs that never pacified my desire for heroin. My addiction took me to county jails in four states, three hospital trips for overdoses and finally to the state prison. All along the way I knew, that my addiction was controlling my life but I couldn’t stop. I had resigned myself to the fact that I was a drug addict and that was all I would ever be. When I got out of prison I was offered a chance to go through the Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment program. I didn’t know if it would work but I knew that if I didn’t do something soon I was going to die.

I arrived at Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment on June 17, 1998 and that was when my life finally began to change. Through the course of the program I regained the sense of personal integrity and responsibility necessary for me to stay off of drugs. There was one day that I had the tremendous realization that for the first time ever I was in control of my life and could honestly say that I was happy This was when I knew, I had finally conquered my drug addiction and I owe that to the Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment program and staff.

I am very happy to say that since I have completed the Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment program I have enjoyed health and control over my life in a way that I have never before experienced. My past life was ruled by drugs, the getting of them and the using of them, for over 25 years. I was cynical, depressed, angry and tired. This program allowed me to confront myself and my environment. It provided me the opportunity to physically heal and to mentally expand. I, in effect, have discovered my spirit, in a new and ready condition. I have captured the confidence and wonder of my youth. By successfully completing this program I am, for the first time in many, many years, living freely and with purpose. I have awakened to my potential. I accept the challenge.

Thank you Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment Staff!”


“I started drinking at 14 years old, and started smoking pot at 15. Then I started cocaine at 17. I was introduced to crack and I became hooked. I soon dropped out of high school and stopped talking to my parents. I really didn’t care about life.

I was introduced to Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment, and I decided that I definitely needed help. So I agreed to come here. And I have learned so much more than just about staying away from drugs. I’ve learned patience. After a month here my cravings for all drugs disappeared. I have hope for my future. And I have dreams I hope to accomplish one day. I realize that the world will work with me if I work with it. I’m happy again.

I found the real me, the person I always wanted to be.”


“Before I came here I was told by three doctors that I did not have long to live. Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment gave me back my life. Doing this program I have learned that I am a good person and there is more to being drug-free than just being off drugs. It’s knowing yourself and who you are. It’s about honesty, integrity and values that make a person happy. Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment gave me all these things and more.

I thank Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment and all who made it possible for me to experience this wonderful life I now have.”


“Three months ago I arrived at Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment with what seemed at the time only a glimmer of hope. After twenty years of heroin and methadone addiction, countless efforts of attempted help that failed, happiness as a drug free person seemed as likely as hitting the lottery at five million to one. As overwhelming as it seemed, I couldn’t bring myself to accept the alternatives; death or prison. Not without exhausting all possible solutions. Somehow I still cherished the thought of drug free existence. Happiness had its price and upon arriving at Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment I’d decided that if I could, if it was possible, I’d make a real, genuine effort. Then, after being exposed to the loving, caring and committed staff members at , my commitment became “I can”, and “I will”. And sure enough, three months later I am drug free and in control of my life for the first time in my adult life.

Five weeks from today I’ll be thirty-eight years old, with a future as a happy, drug free member of society to look forward to. What appeared impossible became a reality. My purpose as a person has been revealed. Today I can accept responsibility for my past, no longer afraid of my future, and I am wanting and willing to help my fellow man.

The time spent at Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment has been nothing short of life-saving. The Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment program and the people who delivered it, words like amazing, unbelievable and spectacular can’t begin to do them justice.

The Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment program works and anyone that recognizes the threat drugs pose to our society and planet must support the efforts of Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment and staff – they deliver.”


“I would like to thank the staff here at Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment for helping me and having faith in me. Everyone was a lot of help. The staff always kept me on my toes and helped me push, push, push till sometimes I felt I couldn’t push any more (I was wrong). It’s hard for me to think about where I came from, you would have to live it to understand. I don’t know where I am going to go in life but I know I won’t go back to where I have been. That’s behind me now. I’ve come too far to go back and besides, I like, or should I say…

I love being drug-free!”

Blu By The Sea’s Own Success Story

“I was drinking heavily and doing a lot of cocaine but because I was able to “function” I didn’t think I had a problem. During this time I was mentally and emotionally dead. I couldn’t feel things anymore and even when I wanted to feel something I didn’t have the proper reactions to situations. I was dying. My body was deteriorating rapidly and I was very sick frequently. The drugs and alcohol were killing me. You see, I did want to die – the greatest way to not deal with anything is to die and that is the drug addict’s ultimate dream, but something kept pulling me back; after I ended up in the hospital after a blackout I did stop once for 8 months, I went through pure unadulterated hell from the withdrawal which lasted about a month. Afterwards I would still crave the drugs and alcohol. It was madness. I couldn’t stop thinking or dreaming about them. I went to meetings during this time and then I started to drink after the meetings, then I progressed to using the drugs again, mostly cocaine. My sponsor once told me ‘It ‘s OK, you ‘re not ready to quit yet SO if you have to drink, then drink, and when you are ready to quit you will know it. You may just have to go down further before you make the decision to stop.’ I thought it was a bunch of garbage because every day I did want to quit but I couldn’t.

I went on a binge from July 2 to the early hours of July 5th and I realized that I did have a major problem. I called Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment and was there 72 hours later.

Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment really enables you to take control of your life, actions and environment. You make the decisions for yourself without ever having to justify another thing.

Thanks for the life, Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment.”


“I would like to put on paper my feelings at this time on what I’ve been through and what I am going through. I feel as though, to a degree I am in a state of confusion because of my recent transformation from a lower primate to a higher man. The change has been a painful one, with regard to having to give up all the things that I’ve been used to doing for the 30 years of my addiction. For the first time I am now truly clean and drug-free. Something I haven’t been for 30 years. All my excuses have been stripped from me. I am now capable of receiving, and applying, new ways of living a good and prosperous life.

I am one again. Thanks, Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment Staff”


“As for Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment and all it stands for, I owe my life. When I got here, my life was in a downward spiral, and it had been for the past 18 years. I didn’t know how to live. I didn’t know how to be happy. I only knew I wanted to.

My health is back, and my body is alive again. Being in control of my life, is my life.

Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment is truly a miracle, but this miracle can be explained. I plan on explaining it to many others to come. Through the Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment program, I have courage, strength, and happiness.

I personally thank the Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment staff. I appreciate all the support and understanding and greatly value all that everyone has taught me.

Thanks Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment!”


“I have had wins on this course since I started the program. I have been getting better ever since and I have had exceptional personal increases in all directions. I am very happy with my progress. I am looking forward to my life after Blu By the Sea Addiction Treatment. This is going to be fantastic. Why didn’t some one tell me about this place before!”


“Before the Blu By the Sea program things were not going so well. I was spending a lot of time alone, confused, I couldn’t get things done, I wasn’t talking to family members, and it was the saddest time of my life.

I tried to get help for my addiction at three other places and for whatever reason I was unsuccessful. When I came to Blu By the Sea and went through their drug treatment program, I was able to think more clearly and I didn’t have the drug cravings anymore.

I now have more optimism and a better outlook on life. I am a lot happier now. Now, I feel like I am free.”



“Before the Blu By the Sea my life was in chaos. All I cared about was drugs, I wasn’t in touch with my family, I was wandering around trying to figure out how to get high. I was depressed and felt that I was not a good person. I had no time for anyone, including my son.

After going through the program I feel so much better. I can now do simple things like carry on a conversation and speak to people. I now have friends who are not drug users.

The Blu By the Sea program is a total life-changing experience. I was scared at first but it didn’t take long to understand that the staff was there to help me. It was a family type atmosphere and the program taught me how to move on with my life and to live a life without drugs. I now know that I am a good person and am capable of doing good things. I would recommend the Blu By the Sea program to anyone because it works.”



“Before the Blu By the Sea program I had went through a couple of twelve-step programs and had attended Narcotics Anonymous meetings for about two years. I was clean off and on but then I started using Oxycontin. I was a mess. My family lost trust in me, I isolated myself from my family and friends, and I had money issues. My life basically spiraled out of control.

I am a different person. I am motivated. I can take life on and handle situations on my own. I am confident and I am back to my old self. For the first time in years I can say that I am happy.

I would recommend the Blu By the Sea program to anyone with a drug or alcohol problem. The program along with the one-on-one care works.”



“Blu By the Sea has played a key role in turning my child’s life around. My daughter completed the program and has returned so much more mature. She is ready to move forward with her life. I do not know what I would have done if Blu By the Sea would not have been an option.

Thank You so much and I will never miss an opportunity to recommend Blu By the Sea when I see a family in need.”



“Blu By the Sea’s program has taught me that I can start over and that I can stop the old habits I was doing everyday. I know now that I have the power and ability to make a change and to live a healthy lifestyle.

My experience at Blu By the Sea was wonderful. There is such a spirit of community and of family there. Everybody helps each other. Everyone at Blu By the Sea is the same no matter their age or type of problem.

Before I attended Blu By the Sea, I felt hopeless and was at the lowest point I had ever been in. I was not living but merely existing. I didn’t care about my life or anybody else. I felt hopeless and at the lowest point I had ever been in.

I had never thought I would be where I am today. I have progressed and feel like I can now survive. I feel healthy and I am sleeping better. I can now remember things. I am a better person and have been completely transformed. I can make my own choices. I have the will to live and to move on. I have confidence and I am a much happier person. Blu By the Sea saved me and they can save you too.”