Our daughter has been home for two months following a 12 month stay at Solstice East. To say she is a changed human being would be a total understatement. Some may think that sending your daughter to a Residential Treatment Center is the hardest decision they every had to make. To us, it was an easy choice. We knew our daughter was struggling and needed help. We also knew that we weren’t equipped with the tools or experience needed to help her. Solstice welcomed her with open arms. They were gentle when they needed to be and encouraged her when they felt that she could give more. Her team of therapists and staff were experienced and loving and they grew to be family to all of us. They took the time to get to know our daughter and learn what she needed to progress and grow. How else could we feel comfortable leaving our most precious gift in the hands of people we initially did not know? The outcome has been remarkable and the tools we have been offered are immeasurable. She is now able to manage stress, pressure, being uncomfortable, schoolwork, and conflict resolution on her own. This was not a journey for her, it was a journey for our entire family. Solstice made a commitment to providing all of us with the skills we needed to be able to work together as a cohesive unit. These skills we will use for a lifetime. We are truly a changed family and our daughter is flourishing. I am eternally grateful to the work she put in and the opportunity she was given. Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. We are certainly at our beautiful destination today and I thank Solstice East for leading the way.
Solstice East and the entire crew gave our daughter and our family a chance to regroup and recover. This is a place of hope and healing. Progress with mental health and/or substance abuse is not linear and it is messy. There will be tough days. The gift is having your child in a safe, caring, structured environment so that you as a caregiver/parent can also do your own work. If you send your person somewhere – anywhere because you think your person is a problem to be fixed you are going to struggle and find fault. Caregivers/parents need to do their own work. Solstice will give you the support so that you can do that. I got my daughter back – she is alive and thriving because of the supportive and comprehensive programming at Solstice East. I’d be happy to chat with anyone about the program anytime.