Reflections Academy is a new program. These are the testimonials of families and students we have worked with over the years prior to Reflections Academy.

Student Testimonials

Several years ago, I was an extremely troubled teenager. I began experimenting with drugs at age thirteen. Initially, I used drugs socially; however, drugs quickly become my preferred method of coping with emotional issues. I fell into a vicious cycle of addiction and eventually became a seventeen-year-old addict and high school dropout. Concerned about me and armed with few alternatives, my parents made the difficult decision to send me across the country to a residential treatment program. During the twelve months that I lived at the treatment center, the director and his staff helped me overcome my addictions, learn new coping mechanisms, and develop valuable life skills.

Today, thirteen years after I was sent to the program, I can confidently say that I am no longer the person I was then. Using the skills that I learned in the program, I have experienced great success in my life. Four years after completing the program, I graduated as the valedictorian of my college class. I then attended law school and graduated as one of the top students in my class. I have also had success in other aspects of my life, including my relationships with my family and my wife.

During the past thirteen years, the director has become a close friend, a life-long mentor, and someone who I respect immensely. I will forever be grateful for the role that he has played in my life. I have no doubt that I would not be where I am in my life today if it weren’t for him and all that he taught me.
— S.J.
I was at the program for 12 months before I graduated. It was the hardest 12 months of my life but I wouldn’t take it back for the world. I have learned, changed, & matured in many ways. The experience I got from it will stick with me for the rest of my life. Not only did it change me but also helped me build a strong & healthy relationship with my family. I thank my mom for sending me there and giving me a second chance. without the help from the program, other students and loving staff I could have not been able to do it on my own.
— Monica M.

Parent Testimonials

Sending my daughter to the program was the most difficult decision I have made, she has been out of the program for 7 months now. I am very happy I sent her. The program and the staff taught her very valuable tools that I see her implementing that will help her now and for the rest of her life. It helped not just my daughter but also myself and our relationship. It was hard not having her around for a year but it is now very rewarding to see her doing great.
— Lucia M.