Dear Family,

First, thank you for considering the Good Life Treatment Center. It’s our deepest honor and privilege to help people recover from addiction and it’s made possible by your trust.

Trust isn’t something we take lightly here. It’s the foundation of our program and, more importantly, it’s one of the foundations of living sober. It’s something that’s destroyed in active addiction and takes a long time to build back.

That’s one of the reasons we’re here – to help your loved one build back your trust. It doesn’t happen overnight, but rest assured that it will return with positive action.

We’re fans of the phrase “if you want to know how someone’s doing, look at what direction their feet are moving.” The idea here is action and that’s something else we hold in high esteem.

Substance abuse degrades and twists action into a negative thing. Any actions taken by those in addiction are, generally speaking, negative. It isn’t pretty, but it’s the truth.

We believe in – and have seen time and time again – the profound change that therapy and 12-step involvement can bring to action. Negative becomes positive. Liabilities become strengths. That’s what recovery is all about.

Any letter to you would be incomplete without talking about respect. We say this as people in long-term recovery and as business owners. There needs to be respect in both areas.

Treatment programs that don’t respect their clients exist. In fact, the growth of the treatment industry’s brought a lot of them from the woodwork. We’ve experienced the harmful effects of these programs firsthand.

They keep you locked in a cycle of relapse by providing substandard care and focusing on money rather than recovery. We do things a little differently here.

We didn’t create the Good Life to get rich. We created it to save lives. It’s a lofty goal, but one that’s worth pursuing with everything we’ve got.

This brings us to respect as business owners. We hire only the very best doctors, nurses, clinicians, group facilitators, behavioral health specialists, and so on. We vet our employees to make sure your loved one receives the best possible care.

Dealing with a loved one’s addiction is a terrifying process. We hope this letter’s helped to ease your mind a bit. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask.

Warm Regards,

Patrick Michael Murphy Jr. & Michael Rappa
Co-Founders of the Good Life Treatment Center