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Drug and Alchohol Rehab Testimonies from Valiant Recovery

Addiction Drug and Alcohol Rehab Recovery Center in Ottawa Ontario, offering recovery from alcohol abuse, drug abuse, sex addiction and mental health issues.

Martin aka (Captain Sunshine) – Ottawa

When I first got here I did not want to be here and was forced. I had lots of anger and could not sit still. I really didn’t want to be here, but over time I began to learn that there were many answers here as to the reasons I was depressed and angry. With the guidance and nurturing of the facilitators and the clinical director I became aware of hidden truths that were buried deep within me. I learned that my insecurities and tendencies to feel forced to isolate leading to the cycle of anger was actually a result of certain aspects of my upbringing and that I am not meant to be alone. I have a new found confidence and many new avenues to explore socially, example: I look forward to taking my dog to the dog parks and meeting other people who are also animal lovers.

I enjoyed making a special bond with my peer who was here for my stay, as well as another client who I am proud to now call my friends.

I am confident that with my new skill set and tools that I am taking with me to the next Chapter of my life to improve every aspect of my life.

PS. Teamwork makes the dream work.

K.C. – Nova Scotia

Our granddaughter came to live with us after a tumultuous time at home. The child psychiatrist she was seeing after the school reported abuse at home, called and told us if we couldn’t take her they would place her in a foster home. She came to live with us but the damage was done.

For a few years she did well because she was two hours away from her parents and only had supervised contact. After graduation from High School she went away to university. Psychologically harmful contact with her mother resumed. Within a month she started having serious mental and emotional issues. This resulted in extensive counseling, mental health visits and hospitalization. She started exhibiting new behaviours such as pseudo seizures. We were at out wits end. We brought her home in March and things improved for a while. She stayed home the following school year and in January to June she worked as a classroom assistant at the local elementary school. She did well. After returning to school the next year the behaviours escalated. She began having suicidal thoughts and acted on them. She was hospitalized many times that fall and winter.

In the fall of 2018 she started another program and immediately the contact with her mother resumed; her behaviours escalated. Mental Health services in our home province did not help. After more attempts at suicide and more time in hospital we were desperate.

After being discharged from the Psych Ward once again and coming home with so many medications that she could not function we were desperate. I took her to an appointment with Mental Health and was very distressed with the plan they had for her. The plan was to pump her full of drugs and place her in a nursing home. I had to take her from that appointment to our family doctor as he had to sign the papers for her placement. Fortunately he refused. He told me that because she was not a drug addict or an alcoholic that there were no programs for her in our province. He told me to go online and start looking for help in another province. He suggested I look first at Ontario.

We came home from those appointments, she went to bed, and I started looking on the computer for treatment programs. I cried out to God as I searched. The first place that popped into my browser was Valiant Behavioural Health. I prayed, and felt led to send an inquiry to see if their program might provide the help we needed. Within an hour I got a message asking if they could call. They spoke with me and then spoke with my granddaughter. She was willing to try the program. We went back to see the doctor, showed him what we had found and he agreed that it was the best solution. He prepared information for Valiant and started the process of weaning her off of the medication she had been given in the hospital.

Two days later we got a call and a position was available in three days. We quickly got things organized here and she flew out to start the program. I know that she exhibited all of these behaviours and more as she tried to continue to control people by being sick and distressed.

Valiant was not willing to give up on her. They were willing to work with her spiritually, emotionally and physically. We had our pray warriors praying not only for her but also for the staff as they worked with her. Finally after two months she started to respond to the treatment. Because of the prayerful dedicated staff at Valiant we are starting to see our granddaughter emerge from this debilitating mental illness. They helped her until she could find accommodations after leaving the program. They are also only a phone call away when she needs encouragement.

In the words of our granddaughter “It is an amazing place with caring people. They totally want to help you and see you succeed. It is a wonderful safe environment. They do not hold against you what has happened in the past. They saved my life”
God placed Valiant Behavioural Health in our lives for such a time as this. Without them we would have lost our granddaughter.

only a phone call away when she needs encouragement.
In the words of our granddaughter “It is an amazing place with caring people. They totally want to help you and see you succeed. It is a wonderful safe environment. They do not hold against you what has happened in the past. They saved my life”

God placed Valiant Behavioural Health in our lives for such a time as this. Without them we would have lost our granddaughter.

Ryan F. – Ottawa

Before I came to Valiant I really didn’t think I could get clean and sober. I was a very hard-core addict and was so stuck in my ways. I was anxiety ridden, depressed and this was the last resort for me. Thank God we found valiant.

Valiant knows recovery better than anyone else in the industry in my own opinion. I’ve tried other treatment facilities in the past and was never able to get clean. Valiant just doesn’t treat addiction, but they treat the underlying issues leading to addiction. I’ve really gotten to the root of my addiction and my issues here.

Before coming to valiant I was miserable and hated myself to an extreme level. I’ve really been able to find myself here at valiant. I’ve fallen in love with myself again. I’ve gained so much confidence in myself at Valiant, they’ve taught me so much about Recovery and how to stay sober.

Personally I don’t think there’s a single thing that Valiant could do better. Mika is an amazing clinical director, the staff is so amazing, I can’t hardly put it into words. Valiant really knows Recovery like the back of their hand. I’m so thankful for the opportunity.

I would like to praise all members of the Valiant team. Everyone has brought amazing energy To the team. The team at Valiant are amazing people I would love to personally thank every member of the team. Without them none of this would be possible.

My life was a living hell before Valiant and I didn’t think that there was a way out. Valiant taught me the way out, they’ve given me all the tools I need to become the best version of myself. Thank you Valiant behavioural health.

Dr Walter de Bruin MD

I have been involved with the battle of a family member against drug addiction for the past decade.
It has been a long and difficult road which had involved admissions to several drug addiction centres across Canada.
At Valiant Behaviour Health (VBH) we came upon a group of professional people who demonstrated the perfect balance between compassion and professional care. Their balanced approach was definitely what distinguished them from other centres. All professionals at VBH demonstrated genuine compassion for their clients, combined with excellent professional knowledge of their fields of expertise. We now have a family member again who is drug free, happy with his life and a proud member of his community.
Valiant Behaviour Health is a group of professional people who are willing to walk the extra mile(s) with their clients.
I can highly recommend Valiant Behaviour Health to anybody involved in the battle against addiction.

S.B. – Chilliwack, BC

“I walked into the doors of Valiant Recovery a broken person. I was met with love, caring, and positivity. The counsellor is truly amazing and the support staff are loving and truly do care. At Valiant, you are treated with respect, love, and accountability. The staff truly do CARE and will go above and beyond to meet your needs. Through them, I learned who I truly am – lovable and worthy. This is an A+ facility whose only goal is to help you. I can’t say enough about how much Valiant has given me and I am truly grateful. Thank you.”

C. Evenson – Alberta Canada

” Treatment is one small part of life, where most who experience it will try to put it out of their thoughts and memories after it is complete. I on the other hand will never forget my time here for as long as I live. Most are ashamed of their time at centers for the treatment of drug and alcohol, and unfortunately, a lot of people relapse after the fact. Those people, however, lacked the basic fundamentals that seem to be scarce in many facilities but are essential to full recovery and a long and prosperous life. Those basics, above and beyond the actual standard program itself include; true care and compassion for clients, the feeling of flowing love 24 hours per day, targeting every single issue that may haunt you and doing so confidently and completely unashamed. Also present is one of the most essential aspects to recovery in my opinion- that being the ability to see your true life purpose as well as developing a greater vision for your future. Top all of that off with a thorough physical wellness program as well as activities to keep you entertained all day long and it’s an unbeatable combination. On a final note I think it is important that I add this…most people see recovery as a time to go get cleaned up, figure out what went wrong, get away from the stress for a while and go back into society. Here it is much more than that. You come in with a Bachelor Degree in self-sabotage and you leave with a Doctorate in personal recovery, patience, tolerance, wisdom, discernment, and the vision to spread all the newly discovered kindness in your heart as much as humanly possible. Thank you for everything, I’ll remember it always.”

Jill – Sask Canada

” I Came here Broken and I left Whole.

I wanted my Life back and Valiant Recovery gave me that and soo much more.

Where there was once only darkness I now see a shinning ray of Light. “

David from Ontario

Valiant Recovery is the fifth time I have attended alcohol rehabilitation and I believe it will be my last.

During my stay at Valiant I was not treated as a “diseased”, hopeless “alcoholic”, but rather a person with compulsive behaviors formulated by false beliefs and fears. Valiant provided me with self-knowledge and spiritual principles that have empowered me and removed my desire to use alcohol to escape my problems.

I now realize that I have the strength to tackle any situation I encounter with confidence and wisdom.

In my experience, there is no other rehab that blends practical and spiritual principles so effectively. I look forward to my future with great enthusiasm. Thank you Valiant Recovery for saving my life!

B.M. Vancouver British Columbia

” The feeling of being loved and respected is something I haven’t received in a long time and forgot how it felt until now. You changed my whole outlook on life and it’s now worth living. I’m now very optimistic of the future and your words of encouragement, support and life experiences really do hit home and means the world to me. Thank You.”

B. P. – British Columbia

” I got much more out of this Recovery Program than I thought I would. I learned how my addiction works, in ways I understand. I learned how important my childhood was in shaping my beliefs. Many of those beliefs had a major impact on my drugging and drinking.

I am leaving Valiant Recovery a more independent person. I have lost my urge to be dependent on others for anything; from happiness to finances. I have realized that others play a very important role in my life, in that they can add to an already happy and fulfilled life but they cannot be the source of that happiness.

I learned what fears I had, even ones I never knew I had. They were directing my choices, behavior, and attitudes.Now that I am no longer in bondage to these fears I feel Free.

I know that Valiant Recovery was the perfect place for me at the perfect time, I am forever grateful. “

Craig – Ontario

I came into Valiant with a major alcohol dependency. From the moment I was greeted at the airport I was treated with complete professionalism.
Royce the program director and co-owner was there waiting for us at the gate to escort us to the recovery centre.
When we got there the house was breath taking.
Over the first week I was detoxed and treated with excellent service as well as took care of as I was one of their own children.
Once I was finished my detox progress which was seven days I was put into my program.
I have done 12 Step treatment before but with the Genesis program that was implemented by Royce and Leanne it was next to nothing I have ever learned.
David the counsellor did more then explain the process through out the Genesis book as well as give me the skills to leave treatment. One of my major problem areas was self awareness and help went beyond expectations to teach me exactly what I needed to know.
I would like to thank Royce, Leanne, David as well as all the support staff for all of their help, support and teaching me the things that were missing in my life.

Best Wishes and good luck to all who get the honor of being with the staff at Valiant.

Lory – Ontario

I believe my prayers were answered when I made the perfect selection for my recovery. This is my second rehab attempt in one year; I desperately needed to get better, get my life back together and find myself, not just because I deserve to be happy but also for my beautiful kids, and loved ones.

My experience at Valiant Recovery was priceless. I was provided with the proper tools, one on one personalized counseling, and most importantly, love. I was able to Finally realize there was light at the end of the tunnel. I had hope.

Everyone at Valiant Recovery made an effort to make me feel at home. The meals were fantastic, weekend outings, the accommodations resembled those of a 5 star hotel. The Valiant staff would go above and beyond their duties to ensure all of my needs were met.

I went to Valiant Recovery feeling hopeless, empty, angry, guilty. I was hurting deeply. Today I feel full of hope/gratitude, filled with love, free of resentments and guilt. I’m grateful and happy.

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

Thank you Royce, David, Judy, Rob and the entire staff for what you have done for me.

I never thought I’d cry leaving rehab, but I did… I left a new family behind. I love you all and God bless you.