Hear from our alumni and their family and friends who experienced what treatment is like at Bayside Marin. Our hope is that you find these reviews and testimonials to be helpful in your search for finding the best fit for you or a loved one.
Devlin’s Story: A Lifetime Relationship with Alcohol
What led me to seek treatment: I started drinking as a teenager after a trip to Europe and well, you do the math. I’ve been dependent on alcohol most of my life. Eventually, I was drinking earlier in the day, all day.
Mandy’s Story: My 12-Year Battle with Prescription Painkillers
What attracted me to Bayside: They take each individual and take a complete look at them to come up with a treatment plan that is so customized for them. Their approach is holistic and comprehensive rather than just 12 Step-based. There are a lot of options available like yoga, tai chi and acupuncture to work on your overall health, not just your addiction.
Susie’s Story: Feeling for the First Time
How treatment affected my life: I’ve gotten my identity back. They pulled me back into reality and made me deal with things that were holding me back that I didn’t even know were holding me back.
Irene’s Story: When Trauma Leads to Chronic Relapse
My advice to others struggling with addiction: As an addict, there have been a lot of other addicts in my life. If I could get everyone to go to Bayside … This is not the way other places do it. It’s a beautiful experience.
Additional Success Stories:
“Bayside Marin provided exactly what I needed in an after-care program. It allowed me to reinforce and add to the recovery tools I learned in my primary care. I had the opportunity to “test the waters”… An invaluable part of my treatment — I would recommend it to anybody who wants to increase their chances for a successful recovery.”
“Bayside! I thank my higher power every day for you. My life has completely changed. I’m so happy, peaceful and have a huge support group. I now can identify when I’m headed for trouble and what steps to take to prevent a relapse. Thank you for my new sober life!”
“Bayside Marin was an amazing experience. Safe, comfortable and serene, it was a calm place to heal.”
“The health care here is absolutely amazing. All nurses and doctors made sure I was as comfortable as possible during my detox.”
“My time at Bayside Marin was a painful yet rejuvenating one. I was blessed with a wonderful, professional staff, as well as a loving, sympathetic group of residents. I’ve found the real work did indeed commence after graduation. It was Bayside Marin that helped me towards greater insight and self-awareness. It is this self-knowledge which has been crucial to my recovery.”
“Mine was a very life-changing experience. A solid foundation for my sobriety was but a by-product of the thorough psycho-therapeutic program. I was able to discover root causes for my addictions and develop the tools to combat them going forward. I’ll never forget my time at Bayside. I couldn’t do it with AA alone. Bayside rescued me.”
“Great facility! The view is amazing and the food is awesome. The Chefs were very accommodating of my dietary restrictions.”
“The help which I received at Bayside Marin was thoughtful, dignified, caring and consistent. The staff was consistently professional, diligent and understanding.”
“Bayside = structured love. A bit of advice to future clients of Bayside, be careful of the goals you set for yourself.. you will achieve them.”
“Bayside Marin saved my life… I’ve been to other programs and none compare. The staff, the views, the accommodations, the food – all top notch. Thanks Bayside, for giving my life back.”