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Learn more about what our clients and their loved ones have to say about Lighthouse Recovery Institute by reading through their testimonials.

Lighthouse Recovery Institute Testimonials

If you’re still considering Lighthouse Recovery Institute as your treatment center for drug and alcohol addiction treatment, perhaps these patient testimonials can help you get a better idea of what to expect. 

I had a genuinely fantastic experience working on the staff at Lighthouse. The situation surrounding my loved one’s need for recovery was daunting; multiple issues compiled to form a mere ‘perfect storm’ of chaos that had been plaguing my family (including two very young children) for years…mostly under cover of denial. Turning over my trust to staff for onboarding brought the first wave of much-needed peace I had lacked for years; the knowledge that he was safe, under excellent care, and was going to receive precisely the treatment necessary to begin breaking through the walls surrounding his behavior and tendencies. 

With a challenging financial situation on top of the dependency issues at the core of our need, I worked with my family specifically to make the treatment most affordable and compatible with the minimal contributions we were able to make, a real concession and sign of care. Once inside the facility, I partnered with my loved one and spent hours with him one on one and in a group setting, directing her level of care from both macros and micro areas. 

Our therapist was great. She was direct, frank, forthcoming, but never harsh or degrading, and assisted my loved one in gaining awareness of the plagues of his addiction he had so long been in denial of. Extremely rocked and unstable from the events myself, she sacrificed her spare time to work with me via phone for hours, coaching me through my concerns and listening to my emotional rollercoaster of feelings, top to bottom. She gave her time, authenticity, persistence, and full weight of capability into my loved-ones treatment. Though a long road ahead, he has benefited tenfold from that investment. 

I can only speak highly of Lighthouse and the blessings that catalyzed my loved one’s recovery. Thank you to everyone there for your time and investment, but most specifically to staff members for championing the care.
Anonymous Parent

If you or someone you love is part of the Lighthouse Recovery Institute family, reach out to share your testimonial. Call us today or use our contact form today to share your experience while at Lighthouse Recovery Institute. 

Great experience at the facility. Very upfront about programming for my loved one and what was to be expected. Really enjoyed working with the counselor and having updates weekly. The communication was unlike any prior treatment episode, they even made a referral to a private therapist for after treatment for my family. Very happy that I was recommended to Lighthouse Recovery Institute for a treatment option for my family.


Lighthouse Recovery Institute is a great program and would genuinely recommend it to anyone serious about changing their life. The staff cares about you and making you feel comfortable. When my son went to this program, he was very demanding and had been to many other programs in the last year. He was being bounced around from place to place, and we were not sure he would ever get his life together.

Happy to see the results and changes he made since his time at this program and since his return home. I have personally come down and met with the staff, and I can say they are all very compassionate and caring about the clients. I have been to the clinical office and completed a family session, which was an enjoyable experience to have finally.

I have picked him up from the housing which is next to downtown and the beach and went out to a nice dinner at the avenue. I have nothing negative to say about any of those components. If you are seeking a program for your loved one where you are involved in every step of the way in their treatment, this is the place to send them.

James H.

This treatment center came highly recommended to me for my son. Unfortunately, because he is a teen, he does not meet the admissions criteria. However, I spoke at length on more than one occasion with Brittany Ringerson, Chief Executive Officer of the Lighthouse Recovery Institute.

I was so impressed with her concern, professionalism, and follow-up that I felt compelled to write this review. I can now completely understand why this facility gets its reviews and why it came so highly recommended. 


Lighthouse Recovery Institute is a great program and would truly recommend it to anyone serious about changing their life. This is a smaller program and you will not fall through the cracks. If you are seeking a program for your loved one where you are involved every step of the way in their treatment, this is the place to send them.


My experience at Lighthouse Recovery in Florida was great. During COVID-19, the staff was diligent in their efforts to remain compliant to keep my daughter safe. I received communication weekly from the staff and felt like I was actually part of the program over the last several months.

My daughter has begun to resemble the person I once knew, and I feel hopeful for the future, a feeling that I have not had in a very long time. As our family has been brought back together, I am not sure it would have been possible without the time we spent with the lighthouse recovery institute and the staff there. The therapist was beneficial and insightful, and the support staff was always there for my daughter. 


My daughter has been struggling with addiction for a while now. I was connected with Lighthouse Recovery Institute and grateful for their help for my daughter and my family. They remained in constant communication with me, and their family support liaison directed me to multiple resources that were very helpful to obtain support for myself, as well. I would recommend them for someone who is struggling with addiction and whose family needs support as I did.

Melissa P.

Lighthouse recovery institute has been a major component in what has gotten me sober and what has kept me sober. I came to Lighthouse recovery institute for the first time in June of 2016 a scared, lost, confused, and entitled girl.

I had my ups and downs like any person does when there early in recovery and I made so many mistakes throughout my time there. I choose to believe that my sobriety is filled with a lot of trial and error and there are some lessons that I really have had to learn the really hard way one of those being that I had to go out and do more research more than once.

But every time I came back and I had the willingness to change all the staff at lri was there more than willing to take time to show me they cared and that they loved me and I wasn’t in this alone and that was something that I had never experienced before I always assumed if I did something wrong I was a bad person. I have never experienced anything but love care and support.

I have spent 15 months as a client at lri and I attribute so much to them between regaining self-esteem, being able to handle life situations on life’s terms, learning how to have fun and build meaningful relationships with other people, and really digging into Old patterns and behaviors. I never felt like I was a number or not important the whole clinical and ca team truly cared about my well-being and how I was doing.

My therapist there Aimee q opened my eyes to so much and was seriously there to help me step by step progress and was still there to provide tough love when needed. Cat, Erin and Aaron were always there to give me a laugh or advice. The place literally saved my life more than once, love forever thankful for what they do at Lighthouse.

Sara B.

I would highly recommend Lighthouse Recovery Institute for drug and/or alcohol treatment. Before I went to Lighthouse, I had gone through several rehab centers. Eventually, my parents were very scared and presented me with two options, one being a one-way ticket to South Florida.

When I arrived, I was 21 years old and heavily addicted to drugs. The staff was at the facility was very caring and supportive. They pushed me to look at myself and compelled me forward in my recovery. Today I am proud to say that I have continued to stay clean and sober for almost 19 months!! Very grateful for my time spent here and would recommend it to anyone looking to change their life. 


If you or someone you love is part of the Lighthouse Recovery Institute family, reach out to share your testimonial. Call us today or use our contact form today to share your experience while at Lighthouse Recovery Institute. 

I sent my son to this facility back in March. The staff was very communicative and gave me the tools I needed to recover from my addiction to my son. If it weren’t for them, I would have never come to the understanding that I was enabling my son and ultimately preventing him from getting healthy.

Many thank the entire staff for working with me and holding my hand. I know I was a tough nut to crack! I am proud to report that my son has been sober since February 26th. I am also proud to say I have not given him anything besides my love (from afar), prayers, and encouragement. Thanks again, Lighthouse Team!


My son has gone to too many detox centers and this is by far the best especially if there are medical issues compounding the addiction.


WONDERFUL! That is the best word to describe Lighthouse Recovery Institute! The program, the staff, the residence is all great. Would highly suggest reaching out and speaking to the directors here about program options. Truly wonderful program that can help anyone struggling with drug or alcohol addiction


I would strongly recommend the program of lighthouse recovery institute to anyone! The facility has a staff that cares about every client that walks through their doors and really cares about positive and long term recovery. I would give this program more stars if it was an option!!!!!!


My son just completed 4 months of treatment at Lighthouse Recovery Institute, and this was his third treatment with drug addiction. My wife and I decided it would be best to try something different and take him out of our local community and send him down to Florida for longer-term treatment, and we are happy that we did.

In the beginning, his progress was slow, and we were worried he would not take to the structure and rules required of him. We started to participate in weekly family sessions on the phone with his therapist and family therapist and learned a lot about how we were enabling him over the years. Over time he began to step down in the program through the stages until he was working almost 30 hours a week and paying most of his rent each week on his own, which had never been something he had been capable of doing before.

After several months we finally were able to do joint family sessions and start working on our family communication. I am very happy to have my son back, who recently arrived back home but lived in a sober house. I can not speak highly enough of Jessica, the therapist, and communication was done when my son was there. I would recommend this place to any parent specifically who wants to be involved in their son or daughter’s treatment. 


My son attended this programming for the last 3 months and I could not be more grateful for the kind, caring, and compassionate staff. He had been to 4 other programs since he was 17, (he attended at the age of 24) and the level of clinical services here was wonderful. 

As a single parent finding the right program in a time of crisis is scary for your only child.

Through the support of the therapist, I was able to discover my own recovery support network in my hometown. I would highly recommend this program to any parent looking for a great program for their child or loved one. I have even received monthly check-ins since he left! 2 months later my son is back home and still sober. They truly helped save and repair our family. Thank you.


If you or someone you love is part of the Lighthouse Recovery Institute family, reach out to share your testimonial. Call us today or use our contact form today to share your experience while at Lighthouse Recovery Institute. 

We are here to support you during your time of need and help you make the best decision for yourself or your loved one.