Family and Resident Testimonials
"Our Experience at Patton Sober Living"
Please accept my sincere gratitude for the service you and Patton Sober Living have provided for my son, Michael, and our family over the past six months. From the initial phone conversation with you we were in crisis and on through the progress of the last months, you and your staff have been invaluable in guiding both our son and us through healing and recovery. Not only has he benefited immensely from the structure of the program, but our entire family has as well. The mind-body spirit program at Patton Sober Living has helped him work toward achieving more balance and more self-discipline as he continues to work his recovery program.
I want to express a special word of gratitude to Tim Grigsby and Zach Read, Michael’s house manager. The weekly communication from Tim has been so reassuring as he updated me on both Michael’s progress and setbacks through the program. Tim was always available and responsive with any concerns I had and welcomed any feedback or questions. I greatly appreciated your teams honesty has they have helped keep me on the right track with establishing appropriate boundaries for me as a parent. Both Tim and Zach's willingness to attend a family therapy session with us at Michael's IOP was incredible. We truly appreciated Patton Sober Living working cooperatively with the outpatient providers. The insight Tim and Zach were able to provide to the therapist as they were with him on a daily basis and speak openly about with Michael during that session was critical moment over the last six months. They expressed some of the same concerns we had as parents, but they were able to address them through the lens of experience without the emotions or complications of family relationships. I greatly appreciate Tim’s assistance in helping us prepare a contract clearly stating our requirements and countries for Michael moving back home. I would not hesitate to recommend Patton Sober Living to anyone, and I have already done so to several families.
We are grateful to have the opportunity to continue drug and alcohol testing through Patton House for our sons accountability and for our peace of mind as he moves out of sober living. The care and service provided by Patton House has helped our entire family. Our relationship and communication has vastly improved through your guidance and program. We are eternally grateful as you have helped bring needed healing and restoration to our family. Please feel free to use me as a reference!
Patton House was highly recommended for my son coming out of Capstone Treatment Center in Arkansas. It was the perfect fit for him, and the perfect next step coming out of treatment. The structure and high accountability of the program at Patton gave Danny the best environment for learning how to transition from a 90-day program back into real life. He spent 7 months at Patton before moving back to Denver and found it much easier to make the transition into a place of his own. If Danny had not spent time at Patton, his transition out of treatment would have been extremely difficult for all of us. We are so grateful for Tim, Patton’s Program Director, as he kept close tabs on all the young men and their progress. He provided us with regular check-ins to keep us informed about our son’s progress and always made time for us. Every staff member is deeply invested in the success and future of every resident. I think any resident that truly wants a better future for himself will find that Patton House is the right place to start.
I really can't think of anything more frightening and heartbreaking to watch than someone you love fighting the disease of chemical dependency.
We are not only faced with the reality that we may lose them to an overdose, car accident or shooting but we are also faced with the reality that we are witnessing the loss of who they were, who we loved.
The drugs and/or alcohol slowly steals them from their families.
I wish I could tell you that there was a specific "one size fits all" cure available but there simply isn't. However, there are paths that hold a better chance of success than others. Get them into a sober living facility that really cares about their success.
I highly recommend a minimum of 6 months to a year. Patton Sober Living was an instrumental part of our son's success.
Mr. Tim Grigsby truly is the heart of Patton House and I'd trust him with my son's best interest even still today.
The great news is that we DO recover. My son has just about 2 years sobriety from everything including his drugs of choice, heroin and xanex.
He takes it one day at a time and continue to work his program. It was never easy but it sure was worth it!
We knew that but getting him to believe it proved to be more difficult.
Patton House helped him grow in everyday life situations and find acceptance with who he truly was.
I will be forever grateful for the role Mr. Grigsby played in teaching him that this disease IS manageable.
Sending prayers, hope and healing for the journey your family is on.
Patton Sober Living is by far the nicest home our son has lived in. This isn't "just" a Sober Living, it's a "Home". It is in a nice and safe neighborhood. The furnishings are very nice and comfortable; its truly a welcoming environment. They don't cram beds in every inch to make more money. There is also safe parking and a garage to store bikes! This is a home anyone would be proud to live in:) They will treat your child with dignity and welcome him with open arms.
There is a lot of structure and accountability, However there is also common sense. They worked with my son on his work schedule; as well as offered their assistance in getting him enrolled in school. The school is within walking distance of the house! The communication with parents is the best we've seen! Even over the Holidays, we were still updated on how our son was doing. We felt totally comfortable that we could text or call anytime 24/7 if we had concerns. Everyone from the House Manager, the Program Director and the Owner truly cared about our son's well being and his recovery. They exceeded every expectation we had. This was not our son's first Sober House, so I can assure you they are not all as well ran as Patton House. We are so very grateful for the time our son lived here; and strongly recommend Patton House!
Our son has been in a few long term rehabs and our problems always seem to arise in the sober living step. But Patton Sober Living has been an excellent program for our son. He wanted to get sober so he was looking for a program that would hold him accountable and had plenty of structure. A past sober living friend was in Patton Sober Living and told our son about the program. It has all of the elements that are vital for success- individual therapy, group sessions, 12 Step meetings, spiritual component and a high level of accountability. Patton Sober Living is truly on the cutting edge of treatment, especially with family communication and involvement. We are grateful for this dedicated program.
I just wanted to thank you so much for working with my son and I. I mean that in multiple ways. My son has had addiction issues on top of several complicated learning disabilities for many years. He was diagnosed as a child with the learning disabilities and began to self medicate to compensate in his teens. He has been to three rehabs and everytime his attitude and mindset were the same. He was depressed, with very poor self image and hopeless and helpless leading him right back to relapse. I don't think I've had a good nights sleep in years. I just worried he would do something stupid or wait for the call the police had him.
This last time when I got the call I thought for sure this was it. He was very bad. I found a treatment center that worked with him. They didn't give up, but he had a long way to go and it wasn't looking good. The wanted him to come to Patton Sober Living and I was pretty much against it. John and I had been taken advantage of and disappointed a few times by half ass establishments that called themselves a sober living.
I gave in and as soon as John got there I noticed his behavior, his attitude, his outlook on life and his commitment to sobriety start to improve. You all have done wonders. For the first time in years I can have a normal conversation and he is able to show remorse for the things he has done. He has never been able to show a lot of emotion. He holds everything in. We have dinner together and we talk about the future. That has been difficult lately. With his legal issues it has been impossible for him to find a job. He has not given up and he has tried, I mean really tried. If it wasn't for the fact that you and the staff have been so supportive I think he would be losing the battle again. I talk to so many parents out there who go through the same thing. You have let him know that if not for drugs and alcohol he would not be where he is today. He really needs someone who like you guys, John, Tim and the staff to understand and give him a shot at work. He is happy for the most part now and compared to when he was admitted so healthy.
Every night I pray and I thank God for where my son is and finding Patton. You are the best with really lost boys. They were so right. The regimen, the meetings, the direction he is given, and the counseling has been a gift from God. God bless you and your staff and know from the bottom of my heart how thankful I truly am.
Thank you so much,
I believe God guided us to Patton Sober Living.
My son was in his 6th 30 day inpatient treatment program and getting close to discharge when he told me he didn't know where to go. He had been in many other sober houses before, but would relapse within 2 to 4 weeks and then have to leave. His relapses had become chronic and our hope was waning. I knew there had to be something better out there for him.
I was doing a lot of research on the Internet and was led to Patton Sober Living via other contacts I had made. After contacting them I felt like they offered a program that was structured, offered opportunities to grow and get his life back, of course, it was all up to my son.
He agreed to go and that was the start of his clean and sober life. The opportunity to have weekly therapy, guidance and be held accountable by those he came to respect put him on the right path. He had done 12 step work previously, but here he moved forward with the efforts and guidance needed. Also, there was weekly communication with the program director by phone. We were kept up to date on his progress and challenges and I felt like I could call the Program Director at any time with my concerns or issues.
The weekly groups, 12 step meetings, and the physical outlet of working out at the gym added to the treatment plan that helped him grow and become self sufficient.
My son did the work to get clean and sober, but the treatment modalities used at Patton Sober Living made all the difference in getting him there. I feel like I have my son back!