I want to thank Mike and the Addiction Rehab Center team for their skills of helping saving lives. I am one of thousands who went through treatment with Mike’s team in January 1988. I am very grateful for being one of these people who had rebuilt my life and life’s of those around me. They saved my live 26 years ago by helping me with a very intelligent mix of professionalism, patience, toughness and love. I am going to meetings since. I am a very grateful addict in recovery today. I trust Mike and follow his professional successes around the world. I am Portuguese, lived in Belgium and now in France. If someone needs treatment I contact Mike, who is always – and since 26 years – available to help. It means a lot to me and others, knowing that Mike and his team are still there. I know that recovery from addiction is a true cause for Mike. It happens that sometimes I meet people around the world that knows Mike. It’s so good to meet someone that went trough Mike’s treatment center and has a happy and constructive life today. Thank you again. Greetings from the South of France. Gratefully, Ana
When i was 23, i was an emotional wreck. I had all the good life, good job, money, a boyfriend but i felt that i was all broken inside.
After years of therapy, and always having the feeling that this was only a ban-aid, i was “diagnosed” with a depression with 23 years old.
My dad, who is a recovering addict put me in touch with Mike , and what i only heard from him by that time was : “ hang on in there, hang on in there”.
A month later, i was in treatment and finally understood after a month, that i was finally “home”. I had found finally my place in the world and understood why
i felt the way that i had been feeling for the last years….
I found out that i was an alcoholic and an addict and that i had a disease.I could not believe that there was actually persons just like me!
I found a program for life, my faith got restored and i found myself again.
In a couple of days , it will be 12 years and when i look back, i cannot believe how much i have achieved due to the 12 steps program. It is my way of life!
Thank you to God, my dear Mike and my loving father for giving me this chance.
Hope this helps my dear.
Miss you loads
I have had the pleasure of knowing Mike for almost 40 years. We spent time together in active addiction where he was an ‘avid practitioner’ of those dark arts and very fortunate to have escaped with his life. There will be many today, as indeed I am, that are thankful that he did as he has carried a message of recovery for some 30 years.
Mike crafted his skills at helping others escape from addiction in Weston Super Mare where he ran one of the finest treatment centres in the UK. He went on to open centres in Belgium and Portugal where his reputation for working successfully with hard to reach addicts grew.
I am proud to endorse Mike and the Addiction Rehab Center. If I had a loved one in need of addiction treatment I would have no hesitation in sending them to Mike where I know they will receive the best of care, instruction and support to live a life free from active addiction and return to a healthy way of living
After 6 years clean, I relapsed. It was an insidious relapse: I have been using 13 times all over 6 months. At the end, I had one foot in hell again but I was unable to admit it. I went to Mike’s treatment center. He promised me only honesty and he did it: I have been angry with him because he told me that my biggest problem was anger! But he was right. Mike is a professional counselor and I was an addict who didn’t know himself as well as he pretended. I have been working the steps beginning by step one. I wrote my life story. I have been feeling pain, remembering what I had done under the power of drugs and alcohol. Mike is an exceptional mentalist. Very soon, he knew how to manage with me. He always told me the truth and this way he helped me to face it. His way to help addicts to recover is a mix of love and challenge. He knows how to adapt the quantity of each in regards to each addict’s personality. Thanks to this treatment: – – I’m able to practice steps one two three every day, so that, whatever happens, I can live without using, without becoming insane again, without suffering as I did during my active addiction, – I have a daily plan I can stick to, – I know how to deal with anger and it really works! – I have learned a lot about myself, so that I can accept my passed insanity and feel OK with who I am, – I have learned a lot about relapse, addiction, and how to live without using and with peace of mind. I’m very grateful with Mike and others addicts I met during treatment for my new life, clean and sober for 2 years. Love and peace of mind!
Alex from Marseille (France)
I have had the honour and privilege to work with Michael for two years at a prominent drug addiction centre close to Chiangmai.
Michael is utterly dedicated to his clients and will move mountains if necessary, in order to help them face and overcome their addictions. His frank, yet polite approach has a profound impact on all his clients and he has had an astounding success rate. His clients often become personal friends after treatment is completed, and he is always ready, day or night, to help out, give advice, support and encouragement. His straightforward method leaves no room for denial. He has worked hundreds of people so far and will continue to do so for as long as he is able to carry on his work.
He is passionate about his work and because of that, he is incredibly thorough. He is the best drugs counsellor I have ever encountered. If you or your loved ones are struggling with an addiction, Michael is the best possible person to have behind you to help you through to the other side.
Richard, London/ Thailand