Dr. Malone, Jersey City, NJ
Why has The Mandala Healing Center been successful when other programs were not? The Mandala Healing Center was a much longer term program than he had participated in previously, and Mark knew that if he didn’t follow the rules that he had no chance of future family support.
These consequences may have been just as important as the rehab center itself. They staff at The Mandala Healing Center is appropriately strict, honest and demanding of their clients. They helped him address legal issues as well as helping him gain employment.
This was a relatively unique aspect of the center. It forced individuals to be proactive and encouraged optimism regarding the future.
I do not know if this is similar at other programs. The therapists at The Mandala Healing Center have also been exceptional: Chris, his therapist has been great–forthright, and great at communication. He has helped Mark sort out numerous psychosocial problems. Mark has continued to follow up with him intermittently since completing the program at Mandala. I have no hesitation in recommending The Mandala Healing Center for someone with Mark’s challenges.