Sanctuary Recovery Center

Sanctuary Recovery Center


Sanctuary Health Group operates two addiction treatment facilities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Supported by evidence-based modalities and holistic therapies, Sanctuary at Cherry Hill is among the 154 private facilities in New Jersey. It offers various outpatient care options and supports program alumni and families.


Sanctuary Recovery Center provides partial hospitalization programs (PHP), intensive outpatient programs (IOP), and standard outpatient care. PHP and IOP participants are encouraged to live in sober housing while receiving treatment for issues such as anxiety, abuse, and self-esteem, as well as other factors contributing to addictive behavior. Standard outpatient care is designed for clients reintegrating into the community.

Treatment includes individual and group therapy sessions that focus on relapse prevention and building healthy relationships. Clients are also encouraged to participate in self-help programs in the community, such as 12-Step, alongside their programming.

Additionally, clients engage in various holistic and alternative treatments, including music and art therapy, exercise sessions, yoga, and therapeutic massages.

As part of the recovery process, Sanctuary Recovery Center offers psychoeducational groups and health workshops for loved ones to improve their relationships and gain a better understanding of addiction. Program graduates can connect with each other through ongoing alumni gatherings.


Sanctuary Recovery Center employs licensed therapists who provide one-on-one assistance to help clients establish and achieve attainable goals.


The 5,600-square foot Sanctuary at Cherry Hill facility features amenities such as a fitness center, massage room, and lounge area. Licensed therapists guide residents through art, drum, and yoga therapy.


In the solitary survey response to date on, the alum Luke expressed significant criticism of the program, particularly in the areas of accommodations, cleanliness, family programming, counseling options, treatment effectiveness, staff experience and training, as well as exercise/leisure and holistic opportunities. Luke claimed to have not received aftercare, encountered untrained staff, found the facility unprepared upon arrival, and experienced a program that did not align with its description. Luke concluded by stating, “Worst program ever.”


No reviews from loved ones have been received by thus far. However, an individual reviewing the facility on Google reviews shared their frustrating experience with the billing department.

On the facility’s Facebook page, where the facility manages content, eight reviewers gave the facility an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars. It’s worth noting that many of the reviewers appeared to be familiar with the facility and its staff, and the only alumni reviewer gave the facility a one-star rating and also reported billing issues.


According to its website, Sanctuary Recovery Center accepts most health insurance plans. The single survey respondent gave the program one out of five stars for both affordability and cost-worthiness.

Sanctuary Recovery Center Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • The sanctuary is easily the most effective treatment center I have ever been to. You can’t go in expecting a vacation spa treatment where you will be pampered for a month. But you can go in and expect to meet a very helpful staff that will not only make you feel comfortable but they will also prepare you for when you go back into your house or next level of treatment. At the sanctuary we went to the gym 3 days a week, had intense yoga classes and also easy yoga classes. We went to buffets a few times, bowling alley, and movie theater. I definitely had fun during my stay but more importantly, I met some of the most motivated and inspiring people that I have ever met in my life. Just to make 2 Eric and Mitch are one of a kind. The whole staff is excellent in every way though. There is also a woman named Alexa who will go above and beyond to make sure I have the least amount of stress leaving treatment. This treatment facility is the key to success if you apply It!
  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • I attended this new program. I was one of the first clients. They were very unprepared when I got there. The house I was living in was unfurnished. The program itself seemed very shaky they didn�t have a solid criteria and they were admitting a lot of people at once (because they were a new program). The amenities they claimed to have being spa treatment and acupuncture among other things such as yoga and music and art therapy they didn�t have for my entire stay there, until after I was discharged into IOP (intense out patient) which was their �step down� after completing the 28 day program. When I was discharged I wasn�t given an aftercare plan or any medication follow up or therapy after care. I wouldn�t ever go back there or have any of my loved ones go there due to the fact that they are unprepared and are more focused on the insurance money they are getting than the actual care of the clients. You live one place and program at another and they provide transportation and it was clean. No clear aftercare, untrained staff, you live in one place and program in another. Selling you one place and finding it was totally different. Worst program ever.