ABOUT THE SANCTUARY AT THE LAKE
Since 1986, The Sanctuary at the Lake in the state of Washington has provided outpatient and residential treatment for adult men and women dealing withand addiction. Since the center is located within Lake Chelan Community Hospital, the facility can treat medical concerns and provide medical detoxification on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Following a clinical and medical assessment, clients will receive an individualized treatment plan that may include evidence-based therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Clients may participate in group and individual counseling, meditation, psychoeducation, nutritional counseling, and spiritual healing. They will attend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings off-site.
Clients will also have access to medication management services and recreational activities like yoga, fishing, and bowling.
Loved ones can participate in a two-day family program led by psychologists.
Prior to leaving, clients will have a discharge plan to help them transition into sober living. An alumni association connects graduates with activities, sober resources, and relapse prevention training.
The Sanctuary at the Lake employs a medical doctor, licensed psychologist, nurses, psychiatric nurse practitioner, licensed counselors, an occupational therapist, and other professionals.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Official photographs show shared bedrooms with twin beds and a desk overlooking beautiful views of the nearby mountains. Residents will eat in a dining hall that also overlook the mountains while meeting rooms provide gorgeous views of the Chelan Lake.
The hospital is smoke free but provides smoke cessation products.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The sole alum, Sarah, surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at this time of writing gave four- and five-stars to most metrics polled including treatment effectiveness, accommodations, and treatment for co-occurring conditions. The alum gave mediocre ratings of three stars for holistic offerings and counseling options available at The Sanctuary at the Lake. “It was a really well rounded program for co-occurring disorders,” Sarah wrote.
On CiteHealth, The Sanctuary at the Lake received a low average rating of 1.8 out of five stars based on five reviews. Several alumni indicated that the program did not operate as advertised. Several reviewers were kicked out of the program. “Went to the Sanctuary because their website was very inviting and I thought I would receive the help I needed. This couldn’t be farther from the truth,” wrote one anonymous alum. Another anonymous reviewer added: “They know nothing about dual diagnosis or re-occurring disorders-relapse.” 
WHAT STAFF SAY
The only former staffer polled by Best-rehabs.com to date, Bruce, gave The Sanctuary at the Lake high ratings and indicated that he’d recommend treatment at the facility. Bruce awarded the center with four- and five-stars for its treatment effectiveness and quality of staff leadership. “You can not quit for your wife, girlfriend, offspring, job or anything else. You have to quit because you want to,” wrote Bruce. “Getting rid of addiction is paramount for a quality life.”
The Sanctuary at the Lake accepts Medicare, most insurance plans, and private pay options.