As a first timer in rehab, I had already come up with an entire scenario for what I was walking into. I figured it would be cold, hard beds, terrible food, miserable staff, boring groups and an overall “prison life” experience. But The Ranch was everything BUT that. The facility is gorgeous, set on top of a mountain overlooking York, Lancaster and the Susquehanna River. Driving up you already feel like you are on top of the world. Its name suits it well, because it is a serene quiet cabin setting where sunsets and sunrises are something I cherish to this day. Not only are the staff wonderful and helpful, but they understood me. For the first time in my life, I felt I belonged somewhere and there was a tiny glimmer of hope that I can do this. During my time at The Ranch, I was able to heal mentally, spiritually and physically. That yearning to figure out why I was an addict became a reality during my stay. I also was able to heal deep rooted issues that caused many parts of my addiction. You get out what you put in and this facility saved my life. The Ranch helped me find myself and become excited about life again. And for that, I’m eternally grateful.