About Sana Lake Recovery

The mission of Sana Lake is to empower individuals to break free from addiction and forge a path to lifelong sobriety. Sana Lake provides a supportive environment that encourages connection and personal growth, guided by a commitment to long-term recovery.

A Commitment to Excellence

Accreditations and awards are more than just symbols of excellence—they are assurances to you, our members, of the highest quality care and safety standards in addiction treatment. Each recognition underscores our commitment to effective, evidence-based treatment practices and exceptional patient outcomes. 

Accreditation

The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission accreditation is a mark of excellence and compliance with the highest healthcare performance standards, guaranteeing safe, effective treatment.

Award

Ranked #1 By Newsweek

Sana Lake was ranked the #1 addiction treatment center in St. Louis and one of the top treatment centers in the country in both 2022 and 2023.

Certification

LegitScript

LegitScript certification verifies that our facility meets marketing standards, ensuring all the information, reviews, staff and photos you see on this website are real. 

Award

A+ BBB Rating

An A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau indicates top-tier customer satisfaction and high standards of trust and transparency in all interactions with our members.

Partnership

In-Network with Insurance

Being in-network with all major insurance companies ensures that our treatments are accountable and affordable, reducing out-of-pocket costs for our members.

Our Accreditations

The Joint Commission National Quality Accreditation Gold Seal

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Our Philosophy, Purpose & Principles

Our purpose is to help people heal from substance use and mental health disorders for life, by giving them and teaching them to use new tools, so that they become happy and content in their homes, become productive members of their community, and begin to live healthy and purpose-driven lives; and with that our communities become a better place! When our members leave Sana Lake, families are put back together and relationships are rebuilt.

Above all, we seek the best quality of life for our members, families and each other. We nurture, support, guide and care for them and do not enable them.

Substance use and mental health disorders are a chronic disease, not a choice. Therefore, we use a system of care that delivers a full continuum of individualized, evidence-based care that connects our members with Recovery for Life.

We exemplify our Purpose, Principles and Philosophies in all our affairs. We are not perfect, but we strive to be our best at all times.

We believe in doing well by doing good. Our stakeholders deserve an adequate return on capital so that we can reinvest in helping more people. 

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Sana Lake Recovery
Honesty

Honesty

Hope

Hope

Faith

Faith

Courage

Courage

Integrity

Integrity

Willingness

Willingness

Humility

Humility

Responsibility

Responsibility

Justice

Justice

Self-Discipline

Self-Discipline

Spirituality

Spirituality

Service

Service

A Nationally-Recognized Leadership Team

The Executive Leadership Team stewards the member-first vision Sana Lake was founded upon. Many celebrate long-term recovery themselves, and their commitment to each and every person who walks through our doors sets Sana Lake apart from other treatment programs in St. Louis, Missouri.

Paul Melnuk

Paul Melnuk has led many public and private companies over a distinguished 40 year career. For the past 18 years, Paul has been an active and successful investor in a number of private companies covering a variety of industries. He is in active recovery more than 20 years.

Paul MelnukCICA

Chief Executive Officer (in recovery)

Ashley Murry

Ashley Murry LCSW, has over 15 years in clinical management. Currently Chief Clinical Officer, Ashley previously directed programs at Gateway Foundation and Treatment Management Company. She excels in strategic planning and improving client outcomes. Licensed in Missouri and two other states.

Ashley MurryLCSW

Chief Clinical Officer

Josh Foster

Josh Foster is a behavioral healthcare executive with 15 years working in addiction treatment and over 7 years in leadership and operation management roles. Josh has held key positions at Guardian Recovery Network, JourneyPure and Foundations Recovery Network. He holds a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification and is in recovery.

Josh FosterLSSYB

Executive Leadership (in recovery)

Fred Mickel

Fred has 40 years of executive and consulting experience in healthcare and hospitality. He is President of Recovery Capital StL, a member of the Recovery Coalition of Greater St Louis, and has long-term recovery from addiction and codependency. Fred got his Executive Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and is a Certified Peer Specialist.

Fred MickelEMBA, CPS

EVP of Corporte Development

Chrissy Rupp

Chrissy Rupp holds a Master's in Human Resources Management from Webster University. With 23 years' experience in Behavioral Health, she previously held a variety of leadership roles at Bridgeway Behavioral Health and Preferred Family Healthcare. She is a Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional and holds a specialty credential in People Analytics.

Chrissy Rupp MBA, SHRM-CP

EVP of Workplace Environment

Kevin Luffey

Kevin Luffey has a Bachelor's in Accounting and Business Management from the University of Pittsburgh. With extensive experience, he has held roles such as CFO at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center and Controller at Valley Forge Medical Center. He also worked as Sr Financial Analyst at Recovery Centers of America.

Kevin Luffey

Chief Financial Officer

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