Our Philosophy

The Sana Lake Philosophy

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 find Recovery for Life.

Signed: All Staff, Service Providers, and Volunteers
Sana Lake Recovery Center
July 1, 2019

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Sana Lake Principles

Honesty
We admitted we only have control over our actions, reactions & attitudes.

Hope
We believe that a power greater than ourselves will provide a good orderly direction for ourselves and members.

Action + Acceptance = Faith
We are responsible to take the best action for our members but accept the results as they may be.

Courage
We move forward in the face of fears. We let go of resentments and forgive others.

Integrity
Say what we mean, mean what we say; don’t say it, mean and do what we say we are going to do.

Willingness
We go to any length to improve ourselves and the lives of our members.

Humility
We are all equal, different yes, but no better than nor less than anyone else inside or outside of our community.

Responsibility
We own the consequences of our actions, reactions, and attitudes.

Justice
We make amends to people we have inadvertently harmed.

Self-Discipline
We take care of ourselves and help our members do so daily – physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Spirituality
We seek good orderly direction from a power greater than ourselves. We believe service is the essence of spirituality and the practice of spirituality is selfless, other-centered action in everything we do.

Service
We freely give of ourselves for the benefit of our members and others.

Article Reviewed by David Sherman, MD

David Sherman, MDDavid Sherman, MD is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM) and board certified in Addiction Medicine with the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is a native Missourian and graduated medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Sherman completed a two-year fellowship in Addiction Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He leads a highly trained staff of master level certified addiction professionals. Men and women from all over Missouri and the United States come to Sana Lake Recovery Center to get the care they need and deserve.