Our Philosophy

Sana Lake Principles

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

We make amends to people we have inadvertently harmed.

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

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.

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

You Are Worth More

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The Sana Lake Philosophy

We want the best outcomes for our members and meeting their needs is first in everything we do. We care for our members in a nurturing manner. We support, guide, lead and care for them but do not enable them or others.

Treating substance use and concurrent mental health disorders is complex as each individual presents a unique combination of mental health disorders, substances used and readiness for help. Therefore, treatment plans must be personalized to the needs of the individual member. 

 To achieve the best outcomes, we utilize a broad range of available and effective evidence-based psychotherapeutic, pharmacological, naturopathic, and adjunctive approaches so that personalized treatment is effective at meeting the member where they are at.

We treat our staff and members with respect and honor their contributions. We invest in the continuing growth, development and nurturing of our staff and they must exemplify our Purpose, Principles, and Philosophies inside and outside of our community.

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

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

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.