The #1 Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Affton, Missouri

Our South County facilities located in Affton, MO provide a compassionate and supportive environment to help you get better — as well as extended care options like sober living and peer support to help you stay better. 

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Change Your Story With Care That Cares

Named the #1 treatment center in St. Louis by Newsweek magazine, Sana Lake offers empathetic and personalized care to help you overcome drug and alcohol issues. You’re surrounded by a supportive community and expert staff to heal and transform your life. Discover the difference nationally-recognized, compassionate care can make.

Range of Treatment Options for Your Unique Needs

All treatment programs include a variety of evidence-based therapies designed to address substance use and co-occurring mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and trauma. These therapies include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as medications when appropriate.

Additional Extended Care Support Options
Medication Management  |  Sober Living  |  Family Program  |  Alumni Program

The Team: Expertise Meets Compassion

Your treatment team is comprehensive and most are in recovery themselves. The clinical team (including doctors, psychiatrists and nurses) ensures a medically safe environment for both physical and mental health. Experienced therapists and certified substance use counselors get down the to core of what is keeping you locked in the cycle of addiction. The wellness team focuses on holistic well-being, and peer support and community care specialists offer ongoing motivation and life skills. Below are a few staff highlights.

Shelby Kenyon

Shelby Kenyon MSW

Shelby has worked in mental health for nearly a decade. She holds a Master’s in Social Work from Simmons University and a BS in Criminal Justice/Sociology from Missouri Valley College. Shelby specializes in CBT, program monitoring, and operations management, with previous roles at Preferred Family Healthcare.

Lindsey Eilers

Lindsey Eilers LPC, MC

Lindsey is a Licensed Professional Counselor working 15 years in SUD treatment. She holds a Master’s in Counseling from Missouri Baptist University and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from McKendree University. Lindsey worked for Bridgeway Behavioral Health/Preferred Family Healthcare since their merger in 2016.

Angela Williams

Angela Williams BSN

Angela earned her BSN from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, graduating at 56. She began working in the Detox unit at Preferred Family Health in May 2016 and joined Sana Lake in August 2019. She deeply empathizes with those facing the stigma of addiction and helps each patient find happiness again.


We Have Already Helped People Like You

This page shows 6 of over 4,000 success stories that reveal how we’ve transformed the lives of all types of people. Our methods are successful whether the struggle is with alcohol, opioids or any other drugs or combination of substances…whether the addiction is severe or just being noticed…and whether you’ve been in and out of treatment or this is your first experience.

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I really had a wonderful experience. Management is superb, they really care for the members.

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When I got to SL I was a mess and my team...each and every one of you should know how much you took care of me. I'm so happy to have known y'all. This is truly one of the greatest places I've ever been...❤️

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Sana lake and staff have been incredible with my journey to recovery!!! This place saved my life!! They have balanced care from in-patient through post-care.

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Sana Lake is the best treatment center I’ve been to. From the moment I walked in the door, I was shown compassion & love. The aftercare is one of a kind with Members 4 Life. This woman now has 16 plus months clean 😁 I’ll forever be grateful.

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Sana Lake Recovery - St. Louis Addiction Treatment

Sana Lake has two neighboring locations in Affton. Both locations are just 2 miles northeast of Grant’s Farm and 3.5 miles southwest of Francsis Park between Watson and Gravois roads. The Affton locations serve as sober living houses and also host meetings and sober events. Most patients from Affton go first to inpatient treatment about 45 minutes away and participate in outpatient treatment in Maryland Heights with free transportation to the rehab clinic.

The Affton locations are the only Sana Lake locations in South County and serve surrounding cities like Mehlville, Concord, Sappington, Sunset Hills, Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Maplewood, Tower Grove, Lemay, Oakville and Arnold.

Get Your Addition Treatment Questions Answered

Below are answers to common drug and alcohol treatment questions, but you probably have many more. The best way to get all your specific questions answered is to call. There’s no commitment and no one will know you called. It’s a simple conversation with someone who has been in your shoes before. No judgment, just support and understanding.

Sana Lake offers all proven addiction treatment options in the St. Louis area, which include:

  • Detoxification (Detox): A medically supervised process to manage withdrawal symptoms and clear substances from the body.
  • Inpatient Rehab: Intensive 24/7 care in a residential setting, focusing on getting to the core of the negative behaviors.
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): Structured treatment during the day with flexibility to return home or stay on campus at night.
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): Less intensive than PHP, allowing patients to attend therapy sessions several times a week while living at home or in sober living.
  • Outpatient Treatment: Regular therapy sessions that allow individuals to live at home and maintain work or school schedules.

After treatment, extended care options including sober living, medications, family therapy
and the Members 4 Life alumni program are available as needed to help sustain the foundation for recovery.  

The treatment and extended care options can be combined and adjusted to fit individual needs and stages of recovery.

Tailoring treatment to individual needs involves a thorough assessment and personalized care plans.

  1. Initial Assessment: A comprehensive evaluation of medical history, substance use, mental health and personal circumstances.
  2. Personalized Treatment Plan: Developing a plan that includes specific therapies, medications and support systems based on the assessment and your feedback.
  3. Continuous Monitoring: Regular check-ins and adjustments to the treatment plan as needed to ensure it remains effective.

The key to personalizing treatment is having a diverse range of therapies and holistic options that address different aspects of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

For example, not everyone needs couples counseling. Not everyone will find fitness training as a good outlet. And, not everyone needs or wants anti-craving medications like Vivitrol.

We have all the options here, so you can take what works for you.

Relapse prevention is a critical component of addiction treatment, including:

  • Education: Learning about the stages and warning signs of relapse to recognize and address them early.
  • Therapy Sessions: Identifying your specific thoughts, behaviors and triggers that lead to the negative cycles.
  • Coping Strategies: Developing healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with stress, triggers and cravings.
  • Support Systems: Building a strong network of support, including peer groups and family members when possible.
  • Aftercare Plans: Detailed plans for continuing care post-treatment, including outpatient therapy, sober living and support meetings.
  • Medications: Using anti-craving medications like Vivitrol to reduce the risk of relapse.

Sana Lake puts more emphasis on relapse prevention planning and after-treatment care than other treatment centers. This comprehensive Focus helps you handle challenges effectively and maintain sobriety long-term.

Healing family relationships, rebuilding trust and learning how to effectively support each other can be life-saving in addiction treatment.

While it is never a requirement, if you are interested, you can involve your family by including in your treatment plan:

  • Family Therapy or Couples Counseling: Sessions that involve family members to address issues and improve communication and support.
  • Visitation: If in inpatient care, there is the option for family visits on the weekend.

Families that are struggling to see someone they love struggling may need their 
own support to deal with resentment, anger or stress. Whether their loved one is in treatment at Sana Lake or not, families are able to access the family program, which includes:

  • Education: Providing information and resources to help families better understand addiction and recovery.
  • Support Groups: Offering family support groups to connect with others in similar situations.
  • Counseling: Delivering individual counseling for family members to deal with their own emotions and challenges.

Sober living homes are residential facilities that provide a structured, substance-free environment to support recovery.

Key aspects include:

  • Safe Environment: A place free from drugs and alcohol to reduce temptation and triggers.
  • Peer Support: Living with others who are also in recovery, offering mutual support and accountability.
  • Structured Routine: Rules and schedules that promote responsibility and healthy living habits.
  • Life Skills Development: Opportunities to develop skills like budgeting, job searching, and cooking to prepare for independent living.
  • Continued Therapy: Access to ongoing therapy and support groups to maintain focus on recovery (transportation included).

Sober living helps individuals transition from intensive treatment to everyday life while maintaining sobriety.

Affton has been significantly impacted by drug and alcohol issues, much like the rest of St. Louis County. In fact, around 7.4% of residents over 12 years old in St. Louis County struggle with substance use disorders, higher than the national average of 6.5%​​. And, in the latest reported data, St. Louis County had the highest number of opioid overdose deaths in Missouri, accounting for 21.2% of the state’s total opioid-related deaths.

The presence of our facilities in and around St. Loius is a response to the growing need for accessible and effective addiction treatment. These locations also alleviate the strain on healthcare systems and improve overall community health by offering comprehensive treatment options.

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