The #1 Drug & Alcohol Rehab in St. Louis

At Sana Lake, you are met with compassionate support from the moment you reach out. Each treatment program is tailored to meet your unique needs, facilitating real healing and long-term success. It is the highest-rated addiction treatment center in St. Louis on Google and the #1-rated treatment center in St. Louis by Newsweek.

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Treated Like Family, Not a Number

As soon as you walk through the doors at Sana Lake, you’ll feel the unconditional compassion. It’s a tranquil, non-judgemental environment, run by medical, clinical and support staff that are all genuinely invested in you. Even if you come in at your lowest, you’ll leave with purpose, hope and support.  

5 St Louis Locations Near You

8 Proven Addiction Treatment Programs

You’re welcome here whether you’re looking for one specific program or you’re ready to follow the full process. The main programs set a healthy foundation, while the support programs make changing your life easier and happier.

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

"Everyone Here Is Welcoming & Actually Cares"

If you’ve tried treatment before, you understand that the quality and commitment of the staff greatly influence both your comfort during treatment and the long-term success of your recovery. Here, most of the team is in recovery themselves. For them, it’s personal. 

Kassie Sullins

Kassie Sullins MCB-QS, CRADC, CPS

Kassie has been at Sana Lake since inception, currently supervising staff and alumni programs. Kassie is in recovery herself, earning Certified Peer Specialist and Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Drug Counselor qualifications with an ongoing Social Work degree at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis.

Dr. Jordan Chief Medical Officer at Sana Lake Recovery

Dr. Jordan Calabrese

Dr. Calabrese, a board-certified psychiatrist, earned his D.O. and completed his Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Kansas University Medical Center. Beyond providing psychiatric and addiction treatment, he teaches for Hospital Corporation of America Graduate Medical Education and presents at industry-leading conferences.

Amy Hennessy

Amy Hennessy OTR/L, MAADC II

Amy holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Saint Louis University. She has several years of experience in the SUD field and is a Missouri Associate Alcohol Drug Counselor II. Amy is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and an active church member.

Shannon Boersig

Shannon Boersig LPN, MARS

Shannon is a Licensed Practical Nurse working 20 in addiction treatment. She specializes in Medication Assisted Recovery Services, with expertise in inpatient, outpatient, and MAT clinics. Shannon joined SLRC in 2019 and is a member of Narcotics Anonymous and Celebrate Recovery.

Theresa Pace

Theresa Pace LPC, LCPC, NCC

Theresa is a Master’s Level counselor with degrees in clinical counseling, Sociology and Minor in Psychology. She has 15 years of experience in mental health and addiction, including detox, inpatient/outpatient settings, community support and private practice. 

Erica Gool

Erica Gool CPS

Erica is a Certified Peer Specialist in recovery herself since September 27, 2021. She is finishing UMSL’s Social Work Program with a BSW, a Minor in Psychology and a Trauma Studies Certificate. Erica volunteers with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


Back By Hundreds of 5-Star Reviews

The reviews for Sana Lake reveal a deeply supportive environment marked by personal attention and genuine care from staff at all levels. Reviewers consistently praise the knowledgeable and compassionate team members, from the medical staff to the counselors and support personnel. Testimonials highlight transformative experiences at Sana Lake, where individuals are treated like family, creating a strong foundation for long-term success. 

Julie P.

Thankful for my experience at this amazing facility. Such caring individuals with so much knowledge helped me through a very rough time.

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John S.

The staff loved me and encouraged me when I was done with life. Sana gave me strength and hope. My life is so different now and I’m forever grateful. Sana keeps making sure my walk is sound and safe too. Thanks Sana family. You brought me back to life! 

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Polly J.

Their aftercare is amazing! Activities on the weekends and members meetings every week. Once residential was over, it wasn’t just a pat on the back and send me home. I had 2 phone calls before I got home to make sure that I was doing ok. This place is the best!

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Rob S.

There is no amount of stars that represent my appreciation for this facility! It changed my life. The staff is amazing. The grounds are amazing. The feel of the facility is amazing and nothing else compares in Missouri. Believe me, I’ve been to most of them.

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David B.

I've been to a few treatment centers hoping to gain what I need to fight this disease of addiction. Out of them, Sana Lake truly helped me find myself and got to the root of my problems. I'm forever grateful for the whole team from detox to aftercare. I don't have a single bad thing to say.

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5554 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112

5554 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112

(314) 664-9931
(314) 664-9931

Sana Lake Recovery - St. Louis Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Many people travel from our inpatient detox and rehab on 55 private lakeside acres near you now from St. Louis to this location in The Loop for sober living.

The Delmar St. Louis location is less than 1 mile north of Forest Park and less than 3 miles north of the Saint Louis Zoo. Washington University in St Louis and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis are both less than a 10-minute drive East.

There are public transit options for the Delmar addiction treatment center. Both the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Metro station and the Delmar Loop Metro station are within walking distance.

What's Holding You Back From The St. Louis Rehab?

Reaching out for help can feel overwhelming or even impossible. But, don’t let fear of the unknown or fear of failure paralyze you. Without intervention, the situation will get worse and impact more of your life. For now, take it one step at a time. The initial no-pressure phone call can help you feel better too. No need to put it off.

Patients come for a wide range of substance use disorders. Many struggle with more than one substance (ie. alcohol and benzodiazepines). The substances of choice generally reflect the substance use statistics in Missouri. The three most common substances here are:
  • Alcohol: Over 60% of patients are treated for alcohol issues, as the most commonly abused substance in the state.
  • Opioids: Over 20% of patients come for opioid addiction treatment, including prescription painkillers and heroin, mirroring the significant opioid misuse issues across Missouri.
  • Stimulants: Around 10% of patients come for issues with stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamine, which is higher than in other states.
The remaining patients come for other substances like benzodiazepines (Xanax), marijuana and inhalants. No matter what substance you are struggling with, this program can (and will) help you.

Treatment is holistic and comprehensive, integrating different therapies and medications.

The first step is detox. It often takes several days to feel physically your best, but it’s nothing like doing it on your own!

Therapy includes talk therapy, group therapy and wellness options like meditation, yoga and journaling. You’ll get down to the core of your issue – including addressing underlying issues like trauma, depression, anxiety, sleep and even family therapy if needed. 

You’ll talk about what to do after treatment to stay well. You have the option to continue outpatient therapy in St. Louis or virtually, as well as sober living.

You also have access to the lake, including fishing and paddle boating, and to a gym. 

It is nothing like a hospital or jail. It’s not like other rehabs either.

Most patients here use their insurance. We’re in-network with most major health insurance companies including Blue Cross, Blue Shield, WellFirst Health, Health Link, United Healthcare / Optum, Humana, Mercy, Cigna, Tricare, UMR and CoreSouce.

Insurance can be very confusing and varies dramatically by plan, so there’s not one “price” every person pays. It depends on how much a specific insurance plan covers. For example, someone who was hospitalized earlier in the year may have full inpatient and outpatient treatment covered for little or even no cost.

We can talk to your insurance company and explain everything to you. No one knows that you inquired. Just call (314) 664-9931 or fill out the form on the website. There is no commitment. 

The good news is that Sana Lake offers both inpatient and outpatient options. You can get unbiased advice when you call. 

Inpatient treatment is generally recommended if you’ve tried outpatient treatment before without success, if you are experiencing severe addiction issues, especially with substances like alcohol and benzodiazepines where withdrawal can be dangerous, or if you are ready to commit fully to recovery in a structured setting.

Outpatient treatment might be suitable if you have less severe dependency and strong support systems in your daily environment.

The most effective treatment is a combination — gong to inpatient rehab to detox and reset, then continuing outpatient therapy to help stay sober ongoing in the real world.

You don’t have to do both, but you do have to do something if you want to see real change.

The support after treatment is what sets Sana Lake apart. There are PHP and IOP options to continue intensive therapy while living at home, if needed. You also have outpatient, medication management, sober living and family programming that can be continued ongoing.

Once you are fully moved on from Sana Lake, you still have support for 5 years through the extended care program, which involves:

  • Robust, comprehensive member recovery plans supported by our Peer Recovery Coaches for up to 5 years.
  • Weekly Members for Life events to strengthen their connection with other recovering members, family, and friends.
  • Extended care meetings and special programs to help individual members sustain Recovery for Life. Helping members connect with the community of recovery.” 

Getting started is as simple as a friendly conversation to see if our treatment options are a good fit for you. You’ll speak with someone who has personal experience with drug or alcohol challenges—ensuring a judgment-free discussion.

Deciding to pursue treatment is completely your decision; you’ll never be pressured. If you decide to proceed, we’ll discuss insurance details with you upfront and can schedule you’re arrival. Don’t worry, it’s not a scary process! 

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No commitment. No one will know that you inquired.