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Complaint Review: A HOME AWAY RETREAT

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  • Submitted: Sun, December 06, 2009
  • Updated: Mon, December 12, 2011

  • Reported By: DJ — kelowna British Columbia Canada
A HOME AWAY RETREAT
2761 lakeridge rd kelowna, British Columbia United States of America

A HOME AWAY RETREAT john derry, jane derry not for healing..but for money kelowna, British Columbia

*General Comment: More Denial

*Consumer Comment: Don't deflect!

*General Comment: Some of us are sicker than others

*General Comment: Some of us are sicker than others

*Author of original report: the more people say somthing the more will be done

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I was at at a home away also,   for a total of 3 months,  in this time i witnessed lots of abuse of guests.   Seems  to me that the,   no money return,   policy was a great way to make Mr. Derry, some easy cash.   The breakfast dinner was always exciting...depending on what drug,  Mr Derry was on..some mornings it was great,  the next he would attack and belittle a " guest" so much they would not want to be there.  Then the options were on the table....change..or get out before lunch.   He would then leave to do his own thing,  and the "guest" packed their bags , and walked out...and I mean WALKED...no bus, service to there, and using the phone for a taxi required authorization....many young addicts had to walk a long road trying to find a ride to the bus stop.    Now there is room for another "guest" at 30.000 bucks.  in the time i was there this happened at leased once a week   The councillors he hires are  all low paid retired,   or just out of school,   desperate, for a job kids.  The dog "coco" was never ever..walked by Mr Derry or cared for.  he ran loose till the bylaw cops and the neighbors  shut him down...what does Mr Derry do??   chains him up,  for a year then gets rid of him...kind of like his "guests"    in my time there he had 3 women stay over night,   have breakfast with the guests in the morning,   till Jane...the 4th..  ."smart woman "    ....marry into money...and now the director.    the place is a sham...its a bed and breakfast, with counseling.   so no authority can monitor it  this is why Mr Derry will never legally, change the name from" bed and breakfast" to a real world class addition centre

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#1 General Comment

More Denial

AUTHOR: Clean and Sober - (United States of America)

You are in denial my friend. Still blaming others for your own failures. Couldn't make it in a treament program where hundreds of others have succeeded? Too bad, you lose again. You are still a loser as long as you point the finger of blame at others. Go look in the mirror, own the garbage, own the failure, it is your only hope. Otherwise your resentment will destroy you. Resentment leads to suicide in this game. Your game. Why not go ask your dealer for a refund? Same Insanity. You failed at life, you failed at recovery and you blame everyone else but yourself.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Don't deflect!

AUTHOR: Appalled - (United States of America)

Again, I agree that we must all take responsibility for our actions.  However, this is completely besides the point.  Even if some of the authors of these complaints are addicts/not well, that does not take away from the fact that A Home Away is a complete money grab and is not run by ethical standards. 

As I have said in my previous posts, I have since received proper treatment by healthcare professionals, and while I am still in recovery, I can see the VAST difference in real treatment and the "treatment" that I received at A Home Away.  My current healthcare professionals treat me like a human being should be treated.  John and Jane treated me with utter disrespect and degradation. 

Do NOT deflect what these people are saying by making it a case about them not taking responsibility for their recoveries.  Whether that is or is not the case is NOT the issue at hand.  These are REAL LIVES that are being put in jeopardy and it is not to be taken lightly.
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#3 General Comment

Some of us are sicker than others

AUTHOR: The new Bob - (Canada)

Unfortunately addictions don't go away if you slam the people whom you asked for help. They just get worse.  Logging into a web site and posting anonymous accusations is not any kind of recovery. Your success at recovery depends mostly on your willingness to change and willingness to accept your faults. Pointing the finger of blame at those who tried to help you is true addictive behavior, or worse perhaps, it could be mental illness. You can't blame others for the fact that you spent 3 months in treatment only to use ASAP. There is no magic cure, you have to work for it and you have to be honest about it or fail. God helps those that help themselves. Its your problem, not the person or place you payed to help you. If you really want help, then be willing to change. Good luck, try to be a little more honest and accept your failures as being your own.
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#4 General Comment

Some of us are sicker than others

AUTHOR: The new Bob - (Canada)

Unfortunately addictions don't go away if you slam the people whom you asked for help. They just get worse.  Logging into a web site and posting anonymous accusations is not any kind of recovery. Your success at recovery depends mostly on your willingness to change and willingness to accept your faults. Pointing the finger of blame at those who tried to help you is true addictive behavior, or worse perhaps, it could be mental illness. You can't blame others for the fact that you spent 3 months in treatment only to use ASAP. There is no magic cure, you have to work for it and you have to be honest about it or fail. God helps those that help themselves. Its your problem, not the person or place you payed to help you. If you really want help, then be willing to change. Good luck, try to be a little more honest and accept your failures as being your own.
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#5 Author of original report

the more people say somthing the more will be done

AUTHOR: DJ - (Canada)

so i see your have read these reports,...  Mr Derry,  and have started your response,..  right out of the AA book ...LET IT GO...   don't ..think so you pig,  you know what happened, and decided to keep it quiet,.....pig...... incorporating wont help you now ....you are done
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