There’s nothing as gratifying as hearing a former client’s success story. These stories do more than just show that our programs are helping people transform their lives—they inspire the entire recovery community with the hope that can be lost in the life of someone struggling with substance abuse.

The testimonials you’ll read below prove that recovery is possible. They’ll show that The Blanchard Institute has given many formerly suffering people a solution they simply couldn’t find anywhere else. While reading these testimonials, you’ll discover that these former clients now have the sense of belonging that eluded them for so many years.

In short, these stories draw us a map that can guide us from addiction’s pervasive despair to a life that’s more rewarding than we ever imagined. We hope you find them as affirming as we do.

“I attended the Family System Workshop on October 5, 6 and 7.  It was very educational providing current and relevant information on the disease of addiction.  All of the speakers and facilitators are dedicated professionals. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone who has a loved one or family member dealing with addiction.”


“I highly recommend the family system workshop. It was absolutely wonderful!  The presentations were so informative and very well presented! It was also well organized and the staff is so helpful!”


“The professionals at TBI are first class, they truly care. Thank you Stacey, Jessica, Sam, Ralph, Emily, Judy, Alley, Jessica, Megan, Jennifer and everyone there, including Grace and Corrie! Being honest, open and willing allowed me to utilize Blanchard’s services, instructions, and family program to enhance my own recovery program and begin the healing process I so needed. Addiction does not have a one stop cure, and TBI helps to explain that to the patient and the family.”


“I cant even begin to express all my gratitude for Ward and The Blanchard Institute. Ward was a saving grace to me in a true time of need. Ward is truly a man of his word, and the staff members are very well trained and experience.  So very thankful for their expert guidance and direction. The work they do with not only the suffering loved one, but the family as well is truly amazing. The workshops they provide for families really goes into depth about the disease and give so much knowledge and education to everyone directly involved. You feel very apart of this process and they have so much hope to give. I cant express this enough.”


“Outstanding professionalism and superb family guidance! This is a caring, committed resource that provides strength and guidance to families recovering from substance use disorders and mental illness issues. A TRUE dual-diagnosis facility!!!”


“Having worked professionally with the Blanchard Institute for years, I can say that they are a first class organization focused on providing the best care possible for their clients.  Ward and his team do an excellent job of setting their clients up for success in both recovery and life. I highly recommend them for any and all SUD needs.”


“The Blanchard Institute does excellent work and their staff is phenomenal.  They provide a quick, professional, and helpful response to all needs. I have worked personally with Ward Blanchard on a fellow client, and was beyond impressed by his knowledge and assistance.”


“I’ve had the honor of working with the Blanchard Institute to coordinate care for several clients and they are an amazing team of committed and passionate individuals.  I would highly recommend Ward and his team for any family struggling to get their loved one help.”


“I have worked with Ward and the Blanchard Institute professionally for the last several years. I have referred The Blanchard Institute several families for intervention and clinical services. Without fail these families have followed up with me expressing their gratitude for Ward and his team. I would recommend Ward and his team without hesitation for a family in need of support.”


Excellent facility! The staff is warm and welcomes you with open arms while maintaining a professionalism that exceeds expectations!  I highly recommend The Blanchard Institute.


“After working closely with this team for over a year, I am thoroughly impressed. With their patient centered approach, experienced staff, efficient operations and fantastic moral compass that they built around, it doesn’t get much better. This is exactly where I would send a loved one as they are in good hands.”


“The Blanchard Institute is an exceptional facility! Their staff is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend.”


“After 10 years of trying to manage our daughters disease, we finally have hope and direction.  We were about to make the same mistakes all over again until we met with Ward Blanchard for a completely new approach to the disease and strategy for the future.  We were more than lucky that the family weekend was at the same time that our crisis occurred. I would strongly recommend this as a weekend you need to attend. Ward is a warrior and is passionate about the health of the entire family.”


“I cannot say enough good things about Ward Blanchard and The Blanchard Institute.  Ward was an answer to prayer during a very tumultuous time in our family. I found him to be a man of his word and wise beyond his years.  So very thankful for his expert guidance and direction. Everyone that I had contact with on his staff were well trained as well as very personable and caring.  Highly recommend their Family System Workshop weekends. These in-depth weekend workshops provide an abundance of information about the disease of addiction and how it affects the entire family system.  You come away feeling validated and with much needed tools to help navigate the journey of recovery. I only wish there were more like Ward and The Blanchard Institute.


“Amazing staff! Their dedication and compassion for what they do are top notch! Thank you for doing what you do!!