Patient Testimonials

Over the past 80 years Schick Shadel has helped over 80,000 addicts reclaim their lives.

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Schick Shadel’s Patients Started a Rock Garden at the treatment center. It’s signifies their commitment to recovery and where their medical treatments begin.

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Former PatientBothell, WA

“Nearly nine years have gone by since my life was controlled by alcohol. Now when I cry, it’s because of a sad movie or a touching story – not tears of guilt or self-pity. It’s now genuine. My life is genuine.”


“While playing football at the University of Texas, I was always training and preparing to win…When I found that drinking had started to affect my edge, my research led me to Schick Shadel Hospital….Not only did they take away my cravings for alcohol, they did it in just 10 days and I was able to conduct business from the privacy of my room.”

Former PatientMalibu, CA

“I checked in for treatment one year to the day after my friend Fred was treated, and that was 26 years ago. My best friend was clean and sober. I thank Fred and SSH for giving me back my life. ”

Former PatientSalem, OR

“I gave you 10 days – and you took away my need for alcohol! I’m bringing my life back! Coming up on one year here, and what a blessing to feel and see the holidays alcohol free! From the bottom of my heart… thank you to everyone at Schick!”

Former PatientSnohomish, WA

“From my heart, I’m extremely happy with my decision to treat at Schick Shadel Hospital. Schick’s treatment and dedicated staff helped me to do just that.”

Stephanie BOULDER , CO

“I came to Schick Shadel hospital with a commitment to myself and thanks to the amazing staff, from housekeeping to counseling, I leave with a love of myself and an excitement for the sober life that awaits me. Recovery is possible. Having the support of knowledgeable, compassionate staff like those at Schick Shadel makes it probable. Thank you SS.”

Former PatientOntario, CA

“Through ‘divine’ intervention, I found Schick Shadel Hospital, and I knew it was the right place for me. My arrival at Schick was the end of my addiction and the beginning of my new life.”

Former PatientFederal Way, WA

“I chose Schick Shadel Hospital because I had friends who treated at traditional programs with little success. I am now sober and I owe it all to the staff and the treatments.”

Former PatientDallas, TX

“Not only did they take away my cravings for alcohol – Schick did it in just 10 days. I was able to conduct business from the privacy of my room and my life was uninterrupted – but improved - by the Schick treatment method.”

Former PatientDes Moines, IA

“I can’t thank Schick Shadel Hospital enough for what they have done for me. The treatment there made it so easy to stay away from alcohol – it was unbelievable! My life has totally changed since I was treated, and it would have never happened if I hadn't stopped drinking.”

Former PatientPortland, OR

“After I left treatment, I haven’t had the desire or another drink in 22 years. Now, many people recognize me, not as a drunk, but as a successful community provider.”

Former PatientSeattle, WA

“I went to Schick Shadel Hospital and in just 10 days, it was like they pressed my “reset button.” I was returned to a life of possibility rather than despair. Thank you, Schick Shadel Hospital.”

Former PatientFairbanks, AK

“I am now alcohol-free, and I owe all of my thanks to the caring and professional staff at Schick. I feel good now. My life is back in order, and my confidence and self-esteem have been restored.”

Former PatientSpokane, WA

“Before my treatment at Schick Shadel, I couldn't imagine my life without drinking.In just 10 days, my life was transformed and I have rediscovered how great life can be.”


“It was hard to admit to my union representative that I needed help, but once we started talking, I realized he was in my corner all the way. In no time at all, he was able to arrange with our insurance for me to take a two week absence and a stay at Schick Shadel. It was completely confidential. I was back at work with a new and better life.”

John WellsAnchorage, AK

“Schick's treatment is not a magic pill, but it is unique in the way of giving me an aversion to my drugs of choice. Instead of putting energy into fighting cravings day in and day out for a period of time at the beginning of my recovery, I got to put my energy into developing an abstinent lifestyle. To not be bombarded by thoughts of drinking and using gave me a freedom I am very grateful to have. Schick's treatment works!”

JessYelm, WA

“I met my husband in high school and he has always been the love of my life. We've been together for 13 years and somewhere down the road he lost himself. He was consumed by alcohol. Schick Shadel gave him the chance to become well again and saved our family. My husband has been sober for over 22 months and still going strong. I am so incredibly proud of my husband and I can't thank this company enough.”

Chase B.Lacey, WA

“I'm 24 and I am recovering from a cross addiction to alcohol and marijuana. When I graduated the program the thought of drinking or using made me sick. That hasn't changed at all in the last 30 days and I am loving every day of sobriety. I'm grateful for my stay at SSH and I encourage everyone who has a problem to check in. You won't regret it! Get in. Get better. Go to Schick!”

ChrisPetersburg, AK

“I was a heavy drinker. An eighteen pack a night was not uncommon. I decided that I needed help. I looked into lots of programs and decided Schick was right for me. I'm so thankful I walked in those front doors. I've been sober for ten months, which may not seem long to some, but it's miles to me. I walked into a new world free of my vice. If you're reading this, you're on the right track. Best thing I ever did. Good luck, you can do it!”

Pat O'DaySeattle, WA

“Spending more than 40 years in the entertainment business allowed me to meet many talented people. It wasn’t long before I saw alcohol and drugs cut so many great musical careers short. It almost seemed that those great, creative minds were more susceptible to addiction. I, too, found a day where alcohol was about to take its toll! Fortunately, I came to Schick Shadel Hospital and 20 years later… I am as healthy and happy as ever. It’s absolutely true when they say: “Give us 10 days, we’ll give you back your life.””

Former PatientSan Diego, CA

“There is not a day that goes by that I don’t count Schick Shadel among the blessings I have had in my life. I was so badly broken by my relapse that I do not feel that I could have found the courage on my own to remain clean”

Former PatientYakatat, AK

“I treated at Schick Shadel Hospital in 1998 and have had no temptation to drink since I left the program. It has given me my life back.”

Former PatientVacaville, CA

“Schick Shadel Hospital was my final hope. It has been since 1984 that I treated, and I’ve not had a drink or a desire to drink since. It was truly like a miracle.”

Former Patients

“We were both treated at Schick Shadel Hospital, and it is the best thing we have ever done. Neither of us has had any cravings since. The staff treats you with respect and dignity, and it has changed our lives. I am now the number one sales person in my office, and my husband’s business has quadrupled. We are so thankful.”

Former PatientBothell, WA

“I treated in 1974 for alcohol and have never, ever come close to having a drink since. Even when times were very tough, I was never tempted to drink.”

Schick Shadel’s patients started a rock garden at the treatment center. It signifies their commitment to recovery and the beginning of their addiction free life.

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