Recovery Stories

Discover the life-transforming impact of Sophia Recovery Centre, where over 90% of women have experienced significant improvements in their overall health and well-being. Hear directly from a few women who have benefited from our unique services.


Krystal’s Triumph Over Adversity

Krystal W - A Sophia Recovery Centre Success Story

I had heard about Sophia Recovery Center from a beautiful soul who had amazing things to say about it. I first walked in the doors late December 2022 with almost seven years of sobriety from alcohol, but little recovery. I arrived with an extensive amount of trauma, grief, deep pain from my childhood, and life in addiction.

Although I was alcohol-free for several years, I was not getting to the core of my addiction issues or healing the trauma and pain that caused me to drink in the first place. I knew I would finally have to face everything and get well.

When I arrived a few months ago I was on a leave of absence from my job, in so much pain, and new to Saint John; I felt so alone. Since then, I have gotten involved with trauma recovery group work and one-on-one counseling along with meditation and art.

Sophia Recovery Centre has been an amazing gift to my life. Now, I’m back to work and healing more each day. I have made several new bonds and friendships with so many other women. Sophia has helped me completely turn around my life and build a more positive one.

Sarah’s Empowering Wellness Journey

I discovered Sophia Recovery Centre when I was 18 as I started my recovery journey, from substance use, and it’s been a wonderful support for me.

The Sophia community and programs keep me going back. Connecting with others and learning from their experiences has been what I’ve needed in my recovery. It’s a nice reminder that I’m not alone. The Healing Trauma program has helped me work through obvious deep wounds and some I wasn’t aware of.

Today, I am 31, have been sober for seven years and am the proud mother of two wonderful children. I don’t know what my life would look like if I didn’t discover Sophia Recovery Centre. I likely wouldn't be in the peaceful place I'm in right now, and I am forever grateful to Sophia’s staff and community!

Sarah - A Sophia Recovery Centre Success Story

Crystal’s Compelling Sense of Connection


I am incredibly grateful for the recommendation I received to visit Sophia Recovery Centre. From the moment I stepped through their doors, I’ve felt welcome and accepted.

Over the past several months, I’ve worked closely with Angela and Margot and felt an instant connection with them. Their compassionate approach helps me genuinely think through my patterns. With their guidance and support, I have been able to be honest with myself and make positive changes in my life.

The Sophia community has given me a sense of belonging and connection that I didn’t realizeI was missing. Being surrounded by women who support one another is special and inspiring.

I would highly recommend Sophia Recovery Centre to anyone struggling with substances. The warm and inviting atmosphere alone will help you!