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The following are comments given by clients in exit surveys, e-mails, and on group questionnaires.


  • I had a truly amazing counselor. She has a way with talking to people where you feel she can be trusted and your words listened to . I've been able to open up more than I have in the past by being in her groups. I appreciate her for all her hard work and for allowing me to be part of her group. 

  • My counselor really helped me. She brought a lot of understanding and helped me grow and become more self-confident. I also learned how to handle situations when I'm feeling tempted to drink. She also helped me focus on day to day things. I now understand that if I don't know how to do something-ask, work it out. Don't dwell on negative things. 

  • Life Recovery Center is a great facility. If you are seeking help for drug abuse or addiction this is the place to be! The staff is highly certified professional addiction counselors who really care about those who want to be helped. Life Recovery can complete mental health evaluations too. There are many locations, so find one near you, and enjoy the sober life! 


  • Incredible people and environment! So much respect for this place. Thank you for helping me. 


  • I can't thank you enough for what you've done for me. Because of the help I received here, my life is back on track. My family is happy and I'm doing better at work too. I'd been through treatment several times with minimal results. Things just never "took" for me, and I know part of that was because I wasn't ready then, but I feel that a big part of my success this time was because of the staff here. They always made things easy to understand and taught me how to actually apply recovery in my life. Thanks Life Recovery Center! I'm clean and sober and I don't think couldn't have done it without you!


  • I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed your program. It was different than what I'd been involved in in the past. You guys have a way of getting everyone involved, and I always felt like the messages were positive. Thank you! 


  • The BIP [Batterers Intervention] program has really changed my life. I realized through the class that I've been abusive my entire life. I never saw that before the class. Thanks for opening my eyes and showing me how to change.


  • I'll be honest...I had no idea what to expect when I came here. I figured it would be boring. I was very happy to see that this wasn't the case at all. 


  • Thanks for everything! This changed my whole life!


  • This place saved my life.


  • Five minutes into my assessment, there was no doubt in my mind that I'd come to the right place. I could tell from the start that the counselor really understood where I was coming from. 

  • I've never been in recovery before. I'm glad it was here that I've learned all the things I have. With your help and my desire, I will stay clean and sober one day at a time. 


  • Group is always productive and everyone actually leaves feeling like we got something out of the sessions. 


  • Within minutes I knew that I had found my counselor, which is saying a lot as I've been to several mental health professionals before, and not felt better for it. Eric [Davis] is very laid back, friendly & good-spirited. I didn't feel like he was trying to beat me into optimism with a forced bubbly facade, but he had a genuine smile & interest in helping me. I just had my second session and couldn't be happier. I feel great during & after every session. Eric is the first person whom I've not felt an apprehension prior to each meeting. I actually look forward to it and I leave with clear steps to take to help myself, and they're working quite well so far. I could be happier, and he's helping me get there. (Submitted  on www.angieslist.com by a client who attended individual counseling sessions with Dr. Eric Davis - Given an overall rating of "A.")


  • Dr. Eric, I hope you and your family and extended LRC family had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. One of the many things I thanked God for this past weekend, and every day, is His introduction of you, the Life Recovery Center staff and everyone who participated in the sessions that I was lucky enough to be a part of.  But, specifically Eric, I want to thank you for your guidance, lessons and example.  You have helped me change my outlook on life to one that is positive, grateful and hopeful. When I first started coming to LRC I was truly suicidal. My outlook and actions were mired in negativity, self-pity, and destruction.  I loved others but hated myself.  I know that you are aware of the family and friend deaths and job situation that led partly to my actions over the last several years.  There are other things I pointed to to explain my depression and escape through substance abuse.  I could not find a way out of my own self-imposed exile. Look at those sentences... How many times do I say me or my or I? I have successfully quit drinking for periods of time in the past but continued to live a selfish life, a dying life.  My thoughts were of how deserving I was of the things in my life and how deserving I was of a better life and future.  One that included the privilege of ignoring my disease and the arrogance of thinking I was strong enough on my own to drink yet again.  A life that assumed I had the power. What you have helped give me is a new life.  One based on gratitude and service.  One that is filled with the constant presence of my God.  I have a long way to go, but recognizing my powerlessness was a great start... recognizing that God is great and it is his plan and not mine... seeing the miracles that occur in my life on a daily basis...  acknowledging how the many obstacles and opportunities that occur in my life may not be happenstance but God's plan...I could go on and will.  I have hope again!  I am so thankful for that, Eric. - E-mail from client to Dr. Eric Davis on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, 2010.


  • The program I went through truly changed my life, and for that, I will always be grateful. I know you do your best to change lives and help people see that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a freight train. It's great to have been able to take the things I have learned and apply them to my life. 


  • Hey, Dr. Eric....I don’t know if I’ve ever told you how much I appreciate you taking the time to try and help me. I just want you to know you've helped me so much...with many different things. I think about things you've said to me every day. It helps me make it through the rough days. So thank you, Eric. I wish there was something I could do to repay you. To show you how much I appreciate your help and caring when no one else did when I didn’t even care about myself. I just wanted you to know....you've meant a lot to me, and you've helped me work through a lot of things and see the truth about a lot. I still have a long way to go, but I’d still be a hateful b**ch if it wasn’t for you. Now I’m not afraid to be nice to people. Well, I am still afraid....but I know I don’t have to let my fears control me anymore.  Truth is, you're the only man in my life who's never let me down or hurt me. Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you. And in case you ever wanted to know if you made a difference in someone’s life...well u have. You saved mine. - E-mail from client to Dr. Eric Davis


  • Thanks to you for your support and encouragement over the last three months.  Yes, November 15th was 3 months clean.  This note is slightly tardy, but just know, you will be on my list of people to give thanks for this year.  Thank God there are people like you to do his work here on earth." -Holiday Card sent to the office.


  • The stuff I learned in the group actually works! I find myself thinking about the content from the group when I leave and go home. It has really changed the way I think. 


  • I'm so excited! I will be graduating from my Life Recovery program. Its been an amazing journey! This journey started Sept. 24th, 2010 when I was strung out on drugs. I was a miserable wreck and didn't know who I was half the time. I remember crying out to God to just take the pain, take my life, to just please help me! Well, he did through the belly of the whale, being the Marion County Jail. I went there for 7 months and was sentenced to DOC for 12 years. They suspended 4 years which gave me 8 do 4. The Judge told me, if I went in and completed a Therapeutic Community, she would consider a modification. So God truly blessed this because, as soon as I went through the intake, I went right in without having to be on a waiting list. This was such a blessing because the waiting list at most places was normally months! So I'm thinking, I'm going to just get through this program, be done with it, and put all this behind me. Well, it wasn't that easy. This program was hard! Oh my gosh! It was making me deal with things that had been keeping me down for years and I didn’t like it one bit! It broke me down, all the way down. So I'm dealing with all these emotions, feelings, and hurt, completely sober, thinking "what am I to do?" and the good news was they had the answers. They showed me what to do, how to deal with all the emotions, of anger and hurt. I started getting better. My husband started seeing and hearing it in my voice and for the first time in my life, I was feeling a little bit of peace! After 9 intense months, I graduated and modified out thanks to the help of Dr. Eric Davis. He is an amazing teacher and owner of Life Recovery Center that went to bat for me with my judge. I thank him so much. He spoke with her, set me up on 9 months of classes at Life Recovery Center and it’s been such a great experience for me. I thank God for allowing me to be a student of Eric's as he has taught me so much! I feel so blessed right now this is such an exciting time for me in my life. I've never completed anything and tomorrow getting my certificate of completion is a HUGE accomplishment! 


  • Thank you so much, Eric!! I really enjoy coming to groups and you have been very helpful in my recovery. I know I still have a long road ahead of me, but your knowledge and wisdom have really helped me. I can't thank you enough. Thank you again!  


  • I like the staff. They are supportive and compassionate. They are very knowledgeable. I learned a lot. 


  • You guys know what you're doing. I wouldn't change a thing about this place. 


  • I learned a lot. I'm glad I found this place. It has really helped me. I'm gonna miss it and the staff.


  • I can't thank you enough for the help and support. Your credentials are why I chose you, I know you've helped thousands of people. I'm proud to say you've helped me too. 


  • I like how we keep class entertaining instead of always being so serious. 


  • I like the people and the counselors here. 

  • My counselor is the best. She really knows how to find the true root of your problems then knows exactly what to say to send you in the right direction. She has helped me a lot. 


  • I love how the whole group cares for each other. It is a very special group. 


  • I've only been here for two weeks but I really enjoy the group! I really feel its helping in ways that I didn't think it would. I really soak in what's being said and talked about. Thank you! 


  • The counseling is really helping me out since I started. I've learned a lot and am thankful that I came here. The service has changed my life. 


  • I feel like I can really relate to my counselor. 


  • I actually enjoy coming to the group. 


  • One of the things I appreciated most about my groups was that from the start, my counselor was teaching me how to stay clean and sober. I learned things I could apply to my life from day one. Thanks, LRC! 


  • I want to thank you for the class that I completed this weekend at the south location. I'm really glad that I was told to take that class it was extremely informative. (Speaking about our weekend Prime For Life education classes) - E-Mail from client.


  • I think what sets Life Recovery Center apart is that Dr. Davis and his staff truly care about the patients and their recovery. I know this because someone very close to me was a patient of his.


  • Life Recovery Center really helped me a lot. You guys are the best!


The following are comments given by professional colleagues and referral sources.


  • "Life Recovery Center has demonstrated a sign of excellence and partnership in the community. We at ATR hope you and your staff will continue to share and educate others on proper protocols for the client's success." -Robin Eutz, Ph.D., M.Ed., LCAC, LICDC - Therapist and Former Indiana Access to Recovery Training and Compliance Manager.


  • "[Life Recovery Center's] Dr. Eric Davis is well respected and considered one of the top addiction professionals in Central Indiana." -Eric Comstock, MA, LMFT, LCAC - Therapist, Indianapolis, IN


  • "[Life Recovery Center's] Dr. Eric Davis is a hard-working and energetic leader. He is one I recommend clients to consistently and without reservation.” -Alan Bobbett, LCAC - Samaritan's Purse Ministries


  • “The clients I've referred speak very highly of Life Recovery Center. They just seem to get something more from you guys.” -William Cox, Case Manager, Electronic Monitoring Services, LLC.


  • “I refer people to your facility because I know that your team truly cares.” -Rev. Jim Bricker,  Senior Pastor, Vineyard Community Church.


  • "If you or someone you know has an issue with substance abuse, talk to my friends Eric and Tom at Life Recovery Center. I personally know them and can personally vouch that they will give you the respect and helping hand you deserve." -Jonathan Barker, Case Manager, Electronic Monitoring Services, LLC.


  • "Life Recovery Center is an organization that truly cares!" -Yolanda Lamar-Wilder, Founder and National President, Women Entrepreneurs of America.


  • "Students we send for their practicum experience always say wonderful things about Life Recovery Center." -Ericka Galyean, MSW, LCSW, Professor, Indiana University School of Social Work.


  • "I've watched Life Recovery Center emerge as one of the premier treatment centers in Indiana." -Karen Slattery, MBA, MSW, CAAC, CCS-M, Therapist.


  • "I commend Dr. Eric Davis [of Life Recovery Center] on his knowledge of recovery principles." -Dick B., author of The Good Book and the Big Book and several other Christian recovery titles.


  • "Great work, Dr. Davis." -Linda Settles, Ph.D., Author, Public Speaker


  • "[Life Recovery Center's] Dr. Eric Davis is seen as a leader in the addiction treatment arena and is a valuable asset in whatever endeavor he pursues. I would recommend him without reservation." -Stephen McCaffrey, J.D., President & CEO, Mental Health America of Indiana


  • "[Life Recovery Center's] Dr. Eric Davis has been a dear friend and professional colleague of mine for over twenty years. I was around when he and Tom [Prendergast] first started Life Recovery Center in 2004, and have been able to watch the agency evolve through the years under their leadership. It has truly been impressive to watch their agency grow from a small office on the Southside of Indianapolis with just the two of them offering one IOP group in the evenings, to one of the largest addiction treatment providers in central Indiana! -Michael D. Allen, LCAC, ADS, ICAADC, Addiction Therapist.