treating the individual, not the masses.

World class treatment, that's our philosophy.

Serenity Acres Philosophies

Serenity Acres provides treatment for imbalances in the body and mind, and focuses on helping maintain a healthy lifestyle free of addiction. Although addiction has common characteristics and behavior patterns associated with it, each person suffering from addiction is unique and should be treated as such. Addiction often leaves the addict and their loved ones in a broken or fractured state. Holistic simply means “holism” or being “whole”. Our goal is to help both the patient and their families to become whole again. Our team of specialized addiction treatment professionals are well-versed in the use of therapeutic Eastern and Western remedies to facilitate recovery from addiction. Our staff appreciates the importance of family dynamics and encourages family sessions. If family dynamics are not part of the treatment plan, then a successful discharge may become difficult for the family and the patient. Both the patient and the family members typically have deep hurt, anger, resentment and individual triggers. When these issues are left untouched during treatment, both the patient and the family members will not be able to process emotions that are vital to treatment results and forgiveness.

Not Another Institution. Most addiction treatment programs are part of another larger program or hospital. Because of this, they often feel cold and institutional. We believe it is counterproductive to expect someone to remain sober when they return to an environment where sobriety is foreign and unpracticed. Because of that, life at Serenity Acres is designed to feel as natural as possible. The atmosphere is family-oriented and a sense of community is continuously fostered. The living arrangements are comfortable, relaxed, and designed to allow patients to relax and let down their walls so they can get into their recovery quickly and fully. Patients are introduced to new or abandoned recreational activities, they learn to live and communicate with others, and they leave treatment with a solid plan on how to continue their recovery.

Our treatment options and plans are as different as the patients we treat. We offer state of the art treatment options, and incorporate Eastern and Western medicine along with proven therapies to provide the very best for our patients. Because addiction is often caused by underlying emotional or mental issues, we treat not only the addiction, but the underlying causes. This creates a new way for our patients to see life and their role in the world. The types of therapies and treatments that are provided are individually designed for each patient to ensure that they are getting the most effective care for their particular needs. We do not follow a “cookie cutter” approach to treatment like most treatment centers.


Lisa Dehorty

executive director

David Semanco, MS, MAC, CADC, CSAC, CAC-AD

Clinical Director

Mark Illuminati, MD

Medical Director

Brad Masters

Outreach Director