It was actually a wonderful journey. I completed their detox program. Afterwards, I went into their sober living. Every single Paragon employee was thoughtful, knowledgeable, and very caring of my situation. I would recommend Paragon to anyone.
I couldn't be more happy with the recovery my son made while at Ascend. Being extremely oppositional and in denial of his poor mental health, I was not sure that he would ever open up and accept treatment and transformation, but about 2.5 weeks in, he did. The result can only be called miraculous. He gained a lot of insight into the roots of his anxiety and depression, and, in his words, "got to know [him]self again." The combination of skills classes, group therapy, individual therapy, animal therapy and family therapy was what he needed.
His and my communication has also radically changed for the better, thanks to family therapy and the DBT and other parent classes I took while my son was in residence. I would highly recommend Ascend Healthcare for a comprehensive and highly competent residential program.