There is a Latin proverb that states, “The first step towards a cure is to know what the disease is.” For those diagnosed with addiction or mental illnesses, however, the next step may not be so clearly defined. The road to recovery is paved not only with the treatment of the illness, but also with feelings of fear, shame, anxiety, misery and/or despair. That is how it was for Harvey Shells and for John*. Two men, with very different issues, both found sanctuary at Summa Health System for treatment of their diseases. It was there they found the tools to deal with the complexities surrounding their illnesses.