There is a Latin proverb that states, “The first step toward 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 the patients featured on the following pages. Several people, with very different issues, both found sanctuary at Summa Health for treatment of their diseases. It was there they found the tools to deal with the complexities surrounding their illnesses.