Success Stories of Recovery with HRB

The HRB clinical team has worked with clients from all around the world, helping them to address and overcome their addiction and mental health issues.

Bu please don’t just take our word for it.

Below are some of the stories our clients have shared about their experiences with the Holistic Recovery Bali team.

To find out more about how we can tailor the recovery experience for you or your loved one, please get in touch for a free consultation call. We look forward to hearing from you.


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Belinda – Australia

After multiple rehabs, detoxes and impatient psychiatric hospitalisations I had given up on any chance of ever getting clean, let alone living any kind of life. I had lost my children, my family, my home and my dignity. I was so, so sick and tired of being sick and tired. I’d given up on myself and I’d reached the stage where my family and friends had given up too. I honestly didn’t know what to do. I remember squatting in my old house, emptied of furniture, no electricity, but with my children’s posters and photos still on the wall. All alone , deciding that I would kill myself. It was Christmas. But I couldn’t stand up, I was so wasted, and instead I called the only person I could think of, Nev (who had been a part of my only other attempt at recovery) I was at rock bottom and desperate. No one else would take my calls. Nev did. He saved me. It’s really as simple as that. He spoke with my family, he organised rehab, found me a bed, and was a huge part of my rehab/recovery journey. When people care, it can change your life. I’m nearly a year clean, I work full time and study part time, I have deep connections with my family and have forged amazing new friendships. I have the love and respect of my children and see them regularly. I am active in the recovery community and hold service positions to be able to freely give away what was given to me. I am a productive member of society. I never imagined that I could change as much as I have, I never knew there was a way out . I didn’t believe anyone cared enough. I didn’t know how to care enough. There are many people that have helped me on the road to recovery and the life I am blessed to live now, but it started with Nev, and I feel privileged to be able to write this testimonial. Thank you for everything. It took a while, but I got there. Much love, and god bless xx.



Jerome – France

The Holistic Recovery Bali team are really great. There support, presence, and exemplary follow-up was very professional. Nev and the team was a real breath of fresh air for my mom and me while looking for a service to take care of my sister in Bali who was in psychosis suffering mental health. HRB relieved us of a huge stress and so difficult to manage with the distance in France. You can trust their professionalism and seriousness. They were very understanding and able to adapt to the situation. Thanks again for everything, to your entire team.


Elidh – New Zealand

I first met Nev when I went for my first try at Social Detox. I had expected to meet some stuffy old guy, who was just there to make sure none of us took off or used, and who had had their drug and alcohol training from some text. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I met a lively, motivating guy with a great sense of humour (and very importantly was excellent on the guitar). Nev always had time for me, I felt comfortable talking to him, even though at the time I was detoxing and paranoid. I guess I could describe him as one of the most REAL people I’ve met. Recovery was not just sitting round feeling for myself – he was always ready to make sure we didn’t get too heavily into ourselves – going to the beach, out for bus trips, having music evenings out on the patio, even initiating “Recovery via surfboard”!! By the time I got to my 5th go at detox I said to Nev, I’m 45, have used since I was 14, why do you guys even bother with me, nothing will ever change. I can’t remember his exact words, but it would’ve have been something like Don’t leave 5 minutes before the miracle, and I’m so glad I did. Recovery is often described as an inside job, but having supportive people around you is also something that an addict of any kind should have. My favourite Nev quote is “It’s a process not an event”. And in that process I myself now work as a Peer Support Worker at that same detox centre. I’m so glad that Nev has always been there for me, even though some of them had cleaned their slate of me. He gave me hope. To anyone considering working with Nev, I say totally go for it!! He won’t dig the hole for you, but he’ll give you a shovel and show you exactly where to dig!


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Warren – Australia

When i first met Nev, i wasnt in a good place, i was in a dark place struggling with mental health issues and addiction. Over the course of 3 months? Nev helped me to unravel the disorders I was living, he has taken the time to work with me to pull me from the depths of despair, with a genuine heart and a deep level of committment along with experience and qualifications in Addiction therapy he provided the tools, education and ongoing support i needed, he knew what I felt and what was required to get me to the life I live now. A life I appreciate and want to be part of. Much love Nev. I wouldnt know where i would be today without your help.



Simon – Wales

Nev is a very talented, thoughtful counsellor who has on more than one occasion has supported and saved me when I was literally on deaths door, on many occasions over the 8 years since ive been fortunate to know Nev,I cant stress enough on how good Nev is within the practice he councils.If your fortunate to work with Nev,be it an addict or a councillor,one one lucky individual.I wish you all best brother with MOR.



Jeff – UK

The staff here are just amazing! My heartfelt thanks go out to the Clinical Director, Nev. You never stopped believing in me, challenging me when you knew I could give more and was there whenever I needed to lean on someone. You saw me at my worst and helped share your knowledge of addiction and the many tools to help me overcome this beast of a disease. Thank you.



Istvan – Hungary

With Nev’s passion and experience in recovery, I was excited that he agreed to mentor me. During the next 2 years, my life changed dramatically. I learned how to be much more of a man, not run away from responsibility, but embrace it, and how to truly enjoy life to its fullest.



Eilidh – Scotland

Nev always had time for me, and I always felt comfortable talking with him, even though at the time I was detoxing and paranoid. I guess I could describe him as one of the most REAL people I’ve met. I am sincerely thankful for the time I spent with him, it changed my life.



Bruno – Australia

From the very first moment the Holistic Recovery Bali was helpful, available and real to the facts. In our situation our loved one was alone in Bali suffering a pyschotic episode during times of the pandemic. She was desperatly in need of professional assisted support, nourished with love, care, and expertise in dealing with the new situation were none our family and friends could deal with.

The team was our salvation! If it weren’t for them, I’m 100% sure that we would not have the love of our lives with us any longer. The HRB team assisted in stabilizing our family member suffering a psychotic esisode in hyper-mania crisis. Within two weeks the HRB team stabilized our family member and had her ready to fly back home with us. The entire team was more than affectionate, attentive, and looking for satisfactory results at every step of the way. With our eyes closed, at a distance, and not being able to do much in the middle of the pandemic they managed to calm us down with daily reports, video calls, and explanations of every step that happened on the other side of the world.

The team had at least six team members who were fully connected and willing to make every shift a better day. We also had the support of a psychiatrist in the diagnoses and prescriptions for the medicines, all done with great transparency and agility.

Our first contact was with Nev who was the heart and mind behind the whole treatment. We love and admire the work that this team delivers.



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