Hickory House Alumni Spotlight: Beau

This month, we are excited to feature Hickory House Alumni Beau Whittaker.

In January of 2021, when Beau decided he was ready to get help for his substance use disorder, like many, he began searching for options online. When he discovered Hickory House Recovery, Beau made the call and soon traveled to Greenfield, Indiana, for treatment.

Thanks to his recovery and the care he received at Hickory House, Beau has experienced a profound change in his life including healthy friendships, a good career, and meaningful relationships. And while a lot has transformed since getting sober, one of the greatest gifts offered because of his recovery lifestyle is simplicity—something he didn’t know he needed.

“Life is no longer as complicated,” Beau shared.

While there were many aspects of Hickory House that Beau appreciated, he shared a popular answer to what he enjoyed most — “The food!” He’s grateful for many lessons he learned during treatment, but perhaps the most important was forgiveness—not just for others, but for himself.

Licenses, Accreditations & Memberships


Hickory House Recovery has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care and is one of the highest levels of achievement a treatment center can receive.