What Family & Friends Can Do to Stop Enabling an Addict

Addiction affects more than just the addict. Family and friends can be impacted too, in ways they may not even realize. Relationships are affected and sometimes the addicted person will push away those who care about them most. What you may not think about, though, is how you may be enabling their addiction without realizing it. Families and close friendships …

Living and Communicating with Someone Who Has an Addiction or Mental Illness

If someone you love was injured or ill, you would do what was necessary to help them get better. You should approach a loved one suffering from addiction and mental disorder in this same way. It’s easy to react to the knowledge that someone you love is addicted to drugs with anger unless you realize that it is an illness. …

How to Convince Someone with Addiction to go to Rehab

Addiction is one of the most destructive forces in the world. Before a person even realizes, it can get out of their control. The best course of action when dealing with addiction is always to get professional help from a reputable treatment facility. Many addicts will eventually willingly enter treatment because they come to accept that they have a problem. …

How to Help a Family Member through Co-Occurring Drug Addiction and Mental Illness

It’s so difficult to watch a loved one suffer through drug addiction. This is especially true if they are your child or close relative. They can have problems holding a job and keeping personal relationships – something you never want for your child. Those issues are doubled when they suffer from a co-occurring mental illness as well. Very often, addiction …

Alumni Spotlight – Dallas J.

Why did you decide to get sober, or what turn of events lead you to Clear Recovery Center?  I was just done. Emotionally, physically, and spiritually done. I proved to myself thoroughly that I was an alcoholic and an addict and I couldn’t get sober on my own. So I reached out to my parents for help and they reached …

Alumni Spotlight – Ayana B.

Why did you decide to get sober, or what turn of events lead you to Clear Recovery Center? I was at a point in my life where I realized that if my life didn’t take another direction it could slowly be going towards the end of it. I was no longer hurting myself anymore. I was hurting everyone I loved …

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Alumni Spotlight – Liz R.

Why did you decide to get sober, or what turn of events lead you to Clear Recovery Center? I was abusing drugs, primarily heroin and cocaine and my parents knew I was struggling. My parents sought out treatment for me and gave me a choice to go face the Feds or go into treatment. It was presented to me as …

Alumni Spotlight – Andrea R.

Why did you decide to get sober, or what turn of events lead you to Clear Recovery Center? I got sober because I wanted a different life than the one I had and I knew I was suffering because of alcohol and that only sobriety would give me the life I wanted. It was an easy choice: suffer or don’t. …

Alumni Spotlight – Zach R.

Why did you decide to get sober, or what turn of events lead you to Clear Recovery Center? After a great deal of mishap and pain, I got to a point in my life where it was impossible for me to believe I didn’t have a problem with drugs and alcohol.  I had tried to get sober multiple times over …

Alumni Spotlight – Jackson F.

Why did you decide to get sober, or what turn of events lead you to Clear Recovery Center? At first I was resistant to being sober. As time went on, I realized that I had no other choice but to do so if I wanted to be happy and be someone who people could rely on. I wanted to do …