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 …

Alumni Spotlight – Manon P.

Why did you decide to get sober, or what turn of events lead you to Clear Recovery Center? I got sober because I felt like I had no purpose in life. I was only here to be miserable. I lost all hope and had completely given up on myself and then I had a little window of opportunity where my …

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Alumni Spotlight – Gabe

Why did you decide to get sober, or what turn of events lead you to Clear Recovery Center? Getting sober wasn’t actually a choice I made for myself; I had been introduced to AA when I was 18 years old because I had been arrested and sentenced to attend a few meetings a week but I was young and it …

A Personal Look at Depression

Depressed teen

“I was probably 15 when I first started experiencing symptoms of depression. It started off small, it was hard to notice at first. I experienced a lack of motivation and the things I loved to do didn’t interest me anymore. I was super passionate about baseball but then just wasn’t into it anymore. I felt like everything I did wasn’t …

Alumni Spotlight – Ian B.

Why did you decide to get sober, or what turn of events lead you to Clear Recovery Center? Several unfortunate events led me to getting sober and to Clear Recovery Center. I lost my job, lost my car, had been arrested and was facing a felony. How has your perspective on life changed since beginning recovery? My outlook on life …