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 …

Alumni Spotlight – Brooke B.

Why did you decide to get sober, or what turn of events lead you to Clear Recovery Center? I was tired of the way that I was living my life. I had become so miserable that I had given up, and I knew if I wanted to continue to live I was going to have to change. How has your …

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Alumni Spotlight – Roxcy S.

Why did you decide to get sober, or what turn of events lead you to Clear Recovery Center? It wasn’t my decision to go to treatment but ultimately it was my decision to take Clear seriously and continue to be sober. I stayed because I slowly started to become happier than I had been in years. How has your perspective …

Alumni Spotlight – Taylor L.

Why did you decide to get sober, or what turn of events lead you to Clear Recovery Center? I decided to get sober because I no longer had a will to live, and I was actively aware of how much my mental health was deteriorating. I felt like all of the other options that I tried always led me back …

A Clear Alumni Shares His Heartfelt Story of Recovery

I was born and raised in Bakersfield, California to my two loving parents. I am an older brother to my sister who is two years younger than me. We lived in a middle-class home all of my life with a cat and a dog. As a young kid, I was never neglected and was always provided with anything that I …

Mindfulness Practice For Managing Anxiety

To some degree, we all experience anxiety. Anxiety is an emotional response to a perceived or real threat. Our bodies have a built in alarm system that helps us deal with real danger. This alarm system is the autonomic nervous system which activates the fight-flight-freeze response.  When confronted with real danger, our system lets us know that we must respond …

A Different Kind of Relationship | Finding a Purpose-Filled Life

A Different Kind of Relationship | Finding a Purpose-Filled Life   Victor Frankl, psychiatrist and famous author, wrote, “He who has a why can bear any how.” The “how” is the way we go about living our lives and achieving our goals. The “why” in our lives can give us purpose; it can give us power and drive beyond our …