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 …

Family Connection | 5 Ways To Improve Your Family's Mental And Physical Health

Often, we want to make our lives more complicated than they have to be, especially when it comes to our relationships. But the truth is, maintaining healthy and loving relationships is extremely simple. We want to know that we are loved and appreciated by the people we love and appreciate. When it comes to connecting to our families, a lot …

Staying Emotionally Fit | A Simple Guide to Well-Being

Being emotionally fit is a very important aspect of everyday life. Having an emotionally fit lifestyle can be seen as having the ability to process and accept negative feelings without too much effect on your overall well-being. Feelings aren’t facts Understanding that you only have control over your attitude and actions. While often feelings seem like facts, they’re actually not! …

A Clear Alumni Shares His Experience, Strength, and Hope

Born in Sacramento, I grew up an only child to a loving and caring family who gave me everything I could have asked for in life. To my family and friends, everything in my life appeared completely normal… I was very involved in sports and skateboarding growing up and I got along with everyone in school and even had a …

Failure to Launch & Drug Abuse, What’s a South Bay Parent to Do?

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One of the most significant developments in America today is the failure of millions of young people—even those fully employed—to fully launch into adult life. November, for example, brought a report that 45 percent of young adults in New Jersey between the ages 18 and 34 now live with their parents—even though they are employed. Failure-to-launch is the collective name …

How to Confront a Drug Addict

How can I confront an addict?

People that achieve long-term abstinence do it without luxurious treatment facilities. From a Loved ones perspective, one needs to invoke a need to change in order for this to work. Here we are going to go over the top 5 tips on how to confront a drug addict: Admit to yourself that the person that you care about is really …

Legal Marijuana and Teenagers

With all of the recent news surrounding the legalization of recreational marijuana, there’s some important pieces of information you need to know! The potency of marijuana and THC-related concentrates has significantly increased over the last 20 years! Often we’re seeing parents who don’t see a harm in their teenagers recreationally smoking marijuana due to their own experiences in their teens. …