You hear us talk about the addicted a great deal. What it’s like to struggle with addiction, the insanity it brings us to, the possibility of recovery and how to achieve it. What isn’t talked about enough are the people in our circle; the ones that love us, the ones that will go to the depths of hell to save us. Ultimately, the ones we destroy in the process.
As people demolish their lives throughout addiction, they don’t realize the damage it causes around them. They tell themselves “It’s my life, I can do what I want” or “What does it matter, I’m not hurting anyone”. They don’t know that their parents lose countless hours of sleep each night because of their child’s addiction, or that their wives and husbands jump at the sound of police sirens.
Katie Donovan had the picture perfect life – Great job, loving husband, beautiful house in the suburbs and happy children. Little did she know, her fun-loving daughter Brittany would become a heroin addict. Throughout Brittany’s addiction, Katie lost herself. She became depressed and began planning her daughter’s death. But eventually, Katie found help and began helping addicts and their families. She decided to compile her and Brittany’s story of addiction into a blog. http://www.amothersaddictionjourney.com
Over the years, Clearbrook has met many families who have had very similar experiences as Katie. They came to us broken and confused, much like their loved one. Our Family Program gave them the opportunity to not only gain knowledge of the disease of addiction, but also realize they are not alone. If you are the family member of an addict or alcoholic, there is help for you too. Contact our Admissions Specialists today for more information.