Memorial Day, a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered, is an important day here at Clearbrook. Every year we put together a barbeque for our patients, staff, and alumni to show our support and love for those heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
The first thing we do here in the morning is we have a gratitude circle with everyone. We remember those who came before us and we talk about the things that we are grateful for today. A saying you often here in recovery is that “a grateful addict/alcoholic will not drink again, so long as they stay that way.” These are the type of things that we like to put into practice here so that when people leave they can put that gratitude into action in the “real world.” Our facilities staff works tirelessly from very early in the morning getting the grounds ready with tables, barbeque grills, tents, and decorations. Our kitchen staff is also hard at work doing all their prep work for the day ahead. Like every other year, we had a great time with great weather.
Thank you to all who came and were able to show that together WE can have fun and stay sober at the same time!