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Today we wanted to post someone’s story after they went to rehab at Clearbrook:

I was a lost soul. From years of using and drinking I had lost, or should I say given away everything of value in my life. The material things were long gone, but more importantly, the people who I loved the most were gone too. I scared them away. They have told me that every one of them thought I was going to die.

One day, and I still can’t understand why that day, it was over. I had no more drugs, no more booze, no more money. I was completely sick and tired of that life. I needed help though. I knew that without some kind of help, I was going to drink myself to death. A family member called Clearbrook and they said that they could help me. My life changed that day. It is almost like I am living a totally different life today. I have never felt, in four years, anything remotely close to the way I used to feel.

I went through detox and a 28 day inpatient program at Clearbrook. The staff there helped me to understand the disease of addiction. They also told me that any alcohol or drug, in any capacity, was going to kill me. I believed that then and I believe that today. They laid out my program of life for me. They told me that it was my job to carry out that program. Guess what??? It worked and it still works.

Today I am able to help others that suffer from this disease. My family is back in my life, and turns to me when they are having problems. I have a great job. I am going to be married to a wonderful girl who loves me for my past and the road that lead out of it. Most important is that I love the person that Clearbrook and the rooms of AA has made me. I am responsible, finally. This life is not something I would trade for anything. This miracle started at Clearbrook and I will always remain eternally grateful.—Anonymous

Daily Gratitude:

I am grateful that I am no longer violent. Today I will enjoy my new freedom. I pray that I never return to my violent behavior.

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