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As an alumni family, I am so grateful for the ongoing support that Clearfork offers through the Tuesday Night Family Group and the Facebook group. I’m always shocked at how Mike and Eddie seem to be mind-readers and plan the Tuesday night speakers and topics around EXACTLY what I need…without me even knowing that it is what I need!! As my son continues in his recovery, both groups have been an invaluable resource in terms of ongoing education, a platform for asking questions, and a safe, supportive place where I can share all of the emotions that come with this journey.

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ClearFork has helped me in ways I couldn’t imagine. I used to look at my life and couldn’t think of what it would be like without drugs, always angry at something and never happy. ClearFork showed me a life without drugs and then taught me how to live that life. I learned many ways to cope with my angry and anxiety along with many mechanisms that have been burned in my mind on how stay sober, what to do, and not to do. I truly believe without ClearFork I wouldn’t be here today, I put my life in a destructive path and life style by using drugs and ClearFork truly helped me out of that and for that thank you to ClearFork and to all the amazing staff that helped me.

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I’m 15 years old and I struggled with drugs and alcohol for about a year and a half. I constantly lied to and disrespected my parents. Eventually, my parents caught on after over a year and started drug testing me, so I quit. I stayed sober for only a couple of weeks until I started drinking my parents’ alcohol. I clearly had a problem that wouldn’t be easy to fix. Once my father found out I was drinking his alcohol, my parents decided it’s time to send me to someplace that can help me with my addiction. They sent me to Clearfork Academy and I was there for 60 days and successfully graduated the program. It was hard to get used to at first, but every single day they helped me become a better person and overcome my addiction. They also helped me repair my relationship with my parents. All of the staff went out of their way to help me with personal problems. Overall, it was a great experience and it is one of the best things that ever happened to me. Now I am totally ahead in my life thanks to Clearfork Academy and the helpful staff and structure.

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My experiences with all the Clearfork Academy staff while my son was receiving treatment was always very positive and professional. It was true what the staff explained, that you will always be part of the Clearfork family after your son discharges from our care. Communication was always a priority with Clearfork Academy staff.

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My husband and I are so grateful for Clearfork Academy. We believe God led us to this place. From the first phone call to even now in aftercare Clearfork has been supportive of our son and our family. The staff at Clearfork keep families informed and provide an exceptional environment for their young men. We were at peace the moment we stepped into the facility. Thank you Clearfork Academy for all you do to support young men in need of care and their families.

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Dear Clearfork staff,
We want to thank you all for the compassion Clearfork Academy has shown our son and our family through the most challenging times as parents. The care our son received while in treatment at Clearfork Academy far exceeded our expectations. The most comforting part of this experience was the staff’s compassion in finding the best treatment approach for our son. Clearfork Academy provided the therapy, values and structure our son needed to begin his recovery and jumpstart his spiritual journey. We consider all Clearfork Academy’s staff as an extension of our family since they treated us like family throughout our son’s therapy. Even though our son has graduated from Clearfork Academy, we still feel supported through the Alumni group. This is not a journey we expected for our teen, but we are forever thankful for Clearfork Academy!

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When we discovered our son was using substances, my friend who is a recovery specialist told us she sends all her adolescent male clients to Clearfork Academy. Once we made the decision to admit him there, they quickly and efficiently worked with our insurance company and started treatment. When our son graduated from the program, we didn’t even make it off of the campus before he was thanking us for sending him there. Highly recommend!

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Thanks guys for tonight’s alumni meeting!
I get so much out of the calls – especially just chatting with the other parents – hearing about meetings y’all have with our boys.
Excellent calls – thank you for your investment with our kids, the parents and your time

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After searching for a rehabilitation facility for our 17-year-old son, we knew Clearfork was the right choice on our first visit. We found the staff to be highly trained and skilled in the process necessary to help these teens heal. Clearfork Academy gave our son what we could not give him. As his parents, we provided him with parental love, support, consequences, discipline, guidance, a moral foundation, and an education. Not one of these was enough to help our son find his way out of addiction. We came to realize that we were not equipped to provide what our son truly needed in order to save his life. He needed assistance by those who are trained and those who have walked in his shoes before, making them specifically qualified to shine a light on the path to sobriety.
The Clearfork staff were compassionate yet committed to the steps needed to provide the specific discipline, order, and the necessary tools my son needed to move forward free of substance use. Of special value to us was Clearfork’s offerings for the family through counseling, seminars, and continued outpatient contact. Also, significant to our family is that Clearfork provides a Christ-centered recovery experience.

True recovery lies in the hands of the individual. Expecting an addict to recover without giving them the essential tools will lead to failure over and over again. Clearfork provided our son with a toolbox full of tools that he can carry with him for his entire life. It is still his choice whether to use them or not, but now we know that he is equipped and able to meet his addictions head on!

Clearfork not only aids in changing the lives of their clients, it also shows these young men the true VALUE of their lives. Our son entered Clearfork a different person than when he graduated. The counseling and support he received was invaluable to his life and to ours.

My son’s addictions have resulted in many tears, screams of pain, and feelings of emptiness for his father and me. Clearfork absorbed our doubt and sadness and, in return, gave us a gift– the gift of our 17-year-old son alive, awake, and thriving. Although there may be bumps along the way, we no longer hold the same crippling fear for his future. We are secure in the knowledge that he is equipped and supported by the staff at Clearfork, who have a true passion for struggling teens and their families.​