When I first came to CFC I was at the end of my rope. I had been to multiple treatment facilities. I had tried to get clean almost every way possible and I couldn't seem to get it. I had never heard of Smart Recovery before I came to CFC. Smart and CFC has given me the tools to be able to pause. Look at a situation for multiple perspectives. They have helped me reignite and find passions. That I thought I would never be able to find or get that motivation to try again. They instilled in me the importance of self care. That was an area I was seriously lacking in. Since then I have lost over 80 lbs. They have helped me boost my confidence that no goal is impossible. You just have to be willing to work hard enough. I am now a recovery coach. I work as a house manager for Relevance Behavioral Health LLC. and I have been sober for over 3 years sober. I am achieving things that I thought I could never do before. I am beyond grateful to everyone at CFC words can't even express how thankful I am. CFC is truly a family to me.- Amy S.
The impact of my addiction today has opened doors to generational healing my family never knew we needed. The impact this program has had on myself and my family is something I can't even begin to know how to repay. I became part of the building blocks to CFC’s SHE Goals “women's empowerment” meeting, where we cover all spectrums of pain and suffering women may have endured in their lives. Whether addiction, grief, mental health, domestic violence, or loss of identity. We together, build ourselves up. I hope that this meeting leaves a lasting impact, and creates a domino effect of love & healing between women. I hope when these women sit with their mothers, sisters, daughters, friends they can spread some message of hope and leave their impact on the world that's worth remembering, I know every woman within this program, and that meeting has dramatically impacted my life. They have made me feel purpose.- Kim C.
"I am a person in long term recovery who moved to this area 6 years ago. I have never witnessed an organization like CFC Loud N Clear before. I've witnessed recovery centers from Pennsylvania to Florida, however, nothing that keeps their members accountable like CFC. The open, loving, caring members, staff, and family members make all the difference. I have the "love first" approach . I was asked to be the family liaison and that, personally, has changed my life for the better. We say CFC takes you out of your comfort zone, to face your fears, and help you to overcome them. Well...it works. I am a female who does not wear dresses! CFC has gotten me to wear a dress or two to their events! Working with the family program has helped me to learn to take care of myself while helping others. I have CFC to thank for my personal growth." - Sue M.
Without this awesome, supportive, teaching and FUN community, today would not be as special as it is to me (My One Year). I’ve struggled with mental health and addiction my entire life. Everyday is different, some much harder than others, but I can say that I am HAPPY today. I am learning more about myself each day and I am beginning to love the person I’m becoming. I’m not ashamed of my past anymore, I don’t beat myself up as much as I used to, I don’t immediately run away from my fears. I have learned that it is okay not to be okay and I can talk about the hard times now. I’ve made friendships that will last a lifetime and have had more fun without drugs or alcohol than I ever thought was possible. Thank you CFC Recovery for welcoming me with open arms and showing me that recovery is not only possible, but enjoyable.