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Last week, Daniel Regan and his mother Lynn Regan, the founders of CFC (Coming Full Circle) Loud N Clear, joined Bill Speada of New Jersey radio station NJ101.5 in the studio to talk about their fight to help New Jerseyites recover from addiction — and from addiction rehabilitation.
They tell of a journey that took them through rehab programs that focus on symptoms instead of root causes, through relaspes due to having to withdraw cold turkey in spite of treatment, through finding out that heroin isn’t considered as life-threatening as alcohol, through the gateway of marijuana use — and through a crack house door that got kicked in.
But even more important, the Regans discovered that there was no available key to locking out Dan’s former life. Thus CFC Loud N Clear was born, and they now provide navigation in, through, and out of the addiction recovery system at no cost (click here to donate). Their services range from treatment referrals to hosting sobriety-oriented social events.
In northern New Jersey, Sunrise House in Lafayette provides a special focus in providing addiction recovery services for the homeless — a third of them are substance abusers, with heroin threatening them with a higher risk of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis via needle sharing. Their 90-day treatment program includes referrals to sober living programs such as CFC Loud N Clear’s B Houses.