In trying to protect their daughters from dangerous scenarios, parents unknowingly prolong the addictive behavior, hindering recovery and contributing to a recipe for disaster.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2014
After 17 years of helping men and women achieve sobriety, Clarity House Operations Director, Mike Joly, saw the need to create a recovery model specific to women ages 18 to 24. Clarity House addresses this need and is now accepting new clients.
“Young women do not receive timely and effective family intervention for substance abuse compared to young men,” Joly states. “Los Angeles is the hub of recovery for young people in the world and my years of work in this field have shown me the same common themes that keep young women from achieving sobriety as early as young men: they have too many distractions available to them, they are not willing to sit on their hands and do what needs to be done and their parents are enabling their behavior.”
Mike Joly believes that parents enable their daughters by treating them differently than sons. A parent will come to the conclusion that some form of intervention is needed immediately with a son, but they will let the problem linger to the point where it becomes dangerous when daughters are concerned. When Joly saw this problem reoccurring, he knew there should be a living home that specifically addresses the problems young female addicts face.
“Moms and dads are afraid that if they draw the hardline, their daughters will run away, be physically harmed, be raped, get pregnant,” Joly continues. “Parents are taught to keep daughters safe and that loving them more will help, when in reality love without firm boundaries hurts. Young female substance abusers take advantage of this parental nurturing tendency, causing parents to be more vulnerable to manipulation. In trying to protect their daughters from these scenarios, parents unknowingly prolong the addictive behavior, hindering recovery and contributing to a recipe for disaster. Enabling tendencies in parents are understandable, yet detrimental.”
Clarity House’s sober living home was designed to address this issue. The home offers a structured environment where young women feel safe and supported while discovering the reasons behind their substance abuse. Here distractions and influences are eliminated, allowing time to focus on building healthy relationships, taking responsibility for actions, and developing self-esteem. Clarity House has found that young people in general bond better and are motivated more in a peer-centered environment. Young women can’t identify with the housewife who has lost custody of her children, but feel in alignment with someone their own age facing the same age-specific life challenges.
To find out more about how Clarity House Sober Living can offer a struggling young woman the solution to a life free of drugs and alcohol please visit their website (http://claritysoberliving.com/) or call them at 888.357.7577.