About Jake LeClair

About Jake LeClair


Only those who have emerged from the darkness themselves can walk back in to guide others out and into the light.

That’s what I’m here to do. The Emerge Center for Addiction Recovery is the result of my own decades-long battle with substance abuse and eventual journey from dope to hope. I spent years searching for solutions in every avenue I could think of. I went to treatment, talked with psychiatrists, tried couples counseling, attended 12-step programs. No matter what direction I went, though, every time I felt failed by the very people who were supposed to help me.

My growing sense of denial drove me deeper into drug use and further from the truth. I exhausted every possible escape route that was available. Eventually, I couldn’t differentiate the true from the false. I recognized that I was trapped in the teeth of my addiction with no way out.

Jake Le Clair

At the Edge of Chaos and Fear

One morning I woke up from yet another 3-day bender. I’d been in this position countless mornings before, but that morning I knew I couldn’t take it for one more day. The substances that once brought comfort and relief had broken me down. They left me with nothing but wreckage and confusion. I’d reached the end of my rope and was entirely out of options. 

Instead of feeling that familiar sense of being backed into a corner, though, I felt relief. There was this atmosphere of peace I hadn’t known in years. What I didn’t know then was that I reached a place of acceptance. I knew there was nothing more I could do, no direction I could turn, no scheme I could run. I was done.

Realizing the Solution

That’s the place I want to help your loved one reach. It’s the point where they realize their solution is no longer effective. They’ve tried every trick in the book but end up in the same spot time and time again. It’s an unfamiliar and uncomfortable realization to reach, but it’s also the foundation for finally escaping the cycle of addiction.

Addiction and alcoholism are complex, progressive conditions that require ongoing support to overcome. Getting my life back was left up to chance. I recognize that I was lucky to receive my moment of resignation and acceptance. 

I’ve grown to recognize in my own relationships with my family that each person plays a role in recovery. Following the same patterns places you into the same predicaments each time your child relapses. Interrupting that cycle is the only way your family can uncover the course to a new outcome.

Navigating the Course to Wellness

The Emerge Center for Addiction Recovery grew from my own experiences of navigating the way through the waters of early sobriety. Your child’s recovery doesn’t need to be left up to chance. I took my momentary gift of acceptance and developed the experiences that followed into a process that I want to share with you and your family. 

I’m here to help your loved one get sober and stay sober. We’ll uncover the things that keep your family sick and develop a path to change. Every member of the family has parts within themselves that need to heal. The Emerge Center for Addiction Recovery is to chart the course to wellness for you and your family as we support you every step of the way.

It’s time to get your loved one back to recovery and your family back to wellness. Schedule your no-fee Recovery Activation Call and we can get clear on creating your course to change today.