Stick with the Winners!

Cara Sandweiss, an internationally certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADC-II), is the Clinical Program Manager for CRI-Help, Inc., the legendary drug and alcohol treatment center located in North Hollywood, California. 

Cara spearheaded the creation of CRI-Help’s dynamic team of group facilitators, integrating approaches to treatment, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention, and 12-Step Facilitation. 

A Los Angeles native, Cara first came to CRI-Help as a client, beginning her recovery from heroin addiction at CRI-Help in 2014.  She celebrated six years clean on April 11, 2020. 

Q. If you are in recovery, what was your DOC and when did you discontinue its use?
A. Heroin was my #1 priority for quite some time, including alcohol, cocaine, and pills for many years as well. My clean date is 4/11/2014.

Q. Do you believe leaders are made or born?
A. I believe leaders are made. Leadership skills are honed through personal experiences, having a clear vision, educating oneself through the teachings of other influential leaders, having a commitment to a greater purpose, and learning from failure.

Q. Who is your favorite celebrity in recovery?
A. Eminem. He recently celebrated 12 years. I admire his resilience and strength. It’s arduous to maintain sobriety when you’re in the music / entertainment business.  

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