BRC RECOVERY BLOG

Macklemore Joins President Obama to Discuss the Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse

President Obama has become invested in the problem With so many high-profile deaths as a result of prescription drug abuse in the news recently, it is no surprise that President Obama has become invested in the problem— after all, prescription drugs, particularly prescription painkillers, are...

A Parent’s Perspective: It’s Your Choice—You Can Get Off the Rollercoaster!

We can’t control what happens to us or around us, but we can choose how we respond. A friend who learned this lesson told me she had finally figured out she needed to get off her daughter’s addiction roller coaster. Instead of riding the coaster...

It’s Hard to Hate Up Close

My name is Marsha Stone, and I am a person in long term recovery. I am gratefully sober and serene today, but this was not always the case. For years I was in and out of rehabilitation facilities, desperately trying to arrest my illness,...

Enslaved to Drugs

…“though he came to scoff, he may remain to pray.” –Big book, pg. xxxii Recently, the Austin Stone Community Church Story Team published an article written about one of BRC Recovery’s alumnus, Alex. His story, “Enslaved to Drugs”, is one which is  heard too...

Seconds and Inches

Metro Atlanta Recovery Residence I had an opportunity recently to attend the annual MARR (Metro Atlanta Recovery Residence) banquet just outside Atlanta, Georgia. The event is for fundraising for the scholarship fund and the theme of the evening was "A Celebration of Recovery". With...

Maladacious

I have heard the terms malady, spiritual malady, internal condition, untreated alcoholism, but until recently I had never heard the word "maladacious"! Even as I type, my spellcheck doesn't recognize it. My friend, in defense of her use of the word said to me-...

Drug Relapse Help Texas Facilities in Demand

Drug Relapse Help in Austin,Texas Drug abuse is a problem that affects all levels of our society. It destroys lives (both of the user and of their loved ones), leads to criminality and leaves entire communities classed as "undesirable". However, many believe that we need...

Delusion and Alcoholism: Cunning, Baffling and Powerful

"Remember that we deal with alcohol- cunning, baffling, powerful." The Big Book, 4th edition, Chapter 5, How it Works, page 58 Chronic relapse help for her daughter I had an occasion recently to be on the phone with a distraught mother seeking chronic relapse help for...

Coming Full Circle….The Serendipity of Helping Others

  "We have been rocketed into a fourth dimension of existence..."   —The Big Book, 4th edition, Chapter 2, There Is A Solution, page 25 The longer I am in recovery, the more I am amazed at the miracles and opportunity for even greater service to others. Recently,...

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