President Obama Grants Record-Setting Clemencies

SETTING CLEMENCIES During the last several decades, one of the largest criticisms of the American criminal justice system has been the excessive sentences handed down to nonviolent drug offenders. Many of those offenders were sentenced under draconian laws that required mandatory minimum sentences, some of which included life sentences, that were enacted during the nation’s “war on drugs”. In an effort to remedy what is seen by many as an injustice, President Obama reduced the sentences of hundreds of nonviolent drug offenders during his last week in office, which concluded with the commutation of 330 sentences on his last day […]

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 accessible to people of all ages in the United States.  Drugs like codeine and Vicodin, both derived from similar compounds as heroin and morphine, are commonly prescribed to people who are experiencing significant levels of pain.  They are extremely effective as short-term painkillers, but they also pose significant risks: one of the most important risks […]

The Death of Prince and America’s Problem with Pills

Death Of The Pop Idol Prince The recent death of the pop idol Prince has thrown the problem of prescription drug abuse into sharp relief.  Illicit substance abuse is a problem that many people are familiar with, and the use of illicit drugs has immediate and obvious consequences; however, there are many psychoactive and psychotropic medications that have legitimate medicinal uses that can also be used and abused for recreational purposes.  Prescription drugs, particularly painkillers, are an interesting and difficult issue because of these legitimate uses— many people who abuse and misuse prescription painkillers had a legitimate reason to use […]

Ethics in Action

Opportunity To Take A Family Trip Recently, some of my family and I had the opportunity to take a family trip to Charleston, South Carolina. My husband, an alumni of The Citadel, and my two youngest sons and I attended his 25th Class Reunion. Steeped in rich tradition and history, Charleston, as well as The Citadel, are amazing parts of our country’s development. As we walked around the barracks just prior to the Homecoming football game, I noticed a sign that read “Ethics in Action”. I inquired and was told that this is one the schools slogans that guide the […]

BRC Recovery Appears in Recovery Campus Magazine

Over the years at BRC Recovery My organic “introduction” to the field of treatment began in 2002, and I began working in this industry full time in 2009. Over the years at BRC Recovery I have seen the median age of our census go from individuals in their mid to late 30s to most recently individuals between the ages of 22-24. Truly, as the epidemic of addiction sweeps this nation, our clientele becomes younger and more clinically complicated. In short, our millennials are suffering and dying, and it is our responsibility to take note and for our milieu to evolve. […]

Operation Warm: Winter Wear Donation Drive Kicks-off

Operation Warm is an opportunity for us to celebrate our many blessings with loved ones and to be of service to those less fortunate. Please join BRC as we gather to give back to the community this holiday season through Operation Warm. Participation is easy! Beginning today, through December 23, 2015, BRC Recovery will be collecting new or gently used jackets, gloves, hats, scarves, blankets, and monetary donations to be distributed by BRC alumni and staff in downtown Austin on Christmas Day. Don’t miss this opportunity to share the Christmas spirit with those in need! Please contact David Hutts, Director […]

2015 BRC Alumni Reunion Recap

October 10, 2015 We are grateful to all of our alumni, family, and friends that joined us on October 10, 2015 for an unforgettable evening, full of fun and fellowship, as we celebrated recovery together with our first ever alumni group photo. If you were one of the few that unfortunately missed this jubilee here’s a quick rundown of events… Guests enjoyed mouthwatering Pappasito’s fajitas, create-your-own cupcakes by The Cupcake Bar, a mechanical bull, the infamous photobooth, a bouncy house, and face painting. Marsha Stone, CEO, gave her annual “State of the Union” address during the opening ceremony which included […]

Gloucester Police Department is Making a Difference

BRC proudly joined the Gloucester Police Department’s ANGEL Initiative Earlier this year, BRC proudly joined the Gloucester Police Department’s ANGEL Initiative. The ANGEL Initiative was designed to reduce the number of overdoses in Massachusetts by providing a person suffering from the disease of addiction an opportunity to turn over their remaining drug supply and paraphernalia without the threat of being arrested. “Gloucester Police Department highly values its relationship with BRC Recovery which we have found as an exceptional program from intake to long term treatment. We look forward to continuing our partnership with this premier program to help as many […]